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Leadership

A compilation of HousingZone's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on leadership for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.


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Leadership

Problem-Solver With A Passion

There's nothing passive about Natalie Leonard's drive to build sustainable affordable Passive homes

Business

Getting Prospects to Pay for It (The Estimate)

A preconstruction process that convinces potential clients to pay for estimating is less about contract language and more about beginning a relationship

Business

Selections Strategy

Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

Business

Cash Isn't Just King, It's Your Lifeline

Four experts explain how paying attention to cash flow can help keep builders from robbing Peter to pay Paul

Business

Time-Machine Lessons

We ask custom builders: If you could redo your first house or revisit the first years of running your business, what would you do differently?

Leadership

Devil in the Details

In the fall of 2018, I had the privilege of taking a day to tour two very special companies while I was visiting Copenhagen, and the level of craft…

Leadership

Guest Columnist: Boost the Efficiency of Your Building Process

Valuable insights Architect Robert Hidey gleaned over decades of residential design experience

Leadership

Q + A: Happy Place

Architect Michael Lehrer on great windows, hand-built models, and builders with high emotional intelligence

Backstory

Backstory: Green Gables Opens Up Every Aspect of its Design/Build Process to Clients

"You never want to get to the next phase and realize somebody's not happy."

 

Leadership

Creating A No-Overtime Policy

Research across a number of professions has shown time and again that productivity and accuracy decrease when employees aren’t given sufficient time off to recharge.

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