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Pro Builder Show Village: Cheers to 30 Years!

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International Builders' Show

Pro Builder Show Village: Cheers to 30 Years!

Tour innovative show homes, learn new building practices, network with other housing pros, enjoy our skills challenges and block parties and more at Pro Builder's Show Village at IBS

January 3, 2024
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This article first appeared in the 2024 IBS Preshow Planner issue of Pro Builder.

In the illustrious 30-year history of Pro Builder’s Show Village at the International Builders’ Show, we’ve welcomed hundreds of thousands of IBS attendees to tour innovative show homes, learn new (and better) building practices, network with other housing professionals, enjoy our skills challenges and block parties, and get a breath of fresh air (literally and figuratively) just outside the convention center. This milestone year reflects Pro Builder’s enduring commitment to excellence in the world of home building with new and old traditions, including five eye-popping homes and one new face: our mascot, Pawley Benjamin. Here’s what you can expect—and enjoy—at Show Village 2024 ...


PTC Skills Challenge at Show Village

Daily Skills Challenges

Every afternoon we’ll select a handful of Show Villagers to partake in our Skills Challenge—a fun-filled race to see who can demonstrate what they learned from various how-to lessons provided by the the PTC LIVE team ... with cool giveaways (and real medals) for the winners!


Networking Opportunities

If Show Village is known for anything, it’s that it’s a great spot to gather and connect with other industry pros. Offer up your expertise on a Skills Challenge team, join a peer for a self-guided house tour, or come enjoy libations and live music at one of our nightly block parties.


Networking at Show Village
Self-guided house tours at Show Village

Self-Guided House Tours

Show Village 2024 sets the stage for exciting industry innovations, with five full-scale homes showcasing new products and off-site production methods that offer solutions for affordable housing development. 


How-to Demonstrations

The ProTradeCraft (PTC) LIVE Construction Training Zone returns by popular demand to demonstrate hands-on construction best practices, such as air-sealing a perimeter wall, installing a prefabricated shower unit, and a new way to hang windows, among several other building skills and applications that are critical to get right the first time. (Watch this video for the whole scoop on what to expect at the Construction Training Zone.) 


How-to demonstrations at Show Village
Pawley Benjamin at Show Village

Meet Pawley Benjamin

Show Village may be 30 years old, but our mascot, Pawley Benjamin, (“PB” for short, get it?) is making his debut at the Show in 2024. Pawley will be on hand to share Show Village lore, go behind the scenes with our show home builder partners, and take off on an adventure game called “Where’s Pawley?” You’ll see him all around the convention center, too!


Meet Our Partners

Show Village wouldn’t be complete without our leading supplier partners, among them brand names builders have come to know and trust. Show Villagers can find information about the latest product innovations on the home tours and via intimate outdoor exhibits. You can also see some of our sponsors’ products in action at the PTC LIVE Construction Training Zone. Our 2024 sponsor lineup includes: 

AGC Stainless • All Weather Architectural Aluminum • Bedrock Wireless • ChamClad • Chelsea Building Products • Cornerstone Building Brands • DuPont Performance Building Solutions • ECI Software Solutions • Impresa Modular • LP Building Solutions • Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US • Mohawk Industries • Nichiha • Nisus • Pella • Propane Education Research Council (PERC) • Salsbury Industries • Silvermine Stone • SkyX Platforms • Smeg USA • Sterling Plumbing • Tamlyn • Tapco Tools • Titebond • Wilsonart

Connect with us before IBS even begins by following the Pro Builder Show Village Instagram account (@pb_showvillage), where we’re already kicking off our 30-year celebration with fun facts about the history of Show Village and timely information about this year’s activities.


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