The NAHB Associate of the Year and Society of Honored Associates Awards recognize associate members who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding contributions to the home building industry on the local, state and national levels.
Each state and local is invited to submit one (1) nomination for the NAHB Associate of the Year award. Nominees may also be made by a majority vote of the Associates Committee. In this case, the nominee has to meet additional criteria to be eligible.
A panel of five judges, including a past NAHB president, National Area Chair, Membership Committee Chair, past NAHB Associate of the Year and past Associate Members Committee Chair, select up to five outstanding entries.
Nominees are judged in the following categories:
- Association and Membership Activities
- Local Association Activity
- State Association Activity
- National Association Activity
- Industry Accomplishments
- Civic Responsibility
The most outstanding associate is named Associate of the Year. Up to four of the remaining top finalists are inducted into NAHB’s prestigious Society of Honored Associates.
The award is presented at the Associates of Excellence Awards Program held annually at the International Builders' Show.
Please note that nominees who have been inducted into the NAHB Society of Honored Associates within the last two years are automatically re-entered into the current submission pool. All nominees must be associate members in good standing with NAHB.