DENVER, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The HomeSphere builder community now can access the world's top PEX plumbing systems for heating, cooling and drinking water delivery through a new partnership with Uponor, the best-in-class manufacturer of flexible, durable and cost-effective PEX tubing and provider of ProPEX® expansion fittings for use in new construction applications.
Uponor joins 80-plus preferred building product manufacturer brands that rely on HomeSphere's exclusive rebate program and lead generation services to increase market share among local builders. Through the new partnership, builders using HomeSphere's platform gain access to rebates on Uponor's signature PEX plumbing products, which are designed to conserve energy and water, reduce heating and cooling costs, support sustainable building practices and provide superior performance.
"For more than 40 years, Uponor has delivered PEX piping systems that are both reliable and high performance," said Uponor National Builder Sales Manager Carl Hines. "By joining HomeSphere's network, we can make more of our country's local builders aware of our safe, comfortable and energy-efficient products that enrich their customers' lives."
HomeSphere's mission is two-fold: to provide builders with access to exclusive rebate opportunities formerly available only to the largest national homebuilders, and to offer manufacturers' sales teams unique targeted lead development strategies to reach local builders who, as a category, are constructing 75 percent of today's new homes.
"Our builders know that the name Uponor equals excellence," said HomeSphere Vice President of Business Development Chris Toth. "HomeSphere's exclusive access to rebates on Uponor PEX and ProPEX plumbing systems allows builders to offer superior products at lower costs while increasing energy efficiency and comfort for homeowners."
HomeSphere is the homebuilding industry's first and only B2B digital lead generation and customer retention platform connecting a digital community of local homebuilders and national building product manufacturers, including 55 building product manufacturers representing 80 brands, and nearly 1,900 local and regional homebuilders. Leveraging exclusive, actionable market intelligence and access to sought-after relationships, HomeSphere's solutions deliver ultra-targeted business opportunities with more profit potential. For more information, visit homesphere.com.
About Uponor Inc.
Uponor Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping and pre-insulated piping systems for residential and commercial applications. In 2016, Uponor partnered with Belkin International to form Phyn, a new intelligent water company to revolutionize the way consumers interact with water and help solve major challenges facing the global water supply. Additionally, the company added an $18 million manufacturing annex to its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn. Recognized for best-in-class manufacturing, sustainability, energy efficiency, safety, business growth, economic development, workplace giving and a top workplace, Uponor employs more than 700 people in North America and about 3,700 worldwide.
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