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Selecting a Builder

The Role of the Builder

Bill Reynolds (Selecting a Builder)

A lot of people don’t understand the sheer complexity of the builder’s job and the systems required to build a house from scratch.

Many analogies have been used to describe the professional builder: the conductor of an orchestra, the captain of a... read more

Selecting a Builder

Size Matters: Choose Your Contractor Wisely

Bill Reynolds (Selecting a Builder)

The low-bid, budget company may cost more in the long run. Here's why.

Does your builder have the size and -- more importantly -- the management systems needed to handle a custom home project? If not, the final cost in dollars and... read more

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

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