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Fresh Faces, Fresh Thinking

Fresh faces weren’t the only thing new at this year’s show; the thinking is changing, too



Design

One-of-a-Kind Green Homes

These custom-built homes make a strong design statement while delivering a high level of energy and resource efficiency.


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Best Practices

The rule of 8, 9, 12 but never 16

Todd Hallett and I are running a LeanPlan Workout session this week in Tennessee with one of my favorite builders. In the years I have known them…

Design

One-of-a-Kind Green Homes

These custom-built homes make a strong design statement while delivering a high level of energy and resource efficiency.

Design

Design axioms of a world-class inventor

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Tony Fadell. But I would bet a very large sum of money (okay, $100) that you’ve heard of his most notable creation…

Leadership

Using strategic relationships to grow your business

A key area of business that many builders fail to master is strategic relationships. Mark Richardson offers tips for leveraging those around you to improve your business.

Editorial/Topical

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.

Leadership

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.

Editorial/Topical

Lean Building Blog: Should the National Housing Quality Award survive?

The NAHB in conjunction with Professional Builder Magazine launched the National Housing Quality Award (NHQA) in 1993 to encourage and recognize best…

Best Practices

The Lean Builder: Our future – Fairmont or Fusion

With the February edition of Professional Builder, I begin a series on the evolution of quality management. Here is a more detailed version of an…

Leadership

Latest lead paint changes represent wins for remodelers

The latest updates this summer to the Lead Paint Repair and Renovation Program rules that apply to pre-1978 homes were, all-in-all, a positive for remodelers

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