Photo: DaVinci Roofscapes

National color expert Kate Smith, president of Sensational Color, predicts that 2014 will be the year of “quiet elegance” for roofing colors across America. 

Oakhurst 432 is a five-story condominium building with a warm, contemporary design that combines vertical setbacks and horizontal, linear elements. Photos: Etco Homes 

Oakhurst 432 is filling a void in Beverly Hills, Calif., with new for-sale condominiums for the top of the luxury market. 
The Chateau Qu’Appelle by True North Log Homes packs high-tech environmental features and rich detailing into an efficient, 1,735-square-foot plan. 

Patric Horn and Leslie Horn, brother and sister, and founders of Three Squared Inc. Photo: Three Squared

With help from Frank Lloyd Wright’s grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright, Three Squared hopes to show the world that shipping-container houses can be both practical and beautiful.

Photo courtesy of Taylor Morrison

Six floor plans will debut at the grand opening of master-planned golf community Castle Pines Village on April 26 and 27.
The builder will offer SunPower solar power systems at no additional cost with the purchase of a to-be-built home through April 30.
Ten winners were selected in four categories recognizing outstanding design
The LEED for Homes Awards recognize projects, developers, and homebuilders that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in residential green building.

Photo credit: APA - The Engineered Wood Association

APA - The Engineered Wood Association introduces the third article in its Builder Tips series of publications.

Image courtesy of RSI Homes

The builder’s strategic focus will be on small and large infill opportunities in Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire.
Industry-leading speakers will guide builders through six sessions on how to compete and succeed as the housing market begins to recover.


INSIDE Show Village 2014 - Episode 1
INSIDE Show Village 2014 - Episode 2
LP Smartside - Show Village 2014
INSIDE Show Village 2014 - Episode 1
This year we take a look at Show Village at the International Builders Show from the builders perspective and what they take away from this event every year.

March 2014

This Month in Professional Builder


For all of its fiberglass doors, Jeld-Wen now incorporates Neopor, an exclusive technology from BASF that has advantages over the industry-standard urethane core.


Trade-specific occupations represent 64 percent of all jobs in the residential construction industry, and carpenters represent almost half of those construction jobs.