The NAHB IBS Scholarship Program is available to NAHB members between the ages of 21-35. Scholarship recipients can attend IBS, the building industry’s biggest event. This is part one of a two-part blog series.
Eleven industry professionals are attending the International Builders’ Show® (IBS) using an IBS Scholarship. The Builders’ Show is an in-person event in Orlando in February 2022.
Many have never attended before. All are eager to learn more about the building industry. Scholarship recipients explore new products, connect with other pros and attend education sessions.
Meet the IBS scholarship recipients.
Ashley Atkinson | Salt Lake Home Builders Association
Ashley Atkinson develops infill residential projects in Salt Lake for Sequoia Development. She also owns Williamson Development, which focuses on residential development, sales and investments. Ashley began her career in commercial real estate and construction lending. “I want to learn anything I can about new products and ideas that can help with affordability. The past two years have been such a challenge trying to build homes and projects that are attainable.”
Lindsey Beates | HBA of Greenville
Lindsey Beates is the co-owner of Beates Properties. It’s a residential real estate management company in Jacksonville, FL and northwest NJ. She has been acquiring, restoring and managing residential and commercial properties since 2012. Lindsey served 11 years in the military and completed three deployments. “I am excited to understand the cutting-edge work in the field of energy-efficiency, specifically how it relates to and is impacted by occupant behavior. I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to further our collective understanding of the issues and solutions available.”
Courtney Black | Permian Basin Builders Association
Courtney Black owns Statement Homes Inc. She offers new construction, remodels and design-build services in the Permian Basin area. She fell in love with home building at an early age and knew a career in construction was for her. “I hope to discover new
avenues for providing clients with the materials and products they want. The market today is full of extra hurdles around lead times, availability and cost, and I’m excited to see solutions that other professionals are finding to circumvent these issues.”
Marcie Franklund | Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association
Marcie Franklund is an architectural drafter and designer for employee-owned Street Millwork & Lumber. She applies design and technical skills, creative thinking and problem-solving to residential projects. Her love of architecture inspired many LEGO® houses and graph paper floor plans when she was a kid. “I want to challenge myself at IBS to “pull my drawings off the paper” to learn more about every piece that goes into their construction. The more I know, the better my designs can be and the more helpful I will be to customers.”
Will Gilbert | BIA of Hawaii
Will Gilbert is an Assistant Project Manager with custom homebuilder Barker Kappelle Construction. His first lessons came from taking notes at Barker Kappelle Construction owner-architect-contractor meetings. “I hope to explore new material options suited for wet, corrosive and high UV index tropical climates. I want to improve my knowledge of latest building techniques and materials.”
Brandon Jackson | Greater Hattiesburg Home Builders Association
Brandon Jackson owns Jackson Brothers Construction Services, LLC. The company works in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, framing, repairing and constructing homes. His interest in the construction industry began early. When he was in college, he was the president of Student Constructors. “I hope to learn the way other companies get their information from the field to the office.”
Learn more about the IBS 2022 scholarship recipients and the program.