About Utopia

The future of building is here, and

It's a Place Called Utopia. is a digital platform that tracks trends for the way people live, work and play now and into the future and applies the impact of those trends on building. The platform is targeted to builders, remodelers, architects and designers building and renovating residential homes and multi-family dwellings.

Learn about building disruption, start-ups, configuration, innovators, products, technology, sustainability, science and design.

Serious multi-media content for serious professionals interested in strengthening their business now and in the future.


Tony Mancini

Tony Mancini

Group Director | Principal,
SGC Horizon

Tony is an enthusiastic, innovative industry leader. His 30 year career has spanned senior leadership roles in leading national publishers including Reed Construction Media and McGraw-Hill Companies. He is currently the Principal Group Director of SGC Horizon a leading publisher in the building and design space. Tony works with clients across the building industry to pioneer new ideas that drive brand and product awareness. He is committed to exploring customized, impactful campaigns that work in today’s market.

David Barista

Dave Barista

Editorial Director,
Building Design+Construction

David Barista has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than 20 years, including editorial leadership roles with Pro Builder and Building Design+Construction. He currently serves as the Content Director for UTOPIA and the Group Editorial Director - Digital and Social with SGC Horizon, which publishes multiple market-leading media brands focused on residential and commercial construction.

Denise Dersin

Denise Dersin

Editorial Director,
Pro Builder

Denise Dersin is the editorial director of Scranton Gillette Horizon’s Pro Builder, Custom Builder, and, business-to-business publications and websites that provide vital information for the housing industry on the topics of business management, design, construction, sales and marketing, and building products. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 30 years, Denise also conceives and directs the publications’ events, Women in Residential Construction and the 40 Under 40 Executive Summit.

Rich Binsacca, Editor-in-Chief, Pro Builder

Rich Binsacca

Pro Builder

Rich brings more than 30 years of experience as a housing industry journalist and editor, author, and communications professional. At Pro Builder, he leads a team of dedicated editors and contributors to produce award-winning content across digital, social, print, and in-person channels, and maintains connections throughout the housing industry to ensure that content is timely, relevant, and actionable to Pro Builder's audiences.