Exterior of Texas vacation ranch

Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings, lightening up a Texas ranch

Shake shacks was built by hybrid architecture in seattle and featured on Custom Builder

The Shake Shacks’ inverted floor plan maximizes light and air, with rooftop decks providing protected outdoor living space.

In a densely populated Seattle neighbor­hood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks

Factory-built custom home in Santa Monica, Calif.

This custom 5,400- square-foot single-family spec home in Santa Monica, Calif., designed by the late Ray Kappe, uses the patented Plant Building System. Plant Prefab modules ship with flooring, tile, millwork, fixtures, and appliances in place, saving months of costly on-site finish work (Photo: Courtesy Plant Prefab).

Steve Glenn and Plant Prefab work their way into the future — at their own pace with a hybrid system using factory-built modules and panels to construct custom homes.

Group shot of Tongue & Groove employees

Tongue & Groove designs are not about reinforcing the status quo but finding unique solutions for clients that enable them to live life to the fullest. 

NAHB's Custom Builder of the Year (2020) talks about his design/build process

Colorado custom home with custom painted window on fiber cement exterior

Custom-painted window trim in bright yellow adds a sunny pop of color to the chic gray fiber-cement exterior and corrugated steel roof of one of the Creede, Colo., homes designed and built by Caldera Design Build (Photo: Charles Davis Smith, FAIA).

Design/build allows firms to guide clients toward smart design decisions, while anticipating construction challenges

Integrated WRB sheathing panels

Integrated WRB sheathing panels help keep water out and can be easily applied on walls and sloped roofs.

Integrated Continuous Insulation’s Role in the Ever-Changing Construction Landscape

Gloved hand holding urine sample cap for marijuana testing

Photo: Irina Shatilova - stock.adobe.com

Builders need skilled labor, but should their workplace policy drop zero tolerance for cannabis and risk taking on more liability?

Library wall

Photos: TG Image

See the creative solution for keeping his and her home offices separate and private

His master closet with fireplace designed by Yelena Gerts

Photos: MarCo Ricca

Yelena Gerts creates a his closet with the vibe of a Rodeo Drive upscale men's clothing boutique


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