Residential Construction

Winners Make a Big Splash in ‘Sitting Pretty Porta Potty Screen Contest’

By Leah Shafer / July 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

Last month, we told you about the “2015 Sitting Pretty Porta Potty Screen Contest,” created in response to Highland Park’s new rule that portable toilets be screened from the public’s view at residential construction sites. The contest, sponsored by Sardone Construction and HPD Architecture, closed June 29 and the winners have been announced. Close to 30 people registered and 17 submitted […]

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On Permian Basin Builders Assoc. Offers Benefits to Members, Buyers

By Leah Shafer / July 17, 2015 / 0 Comments

In the Midland-Odessa area, there’s a big resource for business people in all aspects of residential and commercial construction, the Permian Basin Builders Association (PBBA). This group is known for its two big annual events, the Home and Garden Show each February and the Parade of Homes each October. But they offer other benefits to members […]

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Highland Park Construction Rule Inspires ‘Sitting Pretty Porta Potty Screen Contest’

By Leah Shafer / June 3, 2015 / 6 Comments

Highland Park is implementing a new requirement that portable toilets be screened from the public’s view at residential construction sites. No one wants to pooh-pooh* the new rule, so instead, two Dallas companies are encouraging creativity and responding with humor. Sardone Construction and HPD Architecture launched the “2015 Sitting Pretty Porta Potty Screen Contest” Monday. Here’s the challenge: We […]

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On New Home Construction Still Gangbusters Despite Drop in Oil Prices

By Leah Shafer / January 28, 2015 / 0 Comments

With Western Texas Intermediate oil hovering around $45 a barrel, folks have been speculating about new home construction in Midland-Odessa and how layoffs and budget cuts might affect the spectacular boom of the past few years. But while economists might raise a red flag, local homebuilders say pent-up demand and a more diversified economy are […]

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Top DFW Builder Confident in Luxury Market, Building Two Multimillion Spec Houses

By Leah Shafer / January 19, 2015 / 0 Comments

Spec homes are a sign of strong builder and bank confidence in a market, as they are created without any specific buyer in mind, just the belief that one will be interested once it is completed. The higher the price tag, the higher the stakes. In our inventory-parched market, homebuilder Les Owens, President of LRO Residential […]

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Takes One To Know One: Can You “Get Back” at a “Bad” Builder? Dallas Real Estate News

By Candy Evans / July 5, 2011 / 3 Comments

A reader writes:   We recently purchased a new home in the Highland Park area, the builder and seller were both a family “group”. The mother and father funded and the son “acted” as the builder. The seller did not honor any of the contracted warranty or 3rd party inspection items; he refused to do […]

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