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OSI and Huber Engineered Woods teamed up to create PL Premium polyurethane construction adhesive for AdvanTech flooring.

DesignR Wall Fine Interior Wallcovering applies easily over wallpaper or any stable surface.

Vertical integration, quality culture and well-honed plant manufacturing are key to NHQ Gold winner Palm Harbor Homes.

Formulated for the professional contractor, New Construction Primer is a vinyl acrylic formula designed for use over wallboard, drywall and tape joints.

When it comes to the broad umbrella of home systems, builders have known for awhile that despite the buzz, buyers are reluctant to pick up the tab.

Florida builder contemplates another run for state office, says others in housing industry should do the same.

The WoodSong II high-performance stain system is a complete line of 15 spray and wipe stains, 13 microton tinters and 12 intermix stains.

After many years of creating other people’s dream houses, Santa Barbara builder Bruce Giffin says his dream home would incorporate four essential elements.

Del Webb Corp., the nation’s largest builder of active adult communities last month rejected a takeover bid by J.F. Shea & Co. and minimized chances for two Shea executives to win board seats when the company’s shareholders convene on Nov. 2.

The SBE 2000 Hammer Drill from Metabo features a steel gear housing, a safety clutch for protection against kickback and a variable electronic speed control.

Available exclusively to Devoe and Fuller O’Brien customers is the Color Key System, an easy way to choose paint and create color schemes for carpet, draperies, furniture and accessories.

The most overlooked group in home building could benefit from your time and appreciation.

More than 30 new Natural Inspirations patterns and colors have been added to the Solarian and Designer Solarian sheet vinyl lines.

This commercial builder used a metal shell to settle well into his own retirement home.

If your computer room could double as a broom closet, you might need to rethink your approach to technology.

Harris Tarkett prefinished wood floorcoverings come in a variety of new colors and species, and the company has added a solid-strip product and a second wide-width engineered plank.

Color@Home software makes selecting paint a painless and enjoyable process.

There is a great quote from Tom Chappell, co-founder and CEO of Tom’s of Maine: 'Success means never letting the competition define you. Instead you have to define yourself based on a point of view you care deeply about.'

Craftsman’s small, oil-free compressor can be easily wheeled to the job site and will continuously operate any air tool at peak efficiency all day.

John Laing Home’s Utah Division finds an answer to a slackening off-cycle market.

Champion Enterprises, Inc., of Auburn Hills, Mich. donated the home to the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Association in an effort to raise awareness and change the public’s outdated perceptions of manufactured housing.

The Decorator’s Palette of Interior Colors makes it easy to create finishes of distinction.

ORIENTAL Exterior Stucco Finish finishes easily to a float, spatter-dash, stipple, sponge or rough-coat texture.

Builder/developer Ventresca Properties of Doylestown, Pa. knows that a part of the charm of its new luxury home development is the abundance of beautiful trees dotting the site.

Safer for children, the elderly and perfect for home or office, this company’s paints and finishes are not toxic -- with no VOCs or off gassing during or after application.

It is a term that strikes fear in hearts no matter what its name -- anti-growth or no growth -- but if you ask any builder, there’s nothing 'smart' about what might soon change the face of home construction in Colorado and Arizona.

Aimed especially at small-volume home builders, companies without a dedicated sales staff or builders who do mostly spec homes, EconoBroker.com lets builders list homes on the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for a flat fee.

The Americana Garage Door Mix ‘N Match System offers seven colors and dozens of window styles, to create a custom look without the custom price.

Every year America’s residential and commercial builders combined take on 136 million tons of waste, according to the EPA.

Gerber Hardwater faucets and valves have a Ceramaflow ceramic disc cartridge that resists friction and protects the system from hard water.

Job Redi tools offer soft, resilient handles designed to reduce fatigue and offer excellent durability.

TEXTURELAC paint products can save more than 70% on production costs.

Total quality management is serious business. I’ve read more than a few books on the subject, and none would qualify as light reading.

The PureTouch filtering faucet system in now available in three models.

To avoid risk of developing land on their own, three Florida builders formed a partnership to buy a 223-acre Sarasota site.

NHQ Gold Award winner Simonini Builders proves that great companies can come in small packages.

The Swanstone reinforced, solid-surface bar sink is a 15-in. square by 6-in. deep drop-in bar sink with an easy-mounting bracket assembly and knock-out fixture holes.

The ZAR Graining Tool allows you to achieve a variety of graining patterns.

At Sunrise Colony Co., we were proud to win the National Housing Quality Award last year.

With a choice of four products in two distinct color ranges, Vengeance Creek Stone is one-of-a-kind metamorphic quartzite.

Purchase decisions for most buyers require tough choices because they don’t have unlimited budgets.

Seven years ago, when the National Housing Quality Awards were introduced, most builders struggled to figure out how quality management could help their companies.

The SC60 woodburning fireplace by Heatilator puts out 70,000 BTUs per hour.

A complete line of aluminum fencing products is available in nine finishes.

NHQ Silver Award winner, Don Simon Homes, is a model of team commitment to quality and the quality process.

Duration High Performance Coating cuts crew time and costs while delivering the extreme performance that discriminating home buyers expect.

Overly stringent environmental regulations have posed major challenges for the housing industry for decades.

Since the mid-1980s The Dow Chemical Company has donated product, money and volunteer labor to the independent, ecumenical Christian, non-profit organization that, as of the JCWP in September, has built more than 100,000 houses worldwide.

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