PB March 2014

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Trade-specific occupations represent 64 percent of all jobs in the residential construction industry, and carpenters represent almost half of those construction jobs.

Builders share their take on costs, prices, the size of the houses they’re building, and their buyers’ budgets and preferences.

Charter Homes & Neighborhoods' Rob Bowman shares his thoughts on the next generation of home builders.

Proven techniques for developing the next generation of leaders within your home-building company.

The House Review design team presents five luxury layouts with smart and practical features.

You don’t have to be at the mercy of trade shortages. Streamlining your scheduling and operations—and paying quickly—can move you to the front of the line.

A certain segment of the home-buying population is drawn to new homes that evoke traditional architectural styles while offering the open floor plans and amenities that cater to a modern lifestyle.

A chicken-and-goat farmer, a former children’s clothing model, a major in the National Guard, and a one-time Chicago Cubs draft pick are among this year’s young superstars of home building named as 40 Under 40 winners by the editors of Professional Builder.

Continually resetting expectations can turn a short-term gain into long-term performance.

For all of its fiberglass doors, Jeld-Wen now incorporates Neopor, an exclusive technology from BASF that has advantages over the industry-standard urethane core.

Legrand’s adorne whole-house lighting system allows users to control lights with a handheld remote, mobile device, or tablet.

Sea Gull Lighting’s new-for-2014 Sfera collection includes a six-light chandelier with rounded, sweeping curves and detailed center bands that measure 32-¼-inches high and 24-½ inches in diameter.

This mortarless stone veneer from Ply Gem accents exterior siding, outdoor living spaces, and interior areas.

The 2014 version of this touch-screen thermostat from Warmup—designed via a national contest—connects to the company’s radiant floor heating and allows users to view actual graphs of a home’s recorded energy consumption.

Five Amerock hardware collections—consisting of cabinet pulls and knobs—are now available in the new Venetian Bronze finish, a rich dark brown hue with a hint of burgundy and subtle copper undertones.

ODL recently expanded its collection of decorative door glass with the additions of Pina, Tierna, and Medallia.

Silver Line has introduced a new and improved line of windows and patio doors designed to withstand unique coastal weather conditions and help protect homes built at or near the shoreline from the destructive forces of a hurricane and other severe weather.

New styling options from Simonton Windows include exterior colors in cream, brick, pine, chocolate, bronze, tan, and driftwood.

Therma-Tru has expanded this growing product line with on-trend door styles to satisfy today’s homeowners.

This exclusive design from ProVia places a pre-finished, furniture-grade wood on the inside of the window with a welded vinyl frame and sash on the outside.

A new window from Marvin Windows and Doors is an ideal product selection for applications where a panoramic view is desired.

This new product line from Pella Windows and Doors includes energy-efficient options that meet or exceed Energy Star guidelines in all 50 states.

Heat Mirror technology from Eastman Chemical Company creates multiple insulating spaces—without adding weight—that buffer against heat loss or heat gain by suspending from one to three clear films in the airspace of insulating glass.

Highlighting a traditional elevation, Kolbe’s all-wood Heritage Series exterior door provides a classic and welcoming entrance flanked with sidelights.

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