Building Skills Showdown

NMC Construction Trades vs TBAISD Career Tech Center!

The competition has begun!  The students enrolled in the Construction Technology Program at Northwestern Michigan College and the students enrolled in the Construction Trades Program at the TBAISD Career Tech Center are hard at work to see who comes up with the best design and use of a 12'x8'x10' free standing structure.  Through the Building Skills Showdown, local students are provided with an opportunity to work directly with construction professionals and learn about the fast-paced and lucrative construction industry.


Renderings of the 4 entries will be on display at the 2019 HBA Home EXPO, January 19th & 20th at the respective school's exhibitor booths.  Be sure to attend EXPO where You Will Be The Judge!  Each structure will judged by a panel of industry professionals prior the EXPO for the Judge's Choice Award but You Will Be The Judge at the HBA Home EXPO by attending and casting your vote for the People's Choice Award!

But wait, there's more!  You have the opportunity to win your favorite entry by purchasing raffle tickets!  Tickets are on sale now, 5 for $100, at the Showdown Sponsor locations, the TBAISD Career Tech Center and the HBA office.  Four winners will be chosen at the EXPO and entries will be ready for pick-up June 1st.  Proceeds from the raffle to benefit the HBAGTA Scholarship Foundation.

Show your support for the next generation of skilled trades professionals by purchasing raffle tickets and voting for your favorite entry at the HBA Home EXPO!

Raffle Ticket for Website

Win your favorite entry by purchasing raffle tickets.

5 for $100

Available NOW at Builders FirstSource, Homeland Building Products, Kingsley Lumber, both Northern Building Supply locations, the TBAISD Career Tech Center, and the HBA Office.

The Teams - Pictures Coming Soon!

The Mentors

Ryan McCoon

Ryan McCoon
Endura Performance Homes

Trevor Mitchell

Trevor Mitchell
Pella Windows & Doors

Brian Terhune 2

Brian Terhune
Terhune Construction

David Williams

David Williams
Westwind Construction

The Supply Sponsors