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.
Lean Builder Blog: Do operations still matter on the West Coast?
I have spoken at PCBC, the big West Coast building conference most of the past 15 years and I always enjoy it. The event has been very well-run,…
Lean Design Blog: Okay, okay, I guess second floor laundries are just kind of stupid
The title of this blog is tongue in cheek (or maybe foot in mouth) as a follow up to a blog I wrote a while back titled, "Second Floor Laundries are…
Lean Building Blog: How to get ahead in home building by really trying
My son Tyler (second of 4 children), age 29, is taking a new position with a homebuilder after having two good building industry jobs in the past,…
14 ways to maximize profits
To be more profitable, custom builders must focus on efficiency and cost savings, while looking for opportunities to publicize their work and expertise.
Mark Richardson: Coping with unpredictability
When things are unpredictable, our very basic levels of confidence and conviction are diminished. Mark Richardson offers proven ways to deal with the uncertainties in today’s business environment.
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Lean Building Blog: What Lean isn’t
During an orientation recently with a room full of suppliers and trades for one of our “LeanPlan Workout” implementations, I was interrupted by a…
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Lean Design Blog: Authentic elevations and the salesperson’s story
I had the pleasure of meeting and having dinner with Charlie Scott the other night. Charlie owns a very successful national consulting firm called…