PB September 2014

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Builders weigh in on their love-hate relationship with the banking industry, and the non-traditional sources of capital they are using. 

Ryan Larsen discusses launching Porchlight Homes in Phoenix and competing with larger builders.

Creating attractive, marketable homes for lots with tight setbacks is a matter of give and take among the builder, the architect, the neighbors, and city zoning and planning authorities.

Builders must embrace mobile technology and show software developers a need for industry-specific business apps.

Industry consultant Scott Sedam shares what he has learned over the years from working with more than 200 builders.

In some markets, banks are becoming more aggressive with construction loans and are even financing land development.

Miller and Smith celebrates 50 years of building homes in the Washington, D.C., suburbs.

Innovative solutions for high-R walls are critical for achieving zero-energy-ready homes.

To maintain current profitability, builders must work on their cost of sales and especially direct construction costs to improve gross profits.

Tom Lewis of T.W. Lewis Company becomes the first inductee into the National Housing Quality Hall of Fame.

For many builders, business is good if not excellent. When that is the case, the possibility that success can lead to complacency becomes more prevalent.

Eldorado Stone offers even more possibilities for dramatic interiors with four new wall designs—SeasideWall, RusticWall, StudyWall, and UrbanWall.

Architects, designers, and builders can now incorporate the distinction of quarried limestone in virtually any project with Adair Marble Overlay from Arriscraft.

ProVia has added two new product lines to its Heritage Stone manufactured stone collection.

Ply Gem Stone has expanded the distribution of its Column Collection, making it easier for builders and contractors to access the product line.

Versetta Stone from Boral is a non-structural, cement-based, manufactured stone veneer that delivers the authentic beauty of traditional stone masonry without the excess cost and installation time.

Delta Faucet soap dispensers with Touch2Oxt Technology provide a quick and easy solution for washing hands, allowing users to dole out soap with the wave of their hand.

The KWC ONO freestanding tub filler is now available in the company’s proprietary Splendure Stainless Steel finish.

Gerber has added a dual-flush toilet to its Logan Square collection.

The Champion PRO line of toilets from American Standard has been expanded to include two new decorative tank designs.

The Per Se collection brings an alternative yet fashionable understatement to the Kallista portfolio at an affordable luxury price point.

The spacious Valea single-bowl sink from Blanco combines durability and functionality to handle rigorous kitchen activities.

The Focus kitchen faucet by Hansgrohe creates a greater freedom of movement in and around the sink.

TOTO’s Aero Shower System of rain showers and handshowers has introduced its newest innovation—AeroJet+ Technology.

Sotria is the latest collection of luxury bath faucets, fittings, and accessories from Brizo.

The Brookshire kitchen faucet is one of the first pullout faucets to feature Moen’s Reflex system.

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