In the home building and residential construction industry, recognition for exceptional craftsmanship, innovation and leadership are highly coveted. One of the most prestigious honors in the industry is the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Industry Awards. These awards celebrate outstanding achievements, provide a platform to showcase your work to a larger audience, open doors to new opportunities and cement your reputation within the industry.
Choose the Right Category
With 14 NAHB Industry Awards, there is an award for everyone. Whether you specialize in residential construction, design, remodeling or sales and marketing, there’s a category that aligns with your expertise. Carefully review the award options to select the one that best represents your achievements. It’s crucial to pick an award where your work stands out and shines.
- Best in American LivingTM Awards – Close Aug 28
- Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards – Close Aug 28
- Offsite Construction Awards – Close Sept 11
- Associates of Excellence Awards – Close Oct 6
- Custom Home Builder of the Year Award – Close Oct 6
- Leading Suppliers Council Spark Award – Close Oct 6
- Professional Women in Building Awards – Close Oct 6
- Remodelers Awards – Close Oct 6
- Safety Awards for Excellence – Close Oct 6
- The NationalsSM – Close Oct 6
- Featuring: Best of 55+ Housing Awards & Global Innovation Awards
- Young Professional Awards – Close Oct 6
- Student Chapters Awards – Close Oct 23
Gather & Organize Supporting Materials
Provide comprehensive supporting materials to create a compelling award entry. Each award has its own requirements to demonstrate your excellence in that category, so review these requirements carefully. Requirements may include project descriptions, high-quality photographs, floor plans, marketing collateral, testimonials and other relevant documentation. Organize, clearly label and showcase your best work.
Craft an Engaging Story
While the supporting materials are crucial, the background story you include with your award entry is as important. Use this opportunity to reveal your unique approach, innovation and any challenges you overcame. Craft a compelling story that captivates the judges and showcases your expertise. Clearly articulate how your project is above industry standards and made a positive impact.
Highlight Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Practices
Sustainability and energy efficiency are integral aspects of modern residential construction. Many NAHB Industry Awards value projects committed to green building and sustainability. For these awards, highlight any eco-friendly features, certifications or energy-saving techniques employed in your project. Show how your work aligns with the industry’s increasing emphasis on sustainability.
Focus on Results & Impact
While the craftsmanship and aesthetics of your work are essential, the judges also look for tangible results and positive impact. Highlight key metrics, such as customer satisfaction rates, increased sales, improved market share, cost savings or other relevant outcomes. Provide concrete evidence of the positive impact of your project on the community, customers or the industry as a whole.
Pay Attention to Detail
When preparing your award entry, pay meticulous attention to detail. Ensure that all the required information is complete and accurate. Proofread your submission thoroughly to eliminate any errors or inconsistencies. A well-presented, professional entry demonstrates your commitment to excellence and increases your chances of catching the judges’ attention.
Submitting Your Entry
Once you have prepared your entry, follow the submission guidelines provided by each award. Pay attention to deadlines and ensure that you comply with all the requirements. If there’s an opportunity to provide additional materials or supporting documentation beyond the initial submission, take advantage of it to strengthen your entry further.
NAHB Industry Awards are now OPEN and accepting entries. So, gather your photos. Write descriptions of your stellar projects. Shout out your accomplishments.
Submit projects, products, companies and individuals for consideration now at nahb.org/NAHB-Community/Awards.