Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Resume

Resumes are marketing documents and who better to market yourself than YOU! Do: 1) Put you jobs in reverse chronological order 2) Move your education to the end of the page, unless you are a recent graduate 3) Use numbers to tout your accomplishments i.e. Responsible for $1 million budget, Manage staff of 20, Produced […]

How to Ace a Phone Interview

1) Be on time and be as diligent on the phone as you would be in person 2) Hide distractions – Turn off your computer, remove reports, books and magazines or any other alluring visuals in sight. Silence background noise – TV, radio, kids and co-workers 3) Be personable – Because your face can’t be […]

Happy 12 Year JCP Anniversary Gustavo Zapata!

Please join us in wishing Gustavo a Happy 12 year Anniversary with Joseph Chris Partners. Wow 12 years! Gustavo has kept our technology safe and up to date, helped us with improvements and efficiencies, and is a quick reactor to many sales professionals whom always have urgent needs . Words that best describe Gustavo are […]

Happy 9th JCP Anniversary Claire Spence!

Please join me in wishing Claire Spence a Happy 9 year Anniversary with Joseph Chris. Since her start she has brought in $2,511,352.00! Starting out as a part-time recruiter, being initially trained by Darrla she has come a long way! I remember having to plead for more days…. I knew she had what it took […]

What Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are crazy at best in most households. Everyone is focused on what they need to do and lose track of time before getting out the door. People who keep time logs have noted that they have 60 – 120 minutes that are not used productively from the time they wake up and actually start […]

Allan Merrill Named CEO of Beazer Homes

Source: BIG BUILDER News Publication date: June 13, 2011 By BB Staff Beazer Homes USA, Atlanta (NYSE:BZH) early Monday abruptly announced that Ian J. McCarthy, the company’s president and CEO, had left the company. He is succeeded by CFO Allan Merrill, who was named president and CEO. The company said only that McCarthy “is leaving […]

Congratulations Jim Evans and Sevan Multi-Site Solutions!

Congratulations to Jim Evans and with a group of his friends/colleagues, founded a company called Sevan Multi-Site Solutions. Their team decided to pursue a partnership with a widely respected construction company called Balfour Beatty Construction and together they formed a new venture (Balfour Sevan) to jointly pursue multi-site program management. Balfour Sevan will serve the […]

10 Most Common Resume Mistakes:

1. Spelling, punctuation and grammatical mistakes. They tell an employer that you do not pay attention to details. 2. Using colored paper. It can make the text difficult to read and is distracting. 3. Too much information. Tailor your resume to fit the position you are applying for. 4. Using buzz works like “results oriented”, […]

Happy 34th Birthday Joseph Chris Partners!!

Today we celebrate yet another milestone for Joseph Chris Partner’s – our 34th birthday! This would not be possible had it not been for the vision and dedication of Joe and Victoria Ramirez who built the foundation of our success today. As with any success we would not be here today had our clients and […]

Four Great Builders to Watch!

Four Builders. Same Story. Similar choices beget singular successes. By:John Caulfield Great minds think alike, the saying goes. So it’s not surprising to discover common threads that connect the recent successes of the four regional builders we profile on the following pages. All of them have refreshed and edited their house plans within the […]

Lennar Atlanta Celebrates With “Derby Days” Lennar Atlanta Celebrates With “Derby Days” Never ones to shy away from using an event or holiday as a reason to celebrate and decorate their Model Homes, Lennar Atlanta has announced that this coming weekend from Friday 5/6 though Sunday 5/8 will be “Derby Days” at all their Atlanta new home communities in celebration […]

I Am Woman, Hear Me Saw

From: BUILDER 2011Posted on: May 5, 2011 11:02:00 AM I Am Woman, Hear Me Saw Habitat For Humanity’s Fourth Annual National Women Build Week will start 257 homes by this Sunday. By:John Caulfield Mel Ressler has worked for Habitat for Humanity, on and off, for the past decade, including time spent with AmeriCorps. This week, […]

Taylor Morrison Takes Top For-Profit Private Builder Spot on BUILDER 100 List

Closings decline 21% among 10 largest private home building firms. By:Teresa Burney Surviving the worst housing market since the Great Depression represents a major achievement for a privately funded builder, but the top 10 for-profit private builders of 2009 were able to do more than just stay alive–they also managed to hold their own […]

BUILDER 100’s Top Private Companies Spent Last Year Stuck in Neutral

But moves by several of the largest for-profit, private builders put them in better shape to reap rewards in 2011. By:John Caulfield Ask anyone at Shea Homes how tough it was to make a buck in 2010. The Walnut, Calif.–based company was once again one of the 10 largest for-profit, privately owned builders in […]

Texas Housing Market Shoulders the Burden of Performing Well Under Pressure

From While the nation mostly zigged, Texas zagged. While most corporations stockpiled cash and plunked all their lean-production savings on the bottom line of profits, Texas’ oil-driven economy kicked and buckled and kept people in jobs, and even expanded some capacity beyond the immediate, foreseeable demand for its inventories. What’s more, Texas dodged the […]

Aussie-Based Franchisor Maps Out Expansion Plans for U.S.

From G.J. Gardner Homes expects to open franchise offices in at least five new states this year. By:John Caulfield By the end of 2011, G.J. Gardner Homes, a franchised custom home builder with offices around the world, expects to open franchises in Texas, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. At presstime, the company was getting […]

Weekley Enters Indy market by taking over Estridge Group

From Builder Pulse and Indianapolis Business Journal… The Estridge Group, a fixture in the Indianapolis-area’s homebuilding industry for more than 40 years, is now part of a Houston-based company. David Weekley Homes announced Tuesday morning that it has entered the local market by teaming with Carmel-based Estridge to form Estridge by David Weekley Homes. Estridge’s […]

Building boom in affordable housing underway in South Florida Source: The Miami Herald Publication date: April 18, 2011 By Toluse Olorunnipa, The Miami Herald April 18–There’s a quiet building boom taking place in South Florida, but it’s nothing like the mid-decade condo rush that ended in an epic economic bust. The new towers going up today are not being built on the water […]

Poll: US economy improving despite global events

Source: Associated Press/AP Online via Publication date: April 18, 2011 WASHINGTON – Economists say the U.S. economy is gaining strength despite political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East and last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. A survey from the National Association for Business Economics finds that economists are hopeful that […]

Happy 6th JCP Anniversary Deborah “Whatever it Takes” Fitzgerald!

Please take a moment today to congratulate Deborah Fitzgerald on her 6th Year Anniversary with JCP! Deb’s title here is “Whatever it Takes” and she lives up to it each and every day!  She is not only a joy to work with, she is approachable, receptive, responsive, polite, humble and has a fantastic sense of humor!  […]