Arlington Heights, IL (April 4, 2017) — Three SGC Horizon brands, Building Design+Construction (BD+C), Professional Builder, and Professional Remodeler’s brought home four 2017 Jesse H. Neal Awards. The winners were announced on March 31 at the New York City awards luncheon hosted by Connectiv, the Business Information Association, a division of the Software & Information Industry Association that sponsored the 63rd annual competition. 

Building Design+Construction/ received two Neal Awards: Best Single Issue of a Magazine for its January 2016 “Game Changers” issue, and Best Instructional Content for its BDCuniversity Continuing Education Series.  

Professional Builder/ won the Best Subject-Related Package Neal Award for its Housing Giants Special Report. Professional Builder also was a 2017 Neal Award finalist in the Best Series category for its “America’s Trade Shortage” articles.

Professional Remodeler’s instructional website won the Best Technical Content Neal Award for its “7 Minutes of BS—Building Science With a Beat.” had two Neal Finalist captures—Best Instructional Content for its “Window Installation Guide,” and Best Use of a Video/Webcast for its animated details and jobsite videos. 

“The SGC Horizon Building Group has become the number one choice for readers and advertisers because of our editorial staff’s commitment to delivering industry leading content to our markets,” says SGC Horizon Building Group’s Director-Principal Tony Mancini. “It is wonderful to see them nationally recognized for their work. We could not be more proud of our knowledgable, dedicated and talented team.”

Established in 1955, the Jesse H. Neal Awards are named after Connectiv’s managing editor who promoted the B2B industry throughout his life. Touted as business trade publications’ Pulitzer Prize, the prestigious Neal Awards recognize journalistic enterprise, service to the industry and editorial craftsmanship. Seven Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon brands had 10 Neal Award Finalist honors in the 2017 competition. To read about all the 2017 finalists and winners, visit  

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