PB June 2002

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Lighting fixtures in the Amenities collection are designed to complement the company’s Newport Brass line of bathroom faucets and fittings.

Have you ever noticed that in every industry and in every town there are one or two companies that people want to work for?

Among these 101 companies, compensation takes many forms — salary, commission, bonus, profit sharing, retirement plans, paid benefits, time off and a list of perks limited only by your imagination.

Designed for basements or rooms built over concrete slab, the Subflor system consists of 2x2-foot panels that are 7/8 inch thick and interlock to form a smooth surface ready for a finished floor covering.

FloodStopper automatically shuts off a home’s water supply upon detection of a leak.

The secret of the 101 Best Companies to Work For in the Residential Construction Industry is, on its face, simple: investment

What’s the greatest 'guy movie' ever made?

The VP Elite line of television mounts includes wall and ceiling models.

Neumann Homes Inc. in Warrenville, Ill., is No. 34 on Training magazine’s 2002 ranking of companies — in all industries — that “excel at human capital development.

The heart of the Jobclock system is a weatherproof, tamperproof, battery-powered time clock that can be affixed and left at a job site

The French Knot is a new corner treatment for strip and plank floors.

Americans have much to celebrate in June during National Homeownership Month

In a recent Sears survey of 100 top home builders, 71% said home buyers ex-pressed interest in buying energy-efficient appliances.

For fire resistance, the company’s Fishscale siding is made of solid vinyl rather than polypropylene.

It’s hard to do well — or even want to do — a job that is poorly defined, lacks clear measures for success and depends on information from others to complete.

The reality that home offices are increasingly where home buyers earn a living is the biggest reason more builders are offering structured wiring packages.

A steel manufacturer is in the early stages of coming to market with a coating for HVAC ductwork that kills mold and bacteria before they cause problems for homeowners.

If you’re building out a subdivision and have a preferred mortgage lender to ease the purchase process for your buyers, are you taking advantage of all the programs the lender offers?

Originally available only for top-of-the-line electric ventilating skylights, the exterior Heatblock awning now is offered for the company’s manual venting skylights and fixed skylights

The Advanced Lighting Control system now includes a 4-Button Scene Switch Module that provides the functionality of four ALC program switches in a single-gang design.

As our grandfathers told us, “Trust is something to be earned. It’s not a right.”

These days the kitchen is always a central focus for technology.

Allura tub and tub/shower systems include the Temptrol pressure-balancing valve.

If you do not continue to grow in your role, if the people you work with don’t grow, and if your organization doesn’t improve at a fast enough pace, you fall further and further behind those that do.

It looks like a magazine — a professional cover, glossy paper, a table of contents, plenty of “editorial” and a boatload of advertisements.

Sun Valley floor, wall and countertop tiles are made in Spain. Shown in Navajo Cream, the line also comes in Silver Birch, Sage Brush and Blue Mesa

Designed for homeowners who entertain, the Architect series of appliances em-phasizes stainless steel and contoured handles.

There are those lucky few people who love the only the place they have worked

Once relegated to a hacker teenager’s basement bedroom or usurping a corner of an underused formal dining room, personal computers are everywhere today

Pro Power work gloves have reinforced deerskin thumbs and fingertips along with deerskin palm pads and knuckle straps sewn with Kevlar.

Sixty-one percent of buyers closed on their new homes on time.

Among these 101 companies, compensation takes many forms — salary, commission, bonus, profit sharing, retirement plans, paid benefits, time off and a list of perks limited only by your imagination.

The heart of the Jobclock system is a weatherproof, tamperproof, battery-powered time clock that can be affixed and left at a job site

Noise-reducing features of the HSX15 central air conditioner include a patent-pending fan blade design and a cabinet with an insulated compressor compartment.

Rapid change is here to stay.

As wood floors are becoming standard in many new homes — rather than pricey upgrades or risky features from a sales and resale standpoint — unusual materials are becoming more popular as well.

The Venezia range hood provides 715 cubic feet per minute of ventilating power and six variable speeds.

The first line of defense against mold is preventing the entry of bulk water into building assemblies.

101 Best Companies To Work For In The Residential Construction Industry

The Metallique framed cabinet comes in two plated aluminum finishes — polished chrome and brushed nickel — to complement faucets, towel bars and other bathroom accessories with the same finishes.

My father was a builder, and I was on job sites in my hometown of Memphis, Tenn., when I was 12 years old

For small builders such as Parkwood Homes Ltd. of Gaithersburg, Md., the benefits of being among the first to build live/work units have far outweighed the significant risk of taking on a unique product.

The Gallery Collection of medicine cabinets features mirrors on the front and back of the cabinet door

At a firm as large as Huntingdon Valley, Pa.-based Toll Brothers Inc., which has more than 3,000 employees in 21 states, keeping connected is no small feat.

Visit five model homes designed for families, and you will see at least four with flex spaces modeled as study halls or technology lofts.

The company’s acrylic solid surfaces are now available in 10 new colors: Moonscape Quartz, Stardust Granite, Indigo Granite, Tapioca Pearl, Oregano Sand, Spiced Java Sand, Foliage Quartz, Greystone Granite, Tundra Quartz and Allspice Quartz.

Builders and housing economists worked themselves into a lather over the harm a 27.2% duty on Canadian framing lumber could do to U.S. housing affordability.

When it comes to keeping your projects moving forward, obtaining permits is a big issue.

Designed for home buyers with more conservative and traditional tastes, the Plymouth is a low-profile, one-piece toilet with carved, molded trim at the foot.

The Stacey II solid-brass shower head is made with 136 rubberized jets to clean away hard-water deposits.

Honesty and clarity are hallmarks of the owners and managers at these 101 companies and create strong manager/staff bonds.

Try this experiment: Visit a home you built 10 or as recently as five years ago. More than likely it was built without a basic structured wiring system.

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