All buyers want to live comfortably, whether they're feeling cramped in a current home or are looking for more space in their investment.
Haseko Construction Inc., Honolulu, put its quality management system to the test when it rolled out 22 neo-traditional models as part of its foray into single-family home building. Read about the 2011 National Housing Quality winner.
For Lancaster, Pa.-based Charter Homes & Neighborhoods, customer satisfaction is more than great service and warranty — it’s about making the home-buying experience something truly special. Read about the 2011 National Housing Quality award winner.
Implementing the principles of Lean in home building is no easy task, but the payoffs in waste reduction and cost savings can be substantial. Lean expert Scott Sedam provides a roadmap for getting started.
Now in year five of the worst housing market downturn since the Great Depression, most builders by now have faced monumental challenges to keep their doors open. In an effort to explore the key takeaways and lessons learned from this downturn, we sat down with three builders to discuss the impacts of the economy on their businesses.
Although the recovery of the U.S. housing market appears to have stalled in many areas of the country, customer satisfaction with new-home builders has improved for a third consecutive year.
If you do the right thing, your customers will be satisfied -- but you need to ask some tough questions first.
Home builders that focus on increasing customer satisfaction also get more referrals.
Post-closing customer satisfaction depends on how well the home builder handles buyer expectations throughout the sales and construction process.
Home buyers are much more likely to reveal their true feelings about a builder in a third-party survey that elicits anonymous comments.
Quinn Mortensen and Kristen Nilssen are brother and sister but also partners in Gold Medallion Homes, which builds on the Wasatch Front near Salt Lake City. It’s an unusual partnership that pulled a never-before-seen combination of top scores to win the AVID Award for customer satisfaction in the small-builder category (below 50 closings).