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WCI manages human resources through strategic acquisitions.

Here's a way to increase your conversion rate of prospects into buyers without spending a single advertising dollar.

Tampa, Fla.-based builder Mike Morris grabbed a plumb when he got hold of the site for Anchor Cove at MiraBay. Then he made sure the product was as special as the site.

A How-To resource for involving the community in your development plans.

How a North Carolina modular builder found his niche.

Three sales pros share how they use their listening skills to get to the heart of potential home buyers' motivation for purchasing a new home.

Toilets, vanities, shower and more.

The judges' criteria for "Great Workplaces 2006" contest and the best practices that were gleaned from the 55 entrants.

Editorial Director Paul Deffenbaugh talks about how Professional Builder's Benchmark conference digs into the details of the best systems for operating a quality home-building company.

Although roofing tile is hard to come by, relief is on the way.

Pulte builds their business through building their human resources.

Over 20 senior level executives in the home-building and real-estate development industries answer the question: what does leadership look like and how do you recognize it in people? See how they answered ...

Two top practitioners of high-density design provide insight on building affordable high-density housing without compromising privacy.

Armed with Middle Eastern oil money, Larry Webb's growth plans for WL Homes just took a quantum leap into the league where public Giants play after Dubai-based Emaar Properties' $1 billion-plus cash acquisition of the company.

Pella offers a training program on the proper way to install a window in order to help solve the number one problem in the construction industry.

Instead of butting heads with local schools, developers Hillwood Residential and Mabrey & Partners, both of Dallas, partnered with the local district to help meet the quickly growing needs of the community.

How to select off-the-shelf software that is customized for your business applications.

Professional Builder has formed an alliance with DesignLens.com a fee-based subscription service for floor plans, model homes, site plans and master plan tours. Its users include builders, developers, architects, interior designers and suppliers. These subscribers gain awareness and knowledge of the most influential design trends affecting our industry.

Mike Venetis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, of Bigelow Homes (2004 Builder of the Year) in Aurora,  Ill. gives us the five products that he will not build without.

Training and documenting 'The Pardee Way' creates a culture that builds continuity and empowers employees.

10 tips for maintaining costs without cutting overhead

How an Oregon builder developed high-density living within the limits of a retirement community.

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