The Most Influential Builder Profiles


Custom Builder of the Year

Custom Builder of the Year

  • Jay True (left) and Jim Murphy of Jim Murphy and Associates.

    Custom Builder of the Year 2011: Jim Murphy & Associates

    Jim Murphy & Associates is a custom building company as sound and fully realized as the wine country estate homes that are its specialty.

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    The Natural

    If one were to design a curriculum for aspiring high-end urban custom builders, it might look a lot like Jake Goldberg's life.

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    The Good Guys

    Joe Bohm and George Fritz do well by doing what's right.


Phoenix architect/builder Andy Byrnes is our 2012 Custom Builder of the Year

Andy Byrnes brings his architecture-driven design/build model to a market near you.


Pacesetter Awards


Small Projects Prove Big Advantage for Mid-Atlantic Custom Builder

ILEX Construction & Woodworking's services division has helped carry the company through the recession.

Pacesetter Awards


All Profiles

  • Andrea Cochran's Approach to Landscape Design

    Insights on the landscape design business from Andrea Cochran, one of the Bay Area's top landscape architects, who has been practicing for over 30 years.

  • Advice From Kitchen Designer Mick DeGiulio

    In kitchen design, the name Mick de Giulio is code for 'best of the breed'. De Giulio has been in business for 30 years, and he has seen the industry go from lumberyard business to true craft. Here, he shares wisdom about staying in business for 3 decades.

  • Prefab Package Deal

    The owners of evoDOMUS bring a custom design approach to the business of prefab.

  • Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders

    Far and Away

    Polhemus Savery DaSilva specializes in building second homes in the traditional Cape Cod vernacular and is especially adept at working with clients who come to the Cape from afar.

  • Passive Aggressive

    Green design/build firm GO Logic launched in a down market and is enjoying great success with affordable and cutting-edge green houses.