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It’s an exciting time to be a homebuilder: With the recession in our rear-view mirror, we’re seeing a renewed commitment to customized homes and an increase in homeowner investment.

The design of the home is equally as important as location--and it's even more important than the price of the home, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Want to give buyers better value with better design?

December 01, 2015

With the advent of more energy-efficient construction methods, proper siding and trim attachment has increasingly become a challenge.

Those following the teachings of quality gurus such as Deming, Juran and Feigenbaum and implementing quality culture, tools and techniques are following approaches that tend toward leadership traits that include, empowerment,

“Benchmarking is the search for those best practices that will lead to superior performance of the company” Robert Camp

November 24, 2015

The documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself is a fascinating look at how Hollywood has treated L.A. over the years. The film was made in 2003 but has just now become available on DVD, no doubt due to the cumbersome copyright issues that filmmaker Thom Andersen had to overcome.

Development and homebuilding trends change rapidly, with changing buyer profiles, technology and lifestyles all contributing. Keeping pace may be challenging, but it’s essential for success.

I’ve been working in the homebuilding industry for the last 22 years. Brace for impact: I’m a woman.  

November 03, 2015

It was a wake-up call; no doubt about it. “You’ve got to get over your suspicions—people want this stuff,” my editor urged.

I’m writing this column on the plane as I return home from Professional Builder’s second annual Housing Giants Leadership Conference because, first, I want to get my thoughts down on paper about the last three days while they’re still fresh in my mind.

Our team has long sought to be at the top of our market--and to lead the market with new building techniques that help our customers save energy while ensuring maximum performance.

November 10, 2015

Builders expect that a building product will provide solid, reliable performance for multifamily construction. But when that same product also provides significant savings over other framing options, builders take notice.

November 03, 2015

On Sept. 17, just before 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, countless numbers of hands hovered over keyboards, waiting for the moment when they could quickly tap out the news that everyone in the U.S., and perhaps around the globe, had been waiting for with fear and trepidation.

November 03, 2015

October 2015's cover story, by senior editor Mike Beirne, takes an in-depth look at what set the winners of this year’s National Housing Quality Awards apart from the competition.

November 23, 2015

The 2016 40 Under 40 competition is now open for entries! The entry form can be accessed here.

There is nothing more rewarding for a company or organization than a industry recognised award for quality and excellence.

October 29, 2015

Our company’s $2.8 billion merger with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co. (WRECO) last year created one of the top 10 largest public homebuilders by equity market capitalization in the United States, and put the company in an enviable land position of controlling 29,000 lots across eight states.

October 28, 2015

October is National Fire Prevention Month, which is a great reminder to stay up on the latest fire safety tips and technology.

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