National Buyers Circle

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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

Now in its sixth 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 13 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

2017 Participants

Exhibitors Builders
84 Lumber Company
Arizona Tile
Boral Roofing
ClosetMaid Corporation
Collins TruWood Siding & Trim
Gerber Plumbing Fixtures
Emser Tile
Generation Brands
Goodman Manufacturing
LP Building Products
Ply Gem
Pro-Flash Building Solutions Inc.
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Schluter Systems
Schneider Electric
Wayne Dalton 
Beazer Homes
Brookfield Residential
CalAtlantic Homes
David Weekley Homes
KB Home
MDC Holdings, Inc./
Richmond American Homes
Meritage Homes
M/I Homes
Pulte Group
Taylor Morrison
The New Home Company
Toll Brothers
TriPointe Group, Inc.
Woodside Homes

2018 NBC Advisory Committee

  • Troy DeGraff, Corporate Director of Operations & Supply Chain, Woodside Homes
  • Royal Erickson, Director of National Strategic Sourcing, Meritage Homes
  • Kemp Gillis, National VP of Purchasing and Field Operations, CalAtlantic Homes
  • Kellee Hansen, Sr. Director of National Purchasing, KB Home
  • Patrick Polk, National Purchasing, MDC Holdings, Inc./Richmond American Homes
  • Joe Sabella, National Purchasing Manager, Lennar
  • Carol Thompson, Director - Strategic Sourcing, Taylor Morrison
  • Kevin Wilson, VP Purchasing & National Accounts, TRI Pointe Group, Inc.

Participation Criteria

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

  • Participants must be a 2018 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 2018 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, Director of Exhibits, at or (916) 325-9300 x 326