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Rich Binsacca

Boise, Idaho, United States


Rich Binsacca is a nationally award-winning real estate journalist and author (see complete list of books
and awards below), specifically with regards to architectural design and construction issues.

Rich earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987 before becoming
an editor for Builder magazine, a national, monthly trade/business publication for home builders and
architects published by Hanley-Wood, LLC in Washington, DC. He subsequently joined the editorial staff
at The Practical Homeowner, a (now-defunct) national, bi-monthly consumer lifestyle publication
published in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since moving to Boise, Id., in 1993, he has worked primarily
as a freelance journalist, author, and editor.

What you don't see in this overview, however, is Rich's dedication to deadlines, a willingness (in fact, a
preference) to work as part of a production team, and a lack of "ego" about his work that allows for the
best possible end-product. While he takes great pride in his work, he respects the editing and marketing
processes that are essential to delivering what the client and/or audience wants and expects.

While Rich's career has focused on architectural and construction topics, he has a wide range of
interests and experiences -- as a single father, in public relations and advertising, with technology, as a
youth sports coach, among others -- and his skills as a journalist and writer translate to any subject.

Rich's books include:
-- About Your House with Bob Yapp (1997; Bay Books & Tapes; a companion title to the syndicated
PBS television series);
-- The Home Building Process (2000; Home Planners, LLC);
-- Container Gardening (2000; Creative Publishing International);
-- Garden Pools, Fountains and Watercourses (2001; Creative Publishing International);
-- Vacation Homes: A Complete Guide to Building a Weekend Getaway (2001; Home Planners, LLC).

Professional awards include:
-- Jesse H. Neal Award for Editorial Excellence (2011, 2000, 1991, 1990, 1989; American Business
-- Gold Award, Technical Article (1999 & 1996; American Society of Business Press Editors);
-- Best Magazine Series (1999 & 1994; National Association of Real Estate Editors).

Interests: Architecture, real estate, home building; parenting (single parent); youth sports (coaching); sports (all); technology/communications (mobile/wireless); gardening.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Home Building Process
  • Your Vacation Home
  • About Your House with Bob Yapp
  • Garden Pools, Fountains & Watercourses
  • Container Gardening