Feb 25 - 27, 2025 | Las Vegas, NV
Feb 25 - 27, 2025

From IBS to the NFL & Back Again: Building Dreams, Transforming Lives

Thursday, February 29 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
LVCC - Spotlight Room - West 326

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    What It's About

    For Garrett Gilkey, while the NFL was his dream, home building was his calling. The former NFL lineman turned design-build expert has family roots in the industry and actually attended the International Builders' Show as a child. In the years that followed, the game of football led him on an incredible journey from All-American at Chadron State to 2013 draftee of the Cleveland Browns. Along the way, he met now business partner Ryan Jensen, 10-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl winning center for the Tampa Bay Bucs. In this fascinating Game Changer keynote, Gilkey and Jensen share their story of setbacks, successes and commitment to unwavering excellence which led to the creation and recent expansion of Gilk Design Build, their award-winning custom home building company based in Tampa.

    How to Attend

    Participants must be registered for an Expo + Education pass. Seating for sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


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    Gilk Design Build
    Picture of Ryan Jensen
    Gilk Design Build


    Registration Type
    Expo+Education Pass
    Research & Trends
    Game Changer Keynote
    Who Should Attend
    Land Developers, Remodelers, Single Family Builders - All Types

    Continuing Education
    NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s)
    NKBA - 0.100 CEU(s)
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