The beloved architectural style known as Craftsman has undeniably British roots, yet it’s unmistakably American, from Oregon to Alabama to Illinois. Might that explain its enduring appeal?
Unique selling propositions are the golden nuggets that sets your home building company apart from the competition. Here are a few examples that can make your company shine in the eyes of prospective employees.
This month's column focuses on the job seeker because the fraternity of unemployed in our industry is growing rapidly as the housing market declines.
My partners and I are in a fascinating line of work. Every day we get to talk to interesting people from across the country about what's going on in our industry. Here're some things we've run across lately that may help you on the HR side.
Hiring the right people takes thought, patience and skill. Are you holding the right auditions?
Are great site superintendents born or made? Many building firms now hire based on character; not experience.
Few things have kept pace with the rapid growth of our industry as much as employee compensation. Bonus programs tied to division or company profitability have generated unprecedented compensation levels. As the housing boom subsides and begins shrinking this year's bonus checks, the focus on compensation will take on a new tact.Namely, how do you attract and/or retain great people who have become accustomed to such extraordinary income opportunities?
Pella offers a training program on the proper way to install a window in order to help solve the number one problem in the construction industry.
A How-To resource for involving the community in your development plans.
The Home Builders Institute (HBI) has partnered with Beazer Homes and Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) to launch Team Builders.
Mold continues to be an important topic to builders and homeowners, especially in light of rebuilding efforts in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast after last year's hurricanes. The Responsible Solutions to Mold Coalition recently formed with the goal of providing the most reliable, user-friendly information on moisture and mold to builders and homeowners.