Shake shacks was built by hybrid architecture in seattle and featured on Custom Builder

The Shake Shacks’ inverted floor plan maximizes light and air, with rooftop decks providing protected outdoor living space (Photo: Alex Herbig).

September 14, 2021

In a densely populated Seattle neighbor­hood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks

Colorado custom home with custom painted window on fiber cement exterior

Custom-painted window trim in bright yellow adds a sunny pop of color to the chic gray fiber-cement exterior and corrugated steel roof of one of the Creede, Colo., homes designed and built by Caldera Design Build (Photo: Charles Davis Smith, FAIA).

September 13, 2021

Design/build allows firms to guide clients toward smart design decisions, while anticipating construction challenges

Integrated WRB sheathing panels

Integrated WRB sheathing panels help keep water out and can be easily applied on walls and sloped roofs.

September 02, 2021

Integrated Continuous Insulation’s Role in the Ever-Changing Construction Landscape

Gloved hand holding urine sample cap for marijuana testing

Photo: Irina Shatilova -

June 11, 2021

Builders need skilled labor, but should their workplace policy drop zero tolerance for cannabis and risk taking on more liability?

Library wall

Photos: TG Image

June 10, 2021

See the creative solution for keeping his and her home offices separate and private

His master closet with fireplace designed by Yelena Gerts

Photos: MarCo Ricca

June 10, 2021

Yelena Gerts creates a his closet with the vibe of a Rodeo Drive upscale men's clothing boutique

Photos: Mark Boisclair Photography

June 10, 2021

Angelica Henry designs for his and her closets that accommodate and show off  the clients' wardrobes and favorites

Exterior of Alma Home

Photo:  Spacecrafting Photography

June 10, 2021

While construction was not in her blood, education and planning lead to success for this Minnesota custom builder


This Month in Custom Builder


Sales leader and author Mark Richardson shares his advice for how custom builders, and leaders throughout residential construction, can improve the effectiveness of thier staff meetings

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