Whether you’re a squad leader responsible for 10 soldiers, manager of 100 workers at a Red Lobster, CEO of 2000 employees in a mid-sized corporation, or the President of the United States, it’s lon
In the final installment of a three-part series on quality management, operations expert Scott Sedam offers a roadmap for achieving the highest level of quality management — quality by prevention.
The rental housing market is not just for multi-family builders. A growing number of single-family builders are utilizing the rent-to-own option to help lock in buyers and earn extra cash.
Category management for builders: bid less, save more
By adopting the principles of category management, builders can greatly
simplify the bidding process and achieve considerable savings.
Scott Sedam: Where does quality management go from here?
In this second installment of a three-part series on quality management, leading builders and quality experts offer their take on the state of quality in home building and the industry’s next steps.
In today’s market, home buyers have come to expect incentives and discounts from builders. New-home sales guru Bob Schultz offer
In today’s market, home buyers have come to expect incentives and discounts from builders. New-home sales guru Bob Schultz offers advice on selling using incentives.
Meritage Homes, Orlando, president, Southeast Region, Szubinski, Vandercook
Meritage Homes appointed Clint Szubinski to run its Orlando division, replacing Fred Vandercook, who was promoted to Southeast Region president earlier this month.
More than 20 years after becoming one of the industry’s first quality chiefs, Scott Sedam assesses the state of quality management in home building.
Michael Maples, Principal, CEO, Trumark Homes, Danville, Calif.
Launched in 2008 during the heart of the housing crash, Trumark Homes has achieved double-digit sales growth during each of the last three years largely by sticking to a single principle rule — build only where the jobs are. We recently sat down with Trumark Homes’ co-founder, principal, and CEO Michael Maples to discuss his business strategy.
foreclosures, housing market, rental, rental housing
A private-equity fund that generated big profits by buying up empty data centers after the technology-stock bust in 2000 is now gambling on foreclosed homes.
Tim Kane, President, MBK Homes, Irvine, Calif.
During the housing downturn, Tim Kane, longtime president of MBK Homes, scaled back his operations to match demand and searched out new opportunities for his company. Where once MBK was purely a single-family detached builder, Kane has broadened the firm’s offering to everything from live/work units to rehabbing distressed REO properties. Our discussion with Kane also touches upon the importance of differentiating product offerings versus the market and the advantages of being owned by Mitsui, a large Japanese multinational.