PB November 1999

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Nearly all successful businesses have quality assurance systems in place.

Brazilian Lacewood is a highly figured floor in 3/8 thick and 3 wide plank.

The staff here at Professional Builder is as good a group of people as anyone, most especially I, could ever hope to work with.

Luray is a rich slate pattern with an 8 module and the newest addition to the Natural Inspirations collection.

George S. (Geoie) Writer jr. has been to the mountaintop, and he's also seen the valley.

Four of last year's Top 15 areas--ranked in terns of the number of residential permits issued for all of 1998--have let fewer permits through the first eight months of this year than over the first two-thirds of last year.

The classroom is a construction site, the instructor is a former superintendent and the students are homebuyers.

Add Newport Beach, Calif.-based Fieldstone Communities to the list of builders falling head-over-heels in love with the 'Rayco model' of production building operations.

A new, interactie software tool, the Green Building Advisor (GBA) helps users identify strategies for reducing the environmental impacts of a building project, while ensuring healthy and productive indoor spaces.

Faced with a full-employment economy and a strong housing market, how are the largest home building companies responding to the challenge of finding, hiring and retaining management talent?

When Denver's Oakwood Homes won the 1995 National Housing Quality Award, the company was cited for partnering relationships with manufacturers and suppliers as well as trade contractors.

Residential building permits nationwide were issued at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.612 million units during august 1999.

A California developer agreed last month to pay $9 million to settle a construction defect lawsuit than go to trial.

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