NHQ Archives

April 1, 2006


Quality System for Trade Contractors Gets Results
Three framing companies have consistently reduced quality defects by more than 50% while improving productivity and builder satisfaction since implementing the NHQ Quality System for Trade Contractors one year ago in a pilot project.
Quality Leadership
NHQ Gold winner Winans Construction have bridged the gap between company values and common values.



Grayson Homes Geared to Growth
2004 NHQ Silver Award recipient wins in the race that never ends.


Weekley Fine-Tunes Customer Satisfaction Measures
When David Weekley Homes won the NHQ Award in 1993, the Houston-based firm set benchmarks for gathering data to measure the strength of customer relationships.


Community Focus
There are many routes to success in the home building industry.


Mercedes' Training Pays Off
No company ever worked harder to achieve an NHQ Award than Melbourne, Fla.-based Mercedes Homes.


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


Competitive Edge
An interesting philosophy is at work at The Green Cos.


Kaufman and Broad Still Into Rayco Model
No NHQ winner ever set higher benchmarks, in just about every area of operations, than Rayco-former Professional Builder of the Year Ray Ellison's old San Antonio jugernaut.


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


Aligned for Takeoff


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


Handbook For Winning HousingZone.com Forum - 2005 NHQ Award Winners


Pulte Homes Handbook for Winning
Pulte Homes is the first builder to ever apply for a NHQ award as a national builder, and they came away with a Gold NHQ Award. Bill Pulte founded Pulte Homes in 1950, and is still active in the firm, primarily in the role of figurehead/cheerleader.


National Housing Quality Awards Resources
For more information on the National Housing Quality Awards, view these resources.



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