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Selecting a Builder

5 Key Questions for Your Builder

Bill Reynolds (Selecting a Builder)

You've finally decided to build that dream home and have invited us into your living room or have cornered us during the Parade of Homes. Now what?

As a professional homebuilder, we are prepared to answer any questions... read more

Sustainability

Insulation: Stay Cool without Sweating Energy Bills

Bill Reynolds (Sustainability)

New homes are built to save energy, and a primary component of that goal is insulation. The definition of insulation, however, is rapidly expanding as homebuyers and energy codes demand even better energy-use performance from new... read more

Sustainability

Is Geothermal in Your Future?

Bill Reynolds (Sustainability)

Improving home energy efficiency and building more sustainable housing is no longer a trend -- it's mainstream. As a professional builder, we feel it's important to keep up on emerging technologies that may soon help our clients save money, improve comfort and reduce our impact on... read more

Custom Home Design

The Successful Outdoor Kitchen

Bill Reynolds (Custom Home Design)

Creating a backyard gathering space that works hard and looks great.

Outdoor kitchens are hot. In a 2012 survey by Professional Builder magazine, a fourth of the respondents named outdoor kitchens as one of their top selling features. There's no shortage of ideas for... read more

Custom Home Design

The New Media Room

Bill Reynolds (Custom Home Design)

Thoughtful planning will help homeowners get the most from this popular amenity.

Home theaters were all the rage ten years ago. These rooms were designed for passively watching TV and movies, and were acoustically separated from the rest of the house. While some homeowners still want home... read more

Sustainability

Sensible Green

Bill Reynolds (Sustainability)

Sustainable construction is nothing mysterious. Its most important aspects are some of the same things that define a quality builder.

Green homes, also called sustainable homes, are more affordable than ever.   Last year, for instance, a nationwide McGraw Hill study of builders and remodelers found... read more

The Building Process

Plan to Succeed

Bill Reynolds (The Building Process)

A complete set of plans and specs will eliminate problems and help ensure a smooth project.

Never underestimate the importance of good plans and specifications to a successful new home build. These crucial documents need to be fully completed in order to generate a realistic price, schedule,... read more

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