Amy Albert Joins Professional Builder Magazine as Editor in Chief


Amy Albert Joins Professional Builder Magazine as Editor in Chief

Arlington Heights, IL (February 4, 2015) — SGC Horizon’s Professional Builder magazine, the leading media brand for the nation’s home builders since 1936, announces the addition of Amy Albert to Professional Builder’s award-winning editorial team. Albert brings more than 20 years of journalism experience to her new position as editor in chief. She will oversee the brand’s print and digital products, and develop brand strategy along with Editorial Director Denise Dersin.

Albert spent the last four years covering 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. She has served on several design juries, including the National Association of Home Builders’ Best in American Living Awards and the Gold Nugget Awards.

“Amy Albert possesses a deep knowledge of and respect for architectural design and for home building in general,” says Dersin. “As editor in chief of Professional Builder, she will dedicate her editorial skills to helping our audience of home builders grow their businesses by providing them with the latest information about new technologies and trends in management, design, construction, and products.”

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, 2017 and 2018. The publication has more than 118,000 subscribers and is known for its annual list of Housing Giants, a compilation of the industry’s largest firms; its Builder of the Year Award, the residential building industry’s highest honor; and Professional Builder’s Show Village, the long-running, new-home demonstration project at the International Builders’ Show each year.

Albert can be reached at [email protected] or 818.308.6648. For more information on Professional Builder, visit