Young Professionals

Get Involved In YP

The Young Professionals Council shall concern itself with issues particular to young professionals of the residential building industry and exists to identify, recruit and develop future high potential leaders of the home building industry. YP will focus on building and retaining long lasting relationships with its members by creating and promoting a sense of passion, commitment, accountability and responsibility to each other and the home building industry.

This includes:

► The engagement of young professionals at the local HBA level and outside of the association for membership recruitment;

► The encouragement of participation in local HBA events, TAB events, education, awards programs, member benefit programs and discounts, etc.;

► Offering industry knowledge, professional growth, mentorship and education to TAB’s younger or newer members about the legislative issues TAB faces, its structure and its purpose in the residential building industry; and

► Offering the opportunity for young professionals statewide to meet and build professional relationships with one another.

Young Professionals (YP) is loosely defined as professionals ages 45 and under. Members of the YP Council must be TAB members or employees of TAB members.

Interested in participating/serving on the council? Please complete this form and return to the TAB office.


Committee Meetings & Events

The YP Council meets in conjunction with TAB board meetings three times a year. Meetings will contain an educational component presented by TAB members or industry leaders, open industry topic discussions or networking events.  Meetings are open to any young professional member or employee of a TAB member.


Meeting & Event Schedule

► YP Council Meeting | Wednesday, November 20 thru Friday, November 22 at The Line Hotel, Austin, Texas

► 2020 Execellence under 45 Awards Program Call for Entries opens March 27 | Closes May 6

► TAB Committee and Board of Directors Meetings | Wednesday, March 25 thru Friday, March 27 at the JW Marriott Austin, TX

► TAB Committee and Board of Directors Meetings | Tuesday, July 14 thru Friday, July 17 at the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

► HOMEPAC FUNdango | Tuesday, July 14 at the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

► Sunbelt Builders Show™ | July 15-16 at the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

► Builders' Bash featuring TBD | Wednesday, July 15 at the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

► Star Awards Presentation and Cocktail Reception | Thursday, July 16 at the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

► TAB Committee and Board of Directors Meetings | November 11-13 at the JW Marriott Austin, TX


The TAB Excellence under 45 Awards Program is dedicated to highlighting and rewarding young professionals between the ages of 21 to 45 that have committed their time, efforts and careers to the Texas building industry.  The program is designed to acknowledge their hard work and successes, reward their performance and dedication and showcase them as future leaders of the industry across our state. 

Texas Association of Builders (TAB) is proud to announce the 2019 Excellence under 45 Award winners: Adam Aschmann, Megan Kiella, Chris Lyons and James Rodriguez, who have committed their time, efforts and careers to the Texas building industry.

Adam Aschmann
Vice President & General Counsel of Tilson Home Corporation
Local HBA: Greater Houston BA

Megan Kiella
Vice President of Kiella Homebuilders
Local HBA: Temple Area BA

Chris Lyons
President of HOME By Lyons
Local HBA: Texas Panhandle BA & West Texas HBA

James Rodriguez
Executive Vice President of Fox Energy Specialists
Local HBA: Greater Fort Worth BA & four others
Each will be recognized during the Star Awards cocktail reception and presentation that will be held on August 8 during the Sunbelt Builders Show™ at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. Their unmatched enthusiasm and love for building proves that the future of the residential home building industry is in good hands.

2019 Press releases, click here.

2018 Photo Gallery, click here.                  

Builders' Bash

Wednesday, August 7 the YP Council hosted its annual social gathering and Texas Builders Foundation fundraiser. New this year, the Builders' Bash will have opening band Lee Mathis and the Brutally Handsome and then headline with The legendary, hit topping Bellamy Brothers the first day of the Sunbelt Builders Show™. Attendees enjoyed great networking, some good tunes and supporte wonderful cause by raising over $20,000 for the Texas Builders Foundation this 501c3 arm of the Texas Association of Builders. 

Check out the event photos here. 


Young Professionals Sponsorships

A variety of YP sponsorships have been made available for those that would like to get in front of tomorrow’s building industry leaders NOW.  This is a new and unique opportunity to build ones brand recognition and build business relationships with young minds looking to grow their own building industry careers and better their businesses.  See this year’s sponsorships here.