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A preconstruction process that convinces potential clients to pay for estimating is less about contract language and more about beginning a relationship

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Following his interests led The Construction Zone's Andy Byrnes to make his mark on the Arizona desert with projects others might avoid

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A kitchen display at the Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath showroom in Ashland, Va. “It’s amazing how many details there are in kitchen design,” owner Jennifer Gilmer says. “When a builder is involved in our meetings, he’s much more knowledgeable about design and installation nuances.”

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Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

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A city builder tackles affordability and environmental concerns

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Four experts explain how paying attention to cash flow can help keep builders from robbing Peter to pay Paul

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We ask custom builders: If you could redo your first house or revisit the first years of running your business, what would you do differently?

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Use these tips to increase margins in 2019

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Custom home builders talk about what they do on the front end of a project to achieve better margins

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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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Custom home builders share how managing client expectations can eliminate drama and create a better customer experience

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SUMMER 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

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Union is an industrial-inspired bath fittings collection from the UK-based brand Crosswater London

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Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

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