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Custom Home Building Gets Good News

New data from NAHB shows that while much of the market is in contraction, custom home building continues to gain strength 

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CB March 2012

Vacation Homes | Mark Richardson on The Power of Three | Closing Strategies

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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…

Marketing & Sales

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…


Lean Building Blog: Some of my best friends are architects and engineers — really!

They say a writer never “makes it” until he gets hate mail. In at least four blog posts this year, I have expressed my frustrations with architects…

Best Practices

Lean Building Blog: What to read on Lean

Today, a sharp young guy named Ryan wrote to me after seeing a Keynote Presentation I did at the recent BuilderExchange meeting in Las Vegas. Two-…


Lean Building Blog: Who has the edge on innovation?

Last fall the president of one of America’s “Top 10” builders who I have known for years corralled me at a conference. Because I travel this industry…

Best Practices

Lean Design Blog: One small item that can save you $100 per house

I catch myself from time to time spending money on things that I just don’t need to.  Whether it’s the cool action video I think I will watch after…

Best Practices

Grand getaways: two larger-than-life custom vacation homes

These vacation homes are anything but the stereotypical beach shack or cabin in the woods.


Lean Design Blog: Elevations – what's in a name?

Why bother naming your houses? It would be a whole lot easier and more efficient to identify your homes by their square footage. It could be argued…


PulteGroup partners with Fiberweb to use TYPAR Weather Protection Sysetm exclusively

Fiberweb announced the signing of an exclusive multi-year contract with PulteGroup Inc., one of the top home builders in the United States.

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