Top moments we loved from IBS 2020

Another NAHB International Builders’ Show has come and gone. This year, Vegas played host to the largest annual light construction show in the world. And what a show it was.

We came, we saw, we had a dang good time.

We also learned a lot and made tons of priceless connections. In fact, there were so many highlights we couldn’t narrow it down to just one. So, here’s the top moments we loved from IBS 2020:

A visit from Building Homes for Heroes

It’s no secret that BHH is near and dear to our hearts, so we couldn’t be more elated that they stopped by our booth to say hi. This Buildertrend favorite is based in New York, but we’re based in Omaha. That’s some 2,000 miles in between us – so, needless to say, we don’t get to see each other often.

IBS provided the perfect chance to catch up and hear of all their successes. It’s face time like this with clients we’re so proud to serve that make this trade show an annual celebration.

The Expectations Game Panel

Another year of our favorite panel. Our co-founder Dan Houghton was joined by Nick Schiffer, John Crabbe and Ed Earl to chat about the expectations game builders play with their customers. Our panelists had plenty of advice to share with the jam-packed audience. Even better, much of the crowd stuck around afterwards for even more insight. Sounds like a hit to us!

Influencer meetup

Nick Schiffer, Matt Risinger and Brad Leavitt stopped by our booth to podcast it up. These three industry influencers also participated in Q&A sessions, snapped pics with IBS attendees and networked with other professionals. We’re always happy to hear what the trailblazers of the construction industry have to say.

Live podcasting

Podcasting over the phone gets the job done, but podcasting in person is podcasting done on another level.

It’s not often we actually get to have our guests with us live and in the flesh, so getting to chat with them face-to-face at IBS makes the content all that much better.

Our guests were: Jenna Kimberley, Matt Risinger, Brad Leavitt and Nick Schiffer. For an extra boost of helpful content, we even recorded Dan’s Expectations Game Panel for an episode.

Ed Earl’s education session

Our friend Ed Earl, also known as The Zen Builder, presented an awesome education session at the show: Building Trust, Reducing Conflict & Eliminating Homeowner Drama.

With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Ed knows just how to deal with customers (one of the many reasons we feature him on our panel), and he focuses on how to use the book ”The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz to guide customer interactions.

Builders of Insta Meetup

Builders of Insta + Iowa Skilled Trades + The International Builders’ Show = one heck of a meetup.

We stopped by the Builders of Insta Meetup on Tuesday afternoon in the Pro Builder Village to enjoy a beer and the beautiful Las Vegas weather, surrounded by so many members of this awesome building community.

nextBUILD Happy Hour

The best way to end the first day of The International Builders’ Show? By inviting all of your fellow exhibitors to your booth for a drink after the show ends, obviously.

Not only was it so fun to meet our fellow nextBUILD friends, but it was the perfect opportunity to chat about what’s coming in 2020 and what we’re all doing to help the industry.

Seeing all of you …

We can’t thank you enough – customers (new and old), influencers, podcast guests, fellow exhibitors, IBS staff, friends … you made the show one for the books. Bring on 2021 in Orlando!