Building Insider Magazine

The BIA’s magazine Building Insider is published 7 times a year, with 6 regular issues and 1 special edition. It is the only local publication providing an in-depth guide to our local homebuilding industry. The magazine provides news and information targeted to the wide variety of building-related professions of our members.

The magazine’s special issue features a wrap-up the BIA’s two signature events, the Parade of Homes and the Preview Party. We think you will agree, these two important events deserve the extra recognition. There will be limited advertising opportunities in this issue, so make sure you book your ad early.

Building Insider is mailed to all current BIA members as well as to 500 top producing Realtors in the greater Columbus area.

Vol. 35 Issue 1 - Jan/Feb

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3 Pillar Homes

Quality Experience

As 3 Pillar Homes celebrates their 20th anniversary, the company takes their years of experience into the future — building homes that feel good, bringing excitement to every project, expertly guiding clients through the process and then delivering the homes their clients deserve!

Queen Stucco and Stone

Exceptional Exteriors

With outstanding expertise, a wide selection of products and large crews, Queen Stucco and Stone installs beautiful and functional home exteriors — and turns around jobs with speed and accuracy.

Bone Dry Waterproofing

Stellar Performance

With a strong reputation for expert work, Bone Dry Waterproofing delivers exceptional service, proven products, dependable follow-through and a ‘done in 24 hours’ guarantee to every job.

Vol. 35 Issue 1 - Jan/Feb

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3 Pillar Homes

Quality Experience

As 3 Pillar Homes celebrates their 20th anniversary, the company takes their years of experience into the future — building homes that feel good, bringing excitement to every project, expertly guiding clients through the process and then delivering the homes their clients deserve!

Queen Stucco and Stone

Exceptional Exteriors

With outstanding expertise, a wide selection of products and large crews, Queen Stucco and Stone installs beautiful and functional home exteriors — and turns around jobs with speed and accuracy.

Bone Dry Waterproofing

Stellar Performance

With a strong reputation for expert work, Bone Dry Waterproofing delivers exceptional service, proven products, dependable follow-through and a ‘done in 24 hours’ guarantee to every job.

Vol. 34 Issue 7 - Nov/Dec

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Trinity Homes

Personalized Plans

Trinity Homes offers buyers advantages that include great neighborhoods, gorgeous design, quality homes built using high-performance materials, a trade-in program that eliminates the need to move twice — and the option to customize any of their floor plans.

Carr Supply

100 Years of Expertise

Carr Supply’s five-star service, high-quality products, knowledgeable team and commitment to customer education have helped them thrive; this year the company celebrates 100 successful years in business.

Hamilton Parker

Outstanding Customer Experience

Hamilton Parker provides a spectrum of different home products, all under one roof and showcased in a gorgeous showroom; the company’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable team are experts at supplying great project ideas.

Vol. 34 Issue 6 - October

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Cheshire Woods Parade Showcased Our Members’ Best Work

Sensational Throughout: Your Insider’s Guide to the 2017 Parade

Oohs and Aahs

Putting It All Together

Parade Partners

Country Feel, Urban Access

Star Turn for Décor

Parade Launched with a Festive Preview Party

The Heart of the Parade: 2017 BIA Foundation Home Built by Manor Homes

Congratulations to Our Award Winners

Preston Development Wins Award for Most Trade Partners


Realtor® Morning Drew a Crowd


Reception Held to Thank Officials

And the Winners Are...

Thank You Members

Vol. 34 Issue 5 - Sept/Oct

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Brookewood Builders

Buyer-Centered Process

Brookewood Builders finds exceptional sites filled with beautiful natural features — and then builds expertly-crafted and stunningly-designed custom single family homes and condos.

Cambria and Konkus Marble & Granite

Rock-Solid Partnership

Cambria and Konkus Marble & Granite are both experts at providing customers with high-quality quartz products — and they both share a deep commitment to exceptional customer service.

Coldwell Banker King Thompson

Award-Winning Expertise

Lari Madosky Shaw, CBKT

Sales Star

Vol. 34 Issue 4 - Jul/Aug

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Featured Builder - Odd Jobs

Expert Resource

Odd Jobs expertly handles a wide array of to-do items; they manage the work performed by their network of skilled subcontractors — and complete everything from scheduling to payment through a single source.

Associate Spotlight - America's Floor Source

Innovation, Expansion and Commitment

Retail Lead Management, an easy-to-use and affordable lead tracking software, and an expanded corporate campus with abundant office and warehouse space, are both helping America’s Floor Source deliver the off-the-charts service that is their signature.

Associate Spotlight - Citizens Bank

Best-in-Class Service

At Citizens Bank an experienced and well-trained team draws on commitment, strong communication skills and in-depth expertise to deliver the best possible banking experience for their borrowers.

Vol. 34 Issue 3 - May/Jun

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Featured Builder - Schottenstein Real Estate Group

Development Leadership

With exceptional rental communities and mixed-use developments throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Florida, the Schottenstein Real Estate Group, the BIA’s only three-time Developer of the Year award winner, has built on its own rock-solid record to achieve significant growth and sales.

Associate Spotlight - Sims-Lohman Fine Kitchens & Granite

Five-Star Resource

Sims-Lohman makes kitchen cabinetry and countertop purchases stress-free, with advantages like a talented and highly-experienced design team, one-stop-shop, and fast and accurate delivery.

Associate Spotlight - 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

Protected Homes

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty stands out for its comprehensive structural warranty coverage; 2-10 HBW warranties help builders reduce their risk, protect their assets and increase their competitive edge.

Vol. 34 Issue 2 - Mar/Apr

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Featured Builder - Cugini & Capoccia Builders, Inc.

Exceptional Design

A true custom builder, CCBI excels at making their buyers a core part of the design process; as a result, the company builds stunning homes that reflect each client’s vision.

Associate Spotlight - The JAE Company

Stand-out People, Process and Products

The JAE Company’s powerful combination of experienced people, a process centered around a builder’s and homeowner’s goals, and quality products — means that customers will love their kitchens and baths.

Associate Spotlight - Interior Wood Products

Team Expertise

Interior Wood Products’ staff all have exceptional experience in the millwork industry, and they bring a unique depth of knowledge, innovation, precision and skills to every job.

Vol. 34 Issue 1 - Jan/Feb

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Featured Builder - Memmer Homes

Quality Experience

Memmer Homes builds meticulously-crafted custom homes — each as comfortable as it is beautiful — that uniquely reflect their buyers’ tastes, needs and ideas.

Associate Spotlight - Schlabach Woodworks

Character Made-to-Order

Schlabach Woodworks has the skilled personnel and leading-edge equipment needed to produce gorgeous custom wood products, including flooring, barn doors and beams, that meet each client’s wants and needs.

Associate Spotlight - Best Courier

Fast and Reliable

With its popular 60 to 90 minute immediate delivery service, 24/7 availability and capacity to handle everything from documents to building materials, Best Courier helps businesses operate with greater productivity.

Vol. 33 Issue 7 - Nov/Dec

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Featured Builder - Romanelli & Hughes

Stellar Design

The owners of Romanelli & Hughes, a company that has been building dazzling custom homes for 45-plus years, are on-site during the construction process to ensure quality, enhance design features and refine each home’s details.

Associate Spotlight - PuroClean

Responsive Cleanup

With its well-trained team and leading-edge equipment, PuroClean quickly restores homes after damage from water, fire and mold — and treats customers with compassion during a stressful time.

Associate Spotlight - Reveal Visuals

Visual Storytellers

Reveal Visuals has the unique ability to seamlessly blend video and 3D animation,  creating pieces that immerse people in an environment and let them experience what a project will look and feel like.

Vol. 33 Issue 6 - Oct

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Verona Parade Showcased BIA Members’ Accomplishments

Our Insider’s Guide to the 2016 Parade - Wowing the Crowds

Walkthrough at Verona - Features, Landscaping and Style

Parade Launched with a Well-Attended Preview Party

Parade Partners


How Verona Came Together

Congratulations to Our Award Winners

Thank You Members

The Votes Have Been Counted

Vol. 33 Issue 5 - Sept/Oct

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Featured Builder

Larsen Dwellings, Inc.

Talent & Vision
Larsen Dwellings combines well-thought-out interesting design, a commitment to sustainability and quality construction techniques, to create homes that are beautiful, functional and comfortable.

Associate Spotlight

Benchmark Bank

Personal Service
The experienced mortgage bankers in Benchmark Bank’s newly revamped construction loan program, have the knowledge, ability and flexibility to design a loan around each individual customer.

Associate Spotlight

Tailored Living Featuring PremierGarage

Custom Organization
Tailored Living’s high-quality storage systems are game-changers for de-cluttering homes and their five-star customer service earns them glowing customer feedback.

Vol. 33 Issue 4 - Jul/Aug

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Featured Builder

Stream + Wetlands Foundation

The Go-To People for Mitigation
Stream + Wetlands Foundation, an expert provider of compensatory mitigation for impacts to wetlands and streams, takes the stress out of fulfilling a permitting agency’s requirements.

Associate Spotlight

America’s Floor Source

Columbus Investment & Commitment
In the midst of a significant Columbus expansion that includes a new corporate campus, America’s Floor Source keeps phenomenal service as their top priority.

Associate Spotlight

Associated Insurance Agencies

Team of Experts
Associated Insurance Agencies has their clients squarely in the center of everything they do; they consider each business or individual’s situation and create solutions targeted to their specific needs.

Vol. 33 Issue 3 - May/Jun

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Featured Builder

Compass Homes
Compass Homes’ guided and personalized building experience is elevated by a new design studio that turns product selection into a creative, retail-style experience.

Associate Spotlight

EMH&T, a BIA Hall of Fame inductee, is a solution-oriented partner as well-known for successful client partnerships as they are for award-winning projects.

Associate Spotlight

Parkfield Insulation
Parkfield Insulation, central Ohio’s largest privately-owned insulation company, supplies eco-friendly products that can save homeowners as much as 40 percent on their utility costs.

Vol. 33 Issue 2 - Mar/Apr

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Featured Builder

Taylor-Lykins Custom Homes
The company’s talented, experienced family team works closely and interactively with buyers to provide them with expertly-crafted custom homes and a positive building experience.

Associate Spotlight

Integrated Finishes
As a single source for expertly supplying and installing paint, drywall, flooring and carpet, Integrated Finishes makes the process fast and easy.

Associate Spotlight

Holmes Lumber
Recent investments in facilities, divisions and a leading-edge delivery system, all ensure that local builders can obtain the materials they need.

Vol. 33 Issue 1 - Jan/Feb

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Featured Builder

Castlestone Homes
Castlestone Homes creates design that is so functional, beautiful and unique, that for five straight years the company has won BIA best home design awards.

Associate Spotlight

John Eramo & Sons
Eramo family members are in the field each day, personally managing jobsites to ensure that all work is done accurately, safely and with the highest levels of workmanship.

Associate Spotlight

Tremco Barrier Solutions
Tremco Barrier Solutions manufactures and installs innovative, advanced and high-performing products that include TUFF-N-DRI Basement Waterproofing Systems and Envio-Dri Weather-Resistant Barriers.

Vol. 32 Issue 7 - Dec

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Featured Builder

Weaver Custom Homes
The skilled and knowledgeable Weaver Custom Homes team provides strong, cooperative support on everything from site evaluation, to building, to customized design.

Associate Spotlight

Professional Design Services, LLC
The firm listens closely to what their clients want, and then creates designs that take builders and homeowners smoothly through the construction process.

Associate Spotlight

Floor & Decor
Floor & Decor provides an extensive selection of flooring at everyday low prices, as well as free design services and outstanding product availability.

Vol. 32 Issue 6 - Parade

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Vol. 32 Issue 5 - Sept/Oct

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Featured Builder

Darby Braeside
Darby Braeside is a new gated community on the banks of Big Darby Creek, where residents can live in custom homes surrounded by serene woods and streams.

Associate Spotlight

Panel Town & Floors
Panel Town & Floors provides a complete spectrum of hardwood floors, ranging from basic wood to high-end custom, plus a depth of flooring expertise.

Associate Spotlight

Mary Shipley Interiors
Frequently honored with industry awards, including Parade of Homes Gold Awards, Mary Shipley Interiors loves to design spaces that make people happy.

Advertising Opportunities

Why Advertise in Building Insider?

  • Receive maximum exposure for your advertising dollars
  • 85% of BIA members read Building Insider
  • Expand your marketing reach by advertising!  
  • Promote your products and services to your target audience

The magazine is also available online reaching a wide audience of consumers.

All ads include full-color. Design services are available.

Ready to advertise? Contact your ad representative to reserve your space:

Ad Rates & Specifications Sheet

Click on the link below to download a PDF advertising rate sheet with ad specification information.

2018 Building Insider Rate Sheet

Member Profiles

Reach over 1,000 industry professionals, 500 top producing Realtors and unlimited consumers!

Be one of the builders and associates profiled in Building Insider and take advantage of the best marketing opportunity available to local building industry businesses. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity; only 6 builders and 12 associates are profiled each year.

  • A two-page spread in the front half of the magazine. The Builder being profiled is featured on the cover.
  • Award-winning writer, Carol Rich, will interview you and write an article about your company, products and services. You approve the article and layout before it goes to print.
  • Professional photographer, John Evans (, will come to you for a photo shoot, and you can select which pictures to use in your profile. You receive digital copies of the photos. You can provide additional photos, too.
  • Inclusion on the home page of the BIA website, which receives approximately 1,500 visitors a month.
  • Receive extra copies of the magazine and a CD with a press-quality version of your profile so you can print additional copies or you can use the article on your own website.
  • Appear in a BIA-produced ad in the Sunday edition of The Columbus Dispatch which includes an introduction to your profile and drives people to the BIA website to read more.
  • You are encouraged to include a link on your website to the Building Insider webpage and promote that you are being profiled in the magazine.

To reserve your profile space, download and send in the 2018 Building Insider Rate Sheet and/or contact your BIA Ad Rep:

2018 Building Insider Profiles


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Magazine Contributors

Bernadine Pesika

Managing Editor, Designer, Advertising & Profile Sales

Carol Rich

Senior Editor, Writer

Linda Winrod

Advertising & Profile Sales

Printing Arts Press


John Evans, J E Evans Photography




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