Best Practices

Custom Builder's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on best practices for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.


The gold winners from the 2007 National Sales and Marketing Awards demonstrate that a cool sales environment doesn't need to put a halt to design innovation.


Overhead Door Part of Overhead Door's Renaissance Collection, the V12 traditional steel carriage house garage doors resemble wood doors with a pronounced wainscot embossment. The line has optional decorative hardware and window designs and comes in five colors with insulated or non-insulated panels.

Contract and hands shaking

When Stephen Shaw, president of Shaw Built Homes, a small-tract builder in Boonton, N.J., received a four-page checklist from a customer detailing how the customer perceived their relationship would unfold during construction, he knew he had a problem....



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


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

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