May 2013 Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2012: A Good Year for Builders 2012: A Good Year for Builders

Most of the builders on our Builder 100 and Next 100 lists experienced significant increases in closings and in revenue. Read more

Artful Craftsman Soapstone Counters, a Tile Backsplash, and Oak Cabinets Strike a Balance Between Traditional and Fresh. Project of the Month Artful Craftsman Soapstone Counters, a Tile Backsplash, and Oak Cabinets Strike a Balance Between Traditional and Fresh.

Limitations abounded in this kitchen layout, yet the result is a warm and beautiful kitchen that takes up a small footprint and works really hard. Read more

Big Dig, Super Roots, Water Short, and Planes Plenty Field Report Big Dig, Super Roots, Water Short, and Planes Plenty

Economic development news of jobs gained, home development thwarted, and manufacturing investments. Read more

Big Builders Take Share dashboard Big Builders Take Share

Top 100 builders nab 50 percent of new-home closings in 2012. Read more

A High-Functioning Texas Mudroom detailsdetails A High-Functioning Texas Mudroom

A look at a high-functioning mudroom on a working farm that uses off-the-shelf components and offers inspiration for production builders. Read more

Land Strategies Now Include Development Again Land Strategies Now Include Development Again

Availability and prices of scarcer finished lots require builders to be smarter about acquisitions. Read more

Furniture Not Included Tactics Furniture Not Included

Tips for selling to foreign-born home buyers. Read more

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