Management

A compilation of Custom Builder's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on management for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.



MId-Century_Modern_House_Exterior

Meadolark Design + Build's work runs the gamut of styles. This design pays homage to the mid-century modern home originally on the site (Photo: John Carlson at Carlson Productions).

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A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

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Make sure your new sustainable project receives a fair valuation

Exterior, dusk, of hillside home in Phoenix, Ariz. by Cullum Homes

This hillside house in Phoenix built by Cullum Homes at The Estates at Paradise Reserve won Custom Home of the Year from the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona. Cullum also built the adjacent subdivision, The Village at Paradise Reserve, using a new model of unitized pricing to build out both. Photo: NCKX Photography

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Two custom builders seek to improve margins: one by unitizing pricing relationships with trades, the other by pursuing a coveted homebuyer group

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Environs infill Chicago home

Many of Architect Ken Brinkman's infill homes have the older characteristics of Chicago's old, stately neighborhoods with modern interiors (Photos: Herbie Rooprai).

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Business smarts and old-meets-new design have helped Environs Development carve itself a niche with stately infill homes in Chicagoland

Jim Murphy
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Guaranteed maximum price contracts require a true team effort and an open-book policy

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

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

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The health of your business, not market conditions, must improve if you want to be more successful.

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You don’t have to be a big builder to have an advisory board.

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FALL 2018

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A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

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