Chuck Shinn's Lasting Industry Influence

Although Chuck Shinn is retiring, his influence on thousands of home building professionals continues

5 Time-Tested Truths for Home Builders

Much has changed in the last 50 years since Chuck Shinn got involved in the home building industry, but after working with thousands of builders, he's observed five essential truths that remain constant

Construction Quality

A Guide for Preventing Dryer Vent Fires

Clogged dryer vents cause thousands of home fires each year. Make sure yours isn’t one of them

Proper Flashing for Recessed Windows

Take these steps to avoid problems in this most difficult of waterproofing jobs


What Is the Role of the Leader?

Providing direction, structure, and a culture of trust are three essentials. An expert offers guidance


Tips for Providing Lighting That Sets Your Homes Apart

Good lighting makes good business sense: it’s key to helping buyers perceive your product as better than the rest 

Business Management

Product Development: The Cost of Getting It Wrong

New home designs can set builders apart, or they can bury them

9 Common Subfloor Installation Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From tight spacing to improper fasteners, simple errors can lead to callbacks. Here’s a best-practice refresher

Labor + Trade Relations

Close Relations: Ways Builders Can Work Well With Trades

Do you want to attract and keep the best subcontractors? Start by putting these systems in place

Construction Quality

Trouble-Free Flashing for Brick Veneer

Air space isn't enough to prevent water problems in a brick veneer wall

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