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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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July 25, 2017

The working world is rife with stereotypes about Millennial employees: They’re entitled, they prefer texting to talking, and they want a trophy for just showing up.

June 26, 2017

As so often happens, while I was searching for something online I came across something else that caught my eye, an article that appeared in Professional Builder in 2000. It began:

May 30, 2017

It's close to Mother’s Day as I write this and ads everywhere are hawking the customary gifts of flowers, chocolates, and the usual household items, such as blenders and vacuums.

May 01, 2017

While reading this issue, you may notice that one topic comes up in several of the articles: the significant impact of government regulations on home building.

March 28, 2017

There are few things about my job that I enjoy as much as touring new communities in California. Recently, I was able to spend the better part of a week doing just that.

March 06, 2017

If you’ve been in the housing industry for even a short while, you’ve probably heard of John Burns.

February 07, 2017

Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num

January 12, 2017

The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.

In 1966, Professional Builder named its first Builder of the Year, William J. Levitt.

November 08, 2016

When asked about the major challenges their companies are facing, builders have plenty of problems to choose from: acute labor shortages, regulatory roadblocks and costs, and a dearth of buyers, am

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