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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 scott@truen.com or 248.446.1275.

Business Management

The 5 Most Common Home Builder Measurement Fails

Measurement failure—the source of many bad decisions in home building—ultimately means one thing: profit loss

Business Management

Home Building's Version of Insanity

Most sources of waste in home building are repeat offenders, causing incredible losses in time and money for builders, suppliers, and trades alike—and it continues unabated 


The Next Great Thing in Home Building? ... or Not

Over the last 20 years, companies have popped up promising to revolutionize home building, but their visions remain elusive 

Business Management

Business Strategy Lessons From the Building Industry's Sages and Survivors

A sampling of industry wisdom and sage advice from seasoned home building pros 

Business Management

12 Things I Wish I Knew About Building Before I Turned 40

Sharing lessons learned in the hope that the next generation of industry leaders can avoid making the same mistakes

Business Management

What I Learned From Bill, Part 2

10 lessons from Bill Pulte, the Master Builder. Part two in a two-part series


A Mentor Like No Other—What I Learned From Bill Pulte

A student discovers the master. Part one in a two-part series about Bill Pulte

Business Management

So, You Want to Be a Production Builder?

The transition from custom to production requires far more than just a portfolio of standard plans

Business Management

A Deming Dozen: Nuggets of Wisdom to Work and Live By

Wise words from quality and efficiency expert Dr. W. Edwards Deming abound. Here’s a look at a dozen of the best of Deming's ideas that home builders can learn from

Business Management

Why Dr. W. Edwards Deming Never Gets Old

Solid advice from an expert who's been around awhile: Consider your operating philosophy thoughtfully

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