PB October 2014

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Builders prefer traditional approaches for market research, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers. 

Profit management requires constant focus and proactive involvement to know the cost and to analyze the results of your marketing expenditures.

In zero-energy-ready homes, all or most of a home’s annual energy consumption can be offset with renewable energy, significantly reducing annual electricity costs.

Wayne Yamano explains how he went from staining microscope slides in college to strategizing for Housing Giant Meritage Homes. 

Discipline, focus, and lifelong learning earn two builders prestigious Lee Evans awards.

Industry consultant Noelle Tarabulski advises builders on what to do when they encounter stalled home sales.

Industry consultant Scott Sedam shares feedback from builders who offer 27 of their own lessons learned in response to a previous article.

The Bokka Group’s annual survey of homebuyer preferences sheds light on how builders can make better use of digital sales tools to turn prospects into customers.

House plans that fit right in for creating a pedestrian- and front porch-friendly community. 

Beloved by Boomers and embraced by Millennials, mid-century modern architecture is making a comeback.

The winners of home building’s highest award for total quality management talk about their NHQ journey and the next goals they’re trying to achieve.

QuickDraw keyless remote access for truck boxes offers push button access from up to 100 feet away and keyless unlocking within 5 feet of the truck box.

Push Pull Rotate products from Brink’s Home Security allow users to open a door traditionally by turning or rotating the knob as well as two completely new ways.

The Kevo smart lock by Kwikset is a Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt that satisfies consumer demand for both convenience and security.

SimpliciKey Freedom is a convenient, dual antenna lock that helps combat the challenge of unlocking a door in a timely manner.

The transitional levers and knobs in the new Schlage collection—the Sacramento Lever, Bowery Knob, and Greyson Rose—are designed to be classic and timeless.

Ann Sacks has partnered with Martyn Lawrence Bullard to create three new tile collections: The Mousharabia, Eastern Promise, and Hermitage.

Clayhaus Ceramics has added 10 new shapes and 24 new matte-finish glazes to its collection of handcrafted ceramic tile offerings.

An expanded collection of shapes and sizes adds a new dimension of personalization to Armstrong’s Alterna engineered stone tile collection.

Floor & Tile Underlayment from Barricade is an effective moisture vapor retarder that helps increase the useful life and appearance of flooring.

Exclusive to Concept Surfaces, Icon porcelain tiles are now available in a proprietary hexagonal shape.

The stylized texture in Daltile’s Porada glazed porcelain tiles looks and feels like natural slate.

The Basalt porcelain tile collection by Crossville is reminiscent of timeless volcanic stone, featuring fine graining and the subtle appearance of crystallized magma.

The Timber Collection by Neolith pulls from the warm, bucolic qualities of real wood and features a soft wood-grain pattern etched into stunning, cool- and neutral-toned slabs.

The glistening, mottled seascape colors of Caicos glass mosaics from Marazzi USA are heightened by the ever-changing light present within a space.

Tile of Spain has updated its Quick Ship Collection to include 36 companies and more than 120 products.

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