The future of building is here, and
It's a Place Called Utopia.
ConstructUtopia.com 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.
MEET OUR TEAM
Group Director | Principal,
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 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 is the editorial director of Scranton Gillette Horizon’s Pro Builder, Custom Builder, and ResidentialProductsOnline.com, 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 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.
Nigel F. Maynard
Nigel is editor-in-chief of PRODUCTS and Custom Builder magazine. He grew up in St. Croix, where he learned construction while building the family home from. Since that early introduction, he has bought and remodeled five homes, and has taken up cabinet and furniture making. His current home was featured in The Washington Post and his previous home was covered in Home Magazine, The Washington Post, and HGTV. Prior to joining SGC Horizon, Maynard was the Editor-in-Chief of Lebhar-Friedman’s all-digital products magazine, Residential Building Products & Technology. Previously, he spent 14 years at Hanley Wood as senior editor of Builder magazine and its sister publication Residential Architect, where he amassed eight awards for editorial excellence, including AZBEE and NAREE awards.