Feature Article /
Jan 30, 2023

What Five Industry Pros Are Most Excited for at IBS 2023

IBS 2023

It’s the weekend-eve of the 2023 International Builders’ Show, crunch time for tens of thousands of industry pros prepping for a full week of networking, education, and fun, but what exactly are this year’s attendees most excited to experience at the the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world?

According to NAHB, the 2023 show will feature over 100 education sessions and more than 1,300 exhibitors all displaying cutting-edge innovations that will shape the future of home building. Of the many events and opportunities offered at IBS 2023, here’s what a few new and returning attendees are looking forward to the most. 

Nicolas Ream
President & CEO
Montana Heritage Home Builders Inc.

Columbia Falls, Mont

“I am looking forward to much at the 2023 International Builders' Show, including attending NAHB meetings, education sessions, and learning about exciting new innovative products and services! I look forward to learning about new products that I can take home and implement to further provide a holistic experience for our clients. I look forward to networking and learning about the newest trends and solutions to challenges facing the industry.”

Nethaniel Ealy
VP/General Manager 
Ealy Construction

Moscow, Idaho

“I’m most excited about collaboration: Collaboration with teams and products that do what they say they are going to do, provide reliable service and shipping, and provide value to our clients; and collaboration with other entrepreneurs in the space who are both poised for growth and playing the long-game.”

Tiffany White
Architect, Designer, Engineer
Tiffany White Design

Saint George, Utah

“I'm most interested in finding products that stand the test of time. Products that hold up to the wear and tear of a young family. And products that still look lovely after being exposed to harsh weather conditions over an extended period of time.”

Meagan Monroe
Sales & Marketing
Kasper Custom Remodeling LLC

Dallas, Texas
Collierville, Tenn

“As a creative minded person, I always love seeing the new products and trends in colors, finishes, and materials!  It's also interesting to see how technology is being incorporated into so much design as well. I saw a lot of this when I attended the CEDIA expo here in Dallas earlier in the year.”  

“Technology & design/aesthetics have been such different worlds in the past but they have really begun to merge. I'm not naturally savvy in this area so it's always cool to see what products are out there so I can incorporate them into more designs to benefit clients. I'm also attending the U40 conference on Monday with a few of my coworkers so I'm excited for that too and the potential to meet more industry leaders & innovators like I did in San Francisco last year.”

Whitney Harvey
VP/General Manager
Magnolia Homes Inc.

Collierville, Tenn

“I am most excited to attend the educational sessions particularly on customer experience, architectural and design trends, and teambuilding and culture. I am also focused on informing myself of the latest innovations in healthy home functions, lighting, and plumbing. Our company has three finalists at the NAHB Nationals Awards ceremony so we will be attending that Tuesday evening! I am also making it a priority to reconnect with friends from across the country who will be in attendance and ensure that I attend each of their sessions when possible!”