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May 6, 2018

Some of our Home-Build Concierge followers and customers recently noticed that we are no longer on Twitter. This was a conscious decision on our part. 

There were several factors that went into this decision: 

Not good for business. 

When we created our Twitter account se...

August 1, 2016

A discussion of what actually makes a house feel like a home.

April 12, 2016

As more and more of our economy shifts to the service sector (consulting, concierge services, healthcare, technology, etc.) and away from manufacturing, customer service is a critical part of the service offerings. Perhaps it has always been the case, but lately, I'm n...

February 4, 2016

As with many industries, in the home building industry, consumer opinions and expectations are often swayed by marketers, the ever-popular TV home shows, real estate and builder advertising, etc. There's a lot of confusion out there. Not only do some consumers expect a...

December 8, 2015

At Home-Build Concierge, we know that building a custom home is not for the faint of heart.  That's why I started the company -- to help all those who dread the notion of building a custom home because of the investment in time, necessary project management skills, and...

October 30, 2015

Whether you believe in global climate change or just "coincidence", the changing weather patterns in many parts of the world are undeniable.  We are seeing longer droughts, heavier rains, stronger winds, and more temperature extremes. 

 

Though a pretty design with...

October 10, 2015

 

Beneath all your beautiful furnishings in your new home is an often forgotten design element: flooring. Over the course of hundreds of years, architects, builders, and homeowners have chosen a variety of materials and finishes for home flooring.  These choices are bas...

August 30, 2015

In 1995, the former telecommunications giant, MCI, along with radio and record label partners, ventured into a new concept of music sampling and digital ordering called 1-800 MUSIC NOW. The pioneering venture engaged my expertise as an enthusiastic product manager and...

August 6, 2015

 

You spent months (if not years) designing and building your dream home, hopefully with the help of a Home-Build Concierge. You saw your dream become reality -- the house looks beautiful, inside and outside. Now, three years have passed, and as you drive up to your bea...

June 27, 2015

 

 

"Keeping up with the Joneses" is an idiom referring to the comparison to one's neighbor as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to "keep up with the Joneses" is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.”

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