Photo credit: APA-The Engineered Wood Association

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

Professional Builder is currently accepting nominations for its 2015 "40 Under 40" program that recognizes the top under-40 professionals in the residential construction industry.

In the 2014 PulteGroup Home Index Survey (PGHI), 29 percent of respondents named the kitchen as the most important feature — but the master bedroom (not

Structural insulated panels provide an airtight envelope around a home, shielding it from high winds and keeping the heat inside during cold months.

Franelli, show house, homebuilding, model house

Farinelli Construction’s 2014 Street of Dreams house is a blend of several architectural styles including farmhouse and Arts & Crafts. Fiber-cement siding, manufactured stone and a metal roof greatly reduce exterior maintenance.

The Street of Dreams model house in Harrisburg, Pa., is the 4,430-square-foot home that won Best in Show Overall as well as Best in Show for its master suite, kitchen and decorating.

Photo credit: APA-The Engineered Wood Association

APA-trademarked wood structural panels offer the strength and quality that home builders rely on for strong, long-lasting construction.

Builders prefer traditional approaches for market research, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers. 

Profit management requires constant focus and proactive involvement to know the cost and to analyze the results of your marketing expenditures.

In zero-energy-ready homes, all or most of a home’s annual energy consumption can be offset with renewable energy, significantly reducing annual electricity costs.

Wayne Yamano, SVP, Strategic Operations and Marketing, Meritage Homes, Phoenix, Ariz.

Wayne Yamano explains how he went from staining microscope slides in college to strategizing for Housing Giant Meritage Homes. 

Discipline, focus, and lifelong learning earn two builders prestigious Lee Evans awards.

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October 2014

This Month in Professional Builder

Products

QuickDraw keyless remote access for truck boxes offers push button access from up to 100 feet away and keyless unlocking within 5 feet of the truck box.

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Builders prefer traditional approaches for market research, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers. 

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