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Advice from industry experts for how to run your business, based on the real-world experience of your peers.

Custom Builder to Talk Color Design with Becki Owens at IBS

At this year's IBS, renowned designer Becki Owens will sit down with host James McClister, editor of Custom Builder, to discuss a variety of topics from basic color play in design to the Allura Spectrum palette, a collection of Sherwin-Williams colors curated for the benefit of pros

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Start With the Why: Fundamentals of the Custom Builder Business

In our inaugural episode of Taking Care of Business, host and custom builder Duane Johns sits down with Scott Beebe, head coach and founder of My Business on Purpose, to talk vision, purpose, mission, values, and more


Why AI Is Now Key to Our Trade Partner Strategy

Thompson Custom Homes Business Manager Erin Day explains how AI became a crucial part of building and maintaining successful trade partner relationships


Defining Outdoor Living in 2024

Residential experts weigh in on outdoor living trends in new report


Thriving in 2024: Tips for Succeeding in an Uncertain Environment

Author and sales expert Mark Richardson shares his insights on the industry and how to rethink your approach to success in the new year


Taking Advantage of Incentives Through Weatherization

Industry insider Kristen Lewis walks us through the basics and benefits of weatherization


November Data: Custom Architects Weigh In, New Construction Trends, Contractor Confidence, and Material Price Changes

We've collected highlights from a number of data reports published throughout the industry in November


Choosing Humanism, History, and Beauty Over Modernism

Celebrated architect Laurence Booth, whose career spans half a century, shares insights on modernism's flaws, the characteristics of beauty, his design process, and more

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Building Relationships, Building a Business

Custom builder and Pro Builder Forty Under 40 awardee Chris Adams built his business from the ground up by first, and most importantly, building relationships


Finding the Intersection of Architecture, Design, and Film

In celebration of the 15th annual Architecture & Design Film Festival, we recently sat down with its director, Kyle Bergman, to learn a little bit more about how and where architecture, design, and film come together


Expanded Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Homes Will Benefit 'Eligible Contractors'

IRS guidance on the expanded 45L tax credit for energy efficient homes includes new opportunities for contractors 

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