Case Studies

Case Studies

Various case studies on Residential Projects, and Products in the Residential Remodeling and Building industry.



This home's mid-century modern architecture fits as well in a rural setting as it would in any urban area. Yankee Barn Homes designed and prefabricated the shell of the post-and-beam house, which was finished on site by local contractors. The homeowner acted as general contractor. Photo: Great Island Photography/Yankee Barn Homes

News
March 28, 2017

This mid-century modern home looks just right for its rural Vermont site

Features
July 09, 2013

Double-digit revenue growth for these home builders during the recovery started with pre-planning, re-examination, and retrenching during the recession.

News
May 24, 2013

Soon after completing a beach-side tree house, the town of Holmes Beach contacted the homeowners and said that the structure violated local codes; and if they did not remove it, they would be fined $500 a day.

Features
April 29, 2013

Proving copyright infringement of a song, screenplay, or house design typically relies on circumstantial evidence because eyewitnesses or a confession by the defendant are rarely available.

Features
April 24, 2013

The folks at Boral Bricks have known that brick is green for a long time. They’re demonstrating its attributes in three sustainable projects.

News
April 10, 2013

On Sunday, April 7, the first four families received keys to their homes in the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity Eco Village project in River Falls, Wis.

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the c

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professiona

Features
January 30, 2013

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professional Builder’s House Review team demonstrates how to revitalize past bestsellers.

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Sh

Features
January 21, 2013

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Show push the envelope when it comes to both modular housing design and ultra-green construction.

Profile: Olstedt Construction, Seaside, Ore.

Profile: Olstedt Construction, Seaside, Ore.

Features
January 15, 2013

Situated on the picturesque Oregon Coast, Seaside is a community insulated between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade foothills. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been insulated from the housing downturn. Olstedt Construction has felt the blow like many builders around the country, but has found itself able to adapt and remain successful.

Key Toll Brothers executives (l. to r.): Martin Connor, CFO; Ed Weber, regional

Key Toll Brothers executives (l. to r.): Martin Connor, CFO; Ed Weber, regional president; Barry Depew, regional president; Fred

Features
December 31, 2012

Arguably better than any of the Giant builders, Toll Brothers built a business that was ready to absorb and pivot from the historic downturn to a new market.

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