Build It Right: Basements
Cellar's Market: Supplying materials for a dry, insulated basement can be a...
Build it Right
With the new standards for the federal Energy Star Qualified Homes program issued...
Advocating two- and three-stud corner construction can boost your rep and loyalty...
Providing a fire-rated wall may not be common in single-family housing, but...
Flash and Batt
Launching a new production-level homebuilding company at perhaps the lowest point of the housing recession, and in one of its poster cities, might seem daunting.
A Degree of Difference
Like many dealers, the recession caused John Mensinger to lay off employees, sell equipment, and pay closer attention to his deliveries in order to keep afloat his business, American Lumber Co. in Modesto, Calif.
Five years ago, Criterium Engineers, a Portland, Maine, construction consulting firm, identified improper window installations as the No. 1 problem area reported by its 70 field offices from nearly 20,000 homes inspected nationally.
The Growing Call to Install
With the housing market recovering slowly, the prospects for dealer-run installed...
More than 90% of the dealers responding to a ProSales survey last fall reported...
Re-Learning Credit 101
Meet Ron Kastein, president and owner of Barker Lumber in Delavan, Wis., a small...