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Hammerwell's Sunset home

This 6,400-square-foot Hammerwell home in Boulder, Colo., was designed by Boulder firm HMH Architecture + Interiors and features a solar thermal system capable of producing 150,000 Btu per hour, providing heat for the home as well as hot water for the current spa and a future pool (Photo: David Lauer Photography).

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The owner of a home building company with no heirs interested in taking the reins shares how he groomed a successor to continue his legacy

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Buyer co-ops are trying to do more than just find rebates for home builders.

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Caleb Johnson masters designing and building

Krause Music Store

The Krause Music store, a national landmark and one of the last buildings designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan in 1922, was renovated by Goldberg General Contracting (Photo: Hedrich Blessing Photographers).

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Side jobs that started as busy work during slow times or a new niche with growth potential can broaden a custom home builder's portfolio.

The Highenders, one of 31 groups in the NAHB’s Builder 20 program, gathered in Washington, D.C., for an October networking meeting with builders from five other Builder 20 clubs and presented their best practices and processes for managing contract to warranty issues.

 
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Builder 20 Club members laud their network as a deep resource for best practices, wisdom, and camaraderie.

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Building material suppliers say collaborative builders are their favorite clients.

Jeff Wynne

Josh Wynne, owner and founder

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Building Florida homes that work with nature reduces the burden of living in them.

Don Farinelli

Don Farinelli, owner and founder

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Nineteen in-house carpenters enable Farinelli Construction to satisfy central Pennsylvania's desire for handcrafted home building.

Jeff Santerre

Jeff Santerre, co-owner and founder

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Seattle-based builder is comprehensive about communicating and salvaging material from tear downs long before green was fashionable

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Custom home builders thinking like a production builder.

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WINTER 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Dura Supreme Cabinetry has launched a new selection of stains.

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A hidden library door gives this new custom-built house the quirkiness of an old home.

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