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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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Five Tips for Better Business Advice 

Getting the best advice means knowing where the best advice comes from 

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Backstory: Sense + Sensibility

Business smarts and old-meets-new design have helped Environs Development carve itself a niche with stately infill homes in Chicagoland


Is A GMP Contract Right For You?

Guaranteed maximum price contracts require a true team effort and an open-book policy


Backstory: The Wright Stuff

A Wichita family builder beats succession-planning odds and channels the signature modern style in the Midwest for a new generation.


My Meeting Epiphany

Look at meetings as an honor and opportunity to take your company to the next level.


What is the Right Level of Growth?

The more you understand what is the ideal growth rate for your business, the more you can plan and focus on executing.


Design/Build Primer

Some Design/Build business models are more a product of evolution than what is best.


Mark Richardson: Technology, a Blessing and a Curse

The pendulum has swung too far from personal contact and communication.


Custom Home Building: World Class Team

As we begin to see more opportunities for growth, the focus of many businesses is changing. During the recession, businesses survived by being…


Custom Home Building: Is It You or Is It the Market?

The health of your business, not market conditions, must improve if you want to be more successful.


Mark Richardson: What Are Your Motivations?

Understand your motivations and align those drivers with the rest of your company.

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