Meet Our Speakers Series: Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki

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Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, the principal of tst ink LLC, has brought to life some of the most valued and recognized brands in resort and community development. Her company works with some of the most innovative community developers and entrepreneurs to identify deep customer insights, create places and brands that people connect with, and explore experiences that matter.

At the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), Teri will be one of the speakers at the session “Emotive Branding That...

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The New American Home 2020: Finished & Ready for Tours

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The 2020 New American Home®, The Official Show Home of IBS is complete! And like with every construction project, it had its own unique challenges. The biggest challenge involved the building schedule. Because the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) occurs a month earlier than in 2019, the schedule needed to be shortened by four weeks.

“Building The New American Home was a real adventure,” says Carl Martinez, president of construction for Sun West Custom Homes—this year’s...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Victoria Downing

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Victoria Downing, president of Remodelers Advantage Inc., is a leading authority in the remodeling industry. For nearly 30 years, she has worked with owners of remodeling companies across the United States and Canada to help them build strong, consistently profitable businesses. She is known for her high-energy educational seminars, as well as her in-depth knowledge of the best practices that transform company performance.

At the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS),...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: John and Morgan Palumbo

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John Palumbo is an international speaker, author of thirteen books and expert in the science of influence and persuasion. He has been invited to lecture across the globe, and his ability to take sales professionals and organization to new dimensions of performance excellence is world-renowned.

His daughter, Morgan Palumbo, is a new home sales agent with more than $60 million in personal sales during her first five years in the industry. According to her, understanding and connecting with...

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IBS Guide: What You Need to Know About the Show in 2020

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The International Builders’ Show® (IBS), now in its 76th year, is the largest annual light construction trade show in the Americas. IBS and its Design & Construction Week partner, Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), will feature more than 2,100 industry-specific exhibitors covering more than 1 million square feet.

Whether you are a veteran or a newcomer, it’s clear that having a working knowledge of what the show has to offer is necessary so that you get the...

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IBS 2020 Master Workshop: Reducing Costs + Improving Construction Quality: Can You Have It Both Ways?

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Join leading experts in the field of applied building science to learn how to improve construction quality, customer satisfaction and profit margins—all with the same techniques.

In this NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) Master Workshop “Reducing Cost + Improving Construction Quality: Can You Have It Both Ways?,” learn how you can use building science research to deliver houses that meet ever-increasing homeowners’ expectations and codes.

Our panel of building science...

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IBS Live Features Thought-Provoking, Cutting-Edge Concepts

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Held at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), IBS Live is the place to explore the future of housing and the products, process and people disrupting home building.

IBS Live presentations will go beyond current trends. Programs will dive into major changes that will disrupt the home building industry as we know it. Industry leaders and futurists will discuss the tremendous shifts in design, construction techniques, sales, products and more that are expected to take place over...

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The New American Home Takes Shape

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Now in its 37th year, the New American Home® (TNAH) is the official show home of the annual International Builders Show™ (IBS). Sun West Custom Homes is again the design/build firm for this year’s edition, and when completed, it will be 7,623 square feet. The home will be designed and constructed to achieve National Green Building Standards “Emerald” certification, Energy Star and net-zero status.

Sun West Custom Homes built the 2019 edition of TNAH, and they learned a...

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Game Changers Spotlight Tattoo-Worthy Customer Loyalty: Positioning Your Business to Dominate in a Commoditized Market

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Featuring Ken Schmidt

Ken Schmidt is one of the most in-demand speakers and communications consultants in America. As the former director of communications for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Ken played an instrumental role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history and helped transform Harley-Davidson from a laggard in the “me-too” market into one of the world’s most beloved and dominant competitors.

Today, he is widely known as one of the business...

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IBS 2020 Master Workshop: New Rules for Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience

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It is no secret that our expectations as consumers (and as a result, our experiences) have undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years. Thanks to Amazon, Apple, Uber and others, customers now demand instant service, flawless execution, high-quality products and personal attention.

Those looking for a new home are no exception. In fact, when making such a significant purchase, their expectations are higher than ever. As an industry, we know how to deliver a great product, but where...

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