The Business of Building

By Rob Myers / April 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

Several years ago there was a study done based on exit polling from model home visitors on what they thought builders make on each home. This was done in the context of a national survey by the NAHB (National Association of Homebuilders) on what builders actually make. Most people believe that builders make over 20% […]

Read More

Craftsmanship never gets Old!

By Rob Myers / February 11, 2016 / 2 Comments

This week I had the chance to tour a few of Washington DC’s iconic buildings. What struck me was the fantastic detailing and craftsmanship in buildings built during the country’s infancy. The British burned down the Capitol Building during the war of 1812, and craftsman began immediately to rebuild it. Using strictly human powered hand […]

Read More

A little Something We’ve Been Doing

By Rob Myers / December 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

I often take snippets of bad movies that have made an impact on me, and use those as analogies for things that happen to us every day. One such snippet comes from an obscure Gene Hackman/Keanu Reeves movie called¬† The Replacements . There’s a scene where Hackman and Reeves are talking about outward calm vs. […]

Read More

Home Technology Comes of Age

By Rob Myers / December 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

For at least 20 years that I can remember, the purveyors of technology have promised us thinking, automated homes. From the ’90’s until today we have been inundated with promises of automated thermostats, self stocking refrigerators, and an easy-to-use remote control that would allow us to easily select from about a thousand channels from multiple […]

Read More

How we Build

By Rob Myers / October 15, 2015 / 3 Comments

I lost a friend last week. Truth is, I lost him several years ago when he contracted cancer and a rare brain disease and had to withdraw from working. Kenny Kassouf Jr. and his firm Permanent Floors have installed the floors for nearly everything I’ve ever built. When I first met Kenny I was in […]

Read More