North-Central New Jersey Builders Honor In-House Public Relations President With Marketing Award

Doug Fenichel, APR, has assisted the Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association with Media Relations, Social Media and other Public Relations Tactics
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - Dec. 7, 2015 - PRLog -- The Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association of New Jersey recently honored Doug Fenichel, APR, for his marketing communications work on behalf of the builders association and its members across six counties in north and central New Jersey.

Fenichel, president of In-House Public Relations, received the Kathy Hughes Award at the organization’s 2016 Installation Dinner. Hughes was a founder of the local builders association’s sales-and-marketing council, and was known for her enthusiasm for the homebuilding industry. Fenichel, who heads the Metro Builders public relations committee, has worked on the organization’s website, social media and media relations. He also has assisted with internal communications. For 2015, he also served as second vice president for associates.

“Many of my clients are involved with building and construction,” said Fenichel. “I recognize the important role Metro serves helping those in this field stay up to date on techniques, trends and regulatory issues. It’s an honor to be recognized for the work I’ve done for them.”

The award was given at the 25th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner, held at Bridgewater Manor Dec. 2.  Seven other awards were given out at the dinner. Roger Hendrickson, of SESI Consulting Engineers, received the membership award; Dominick L. Paragano, of Paragano Homes and outgoing president, received the Distinguished Service Award; Larry Paragano, of Paragano Enterprises, received the Founders Award; Murry Pantierer, BNE Real Estate Group, received the Outstanding Industry Contribution Award; Dennis Loh, of Geo-Technology Associates, was named Associate of the Year; Ernst Hofmann of Hofmann Design Build, was named Remodeler of the Year and Lewis Zlotnick, of Woodmont Properties, received the Builder of the Year Award.

The 2016 officers, including Pres. Philip A. Calinda Jr., and the 2016 board members also were sworn in. Their terms begin Jan. 1.

The Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of NJ is a local professional trade organization affiliated with the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). It promotes and protects all segments of the residential building industry and its customers in Essex, Morris, Union, Somerset, Warren and Hunterdon counties. Its mission is to enhance its members’ ability to provide safe, affordable, quality housing to New Jersey citizens.

In-House Public Relations ( helps businesses, including homebuilders and those servicing the industry, achieve their goals using public relations and strategic communications. The company specializes in media and community relations, sales support, social media and crisis management. The company is a member of Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association of New Jersey, Chester Area Professional Club and the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce. Principal Doug Fenichel, APR, is an award-winning accredited public relations counselor who has worked with companies in the housing industry for more than a dozen years. More information is available at (201) 575-1538 or at

Doug Fenichel, APR

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