PB August 2006

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More On Coastal Building Thanks for featuring my company in the July 2006 issue of Professional Builder in "The Complete Guild to Coastal Building." I love it when a writer interviews you and gets the facts right and your quotes right. My thanks to Marcia Jedd for a good job. I wanted to add some input on the article on backup power systems.

The Estridge Companies in mid-February unveiled a design studio and corporate headquarters in an unusual place — a mall — giving the company a new way to brand itself in the communities it serves. And if the concept works the way the firm's principals envision, the Carmel, Ind.-based custom home builder could be blazing a new path.

Windows, doors and decorative products for adding those finishing touches.

Builders of moderately priced homes can give buyers environmentally sound features for about the same price.

Steve Burch, National Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Jim Petersen, Director of Research & Development for Pulte Homes in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan shares the top five products he would not build without.

We've watched a "perfect storm" brew in the Bush/Gore election fiasco and have seen it recently with Hurricane Katrina — two unusually big messes. But could the term soon apply to home building?

Wall Homes is penetrating the move-up market in the Lone-Star state by including brick, limestone, stone, stucco and dormers into its design mix.

Actors show southern California home buyers how life would be to live in Centex Homes' Milestone community home.

Though few home builders see the value in partnering with their customers, those who do have greater customer satisfaction scores and more referral business.

The new room of the house: merchandising and drafting floor plans for optimal layout placement of home offices.

Owens Corning conducted a housing survey of 1,217 households to find out who intended to purchase a new home in the next 18 months and what kind of home they were interested in buying.

Working with landscape architects and clients to build decks for functional multipurpose outdoor spaces.

Selling homes by capitalizing on your builder's reputation.

As the white-hot housing market cools, builders can maintain a competitive edge by improving construction quality while controlling costs.

What would you do tomorrow if the government arrested a third of your workforce today? Could you open the doors? Meet your contract obligations?

Taylor Woodrow receives recognition for its commitment to bringing community revitalization through urban infill projects.

The times have changed. It's no longer a seller's market; the buyer is now squarely in the driver's seat.

Building estate communities with floor plan designs that cater to the empty nesters and children.

No one knows exactly how much housing depends on illegal immigrant workers in the construction trades. Home builders are relying more every day on immigrant labor to fill the void left as a whole generation of experienced baby boomers retires from the subcontracting trade companies that actually put the industry together.

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