Susan Bady is a freelance writer and editor specializing in residential design and construction. She currently writes for NewHomeSource.com, Professional Builder magazine and its sister publication, Custom Builder magazine.
Susan also blogs for HousingZone.com and produces an e-newsletter, Design Innovation. If she had a motto, it would be “Mention Frank Lloyd Wright whenever possible.”
After serving two tours of duty at Professional Builder (1987 to 1999 and 2007 to 2010), Susan is still passionate about houses and everything they entail. As a senior editor for Professional Builder, she was involved in jury selection and judging for the Best in American Living Awards, coordinated the Custom Builder Design Challenge and scouted major markets for trends and noteworthy projects.
Reed Business Information closed Professional Builder in 2010, but it was subsequently relaunched by Scranton Gillette Communications, which has reinforced the magazine’s reputation as one of the industry’s top business publications.
Susan has also been an assignment editor for Consumers Digest magazine; handled media relations for home builders at Taylor Johnson Associates and written feature articles for Better Homes and Gardens’ Home Plan Ideas. Consequently, she has a wide range of experience in the consumer and business press and a deep understanding of the homebuilding business. She has won numerous awards for journalistic excellence.