The Drees Co.

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Drees Brings in Native Son to Start New Houston Division Drees Brings in Native Son to Start New Houston Division

BUILDER's Les Shaver introduces Jay McManus, the established Houstonian whose 20+ years experience in the market is giving the No. 23 ranked builder a running start. Read more

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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

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BUILDER 100’s Top Private Companies Get Stronger in 2011

Unlike the publics, many of the 10 largest private builders boosted their market share last year. Read more

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Startup Builders Make Waves in Recession's Wake Startup Builders Make Waves in Recession's Wake

Without legacy issues, these companies have been penetrating their markets quickly, and making money, too. Read more

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BUILDER 100's Top Private Companies Spent Last Year Stuck in Neutral

But moves by several of the largest for-profit, private builders put them in better shape to reap rewards in 2011. Read more

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Fischer Group Hunts For More Land

Cincinnati-area builder has new deals in the works. Read more

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Tax Credit Burnishes Builders' Internet Marketing

But some companies still don't seem to fully believe in the power of their Web sites as promotional tools. Read more

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Drees Handles Buyer Objections

The Drees Co. has found a way to handle objections that should impress even the most depressed builder sales manager coping with this down market. Starting in mid-June, Drees launched its "Build with Confidence" program for its Zaring Premier line in the Midwest region, with homes that typically sell for around $500,000. The program is simple: If a buyer does not sell their old home at the time of closing, Drees will set up an escrow account and pay the mortgage on the existing home for up to 12 months. If the home sells in four months, for example, the remaining eight months of escrow money goes back to Drees. Read more

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Drees Handles Buyer Objections

The Drees Co. has found a way to handle objections that should impress even the most depressed builder sales manager coping with this down market. Starting in mid-June, Drees launched its "Build with Confidence" program for its Zaring Premier line in the Midwest region, with homes that typically sell for around $500,000. The program is simple: If a buyer does not sell their old home at the time of closing, Drees will set up an escrow account and pay the mortgage on the existing home for up to 12 months. If the home sells in four months, for example, the remaining eight months of escrow money goes back to Drees. Read more

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America's Best Builders 2008: A Family Affair America's Best Builders 2008: A Family Affair

For Drees Homes and London Bay Homes, winners of America’s Best Builders for 2008, the last 12 months saw challenges met head on, new initiatives undertaken, and carefully thought-out processes leading to success. Read more

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