Arlington Heights, IL (March 6, 2017) — SGC Horizon’s Professional Builder magazine announces its annual list of 40 Under 40 young home builders. Professional Builder editors sorted through more than 200 nominations this year before selecting the winners based on both personal and professional accomplishments. Each member of the Class of 2017 is profiled in the March issue of the magazine and online at

The class of 2017 is made up of 10 women and 30 men, carrying such titles as founder and owner, president, vice president, manager and director. They come from 22 different states, represent all regions of the United States, and range in age from 27 to 40. 

Once again, it is a diverse class of young leaders with multiple talents, including a former professional ballet dancer, a Grand Prix level horse jumper, two who passed the bar while starting their own companies, one who helped build a home in five days on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and a 39-year-old whose firm was selected as the architect, interior designer and builder of the New American Home in 2013 and 2015.

Many implemented strategies and processes to survive the housing recession. Others helped their companies expand market share, win awards, establish new efficiencies, and dramatically augment sales.

Off the clock, many are giving back to their communities through volunteerism, lending their time and talents to such projects as youth mentoring, Make-A-Wish, Habitat for Humanity, and building housing for veterans’ families. 

“It’s encouraging each year to see this evidence of the depth of young talent in the home building industry,” says Editorial Director Denise Dersin. “These current and future leaders not only have outstanding achievements in their professional lives, but are equally dedicated to serving their communities in their personal lives.”

To learn more about the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 honorees, view their profiles in the March issue of Professional Builder and online at

Nomination forms for the Class of 2018 will be available online in November 2017.