SOURCE: Hanley Wood

March 25, 2008 16:54 ET

Hanley Wood Business Media Wins Three Prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Hanley Wood, LLC, the leading publisher of business-to-business media serving the residential and commercial construction markets, won three awards at the 54th Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards in New York.

The first award went to Boyce Thompson, BUILDER's Editorial Director, who was named the winner of the 2008 Crain Award. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of editorial excellence in business media.

Thompson serves as editorial director of Hanley Wood's Builder, Multifamily and Technology groups of magazines. Under his leadership, BUILDER has won dozens of major awards including the "2007 Publication of the Year" from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and a 2006 Neal Award for Best Single Issue. He has also received considerable recognition for his columns.

Hanley Wood's AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE also won two best-of-category awards:

--  Best Subject-Related Series of Articles for the article "The Trouble
    with HUD and How to Fix It"
--  Best Single Issue of a Magazine for the June 2007 issue
    

"We are honored to be recognized by American Business Media," says Peter Goldstone, President, Hanley Wood Business Media. "The Neal Awards acknowledge our staff's hard work and dedication to delivering revolutionary articles and quality publications," added Goldstone.

Hanley Wood was recognized as a finalist for seven other Neal Awards:

--  Grand Neal, AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE
--  Best Department, DEVELOPER
--  Best Single Theme or Special Issue, residential architect
--  Best Subject-related Series of Articles, BUILDER
--  Best How-to Article, BUILDER
--  Best News Coverage, BUILDER
--  Best Single Theme or Special Issue, BUILDER
    

Open to members of American Business Media, the Jesse H. Neal awards are the most sought-after editorial awards in business-to-business publishing. American Business Media comprises over 300 member companies and reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 5,000 print and online titles.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 30 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, ARCHITECT, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER Online, REMODELING Online and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.