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HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge Announces Forthcoming Resignation

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge has said that she intends to leave office later this month


Custom Builder to Talk Color Design with Becki Owens at IBS

At this year's IBS, renowned designer Becki Owens will sit down with host James McClister, editor of Custom Builder, to discuss a variety of topics from basic color play in design to the Allura Spectrum palette, a collection of Sherwin-Williams colors curated for the benefit of pros

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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…


Custom Home Building: World Class Team

As we begin to see more opportunities for growth, the focus of many businesses is changing. During the recession, businesses survived by being…


Custom Home Building: Keep Their Dream House From Becoming Your Nightmare

Builders share their strategies for keeping hold of the reins on their custom home projects.


Custom Home Building Accounting: To Deduct or Capitalize?

A recent Tax Court case highlights steps custom builders can take to get better deductions for some of their indirect costs.


Weiss Building & Development rebrands to Evolutionary Home Builders

Chicago-based homebuilder Weiss Building & Development is rebranding and changing its name to Evolutionary Home Builders. The company built the…


Custom Builders on the Move

Three companies discuss the importance of instituting design studios, cultivating relationships, and offering quality work.

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