2018 Young Professionals Awards Winners and Finalists

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 NAHB 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 Cowan

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

Joshua Batman

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

Justin Olear

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


Region B

joshua B. Mauney

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

Ryan Benson

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

Joe Ernst

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


Region C

Jamie Humes

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

James Monroe

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

Brandon Patterson

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



Region D

Megan Kiella

Megan 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 Hartley

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

Region E

Joseph Irons

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

Johnny Skowronek

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

Gilda Zaragoza

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