Daring To Be Different: Burkentine Builders challenges the status quo with its designs and creative use of technology.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

To coincide with its 30th anniversary, Burkentine Builders is rolling out its new Farmhouse series and introducing an ultramodern way of using technology for viewing model homes. Mike Burkentine, co-owner and vice president of sales and business development for the Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland-based company, says that his “digital model home” will be the first of its kind. “You will be greeted by a sales person who is not physically present at the home,” he says. “It’s a live interaction through digital technology.”


Cedar Mill Group earns loyalty by keeping close to clients.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

For more than 30 years, Cedar Mill Group has thrived by being systems driven. “We have systems for virtually everything,” President Geoff Martin says, noting that this includes how it involves the clients in its projects. “We want them to be involved just as much as they want to be involved,” he says. “Some want to be hands-off, and some want to be in the thick of it on a daily basis. We welcome that.”

DougLasherAfter a quarter-century of building high-end homes, Doug Lasher still enjoys what he does.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Doug Lasher grew up working in the construction business his father started in the last 1970s. “I went to Boise State University,” Lasher says. “When I got done, I went right back to building homes and doing construction again.” In the early 1990s, he started taking on his own construction projects and in 1994 incorporated as Doug Lasher Construction. The business evolved into its current niche.

CadreGCCadre General Contractors stays focused on the details with the extensive experience of its staff and partners.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighhouse Media 

Smart builders know that a high-end, custom home doesn’t just come together. To provide homeowners with the highest level of quality in a home that exceeds their dreams, it takes a lot of work. That is an understatement. Cadre General Contractors knows this well, and has its own method of delivering memorable homes, ensuring that it builds quality relationships along the way.


Sarah Patrick turns her zest for design into an award-winning firm.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Sarah Patrick is a woman in a man’s world. Even though she’s been a top-producing realtor in the luxury home and new construction markets for the past 17 years and has formed her own design-build consulting company, her male counterparts are still often surprised when they first meet her – and realize her knowledge of the industry.


Joseph Design Build thrives by building homes better than its competitors.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Homebuilders often let others design homes for them, missing an opportunity to connect the design to what the clientele really wants. Joseph Design Build prefers do it all on its own, from design to construction and even sales and marketing. “We’re extremely involved in the architecture,” Partner Gabe Joseph declares. “Every single detail is well thought through because no one knows our clients better than us.”

CarusoIMG 6822Caruso Home Builders is breaking into the luxury home market in New York.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media 

His career in new home construction started straight out of high school. Working for a tile contractor, Anthony Caruso learned the ins-and-outs of his trade. “I familiarized myself with the industry and I met a lot of subcontractors and land developers,” he says.

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