Meet the NHQA Director at IBS, see NHQA Judges presenting and get info on the NHQA Application !

January 14, 2016

Here is a link to an overview of the National Housing Quality Award 2017


Serge Ogranovitch the Director of the National Housing Quality Award will be at the 2016 IBS show and will be available to answer any of your questions and give you a copy of the application.

Serge will spend a great deal of time at the Professional Builder “Show Village” in the Parking lot in front of the conference center, so please come and say hello.

Feel free to contact him directly to set up a time to meet with him at  
(Phone) 703.980.6565 

I would like to mention three events that will take place at the Show Village:

Leading Suppliers Breakfast 
Wednesday January 20th 7:30 – 9:00 AM 
Location: Show Village, Silver Lot


Presentation: 2016 Construction Forecast
Presenter: Dr. David Crowe

Panel Discussion: 
How to Choose the Best New Products — For Your Business and Your Buyer
Moderator: Nigel Maynard

Block Parties from 4 to 6 pm


Other activities of interest include presentations by NHQA judges Scott Sedam and Charlie Scott.


Scott Sedam from TrueNorth:

Scott’s Presentation “2016 – The Year of Building Dangerously: Bridging the Margin Gap”
is on Thursday Jan. 21 10:00 -11:00


Scott is part of a panel discussion on the Trade Shortage Wed. Jan. 20 10:00-11:00


Charlie Scott from Woodland, O’brien & Scott has 2 presentations


Program 1: “Innovative/Thought Leaders Session” Jan 19th at 1:00. in the Innovation Hub, South Hall Room 229. 
Will Holder, President Trendmaker & Larry Wisdom, President HHHunt

“Home Building Executive Survey: Top 2016 Challenges and Solutions” is scheduled for Jan 20th at 3:00 Room 252. JD Espana, President Piedmont Residential, Todd Anderson, COO Challenger Homes, Andy Warren, President Maracay (NHQA recipient)

Serge is always recruiting applicants for the National Housing Quality Award so if you are interested or know someone who should apply let me know and let’s spend 10 minutes talking about the application process and the benefits of applying.

See you in Las Vegas.

For more details about NHQA go to

Denis Leonard has a degree in construction engineering an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in quality management. Denis is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, a Certified Quality Manager, Auditor, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has been an Examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners a Judge on the International Team Excellence Competition and a Lead Judge on the National Housing Quality Award. A former Professor of Quality at the University of Wisconsin, he has experience as a quality manager in the home building industry as well as construction engineer, site manager, and in training, auditing, and consulting with expertise in strategic and operational quality improvement initiatives. His work has achieved national quality, environmental, and safety management awards for clients. 

Denis is co-author of The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing the Baldrige Criteria: Improve Revenue and Create Organizational Excellence.


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