Consultants

Charles C. Shinn, Jr., PhD – Chuck has been focused on improving management standards and profitability within the home building industry for nearly 50 years. He has led management training programs across North America, helping home builders cut costs, improve operations, and increase profits. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to leading industry events and publications. In 1996, Chuck established Shinn Consulting to better serve the management and organizational needs of the home building industry. Shinn Consulting provides consulting services in general management, production, purchasing and estimating, sales and marketing, finance and accounting, technology, human resources and corporate strategy. It also provides in-house training programs, workshops, industry-specific research and analysis, and valuations and succession planning. Through Shinn Consulting, Chuck also facilitates a number of builder groups created for the pursuit of management excellence. In 2005, Builder Partnerships was created to facilitate win-win relationships between builders and manufacturers with the ultimate goal of achieving better profits for all. Chuck holds a BA in economics and an MBA and PhD in business administration.

Emma S. Shinn – Emma is an expert in managerial accounting, with the unique ability to explain accounting and financial statements so everyone can understand and master these important concepts. She is a regular speaker at management seminars and national and regional homebuilder conferences, and lends her expertise to the NAHB Business Management committee. Emma conducts an annual financial survey and analysis of over 100 companies, and works with clients to provide guidance for using financial information to make sound management decisions. She is the author of Accounting and Financial Management for Residential Construction. Emma Shinn is a CPA, with an MBA in Accounting from the College of Business Administration at American University in Washington, DC.

Ed Hauck – Ed spent 22 years with Rouse Chamberlin Homes in the Philadelphia area. He started out as the head of Purchasing and Estimating before becoming a partner. His responsibilities included purchasing, estimating, new product design and marketing, with a focus on direct construction cost control and the streamlining of processes and procedures within the organization. Ed designed and built two award-winning design centers. Under his leadership, Rouse Chamberlin Homes enjoyed industry-leading, low direct construction costs. He was active in the local HBA and president of the HBA of Bucks and Montgomery County. In 2011, Ed was voted “Builder of the Year” by his peers. Prior to Rouse Chamberlin Homes, he worked for a custom builder and Toll Brothers as a superintendent and project manager. As a consultant with Shinn Consulting, Ed is a regular speaker at management seminars and provides training, coaching and consulting to help builders around the country reduce direct construction cost, streamline operations, and guide the new product design towards efficiency and cost control.


Rick Maurer - Rick has more than 20 years of experience in the home building industry, with more than 10 years as director of purchasing. As a consultant with Shinn Consulting, Rick works to streamline purchasing processes and procedures. He has expertise in product design, costing and construction management of sales offices, design centers and community amenities. He is also a speaker at purchasing and estimating seminars.




Jim Weigel - Jim has a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado; and an MBA in Fiance from the Universtiy of Denver. As a partner of a Denver-based home builder, Jim was CFO and COO, responsible for land acquisition and development, finance, and other operations and departments including warranty and sales and marketing. During this time, revenues increased from under $5M to over $80M annually. As a senior consultant with Shinn Consulting, Jim consults on management, marketing, operations, finance, quality and valuation issues for small and large organizations, specializing in effective ownership, owner transition, and results-management systems.

Simpad – Works with state of the art software systems to create "virtual models" of community designs, as well as lot specific plans and bills of materials.