Category: <span>Sable in the News</span>

John Bitely examines the struggles and successes of working in rural communities to construct high-density housing

In the Greenville Daily News’ fourth segment of its Focus on Housing series, published April 11, Sable Homes President John Bitely details the affordable housing issues facing rural West Michigan communities. Speaking at the United Way Community Leadership Conference on March 18 at Belding High School, Bitely shared his thoughts on the issue he said […]

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John Bitely featured guest speaker at United Way Community Leadership Conference on Affordable Housing

As guest speaker at the United Way Community Leadership Conference on Friday, March 18, Sable Homes President John Bitely addressed the need for affordable housing in West Michigan. “Many of us have forgotten what 2006 was like,” said Bitely as reported by the Greenville Daily News. “Greenville, Eureka Township, instantly, overnight, that housing market was […]

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Sable Homes and Leighton Township Fire Department Collaborate on Emergency Training Exercise at Paris Ridge Estates in Caledonia

Paris Ridge Estates located in Leighton Township, south of 108th Street and west of Second Street, is currently home to over 130 families and when completed will have nearly 200 single family homes. As more families move into the community, which is in the desirable Caledonia Community School District, Sable Homes and the Leighton Township […]

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John Bitely to GRBJ: Why rental prices in West Michigan will continue to increase in 2022

John Bitely, president of Sable Homes, doesn’t foresee any signs of the increase in rental prices stabilizing or declining in West Michigan in 2022. “I currently don’t see any end to the increase in the rental rates for West Michigan,” he said in an interview with the Grand Rapids Business Journal. “The main reason is […]

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Karin Kay talks River Hills pilot program in Newaygo in Grand Rapids Chamber’s Back to Business podcast

Sable Homes Sales Manager Karin Kay recently sat down with the Grand Rapids Chamber’s Back to Business podcast host Connor Smithee, and Josh Lunger, senior director of government affairs, to discuss the need for more affordable housing in West Michigan. “At Sable Homes, we pride ourselves on being able to provide workforce housing or that […]

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WZZM talks with Karin Kay about labor, materials shortages heading into fall

While the home building industry is seeing a slight ease in lumber shortage heading into the fall, there are still many labor challenges and shortages in other materials affecting new builds. WZZM interviewed Sable Homes Sales Manager Karin Kay about these continued challenges in the housing industry. “We had high hopes in 2021 that our […]

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Sable Homes President John Bitely named GRBJ’s 200 Most Powerful Business Leaders in West Michigan

For the third year in a row, Sable Homes President John Bitely has been named one of Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 200 Most Powerful Business Leaders in West Michigan. Bitely, who founded Sable Developing Inc. in 1996, will be recognized as one of West Michigan’s most powerful business executives in GRBJ’s annual fall magazine, Grand […]

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In 30 years of business, John Bitley tells Business Insider he’s never seen such a demand

Many companies are still struggling to keep up with backlogs of home improvement projects and new home construction due to the limited availability of materials, as well as laborers, caused by the pandemic. John Bitely, the president of Sable Homes, told Business Insider that in 30 years of business he’s never seen such demand. “We […]

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Business Insider talks with Sable Homes’ John Bitely about the consumer goods shortage

Business Insider called upon Sable Homes President John Bitely for his expertise in the home building industry to share how consumer goods shortages are affecting home prices. Many home-improvement goods including lumber, appliances, paint, and fertilizer are getting more expensive as companies continue to announce price hikes to combat shortages and rising shipping costs. Price […]

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