Home bUilders Institute students at work

All photos: courtesy HBI

September 27, 2016

The Home Builders Institute is dedicated to providing a path to employment for those who need one—and it’s helping alleviate the labor shortage in the process

Scott Sedam writes about staying relevant
August 30, 2016

No one wants to hear about how great it was 30 years ago. Experience is one thing, but relevance is just as important. 


Industry veterans share advice on the strong relationship between a consistent climate of excellence and a great buyer experience

Students flow into the 2016 MiCareerQuest exhibits in Michigan
June 06, 2016

Finding an answer to the construction industry's labor shortage—in your own backyard

It's time for builders to engage with the issue of the trade labor shortage in a productive, proactive way.
May 05, 2016

Scott Sedam takes a look at the choices and responsibilities in solving the trade shortage

Left to right: Tashara Cronshaw, director of human resources; Jason Frost, VP of land acquisition; Christopher Clark, VP of operations, north region; Jim Schier, senior VP of finance; Nancy Reynolds, CFO. Photo: Gary Bogdon/db Photo Agency.



It begins with a rigorous interview process and taking your time to make the right choice

2015 Builder of the Year: Neal Communities

Left to right: John Collier, VP of Waterscapes Pools & Spas; Randy Turkovics, president, Neal Signature Homes; Pat Neal, owner/chairman executive committee; Charlene Neal, president, Charlene Neal PureStyle; Michael Storey, president; Michael Greenberg, Southwest Florida regional president. Photo: Gary Bogdon/DB Photo Agency.

November 24, 2015

The Great Recession offered some hard lessons for Neal Communities—and a chance to do better than ever before.

November 10, 2015

We're extending an invitation, with plenty of notice

The 12 processes that must be addressed by every builder

Photo: cocoparisienne, Creative Commons

July 21, 2015

Establishing sound business systems that ensure a healthy bottom line

June 25, 2015

Stylecraft’s Doug French on first-time buyers, college towns, and the energy of youth.


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