Rob Heselbarth is the editorial director for Qualified Remodeler and Residential Design + Build magazines and their online properties. Heselbarth began his career as a newspaper reporter, but has spent most of his time connecting with construction professionals through trade magazines and related online properties. Heselbarth has covered both residential and commercial design and construction since 1991. He is a regular speaker at housing and residential design industry events across North America. Markets Heselbarth has served throughout his career include: commercial and residential heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration; residential and commercial plumbing, contracting and design; and most recently custom home design, construction and residential remodeling. As editorial director, he shares design trends, best business practices and product information with more than 120,000 housing industry professionals.