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Natural Beauties

Beyond the Business Card

Mark Richardson: Chess Moves

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Mark Richardson: Chess Moves

Today’s great business leaders are masters of thinking several moves ahead. 


Custom Homes: Natural Beauties

Site characteristics shaped the design of these two houses, which have spectacular views of water, hills, and valleys from every room.

Marketing & Sales

Home Builder Marketing: Beyond the Business Card

Word of mouth will always be the holy grail of marketing, but custom home builders can do more to find prospects than just wait for past clients to pass their business card.

Flooring & Tile

Armstrong Alterna Engineered Stone

Armstrong offers these crushed limestone-composite tiles as an alternative to natural stone and ceramic tile.


LED Omni A19

This LED bulb is designed to produce energy savings in retrofits for 60-watt A19 incandescent or typical 13w to 15w spiral-shape compact-fluorescent medium base lamps.


This self-contained free exit system for solar powered gates limits the amount of electric current needed for operation.

Cabinets, Countertops & Hardware

Danver Parapan Acrylic Door and Drawer Fronts

Designed for use in outdoor kitchens, these new acrylic door and drawer fronts from Danver are nonporous, UV-stable, waterproof, and easy to clean.


WAC Lighting Huntington Pendant

The newest edition to WAC Lighting’s Early Electric Collection, this LED luminaire is ideal for Arts and Crafts-styled interiors.


CertainTeed R20 Sustainable Insulation

CertainTeed is adding this new fiberglass insulation to its family of high-performance products to meet 2012 IECC requirements that wood-frame walls have at least an R20 thermal performance.


EasyHeat FGS and FG Thermostats

These dual-voltage programmable (FGS) and non-programmable (FG) thermostats are engineered to offer precise control of floor temperature via floor warming mats or cables.

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