2016 ASHBA Building Conference
The annual building conference and board meeting was held October 27th to October 29th, 2016 at the Lakefront Hotel Anchorage and was attended by homebuilder members and non-members from across the state. This year featured outstanding speakers including Governor Bill Walker, NAHB Chairman of the Board Ed Brady, NAHB Build-PAC Chairman Eugen Graf and NAHB National Area Chairman, Sherry Schwab. The conference was kicked off with the Meet & Greet Welcome Reception featuring a Wine Wall Raffle, which sold out in only a few minutes. The three-day education schedule included classes and seminars with something for everyone in the building industry. The NAHB Gold Key Reception was held at the Alaska Aviation Museum with excellent food, including oysters and all three members of the Alaska Delegation, Senators Sullivan and Murkowski, as well as Congressman Young spent the evening with us. There was also a presentation that evening by AHFC for the most energy efficient home built in Alaska and a special award and dedication made to Dan Fauske. The Installation Banquet with the State Build-PAC auction and photo booth topped off a great conference; one that everyone will remember! Congratulations to Andre Spinelli, 2016 Builder of the Year and Ryan Strong, 2016 Associate of the Year.