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Veteran building industry journalist Nigel F. Maynard has been tapped to take charge of Residential Building Products and Technology, a new digital magazine of New York City-based Lebhar-Friedman's Residential Products Group.
The digital magazine will launch in mid-January.
Maynard has developed and demonstrated a passion for architecture, design and building products during his career as an editor, freelance journalist and blogger. For 14 years, he anchored the products beat as a senior editor for Builder Magazine and its sister publication Residential Architect.
“As an editor and writer, it’s a rare opportunity to be involved in the start of a brand new magazine or publication,” Maynard said. “The launch of Residential Building Products and Technology is one of those times. The fact that the publication will be a tablet and an app is gravy.”
Maynard’s work has appeared in This Old House, New Old House Magazine, Inform: Architecture + Design, Bethesda Magazine and Arlington Magazine. In addition to writing, Maynard is also a serious DIYer whose renovated row house just outside Washington, D.C., received media attention when it was published in (the now-defunct) Home Magazine, The Washington Post, and appeared on HGTV’s "I Want That! Kitchens."
The editorial mission of Residential Building Products & Technology includes the promise to dive below the surface of building products and examine the trends and the details that allow builders, remodelers and subcontractors to better serve their customers. Technology, technique and tools will all be featured along with the latest building concepts in the residential construction industry. For more information, visit residentialbuildingproducts.com.
"Nigel is the ideal editor to bring this project to life," said Jack Brannigan, VP and group publisher of the Residential Products Group, which also includes HCN, homechannelnews.com and Hardware Store Connect. "We're excited to have him on board, along with his passion for the business and the respect he's earned from the industry."
About Lebhar-Friedman: Founded in 1925, Lebhar-Friedman is a leading media and marketing company serving the retail industry and targeted consumer markets. Diverse, forward-thinking and committed to excellence, the staff delivers award-winning content and high-impact marketing products across all media channels.