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A Case for Compact Duct Layouts

Conventional duct layouts place HVAC supply registers near exterior walls because those locations used to make sense: Homes of the past were poorly…

Fresh Faces, Fresh Thinking

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


Would You Invest in Your Business?

A brief guide to Gauging Your Business’ Value

Case Studies

Pushing Performance

Energy Auditor and sustainability Expert Drew Smith provides insight into the purpose, process, and price of home performance testing and consulting


Websites Done Right

3 essentials for an effective custom builder website that engages prospects and generates leads

Q & A

Q+A: Cultivating Creativity

Minnesota-based Otagawa-Anschel Design, Build and Architecture is known for its unique building and design elements, which harken back to the creativity of its owner/principal, Michael Anschel


Building Together

After four decades of marriage, Sherry and Ed Binkley continue to find success working, building, and adventuring together

Design Spotlight

Out-of-the-Ordinary Pools

These resort-style pools push the boundaries of outdoor living

Design Details

Viewing Potential

This hillside custom home offers 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina


Net Zero and Beyond

Different roads to energy and resource independence