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Pro Builder’s events and programs, the Women in Residential Construction Conference, Under 40 Leadership Summit, Show Village, The New American Home, Demonstration Projects, and ProConnects provide in-person, live connected, and online educational opportunities for the home building industry. Check out all of our events and programs below.

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NewLook Experience Home

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The Professional Builder NEWLOOK Experience home is a one of kind, progressive and forward-thinking project that challenges the status quo from its unique resort like design to its sustainable and environmentally focused efficiencies.  The custom home also features the smartest and newest technologies and products from the some of the world’s leading manufacturers.  This project is a glimpse into the future of what home design, the building process and refined living can truly be.

The project site is in the beautiful North Shore of Chicago on historic Winnetka Road, on over an acre, surrounded by forest preserve, trails and a river.  The home is 2 stories, including 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a connected pool house, private office, hybrid garage / gym, workout room, golf simulator room and host of flex spaces, including an “in law suite / casita”. 

Location: Winnetka, IL

The House that Blues Built

Fourth-generation custom homebuilder Albert Cummings knows a lot about two things: building a high-performance home and performing the blues. Cummings splits his time between his custom home business and his music career as a renowned guitar player who has performed and recorded music with his band and with music legends like Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Sheryl Crow, Susan Tedeschi and B.B. King. Naturally, now that he and his wife and business partner Christina Cummings are building their long-planned home in the Berkshire Mountains, the couple dubbed it the “House of Blues.”

The couple will share their experience from permitting to completion through interviews, videos and social media to showcase their real-life choices.

Location: Williamstown, MA

Desert Comfort Experience Home

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The Desert Comfort Experience Home 2021 is a high-performance, architecturally stunning custom home designed specifically for Arizona’s Sonoran Desert environment to deliver the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and a net-zero energy balance.

The Desert Comfort Experience Home was designed with the understanding that a high-performance home depends first on reduced energy demand and a durable, airtight building envelope.

Achieving a high-performance, net-zero home requires a whole-house approach that integrates all products and systems to lower the overall energy demand (or load) to enables an efficient onsite renewable energy system to offset grid-delivered electricity.

Location: Carefree, AZ

SYMBI Home

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The 2021 Symbi Duplex One in Mount Rainier, Md. sought to demonstrate a higher level of quality, innovation, and sustainability in home building. Based on Symbi’s ethos of building homes that are mutually beneficial for people and planet, the Symbi Duplex One featured high-performance materials and building practices, plus interiors fitted with biophilic, efficient products, all while maintaining affordable.

Location: Mount Rainier, Md

EEBA - The Sustainable Healthier Home

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This is a collaboration from Pro Builder, the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), and Charis Homes to advance the knowledge and resources provided to homebuyers in the 55+ age bracket of the single-family housing market. This home is built according to the DOE Zero Energy Ready, LEED, Net Zero, EPA Indoor airPLUS healthy home standards, and delivers benefits to homeowners at an affordable price.

The Ultimate Z.E.N Home

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Sustainable. Attainable. Healthy. Net Zero. The Ultimate Zero Energy Now (Z.E.N.) Home is designed and built to achieve the highest levels of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and renewable energy at a price attainable by middle-income home buyers.

The third iteration, the Ultimate Z.E.N. Home, is the model for Thrive’s final entry in Central Park: a 39-unit single-family collection called Vitality, which is the culmination of the company’s long-standing efforts to deliver high performance, market appeal, and competitive pricing in the same product. “It was an opportunity to have an impactful swan song in this development,” says Thrive COO Stephen Myers.

Location: Denver, CO

The New American Home 2022

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Laureate Park at Lake Nona is a trend-setting community of transitional architecture designed with a focus on enhancing community engagement. Laureate Park consists of brightly colored townhomes, cottages and multi-story properties that are complemented by modern design and technology features.

The home will be designed by BSB Design and built by Envy Homes with Tavistock Development Company as the developer.

This unique design is both readily attainable and easily reproducible for industry professionals looking to extract concepts and implement on their own projects. The master suite is right on trend, providing a private sanctuary with a separate entrance and spa-like features for the homeowner. The connected, flexible indoor-outdoor living design is at the core of this exhibition experience since the pool courtyard is located within the property.

Location: Orlando, FL

The New American Home 2021

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The New American Home® 2021 is centrally located in Winter Park’s downtown corridor, giving it a very high walkability score. The gorgeous, three-level single-family home is one of the latest projects for Phil Kean Designs, showcasing innovative technology and current trends in a high-end, sophisticated setting. 

The three-story, 5,536 sq. ft. home (4,397 sq. ft. of living space) includes three bedrooms, four baths with one half-bath, a showroom-style three-car garage, an innovative exercise room, numerous ultra-energy-efficiency, net-zero products, materials, and systems, astonishing fire features and a luxurious summer kitchen.

Location: Orlando, FL

The New American Home 2020

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The New American Home® 2020, built in the luxury home community of Ascaya, is presented by The National Association of Home Builders and the Leading Supplier Council members and designed and constructed by Sun West Custom Homes in Henderson, Nevada.

With 6,428 sq. ft. of living space, the modern contemporary home features four bedrooms, five baths with one half-bath, two showroom-style two-car garages, a luxurious great room, elegant wine room, indoor-outdoor living features at the back of the home, multiple water features surrounding the courtyard, ultra-energy efficiency, net-zero features, a large vanishing pool and spa with wet deck, and an outdoor heated entertainment area.

Location: Las Vegas, NV

The New American Home 2019

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Presented by The National Association of Home Builders and the Leading Supplier Council members, and designed by Dan Coletti, president of Sun West Custom Homes, The New American Home® 2019 is distinguished by its contemporary-modern design, characterized by minimal decoration, abundant glass and flat rooflines.

The home encompasses 8,226 sq. ft. of conditioned living space on one level, including the show garage and lounge, within a total built area of nearly 12,000 sq. ft. The additional square footage consists of an extensive outdoor living area along the rear elevation, the front entry courtyard, and a second two-car garage. Despite its size, the home has a HERS Index score of 45, or 55 percent more energy efficient than code; roof and wall insulation at R-57 and R-46, respectively, both well above minimum standards; an envelope with just 2.06 air changes per hour, balanced by controlled, fresh-air ventilation; and a 58 percent reduction in total water use.

Location: Las Vegas, NV

The New American Home 2018

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The New American Home® 2018 is a stunning display of building innovation that skillfully blends traditional and modern architecture to create a transitional design. Located in the Bella Collina golf community on the outskirts of Orlando, this modern Tuscan-style home features a floor plan with two levels, each designed to have a unique identity. The design-build team from Legacy Custom Built Homes uses a variety of earthy textures to create sophisticated comfort for everyday living.

Location: Orlando, FL

The New American Home 2017

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Cutting-edge energy efficiency and stunning contemporary design are the keywords for the 2017 edition of The New American Home®, America’s premier show home. The 34th home in the TNAH series, the 8,245 sq. ft. “pod” style home incorporates the latest green and sustainable building materials, products, energy efficiencies and construction methods that help reduce its impact on the environment and provide the highest quality of life for the occupants.

The 2017 New American Home is a collection of ideas for the industry, such as innovative construction technology and design concepts, sustainable materials, energy efficiency, healthy home features and housing performance that can be replicated -- in whole or in part -- in housing built anywhere and in any price range.

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Under 40 Executive Summit 2019

LEADERSHIP IN AN EVOLVING INDUSTRY

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Professional Builder's Under 40 Executive Summit is a 1 1/2-day educational event where younger home building professionals can learn from both industry giants and their own peers, discuss topics that are current, relevant, and useful, and take away proven and practical strategies.

The Summit offers young executives an opportunity to gain new perspectives on their businesses and also provides a chance to meet and network with other present and future leaders. The event welcomes home building company owners and executives as well as management-level sales, marketing, purchasing, operations, construction, and design professionals.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Under 40 Executive Summit 2018

AGENTS OF CHANGE

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Professional Builder is bringing together a select group of home builders, architects, and other construction industry professionals under the age of 40 for two days of leadership development, presentations from industry experts, a tour of the most innovative model homes in the area, and the opportunity to network with peers from all over the U.S.

In addition, access to PCBC’s Exhibit Floor and open-to-all education sessions will be provided. Attendees will come away with dozens of new business ideas as well as contact information for like-minded industry colleagues.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Under 40 Executive Summit 2017

BUILDING YOUR FUTURE

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Join us this year as we partner with PCBC 2017 to offer our Under 40 Executive Summit's interactive content, new ideas, housing tour, and networking along with all that PCBC's Exhibit Floor has to offer: over 350 of the nation's top manufacturers, thousands of innovative product solutions, access to over 10,000 housing professionals, open-to-all education sessions, three keynotes, the High-Performance Home Theater, and much more.

Who should attend: Owners, presidents, executives, and management, including sales managers, marketing directors, purchasing managers, construction managers, and design leaders.

Location: San Diego, CA

Under 40 Executive Summit 2016

STANDING OUT IN A CROWD – WHAT SETS YOU APART?

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The Professional Builder Under 40 Executive Summit is an educational and networking event for young home building company owners and executives, sales managers and marketing directors, purchasing managers, construction and operations managers, and architects and designers.

The event is designed to give young executives a short retreat in order to gain new perspective on their businesses. But the Summit is also a networking event for the industry’s present and future leaders. Attendees will come away with dozens of new business ideas as well as contact information for like-minded industry colleagues.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Under 40 Executive Summit 2015

NEW IDEAS, NEW DIRECTIONS

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The Professional Builder Under 40 Executive Summit is a networking and educational event directed at younger home building company owners, presidents, and executives, including sales managers, marketing directors, purchasing managers, construction managers and design leaders.

The event is designed to give young executives a short retreat from the daily grind in order to gain new perspectives on their businesses. Specifically, the Under 40 Executive Summit offers ideas for new ways to approach the business of building. Located in San Diego, an area known for its great new-home design, the event will feature a tour of recently built, innovative model homes in new communities.

Location: San Diego, CA

Show Village 2021

IMMERSIVE TOUR EXPERIENCE

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This year, we are excited to present interactive virtual tours of three beautiful and innovative homes that respond to changing consumer preferences. The three homes are set around a virtual cul-de-sac, allowing you to tour any one you want, at any time, and come back at your convenience. Engage with our virtual tour guide, Allison, or walk around on your own, checking out video and product pop-ups along the way!

Show Village 2020

SHOWCASING PRODUCTS IN A REAL WORLD ENVIRONMENT

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Professional Builder Show Village in 2020 offered Mid-Century Modern, Net Zero, Multifamily, and Tiny Homes to see, touch and experience products at work in a real environment. Exhibited at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas.

Show Village 2019

INNOVATION AND INSPIRATION

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Since 1999, Professional Builder Show Village has been a top destination at the International Builders’ Show. Located steps from the show floor, Show Village put the latest home building products on display within the context of three distinct homes designed for the way buyers want to live today.

Women In Residential Construction 2021

Transformation: The Growing Role of Women In Construction

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Join us for our 7th year of bringing women together to discuss, brainstorm and celebrate our unique role in the construction industry. Meet more than 200 female executives and managers who will attend from top firms across home building and remodeling.

This year's conference is about the power of transformation as we examine the present—and craft the future—of women in our industry.

So come and connect with other women in residential construction who are meeting challenges and finding success.

Location: Live Online Event

Women In Residential Construction 2020

FAR APART, BUT STILL CONNECTED

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CHANGE, CHALLENGES, AND OPPORTUNITIES
The Women in Residential Construction conference is going online this year, but the inspiration, education and camaraderie you love remains strong. We invite you to join us as we come together to celebrate women in the construction industry.

What can you expect this year? From the safety of our online environment, this highly targeted conference will help you grow as a leader; provide relevant and actionable ideas for your business; and allow for valuable time with industry friends and colleagues.

Location: Live Online Event

Women In Residential Construction 2019

PEOPLE+PROCESS = SUCCESS

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Join more than 200 female executives and managers from top firms across residential construction. This highly targeted conference will focus on empowering women in the industry by tackling important issues and helping attendees to set, meet and exceed their goals.

This conference provides a professional, community-oriented environment offering new strategies and innovative ideas to move your career forward. So come and connect with other women in residential construction who are meeting challenges and finding success.

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Women In Residential Construction 2018

THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE

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Women make up only 9 percent of the construction industry's workforce, but nowhere will you find a more committed, enthusiastic, smart, and ambitious group of professionals. Come join us for our 4th year of bringing women together to talk about the challenges—and the solutions—we encounter in our unique position in the industry.

This year's conference is about change in its many forms. We take a hard look at the value and importance of women in an industry undergoing seismic shifts. Hear actionable accounts of what works in combating the labor shortage. Learn how to create a stronger, healthier workplace culture. Connect with the compelling story of how one woman (re)built her career after getting "let go." And perhaps most importantly, create a network of peers with whom you can explore, solve, and master the special obstacles and opportunities that women who work in the residential construction industry face.

Location: Boulders Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

Women In Residential Construction 2017

BUILDING TOGETHER

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Join over 100 female executives and managers from top firms across residential construction for our 3rd annual conference focused on empowering women in the industry. We'll be tackling important issues and helping attendees to set, meet and exceed their goals. The conference will provide inspiring and insightful keynotes and industry speakers, creative workshops and networking.

Who should attend: Home builders, remodelers, architects, contractors, developers, marketers, salespeople, and others in the residential homebuilding industry.

Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Women In Residential Construction 2016

BUILDING TOGETHER

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You’re invited to join more than 100 female executives and managers from top firms across residential construction for our 2nd annual conference focused on empowering women in the industry. We’ll be tackling important issues and helping attendees to set, meet, and exceed their goals.

The conference will provide:

  • Inspiring and insightful keynotes and industry speakers
  • Creative workshops
  • Networking receptions geared toward building relationships
Location: Firesky Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
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ProConnect - Single Family

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ProConnect is an exclusive, invite-only, builder event which brings builders together with leading industry manufacturers. ProConnect is specifically designed for those who make or influence purchasing decisions. Our format is highly focused, and provides a tremendous ROI on the investment of time to attend. We focus on two main areas: connecting builders and manufacturers for one-on-one meetings, and providing valuable networking opportunities throughout the event. Each event includes around 30-35 builders, and 30-35 manufacturers and suppliers.

Location: Hotel Sofitel, Chicago, IL