New professionals to the residential construction industry attend the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) every year. IBS is doing its part to introduce IBS: The Essential Industry Experience to up and coming industry professionals by awarding them with scholarships to attend the Builders’ Show – the premier show for the residential construction industry.
NAHB Members between the ages of 21-35 who receive a scholarship to attend the Builders’ Show have the opportunity to learn, network, socialize and advance their careers with the people they meet and everything they learn and experience during IBS.
2023 IBS Scholarship Recipients
We’re excited to introduce the final six of our 2023 IBS Scholars in Part 3 of this 3-part series. (See who else won a scholarship in Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.)
Josh Clark | Ames Home Builders Association
Josh Clark is the co-owner of Clark Builders with his father. They build custom homes in central Iowa. Josh is a fourth-generation carpenter in their family in Ames, Iowa and he currently manages the day-to-day operations working closely with sub-contractors and homeowners.
“One challenge I would like to tackle at IBS is overall organization. Being able to organize information/able to quickly check if something has been ordered or needs to be selected is becoming key as we continue to grow our business.”
Edward Buczkowski | HBA Livingston County
Edward Buczkowski is the president of Renovations Unlimited, which he co-owns with his stepfather, who was in the carpentry field for 40 years. Edward is responsible for operations management and sales for Renovations Unlimited.
“We recently reformed into a design-build model in residential remodeling. I am looking to see what is out there in terms of new products and technology. I want to learn from professionals the ways we can enhance our offerings and client experiences. As costs have become an issue in our industry, I also hope to find additional ways that we can save clients on project investments without compromising integrity.”
Cam Parry | Cache Valley Home Builders Association
Cam Parry is a regional sales manager for Valley View Granite in Tremonton, Utah. During his 10 years with Valley View Granite, he has worked in the shop, installed, templated and drafted. In his current position, Cam oversees two showrooms and two inside sales teams. He also does outside sales for northern Utah and southern Idaho.
“The past few years have been NUTS between supply issues, rising rates and home shortages. I’m excited to see what we can expect for the future. I am anxious to see the new up and coming products to help cope with these issues in the construction world. My job relies heavily on the trends of today, which are constantly changing so being ahead of that to help my clients keep an up-to-date design is very essential if I want to dominate my sector.”
Mikki Trombley | Central Washington Home Builders Association
Mikki Trombley is a construction site superintendent for Northwest Roots Construction LLC. She comes from a long line of loggers, builders and architects. Everyone, including Mikki, assumed she wouldn’t end up in this line of work because she’s a girl.
“At IBS, I want to learn more about energy efficient building.”
Hannah Watson | HBA of Central Denver
Hannah Watson is an architectural project manager at KGA Studio Architects out of Denver, Colorado. She has an extensive background in custom residential architecture including full service/interiors work. She started her career in her hometown of Houston, Texas and moved to Colorado in 2018.
“I’m looking forward to the seminars, expanding my knowledge and seeing what new products are out there.”
Kenzi Weber | Brunswick County HBA
Kenzi Weber is the graphic and web design manager at Vivid Digital Media (VDM). She is heavily involved with producing the Brunswick County Parade of Homes (POH) Guidebook, which VDM began publishing in 2021. Her company helps with every aspect of the event, from virtual tours and photography to the creation and distribution of the guidebook, as well as managing the Parade’s social media on behalf of the HBA.
“This will be my second time attending IBS. While my first experience was fantastic, there was so much to take in that, at times, it was a little overwhelming. Now that I know the breadth of opportunities available, I feel like I will be able to better navigate the show. Since so many of our clients are in the building industry, I plan to participate in events that will help me to better understand their needs so that I can bring that information home and use it in my work on their behalf.”
IBS 2023: The Essential Industry Experience for Everyone in the Industry
With so much to see, learn, do and experience at the Builders’ Show, there is something for everyone in the residential construction industry. From the exhibit floor and networking events to education sessions, IBS is the place for industry professionals meet with, connect with and learn from their more experienced colleagues and industry experts.
While there are events, networking and education sessions tailored to newer industry professionals, the Builder’s Show is really for everyone in the industry. One of the events for residential construction professionals under the age of 40 to connect and network in a social setting is the ticketed event the IBS Young Pro Party
Registration for #IBS2023 is open! Learn more & register now.