Once a kitchen standard, linoleum began losing ground to other flooring types, namely sheet vinyl, in the 1940s.
One of the most curious trends to emerge from our 2004 GIANTS survey is the heat in high-rises, long a dormant housing form of little interest to the largest production builders.
I have seen a few companies define what they believe with statements under headings such as 'we believe' or 'basic beliefs.' Somehow, a statement of beliefs seems stronger than a mission statement.
Most companies we encounter overlook relationship value, the measurable things a company does to create 'likability' between employees and customers
Factory-built housing predicted to grow 1.2% annually through 2005
Mack Bissette, CEO of Atlanta-based Springdale Homes, sister company of SRG Homes and Neighborhoods in Jacksonville, Fla., specializes in New Urbanist designs that blend with existing housing.
With NAHB economist Michael Carliner forecasting an annual net inflow of up to 1.7 million immigrants during the next decade, builders should keep an eye on anything that imperils those newcomers' ability to buy houses.