Meet Our IBS Education Speaker: Nick Schiffer

Nick Schiffer

IBS Education is a popular focal point each year at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). The 2024 IBS Education Sessions happening Feb 27 – 29 at our Vegas show will not disappoint. If you haven’t already, register for an Expo+Education Pass to experience everything IBS and IBS Education offers.

IBS Education Sessions are your chance to learn from the top industry experts and experts in their field at IBS 2024: All Homes Start Here.

Meet One of the Expert Speakers at IBS in Vegas: Nick Schiffer

Nick Schiffer is the founder of NS Builders, one of the most renowned home builders in Eastern Massachusetts. Nick is also co-host of the Modern Craftsman podcast. With years of relentless attention to detail and meticulous quality control building premier homes, Nick knows what it takes for builders to uncover and capture all job costs.

Nick is speaking in his Building Knowledge Session, The Advanced Guide to Uncovering & Capturing ALL Your Costs at the Builders’ Show.

Get to Know Nick

We caught up with Nick to get a sneak peek into his session at the Builders’ Show and get to know him better.

(h3) What information or actionable takeaways can attendees expect to walk away with from your session?

Take a hard look at what costs you are and aren’t charging for on a job. Walk away with a better understanding of what constitutes overhead vs. job costs, tips for how to communicate pricing and cost structures to customers and advice for optimizing profitability.

What are you most looking forward to at IBS?

I always look forward to the networking the most. I enjoy connecting with people in person, and what better place to do it than IBS.

What advice would you give someone attending the Builders’ Show for the first time?

Make a plan. Find a friend to walk around with. Don’t worry about seeing absolutely everything. Find groups you want to be around. And wear comfy shoes.

Where is the best place to be at IBS? Why?

I enjoy the show events that are meet and greet style and focused on networking.

What is the most interesting 2024 industry trend?

Offsite building continues to build steam, so I am excited to see how that trend progresses in 2024.

The industry has changed so much in the last five years. What changes do you think we’ll see in the next five years?

I think we will see a lot more automation and offsite building — making homes more of a puzzle that gets assembled vs. fully fabricated onsite.

What do you think is the biggest challenge in the industry right now?

Labor is the biggest challenge right now. Less people in the trades and less desire to work in physically demanding environments.

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