Fine Homebuilding Ramps up Efforts to Inspire Success for Emerging Tradesmen with #KeepCraftAlive Events and Interactive Programming at the 2017 Remodeling Show, DeckExpo, and JLC LIVE Show

Taking Place October 25 – 27, 2017 – Music City Center, Nashville, TN with Live Fine Homebuilding Podcasts From The Show Floor

NEWTOWN, Conn.--()--Fine Homebuilding is committed to helping close the skills gap by continuing to create engaging opportunities to interact with, and bring together, today’s veteran and emerging professionals to inspire industry-wide success. The company’s comprehensive #KeepCraftAlive movement is a vital program that is gaining momentum as an industry change agent, inspiring success and creating community among trade professionals. All of which will be in full force, during its latest partnership with Huber Engineered Woods, at the Remodeling Show, DeckExpo, and JLC LIVE show taking place at the Music City Center in Nashville, from Oct. 25 to 27th.

Getting established in this demanding and ever-changing industry can be a challenge,” says Editorial Director Rob Yagid. “Celebrating those who make their living in the building trades has always been a core value of Fine Homebuilding. We’re continuing that effort through our Keep Craft Alive initiative. The Fine Homebuilding #KeepCraftAlive Emerging Professionals Networking Event at the R/D/J show is just one more step among many we’re taking to support our community of building and design professionals. This event is an opportunity for our audience to connect with us and with each other to share insight and tactics that lead to success in this business. My hope for the attendees is that they leave Nashville feeling empowered and confident knowing that they’ve got Fine Homebuilding and its community supporting them as they navigate careers in this industry.”


On Thursday October 26 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, industry pros of all levels are invited to grab a craft beer and show their support for #KeepCraftAlive by joining Fine Homebuilding Editors and Ambassadors for an afternoon of networking and sharing best practices for achieving business success.

It is great to see an organization dedicated to closing the skills gap. Labor shortage is an ongoing problem in our industry, so the #KeepCraftAlive campaign is needed now more than ever. Huber is glad to partner with Fine Homebuilding to help bring awareness to this cause. Hopefully, with these efforts from Fine Homebuilding, the labor shortage will continue to improve,” says Stephanie Ruppert, Event Marketing Manager, Huber Engineered Woods.

This Emerging Professionals networking event is sponsored by #KeepCraftAlive, powered by Fine Homebuilding and Huber Engineered Woods and is free for qualified attendees. Registration is required to attend due to limited availability. See details below:

Where: Meet up Area Outside Fine Homebuilding’s Booth #424 (At R/D/J 2017 in Nashville, TN Music City Center)

Registration Link (Offers a Free Expo Floor Pass with promo code EX347 – a $30 value:


Publisher Renee Jordan adds, “Fine Homebuilding understands how to create value for an audience on digital platforms. We’ve demonstrated explosive growth with our social footprint and engagement over the past year among the construction trades with the #KeepCraftAlive initiative, our professional brand ambassador network, and through our partnership with SkillsUSA to award scholarships to aspiring trade professionals. We’ve accomplished this through leveraging what we’ve strived to achieve over the past 35 years – compelling storytelling, expert content, and helping the trades excel at their craft.”

In addition to covering the show and hosting the networking event, Fine Homebuilding will be creating four FHB Podcasts right from the show floor at the company’s booth, Booth #424: October 26th, 10:00am and 1:00pm, and October 27th, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

About Fine Homebuilding

Fine Homebuilding is the most trusted and authoritative resource for the residential construction and remodeling community. We uniquely source our content from the job sites and design offices of the most qualified and talented builders and designers in the industry to empower a global workforce with the ability to create the most advanced homes possible. Driven by the ethos that exceptional homes are possible and that craftsmanship is an honorable and worthy pursuit, Fine Homebuilding has become the brand for skilled practitioners, deeply knowledgeable enthusiasts, industry influencers, and forward-thinking companies who are collectively committed to shaping the way we build.

About the Event

Remodeling Show, DeckExpo, and JLC LIVE have co-located to create the residential construction industry’s premier event. This three-show mega event boasts an unmatched conference program, networking opportunities, and a lively expo floor that brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see and experience the latest tools, products, and services for the residential construction industry.

About Huber

Huber Engineered Woods LLC continually strives to create innovative products that suit their customers’ needs. Each one delivers outstanding performance, easy installation and greater strength in single family, multifamily and light commercial projects. Huber’s ZIP System® Roof and Wall Sheathing are structural wood panels with built-in protective barriers, eliminating the need for building wrap or felt and providing a continuous rigid moisture and air barrier that optimizes energy efficiency. Additionally, Huber’s AdvanTech® Subflooring product is proven to achieve a superior combination of strength and moisture resistance — for subflooring that won’t swell, cup, delaminate or bounce even under the toughest conditions. To learn more, visit

To find out more or to speak to a company representative, contact Tami McCarthy via email at or via phone at 212.750.5755


The McCarthy Group
Tami McCarthy, 212-750-5755 // 917-604-5596

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Fine Homebuilding Ramps up Efforts to Inspire Success for Emerging Tradesmen at the 2017 Remodeling Show, DeckExpo, and JLC LIVE Show, Oct 25 - 27th


The McCarthy Group
Tami McCarthy, 212-750-5755 // 917-604-5596