Participating in Meet The Builder programs are 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 future events.

-Tom Winters
 VP National Accounts
 Ply Gem Industries Inc.


I was first introduced to the Meet The Builder program in May 2017 at the East Coast Builders Conference in Atlanta.  I met with every supplier that signed up for the program.  Unlike other speed dating events where you may not get to see a supplier, this event allows you to talk to all suppliers.  Most recently I attended the Meet The Builder in St Petersburg, Florida, where I also saw every supplier.  Like in May, each meeting produced something tangible--even those suppliers we are not currently using or had planned to use.  Also, and perhaps most important, the facilities and the logistics were first class.

-Kenny Norton 

 VP Product Development and Estimating


Verne and his team host a great event where they bring vendors and builders of different sizes and locations together for a few short days with large results.  It’s a great time to meet with existing trade partners to discuss issues or advancements, but also a time to meet potential future trade partners.  In addition, the builder roundtable discussions are another way to network with other builders and discuss opportunities taking place in the marketplace.  I look forward to future events.

-Tommy Jones
Director of Construction Services
Essex Homes


I find the Meet the Builder events to be an efficient way to expand business contacts. It is beneficial for me to learn about suppliers and manufacturers I am unfamiliar with and also provides the opportunity to reconnect with my current vendors for updates on new products & business in general. I find MTB to be very organized, productive, and an excellent use of my time.

-Larry Sekely
 VP National Accounts
 M/I Homes, Inc.


Big thanks to Cheryl Batzing and the team for putting on a great event. We made progress with several accounts and had a lot of fun doing it!  Cheryl is a rock star and took care of every small detail. She was a pleasure to work with and really made the experience exceptional.

-Wes Nicol
Chief Operating Officer
Deako Lighting


Meet The Builder is simply the best money I’ve spent in this industry.  Verne and his team do a great job.

-Christ Nohr, CEO
 InSite Land Planning


I want to personally thank you for all your efforts you made for a successful Meet The Builder show at the Vinoy in Florida.  I spoke with a number of my peers and they all had the same response.  The venue was very nice and a smaller show provides some one-on-one time you would not get with a larger show.  I personally liked the builder roundtables. It’s good to discuss issues confronting the industry and discuss alternatives in a group.

- National Purchasing Manager, Lennar



The most efficient builder/vendor event I have been to.   I think the “speed dating” method is great as it gives me the opportunity to talk to the vendor and ask the specific questions that I need answered,  The interaction keeps you engaged instead of sitting in the same seat for 4 hours while someone stands up there and talks.

- Jimmy Craig, Purchasing Director, Insight Homes



It was a great pleasure to be there and have that experience.  I tightened good relationships with new suppliers and reinforced the one that I already have.  Thank you so much for having me and for the great time.

- Michael Vitale, President, Vitale Homes



Loved the event at Lake Oconee (March 2019).  I enjoyed meeting the vendors and also the other builders attending. Got some great ideas from the event.  Thank you all.

- Sam Bass, President, Kerley Family Homes



Thank you for having me this year, it was a great conference and wonderful venue.  I was able to secure a new rebate program with one of the vendors and we will entertain using two new products presented to me at the meeting.  A third manufacturer will be meeting with my plumber presenting products that are now being released into the Tennessee market.  All in all, it was a very productive trip.

Thank you for arranging this spring's Meet The Builder program and including Ole South Properties!

- Paul Fraser, Purchasing Manager, Ole South Properties



Great event again this year!  The speakers were well chosen.

- Steven Sanders-Myers, Estimating & Purchasing, Brightwater Homes