The NAHB Young Professional (YP) Awards annually recognize young building industry professionals under the age of 45 who:
- Propel their careers forward;
- Advance in all three levels of the NAHB Federation;
- Advocate for the home building industry; engage with their peers; and
- Establish themselves as exceptional members of their communities.
"The annual YP Awards are the premier way to highlight young industry professionals who are changing the way the world looks at the construction industry today," shared Heather Laminack of Ferrier Builders, 2020 chair of the Young Professionals Committee. "These awards will go to the best of the best from across the country, showcasing individuals' innovation, community and industry involvement, career advancement and leadership in the building industry."
A panel of five judges select 15 finalists and five winners. One winner will be selected from each NAHB national region (A-E).
Anyone under the age of 45 who meets the criteria is highly encouraged to apply, Laminack added. Nominees must be active members in good standing, excluding last year's winners, judging panelists and the current NAHB Young Professionals Committee chairman. Industry and membership areas within NAHB had also previously recognized rising stars within their segments; members are encouraged to nominate these stars for the YP Awards to recognize their efforts.
Applications are open until Oct. 16, 2020. Apply today or nominate an outstanding YP in your network at awards.nahb.org.