Reed Construction Media launches the National Housing Quality Executive Council

Reed Construction Media, a division of Reed Business Information that includes Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler and HousingZone.com, has launched the National Housing Quality Executive Council, a group of 29 home builders, remodelers and housing consultants who are fully committed to serving the industry with practical advice concerning all crucial aspects of the home-building and remodeling businesses.

January 07, 2010

Reed Construction Media, a division of Reed Business Information that includes Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler and HousingZone.com, has launched the National Housing Quality Executive Council, a group of 29 home builders, remodelers and housing consultants who are fully committed to serving the industry with practical advice concerning all crucial aspects of the home-building and remodeling businesses.

In the coming months, NHQ Executive Council members will deliver their proven, actionable advice through weekly blog posts at HousingZone.com and ongoing participation in articles, industry roundtable discussions, education sessions and conference calls. Their areas of expertise include leadership; strategic planning; performance management; customer satisfaction; human resources; construction quality; trade relationships; business results; sales and marking; and supply-chain management.

“In this difficult market, there is little room for error for members of the residential construction industry. Only by rigorously applying the foundations of a strong, quality-driven business will our community survive, profit and excel,” says Dean Horowitz, General Manager of Reed Construction Media. “This new approach to content creation and delivery demonstrates the willingness of this community to participate in the success of its peers.”

The majority of NHQ Executive Council members are intimately involved as judges in the prestigious National Housing Quality (NHQ) Awards (operated jointly by Professional Builder and the NAHB

Research Center) — the industry’s sole awards program recognizing excellence in quality

management and operations. And many are past NHQ Award winners, including Bill Saint, president and CFO of Simonini Builders (2010 winner), and Kevin Estes, owner and founder of Estes Builders (2005 and 2007 winner). NHQ Executive Council members will continue to oversee the judging and execution of the NHQ Awards.

“The NHQ Executive Council brings together many of the industry’s best minds when it comes to running a high-quality, profitable home-building business,” says David Barista, Editor-in-Chief of Professional Builder and Custom Builder and co-editor of HousingZone.com. “You can consider them among your most trusted advisors.”

The NHQ Executive Council will serve as the backbone of an enhanced, “community-based” content strategy for the Reed Construction Media residential construction brands, including Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Custom Builder and HousingZone.com. The editorial team will connect with subscribers, visitors and attendees through industry roundtables; exclusive research projects; and in-person and online events aimed at delivering proven, actionable solutions for builders and remodelers.

“Remodelers today need to know what works in real life, not in theory,” says Jonathan Sweet, Editor-in-Chief of Professional Remodeler and co-editor of HousingZone.com. “Bringing the insight of these industry innovators together with that of our award-winning editorial staff ensures we’ll be able to deliver the crucial information that contractors need.”



The NHQ Executive Council includes:

 

William Asdal

Founder

Asdal Builders

David Caligaris

CEO

The Green Company

Bruce Case

President

Case Design/Remodeling

Stephen Crandall

Co-Owner

Extended Home Living Services

Jim Deitch

COO

Southern Crafted Homes

Michael Draper

Florida Division President

Palm Harbor Homes

Kevin Estes

Owner, Founder

Estes Builders

Peter Feinmann

President

Feinmann Inc.

Julian Francis

Principal

Market Set

Dan Gorski

VP, Design Studio, Purchasing, Home Building Services

Veridian Homes

Dan Green

VP

The Green Company

Jeff Hunt

VP

Brothers Strong Residential Design Build

Allison Iantosca

Partner

F.H. Perry Builder

David Johnston

Founder, President

What’s Working

Denis Leonard

President

Business Excellence Consulting

Michael Luzier

President, CEO

NAHB Research Center

Stephen Moore

Senior Partner

BSB Design

Serge Ogranovitch

Senior Partner

The Potomack Group

Erik Pekarski

Senior VP Destinations

New Home Star

Chip Pennington

Corporate Director, Customer Service

Shea Homes

Dean Potter

VP, Quality and Home Production

K. Hovnanian Companies

Duncan Prahl

Senior Research Associate

IBACOS

Keith Robinson

President, CEO

Extraordinary Talent Consulting 

Bill Saint

CFO, Director

Simonini Builders

Charlie Scott

Principal

Woodland, O’Brien & Scott

Scott Sedam

President

TrueNorth Development

Douglas Shipman

CEO

Developer’s Financial Services

Glenn Singer

CEO

Builder Partnerships

Tom Stephani

President

Stephani Enterprises and Custom Construction Concepts

 

Members of the National Housing Quality Executive Council can be reached for comment via the below contact information.

Media Contact:

Dean Horowitz

General Manager

Reed Construction Media

o: 630-288-8180

e: dhorowitz@reedbusiness.com

 


The National Housing Quality Award is a Malcolm Baldridge-style quality and performance excellence award that Reed Construction Media has produced with the NAHB Research Center since 1992. For more on the program, visit www.HousingZone.com/NHQ.

Reed Construction Media is a division of Reed Business Information (RBI-US). Brands include Building Design+Construction, BDCnetwork.com, Construction Bulletin, Construction Equipment, ConstructionEquipment.com, Custom Builder, Housing Giants, HousingZone.com, LogInAndLearn.com, Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Spec-Check U.S., VisibleCity.com and Show Village.

Created in 1964, the NAHB Research Center (www.nahbrc.com) is a full-service product commercialization company that strives to make housing more durable, affordable and efficient. The Research Center provides public and private clients with an unrivaled depth of understanding of the housing industry and access to its business leaders.

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