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Blogs on Lean Design concepts and implementations for Home Builders and Remodelers



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Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Scott Sedam and I are presenting at PCBC from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 5. The program is below and you can get your tickets right now at the…

Simple makeover breathes new life into outdated design

The housing market has changed so drastically in the last few years that it can be difficult for builders to stay current with their plan…

Check out this 1,860-square-foot charmer!

Like Reese Witherspoon in a romantic comedy, this house flat out exudes charm. It’s a simple ranch that hits all the key marketing hot spots for…

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Hot elevation + Lean = Fast sales

The overriding principle of Lean Design is marketability. The winning combo is to make the home simple and efficient to build while having an…

Decorative ceilings—that’s what’s up

As I travel the country working with builders I am always on the lookout for emerging trends. There is a hot one cooking right now—decorative…

Have master tubs jumped the shark?

Sept. 20, 1977, was the day that I breathlessly awaited the conclusion of the shark-jumping episode of "Happy Days." All…

Avoid this costly mistake!

After my January 2013 article in Professional Builder, “3 Ways to Huge Profits Through Lean Design,” was published, I was thrilled to get…

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Great home plans: check out this 2,500-square-foot head turner

Today we have a ranch (or if you are on the East Coast, a rambler) to review. It is a Lean Design with a ton of amenities, and it is a beauty. I’m…

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Two great things IBS can do to help your business in 2013

It is clear that a housing recovery ground swell is underway. In 2013 we will be looking past survival and finally able to focus on business…

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The Lean design builder profile is changing

For the last several years Scott Sedam and I have been spreading the word about Lean design. Lean design is based on creating home designs that…

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