Couple with construction manager wearing a hard hat

Custom home builders share how managing client expectations can eliminate drama and create a better customer experience

Contemporary lake house on Lake Geneva, Wis.

A summer cottage master suite at a Lake Geneva, Wis., custom home

Master Suite designed by Shanna Kerr

Focus on the client to design spaces that are deeply personal like the master suite

Top down view of Kitchen sink

True to his nature, builder Nick Schiffer immediately said, “Of course we can build a wood dish-drying rack that would drain into the sink,” then set about researching the best way to do it (Photos: Sabrina Cole Quinn Photography).

 

A craftsman's use of social media puts him on the map

Black walnut and white oak stairway

A Seattle woodworker is earning a reputation as a stair artist (and tubs too)

Cary Bernstein photo

Cary Bernstein talks about an architect's key criteria for selecting building partners

Master Suite designed by Kelsey Roberts

See the master suite and bath with fancy textures from viscose to crystal

Chicago three flat

Goldberg General Contracting and architect Seth Romig converted an 1886 Chicago three-flat into a single-family home, gutting the building and reconstructing its rear facade (Photo: Tony Soluri)

Despite design challenges, permit hurdles, and pressure from the neighbors, two urban homes offer inspired solutions

Rob Pressman

On designing a great outdoor program and making sure it gets built

Modern House clad in corrugated metal

A modern home in Bend, Ore., by Seattle-based architect Nils Finne and builders Tim and Trevin Duey, clad in corrugated metal and red cedar, met the constraints of a tight riverside lot and the desires of a couple embarking on a new phase of life (Photos: Ben Benschneider).

For empty nesters, the world of design is their oyster

Kitchen backsplash by B. David Levine

Photos: Mark Parry

Details are the thread that tie environments together

Videos

Mark Richardson, CR on New Partnership with Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder

Case Design Remodeling co-chairman Mark Richardson recently joined Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder magazines as a columnist. Richardson takes a moment to describe the partnership and a vision for the residential construction industry.

Selling Strategies

Mark Richardson on sales strategies in today's environment.

Submitted Video: Habitat For Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 2 - Meeting Energy Star 3.0

Tapco Group's Kelly Warren discusses Energy Star 3.0 with the lead contractor for one of Habitat for Humanity's Builder Blitz 2012 homes. Habitat's annual Builders Blitz has a goal of building 200 homes in one week.

Submitted Video: Habitat For Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Gideon Pointe Neighborhood

Tapco Group's Kelly Warren talks with Bob Calhoun, executive director of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, about the 40-home Gideon Pointe neighborhood under construction by Habitat for Humanity in Wilmington, N.C.

SUMMER 2018

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

The Dorrance collection of bath accessories includes a wall-mounted faucet, tub fillers, and bidet and shower sets

Features

Custom home builders share how managing client expectations can eliminate drama and create a better customer experience

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