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Scott Sedam

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Scott Sedam is president of TrueNorth Development, a consulting and training firm that works with builders to improve products, process, and profits. A senior contributing editor to Pro Builder, Scott writes about all aspects of the home building business and won the 2015 Jesse H. Neal Award, business journalism's most prestigious prize, for his commentary in Pro Builder. Scott invites you to join TrueNorth's Lean Building Group on LinkedIn and welcomes your feedback at [email protected] or 248.446.1275.

Community Development

Restart Your New-Community Start-Up Process

Don’t overlook this critical process for transforming bare dirt into sellable product

Business Management

Commodity Purchasing? There’s No Such Thing

Do you know all of the elements of the true total cost and total benefit for all of the products you put in your homes?

Business Management

Solving the Labor Shortage in 12 Steps

Attaining "unicorn status" as a builder means attracting and keeping the best trade contractors. These 12 steps will get you there.

Business Management

Can We Make Home Building a Little Less ‘Interesting?’

Builders are feeling their margins being squeezed. How to respond? Here are 10 suggestions

Labor + Trade Relations

What Labor Shortage? Not All Home Builders Affected Equally

Why is it some builders aren’t feeling the labor crunch? Truth is, the trade shortage is a great opportunity for builders to establish a true competitive advantage

Business Management

Lean Construction’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

Lean building is never about dumbing down houses and making them hard to sell; it’s about adding value

Business Management

The Role of Rhythm and Tempo in Home Building

What sets the very best builders apart? The key is beautifully coordinated rhythm and tempo

Business Management

The Home Building Technology Revolution, Part III: The Missing Link

Other industries have managed to harness technology to boost productivity. Why not home building?

Business Management

The Home Building Technology Revolution, Part II: Understanding the Obstacles

Feedback to Part 1 of this series provides instructive insights about how home building’s status quo is hobbling the industry

Lean Building

Builders, Stop the Waste!

Attention home builders: This is the one New Year’s resolution that will guarantee you results 

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