Thank you for attending the 2022 Sunbelt Builders Show!

2022 Schedule & Events


9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Developers Council Meeting ~

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Professional Women in Building Council Meeting ~

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Government Relations Committee Meeting ~

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. 

HOMEPAC Trustees Meeting ~

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Texas Executive Officers Committee ~

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

HOMEPAC FUNdango & Statewide Washers Championship & Buy-In Tournament $       More info here


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: David Avrin, "Your Customers Are Changing! Are You? How to Future-Proof Your Business and Win in a Remarkable New World!"

Presented by Great American Insurance Group

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10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Trade Show Floor Open - See floor plan here

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Education Session: "Innovative Solutions to Affordable Housing" panel with Effie Dennison (Texas Capital Bank), Kathy Denny (Austin Housing Conservancy), Bradyn Boone (Hanover Property Company & Texas Heavenly Homes), and David Danenfelzer (Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation)

Texas has built a reputation as a state where families can live well for less, with several of its metropolitan areas consistently ranked among the nation’s most affordable. The economic success of our cities is changing that picture as the rise in home prices has outpaced the nation as a whole. Texas homebuilders are struggling to meet the strong demand for affordable single-family homes and multifamily housing. This session will highlight innovative solutions and partners addressing housing affordability across the state.

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11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. 

Demo Session: "An Exciting New Path to TX Energy Code Compliance – HB 3215" presented by: RESNET

Texas House Bill 3215, that took effect in September 2021, updated the state’s universal energy code compliance pathway to allow builders to use the HERS Index (in addition to 2018 IECC backstops) for energy code compliance across the state, in lieu of the state energy code or any stretch code adopted by municipalities. Join us to learn how can builders take advantage of this new compliance option with a local HERS rating company.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Education Session: "Preventing Pool Installation Pitfalls" with Terry Brannon (Brannon Aquatics International LLC) and Bob Sheely (Drees Custom Homes)

The objective of this session is to help pool and home contractors understand the importance of home and pool placement when a pool is being installed as a new home is being built, or when a pool is being added to an existing home’s property. The presentation will include some of the unforeseen and unexpected issues that could occur in either instance, and the importance of reviewing and following the building codes in this regard. The discussion includes: pool and home location; grading and drainage; how a pool affects a home; and taking into consideration both pool installation and homebuilding code compliance.

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1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Education Session: "A Day in the Life of the Customer: Understanding Your Best Customers so You Can Deliver What They Want the Way They Want It" with David Avrin

Are you a reasonable choice for everyone or are you the best choice for your best customers? In this highly interactive and thought-provoking session, customer experience expert David Avrin will show you how to determine the customers you can’t live without and who can't live without you. You will understand how the needs, wants and expectations of those customers have changed in recent years and how you can serve them better than your competitors. You will leave with a page full of notes and a head full of ideas on how to align your business product offering and customer experience in a way that future-proofs your business.

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2:00 – 2:30 p.m. 

Demo Session: "Window Flashing- Why it is so Important in the Window Installation Process" presented by: RAM Windows And Doors

Window flashing is an important step in the home construction process. Too many people don’t know how to or forget to flash windows properly, which can lead to costly water damage within your home. By following a few simple steps, and taking just a little extra time when installing your windows, you can ensure that the home you are building or remodeling is watertight and secure for years to come.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Education Session: "Creating Homes that Support Today's Lifestyle and Tomorrow's Memories" with Cindy Aplanalp ( Chairma Design Group) and Chris Bolio (Alair Homes)

People want so much more from their homes than in the past. The world has changed in the last few years, and our industry is playing a major role in enhancing the lifestyles of our clients. Working from home and home schooling has dramatically altered the way traditional spaces are used. The need for respite and functional beauty is appreciated now more than ever. A lot of attention and thought is being given to lifestyle and how “space” really enhances our quality of life. Clients are leaning on us to offer fresh ideas on creating homes that fully satisfy and soothe. This presentation will focus on what clients want and how the Design/Build community is meeting those demands. Top of the list for this discussion are: kitchens, "super” pantries, and the hardworking spaces that make life easier like mud rooms and laundry rooms. Outdoor living and sanctuary spaces such as primary suites and spa-like baths are in high-demand. Builders and designers can work together to create spaces that we are proud of and that have a lasting and positive impact on the lives of the clients we serve.

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3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Demo Session: "Completely Curbless!" presented by: Schluter Systems L.P.

Curbless showers allow you to create spa-like retreats, with built-in seats and benches, inset shelves and niches, low-profile linear drains, and heated floors that run from the tile floor right into the shower. And now, they are even easier to achieve.
Join us for our live demonstration where we will be creating an open-concept oasis featuring our new thinner trays, STYLE grates, and KERDI-BOARD waterproof building panels.
Need tips on how to create a waterproof envelope in the bathroom when going curbless? We’ll be covering that too! Because wet areas and dry areas are not clearly defined in curbless showers, the bathroom must be sufficiently protected against water and moisture as a whole. DITRA and DITRA-HEAT offer that protection. Come find out more!

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Membership Committee & Local Presidents and Vice Presidents Council Meetings ~

8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Builders' Bash Concert $        More info here


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Kent Hance, "The Best Storyteller in Texas"

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10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Trade Show Floor Open - See floor plan here

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

Education Session: "Protect Your Business with TAB's Texas Residential Construction Contracts - Post-legislative, Mid-cycle Updates" with Don Shelton (Bush Rudnicki Shelton) and Tyler Hood (Bush Rudnicki Shelton)

TAB will release important updates to the contracts package in the late summer of 2022. Do not miss out on this one-time presentation of the changes and updates to the contracts. This is your only opportunity to learn about the post-legislative changes and updates to the contracts package and to talk with two of the attorneys who have been instrumental in the writing and updating of TAB’s form contracts.

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10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

"Texas Associates & Vendors Round Up" presented by: TAB Associates Council

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Education Session: "A Primer on the Build 2 Rent Business Model" with Sudha Reddy (Haven Realty Capital) and Chris Turitto (Haven Realty Capital)

This presentation will provide a primer for homebuilders who want to learn more about the Build 2 Rent industry. Specifically, the session will tackle the benefits to homebuilders of the B2R business, the various ways for homebuilders to actively participate in the business, and the potential risks to the business model from the homebuilder’s viewpoint. As B2R is quickly becoming a growing segment of the homebuilding industry, you do not want to miss this opportunity to learn from two veterans of the Build 2 Rent market.

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1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Demo Session: "Benefits of New Build ‘Outdoor Areas’ featuring Warming Trends Fire Pits" presented by: Warming Trends®
When homeowners are polled about Outdoor improvement preferences or plans, they choose fire features or outdoor furniture as one and two. A builder offering an 'outdoor area' will have a preferred home and can command a better price.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Education Session: "Beyond Mobile: The Top 5 Website Elements for an Optimal User Experience" with Megan English (ONeil Interactive)

Your website is the most important marketing tool for your business. Providing an experience that quickly gives prospective buyers an understanding of what and where you build and who you are is key. What are the most important elements to a website? What are some tactics to improve the buying experience and provide your customers with the information they need to help them get closer to buying a home? During this presentation, Megan will discuss the top things to consider when designing your website. Don’t miss this engaging presentation and some tactical suggestions you can implement right away.

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2:15 - 3 p.m.
Demo Session: "Meet Stricter Energy Code: How to Properly Insulate Wall Assemblies Above-, Below- and At-grade" presented by Vinyl Siding Institute
There are so many options on the market when it comes to insulation and siding products. In this session Progressive Foam Technologies will discuss how different types of insulation and siding products can help you achieve higher performance to better meet energy code requirements and improve s-f and m-f construction. Topics such as insulation types, r-value and thermal bridging, moisture management, durability, installation considerations, and options/solutions for different applications, both exterior and interior will also be covered.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Codes & Standards Committee Meeting ~

Texas Builders Foundation Meeting ~

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Credentials, Nominations and Resolutions Committee Meeting ~

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Star Awards Reception & Awards Presentation $       More info here


7:30 - 9:30 a.m. 

TAB Executive Committee Meeting ~

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

TAB Board of Directors Meeting ~


$ – Ticketed event

~  – Texas Association of Builders Members Only
All times are Central 
Standard time zone.

Schedule is subject to change without notice

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