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Professional Builder

For more than 75 years, Professional Builder magazine has remained dedicated to serving the needs of the nation's home building community -- builders, designers and trade partners -- with award-winning content and proven, practical solutions.

Volume: 84    Issue: 11    

[ON THE COVER]
Winning design details: A glass-sided, open-riser stair in a California custom home by Brandon Architects is brought to life by "Climbers," a whimsical wall treatment, page 26.

PHOTO: MANOLO LANGIS, LANGO WORKS

Volume: 84    Issue: 10    

[ON THE COVER]
The front elevation of Toll Brothers' Olimpico model at Estancia in Yorba Linda, Calif., exudes the level of luxury found at the highest end of production housing, page 38.
PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER MAYER

Volume: 84    Issue: 9    

[ON THE COVER]
Plan 1 at Rolling Hills by Robert Hidey Architects and Toll Brothers is among the "gold standard" winners of our annual housing Design Awards, starting on page 22.
PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER MAYER PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 84    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]
From sinks to subflooring, the 100 most interesting, innovative, time-efficient, and just plain cool products for the housing industry, according to you, our readers.
ILLUSTRATION: LARRY NIGH

Volume: 84    Issue: 7    

[ON THE COVER]
Waters Edge at MacDonald Highlands by Sun West Custom Homes employs several design moves that ensure usable, comfortable, and private outdoor living.
PHOTO: COURTESY SUN WEST CUSTOM HOMES

Volume: 84    Issue: 6    

[ON THE COVER]
Westside at Shady Grove Metro by EYA features a mix of townhomes and multifamily product that delivers great design at attainable price points for its market. PHOTO: THOMAS ARLEDGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 84    Issue: 5    

[ON THE COVER]
President and CEO Bert Selva helms Shea Homes, the largest private builder in the U.S. based on revenue. Shea is ranked No. 12 on this year's Housing Giants list.
PHOTO: ROBERT GALLAGHER / DBPHOTOAGENCY

Volume: 84    Issue: 4    

[ON THE COVER]
The Elan model at Altis, a new 704-unit community targeting older Boomers, offers a fresh look and a lifestyle message that is driving traffic and sales.
PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER MAYER

Volume: 84    Issue: 3    

[ON THE COVER]
Meet the winners of the 2019 Professional Builder Forty Under 40, the next generation of building industry leaders.
BACKGROUND IMAGE: ALEKSEY / STOCK.ADOBE.COM; PHOTO COLLAGE BY LARRY NIGH

Volume: 84    Issue: 2    

[ON THE COVER]
The extensive outdoor living area of The New American Home 2019 in Las Vegas is just one of the many charms (and some surprises) of this 8,200-square-foot gem.
PHOTO: JEFFREY A. DAVIS

Volume: 84    Issue: 1    

[ON THE COVER]
The structure of a five-panel telescoping patio door was just one of the interesting "how" factors revealed during construction of The New American Home 2019.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: LARRY NIGH, FROM IMAGES BY RICH BINSACCA

Volume: 83    Issue: 12    

[ON THE COVER]
Gregg Nelson (left) and Mike Maples, co-founders of Trumark Companies, Professional Builder's 2018 Builder of the Year.

PHOTO: JASON HENRY / DBPHOTOAGENCY.COM

Volume: 83    Issue: 11    

[ON THE COVER]
The Meyden, a mixed-use infill project by San Diego-based firm Benson & Bohl Architects.
PHOTO: MICHAEL WALMSLEY

Volume: 83    Issue: 10    

[ON THE COVER]
The team at True Homes, Gold winners of the 2019 National Housing Quality Awards. Turn to page 31 for a complete list identifying the team members pictured.
PHOTO: SEAN BUSHER IMAGERY

Volume: 83    Issue: 9    

[ON THE COVER]
This custom home in Oregon, winner of a Gold award in the 2018 Professional Builder Design Awards, artfully balances contemporary elements and amenities with a rustic farmhouse style.
PHOTO: ERIC STAUDENMAIER

Volume: 83    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]

Our annual collection of the Top 100 Products features those selected by the readers of Professional Builder.

PHOTO MONTAGE: LARRY NIGH;
BACKGROUND PHOTO: SOWANNA / STOCK.ADOBE.COM

Volume: 83    Issue: 7    

ON THE COVER
Builder Justin Bryant of Robuck Homes, in Raleigh, N.C., reviews structural options with Carlos Penaloza of Penaloza Framing, in Clayton, N.C., on Lot 48 of Oakdale at Mordecai in Raleigh.
PHOTO: COURTESY ROBUCK HOMES

Volume: 83    Issue: 6    

[ON THE COVER]
The Addison, in Naperville, Ill., is one of the homes offered by local builder DJK Custom Homes, of Plainfield, Ill.
PHOTO: MARINA STORM/PICTURE PERFECT HOUSE

Volume: 83    Issue: 5    

[ON THE COVER]
Clayton Homes CEO and president Kevin Clayton and Clayton Home Building Group president Keith Holdbrooks led the builder to impressive growth this year. Clayton is No. 32 in this year's Housing Giants rankings.

PHOTO: TAMARA REYNOLDS / DBPHOTOAGENCY.COM

Volume: 83    Issue: 4    

[ON THE COVER]
The customization trend reaches new heights in a kitchen suite by Italian luxury company Officine Gullo.
PHOTO: KEN HAYDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 83    Issue: 3    

[ON THE COVER]
Meet the 2018 Professional Builder 40 Under 40, this year's class of the brightest rising stars in home building
PHOTO MONTAGE: LARRY NIGH

Volume: 83    Issue: 2    

[ON THE COVER]
Riverworks in Phoenixville, Pa., a 350-unit multifamily project by Toll Brothers, won top honors for Best Leasing Center at the 2018 National Sales & Marketing Awards.
PHOTO: COURTESY TOLL BROTHERS APARTMENT LIVING

Volume: 83    Issue: 1    

[ON THE COVER]
The New American Home in Montverde, Fla., by Legacy Custom Built Homes.
PHOTO: JEFFREY A. DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 82    Issue: 12    

[ON THE COVER]
Gene Myers is founder and CEO of Thrive Home Builders, in Denver, Professional Builder's 2017 Builder of the Year.
PHOTO: REBECCA STUMPF/DBPHOTOAGENCY.COM

Volume: 82    Issue: 11    

[ON THE COVER]
The Awendaw plan in Charleston, S.C., by builder Saussy Burbank, features plantation porches with ceiling fans, offering the potential to maximize cross breezes.
PHOTO: ZAN MADDOX/SOCIAL DESIGN HOUSE

Volume: 82    Issue: 10    

[ON THE COVER]
Tim O'Brien Homes nabbed Gold in this year's National Housing Quality Awards. Left to right: Matt Neumann (partner); Tim O'Brien (president); Craig North (VP construction); Dan Gorski (VP purchasing and design); Daniel Lowery (Madison division president); Angela Cooper (Milwaukee division president).
PHOTO: RAY GUANSING

Volume: 82    Issue: 9    

[ON THE COVER]
Jewel, Plan 2 in Playa Vista, Calif., by Robert Hidey Architects, Brookfield Residential, and Design Line Interiors, is a Gold Award winner in the 2017 Professional Builder Design Awards.

PHOTO: BERLYN PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 82    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]
Our annual roundup of the Top 100 Products features those chosen by Professional Builder readers.
PHOTO MONTAGE: LARRY NIGH; BACKGROUND PHOTO: HABRDA / STOCK.ADOBE.COM

Volume: 82    Issue: 7    

[ON THE COVER]
Harvest Green, by Johnson Development, attracts a diverse range of move-up buyers in the Houston area wanting access to fresh, local food.
PHOTO: COURTESY JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT

Volume: 82    Issue: 6    

[ON THE COVER]
S & S Homes of the Central Coast is one of the most active builders in the Bakersfield, Calif., MSA. The Legacy model is from the Copper Creek community, whose slogan is "Locally Grown Homes."
PHOTO: JASMINE AXELSEN

Volume: 82    Issue: 5    

[ON THE COVER]
Brothers Robert and Dale Francescon are co-CEOs of Century Communities, which merged last month with home builder and land developer UPC. Century is ranked No. 21 and UPC No. 51 on this year's Housing Giants list.
PHOTO: WILLIE PETERSEN/DBPHOTOAGENCY.COM

Volume: 82    Issue: 4    

[ON THE COVER]
A bath by Los Angeles-based interior designer Lindsay Chambers underscores the popularity of natural light and clean lines in both traditional and modern design.
PHOTO: ROGER DAVIES

Volume: 82    Issue: 3    

[ON THE COVER]
Meet the 2017 Professional Builder 40 Under 40, this year's class of the most promising up-and-comers in home building
PHOTO MONTAGE: LARRY NIGH

Volume: 82    Issue: 2    

[ON THE COVER]
The sales center for The Residences of the Hotel McGibbon, in Georgetown, Ontario, by SilverCreek Communities, was a finalist at the 2017 National Sales & Marketing Awards. It was designed by Mason Studio.
PHOTO: DAVID BAGOSY PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 82    Issue: 1    

[ON THE COVER]
The 34th edition of The New American Home in Lake Nona, Fla., designed and built by Phil Kean Design Group, is a resort-style retreat with a HERS Index score of 0.
PHOTO: JEFFREY A. DAVIS, DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 81    Issue: 12    

[ON THE COVER]
Builder of the Year LGI Homes does a high-velocity business converting renters to buyers. Left to right: Jack Lipar, EVP acquisitions; Charles Merdian, CFO; Eric Lipar, CEO; Mike Snider, president and COO; and Rachel Eaton, CMO.
PHOTO: NATHAN LINDSTROM / DBPHOTOAGENCY.COM

Volume: 81    Issue: 11    

[ON THE COVER]
Project 15-461 by BONE Structure is located in southern Quebec's Laurentian Mountains. The Quebec-based firm designs and builds high-performance, steel-frame homes with prefab components in the U.S. and Canada.
PHOTO: COURTESY BONE STRUCTURE

Volume: 81    Issue: 10    

[ON THE COVER]
Classica Builders won National Housing Quality top honors this year. Front row, left to right: Terri Saint (VP Design); Bill Saint (President & CEO); Terri Fowler (VP Finance). Back row, left to right: Brian Hall (VP Construction); Rick Jasinski (VP Land Acquisition & Development); Chuck Graham (Newton Graham Consulting)
PHOTO: SERENA APOSTAL, STUDIOIDESIGN

Volume: 81    Issue: 9    

[ON THE COVER]
Saguaro Ridge in Scottsdale, Ariz., designed by Douglas Fredrikson Architects and built by Hosco, is the 2016 Professional Builder Design Awards Project of the Year.
PHOTO: ALEXANDER VERTIKOFF PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 81    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]
Our annual compilation features the Top 100 Products chosen by you, our readers
PHOTO MONTAGE: ROBIN HICKS

Volume: 81    Issue: 7    

[ON THE COVER]
The 32 homes at The Oaks Farms in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., by Davidson Communities, are part of a cohesive enclave clustered around an equestrian center.
PHOTO: ERIC FIGGE

Volume: 81    Issue: 6    

[ON THE COVER]
SWAY, a midrise rental apartment project in downtown Santa Monica, Calif., offers outdoor spaces that include a salt water pool, a firepit, and open-air lounge areas.
PHOTO: ADRIAN TIEMENS PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 81    Issue: 5    

[ON THE COVER]
Steven Mungo, CEO of Mungo Homes -- ranked No. 53 on this year's Housing Giants list -- delivers homes within reach. The builder serves buyers in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
PHOTO: PETER TAYLOR/DBPHOTOAGENCY.COM

Volume: 81    Issue: 4    

[ON THE COVER]
Current kitchen design features that are attracting buyers include clean lines, a hard-working island, abundant natural light, and a strong connection to the outdoors. Kitchen design by Rehkamp Larson Architects, Minneapolis.
PHOTO: ANDREA RUGG PHOTOGRAPHY FOR REHKAMP LARSON ARCHITECTS

Volume: 81    Issue: 3    

[ON THE COVER]
Meet PB's 2016 40 Under 40, our latest class of home building's young and most accomplished stars.

PHOTO MONTAGE: ROBIN HICKS

Volume: 81    Issue: 2    

[ON THE COVER]
The welcome center at The Cannery introduces prospects
to its farm-to-table lifestyle. Developed by The New Home Company, in Davis, Calif., it won the 2016 National Sales & Marketing Award for Community of the Year.
PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER MAYER

Volume: 81    Issue: 1    

[ON THE COVER]
The 33rd edition of The New American Home in Henderson, Nev., designed and built by Element Design | Build, sets a new standard for product innovation, energy efficiency, and comfort.
PHOTO: JEFFREY A. DAVIS, DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 80    Issue: 12    

[ON THE COVER]
Patrick Neal is the owner and chairman of Neal Communities, Professional Builder's 2015 Builder of the Year.
Photo: Gary Bogdon / DB Photo Agency

Volume: 80    Issue: 11    

[ON THE COVER]
Portland Flats is part of Washington D.C.'s Monroe Street Market, a joint effort by KTGY Architecture + Planning, Maurice Walters Architect, Torti Gallas and Partners, and two developers, Abdo and Bozzuto.
PHOTO: TODD SMITH

Volume: 80    Issue: 10    

[ON THE COVER]
Veridian Homes won National Housing Quality top honors this year. Left to right: April Dichraff (Director, Human Resources); David Simon (President, Operations); Gary Danz (Director, Construction & Customer Relations); Jeff Rosenberg (President, Land Development); Bill Bublitz (VP, Finance); John Maasch (VP, Sales & Marketing)
PHOTO: BILL FRITSCH

Volume: 80    Issue: 9    

[ON THE COVER]
Countryside Bend, a 2015 PB Design Awards Gold Award winner, is a 2,400-square-foot home in Fredericksburg, Texas, designed by architect Craig McMahon and built by Half Inch of Water Studios.
PHOTO: MARK MENJIVAR PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 80    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]
Top 100 Products

Volume: 80    Issue: 7    

[ON THE COVER]
Homes at NorthSky at RidgeGate, in Lone Tree, Colo., have a mid-century modern style that attracts both baby boomers and Millennials. The community was designed and built by three local firms: Godden|Sudik Architects, Berkeley Homes, and Harvard Communities.
PHOTO: Eric Lucero

Volume: 80    Issue: 6    

[ON THE COVER]
Modular cottages by Keiser Homes and Union Studio Architecture & Community Design at Heritage Sands on Cape Cod, Mass., feature white cedar shingle siding, hurricane-rated windows, and locally sourced materials.
PHOTO: ALISON CARON

Volume: 80    Issue: 5    

[ON THE COVER]
Larry T. Nicholson, president and CEO of The Ryland Group -- ranked No. 7 on this year's Housing Giants list -- saw the company through a very profitable year. The publicly traded builder provides homes to buyers in 17 states and in the District of Columbia.
PHOTO: MELISSA BARNES / DB PHOTO AGENCY

Volume: 80    Issue: 4    

[ON THE COVER]
A bath designed by Kohler demonstrates the concept of the bath as haven and includes features that homebuyers crave, such as plenty of daylight, twin sinks, and a spa-like feel.
PHOTO: COURTESY KOHLER

Volume: 80    Issue: 3    

[ON THE COVER]
Professional Builder's 40 Under 40 class of 2015 represents the best of home building's new young leaders, both on the job and off the clock.

Volume: 80    Issue: 2    

[ON THE COVER]
The information center for Pavilion Park, the first of the Great Park Neighborhoods, in Irvine, Calif., is just part of a larger visitor terrace that showcases a distinctive lifestyle.
PHOTO: DAMIAN TSUTSUMIDA

Volume: 80    Issue: 1    

[ON THE COVER]
2014 BALA Home of the Year winner Rio Estancia in Boerne, Texas, was given a luxurious yet earthy feel with a blend of materials, such as limestone and Douglas fir, inside and out.
PHOTO: DROR BALDINGER

Volume: 79    Issue: 12    

[ON THE COVER]
Bob Goodall, president and owner of Gallatin, Tenn.-based Goodall Homes, our 2014 Builder of the Year
PHOTO: TAMARA REYNOLDS PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 79    Issue: 11    

[ON THE COVER]
Concord Riverwalk, a pocket neighborhood in West Concord, Mass., earned a Platinum award for new community and was also named the Professional Builder Project of the Year.
PHOTO: NAT REA PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 79    Issue: 10    

[ON THE COVER]
EYA principals (from left): Frank Connors, COO; Terry Eakin, co-founder and chairman emeritus; and Bob Youngentob, co-founder, president, and CEO. The Bethesda, Md.-based builder of townhomes and row houses is a 2015 National Housing Quality Award Gold winner.
PHOTO: BOB YOUNGENTOB

Volume: 79    Issue: 9    

[ON THE COVER]
Only 30 feet wide, Gramercy Park homes from Miller and Smith offer a timeless look on the exterior combined with a stylish and contemporary open floor plan that lives large.
PHOTO: JIM KIRBY PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 79    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]
This suburban infill home features many of today's housing hot buttons yet fits inside a 24-foot-wide envelope. Architect: Donald F. Evans, The Evans Group, Orlando, Fla. photo: Donald F. Evans

Volume: 79    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]
The bi-fold doors on this North Scottsdale, Ariz., home open the back wall to a lavish outdoor living area. The home is part of K. Hovnanian Homes' Line K at Pinnacle Peak Place.
PHOTO BY: PATRICK TRAYLOR; ART DIRECTION: JEFF KESAR, WESTERN WINDOW SYSTEMS

Volume: 79    Issue: 7    

[ON THE COVER]
Urban contemporary style and lots of indoor-outdoor connections are made possible in affordable motor court and row homes through the use of innovative community design.
Builder: Shea Homes;
Architect: Woodley Architectural Group
PHOTO: CHRIS MAYER, CHRIS MAYER PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 79    Issue: 6    

[ON THE COVER]
Character, attention to detail, and efficient use of space turn small houses into big sellers. Builder: The Cottage Company; Architect: Ross Chapin Architects
PHOTO: DEBBIE LOUDON, ROSS CHAPIN ARCHITECTS

Volume: 79    Issue: 5    

[ON THE COVER]
Chairman and CEO Eric Lipar oversaw the successful $90-million public stock offering of LGI Homes -- ranked No. 49 on our list of 2014 Housing Giants -- in November 2013.
PHOTO: BEN SKLAR / DBPHOTOAGENCY

Volume: 79    Issue: 4    

[ON THE COVER]
A private courtyard and summer room add an indoor/outdoor focus to the living space of this 1,440 sq. ft. home in The Pine- hills, Plymouth, Mass. Builder: The Green Company
PHOTO: MIKE RIXON

Volume: 79    Issue: 3    

[ON THE COVER]
A chicken-and-goat farmer, a former children's clothing model, a major in the National Guard, and a one-time Chicago Cubs draft pick are among home building's young leaders named 40 Under 40 winners for 2014.
COVER DESIGN: ROBIN HICKS

Volume: 79    Issue: 2    

[ON THE COVER]
The Classic Orinda Ranch is an interpretation of older ranch homes found in Orinda, Calif. The home, located near San Francisco in a new community called Wilder, is one of five house styles there designed by Robert Hidey Architects.
PHOTO: TOBY PONNAY PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 79    Issue: 1    

[ON THE COVER]
Bellasol at Rosecrest is the first U.S. net-zero energy home to achieve a "0" HERS rating in Climate Zone 5, and earned top honors in our single-family production (2,001 SF-3,100 SF) category.
Builder: Garbett Homes;
Architect: KTGY Group, Inc.
PHOTO: JOHN BARE PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 78    Issue: 12    

[ON THE COVER]
David Weekley (left), founder and chairman, and John Johnson, president and CEO, direct David Weekley Homes, our 2013 Builder of the Year.
PHOTO: Reeves & Kang / DBPHOTOAGENCY

Volume: 78    Issue: 11    

[ON THE COVER]
Dwell Development, a firm in Seattle, set out eight years ago to generate market appeal for green contemporary homes by designing and building "cool" houses.
PHOTO: TUCKER ENGLISH

Volume: 78    Issue: 10    

[ON THE COVER]
French Brothers co-owners (left to right) Tom French, Cor- rine Bachman, and Jim French preside over the Alamogordo, N.M.-based builder, which scored the 2014 NHQ Bronze Award and represents the only award winner this year.
PHOTO: ASHLEY PALMER

Volume: 78    Issue: 9    

[ON THE COVER]
Winning referrals will be challenging as builders strive to match resources with demand. Our Customer Satisfaction Report delves into the struggle to please the buyer.

Volume: 78    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]
A montage representing some of the top new products featured in our annual review of materials, tools, and other residential construction categories as selected by Professional Builder readers.

Volume: 78    Issue: 7    

[ON THE COVER]
In addition to its Passive House attributes, this home in East Falmouth, Mass., features natural cedar exterior clapboards and trim and low-maintenance, non-invasive native landscaping. Builder: The Valle Group, Inc., East Falmouth, Mass.
PHOTO: JOHN L. MOORE

Volume: 78    Issue: 6    

[ON THE COVER]
Haven, a new Brookfield Homes community in Chula Vista, Calif., features two-story detached homes and includes yard space not offered previously.
PHOTO: BROOKFIELD HOMES

Volume: 78    Issue: 5    

[ON THE COVER]
Sheryl Palmer, CEO of Taylor Morrison Homes -- No. 9 on our list of 2013 Housing Giants -- oversaw a successful $500 million initial public offering of company stock on April 10, 2013.
PHOTO: GREG PRESTON/SAMPSEL PRESTON PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 78    Issue: 4    

[ON THE COVER]
This rustic bathing space, designed by Marcio Decker, AKBD, Home Concepts, Reno, Nev., incorporates squares that repeat and complement each other in the travertine floor, the shower's glass mosaics, and the high fixed windows.
PHOTO: VARIENT3 PRODUCTIONS

Volume: 78    Issue: 3    

[ON THE COVER]
An Olympic-caliber rower, former professional boxer, award-winning chili cook, and cat trainer are among home building's up-and-coming leaders to be named 40 Under 40 winners for 2013 by the editors of Professional Builder.
COVER DESIGN: ROBIN HICKS

Volume: 78    Issue: 2    

[ON THE COVER]
Toll Brothers is one of dozens of production builders to incorporate multi-slide and multi-fold doors in their plans. Shown is a new model at the builder's Pinnacle at Moorpark Highlands neighborhood in Moorpark, Calif.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF TOLL BROTHERS

Volume: 78    Issue: 1    

[ON THE COVER]
Azel Cottage in Naples, Fla., is one of nine projects to be honored with a Platinum Award in the second annual Professional Builder Design Awards. The judges keyed in on the home's exterior detailing and extremely functional floor plan.
PHOTO: GIOVANNI PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 77    Issue: 12    

[ON THE COVER]
Toll Brothers' big three -- Bruce Toll, vice chairman; Bob Toll, executive chairman; and Doug Yearley, CEO -- have positioned the luxury home builder for sustained growth coming out of the housing market downturn.
PHOTO: DAVE MOSER

Volume: 77    Issue: 11    

[ON THE COVER]
The 3,840-square-foot, five-bedroom Jasmine model in Houston is one of dozens of net-zero-ready plans offered by builder Meritage Homes throughout its markets in seven states.
PHOTO: MERRICK ALES

Volume: 77    Issue: 10    

[ON THE COVER]
The 2013 NHQ Awards class includes Gold winner Charter Homes & Neighborhoods, just the fourth builder to win NHQ's highest honor since 2006 and one of only a few firms to have won all three NHQ distinctions: Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
COVER DESIGN: ROBIN HICKS

Volume: 77    Issue: 9    

[ON THE COVER]
The Grand Ashford model at Grand Homes' Newton Ranch community in Keller, Texas, is one of the builder's best-sellers. Grand Homes is among 30 home builders to make Professional Builder's Big Gainers list (see page 16).
PHOTO: DOUG HANDEL

Volume: 77    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]
Located in the West Los Angeles neighborhood of Mar Vista, Four was designed for young working couples, with features like ground-floor flex space and large second-floor decks.
PHOTO: JIM SIMMONS

Volume: 77    Issue: 7    

[ON THE COVER]
Home-building industry consultant John Martin believes design innovation has the power to spark new-home sales in recovering housing markets, and he has the proof to back it up (see page 16).
PHOTO: LEE WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 77    Issue: 6    

[ON THE COVER]
Home builder Arthur Rutenberg visits one of his company's model homes in Gainesville, Fla. The builder has dozens of models throughout the Southeast to serve his 30 franchisees.
PHOTO: JEREMIAH STANLEY

Volume: 77    Issue: 5    

[ON THE COVER]
For more than 40 years, Professional Builder has tracked the business results of the nation's largest home builders with its annual Housing Giants report. The 2012 report includes a special pull-out map with state-by-state building activity by Giant firms, as well as market data for the top 100 metros.

Volume: 77    Issue: 4    

[ON THE COVER]
A strong indoor-outdoor connection, open layout, and abundant daylight highlight this kitchen at Irvine Pacific Homes' Santa Maria at Stonegate community in Irvine, Calif. Bassenian Lagoni Architects designed the plan, which is priced from the mid-$400,000s.
PHOTO: ERIC FIGGE

Volume: 77    Issue: 3    

[ON THE COVER]
An alligator hunter, break dancer, horse trainer, and former professional basketball player are among home building's up-and-coming leaders to be named 40 Under 40 winners by the editors of Professional Builder.
COVER DESIGN: ROBIN HICKS

Volume: 77    Issue: 2    

[ON THE COVER]
Charter Homes and Neighborhoods' Davis model features raised heel-truss heights and 9-foot, first-floor ceilings to give it a taller, more attractive street presence.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF CHARTER HOMES AND NEIGHBORHOODS

Volume: 77    Issue: 1    

[ON THE COVER]
The Platinum Award-winning Residence 3 at The Villas at Pacific Shores in Huntington Beach, Calif., was honored for its detached feel, strong streetscape, and design efficiency.
PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER MAYER

Volume: 76    Issue: 12    

[ON THE COVER]
Lee Evans, William Levitt, Jack Bloodgood -- they are among the many industry pioneers of the last 75 years. In honor of our 75th anniversary, we profile milestones, innovations, and pioneering figures that have shaped home building.
ILLUSTRATION: ROBIN HICKS

Volume: 76    Issue: 11    

[ON THE COVER]
Saun Sullivan, partner with DSLD Homes Inc. (Professional Builder's 2011 Builder of the Year), visits the site of one of his company's new homes in Denham Springs, La.

PHOTO: CHAD CHENIER PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 76    Issue: 10    

[ON THE COVER]
The team at Charter Homes and Neighborhoods, an NHQ Award winner (l. to r.): Ernest "Chip" Brown, director of sales; Rob Bowman, president; John Albright, director of homebuilding; Rebecca Fowler, director of marketing; Rich Fooks, CFO.
PHOTO: JEREMY HESS PHOTOGRAPHERS

Volume: 76    Issue: 9    

[ON THE COVER]
Builders, trades, designers, and suppliers are using iPads and other tablet devices for a variety of home-building applications. Our special tablet report sheds light on the benefits and drawbacks of this emerging business tool category.

Volume: 76    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]
Designed by Bassenian Lagoni Architects for Irvine Co., the Los Altos at Stonegate East townhomes sold out in just five months. The units have the feel of single-family homes, with private yards and expansive great rooms.
PHOTO: IRVINE CO.

Volume: 76    Issue: 7    

[ON THE COVER]
101 Best New Products

Plus Annual Buyers Guide: Over 2,200 Building Products and Service Companies Listed

Volume: 76    Issue: 6    

[ON THE COVER]
A former college running back turned green builder and a Lean-process guru leading one of the nation's fastest-growing building companies are among PB's inaugural 40 Under 40 winners.

Volume: 76    Issue: 5    

[ON THE COVER]
PulteGroup CEO Richard J. Dugas, Jr., talks to Professional Builder about his long-term outlook for America's largest home builder.
PHOTO: DAVID TROTT, BLUE SKY PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 76    Issue: 4    

[ON THE COVER]
This version of the Hampshire, designed by Visbeen Associates, is an artful take on Prairie-style design that is captivating buyers in Grand Rapids, Mich.
PHOTO: MICHAEL BUCK

Volume: 76    Issue: 3    

[ON THE COVER]
Townhomes in the Daybreak master-planned community in South Jordan, Utah, sport eye-catching elevations that feature a mix of modern and traditional details.
PHOTO: ERIC SCHRAMM

Volume: 76    Issue: 2    

[ON THE COVER]
EYA's Capitol Quarter mixed-income community in Washington, D.C., occupies seven city blocks just steps from Capitol Hill.
PHOTO: THOMASARLEDGE.COM

Volume: 76    Issue: 1    

[ON THE COVER]
Stone veneer adorns the Westbrook model at Classica Homes' Christenbury Hall community in Concord, N.C.
Photo: Courtesy of Classica Homes

Volume: 75    Issue: 8    

[ON THE COVER]
Brothers Bill and Scott Jagoe, partners in Jagoe Homes (PB's Builder of the Year), visit one of their communities in Owensboro, Ky.
PHOTO: O'NEIL ARNOLD PHOTOGRAPHY

Volume: 75    Issue: 7    

[ON THE COVER]
Roof overhangs and a reflective metal roof helped a home in Austin, Texas, earn a 5-star rating in the Austin Energy Green Building program.
PHOTO: Copyright COLES HAIRSTON

Volume: 75    Issue: 6    

[ON THE COVER]
The team at Wathen Castanos Hybrid Homes, a 2011 NHQ Award winner, at its Clovis, Calif., headquarters
PHOTO: PAUL MULLINS

Volume: 75    Issue: 5    

[ON THE COVER]
Builder David Blair stands on the porch of his home at Hammond's Ferry, a mixed-use community in North Augusta, S.C.
PHOTO: JACK CHANDLER