At its core, Battle of the Build is a grassroots workforce development outreach of the Johnson City Area Home Builders Association that seeks to build connections between local students, teachers, employers and those who have made careers in manufacturing, trades, and supporting businesses.
Area High Schools compete by planning and building a project and then present their completed entry to judges from the building industry across the nation. JCAHBA members act as mentors to their assigned school during the process. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places based on the 5 categories; presentation, build quality, finish quality, creativity, and complexity.
Prizes are also presented for Popular Vote and a very special Chairmans Choice Award that will be presented to the project selected by the Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Home Builders. We have added a NEW award this year that will be chosen by the members of Johnson City Area Home Builders Association. We look forward to seeing which project wins the JCAHBA Builders Choice Award!
We’ve been building connections for 4 years with the annual Battle of the Build event. Click to view past years’ projects.
Participating CTE/CCTE Departments and their Sponsors for the 2022 Eastman Credit Union Battle of the Build are:
*Carter County Schools co-sponsored by Foxfire Builders and TPI Corporation
*Chuckey-Doak High School sponsored by JD Metals
*Daniel Boone High School co-sponsored by Deakins Enterprises and Mullins Company
*David Crockett High School co-sponsored by Holston Valley Hardscapes and Widener Insurance Agency
*Johnson County High School co-sponsored by Climate Controllers and Richards Building Supply
*Science Hill High School co-sponsored by Firm Foundation Construction and TPI Corporation
*Sullivan East High School sponsored by Absolute Granite & Cabinetry
*Tennessee High School sponsored by Garland Family Partnership/Garland Farm Estates
*Unicoi County High School sponsored by Orth Homes
*West Ridge High School co-Sponsored by Begley Development, Egan Construction,
Patterson Homes, and Trumark Construction
A special THANK YOU goes out to ALL of our 2022 Eastman Credit Union Battle of the Build Sponsors.
Without their support and commitment to the success of this program, we could not do it.
Together #weBUILDconnections and #weBUILDcommunities.
Eastman Credit Union
First Place Sponsor(s):
Mitch Cox Construction and Universal Development Corporation
Second Place Sponsor:
Third Place Sponsor:
Chairman’s Choice Award Sponsor:
Builders First Source
JCAHBA Builder’s Choice Award Sponsor:
Northeast State Community College
Popular Vote Award Sponsor:
East Tenn Rent-Alls and Bobcat of the Mountain Empire
Battle to Build Your Future Sponsor(s) to date:
City of Johnson City, Waste Management Department, The News & Neighbor, The Business Journal, Derby Publishing Group, and ZenHammer