Business Management



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

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

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FALL 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

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The company also added a reversible option that gives designers a decorative fluted motif

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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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