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101 Best-Builders-To-Work-For-List
Professional builder magazine names Chandler Design-Build of Chapel Hill, North Carolina to 101 Best List for 2ND year running

At Chandler Design-Build in Chapel Hill, N.C., managing partner Michael Chandler pays for employees to attend seminars, trade shows or classes, even if they're not directly related to skills used on the job. He gives all new hires a copy of How to Win Friends and Influence People so they can learn to work in teams and get along with others. But continuing education is not required.

"The idea of something being mandatory here doesn't fit with the spirit of our company; things are encouraged," Chandler says. "People take advantage of it differently depending on where they are in their lives."

Given Chandler's decision to keep his nine-person company small, he also can teach employees how the company works from the top down. He reviews the company's financials with employees, and opens the books to them to illustrate how decisions are made and profit is distributed. His dedication to teaching and to encouraging employees to mentor one another pays off.

"If people feel like they're learning something from their job, as well as paying the rent, they'll be less fixated on what their paycheck is and more fixated on being part of the team," Chandler says. "Every time I increase the benefits to my employees, I end up increasing the benefits to my customers and my bottom line. It's contributed to our company's success."


Company
Location
Years in Business Number of Employees
All American Window & Door Co.
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17 15
Allen Associates
Santa Barbara, Calif.
19 76
American Heritage Homes Corp.
Carroll, Ohio
6 30
America's First Home LLP
Altamonte Springs, Fla.
2.5 48
Archadeck of Charlotte
Charlotte, N.C.
14 24
Archadeck/U.S. Structures
Richmond, Va.
22 31
Astoria Homes
Las Vegas
6 100
Bell's Remodeling
Duluth, Minn.
18 3
Boardwalk Builders
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
16 20
Bostic Brothers Construction
Greensboro, N.C.
10 74
Bowers Construction Group Inc.
McLean, Va.
11 15
Bozzuto Group, The
Greenbelt, Md.
13 630
BrackenChase Builders
Tallahassee, Fla.
11 10
Brady & Associates Construction & Development
Bloomington, Ill.
16 19
Brindisi Builders
Marlton, N.J.
15 26
Brothers Strong Inc.
Houston
12 6
Chandler Design-Build
Chapel Hill, N.C.
14 9
Charlie Paterson Construction
Colorado Springs, Colo.
26 19
Charter Homes Group
Lancaster, Pa.
11 50
Choice Homes
Arlington, Texas
11 375
Cisney & O'Donnell Inc.
Huntingdon, Pa.
33 23
Comstock Homes
McLean, Va.
16 73
Consolidated Construction Group
St. Louis
12.5 6
Craftsbury Co.
Yarmouth Port, Mass.
20 13
Custer Homes Inc.
Harrisburg, Pa.
36 20
Custom Design & Construction
Los Angeles
15 5
D/R Services Unlimited Inc.
Glenview, Ill.
9 13
Danielian Associates
Irvine, Calif.
33 51
De Mattei Construction Inc.
San Jose, Calif.
17 47
Dolphin Architects & Builders
Johns Island, S.C.
11 29
Dominick Tringali Architects
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
5.5 23
Don Simon Homes
Madison, Wis.
45 56
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen by Worldwide
St. Louis Park, Minn.
6 8
Dunright Construction & Remodeling Co.
Toledo, Ohio
8 6
Emmer Development Corp.
Gainesville, Fla.
47 65
Engle Homes/Arizona
Phoenix
4.5 89
Ernest Homes
Richmond Hill, Ga.
18 30
F.H. Perry Builder
Hopkinton, Mass.
25 12
Finished Basement Co.
Denver
5 34
Fish & Calatozzo Construction
Swedesboro, N.J.
6 14
Florsheim Homes
Stockton, Calif.
20 45
Gehman Custom Builder Inc.
Harleysville, Pa.
12 19
Genesis Designer Homes
Savannah, Ga.
3 22
Gibraltar Homes Inc.
Sarasota, Fla.
6 15
Granor Price Homes
Horsham, Pa.
31 12
Gulfstream Homes
Naples, Fla.
4 26
Hatchett Home Improvement
Newport News, Va.
42 24
History Maker Homes
Fort Worth, Texas
52 61
Holiday Builders
Melbourne, Fla.
19 203
Howell Design & Build Inc.
North Andover, Mass.
5 17
Hubert Whitlock Builders Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.
45 20
Ideal Homes
Norman, Okla.
13 95
John Cannon Homes Inc.
Sarasota, Fla.
12 51
JP Maguire Associates
Newtown, Conn.
20 58
Kara Homes
East Brunswick, N.J.
7 82
Kaz Brothers Construction
West Seneca, N.Y.
20 30
Kennedy Homes
East Dundee, Ill.
35 90
Kensington Homes
Naperville, Ill.
7 18
Kimball Hill Homes
Rolling Meadows, Ill.
60 654
Kirk Development Co.
Phoenix
23 11
Lakeside Development Co.
Mequon, Wis.
15 19
Lee Kimball Kitchens
Boston
60 12
Legacy Custom Builders Inc.
Scottsdale, Ariz.
14 35
Lennar Corp.
Miami
47 7,982
Loren Imhoff Homebuilder Inc.
Middleton, Wis.
19 13
Macatawa Bay Development Group
Holland, Mich.
20 4
Mark IV Builders Inc.
Cabin John, Md.
14 12
MDC Holdings Inc.
Denver
30 1,700
Morrison Homes Inc.
Alpharetta, Ga.
20 678
Neumann Homes Inc.
Warrenville, Ill.
16 260
NewDay Development Inc.
Encino, Calif.
24 22
Olszewski Construction Co. Inc.
Vilas, N.C.
20 11
Orren Pickell Designers & Builders
Bannockburn, Ill.
26 114
Palm Harbor Homes
Addison, Texas
23 4,800
Partners in Building L.P.
Houston
50 60
Picerne Real Estate Group
Warwick, R.I.
76 900
Plaskoff Construction
Tarzana, Calif.
13 20
Pulte Homes
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
50 9,400
Sandy & Bab*censored* International
San Francisco
42 52
Schmid & Rhodes Construction
Knoxville, Tenn.
15 16
Simonini Builders Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.
29 37
Sivage Thomas Homes Inc.
Albuquerque, N.M.
15 100
Small Carpenters at Large Inc.
Atlanta
21 21
Spectrum Skanska
Valhalla, N.Y.
18 130
Standard Pacific Corp.
Irvine, Calif.
35 1,250
Stephen K. Hann Custom Builders
Stafford, Texas
9 13
Strite Design + Remodel
Boise, Idaho
26 12
SWH Construction
Atlanta
8 11
T.H. Properties
Harleysville, Pa.
10 120
Terry's Quality Service Inc.
Spokane, Wash.
10 7
TK Constructors
Muncie, Ind.
12 110
Toll Brothers Inc.
Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
35 3,099
Village Homes
Littleton, Colo.
18 320
Walter H.B. Platt Builders & Cabinetmakers
Groton, Mass.
11 25
WCI Communities Inc.
Bonita Springs, Fla.
50 3,000
Webster Architects
Olathe, Kan.
12 8
William Hezmalhalch Architects Inc.
Irvine, Calif.
20 106
William Ryan Homes Inc.
Schaumburg, Ill.
10 153
Williams - Builder
Robbinsville, N.J.
47 17
Winans Construction Inc.
Oakland, Calif.
22 10
Winchester Homes
Greenbelt, Md.
22 318
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Chandler Design-Build919-812-7478Michael@ChandlerDesignBuild.com
Mailing address - 3249 Henderson Field Rd. Mebane NC 27302
Office address 1610 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw NC 27340