John D. Wagner is an active and widely regarded writer, marketer, and business management consultant in the home building industry. He is the award-winning author of 13 books (see "Books" link at left for a list) 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. John 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 just 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. John also runs a boutique media relations firm, WagnerPR, with an exclusive list of clients that currently includes Berkshire Hathaway's MiTek, Berkshire Hathaway's Heat Pipe Technology, BuilderMT, Sales Simplicity, BidClerk, and GreenWizard. WagnerPR's clients include or have included a "who's who" of elite building technology 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) a web-based, distance-learning company that trains and certifies dealers for green building. John created all the content for the Program.
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 Residential Building Products and Technology magazine.
John is the green building columnist for Qualified Remodeler magazine (90,000 circ.)
John is the green building columnist for Residential Design & Build magazine (51,000 circ.)
John’s most recent book is called Green Remodeling (Creative Homeowner Press) and it is available in all 1,800 Lowe’s stores and all 2,000 Home Depot stores. (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 Lego 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.