Richard Berry entryway/staircase

Photo: Courtesy of Richard Berry

Three perspectives regarding how to treat entryways and focal points.

Business Growth

The more you understand what is the ideal growth rate for your business, the more you can plan and focus on executing.

Jeff Wynne

Josh Wynne, owner and founder

Building Florida homes that work with nature reduces the burden of living in them.

Sea Cliff Cottage

Because Sea Cliff Cottage is located along the coast in La Jolla, Calif., builder Ryan Hill chose treated wood exterior trim boards from WindsorOne that are highly resistant to rot, insects, mold and moisture. The river-rcck wall echoes the main residence, Sea Cliff (Photo: Larny Mack Photography).

These coastal homes are the perfect balance of beauty and durability

Don Farinelli

Don Farinelli, owner and founder

Nineteen in-house carpenters enable Farinelli Construction to satisfy central Pennsylvania's desire for handcrafted home building.

Jeff Santerre

Jeff Santerre, co-owner and founder

Seattle-based builder is comprehensive about communicating and salvaging material from tear downs long before green was fashionable

Design/Build graphic

Some Design/Build business models are more a product of evolution than what is best.

Front porch and Craftsman-style detail on a custom house built by Hartman Homes, Hudson, Wis.

Illustration of smart home technology being controlled by a tablet

The mix of protocols, compatibility, vertical versus hub systems, and picking a technology partner is daunting, but some builders are navigating their way through the automation maze

Summit Haus by Park City Design + Build

Constructed on a lot previously deemed unbuildable, this Park City, Utah, home features an exterior that is a hot-rolled steel rainscreen system developed by Park City Design + Build. “It weathers naturally; you don’t have to do anything to it,” says architect/builder/homeowner Chris Price (photo by Douglas Burke).

Three design/build firms describe how they crafted stunning custom homes on lots with steep slopes.

The pendulum has swung too far from personal contact and communication.


Building Science - LP SmartSide Episode One
Submitted Video: Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Gideon Pointe neighborhood
Submitted Video: Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Summit County, Ohio Projects
Building Science - LP SmartSide Episode One

May 2015

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The weather-tight PVC system VersaWrap by Versatex is now available in new sizes.


Three perspectives regarding how to treat entryways and focal points.

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