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2019 Southwest Builders Show Wrap-Up

Saturday, October 26, 2019   (0 Comments)
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All attendees had a grand entrance to the Southwest Builders Show as they entered under the custom entry unit sponsored by R/S Service & Supply! Prior to entering the show, the first stop was registration to pick up a prepared name badge sponsored by Adobe Homes Systems, a custom designed lanyard sponsored by City Property Management and a high-quality show bag provided by AAM, LLC.

Prior to the opening of the show floor, kicking off the day was the Annual Purchasing Agents, Suppliers and Subcontractors (P.A.S.S.) Breakfast, sponsored by Diversified Builder Supply. A total of 21 builder company purchasing agents and executives served as table hosts amongst the nearly 220 attendees. After a welcoming introduction by Bob Dalton, VP of Operations at K. Hovnanian Homes; featured humorous, motivational speaker Charles Marshall took the stage.

This year’s annual Forecast Luncheon sponsored by APS and the APS Energy Star New Homes Program was attended by over 550 people. Research Professor of Economics in the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU, Dr. Lee McPheters, provided an industry outlook of what to expect in 2020 as wells as a brief statement on the current economy. Dr. McPheters was joined by two panels.

One panel of builder Division Presidents who also serve on the HBACA the Board of Directors: Fred Hermann - Meritage Homes, Alan Jones - Lennar Homes, and Kim Oium - D.R. Horton Homes. The second panel of HBACA subcontractor members: Mike Brewer-Founder/CEO of Brewer Companies, Rich Gallagher-CEO of Erickson Framing AZ/DSI, and Mike McCrery-Vice President of 3-G Construction Co. shared how they individually deal with labor shortages.

ProTeX The PT Xperts, LLC sponsored this year’s Racin’ Bacon racetrack and offered personal roping lessons. The cute little Potbellied Racin’ Bacon Pigs ran 5 short races around the horseshoe shaped track. Attendees checked out the Race-by-Race bios and placed their bets at the Racin’ Bacon betting windows. At the conclusion of all 5 races, raffle tickets were drawn for fun PIG prizes. All pigs were supported through donations to Home Builders Care, the HBACA’s 501(c)(3) organization from several HBACA members companies. Their support will help Home Builders Care continue to promote workforce development efforts throughout the residential construction industry. Thank you to the following companies: William Lyon Homes, Floor & Decor, Beazer Homes, Arizona Wholesale, Meritage Homes, Shea Homes, Garrett Walker Homes, City Property Management, Lennar Homes, Chas Roberts Air Conditioning, Brewer Companies, Innovative Wine Cellar Designs, Land Advisors Organization, Toll Brothers and Taylor Morrison Homes!

Guiding us around the show floor were the 10’ aisle banner sponsored by Aztec Lighting. They were also used to find show prize sponsor, Felten Engineering Group’s booth where they collected the show prize contest cards and announced the winners. The first prize, a $200 Visa Gift card went to winner, Erik Knutson of New Electric. Bill Parks from Arizona Wholesale scored the Jabra Elite 65T True Wireless Earbuds. The third prize, a Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch was won by Jason George of Lennar Homes. Andrea Larson from Taylor Morrison took home a Sonos One (Gen2) Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa. The final prize, The Grand Prize winner of $1500, was Matthew Garcia of Blu Capital. Congratulations to you all!

All attendees and exhibitors should’ve received a show feedback survey. If you missed it, please email Lisa Rugloski, for the link We appreciate your time to share your thoughts and suggestions regarding the 2019 Southwest Builders Show!

Thank you to all attendees and sponsors!

Southwest Builders Show Photos can be founder here.
Questions? Contact Lisa Rugloski.


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