MONDAY BUSINESS: STOCK SPOTLIGHT: THE NEW HOME
A real estate meltdown might seem like a bad time to start a home-building operation.
The four men who founded the New Home Co. in August 2009 had a different view even though the industry was still reeling from bad loans, shrinking bank credit, low housing prices and too many homes on the market.
"We were starting from scratch," said H. Lawrence Webb, chief executive of the Aliso Viejo firm. "It was our own money. We got to handpick the best and brightest in the industry, and that's...