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September 14, 2017

I grew up a builder’s son and spent a lot of time on jobsites from an early age.

August 31, 2017

As buildings get tighter, as energy codes get stricter, and as consumers expect more carbon-conscious options, builders face a new set of challenges in meeting these expectations.

August 23, 2017

Unless you've studied online marketing, it may seem like it's smarter to stick with the marketing you already know. Print or radio advertising, word-of-mouth, and referrals are still going to be a pivotal part of your business.

August 25, 2017

In this month’s issue, we celebrate the winners of the Professional Builder Design Awards.

August 25, 2017

Los Angeles has often been called strange. But, show business notwithstanding, Silicon Valley makes us southlanders look quite sane when it comes to workplace culture.

July 28, 2017

Palm Springs, Calif., has been a redoubt for snowbirds and show business royalty at least since the 1930s. It’s had ups and downs and is now experiencing another revival, with artisanal coffee shops and home design stores on its main street.

July 25, 2017

The working world is rife with stereotypes about Millennial employees: They’re entitled, they prefer texting to talking, and they want a trophy for just showing up.

June 27, 2017

After spending the better part of a decade on the sidelines, Millennials are finally starting to buy homes.

June 26, 2017

As so often happens, while I was searching for something online I came across something else that caught my eye, an article that appeared in Professional Builder in 2000. It began:

June 26, 2017

Airbnb, Zipcar, Lyft, TaskRabbit: What has come to be known as the sharing economy may be fueled by a Millennial mindset, but many aspects of it have big appeal for Boomers, too. 

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