National Buyers Circle

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The National Buyers Circle (NBC) connects top national manufacturers with executive purchasing professionals from America’s 20 largest homebuilding companies.

Now in its seventh year, NBC is unique to PCBC through our exclusive partnership with the Leading Builders of America. An invitation-only event, NBC takes place one day prior to the opening of PCBC. National buyers in attendance are given full access to PCBC and remain active on the exhibit floor during both days of the show.

Buying teams from 16 of the 20 member companies in the Leading Builders of America will participate and meet to identify new opportunities and solidify relationships. 
National Buyers Circle is a one-of-a-kind event in the industry considering the amount of big builders in one room, at the same time. It would take months or more than a year to meet with all of them individually given schedule coordination and travel.
Paul Ehmke, Director of Builder Development, Schlage Lock Company

2019 NBC Advisory Committee

  • Neil Baxter, VP of Purchasing Western Divisions, Toll Brothers
  • Tony Callahan, VP National Purchasing, Shea Homes
  • Troy DeGraff, Corporate Director of Operations & Supply Chain, Woodside Homes
  • Kellee Hansen, National PurchasingManager, Lennar
  • Carol Thompson, Director - Strategic Sourcing, Taylor Morrison

Participation Criteria

As we head into our seventh year, we are continuing our criteria that was implemented at the 2017 event for participation from our manufacturers:

  • Participants must be a 2019 exhibitor
  • If a company has participated for three consecutive years, they'll be asked to “sit out” a year to allow other interested companies an opportunity. (But, companies who "sit out" may participate during the following year.)
  • Requests from 2019 exhibitors who are new to NBC will be presented to the Key Buyers Advisory Group, who has approval over the participant list

For help comparing the benefits and differences between PCBC's two different buyers programs--the Key Buyers Club and the National Buyers Circle--download our Buyers Program Overview sheet, which outlines the benefits of each event.

Interested in the National Buyers Circle? 

For more information and to inquire about participation in the National Buyers Circle, please contact Ann Bivens, Exhibits Director, at or (916) 325-9300 x 326

2019 Participants

Exhibitors (to date*) Builders (to date*)
Arizona Tile
Boise Cascade Company
Boral Roofing
Carrier Corporation
FX Cabinets Warehouse
GE Appliances, a Haier company
Generation Lighting
Goodman Manufacturing
Mohawk Industries
Schlage Lock Company
Shaw Floors
Simpson Strong-Tie
Sub-Zero Group, Inc.
The Sherwin Williams Company
Vivint Solar
Beazer Homes
Bookfield Residential
David Weekley Homes
KB Home
K.Hovnanian Companies, LLC
MDC Holdings / Richmond American Homes
Meritage Homes
M/I Homes
Perry Homes
Pulte Group
Shea Homes
Taylor Morrison
Toll Brothers
TRI Pointe Group, Inc.
Woodside Homes

*Once finalized, participants will include 21 Exhibitors and 16 Builders.