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Meet the Maestro

newhaven (Custom Home Design)

The pro who conducts your project to its finale draws from a deep well of knowledge

Some builders call them job supervisors. Others refer to them as project managers, or PMs. Regardless of the title, these individuals are the unsung heroes of the residential construction business. Many homeowners... read more

What a Parade!

Bill Reynolds (Custom Home Design)

Thanks to all of you who stopped by to visit our award-winning Feature Home during the Parade of Homes. I enjoyed chatting with the many friends, clients and new visitors who stopped by.

What a Parade!

I owe a special thanks... read more

First Impressions

Bill Reynolds (Custom Home Design)

The best builders know that the initial meeting is about earning your trust

A big factor in someone's choice of a builder is their comfort with the first person they meet from the company, whether it's the owner or a sales person. Natural rapport is important, but gut feelings also play a... read more

Why Home Tech Is a Wise Investment

Bill Reynolds (Custom Home Design)

Simple, affordable and easy-to-install wireless is making the long-predicted smart home a must-have.

PC Magazine has called 2016 The Year of the Home—the start of a flowering of wireless devices that will make home life easier, healthier and more fun. Research... read more

Home Price Reality Check

Bill Reynolds (Custom Home Design)

Consulting with a builder before drawing the plans will save expense and headaches.

Most custom builders have had clients show up at their office with a set of finished plans that, in reality, will cost 25% to 30% more than the... read more

The Problem with Competitive Bidding

Bill Reynolds (Selecting a Builder)

Some big obstacles stand in the way of the three-bid advice.

Folk wisdom, online articles, and basic instincts advise homeowners to solicit bids from several qualified contractors. But three major obstacles get in the way of making those bids realistic and... read more

Controlling Allowances

Bill Reynolds (Custom Home Design)

Strict allowance policies benefit homeowners as much as builders.

Why do builders prefer that the homeowners choose every single item that will go into the house before they break ground? It’s not just for the builder’s convenience. A choice postponed may end up being made at a... read more