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DALLAS BUILD EXPO

April 12-13, 2023 | Dallas Market Hall

Exhibit Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Classes Start at 9:30 a.m. Each Day

Sponsored by
Construction Monthly Magazine
Platinum Sponsor of the Dallas Build Expo
Restoration Nation
2023 Exhibitors

Complimentary Keynotes & Classes
Featured Keynotes
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Sales
Tom Woodcock
President | Seal the Deal
Selling Thru a Tough Economy
Wednesday, April 12 | 1:15 p.m.-2:15p.m.

We’re seeing volatile pricing formats, supply chain interruption and rising interest rates. This usually ends in tough economic conditions, resulting in construction industry challenges. Knowing the best way to stay ahead of these changes and keep your business moving forward is difficult. We’ll look at the methods successful contractors use to weather shifting economic conditions. We’ll cover:

  1. Increasing your portion of the market pie
  2. Getting a competitive advantage
  3. Managing customer expectations
  4. Structuring your sales effort
  5. How to balance sales and marketing efforts

You’ll come away from this session with a better understanding of what it will take to grow in both revenue and profitability in these times. Sales is the most important aspect of your business. Everything else simply follows that lead.

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Networking & Association Use
Thursday, April 13 | 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
In this class we will layout how to determine what associations to join, how to work them and get business from your involvement. The single greatest way to find grouped customers and network contacts is right in your backyard association! Work them to the fullest and you'll never make a cold call again!
Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Speaker Bio
Scott BeebeBusiness On Purpose
Project Management
Scott Beebe
Founder & Head Coach | Business on Purpose
Material And Pricing Clarity: 3 Steps Every Homebuilder And Remodeler Owner Can Implement To Restore Business F.I.T.ness In A World Of Chaos
Wednesday, April 12 | 11:15 a.m.-12:15p.m.

Windows that used to take 7 days in 2020 now take 7 months…maybe.  Plywood that costs $11 now demands over $70!  Volatility is the new certainty, and contractors must create the discipline to develop a different level of fitness in their business in order to navigate these new waters, with a more robust ship.  

This life-changing and engaging 45 minute talk won’t waste your time in empty market predictions, but instead will provide you the tools to build a better business that allows you to navigate a new business reality.   

You will be equipped to beat chaos with predictability, and to build a business that weathers volatile changes, and makes time for what matters most. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn The 3 Foundational Layers Of EVERY Contracting Business 
  2. Discover The 4 steps all business owners must commit to…regardless of size or scope
  3. Uncover The Secret To A Well-Oiled Culture
Target Audience: Homebuilders, Remodelers, Contractors
Recruiting And Hiring: The 4 Systems Every Homebuilder And Remodeler Owner Needs To Build The Right People That Builds The Right Business
Thursday, April 13 | 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

People, people, people!  How do we find the right people to hire?  How do we find ANY people to hire?  

The Boomers retired early, and the emerging generations are much more selective in the work they choose.  How can you find the right people, recruit them the right way, share the right vision, and then onboard them the right way that aligns with the right mission?  

This life-changing and engaging 45 minute talk pulls from our work with hundreds of contractor owners that led to our proprietary and proven roadmap.

This roadmap will equip you to beat chaos with predictability, and to build the team that will build the business to make time for what matters most.

Target Audience: Homebuilders, Remodelers, Contractors
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Scott Specht
Founder & Principal | Specht Architects
House of the Future
Wednesday, August 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Scott Specht, founder of AIA Award-Winning firm Specht Architects, will give an interesting and humorous talk about the history of the “House of the Future.” This will cover unusual ideas from the 1920s through the 1970’s of how we’d be living in the future of 2020. Scott will cover the strange building techniques that these visionaries thought we’d be using, including spray-foam structures, bolt-together fiberglass shells, and even inflatable bubble homes.

Scott will also talk about what the true home of the future will encompass looking forward, covering the newer ideas of lighting, home automation, and architecture.
Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Speaker Bio
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Laura Britt
Founder & Principal | Britt Design Group
The Everchanging Shift for Multifamily Design Post-COVID-19
Thursday, August 12 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
2020 forced us to pivot quickly and learn to be productive working from home. Many companies have found their employees enjoy this flexibility and value more time at home. Because of this, we predict we'll see the rise in the focus of the home as a workspace as well as a deeper emphasis on health and wellness. As the work from home trend is here to stay, it will be increasingly important to take all that comes with that into account in post-pandemic design. Amenities like large business centers, community gathering areas, and gyms and wellness centers will be key in creating functional and enjoyable live/work environments.
Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Speaker Bio
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Workshops & Classes

Beating the Price Objection
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. |

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Sales
Tom Woodcock
President | Seal the Deal
This topic deals specifically with the pressure to always be low. Learn the sales tools necessary to get the inside track in the bidding process. The goal being to consistently win projects and raise profitability on those projects. The most common mis-takes made in bidding are revealed and countered.

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers

Don't Kill your Golden Goose-Lawsuit Protection, Tax Reduction & Estate Planning Strategies to Protect & Perpetuate your Business
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room D 161

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Larry Oxenham
Speaker, Trainer | American Society for Asset Protection

Discover the tools you can use to become invincible to lawsuits, save thousands in taxes, and achieve financial peace of mind. By the end of the presentation you will know how to:

  1. Protect 100% of your assets from lawsuits. You will learn how to make yourself so unattractive to a plaintiff attorney that they will never pursue a lawsuit against you.

  2. Save thousands of dollars each year in taxes. You will learn five tax reduction strategies most people fail to utilize, which could save you more than $10,000 each year in taxes.

  3. Avoid probate and eliminate all estate taxes.

    You will be taken through a checklist of items that are important to every estate and business succession plan. You will learn what you should be doing now to prepare for successful business and estate secession.


Target Audience: Builders and Contractors

Google Partner Teaching: Generate More Online Leads With a SEO Driven Website
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room D 169

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Joshua Ramsey
Marketing & Communications Strategist | Strategic Point Marketing

This Class offers Live training, Q&A, and unfiltered discussions on how to…

  • Increase your lead flow
  • Building your website properly
  • INDEFFINATELY rank higher on Google
  • Break through the clutter of competitors and increase sales
  • Ad Agency / marketing company tricks to watch out for

Attendees will receive access to free marketing tools and reports.
To get the maximum out of this class, bring your laptop or username and passwords to your Analytics, Google Tools, website or anything similar.

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Retaining Good Employees: How Homebuilders, Remodelers, and GC’s Can Implement A Predictable Process To Keep The Right Team
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

Scott BeebeBusiness On Purpose
Business Management
Scott Beebe
Founder & Head Coach | Business on Purpose

1 out of every 4 employees left their jobs in 2021…most voluntarily.  The talent squeeze that contractors feel is predicted to continue well into the future.  

What is true for sales, namely that repeat customers are far easier to come by than new customers, is also true for employees; retaining and growing existing employees is far easier and more effective than trying to find new ones.

This life-changing, 45 minute workshop will equip your leadership toolbelt with practical, take-home tools to provide for your team that allows each person to thrive in their role, grow to new roles, and align with the mission that you have laid out.

You will be equipped to beat chaos with predictability, and to build a business that weathers volatile changes, and makes time for what matters most.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the 3 layers of purpose that must be written and share frequently
  2. Discover the 4 tools every existing employee will need to know, see, and hear to gain enthusiastic, long term buy-in 
  3. Uncover The Secret To A Well-Oiled Culture

Target Audience: Homebuilders, Remodelers, Contractors

PVC101 – The Benefits & Uses of Cellular PVC - 1.0 AIA Credit
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

Jon DeweeseVersatex
AIA
Jon Deweese
Market Development Specialist | Versatex Building Products

Upon completion of this course, architects and participants will understand:

  • Properties of cellular PVC
  • Cellular PVC micro-ingredients
  • Key differences between high and low-quality cellular PVC
  • Ease of use and adaptability
  • Common and unique end-use applications
  • Painting, staining, and laminating options
  • PVC’s contributions to Sustainability
  • Properties of Cellular PVC Trim
  • Are all cellular PVC Trims the same?
  • Working With PVC
  • Uses & Applications
    1. Residential – Exterior & Interior
    2. Commercial
    3. Multi-Family
    4. Historical Preservation
  • Dark paint technology for cellular PVC trim
  • New trim surface technology - Film Laminates
  • PVC’s contribution to Sustainability

Target Audience: Builders, Contractors and Architects in Commercial and Residential applications.

Internet 101 for Contractors
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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Web Marketing
Steve Weber
CEO | ZDigital, LLC

Not sure what to do about your online presence? The Internet has changed consumer behavior. Your potential customers are looking for you online. (Yes, even your referrals!) Can they easily find you? If they can, are they getting a current and professional image of your business? In this informative and casual session, you will learn what matters today and how to use the Internet to build your business - bring your questions!

  • How much do websites cost?
  • The basics of an effective website
  • Why you need a website even if you’re busy
  • How Google works and what's new in search
  • SEO - Search Engine Optimization made simple
  • Q&A: Ask what you want. Learn from an industry veteran

Target Audience: Contractors, Home Builders, Architects, and Small Business Owners

Manage Your Jobs More Profitably - From Estimating to Job Costing and Invoicing
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room D 167

Eric FortenberryJobTread Software
Eric Fortenberry
Founder and CEO | JobTread

In today’s highly competitive market, it’s more important than ever to be on top of your numbers. If you can’t price your jobs accurately and don’t have a great process for managing your costs throughout the job, you’re setting yourself up for failure. During this presentation, we’ll discuss common pitfalls, cover lessons learned from real-world experiences, and provide actionable takeaways to improve your processes for everything from estimating to bidding, job costing, purchase orders, vendor bills, customer invoicing, and more.

 Three Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the common pitfalls for why businesses don’t hit their target profits
  • Get better insights on pricing your jobs and the difference between markup and margin
  • Identify new business processes you can incorporate into your business

Target Audience: Builders, Contractors, Remodelers, Specialty Contractors, Business Owners

Introduction to Construction Cost Estimating
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room D 168

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Saleh Mubarak
Author, Public Speaker & Trainer
Cost estimating is arguably the most important function in construction project management. It may be indeed the difference between winning and losing. The seminar briefly covers the principles of construction cost estimating, direct vs indirect costs, detailed vs approximate estimates, and more.

Target Audience: Builders and Contractors

Under 10 Minutes – Chief Marketing Officer will give you a Step-By-Step Marketing Plan
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room D 169

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Joshua Ramsey
Marketing & Communications Specialist | Strategic Point Marketing

In under 10 minutes Fractional CMO, Joshua Ramsey, will give you a marketing plan that he guarantees, if followed, will boost your business over the next 90 days!

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

A Better Way to Manage Your Jobs From Start to Finish - JobTread Demo 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room D 167

Eric FortenberryJobTread Software
Eric Fortenberry
Founder and CEO | JobTread

JobTread brings your entire business together in one software. It's the easiest way to get organized, win your time back, and increase your profits. JobTread is packed with many powerful features you’ll love to improve the way you manage your business.

  • Sales & Estimating - Win more jobs in less time
  • Project Management & Scheduling - Stay on time and on budget
  • Finances & Cash Flow - Track job costs, generate invoices, and get paid faster
  • Maximize Profits - Achieve your target profit margins and make more money per job

Now is the time to take your business to the next level. Come learn why so many builders and contractors have given JobTread 5-star reviews and consider adding JobTread to your toolkit.

Target Audience: Builders, Contractors, Remodelers, Specialty Contractors, Business Owners

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Workshops & Classes

Common Construction Sales Mistakes
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. |

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Sales
Tom Woodcock
President | Seal the Deal
Many in the construction industry consistently make the same mistakes that kill their opportunity. There are many common errors and mentalities that hinder sales success. We'll put a light on these problems and give the behaviors that counter them. Make sure your approach to the customer base is the most effective possible. These errors are often made without the contractor even realizing they're making them. This cripples their chances of winning profitable projects.

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers.

Contractor's Cash Flow: Preparation and Management
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room D 168

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Saleh Mubarak
Author, Public Speaker & Trainer

Preparing and managing the contractor's cash flow. What's important for the contractor is not only predicting "how much", but also the timing of the expenses as well as the incoming payments. This helps the contractor both calculate the maximum expected debt (credit line) as well as the time-cost of the money (cost of borrowing). This seminar takes a glance at these topics with some important tips.

Target Audience: Builders and Contractors

PVC101 – The Benefits & Uses of Cellular PVC - 1.0 AIA Credit
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

Jon DeweeseVersatex
AIA
Jon Deweese
Market Development Specialist | Versatex Building Products

Upon completion of this course, architects and participants will understand:

  • Properties of cellular PVC
  • Cellular PVC micro-ingredients
  • Key differences between high and low-quality cellular PVC
  • Ease of use and adaptability
  • Common and unique end-use applications
  • Painting, staining, and laminating options
  • PVC’s contributions to Sustainability
  • Properties of Cellular PVC Trim
  • Are all cellular PVC Trims the same?
  • Working With PVC
  • Uses & Applications
    1. Residential – Exterior & Interior
    2. Commercial
    3. Multi-Family
    4. Historical Preservation
  • Dark paint technology for cellular PVC trim
  • New trim surface technology - Film Laminates
  • PVC’s contribution to Sustainability

Target Audience: Builders, Contractors and Architects in Commercial and Residential applications.

Internet 101 for Contractors
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

Steve WeberImage
Web Marketing
Steve Weber
CEO | ZDigital, LLC

Not sure what to do about your online presence? The Internet has changed consumer behavior. Your potential customers are looking for you online. (Yes, even your referrals!) Can they easily find you? If they can, are they getting a current and professional image of your business? In this informative and casual session, you will learn what matters today and how to use the Internet to build your business - bring your questions!

  • How much do websites cost?
  • The basics of an effective website
  • Why you need a website even if you’re busy
  • How Google works and what's new in search
  • SEO - Search Engine Optimization made simple
  • Q&A: Ask what you want. Learn from an industry veteran

Target Audience: Contractors, Home Builders, Architects, and Small Business Owners

Manage Your Jobs More Profitably - From Estimating to Job Costing and Invoicing
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room D 167

Eric FortenberryJobTread Software
Eric Fortenberry
Founder and CEO | JobTread

In today’s highly competitive market, it’s more important than ever to be on top of your numbers. If you can’t price your jobs accurately and don’t have a great process for managing your costs throughout the job, you’re setting yourself up for failure. During this presentation, we’ll discuss common pitfalls, cover lessons learned from real-world experiences, and provide actionable takeaways to improve your processes for everything from estimating to bidding, job costing, purchase orders, vendor bills, customer invoicing, and more.

 Three Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the common pitfalls for why businesses don’t hit their target profits
  • Get better insights on pricing your jobs and the difference between markup and margin
  • Identify new business processes you can incorporate into your business

Target Audience: Builders, Contractors, Remodelers, Specialty Contractors, Business Owners

Google Partner Teaching: Generate More Online Leads With a SEO Driven Website
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room D 169

Joshua RamseyImage
Joshua Ramsey
Marketing & Communications Strategist | Strategic Point Marketing

This Class offers Live training, Q&A, and unfiltered discussions on how to…

  • Increase your lead flow
  • Building your website properly
  • INDEFFINATELY rank higher on Google
  • Break through the clutter of competitors and increase sales
  • Ad Agency / marketing company tricks to watch out for

Attendees will receive access to free marketing tools and reports.
To get the maximum out of this class, bring your laptop or username and passwords to your Analytics, Google Tools, website or anything similar.

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

A Better Way to Manage Your Jobs From Start to Finish - JobTread Demo 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room D 167

Eric FortenberryJobTread Software
Eric Fortenberry
Founder and CEO | JobTread

JobTread brings your entire business together in one software. It's the easiest way to get organized, win your time back, and increase your profits. JobTread is packed with many powerful features you’ll love to improve the way you manage your business.

  • Sales & Estimating - Win more jobs in less time
  • Project Management & Scheduling - Stay on time and on budget
  • Finances & Cash Flow - Track job costs, generate invoices, and get paid faster
  • Maximize Profits - Achieve your target profit margins and make more money per job

Now is the time to take your business to the next level. Come learn why so many builders and contractors have given JobTread 5-star reviews and consider adding JobTread to your toolkit.

Target Audience: Builders, Contractors, Remodelers, Specialty Contractors, Business Owners