The upper courtyard and garden of Quarry House, protected from Connecticut seacoast winds, offer an imtimate place to sit, says architect John Tittmann. The home, which sits on a granite ledge, was built by Brian Maresca of Guilford, Conn. Photo: Robert Benson Photography

Building a foundation on a challenging site takes planning, patience, and a collaborative attitude

San Francisco architect Jonathan Feldman designed this 800-square-foot cottage on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for a couple and their three children. The expansive deck is used as an outdoor living room. Jack Gray was the builder. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography

Thoughtfully designed, scaled-down homes are more sustainable, enabling clients to live well with less

Image Courtesy of Flaticon.com

Thinking like a buyer, positioning your company as a trusted advisor, and setting boundaries are ways to improve selling skills and protect your profit

A meditation room designed by Landry Design Group, Los Angeles (Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer).

See how two builders and an architect executed their visions for wine rooms, a basement spa, and a children's bunk/craft room with access hidden behind a swing-away bookcase.

The road to becoming a successful green builder starts with planning

Seaside house with louver system

Photos: Bate Masi Architects

A louver solution for this seaside home provided privacy and natural ventilation.

Nie Homes, Prairie Style modernism

Nies Homes has ventured into contemporary design via Prairie Style modernism. (Photos: Shane Organ).

A Wichita family builder beats succession-planning odds and channels the signature modern style in the Midwest for a new generation.

Rustic French kitchen in home designed by Barnes Vanze Architects, Washington, D.C., and built by Jim Gibson Builders, Washington, D.C. Photo: Anice Hoachlander

Cabinetry alone can send a budget spiraling out of control. Make sure clients understand their options and what they cost.

Michigan Lake House in Holland, Mich., designed by the Landry Design Group, Los Angeles, and built by Mike Schaap Builders, Holland, Mich. Photo: Erhard Pfeiffer

Three Platinum winners from the 2016 Best in American Living Awards show how custom is done

Crane Island Retreat

Photos by Susan Gilmore

Check out the nifty way modern is blended with the stone hearth fireplace in a 1910 lakeside cottage

Cousins River by G*O Logic

Cousins River, a modestly sized home on the Maine seacoast by G•O Logic, was designed to passive standards. Wide expanses of south-facing windows allow a concrete floor to be thoroughly warmed by the winter sun (Photos by Trent Bell).

G•O Logic's passion for energy-efficient building has secured a niche for the firm

Videos

Mark Richardson, CR on New Partnership with Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder

Case Design Remodeling co-chairman Mark Richardson recently joined Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder magazines as a columnist. Richardson takes a moment to describe the partnership and a vision for the residential construction industry.

Selling Strategies

Mark Richardson on sales strategies in today's environment.

Submitted Video: Habitat For Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 2 - Meeting Energy Star 3.0

Tapco Group's Kelly Warren discusses Energy Star 3.0 with the lead contractor for one of Habitat for Humanity's Builder Blitz 2012 homes. Habitat's annual Builders Blitz has a goal of building 200 homes in one week.

Submitted Video: Habitat For Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Gideon Pointe Neighborhood

Tapco Group's Kelly Warren talks with Bob Calhoun, executive director of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, about the 40-home Gideon Pointe neighborhood under construction by Habitat for Humanity in Wilmington, N.C.

January 2017

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

The Classic series of 36-inch single oven professional ranges from Verona now comes in a light blue color. 

Features

See how two builders and an architect executed their visions for wine rooms, a basement spa, and a children's bunk/craft room with access hidden behind a swing-away bookcase.

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