Five Key Spokes of the Business Bike Wheel
Much like a bike wheel depends on its spokes to work effectively, a business depends on its various departments to find success in the market.
Top Problems Faced by Builders in 2022
Chief among the concerns was the price and availability of builder materials, though the impact of waning consumer confidence also grew
Stretching the Budget to Meet the Massachusetts Stretch Code
We take a look at Massachusetts' Stretch Code and how it's affecting design and construction on The House That Blues Built
84 Lumber Founder Joseph A. Hardy Passes Away at 100
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of 84 Lumber founder Joseph A. Hardy, who passed on Saturday, January 7, his 100th birthday.
Syncing Great Client Expectations
Custom home builders share how managing client expectations can eliminate drama and create a better customer experience
Custom Builders Branching Out
Two custom builders seek to improve margins: one by unitizing pricing relationships with trades, the other by pursuing a coveted homebuyer group
Foreign buyers are playing a significant role in new-home sales and understanding the international nuances of negotiating can help close a deal
The Challenges Of Building Custom On Remote Sites
Building custom homes in out-of-the-way locations poses many challenges, not the least of which is septic
Custom Clients Opt For Smaller, Smarter Homes
Thoughtfully designed, scaled-down homes are more sustainable, enabling clients to live well with less
Diplomacy Goes A Long Way With Infill
Custom infill projects require architects and builders to play nice with neighbors and planning officials
Do Custom Home Builders Need Social Media Skills?
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: Do custom builders need any of it? A web maven offers advice
How Builders Can Avoid Difficult Clients
Custom home builders share the red flags they look for when screening clients and deciding whether to keep them or let them go
Sale Strategies for Custom Builders
Thinking like a buyer, positioning your company as a trusted advisor, and setting boundaries are ways to improve selling skills and protect your profit
The Exit Challenge: The Partners' Transition
Two high school buddies and business partners share how they found a successor and an exit strategy for their home building/remodeling company.