Building Business

Building Business



Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal, the SpaceX project, and the promising new Tesla Motor Company, is the kind of entrepreneur you want to have in your neighborhood.

Not so long ago basements were merely utility space, but those days are gone.

In the fall of 1998, I attended my first Benchmark Conference as a new senior editor on Professional Builder magazine.

Remodeling and custom home building are similar in that both are ‘high touch’ relationships. Not to say that production home building is not high touch; but there is a gap.

I had the distinct pleasure of attending the first Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) ever held in San Diego. Previously, it had been staged in San Francisco for more than 50 years.

I recently re-read Moby Dick and have to say that I was stunned by how vivid and modern it seemed.

My eight-year-old son was asked recently about what I do.

Very few industry trade shows exude a raw enthusiasm and excitement like the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

Six months ago we asked Bob Toll, the executive chairman of Toll Brothers, how he saw the market recovery playing out.

Recent house-price gains and a shrinking backlog of homes for sale suggest that we are at the front end of a seller’s market.

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