Our Sponsors

Brian Wilson
Dwayne Montoya

Board Leadership

Chair: Stephanie Graham, TRI Pointe Homes, 303-906-1466
Co-Chair: Katie Karpovage, Starwood Land Ventures, 303-858-9997
Secretary: Kelly Stark, TRI Pointe Homes, 303-802-1512
Treasurer: Chris Armenta, Harrison Home Systems
2018 Board of Directors

"We see a healthy dichotomy of members in this group: one part made up of professionals who are new to the industry; and the other being made up of young leaders looking to move to the next level of their career. Ultimately, all members will come together to advance their careers in the homebuilding industry." - Lauren Karsh, Denver YLC Founding Member and 2017 YLC Chair 

Young Leaders Council Info
Annual Member Dues
Membership Requirements
Membership in the council is open to all HBA members under the age of 40.
Application / Brochure
Download Application / Brochure, fill out the application and send it with the fee to the HBA. 


About the Young Leaders Council

Our Mission 

The HBA of Metro Denver Young Leaders Council (YLC) is dedicated to promoting, enhancing and supporting young leaders within the home building industry.  We will do this by:
  • Providing professional development resources.
  • Encouraging career development and recognition within the industry.
  • Promoting and supporting community involvement.
  • Providing networking opportunities with leaders in every facet of the industry.

Who We Are

The Young Leaders Council (YLC) is the newest council of the HBA of Metro Denver.  We are in our founding year and are striving to create a vibrant and fun group where we can connect with other young leaders, enhance our careers, and get involved in the community.  Any HBA member under the age of 40 is welcome to join. 

Why Join

If you are new to the building industry or would simply enjoy connecting with other young professionals in building, you should join!  We will feature the following events and resources for our council members:
  • Quarterly BYOB – Buy Your Own Breakfast – Quarterly Networking
  • Quarterly educational event
  • Quarterly “Young Leaders & Libations” Event – Happy Hour & Activities
  • Quarterly “YLC Grub Club” – Leadership and Personal Growth Luncheon
  • Annual recognition with the “Young Leader Award” at the MAME Awards
  • Mentorship Program

Upcoming and Recent Events

The quarterly educational, BYOB, and Grub Club events are open to all members and prospective members of the HBA’s Young Leaders Council.   Membership in the council is open to all HBA members under the age of 40.   We invite and encourage all other HBA members wanting to meet and mingle with Young Leaders Council members to attend these events!

The Young Leaders & Libations are exclusive events for our members!

Upcoming YLC Events:

April 10, 2018 | 8:00am to 5:00pm 
Basics of Building
Build your housing industry expertise by learning about the residential construction process from the ground up!

This course is ideal for those new to the home building industry as well as veteran employees who want to expand their knowledge base. 

Those in housing and construction-related fields: vendors, suppliers, brokers, retailers, REALTORs® and others will learn what it takes to build or remodel a home. This course highlights the information and perspective that associates need to become better industry partners to builders/remodelers. With that knowledge, you will learn how to build more effective and profitable relationships with the builders and remodelers you work with.

April 26, 2018 | 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Young Leaders & Libations at TOP GOLF
Join the Young Leaders Council for our quarterly leisure and relationship building event! Come for fun, libations and great conversation, plus you can show off your best golf swing! The golf environment is relaxed and fun for both novices and experts alike (beginners are welcomed and encouraged).

Two hours of golfing, appetizers and two drink tickets will be provided. What better way to get to know your fellow young leaders and HBA members than with a friendly game of ‘Top Golf’!

May 17, 2018 | 8:00am to 9:30am
BYOB(reakfast) - at Racine's  RSVP Here

May 24, 2018 | 8:00am to 9:30am
Education: Field Fusion - Building Energy Efficient and Code Compliant - Register Here

June 1, 2018 | 8:30am - 10:00am
YLC Member Only Pop Up Event with Jeff Whiton & Chérie Talbert - Register Here

Click this link for a full Calendar of Our Events in 2018 as well as Council Sponsorship Opportunities!