Business Management



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The family room off the kitchen in Rotell(e) Studio(e)’s Augusta-Cape Cod offers open-plan living for multigenerational households (Photo: Courtesy Rotell(e) Studio(e)).

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Rotelle Development gets its brand out there by positioning staff as a resource

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The Lisa ranch is a model home Compo Builders uses to show prospective clients currently available home technology that can be controlled without a wired or centralized system (Photos: Courtesy of Compo Builders)

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Compo Builders uses a model home as a smart tech showroom

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Photo: Jelena/Stock.adobe.com

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Meeting in person is key to custom builders’ client relationships, but using virtual meeting tools during the pandemic has Its benefits

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Large triple-pane windows on the south side of this net-zero certified Passive House in Halifax allow for lake views and maximum sun for heating. On the north, street-facing side, fewer and smaller windows make the home more efficient (Photos: Elemental Photography).

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There's nothing passive about Natalie Leonard's drive to build sustainable affordable Passive homes

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

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Valuable insights Architect Robert Hidey gleaned over decades of residential design experience

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Michael Lehrer, FAIA

President

Lehrer Architects

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Architect Michael Lehrer on great windows, hand-built models, and builders with high emotional intelligence

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Photos courtesy of Green Gables Design & Restoration

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"You never want to get to the next phase and realize somebody's not happy."


 

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Allowing employees to be 100% "off" when they're not at work helps ensure that they're bringing full effort to their jobs.

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Research across a number of professions has shown time and again that productivity and accuracy decrease when employees aren’t given sufficient time off to recharge.

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Graphics: Puresolution/Stock.adobe.com

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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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Make sure your new sustainable project receives a fair valuation

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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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SPRING 2021

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Benjamin Obdyke has expanded its line of flashing with the addition of a liquid-applied product

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This floating staircase elevates an already grand entrance hall in more ways than one.

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