Fine Homebuilding Brings Together Emerging Tradesmen with #KeepCraftAlive Events and Interactive Programming at the JLC Live New England Show

Taking Place March 22-24 – Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence RI With Live Fine Homebuilding Podcasts From The Show Floor

NEWTOWN, Conn.--()--An overwhelming majority (82%) of construction firms expect it will either become harder, or remain difficult to recruit and hire qualified workers in 2018, up from 76 percent last year, as reported in the 2018 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook report by Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, January 2018.

It’s this growing concern about the labor supply that fuels Fine Homebuilding’s commitment to help close the skills gap. Fine Homebuilding continues to create engaging opportunities to interact with, and bring together, today’s veteran and emerging professionals in a dynamic setting to inspire industry-wide success. The company’s comprehensive #KeepCraftAlive movement is a cornerstone program that is gaining momentum for being an industry change agent, inspiring success and creating community. All of which will be in full force, during its latest partnership with Huber Engineered Woods, at the JLC LIVE NEW ENGLAND taking place at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence from March 22 through 24th.

We’ve gotten an incredible response from our networking events where we bring together emerging and master tradesmen and women, and it’s something that we love to do. Getting established in this demanding and ever-changing industry can be a challenge,” says Fine Homebuilding editorial director Rob Yagid. “The Fine Homebuilding #KeepCraftAlive Emerging Professionals Event at JLC Live New England 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 all of the attendees of this networking event is that they leave feeling empowered and confident knowing that they’ve got Fine Homebuilding and its community supporting them as they navigate careers in this industry.”


Show your support for #KeepCraftAlive by joining Fine Homebuilding editors and ambassadors for a panel discussion and networking at the Emerging Professionals Networking Meet-Up being held Friday March 23 from 1 PM to 2 PM at Level 5 JLC LIVE Lounge, adjacent to Fine Homebuilding’s booth #U819. Whether you have just entered the trade, or are a veteran builder, come share insights and tactics for achieving business success and make the connections you need to succeed in the field. This event is free and open to all professionals that register.

Co-sponsor Huber Engineered Woods’ Doug Asano, VP of Sales & Marketing, shared, “Fine Homebuilding is making powerful moves to bring education and support to construction trades through the #KeepCraftAlive movement. We are proud partners and participants in this forward-thinking, collaborative community. This is the perfect group to mobilize support for SkillsUSA, to advocate continued labor reinforcement for our industry. We applaud Fine Homebuilding and the #KeepCraftAlive community for their leadership.”

This Emerging Professionals networking opportunity is sponsored by #KeepCraftAlive powered by Fine Homebuilding and Huber Engineered Woods and is free for professionals, but pre-registration is required to attend due to limited availability. See details below:

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Publisher Renee Jordan adds, “Fine Homebuilding is leveraging its multiple media platforms, resources and community connections to bring awareness to the problem, identify the reality and myths of job opportunities, fund educational programs, and celebrate craftsmanship in all its forms as a valuable and honorable lifelong pursuit.”

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

JLC LIVE New England is the premier regional industry event for residential construction. JLC LIVE New England offers three days of educational conference programming featuring sessions on business, construction techniques, sales and marketing, technology and production. Instructors are industry leaders who run very successful businesses, write for trade magazines and who provide valuable and practical information that can be implemented immediately.

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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The McCarthy Group
Tami McCarthy, 212.750.5755 // 917.604.5596