Professional Builder magazine
editorial director

Denise Dersin is editorial director of Professional Builder magazine. Prior to joining Professional Builder in 2013, she served for 10 years as editor-in-chief of Hanley Wood's Builder magazine, leading many key editorial initiatives for the home building industry

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This year marks the 33rd year that the NAHB is producing the New American Home program, which it calls its “real-world laboratory” of design, materials, and construction technology.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, new homes 5,000 square feet or larger in Boulder County, Colo., must be built to net zero standards.

I’m writing this column on the plane as I return home from Professional Builder’s second annual Housing Giants Leadership Conference because, first, I want to get my thoughts down on paper

November 03, 2015

On Sept. 17, just before 2:00 p.m.

November 23, 2015

The 2016 40 Under 40 competition is now open for entries!

October 05, 2015

On Sept. 17, just before 2:00 p.m.

September 15, 2015

Around the turn of the millennium, Bill Gates’ new home in Medina, Wash., was considered a marvel of automated home technology.

August 14, 2015

The release of June housing starts and permits by the Census Bureau was met with great fanfare by the media, eliciting headlines such as “Housing Starts Jump 26.6%” and “Building Permits Surge 30%

August 13, 2015

During the last few days of reading and proofing the list and stories associated with our annual Housing Giants r

August 13, 2015

Home builders are remarkably adept at creating different types of homes as the needs and desires of the population change.


January 2016

This Month in Professional Builder


Homebuyers on the hunt are obsessed. Here’s how your website can capitalize on their drive and focus

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