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2018 Southwest Builders Show Wrap Up

Monday, October 22, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Courtesy of loanDepot all attendees had a Grand Entrance to the Southwest Builders Show! Collectively “sporting” the trade show attire, attendees made their first stop at registration for a prepared name badge sponsored by Adobe Homes Systems, a City Property Management lanyard and a high-quality show bag provided by AAM, LLC.

Kick starting the day was the Purchasing Agents Suppliers and Subcontractors (P.A.S.S.) Breakfast, sponsored by Diversified Builder Supply. A total of twenty builder companies purchasing agents and executives served as table hosts amongst the nearly 190 attendees. After a welcoming introduction, Jackson Moll, VP of Legislative Affairs for the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona led a panel discussion regarding current trends of new home buyers or prospective buyers. The expert panel: Shara Long, Design Studio Director for KB Home, Nancy Rhea, Design Studio Manager for Maracay Homes and Ken Peterson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Shea Homes also shared insights on new products, designs and features builders are incorporating into new homes.

Taking place in the center of the exhibit hall was the HBACA Mini-Brick Grand Prix. The enthusiastic team members of ProTeX The PT Xperts assisted attendees with building a custom race car and managed test runs throughout the day. In the end; ProTeX awarded the third-place winner a $100 Visa gift card to Aaron Holden of Ei Companies; second-place winner Wendy Lofton of CenturyLink a $200 gift card and the first-place winner Tyler Tussey of Cardno a $300 Visa gift card. Congratulations racers and thank you ProTex for sponsoring the Race Way!

This year’s annual Forecast Luncheon sponsored by APS and the APS Energy Star Homes Program was attended by nearly 550 people. Economist Elliott D. Pollack delivered a humorous and informative presentation forecasting the state of both the National and Local economy. Elliott was joined by panel of local builders that serve on the HBACA Board of Directors: Bob Flaherty, Toll Brothers, Fred Hermann, Meritage Homes, Alan Jones, Lennar Home and Steve Logan of K. Hovnanian Homes.

To keep our bearings while on the show floor we thank aisle banner sponsors Outhouse and Willis Engineering. This was also helpful to show prize sponsor Felten Engineering Group to announce their location on the floor when drawing for show prize winners. The

first prize, a $200 Visa Gift card went to Doug Holloway of Taylor Morrison. Also, from Taylor Morrison Michell Correia took home a Ring Video Doorbell 2 + an EchoDot. The $200 Southwest Airlines gift card went to Rick McDowell from BecksShar Development and Kathy Chapman was the lucky winner of the Sonos One smart speaker with Alexa voice control. The Grand Prize winner of $1500, a new resident of the Valley and to Taylor Morrison Homes; went to Kristin Casterlin!

Sponsors Arizona Wholesale and Southwest Gas invited all attendees to unwind with a cold beverage, a game of corn hole and casual conversation at the afternoon reception.

All attendees and exhibitors should’ve received the Closet Factory sponsored show feedback survey. Please take the time to share your thoughts and suggestion on the 2018 Southwest Builders Show!

Thank you to all attendees and sponsors!

Questions? Contact Lisa Rugloski.

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