For the construction sector, John D. Wagner is a highly regarded media relations specialist, marketer, and consultant, with a special focus on environmental building products, an area where he is regarded as a national expert.
He is the award-winning author of 13 books (see "Books" link at left) on green building, home building, the supply chain, and corporate management. Through his magazine columns, John has a monthly audience of more than 180,000 builders, architects, remodelers, and building material dealers.
Speaking and Training. Mr. Wagner is also a very active speaker and trainer who works with major U.S. companies on their green and environmental initiatives, products selection, and training. (See CV and Bio link). His clients, past and present, include Boston Cedar, KLEER, Emery-Waterhouse, Ainsworth, Western Red Cedar Lumber Assn., Harvey, Milgard Windows, Simonton Windows, SFI, Eastman Chemical, Typar, the majority of the regional lumber dealer associations, and many other companies. John recently finished writing and appearing in six "Framing Tips" videos in an on-line training series for Ainsworth Engineered. Check them out: www.ainsworthengineered.com/tips-videos
Communications, M&A. Mr. Wagner also heads up a boutique media relations firm, WagnerPR, where he and his affiliated professionals serve an exclusive list of elite clients which currently includes Berkshire Hathaway's MiTek, Berkshire Hathaway's Heat Pipe Technology, Berkshire Hathaway's USP Structural Connectors, Berkshire Hathaway's SidePlate, BuilderMT, Sales Simplicity, BidClerk, and GreenWizard. WagnerPR's clients past and present are a "who's who" of elite building technology and building services companies. See www.WagnerPR.com for a full list of services, which range from strategic communications to support for mergers and acquisitions.
John is co-founder of the Certified Green Dealer Program, (www.CertifiedGreenDealer.org) and the Certified Green Distributor Program, (www.CertifiedGreenDistributor.org), two web-based, distance-learning programs that train and certify dealers and distributors for green building practices. John created all the content for the two Programs, which including 30 video training modules and testing systems. More than 5,000 dealer/distributor sales personnel have been trained through these programs in green best-practices.
John is currently adjunct instructor at Norwich University, as a cross appointment between the School of Architecture + Art and the Business School. He teaches graduate-school seminars; his current class is called Interdisciplinary Environmental Entrepreneurship
John is the green editor for LBM Journal (40,000 circ.), the leading voice of the lumber and building material dealer community.
John is a columnist for Qualified Remodeler magazine.
John is a columnist for Residential Building Products and Technology News (circ. 125,000+).
John is the green building columnist for Simonton Windows' newsletter.
John is the building science blogger for CabinetIQ and WoodIQ.
John’s most recent trade book is Green Remodeling (Creative Homeowner Press), widely available on bookstore shelves and online. (His other books are listed at the Books link.)
A former University English professor, John has written 13 books and more than 1,500 magazine articles about home building and commercial construction, among other topics. (John's latest book is a mystery novel for 9-12 year old boys, called The Crash Crystal. www.CrashCrystal.com)
John is also a tool inventor and his invention Vibe-All -- a small-scale concrete vibrator attachment -- can turn any Sawzall or recip saw into powerful concrete vibrator. It is designed for small pours: footers, forms, stairs, pads, and ICFs. Purchase it online at www.Vibe-All.com.