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NAHB at Penn State

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association whose broad mission is to enhance the climate for housing, homeownership and the residential building industry.

A federation of more than 800 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members nationwide. About one-third of NAHB’s members are home builders and/or remodelers. The others are associates working in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials.

Since its inception in the early 1940s, NAHB has served as “the voice of America’s housing industry.” Its primary goals are to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent.

The NAHB Student Chapters program is dedicated to enriching the educational experience of students by offering them first-hand exposure to the real world of the building industry through NAHB membership, educational programming, and networking opportunities.

Penn State NAHB Student Chapter

The Penn State Student Chapter of NAHB offers Penn State Graduate and Undergraduate students the opportunity to become members of NAHB at an affordable rate. The chapter is active in hosting industry speakers, offering scholarships to members, and participating in events with the local builders association (Builders Association of Central PA). Members also have the opportunity to participate in the NAHB Student Competition.

National Association of Home Builders Student Chapters Logo

2018-19 Officers:

Lauren Lesniakowski, President
Mark DuBree, Jr., Vice President
David Gawryla, Secretary
Drew Kreamer, Treasurer



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304