PB April 2003

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Until three years ago, ICI Homes division president Don Wilford was plain city folk with a long-held dream of trying life as a cowboy.

Everyone loves the story of David and Goliath, save perhaps the likes of Donald Rumsfeld, George Steinbrenner, Shaquille O'Neal or last season's Miami Hurricanes football team

Often called the 'eyes' of a house, windows are one of the most architecturally expressive features of a home.

Any builder producing 1,000 units a year or more is likely to complain occasionally that home building isn't as much fun as it was when the company was smaller.

Just months before she died March 31, interior design and merchandising legend Carole Eichen talked about a major shift coming in the evolution of model home decor.

A roadside ditch miles from the nearest body of water larger than a puddle

In answering the question of which trade contractor group is best-suited to install its solar-energy products, Michigan-based Uni-Solar turned to the obvious choice: roofers.

It would be easy to jump to the conclusion that the Masters of the Universe captain their own destiny and do as they please.

This business has no shortage of individuals who believe passionately in an idea and have the strength of character to stand up and defend it when the arrows start flying. T

Mid-Atlantic Builders in Rockville, Md., a self-described portfolio builder, offers a roster of home designs that can be personalized and built with myriad options.

Laura Ziff, president of Associated Asset Management, a Phoenix-based real estate management firm whose clients include Richmond American, D.R. Horton and Pulte, advises a beefed-up approach to homeowners associations with general tips

Housing's GIANTS are different. Different from last year. Different from the rank and file of small builders that still produce most of America's housing.

Coming to accept that not everything works the way you believe it does is difficult, disturbing and ultimately shoves you into the next phase of your life.

Indianapolis Giant C.P. Morgan Communities is a testament to the fact that the 'Rayco model' still works.

Run down the list of Strivers, firms that rank from No. 276 to No. 400 in housing revenue, and it's obvious these companies have more in common with the fragmented mainstream of the American housing industry than with the multimarket Masters of the Uni...

The new home sector has shown extraordinary strength as the national economy has meandered through the past three years.

We've all heard it and most likely said it: It takes curb appeal to sell a new home.

It's hardly big enough for a quick peck, but this cozy spot under the stairs is called the 'Kissing Nook' by everyone at Orren Pickell Designers & Builders in Bannockburn, Ill.

Most builders believe they understand the feelings of customers, employees and vendors through sporadic feedback from sales, management or construction personnel.

That water and/or sewer main running near the property you want to buy is often a blessing, but trouble could lurk there, too, says Tom Stephani, a builder in Crystal Lake, Ill.

Southern yellow pine has one unique property that other lumber does not: sticky yellow resin.

It would be easy to jump to the conclusion that the Masters of the Universe captain their own destiny and do as they please.

For some reason our culture equates size with success.

Charles Clarke III, author of the book Bulls, Owls, Lambs & Tigers: Personality Selling and Personality Marketing - How to Sell More New Homes, says that when builders are selling homes, they should emphasize certain rooms based on the personality of t...

It has been promised for a long time: affordable, easy-to-use technology that lets homeowners use the Internet to take care of their homes.

The dizzy pace of growth among the public home builders atop PB's GIANTS rankings affects every builder within reach of their competitive grasp.

Building code development involves massive peer reviews and consensus building that takes months if not years.

How can builders recruit talented managers and hang on to them?

Who's No.1 in housing revenue matters to the public homebuilders at the top of PB's rankings, mostly because it's a measure of their own choosing.

Apparently residents as well as visitors drink a lot of wine in Las Vegas.

Coming to accept that not everything works the way you believe it does is difficult, disturbing and ultimately shoves you into the next phase of your life.

Interior decorators and homeowners have done a super job of furnishing other rooms in the house

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