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Selections Strategy

Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

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Light Touch

Understanding these basics will help you create better lighting transitions

Business

Time-Machine Lessons

We ask custom builders: If you could redo your first house or revisit the first years of running your business, what would you do differently?

Leadership

Devil in the Details

In the fall of 2018, I had the privilege of taking a day to tour two very special companies while I was visiting Copenhagen, and the level of craft…

Leadership

Guest Columnist: Boost the Efficiency of Your Building Process

Valuable insights Architect Robert Hidey gleaned over decades of residential design experience

Backstory

Backstory: Green Gables Opens Up Every Aspect of its Design/Build Process to Clients

"You never want to get to the next phase and realize somebody's not happy."

 

Business

Strategies for Maximizing Profit

Custom home builders talk about what they do on the front end of a project to achieve better margins

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Landscape Adds Value

On designing a great outdoor program and making sure it gets built

Architecture

Design Details: Feel The Burn

San Diego designer/builder Rob Wells creates the Gnar (short for gnarly) House that breaks some rules

Business

Custom Builders Branching Out

Two custom builders seek to improve margins: one by unitizing pricing relationships with trades, the other by pursuing a coveted homebuyer group

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