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Custom home builders talk about what they do on the front end of a project to achieve better margins

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Meadolark Design + Build's work runs the gamut of styles. This design pays homage to the mid-century modern home originally on the site (Photo: John Carlson at Carlson Productions).

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A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

Exterior, dusk, of hillside home in Phoenix, Ariz. by Cullum Homes

This hillside house in Phoenix built by Cullum Homes at The Estates at Paradise Reserve won Custom Home of the Year from the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona. Cullum also built the adjacent subdivision, The Village at Paradise Reserve, using a new model of unitized pricing to build out both. Photo: NCKX Photography

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Two custom builders seek to improve margins: one by unitizing pricing relationships with trades, the other by pursuing a coveted homebuyer group

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Custom home builders share the red flags they look for when screening clients and deciding whether to keep them or let them go

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Thinking like a buyer, positioning your company as a trusted advisor, and setting boundaries are ways to improve selling skills and protect your profit

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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Sarah Lawson (center) S+H Construction's former project manager and now new owner with company founders Alex Slive (left) and Doug Hanna.

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Two high school buddies and business partners share how they found a successor and an exit strategy for their home building/remodeling company.

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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.

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