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PB May 2007


Florida Homebuilder’s Closings Soar

Professional Builder columnist Paul Cardis explains why Technical Olympic USA’s Engle Homes division in Orlando defies market conditions to come out ahead with 206 closings in 28 days.

Downturns Create Opportunities but Come with Challenges

Valuable building sites are coming back on the market at reduced prices. Big winners will use them to capitalize on this housing down cycle, just as others have in the past.
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Home Builder Company Culture Defined

Culture is as culture does. A look at how your company’s actions and behaviors today become the culture you’re known for tomorrow

Corban Homes

Products builders won't build without.

Your New Home Sales Staff Need an Attitude Adjustment?

The importance of a good attitude goes beyond management; a homebuilders sales staff needs to have one, too. Columnist John Rymer details the right approach to the right attitude.

ProBuilder Product Report: Roofing and Siding

Appearing in the May 2007 issue of Professional Builder magazine, here are a few roofing and siding products available from Crane, Owens Corning, Royal Moldings, CertainTeed and others.

Blame the Messenger

I am a member of a group that in some quarters is viewed with the same distrust as a gang: the media. We are renowned for nosiness and invasion of privacy. We are one more example of the decline of civilized society. This was brutally proved on the campus of Virginia Tech University after the horrific shootings by a deranged killer.

ProBuilder Product Report: Insulation and Housewrap

Included from the May 2007 edition of Professional Builder magazine are products to keep houses dry during construction and warm during those cold winter months.

Home Builders Miss Boat on Production Process Improvement

Can production process improvement push past finance and marketing in home builders’ priority list? Columnist Scott Sedam ponders this and more in his column.

ProBuilder Product Report: New Products

Featuring the latest innovations from top building industry manufacturers.
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