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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. 

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The Exit Challenge: The Sole Owner's Transition

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


Strength in Numbers

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


New England Know-How

Caleb Johnson masters designing and building


Portfolio Building

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.


A Think Tank for Builders

When Heather Dosch joined a Builder 20 Club during spring 2012, she and her husband, Kevin, were in the midst of transitioning their company, John F…


How To Be A Better Customer

Building material suppliers say collaborative builders are their favorite clients.


Josh Wynne Construction: The Wynne-Win Way to Building and Design

If you believe that a custom-built home should speak the local language, then on the Central Florida Coast, that new construction would express a…


Farinelli Construction: The Concierge Builder

Nineteen in-house carpenters enable Farinelli Construction to satisfy central Pennsylvania's desire for handcrafted home building.


Building It Like Production

Steve Neary was at a crossroads of sorts when the recession started. The president and owner of Copperleaf Homes could continue building a dozen or…


Custom Home Building: Getting What You Pay For And More

Marnie Oursler has two full-time employees and an incentive compensation plan structured so that meeting the schedule is the primary driver. Her…

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