SOURCE: Scranton Gillette Communications

October 16, 2014 13:30 ET

Recognition: Professional Remodeler Announces the Appointment of Sal Alfano as Editorial Director

Arlington Heights, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - SGC Horizon's Professional Remodeler welcomes Sal Alfano as the new editorial director of Professional Remodeler. Alfano will be responsible for overseeing the content and development of the monthly publication, its website ProRemodeler.com, its digital products and leading events.

From 2001-2014, Alfano served as the editorial director of the Residential Remodeling Group at Hanley Wood Business Media, where he won 10 prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards for excellence in journalism in a four-year period, 2011-2014. He also captured numerous ASBPE National and Regional awards during his tenure.

Alfano has been a force in the construction industry since 1972, when he first learned carpentry skills. In 1977, he joined one of the first residential design-build firms in the country, where he served as project manager on new custom homes and remodeling projects, and helped pioneer energy-efficient construction practices. In 1979, he founded and served as president of Alpha Design & Construction, specializing in remodeling and new custom homes.

"Sal Alfano offers that rare combination of elite editorial talent and actual boots-in-the-sawdust remodeling experience," says Tony Mancini, SGC Horizon Building Group Director-Principal. "He knows first-hand the business challenges that remodelers can face, and he knows how to write with clarity about solutions."

Professional Remodeler delivers trends and business news to more than 90,000 professionals in the remodeling and home improvement industry. The publication and its website have received numerous awards in the past five years, including the Jesse H. Neal Award for excellence in business journalism.

For more information, visit www.ProRemodeler.com and www.housingzone.com, or contact Sal Alfano at salfano@sgcmail.com.

SGC Horizon serves the infrastructure, equipment, residential and commercial construction markets with award-winning publications, websites and events. Brands include Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Custom Builder, HousingZone, Show Village, Building Design+Construction and Construction Equipment.

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