The NAHB Student Chapters Awards Program recognizes the achievements and dedication of our student members, faculty advisors and local HBA members to their community, industry and NAHB.
NAHB honors outstanding chapters and members every year in a ceremony held in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show.
View the 2019 Award Ceremony Results and learn more below.
The NAHB Student Chapters program recognizes an individual or organization each year for their exemplary service to the program and their commitment to construction education.
Winner of the 2018 Distinguished Service Award
Eric Holt, Ph.D., CAPS, CGP,
University of Denver
Distinguished Service Award Winners
- 2018: Eric Holt, Ph.D., CAPS, CGP, University of Denver
- 2017: NAHB Professional Women in Building
- 2016: NAHB Student Competition volunteer judges who have served over five years: Chris Edwards, Jim Gronski, Tom Hyde, Kevin Procaccino, and Dave Yelovich
- 2015: Bruce Silver, National Housing Endowment
- 2014: The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council
This award recognizes an NAHB builder member serving on the Construction Management, Industry Advisory Board at a university/college. Construction is a practice-oriented profession; therefore, it is necessary for the construction industry to be actively involved in an advisory role. Student and industry relations is a vital part of the student’s educational experience through field trips, guest speakers, internships and the industry helping to shape classroom curriculum. Application information coming soon.
Alan Scott (left) is awarded the 2018 Industry Advisory Board Member of the Year at the 2019 Student Chapters Awards Ceremony for his work with Michigan State University.
Industry Advisory Board Member of the Year Winners
- 2018: Alan Scott, Alan F. Scott, Inc. Development Co. and Michigan State University
- 2017: Tim Ruth, McCreedy Ruth Construction and Kirkwood Community College
- 2016: Karen Schroeder, Michigan State University
- 2015: Stan Poff, University of Nebraska at Kearney
- 2014: David Hacker, University of North Florida
Membership Drive Competition
NAHB Student Chapters launched a new membership competition in Fall 2018 for secondary and post-secondary student chapters.
Awards were presented to the student chapters that signed up the most new members and had the greatest percentage increase in new members.
Membership Drive Competition Winners
- Most New Members Added – Berks Career & Technology Center and North Dakota State University
- Highest Percentage Increase in New Members – Stafford High School and Instituto Technologico de Santo Domingo
This award recognizes an involved NAHB member or HBA staff member who mentors students, assists with curriculum reviews to make sure it is relevant and reflects industry standards, plans guest speaker events and field trips, informs school of knowledge and skills employers are looking for in the community, and informs school of industry trends. Application information coming soon.
Trevor Readdick accepts the 2017 Occupational Advisory Committee Member of the Year award for his work with Camden County High School.
- 2017: Trevor Readdick, Readdick Construction and Camden County High School
- 2016: Eric Santini, Rockville High School (CT)
- 2015: Berks County Career and Technology Center
This prestigious award recognizes and encourages high-quality standards in teaching construction education. Educators are recognized for their voluntary extracurricular activities, activities with construction industry organizations, as well as their construction experience and professional activities. Nominations are made by fellow faculty members, students, construction professionals, or by their local HBA. Application information coming soon.
Scott Kelting, Ph.D., CAPS, CGP, LEED AP (left) of Cal Poly and Joe Greathouse of Kirkwood Community College in Iowa receive their Outstanding Educator Awards at the 2019 Student Chapters Awards Ceremony.
Outstanding Educator Award Winners
- 2018: Scott Kelting, Ph.D., CAPS, CGP, LEED AP, Cal Poly and Joe Greathouse, Kirkwood Community College (Iowa)
- 2017: Brian Capt, Brigham Young University and Carlos G. Jones Jr., Camden County High School
- 2016: Dr. Ben Bigelow, Texas A&M University
- 2015: Ken Bertolini, South Dakota State University and Norman Takeya, Honolulu Community College
- 2014: Dr. Nathan Barry, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award Winners
- 2018: George Berghorn, Ph.D., CGP, LEED AP BD+C, Michigan State University
- 2017: Mark Zimpfer, Purdue University
- 2016: Brian Wolfgang, Pennsylvania State University
- 2015: Matthew Reyes, University of Oklahoma
- 2014: Dr. Charner Rodgers, Kennesaw State University
This exciting award recognizes student members of NAHB for their work for the student chapter and/or local HBA. Students are selected on the evaluation of their academic standing, their level of involvement with their student chapter, as well as their interest in pursuing a residential building career. One student per chapter is eligible for nomination. Application information coming soon.
Students from 24 different schools are honored with the NAHB Outstanding Student Award at the 2018 Student Chapters Awards Ceremony.
The NAHB Outstanding Student Chapter Award recognizes NAHB student chapters at schools that go the extra mile to engage with their local home builders association (HBA), the community and student body of their schools.
Outstanding Student Chapter Award Winners
- 1st Place: Kennesaw State University (Ga.)
- 2nd Place: Michigan State University
- 3rd Place: St. Philip’s College (Texas)
This is a new program that promotes student chapter excellence by recognizing active chapters who are involved with their local home builders association.
Annual Qualifications: A minimum of eight chapter meetings/activities at your school; a minimum of eight events with your local home builders association/industry professionals/community organizations; and a minimum of 40 student members. Student representation on HBA board of directors. NAHB member representation on the school’s industry advisory board or occupational advisory committee.
Annual Qualifications: A minimum of four chapter meetings/activities at your school; a minimum of four events with your local home builders association/industry professionals/community organizations; and a minimum of 20 student members.
Annual Qualifications: A minimum of two chapter meetings/activities at your school; a minimum of two events with your local home builders association/industry professionals/community organizations; and a minimum of 10 student members.
Sample Involvement Activities with Local Home Builder Associations and Student Chapters:
- Networking events
- Visit construction sites of NAHB member companies
- Attend local HBA meetings
- Support your local HBA home show and other similar activities
- Organize weekly/biweekly/monthly chapter meetings
- Participate in National Job Shadow Day
- Internship program
- Build a playhouse for a local community center or auction it for a fundraiser
- Participate in Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together projects
- Attend state home builders' association convention
- Visit manufacturers’ plants, materials distributors, product testing labs
- Invite guest speakers from the industry (building, manufacturing, banking, real estate, architecture, etc.) to a chapter meeting
- Organize career fairs and job fairs
- Sponsor seminars on construction safety issues
- Sponsor seminars on government (local, state and federal) regulations and codes
- Participate in a national-level competition, The NAHB student competition at IBS.
Myles Cardenas (second from right) of Lennar in Georgia accepts the 2018 Student Chapters One to Watch Award.
Student Chapter One to Watch Award Winners
- 2018: Myles Cardenas, Lennar
- 2017: Ron Campbell, Pulte Group