10 Reasons to Attend IBS 2019

IBS Show Floor

If you are on the fence about whether you should attend the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), you need to know: there is something for everyone. The building industry’s largest event is your best opportunity to access the people, tools and business knowledge you need. Here are the top ten reasons why traveling to Las Vegas to attend IBS in February is well worth the trip.

  1. Incredible Value: IBS is your one-stop shop for knowledge, new products and powerful...
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Tech Bytes: A Hands-On Experience

Tech Bytes

Our Tech Bytes program offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest products, applications and tech platforms through hands-on presentations and consultations.

The Tech Bytes Room: When you walk into the room, you’ll find two distinct areas for learning—a large, main presentation stage and a tech bar. Education sessions will take place on the stage, while the tech bar is your place to go for one-on-one...

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Game Changers Spotlight: The Secret to Zappos’ Success

Ryo Zsun

A builder can learn a lot from the Zappos model. Since bursting upon the e-commerce scene in 1999, Zappos has made themselves a household name—not just for being an “online store,” but for also delivering the best possible service experience for their customers.

“Now, 19 years later, we are still manically obsessed with making sure our customers are happy and proud to do business with us,” writes the Zappos website.

Like Zappos, great customer service is becoming the...

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The New American Home Update | Phase 2

The New American Home

Now in its 36th year, The New American Home® (TNAH), The Official Show Home of the annual International Builders Show™ (IBS). Sun West Custom Homes is designing and building this year’s edition, and when completed, it will be 9,028 square feet and incorporate a wide variety of contemporary-modern design, characterized by minimal decoration, abundant glass and flat rooflines.

When Daniel Coletti, president of Sun West Custom Homes, designed TNAH 2019, he had three goals in mind:...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Dustin Kaehr

Dustin Kaehrv

Dustin Kaehr, M.B.A. is a business coach with over 20 years of experience working with organizations of all sizes to help them with leadership challenges, operations and employee/customer engagement. At the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in February, Dustin will present, “Communicating Effectively In Tough Situations.” We caught up with him to get a sneak peek into his session.

NAHB: Without giving too much away, what will people learn at your session,...

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Meet the IBS 2019 Scholarship Recipients (Part 1)

IBS Show Floor

The IBS Scholarship Program offers NAHB members between the ages of 21-35 with the opportunity to attend the building industry’s biggest event. This is part 1 of a 3-part series.

Twenty-one ambitious young professionals have been awarded a scholarship to attend the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas this coming February. Many have never attended before, and all are eager to learn more about the building industry by exploring new products, connecting...

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Introducing The New American Remodel® (TNAR) 2019

The 2019 New American Remodel

A Look Into The New American Remodel
This year’s New American Remodel is a home built in the 1950s in downtown Las Vegas. “The first thing we wanted to do was find a property that wasn’t in a master plan,” states Michael Gardner, principle for Studio G Architecture & Luxus Design Build. “We wanted to blend West Coast design with living on the farm—taking advantage of nature … so we searched for a property that had a rural agriculture zoning...

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IBS 2019 Awards Programs Will Celebrate the Industry’s Best

Best in American Living Awards

Every year, several awards programs are held in conjunction with the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS).

Best of IBS Awards
Thursday, | Time TBA
In the Best of IBS Awards, exhibiting companies compete for the title of the best products in their respective categories. Enjoy learning about the products and services while you walk the show floor.

Best in American Living™ Awards
Wednesday, February 20 | 6:30 – 9:00...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Sam Rashkin, R.A.

Sam Rashkin

Sam Rashkin is the author of the book, Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken, and How to Fix It. In the book, Sam presents a comprehensive strategy for transforming the new homebuyer consumer experience. He brings the lessons from this book to housing executives across the country with workshops and collaborative meetings that help them accelerate innovation.

Apart from this work, Sam has also served as national director of voluntary labeling...

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DCW Opening Ceremonies featuring Comedian Dana Carvey

Dana Carvey

The Design & Construction Week® (DCW) Opening Ceremonies are sure to be entertaining for everyone in attendance at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) as Emmy-award-winning actor and comedian Dana Carvey takes the stage!

When: Tuesday, February 19, 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Where: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – Paradise Event Center
Cost: Free for registered attendees

About Dana...

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