The Evolving Homebuilding Industry and Implications for Consumers

William Apgar, Kermit Baker

W06-2: Over the past 15 years, builder consolidation has dramatically changed the home building industry. In addition to improved financial performance, the adoption of innovative practices related to product distribution and assembly has improved the operational performance of large builders along such dimensions as construction cycle time and customer satisfaction. In generating these efficiencies, builders have helped to streamline processes throughout the entire industry.