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PB August 2007

ProBuilder Product Report: Paints, Caulks and Sealants

Included are the latest products to seal the cracks, stop the gaps and plug up the leaks.

Fidelity Homes' Targets a Range of Homebuyers in Sarasota, Fla.

Fidelity Homes is attracting a cross-section of home buyers to University Groves in Sarasota, Fla., with designs that buck the Mediterranean Revival trend and floorplans with highly functional spaces such as the Florida basement and the family studio/laundry room. The homes are part of a master-planned community with its own town center and a prime location near medical facilities and downtown Sarasota.

Lesson for Homebuilding Executives: Have Fun

When was the last time you laughed at work? If it wasn't today, it could explain why your sales are not better than they are. Executives are realizing the benefits of a fun and happy workplace. According to researchers, people who have fun on the job are more creative, more productive and more loyal.

Benchmark Power for Home Builders

Professional Builder has recently established a new program in partnership with iLumen Financial Information Network that will make benchmarking much easier for builders. Called the Reed Construction Dashboard, this online program allows builders to quickly and efficiently upload financial data and compare it to other builders' metrics.

Analyze Your Interviews

Here are this month's tips to help you gauge your home-building industry candidates.

Create a New Sales Pitch and Team with a Realtor to Boost Homebuilder Business

Talk with most sales professionals today and the conversation sooner or later turns to the glory days of new home sales. They complain of customers today who shop and keep waiting for a better deal while traffic dwindles. There is no guarantee that we will ever see the kind of market that we witnessed in 2003–2005, and if — and this is a big if — it comes along again, chances ...
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Take the Voodoo Out of Home Building Process Improvement

With a few notable exceptions, builders haven't figured out that if they create a disciplined, bulletproof building process, they'll have very few customer issues. And for those who do, they have time to deal with them

Professional Builder Best Workplaces 2007

A great workplace offers more than good pay, a safe job site and an occasional pat on the back. Read about homebuilders — like those on Professional Builder’s Top Five Best Workplaces — who go the extra mile for their employees and stay competitive by attracting good workers who are productive, hardworking and loyal.

How Homebuilders Can Be Proactive About Succession Planning

Regardless of company size, homebuilders need to be prepared for the day a talented manager decides to move on. Here's how.


ProBuilder Product Report: Countertops and Surfaces

Here's a look at product solutions for countertops.

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Delaware-based Schell Brothers, our 2023 Builder of the Year, brings a refreshing approach to delivering homes and measuring success with an overriding mission of happiness

NAHB Chairman's Message: In a challenging business environment for home builders, and with higher housing costs for families, the National Association of Home Builders is working to help home builders better meet the nation's housing needs

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