Custom Builders

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Custom Conversation

While consolidation among the nation's largest home-building firms may grab the... More

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Hard Rain

The housing slump has put extra strain on the always-tough relationship between builders looking to trim construction costs and suppliers grappling with smaller orders and shrinking margins. But the downturn is also forcing these trade partners to call a truce--however temporary and sometimes one-sided--in order to form a common front in their fight to survive this frail economy. More

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ProSales Installed Sales Guide: Installed Sales People

Drive 40 miles east from Bakersfield, Calif., and you'll come upon Tehachapi (... More

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Small Differences

Mark Scott has been on both sides of the fence. Through the 1980s, the owner of Mark IV Builders in Bethesda, Md., built custom spec homes; for most of the past 15 years, his focus has been high-end residential remodeling. More

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Personal Touch

There are plenty of places around Charlottesville, Va., where Randy Rinehart can... More

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Custom Cushion

The housing bust that started in the late-1980s was particularly hard-felt at... More

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2005 ProSales 100: Shifting Priorities

For the first time, custom home builders lose ground to other contractors as a... More

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Jacks of All Trades

The four luxury spec houses currently for sale by London Bay Homes in Naples, Fla.... More

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