NAHB Honors Robert August as 2015 Sales and Marketing Educator of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C., – In recognition of his successful efforts to educate builders, remodelers and
other industry professionals on high‐performance and sustainable construction, the National Association
of Home Builders (NAHB) has named Robert August, CSP, CMP, Master CSP, MIRM, the 2015 Sales and
Marketing Educator of the Year.

August is president of North Star Synergies, an executive business development strategy firm in
Centennial, Colo., and teaches a number of classes for sales professionals in the home building industry.
August has served NAHB as chairman of the National Sales and Marketing Council and as president of
the Institute of Residential Marketing.
August’s most recent awards include the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver 2013 Legends
Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sales and Marketing, the 2014 Master Certified New Home Sales
Professional of the Year and the 2014 NAHB Leader in Membership Retention and Recruitment.
“Robert doesn’t just talk about the importance of education. He also works to stay current, and even
ahead, of industry trends so he can better teach the home builders, remodelers and other industry
professionals who take these classes,” said 2015 NAHB Education Chair Tom Stephani, CAPS, CGP, CGR,
GMB and MIRM, an Illinois custom home builder and instructor.
August and other leading industry professionals were recognized on Jan. 18 at the Designation
Achievement Reception just before the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.
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ABOUT NAHB. The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington‐based trade association
representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily
construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product
manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated
with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will
construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.

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