Author Archives for Jada Porter

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Raising the Performance Bar

February 22, 2024 2:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Raising the Performance Bar

The best builders engineer their homes for health and comfort Efficiency, health, and comfort—a great new home delivers all of those. However, creating that home using today’s construction methods takes more knowledge than most people realize. That knowledge is one of the benefits of working with a professional builder. Lots of homeowners ask questions about... Read More

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Avoid Costly Mistakes

January 16, 2024 3:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Avoid Costly Mistakes

How professional builders avoid some of the most common and costly construction mistakes. Most people judge a home by the obvious: a floor plan that’s a joy to live in, a streetscape that wows passers-by, great natural lighting, and lots of storage. The list goes on. But some less obvious details have just as great... Read More

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First Impressions

January 2, 2024 9:43 am Published by Comments Off on First Impressions

The best builders know that the initial meeting is about earning your trust A big factor in someone’s choice of a builder is their comfort with the first person they meet from the company, whether it’s the owner or a salesperson. Natural rapport is important, but gut feelings also play a role—feelings some homeowners aren’t... Read More

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Have Questions? Ask Your Building Team.

November 22, 2023 2:35 pm Published by Comments Off on Have Questions? Ask Your Building Team.

Prevent surprises and delays by getting the right information from the right person. There are lots of things homeowners can do to keep their building project running smoothly. Number one is making timely product choices, but another key step is to direct all change requests and questions, no matter how small, to the project superintendent... Read More


A Strong Finish

October 19, 2023 10:50 am Published by Comments Off on A Strong Finish

The quality of the paint job can make or break the look of a custom home. Many homeowners expect plumbers and electricians to be expensive but are shocked at the prices charged by other subcontractors. One example of this is the professional painting company. Although people tend to see painting as intuitive work, there’s a... Read More

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Working with a Professional Builder: Does It Really Matter?

September 19, 2023 2:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Working with a Professional Builder: Does It Really Matter?

Optimizing Home Building Choices: The Benefits of Collaborating with a Seasoned Builder How homeowners benefit from an established builder’s systems and relationships Over the past decade, many new contractors have emerged as homebuilders. This has given homeowners more options, tempting some to choose a contractor based strictly on price. Bad idea. It’s nearly impossible to... Read More