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

Printer-friendly versionSend by email
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

October 05, 2016

One of my favorite observations about home building is from Houston custom builder Scott Frankel, who spoke at our Under 40 conference in San Francisco in June.

September 08, 2016

Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.

August 10, 2016

Consensus (and the Census) has it that the upward trajectory of housing that began in 2012 is clear and continuing. There have been ups and downs but the overall trend has been steadily rising.

July 18, 2016

Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.

Pages

March 2017

This Month in Professional Builder

Products
Features

Essential design moves make it easier to deliver outdoor space, natural light, and privacy

Overlay Init