Housing Giants



Features
October 01, 2006

Two of the largest housing markets in the country that have not received a lot of attention are examined: the metropolitan areas of Minneapolis and Lakeland, Fla.

News
August 01, 2006

In the old days, when building plans fit on two sheets of 18 by 24 paper, the industry built homes on a handshake between builder and trade. Needless to say, the industry has changed. Handshakes aren't enough anymore; today, builders need a contract from each trade partner outlining terms and conditions of work.

Features
April 01, 2006

Builders with the majority of their operations in the Northeast, California, Arizona, Nevada and Florida where pricing surges were strongest made the biggest moves in this year's rankings.

Features
February 01, 2006

High-rise and mid-rise construction used to be a high stakes game for regional builders with plenty of coastline. Now, however, even the biggest national builders want a place at the table. Their timing -- always a staple of their success -- couldn't be better. 

Features
February 01, 2006

This month, we feature two Southern markets that rank among the 13 largest in the country.

Features
February 01, 2006

Since the GIs came home from World War II, this country's high-production home builders have had one dominant product: single-family homes built in subdivisions at about four units to the acre. Repeating that product, over and over, allowed the biggest builders to evolve into mass-production machines.

Features
December 01, 2005

According to Dr. Jack ReVelle, Six Sigma expert and quality guru, the average home has more than 60,000 points of failure during the building process. Having superb customer satisfaction scores means lessening those points of failure and doing a lot of things right throughout the home building process.

Features
December 01, 2005

Eric Wittenberg is a third-generation builder and a student of the work hard, play hard school. When he relocated from Southern California to Colorado about five years ago, he left behind his scuba gear, but held on to a personal debt of gratitude for those who helped guide him along the way. He says being people-oriented is critical to his role as president and chief executive officer of McSta...

Features
December 01, 2005

Giant Market: San Diego After unprecedented levels of price appreciation, the San Diego market has returned to normal market conditions. Three factors have contributed to the softening of the market: While some overpriced situations exist, market demand and supply is largely in balance. The 19,400 jobs created in the last 12 months exceed construction levels by 23 percent, which is a healthy de...

Products
October 01, 2005

 

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