BEHIND THE NEWS: Veteran builder keeps faith, despite shortage of buyers

Paul Shoopman could have sat on the sidelines savoring the fact that he sold his homebuilding firm in 2004, just months before the market began a calamitous slide. But that's not Shoopman, who'd been building houses since 1971, the year he graduated from high school. His dad loaned him the money for his first lot, and co-signed for the construction loan. Shoopman built Dura Builders Inc. into Indianapolis' fifth-largest homebuilder before selling it to Los Angeles-based KB Home. A little...

 

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