NAHB’s International Builders Show kicked off the year on a high note with over 85,000 attendees and 2,200 companies displaying the latest building products and technologies expanding over one million square feet of exhibit space topped off with a selection of 140 education classes providing new and relevant information for attendees and their businesses.
Members of the Asheville Home Builders Association had a strong showing at the industry’s premier building event for residential construction with more than 65 attendees affiliated with 21 member companies. Several local members were recognized in many ways throughout the show. Starting on Monday evening at the Designation Achievement Reception, Brandon Bryant of Red Tree Builders received the prestigious 2017 Green Professional Designee of the Year Award. Also at this reception, AHBA Member Jonathan Landry of JL Builders, Co. was recognized for receiving both his Certified Green Professional (CGP) and Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) designation in 2017. Later in the week on Wednesday during NAHB’s Professional Women in Building Council’s Awards and Installation Luncheon, Judy Dinelle of 84 Lumber was officially installed as the 2018 Chair of NAHB’s PWB Council. Congratulations to Brandon, Jonathan and Judy on these incredible accomplishments!
While it can be daunting to take time away from your business back home, the wealth of knowledge and networking gained outside of your daily routine is really worthwhile. “Just a few new tips from top notch presenters, building connections across the country or an introduction to a new advanced product that you can bring back to your jobsite can have quite an impact on growing your business, your professional expertise and staying competitive in today’s ever changing business environment” commented Christi Stokes, Executive Officer of the Asheville Home Builders Association.
Next year, IBS and Design & Construction Week will be held in Las Vegas February 19-21, 2019.