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.

Thank you to our Council and Event sponsors!

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 Conference Meeting | Monday, April 6 at 3pm

► 2020 Execellence under 45 Awards Program Call for Entries opens March 30 | Closes May 8

► 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 Stoney LaRue | 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. 

TAB is now taking online entries for the 2020 program through May 8.  Nomination/application rules, guidelines, requirements and form can all be found here.

Winners will be recognized during the Star Awards cocktail reception and presentation that will be held on July 16 during the Sunbelt Builders Show™ at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine.

2019 Press releases, click here.

2018 Photo Gallery, click here.                  

Builders' Bash

Wednesday, July 15 the YP Council hosted its annual social gathering and Texas Builders Foundation fundraiser. New this year, the Builders' Bash will have opening band Heather Linn and Decones and then headliner with Stoney LaRue the first day of the Sunbelt Builders Show™. Attendees can enjoy great networking, some good tunes and support a wonderful cause by purcharsing a ticket and raising funds for the Texas Builders Foundation. Tickets may be purchase through the Sunbelt Builders Show™ registration starting April 15th.


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.