B4UBUILD.COM was founded in 1997 by Greg Susman, a home builder, designer, building consultant and – at the time – a budding Internet enthusiast in the early days of the World Wide Web. With some exceptions, he is responsible for all original content, including the written copy, photographs, web development and site design. Since 1976, Greg has been actively involved with residential design, construction and construction management. His experience includes work as a carpenter, project manager, estimator, construction manager, building designer, landscape designer, vice president of a luxury custom homebuilding company in Maryland and, since 1997, author, photographer, graphic designer, Internet publisher and Web developer.
The rest of the B4UBUILD.COM Team consists of a network of professional builders, architects, engineers, designers, marketing consultants, educators, lawyers, mortgage bankers, building consultants, individual homeowners with no direct ties to the home building industry, friends, family members, and you, the visitors to this Web site.
Whether you are a homeowner, builder, owner-builder, subcontractor or supplier, you can share your experiences with others so that they may better understand and enjoy their own construction project. Those of you who know first hand the highs and lows of building a new house can offer valuable information to others. Homeowner or building professional, your true home building stories may very well help other people during what is often one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime – good or bad!
In an attempt to hear and provide as many different viewpoints of the home building process as possible, we look forward to your comments, suggestions, questions and requests. We do not always have the time to answer every e-mail we receive. However, we read every message and personally respond to as many as possible.
Good luck with your project, thank you for visiting B4UBUILD.COM and have fun building!