International Builders’ Show to Celebrate 75 Years

The year was 1944. Gasoline was 21¢ a gallon, a box of Kelloggs Corn Flakes was 8¢, and Bing Crosby’s voice filled the air waves. 1944 was also the inaugural year of the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS). At that time the average cost of a new house was $3,450!

Years of hard work and dedication continue to pay off, because IBS is still going strong 75 years later and it’s time to celebrate! Be sure to pack your blue-suede shoes, because in February, IBS heads back to Las Vegas, Nevada!

The show will run from February 19 – 21 and will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. After settling in from a long drive or stressful flight, be prepared to have an “excellent” time at the Design and Construction Week (DCW) opening ceremonies that Tuesday evening. Don’t miss out on the entertainment when SNL alum and comedian, Dana Carvey, takes the stage.

In conjunction with the IBS, the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), is also being held. This mega-event will bring together more than 80,000 industry professionals from around the world. Explore 2,000+ exhibitors in over 1 million square feet of exhibit space with access to both the IBS and KBIS exhibit floors.

Be sure to seek out the RWC (and affiliate’s) booth: #SU1231. You won’t be disappointed. Whoa…. how in the world are you going to find our booth in that colossal see of exhibitors? Well… there’s an app for that! Yes, really! Download the IBS app* to your smartphone and let it be your guide to everything at the Builders’ Show. To find RWC, simply type Residential Warranty Company in the app’s search feature and you’ll be directed to the link. There’s even a map that will direct you right to the booth! Swing by and find out if you are taking full advantage of all RWC and affiliates have to offer. We have dozens of warranty programs to choose from plus commercial insurance options. Did you also know that we provide members with FREE marketing materials? And FREE mediation? Who doesn’t like free? We’ll be happy to chat with you about all your warranty and risk management needs!

Not only will our warranties limit your liability and add value to the homes you build, but we know you want to give the ol’ prize wheel a spin! We guarantee you will walk away with a fun prize or maybe even cold hard cash, if lady luck is on your side.

Kidding aside, when you become part of one of the companies in the RWC “family”, you benefit from 38 years of leadership and experience that is unrivaled in the home warranty industry. Home buyers want that feeling of assurance and peace-of-mind and we’re here to help you achieve that goal.

After meandering through the exhibits and chatting with RWC, HOME of Texas and MHWC account executives, how else can you benefit from the show? IBS offers 130+ education sessions, hands-on construction demos, meetings, workshops, roundtable events and more!

After 3-days’ worth of networking, seminars, and swag, round out your stay in Vegas with a little down time. Well known rock band The Goo Goo Dolls will be performing at the closing Spike Concert. What a fun and relaxing way to cap-off your week!

Maybe you don’t want to wait until February to check out what RWC and affiliates have to offer? Get a jump on the new year (and your competition) with comprehensive coverage and effective risk management today. Call 800-247-1812 x2149 or email for more information!

*Note: as this article was being published, the 2019 IBS app was not yet available. According to, it will be available in winter 2019 for both Android and iOS. Search “IBS 2019” in your device’s app store (you must capitalize IBS) to download.

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