Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 International Builders’ Show (IBS) was not held in Orlando, FL in early February as originally planned. However, in its place the IBSx Virtual Experience brought together the nation’s building industry in a new digital format. Regardless of the venue, North Carolina members of the federation continued their streak of collecting awards and recognition. Below are some highlights.
Tongue & Groove celebrated their win with representatives from the North Carolina Home Builders Association and the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association. Tongue & Groove president Mark Batson is pictured center.

Tongue & Groove Design + Build of Wilmington Named National Custom Builder of the Year

Tongue & Groove Design + Build has been honored with the prestigious “National Custom Builder of the Year” award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). NCHBA congratulates owner and Wilmington Cape-Fear HBA member Mark Batson (pictured center) on this outstanding achievement.

The award was presented during a virtual ceremony for 2021 The Nationals winners on Friday, March 5.

This marks the second consecutive year that a North Carolina builder has been honored with the award. In 2020, Arcadia Homes in Charlotte was named the National Custom Home Builder of the Year.

Buchanan Construction Earns Two Builders Mutual SAFE Awards

Asheville HBA member Buchanan Construction received two SAFE (Safety Award For Excellence) honors from NAHB during IBSx. The awards honored the company’s dedication and commitment to a culture of safety throughout its job sites.

Triangle Sales and Marketing Council Again Recognized as Best in Nation

The Triangle Sales and Marketing Council (TSMC) was recognized as part of The Nationals awards as the National Sales and Marketing Council’s (NSMC) Council of the Year in the large category.

The TSMC impressively secured 468 members (99 new and 369 retained) to remain the largest SMC in the country for the third consecutive year. TSMC started the year with in-person meetings which averaged more than 150 attendees. However, with the onset of pandemic restrictions, it pivoted to monthly meetings via Zoom without missing a single month. Its virtual breakfast meetings were provided free to TSMC members, with attendance often between 150 and 200.