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?
The senior managment team for Classica Homes, 2017 NHQ Gold Award winners, includes (front row, left to right): Terri Saint, VP-Design; Bill Saint, President and CEO; Terri Fowler, VP-Finance; (back row, left to right): Brian Hall, VP-Construction; Rick Jasinski, VP-Land Acquisition & Development; Chuck Graham of Newton Graham Consultants.
Impressing the judges is less about defending your methods and more about conveying how you accomplished the mission
Esprit de corps and solid marketing power continuous improvement
Knowing what to do and getting it done
Carellton by Goodall Homes. It is available from 2,430 to 3,387 square feet.
Streamlining to-do lists improves efficiencies and makes for happy homeowners.
The McCartney by Veridian, a 2,900 square-foot, four bedroom home. The Gold is Veridian’s second top NHQ Award—the builder won in 2006 and took Silver in 2005.
Widespread use of data promotes truth instead of myth, plus better evaluation of cost control, customer satisfaction, and even quality of life at work.
Gillespie on the cover of a 1997 edition of Professional Builder.
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 Birchwood by Tim O’Brien Homes. Tim O’Brien Homes treats subcontractors like an extension of the company: Of its 60 current trade partners, 32 have been with O’Brien since the company opened in 2007.
Holding trades to an exacting benchmark helps attract the best in the business.
Maracay Homes’ Traveler plan at Victory at Verrado. The home has more than 2,500 square feet.
Daily standup meetings and brief huddles promote a culture of communication
Top honors in this year’s NHQ Awards went to Veridian Homes. The Madison, Wis., home builder encourages employees to think like owners.
Fostering a culture of ownership helped Veridian nab top honors.