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

Pro Builder Media / Show Village

Booth P13

Pro Builder Media is the leading B2B news and information resource for the U.S. housing industry and the official media partner of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), delivering award-winning content through print, online, video, social, and in-person channels. 


Founded in 1936 and published by SGC-Horizon
, its editorial mission is to provide practical, proven solutions to help home builders, architects, trade contractors, and other housing professionals thrive in today’s market. 
 

Pro Builder also produces Show Village, celebrating its 30th year as the anchor of the Outdoor Exhibits at IBS. Show Village features a neighborhood of innovative, attractive, and market-savvy new homes open for self-guided tours; expert construction how-to demonstrations and skills challenges; fun and games; block parties… and much more—all in the parking lot in front of the main entrance to the convention center!  

Pro Builder proudly serves as the official media sponsor of The New American Home, Best in American Living Awards, and the National Sales & Marketing Awards ("The Nationals"). It also produces the National Housing Quality Awards recognizing operational excellence among home builders, and an annual Forty Under 40 list showcasing the next generation of housing industry leaders and innovators.

Celebrating 30 Years at IBS with Games, Prizes & Giveaways

Pro Builder Show Village is turning the big “3-0” at the 2024 International Builders Show, and visiting the Village will be an experience like no other: Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll celebrate with trivia, games, a chance to spin-to-win prizes, and a social media challenge with our new mascot, Pawley Benjamin. Join us in celebrating 30 years as the premier outdoor exhibit at IBS!


Block Party Tuesday & Thursday 4-6 pm

A continued tradition to welcome IBS attendees. Network with your peers, relax for a bit, and enjoy a free beer from Pro Builder Show Village.:


Styrofoam Insulation Inside and Out with DuPont

Tue, Feb 27 | 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Booth: P13

We will use Styrofoam insulation and GreatStuff to insulate wall cavities before the shower unit is installed. We will also demonstrate how to install continuous insulation (CI) on the outside of a wall. We will buck out a door opening and flash it using Dupont flashing tapes, and finally, we will install RainVent Battens over the styrofoam. Products used: Dupont Styrofoam, GreatStuff, Flex Wrap, Straight Flash, and RainVent.

Another Game-Changing Innovation from Pella

Tue, Feb 27 | 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Booth: P13

Do you want high-quality, more efficient, and safe jobsites? Then you won’t want to miss this. Pella is back with another industry-first innovation that already has people raving: “This is a game changer. It’ll up production by a phenomenal amount.” Don’t miss this sneak peek demo of Pella’s upcoming innovation.

Image for the booth event -  Install A Five-Piece Shower Unit with STERLING, A Kohler Company Install A Five-Piece Shower Unit with STERLING, A Kohler Company

Tue, Feb 27 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Booth: P13

A watertight package that snaps in place attaches with screws, and looks fantastic. Sterling’s Aging-in-place designs look great and make guardrail installation simple.

Fabricate a custom countertop and backsplash with Wilsonart

Tue, Feb 27 | 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM | Booth: P13

Using Thinscape Performance Tops and carpentry tools, we will cut a hole for a sink, build up the edges, shape, sand, and install an engineered composite vanity top to fit a corner vanity unit. We will also install a backsplash wall, cutting holes in the Thinscape for plumbing and Skills challenge activities.

Critical roof and wall flashings with Tapco Tools

Tue, Feb 27 | 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Booth: P13

Learn how to bend custom roof and wall flashings on a Tapco Brake: Drip edge, rake metal, kickout, dormer flashing, head flashing, z-flashing, and more. Aron Jones will also tie in a soffit to siding, and if you ask nicely, he will show you how to bend standing seam metal roofing panels.

Lap Siding Meets Board And Batten with Everlast Advanced Composite Siding

Tue, Feb 27 | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Booth: P13

Learn how to install Everlast Advanced Composite Siding and trim. Using standard carpentry tools, we’ll cut and install lap siding up a rake wall, transitioning to board-and-batten for an upscale combination that adds pizzazz to any home. This maintenance-free material lasts longer than you do.

SPECIAL: Building Science Advisor Tool from the Oak Ridge National Lab

Tue, Feb 27 | 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Booth: P13

Mike Lubliner of ORNL introduces the new tool for choosing wall assemblies. The tool analyzes assemblies for their riskiness in different climate zones. He will use the wall we’ve built as an example to tell which climate zones the assembly would be good, better, or best.

ProTradeCraft Jobsite Skills Challenge

Tue, Feb 27 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Booth: P13

Last year’s Jobsite Skills Challenge was so much fun we’re bringing it back! Audience members volunteer to test their skills (and TikTok dances) against the competition. Take on these challenges: Bend a Kickout Flashing, Walk the Plates, Install a Window, Trim a Window, Chuck the Hammer, Install a Shower Panel, Seal a Rim Joist, and a TikTok Dance. Winners receive prizes, medals, and bragging rights. Do you have what it takes?

Image for the booth event - Show Village Block Party Show Village Block Party

Tue, Feb 27 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Booth: P13

A continued tradition to welcome IBS attendees. Network with your peers, relax for a bit, and enjoy a free beer from Pro Builder Show Village.

Styrofoam Insulation Inside and Out with DuPont

Wed, Feb 28 | 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Booth: P13

We will use Styrofoam insulation and GreatStuff to insulate wall cavities before the shower unit is installed. We will also demonstrate how to install continuous insulation (CI) on the outside of a wall. We will buck out a door opening and flash it using Dupont flashing tapes, and finally, we will install RainVent Battens over the styrofoam. Products used: Dupont Styrofoam, GreatStuff, Flex Wrap, Straight Flash, and DrainVent.

Another Game-Changing Innovation from Pella

Wed, Feb 28 | 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Booth: P13

Do you want high-quality, more efficient, and safe jobsites? Then you won’t want to miss this. Pella is back with another industry-first innovation that already has people raving: “This is a game changer. It’ll up production by a phenomenal amount.” Don’t miss this sneak peek demo of Pella’s upcoming innovation.

Image for the booth event -  Install A Five-Piece Shower Unit with STERLING, A Kohler Company Install A Five-Piece Shower Unit with STERLING, A Kohler Company

Wed, Feb 28 | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Booth: P13

A watertight package that snaps in place attaches with screws, and looks fantastic. Sterling’s Aging-in-place designs look great and make guardrail installation simple.

Fabricate a custom countertop and backsplash with Wilsonart

Wed, Feb 28 | 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM | Booth: P13

Using Thinscape Performance Tops and carpentry tools, we will cut a hole for a sink, build up the edges, shape, sand, and install an engineered composite vanity top to fit a corner vanity unit. We will also install a backsplash wall, cutting holes in the Thinscape for plumbing and Skills challenge activities.

Critical roof and wall flashings with Tapco Tools

Wed, Feb 28 | 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Booth: P13

Learn how to bend custom roof and wall flashings on a Tapco Brake: Drip edge, rake metal, kickout, dormer flashing, head flashing, z-flashing, and more. Aron Jones will also tie in a soffit to siding, and if you ask nicely, he will show you how to bend standing seam metal roofing panels.

Lap Siding Meets Board And Batten with Everlast Advanced Composite Siding

Wed, Feb 28 | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Booth: P13

Learn how to install Everlast Advanced Composite Siding and trim. Using standard carpentry tools, we’ll cut and install lap siding up a rake wall, transitioning to board-and-batten for an upscale combination that adds pizzazz to any home. This maintenance-free material

SPECIAL: Building Science Advisor Tool from the Oak Ridge National Lab

Wed, Feb 28 | 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Booth: P13

Mike Lubliner of ORNL introduces the new tool for choosing wall assemblies. The tool analyzes assemblies for their riskiness in different climate zones. He will use the wall we’ve built as an example to tell which climate zones the assembly would be good, better, or best.

Image for the booth event - ProTradeCraft Jobsite Skills Challenge ProTradeCraft Jobsite Skills Challenge

Wed, Feb 28 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Booth: P13

Last year’s Jobsite Skills Challenge was so much fun we’re bringing it back! Audience members volunteer to test their skills (and TikTok dances) against the competition. Take on these challenges: Bend a Kickout Flashing, Walk the Plates, Install a Window, Trim a Window, Chuck the Hammer, Install a Shower Panel, Seal a Rim Joist, and a TikTok Dance. Winners receive prizes, medals, and bragging rights. Do you have what it takes?

Image for the booth event - Show Village Block Party Show Village Block Party

Wed, Feb 28 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Booth: P13

A continued tradition to welcome IBS attendees. Network with your peers, relax for a bit, and enjoy a free beer from Pro Builder Show Village.

Pro Builder Media (www.probuilder.com) is the leading B2B news and information resource for the U.S. housing industry and the official media partner of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), delivering award-winning content through print, online, video, social, and in-person channels.

Founded in 1936 and published by SGC-Horizon (www.scrantongillette.com), its editorial mission is to provide practical, proven solutions to help home builders, architects, trade contractors, and other housing professionals thrive in today’s market.

Pro Builder also produces Show Village, celebrating its 30th year as the anchor of the Outdoor Exhibits at IBS and featuring a neighborhood of innovative, attractive, and market-savvy new homes open for self-guided tours; expert construction how-to demonstrations and skills challenges; fun and games; block parties… and much more—all in the parking lot in front of the main entrance to the convention center!

Pro Builder proudly serves as the official media sponsor of The New American Home, Best in American Living Awards, and the National Sales & Marketing Awards ("The Nationals"). It also produces the National Housing Quality Awards recognizing operational excellence among home builders, and an annual Forty Under 40 list showcasing the next generation of housing industry leaders and innovators.

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