Smart Growth



Features
June 24, 2013

This recovery is one in which builders would do well to recognize the trend lines and take a steady course of action rather than stutter steps, which can harm your business.

Features
June 24, 2013

On the long road back toward sales levels rivaling the best years in the industry, are similar profit levels still available? Where will we find profit?

Features
May 24, 2013

In looking ahead to 2013, we asked builders who placed in the middle of the pack in our survey about the lessons they learned from the downturn, and how they are applying that information to future opportunities.

Features
May 24, 2013

For this issue Pat O’Toole, our venerable publisher, asked me to write about the best business models among those home builders in what is often termed the second tier of the industry, or those companies ranked in the top 25 to 100.

Features
May 22, 2013

From what I gather in my dealings with builders and designers, our industry underutilizes spreadsheets.

Features
May 01, 2013

The NAHB and other organizations are recommending any new immigration law to include a program that opens a legal path for foreign workers to enter the United States when the economy needs them.

Features
April 26, 2013

Finding builders full of good people operating with no better than marginal processes is common. So what’s that got to do with profit margin? Plenty.

Features
April 26, 2013

The two trophies most builder sales operations covet are more qualified traffic and more sales. An often-overlooked way to attain both is a well-thought-out and executed participation program for Realtors.

Features
April 01, 2013

Houses are a series of integrated and interrelated components and systems that all affect each other.

Features
April 01, 2013

Of all the quality management tools available to builders, process mapping has the potential to deliver the greatest impact on improving a builder’s operations by eliminating redundancies and saving time and money.

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