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Case Studies

Various case studies on Residential Projects, and Products in the Residential Remodeling and Building industry.

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New Pandemic Task Force to Enhance Building Safety

A soon-to-be-appointed Pandemic Task Force seeks to strengthen the built environment in the face of disease-related threats

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Micro-fluency: Sí se puede!

Working at my second office yesterday (Starbucks), two latino twenty-somethings and their language choices caught my attention.   They were…


4 tips for the coming labor crunch

A CNN Money article this week elaborated on what many construction firms already know: good labor is now hard to find.  Some find this news…


How to use information to become indispensable

This thing will change your life.   It may appear to be another timemarking commodity.  It’s not.   This clock not only…


Socialize this

There’s a new business buzzword spreading like Strep Throat. I’m betting it’s still in the early adoption phase, but these viral epidemics (pandemics…

Marketing & Sales

Great home plans: check out this 2,500-square-foot head turner

Today we have a ranch (or if you are on the East Coast, a rambler) to review. It is a Lean Design with a ton of amenities, and it is a beauty. I’m…

Best Practices

The design side - Kicking it up a notch

Come January 2013, we’re taking HousingZone’s already stellar coverage of residential design to a new level. Look for weekly blog posts from yours…


Retirement redefined: Custom-built homes for aging in place

These custom homes were designed for retirement, but their owners are at very different stages. Here’s how they were planned for aging in place.


CB Jan 2012

5 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Clients | Custom Homes for Everyday Living


CB March 2012

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

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.

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