Meet More IBS 2024 Scholarship Recipients (Part 2)

IBS Scholarship recipients part 2

Each year, the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) does its part to feed the residential construction industry with new, up and coming professionals by awarding scholarships to attend IBS.

Attending IBS gives NAHB Members between the ages of 21-35

the opportunity to advance their careers with education, networking and more at the Builders’ Show.

2024 IBS Scholarship Recipients

We’re excited to introduce eight more of our 2024 IBS Scholars and the challenges they hope to overcome by attending IBS in Part 2 of this 3-part series.

Frank Caccavale

Frank Caccavale | Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of NJ

Frank Caccavale is a structural design and fabrication teacher for Roxbury High School. “As a career teacher, I feel like I have so much to learn now coming into the home building side of things to best help my students. I look forward to attending the premier industry event of the year.”

Jessica Casebolt

Jessica Casebolt | HBA of Owensboro

Jessica Casebolt is the director of operations for Oddball Creative Agency. “I intend to approach this experience with as much openness and eagerness as possible. I know I have a tremendous amount to learn about the industry, the innovation and problem solving happening, the unique needs and challenges facing NAHB members. I know I run the risk of information overload, but I am looking forward to challenging myself and my current understanding by diving into IBS headfirst!”

Austin Katje

Austin Katje | Homebuilders Association of the Sioux Empire

Austin Katje is director of operations for Veldhouse Construction. “To continue learning what products and services exist outside of my market that can better our projects, as well as network with other builders who share the same passions as myself.”

Reed Kellam

Reed Kellam | Homebuilders Association of Richmond

Reed Kellam is president of KLM Building Corp. “I am looking forward to learning about new products that I can use, as well as taking classes that will help me become a more knowledgeable and better leader for my organization and industry.”

Alex Milton

Alex Milton | BIAW 

Alex Milton is vice president of A.S.K. Properties. “I’d like to dive into the policy making behind restrictions being placed on developers. It seems the government overreach has handcuffed many folks in the industry and deters builders from the ability to build affordably.”

Jess Overcash

Jessica Overcash | Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association

Jessica Overcash is the owner of Integrity Electric. “I am very excited to meet other young women in the construction field as well as learn about new products that I can bring back to my business in Florida.”

Janna Pettegrew

Janna Pettegrew | Volusia Building Industry Association

Janna Pettgrew is the design center manager for ICI Homes. “Since we have been building more model homes in the past couple years than I could ever remember, I am looking for new products or even new cutting-edge installation methods. Sometimes the best designs are to take an older product and show case it in a new way. I am also really looking forward to attending classes in addition to the trade floor.”

Kat Kabat

Kat Kabat | HBA of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties

Kat Kabat is the director of construction operations for Hope Renovations. “I’m mostly looking forward to expanding my knowledge of the industry and what’s out there while connecting with folks. I want to learn as much as I can to bring back to our team so that we can provide the highest quality product with the best customer service.”

Meet more of the scholars in Part 1 of the 3-part blog series.

IBS 2024: The Must-Attend Event for Emerging Residential Construction Pros

The Builders’ Show is a goldmine of opportunities for those in the residential construction realm. From an extensive exhibit floor to networking events and enlightening education sessions, it’s an ideal platform for budding professionals to engage with and gain insights from seasoned industry leaders.

Some of the special events are designed especially for the next generation of the industry. Notably, the IBS Young Pro Party invites residential construction professionals under 40 to network in an enjoyable and relaxed environment.

Secure your spot for #IBS2024! Discover more and sign up today at

More scholarship recipients here: Part 1 Part 3

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