Distinguished Service Award Winners
The NAHB Student Chapters program recognizes an individual or organization each year for their exemplary service to the program and their commitment to construction education.
2019: Herb V. Kohler Jr., Executive Chairman, Kohler Company
2018: Eric Holt, Ph.D., CAPS, CGP, University of Denver
2017: NAHB Professional Women in Building
2016: NAHB Student Competition volunteer judges who have served over five years: Chris Edwards, Jim Gronski, Tom Hyde, Kevin Procaccino, and Dave Yelovich
2015: Bruce Silver, National Housing Endowment
2014: The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council
Dedicated Service Award Winners
The Dedicated Service Award was founded in 2019 to honor individuals who have shown exemplary service and years of dedication to NAHB Student Chapters, the Student Chapters Advisory Board, and construction education in general.
2019: Brian Blaylock, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Industry Advisory Board Member of the Year Winners
This award recognizes an NAHB builder member serving on the Construction Management Industry Advisory Board at a university/college. Student and industry relations is a vital part of the student’s educational experience through field trips, guest speakers, internships and the industry helping to shape classroom curriculum.
2019: Scott Wentz, Executive Partner, True Homes and North Carolina A&T State University
2018: Alan Scott, Alan F. Scott, Inc. Development Co. and Michigan State University
2017: Tim Ruth, McCreedy Ruth Construction and Kirkwood Community College
2016: Karen Schroeder, Michigan State University
2015: Stan Poff, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Membership Drive Competition Winners
NAHB Student Chapters launched a new membership competition in Fall 2018 for secondary and post-secondary student chapters. Awards were presented to the student chapters that signed up the most new members and had the greatest percentage increase in new members.
Most New Members Added: Brigham Young University — Idaho and Cumberland Perry AVTS (Pennsylvania)
Highest Percentage Increase in New Members: Kirkwood Community College (Iowa) and Gwinn High School (Michigan)
Most New Members Added: Berks Career & Technology Center (Pennsylvania) and North Dakota State University
Highest Percentage Increase in New Members: Stafford High School (Virginia) and Instituto Technologico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Occupational Advisory Committee Member of the Year Award Winners
This award recognizes an involved NAHB member or HBA staff member who mentors students, assists with curriculum reviews to make sure it is relevant and reflects industry standards, plans guest speaker events and field trips, informs school of knowledge and skills employers are looking for in the community, and informs school of industry trends.
2019: Sarah Schultz, EO, HBA of the Upper Peninsula (Michigan)
2017: Trevor Readdick, Readdick Construction and Camden County High School
2016: Eric Santini, Rockville High School (Connecticut)
2015: Berks County Career and Technology Center
This prestigious award recognizes high teaching standards in construction education. Educators are honored for their voluntary extracurricular activities and activities with the local construction industry, as well as their construction experience and professional activities. Nominations are made by fellow faculty members, students, construction professionals, or by a local HBA.
Outstanding Educator Award Winners
2019: Susan Bogus Halter, PhD, PE, University of New Mexico
2018: Scott Kelting, Ph.D., CAPS, CGP, LEED AP, Cal Poly and Joe Greathouse, Kirkwood Community College (Iowa)
2017: Brian Capt, Brigham Young University and Carlos G. Jones Jr., Camden County High School
2016: Dr. Ben Bigelow, Texas A&M University
2015: Ken Bertolini, South Dakota State University and Norman Takeya, Honolulu Community College
2014: Dr. Nathan Barry, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award Winners
2019: Molly Smith, California State University – Fresno
2018: George Berghorn, Ph.D., CGP, LEED AP BD+C, Michigan State University
2017: Mark Zimpfer, Purdue University
2016: Brian Wolfgang, Pennsylvania State University
2015: Matthew Reyes, University of Oklahoma
2014: Dr. Charner Rodgers, Kennesaw State University
Outstanding Student Award Winners
This exciting award recognizes student members of NAHB for their work for the student chapter and/or local HBA. Students are selected on the evaluation of their academic standing, their level of involvement with their student chapter, as well as their interest in pursuing a residential building career. One student per chapter is eligible for nomination.
Students from 34 different schools were honored with the NAHB Outstanding Student Award at the Student Chapters Awards Ceremony at IBS 2020.
Outstanding Student Chapter Award Winners
The NAHB Outstanding Student Chapter Award recognizes NAHB student chapters at schools that go the extra mile to engage with their local HBA, the community, and student body of their schools.
1st Place: St. Philip’s College (Texas)
2nd Place: Purdue University
3rd Place: Brigham Young University – Idaho
1st Place: Kennesaw State University (Georgia)
2nd Place: Michigan State University
3rd Place: St. Philip’s College (Texas)
This is a new program that promotes student chapter excellence by recognizing active chapters who are involved with their local home builders association.
Annual Qualifications: A minimum of eight chapter meetings/activities at your school; a minimum of eight events with your local home builders association/industry professionals/community organizations; and a minimum of 40 student members. Student representation on HBA board of directors. NAHB member representation on the school’s industry advisory board or occupational advisory committee.
Annual Qualifications: A minimum of four chapter meetings/activities at your school; a minimum of four events with your local home builders association/industry professionals/community organizations; and a minimum of 20 student members.
Annual Qualifications: A minimum of two chapter meetings/activities at your school; a minimum of two events with your local home builders association/industry professionals/community organizations; and a minimum of 10 student members.
Sample Involvement Activities with Local Home Builder Associations and Student Chapters:
- Networking events
- Visit construction sites of NAHB member companies
- Attend local HBA meetings
- Support your local HBA home show and other similar activities
- Organize weekly/biweekly/monthly chapter meetings
- Participate in National Job Shadow Day
- Internship program
- Build a playhouse for a local community center or auction it for a fundraiser
- Participate in Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together projects
- Attend state home builders’ association convention
- Visit manufacturers’ plants, materials distributors, product testing labs
- Invite guest speakers from the industry (building, manufacturing, banking, real estate, architecture, etc.) to a chapter meeting
- Organize career fairs and job fairs
- Sponsor seminars on construction safety issues
- Sponsor seminars on government (local, state and federal) regulations and codes
- Participate in a national-level competition, The NAHB student competition at IBS.
Student Chapter One to Watch Award Winners
2019: Jordyn Croom, Oakwood Homes
2018: Myles Cardenas, Lennar
2017: Ron Campbell, Pulte Group