Senior executives from 60 of the home building industry's biggest companies gathered at the 18th annual Builder 100 conference to network and discuss the future of the housing industry.The invitation-only event was held at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale, Ariz. In 2003, the Builder 100 firms generated $108 billion in revenue—a 25 percent increase over 2002. Among those in attendance:

Industry analyst John Stanley, left, leads a forum on executive challenges with (left to right) CEOs Steven Hilton of Meritage Corp.; Ara Hovnanian of Hovnanian Enterprises; and Richard Dugas of Pulte Homes.
Neumann Homes' vice president Jean Neumann and president Ken Neumann. KB Home chairman Bruce Karatz (top left), TOUSA's executive vice president Mark Upton (top right), and Lennar director Jon Jaffe (above).
Toll Brothers' president Zvi Barsiley, left, and Drees Co.'s president David Drees. D.R. Horton's executive vice president Stacey Dryer.