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October 05, 2015

Ben’s Barn
Designer Name and Firm: Josh Brockman of Caleb Johnson Architects and Builders
Location: Kennebunk, Maine

The owner’s goal was to create a lifetime family home using salvaged materials from an antique farmhouse and barn that had stood on another portion of the site. The timber roof structure, as well as interior wood cladding, and interior doors were salvaged from that house, while sustainable new materials (Maine cedar, hemlock timber and steel) and salvaged cabinetry and fixtures from a mid-century-modern teardown were interwoven to create a modern house with a strong connection to the past. 

October 05, 2015

The competition honored seven exemplary houses, including a People’s Choice Winner. 

October 05, 2015

Fall protection, hazard communication lead the list

Gillespie on the cover of a 1997 edition of Professional Builder.

October 05, 2015

Tom Gillespie has long believed that a healthy bottom line is the by-product of excellence. Scores of home builders have benefited from his approach.

The Shed, created by Denver-based Duet Design Group

October 05, 2015

Sales and marketing requires deploying a vast array of skills to reach a wide range of people. Here are takeaways from companies that nailed it.

Renewable energy, such photovoltaics, doesn't necessarily make a building green. Photo: David Hawgood/Creative Commons

Renewable energy, such photovoltaics, doesn't necessarily make a building green. Photo: David Hawgood/Creative Commons

October 05, 2015

After more than a decade in the field, the engineer and building scientist has played a role in certifying more than 6,000 green homes and apartments in 10 states

The Next Big Thing: Renters in the 65-and-over age group senior housing

Last year DMB opened Victory at Verrado, in Buckeye, Ariz. Floor plan innovations included setting the laundry room next to the master bath or closet; providing a snore room; and ensuring that entry, garage, pantry, and kitchen relate to one another.

October 05, 2015

A wave of new investment is entering the senior housing sector

HVAC, ducts

Small, one-level homes can be served by a single main duct chase running through a dropped ceiling in a central hallway.

October 05, 2015

A compact duct system can help meet this increasingly common challenge

The challenge isn’t to get a greater number of contacts; it is to do something meaningful with this information. Begin a conversation with each unique person in your database to increase your chances of converting each one.

October 05, 2015

A little less efficiency can result in more personalized effectiveness 

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