John Friesenhahn

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How To Design A Great Front Porch How To Design A Great Front Porch

A flimsy porch becomes a real-deal one with a few extra feet and attention to the details. More

Concord Riverwalk, West Concord, Mass.
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Concord Riverwalk, West Concord, Mass.

The 2014 Project of the Year exemplifies smart density, walkability, and community. More

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Go Ductless Go Ductless

Mitsubishi Electric's new ductless HVAC system meets demand for low loads, high efficiencies. More

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TRI Pointe Takes Hold of Weyerhaeuser's Five-Jeweled Crown

TRI Pointe settles on its mammoth $2.8 billion deal to acquire Weyerhaeuser's five home building operations, a talent-rich operator group, 27,000 building lots, and five regional power brand names via a complex Reverse Morris Trust financial transaction. Here, from BUILDER's John McManus, is what the deal means to TRI Pointe, and what it means to home building's leading organizations. More

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Piggin’ Out in Central Texas: Austin’s Continued Expansion Piggin’ Out in Central Texas: Austin’s Continued Expansion

The strength of Austin’s housing market has been picked up on international economies’ radar and builders are finding that buyers are right where they thought they would be in this expanding market. More

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Creating a Design Center That’s Beautiful and Brainy Creating a Design Center That’s Beautiful and Brainy

The second in a four-part series stresses the importance of ambience for a top-performing design center. More

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FourPlans: Pinterest Favorites from Frank Betz FourPlans: Pinterest Favorites from Frank Betz

These four beautiful plans from Frank Betz have captured the imagination of Pinterest users. What do they have in common? Lots of down-home appeal via wide, welcoming porches and comfortable open layouts. More

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20 Clubs Offer Builders a Helping Hand 20 Clubs Offer Builders a Helping Hand

NAHB 20 Clubs are like self-help for builders. There's never been a better time to tap into a rigorous self-improvement program. More

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NAHB Lauds Green Homes and their Builders NAHB Lauds Green Homes and their Builders

The wide-ranging projects employ renewable energy, superior insulation, and passive design strategies. More

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A Builder's 911 Call

20 Clubs, started by the NAHB more than 15 years ago, unite builders and remodelers from all across the United States. In a confidential setting, members help each other do business better, share advice, and resolve crises. Here's a fly-on-the-wall look at an emergency meeting of a 20 Club.   More

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