2018 Meet The Builder Meetings

St. Petersburg, FL

October 31 - November 2, 2018

 About Meet The Builder

The Meet the Builder program brings together residential home builders in the "eastern half of the US" (Texas north to Illinois, east to New England, and south to Florida) with manufacturers in face-to- face meetings during a two-day event. Debuting in May, 2017, the program was deemed a huge success by 21 of the industry’s most prominent builders and sponsors.



At Meet The Builder events, qualified residential home builders are fully hosted and receive roundtrip airfare, two nights at event hotel, all scheduled meals and entertainment, and the opportunity to bring an additional guest/spouse (must share same accommodations).

During the event, builders will meet with sponsoring manufacturers for 15 minute face-to-face meeting, allowing each to quickly choose mutually beneficial partnerships.  Spouses/guests are invited to all meals, receptions, and entertainment, as well as additional options such as spa treatments, tours, and private luncheons (to be determined depending on each area/hotel offering).


Sponsoring manufacturers have face-to-face meetings with every hosted builder, allowing sponsors to present new products and/or services, and for each to quickly choose mutually beneficial partnerships.

Participating in the 2017 Meet The Builder programs were a great investment of our time and financial resources. We have attend other events that are similar in design, however, Verne Packer’s team exceeded our expectations! The level of engagement from the builders that attended was incredible. It was worth the effort, and we look forward to participating in the 2018 events.

-Tom Winters  VP National Accounts
 Ply Gem Industries Inc.