Meet More IBS 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Recipients Part 3

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 3 of this 3-part series.

Adam Riley

Adam Riley | Charlotte Desoto Building Industry Association

Adam Riley is the president of LTD Contracting. “I look forward to the education and networking with different vendors and individuals to bring those ideas and materials back to our community.”

Alison Simpson

Alison Simpson | Utah Valley HBA

Alison Simpson is a professional engineer for Acute Engineering. “I’m looking forward to learning more about new state-of-the-art building practices and materials that will help to make future housing developments more affordable and sustainable.”

Amanda Holman

Amanda Holman | HBA of Greater Knoxville

Amanda Holman is a loan officer for Movement Mortgage. “The challenges I aim to tackle at the International Builders’ Show are primarily focused on personal and professional growth. Attending as many education workshops as possible is essential for staying updated on the latest industry trends, best practices and innovative strategies. I want to absorb knowledge that I can apply in my role as a loan officer to better serve my clients and contribute to the success of my local association. I’m eager to network and establish connections with industry partners. Building strong relationships with fellow professionals allows for collaboration and sharing of insights. By fostering these connections, I hope to bring fresh ideas and opportunities back to my local association, helping it grow and thrive.”

Holly Schneider

Holly Schneider | Wichita Area Builders Association

Holly Schneider is showroom manager for Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. “I am looking forward to exploring the new products and trends of our industry. Sometimes it feels as though being in the Midwest we are a bit slower to catch on to what is going on the coasts, and I believe I can bring back a lot of knowledge to our area. In addition to what is new in the building world, I am looking forward to networking with peers and learning ways to improve as a young leader in the industry, not only myself, but for our customers, business and for future generations.”

Kate McAteer

Kate McAteer | HBA Durham, Orange & Chatham (NC)

Kate McAteer is director of construction programs for Hope Renovations. “I am really looking forward to connecting with vendors and hearing about new products in the universal design sector, as well as learning about new tools that can make our work more efficient and safer.”

Nick Scaranda

Nick Scaranda | Denver HBA

Nick Scaranda is a superintendent for D.R. Horton. “Overcoming any shyness and learning a lot, as well as networking to the best of my ability. I want to grow as a professional, and I imagine this experience will help in many ways.”

Ty Whitman

Ty Whitman | Home Builders of Greater Aiken Augusta Region

Ty Whitman is purchasing/estimating assistant manager for Ivey Residential LLC. “I’d like to find a better way to manage time and see what other markets are doing to manage cost creep on production homes.”

Meet more of the scholars in Part 1 and Part 2 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 2

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