IBS 2023 Show Home Battles Intense Heat, Supply Delays to Stay on Schedule


Despite consistent high temps in the triple digits, the Las Vegas summer heat isn’t slowing down the progress of The New American Home 2023. In fact, the pace of construction only continues to increase each day.

“It’s going to be a race to the finish just like they always are, but this year is especially difficult compared to previous years,” said Travis Holden, project manager at Luxus Design Build who is overseeing construction of the 2023 show home.

Like most builders across the country, Holden cites a variety of supply-side issues his teams are facing that make it challenging — and often times, impossible — to stay on schedule. In addition to the issue of finding enough labor, delivery delays of certain materials and products continue to be even bigger hurdles that the build team has had to anticipate and plan around.

Luckily, work on the 2023 home began back in 2021. And Luxus owner and founder Michael Gardner says he is confident the project will be completed by this fall, well in advance of its debut at the International Builders’ Show Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

One of the most notable features of the home, the window package from Awake Windows & Doors, was recently installed. The company’s flagship product is its multi-slide door which will be on full display in the show home. An innovative rolling system enables the large, floor-to-ceiling doors to slide with ease, while exceptionally narrow interlocking frames maximize views with minimal obstructions.

Once complete, the two-story home will also feature a spa, game room, private office, outdoor fire features and a rooftop deck with panoramic views of the Las Vegas valley and surrounding mountain ranges. The home will be designed and built to achieve emerald status from the National Green Building Standard, as well as certifications from ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS and DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home Program.

Hear more from Holden about the progress of the home as well as the unique window package in this video:

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