The BYTE – Inaugural Builder on the Rise, the 2024 Builder 100, Honda’s Smart Home, and More!

This week we’re taking a look at the 2024 Builder 100 list, Builder’s first Builder on the Rise, smart homes from a car company, and take a look at a great duplex floor plan.

Welcome to the BYTE, where we serve up the latest builder news from the last week for you to sink your teeth into.

Chelsea Timmons Honored as Inaugural Builder on the Rise

From winning the Home Builders Association Greater Austin Rookie of the Year Award in 2014 to the VP of Community Experience at Tri Pointe Homes, find out more about Austin native Chelsea Timmons’ career so far. From what began as a gap year between undergrad and law school, finding the new-home sales and home building industry, Chelsea is now being honored as BUILDER’s first Builder on the Rise.

Welcome to the 2024 Builder 100 List

Following the housing pullback in 2022, new-home demand exceeded expectations in 2023. The lack of resale homes found homebuyers intrigued by the new home market with the possibilities of incentives, price cuts and customization. Learn more about the current housing market and take a look at the top 100 and next 200 ranked after 2023 closings.

What a Car Company Learned from Building a Sustainable Smart Home

Taking a step away from cars, motorcycles and boats, the Honda Smart Home in Davis, California takes inspiration from a similar project the car company worked on in Japan. Built in 2014, the home demonstrates a vision for zero-carbon living and mobility. Discover more about why the car company decided to experiment with constructing smart, environmentally friendly homes.

Double the Fun: Dive Into This Summer-Ready Duplex Floor Plan

Take a look at this great duplex floor plan example, with spacious porches, two-car garages and a in the back, private porches – this plan is the ideal space for outdoor living as the summer months roll in.