The NAHB Young Professional Award recognizes Associate and Builder Members under the age of 45 who have committed their time, efforts and careers to the home building industry. The award is designed to acknowledge the following:
- Hard work and successes
- Performance and dedication
- Potential as leaders of the industry
Nominations are accepted from state and local HBA board members, HBA executive officers or NAHB state representatives. A resume, headshot, nominating letter and letter of recommendation must be submitted along with the application. A panel of five judges will include NAHB’s Young Professionals (YP) Committee Vice Chair and 2nd Vice Chair, the YP Committee Workgroup Chair, the YP Committee Awards Chair, and NAHB’s YP Staff Liaison. Judges will select five outstanding entries, one from each of the five regions (A-E) of NAHB’s Regional Leadership Network.
Nominees will be judged in the following categories:
- Professional goals, responsibilities and community involvement
- Customer service
- Industry and HBA involvement
All nominees and winners will be honored during the Young Professionals meeting at the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando. Applicants must be an active member in good standing, excluding anyone on the judging panel and the current NAHB YP Committee Chair. Please note that at least one award winner will be allowed to serve on the judging panel the year after they receive the award.
Deadline for submissions is Oct. 21. Register at nahb.org/youngprofessionalaward