NAHB Student Competition Recap

The NAHB International Builders Show 2017 was in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. Part of the IBS show is the annual NAHB Student Competition. Our Orlando video production company was hired to provide event videography of the student presentations competition. The competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal. The proposals were submitted to a group of construction executives who act as judges. For three days during international builders show, the students defended their proposals in front of a panel of judges who are residential building industry professionals.


2017 NAHB Student Competition Four Year Program Judges:

  • Chris Edwards – Vice President Operations, Pulte Group
  • Tom Hyde – Vice President, Miller and Smith, Inc.
  • Nate Hutchings – Operations Manager & General Counsel, Focal Point Homes
  • Jonathon Pentecost – Division President, SW Florida DR Horton
  • Cyndie Roche – Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Payne Family Homes


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60 teams competed in the 2017 NAHB Student Competition. The teams outstanding student presentations were given over three days in  W224 C-D. The winners were announced at the 2017 International Builders’ Show NAHB Student Chapters Awards Ceremony.

The 2017 NAHB Student Competition Winners

Four-Year College Programs:

1st Place: Kennesaw State University (GA)

2nd Place: University of Denver

3rd Place: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (CA)


Associate Programs:

1st Place: Brigham Young University – Idaho

2nd Place: Honolulu Community College – Team Two

3rd Place: Northcentral Technical College (WI)

Secondary School Programs:

1st Place: York County School of Technology (PA)

2nd Place: Shelby County High School (KY)

3rd Place: Shadow Ridge High School – Team One (AZ)


It was inspiring to watch the students present their proposals. You could tell that they all worked extremely hard. We do not know the students personally, but are extremely proud with what they were able to accomplish. Congratulations to the winners and all teams involved!

Thank you to the National Association of Home Builders for hiring us to provide you with our event video production services for your annual NAHB Student Competition at the Orange County Convention Center.