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Will Boomers Downsize? Not So Fast.
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Will Boomers Downsize? Not So Fast.

Results of The Demand Institute's Housing and Community Survey. Read more

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Ken Vona Rules Boston Ken Vona Rules Boston

In the Boston area market, Ken Vona is king, and other builders consider it a point of pride simply to bid against him. Vona shares wisdom on what it takes to stay at the top of a competitive market. Read more

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Margin Call Margin Call

Over time, Santa Barbara, Calif., -based custom builder Doug Ford built a business that reflects that philosophy, investing in the staff, infrastructure, and systems required to handle the most elaborate residential projects—and their relationship-conscious owners—as a matter of routine. Read more

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James Trahan James Trahan

Each new employee at 180 Degrees goes through intensive training. The program is similar to an apprenticeship, but covers all steps of producing a building from conception to completion. Read more

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Jerry Meek navigated his company through the economic storm with success Jerry Meek navigated his company through the economic storm with success

Custom builder Jerry Meek met the recession head on, and his company is stronger for it. Read more

High-Design Sonoma Winery
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High-Design Sonoma Winery

A visit to a Sonoma County winery with an architectural pedigree. Read more

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2012 Pacesetter Awards: Classic Craftsmen

For this year's Pacesetters we selected some of our favorite builders who are crafting classical houses with such precision and enthusiasm -- there's no question these projects will stand the test of both time and taste. Read more

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Pacesetters 2012: Pete Welch and Don Forsman Pacesetters 2012: Pete Welch and Don Forsman

When Don Forsman and Pete Welch met 30 years ago, both were Minnesota natives starting careers in carpentry. Read more

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Our 2012 Pacesetters are adept at crafting handsome classical custom houses. Our 2012 Pacesetters are adept at crafting handsome classical custom houses.

Designing and building with a tried-and-true vocabulary of elements allows for infinite variety and fresh interpretation. Read more

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Pacesetters 2012: Rob MacNeille, Carpenter & MacNeille Pacesetters 2012: Rob MacNeille, Carpenter & MacNeille

Design/build architect Rob MacNeille's firm upholds a tradition that values both design and craft. Read more

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