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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: Do custom builders need any of it? A web maven offers advice

Builder getting hammered by a customer

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Custom home builders share the red flags they look for when screening clients and deciding whether to keep them or let them go

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Thinking like a buyer, positioning your company as a trusted advisor, and setting boundaries are ways to improve selling skills and protect your profit

S+H Construction senior managment

Sarah Lawson (center) S+H Construction's former project manager and now new owner with company founders Alex Slive (left) and Doug Hanna.

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Two high school buddies and business partners share how they found a successor and an exit strategy for their home building/remodeling company.

Hammerwell's Sunset home

This 6,400-square-foot Hammerwell home in Boulder, Colo., was designed by Boulder firm HMH Architecture + Interiors and features a solar thermal system capable of producing 150,000 Btu per hour, providing heat for the home as well as hot water for the current spa and a future pool (Photo: David Lauer Photography).

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The owner of a home building company with no heirs interested in taking the reins shares how he groomed a successor to continue his legacy

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Buyer co-ops are trying to do more than just find rebates for home builders.

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Caleb Johnson masters designing and building

Krause Music Store

The Krause Music store, a national landmark and one of the last buildings designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan in 1922, was renovated by Goldberg General Contracting (Photo: Hedrich Blessing Photographers).

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Side jobs that started as busy work during slow times or a new niche with growth potential can broaden a custom home builder's portfolio.

The Highenders, one of 31 groups in the NAHB’s Builder 20 program, gathered in Washington, D.C., for an October networking meeting with builders from five other Builder 20 clubs and presented their best practices and processes for managing contract to warranty issues.

 
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Builder 20 Club members laud their network as a deep resource for best practices, wisdom, and camaraderie.

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Building material suppliers say collaborative builders are their favorite clients.

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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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