July Big Builder Supplement 2015 Table of Contents

Editor's Notes
Excel or Else BIG BUILDER Excel or Else

There’s no place for average in home building today Read more

From the NAHB
Where Direct Cost Pressures Are Building BIG BUILDER Where Direct Cost Pressures Are Building

As any veteran builder can tell you, the costs associated with constructing a house have steadily increased over the past 20 years. Here's how they break down in an average American home. Read more

From the Experts
Operational Excellence: 16 Essentials BIG BUILDER Operational Excellence: 16 Essentials

Have you achieved operational excellence? BIG BUILDER contributor Fletcher Groves III offers 16 essential conditions that must be met for a company to reach its operational peak. Read more

How to Breed Best-of-Breed BIG BUILDER How to Breed Best-of-Breed

BIG BUILDER contributor Clark Ellis points out the challenges and benefits of creating Centers of Excellence. Read more

Business Focus
Perfecting the Process of Home Building BIG BUILDER Perfecting the Process of Home Building

By fine tuning each step in the home building process, you can deliver better products that your customers crave and generate higher profits. Read more

Four Home Builders That Achieve Excellence BIG BUILDER Four Home Builders That Achieve Excellence

BUILDER contributor Bill Gloede looks at the different ways excellence can be achieved in home building and how four major players are setting the standard. Read more

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