Suburbia: It has been a panacea and an expletive. Touted for affordability and maligned for automobile dependence, suburbia is a fact of life in the U.S.
PB January 2012
Now in its 13th year, Professional Builder’s Show Village is the premier show-home exhibit at the International Builders’ Show. This year, Show Village features three distinct models aimed at very different buyers — a net-zero-energy cottage for resort and guest-house clients; an infill duplex for urban and dense-suburban buyers; and a Cape Cod-inspired house for traditional families.
Jeld-Wen's new Authentic Recipe Pantry door adds style to one of the most frequently used doors in the home.
Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors has expanded its Wood-Ultrex window line with special sizes.
Hurd Windows and Doors' new H3 double hung window is a mid-priced model that includes several innovative features, including a concealed wood jambliner.
The Heritage Top Rail from Durarail is a one-piece top rail that provides the classic look of wrought iron railings with the low maintenance of aluminum.
Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five plans that trim the fat and focus on traffic flow, flexibility, and efficiency.
The majority of builders have faced some type of builder or buyer financing breakdown during the past year, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers.
To answer the demand for universal design, manufacturers continue to develop products for the home that help make the user’s experience safer and more comfortable.
Generating new-home sales revenue and reducing unnecessary costs are not all that complicated — when you have a clear and concise action plan. Here are a dozen action steps for boosting your business in 2012.
Having the right culture is the key to making Lean work in an organization. To demonstrate what a culture of commitment looks like, Scott Sedam profiles builders that truly “get it” when it comes to Lean operations.
Lately, the talk from builders that I’ve connected with has been about the suddenly dwindling supply of available prime real estate in their markets, especially entitled land and finished lots in good locations. I’m also hearing stories of bidding wars leading to a run-up in lot and land prices in certain submarkets and communities. The fascinating thing is that these land battles and lot shortages are even occurring in some of the nation’s most overbuilt markets.
With this issue, we also are pleased to present photos of winning entries to our Professional Builder Design Awards. I encourage you to dig deep into this issue and see the great work submitted by your peers. At PB, design ideas are in our DNA.