2018 Young Professionals Awards Winners and Finalists

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Fifteen applicants were in the final running for a 2018 NAHB Young Professionals Award, designed to acknowledge an individual’s hard work, successes, performance, dedication and outstanding potential as they serve as leaders in the home building industry.

The five regional winners were honored Jan. 18 at the 2019 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.

Join us in celebrating our talented Young Professionals from across the country. Here are the winners and finalists from each region:

Region A

Christopher CowanChristopher Cowan **WINNER**
Senior Manager
CohnReznick, LLP
Eatontown, NJ
Shore Builders Association of Central NJ

Joshua BatmanJoshua Batman
Vice President
Stony Point Design/Build, LLC
Charlottesville, VA
Blue Ridge HBA

Justin OlearJustin Olear
Vice President
Regal Builders
Dover, DE
Delaware Home Builders Association

Region B

joshua B. MauneyJoshua B. Mauney **WINNER**
CEO/ Founder
Paragon Building Group, Inc.
Raleigh, NC
HBA of Raleigh-Wake County

Ryan BensonRyan Benson
Co-Owner
A Vernon Allen Builder
Naples, FL
Collier Building Industry Association

Joe ErnstJoe Ernst
Sales Manager
D&D Garage Doors
Sarasota, FL
Manatee-Sarasota BIA

Region C

Jamie HumesJamie Humes
VP of Marketing
Traditions Building & Development Group
Cincinnati, OH
HBA of Greater Cincinnati

James MonroeJames Monroe
James Monroe Homes
Lexington, KY
BIA of Central Kentucky

Brandon PattersonBrandon Patterson
President
Re-Max at home DM
Des Moines, IA
HBA of Greater Des Moines

Region D

Megan KiellaMegan Kiella **WINNER**
Vice President
Kiella Homebuilders
Temple, TX
Temple Area Builders Association

Wyndy Clark Wyndy Clark
Business Development Specialist
Re-Max Associates The Schrader Group
San Antonio, TX
Greater San Antonio Building Association

Chris HartleyChris Hartley
VP of Operations/Sales & Marketing
Dunhill Homes & Nathan Carlisle Homes
Dallas, TX
Dallas Builders Association

Region E

Joseph IronsJoseph Irons **WINNER**
President
Irons Brothers Construction, Inc.
Shoreline, WA
Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties

Johnny SkowronekJohnny Skowronek
VP of Operations
Square One Solutions, Inc.
Reno, NV
Builders Association of Northern Nevada

Gilda ZaragozaGilda Zaragoza
Principal
Invalesco Real Estate
Denver, CO
Denver Metro HBA

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