SOURCE: Scranton Gillette Communications

February 05, 2015 14:30 ET

Acquisition: Amy Albert Joins Professional Builder Magazine as Editor in Chief

Arlington Heights, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 5, 2015) - SGC Horizon's Professional Builder announces the addition of Amy Albert to its award-winning editorial team. Albert brings more than 20 years of journalism experience to her new position as editor in chief and will oversee the brand's print and digital products.

Albert covered residential new construction at Hanley Wood as chief editor of Custom Home and senior editor of Builder magazine. She received a 2014 Eddie Award Honorable Mention for Custom Home and a 2013 ASPBE Award for Editorial Excellence in Impact/Investigative Feature Writing for Builder.

"Amy Albert possesses a deep knowledge of architectural design and home building," says Editorial Director Denise Dersin. "As editor in chief of Professional Builder, she will dedicate her editorial skills to providing our audience of home builders with the latest technology, trend and product news to grow their businesses."

SGC Horizon Building Group houses the most industry-experienced editorial team serving the building and remodeling marketplace. Albert, Dersin, Professional Remodeler's Editorial Director Sal Alfano and Editor in Chief Erika Taylor, and PB/PR Content Editor Ingrid Bush all are Hanley Wood alums. Mike Beirne, editor of Custom Builder and a senior editor on Professional Builder, has 26 years of journalism experience. Adi Menayang recently joined the team as assistant digital content editor.

Professional Builder is the media partner of NAHB's The New American Home in 2016-2018. The publication has more than 118,000 subscribers and is known for its annual list of Housing Giants, its Builder of the Year Award, and its Show Village new-home demonstration project at the International Builders' Show. Albert can be reached at or 818.308.6648. For more information on Professional Builder, visit

SGC Horizon serves the infrastructure, equipment, residential and commercial construction markets with award-winning publications, websites and industry-leading events.

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Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the association of business information providers, delivering business intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. Its 300 plus member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 6,000 print and online titles and over 1,000 trade shows, with well over $26 billion in annual revenues.

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