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HOUSTON BUILD EXPO

June 8-9, 2022 | NRG Park Center (Hall E1/E3)

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

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Platinum Sponsor
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2022 Exhibitors

Complimentary Keynotes & Classes
Featured Keynotes
Scott BeebeBusiness On Purpose
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, June 8 | 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, June 9 | 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the one culprit that keeps us from experience the deep work and flow that we want but can’t see to find
  2. Discover the 4 systems that all business owners must implement…regardless of size or scope
  3. Uncover the secret to a great culture that keeps and promotes great people
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
Laura BrittImage
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
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Tom Woodcock
President | Seal the Deal
Selling Thru a Tough Economy
Wednesday, June 8 | 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, June 9 | 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
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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
Laura BrittImage
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, June 8, 2022
Workshops & Classes

Beating the Price Objection
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Room 604

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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 602

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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 603

Joshua RamseyImage
Joshua Ramsey
Marketing & Communications Strategist | Strategic Point Marketing
Google recently updated a 12yr old algorithm.
If you don't learn about this update your website will be obsolete.

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

Introduction to Construction Cost Estimating
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 601

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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

Make Your Business A Lead Generation Machine
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 606

Joshua ErazoVital Utility
Joshua Erazo
CEO | Vital Utility

Free Tips how to generate leads from your website, social media & much more.

Target Audience: Essential Businesses

Manage Your Jobs More Profitably - From Estimating to Job Costing and Invoicing
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 600

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

Green Business Certifications and Programs 1.0 GBCI General CE Credit
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 608

Sarah AndrewsLEED USGBC
Sarah Andrews
LEED AP BD+C, USGBC Faculty

This workshop provides LEED practitioners, project teams, service providers, and developers an overview of the expanding suite of tools offered by the Green Business Certification Inc. Learn about the tools for market transformation: LEED, Arc, WELL, SITES, PEER, Parksmart, TRUE, and LEED for Cities. Receive an overview on each of the green building offerings that builds upon your knowledge of LEED. Discover tools and resources for advancing green buildings, communities and cities as part of your green business strategy. No matter the type, size, scope, or life-cycle phase of your project, GBCI has a system than can work for you.

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

Lightning Protection System Design 1.0 PDH/CEU HSW Credit
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 605

Chuck CooleyHicks Lighting Protection
Chuck Cooley
Hicks Lighting Protection | Business Development

The purpose of this presentation is to provide electrical engineers, architects, and contractors with the training necessary to understand the fundamentals of facility electrical protection related to Commercial & Industrial applications.

This 1 hour presentation provides an overview of electrical grounding, bonding, and lightning protection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the design principles of lightning protection
  • Define what a lightning protection system is
  • Explain how lightning is formed
  • Identify the different ways one can be struck by lightning
  • Use and understand the Risk Assessment in NFPA® 780
  • List the various lightning protection standards
  • Understand the inspection and maintenance of a lightning protection system
  • Discuss UL and LPI Inspection Process

Target Audience: Architects, Engineers, and Contractors

From Amateur to Unforgettable
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 607

Tabitha ThomasBoxBrownie
Tabitha Thomas
General Manager | BoxBrownie.com

In this 1 hour presentation General Manager of BoxBrownie.com, Tabitha Thomas, will walk you through the ways to harness the power of visual marketing to increase interest and sell properties faster! 

 BoxBrownie.com is fast, reliable, and provides an affordable convenient service to help clients achieve professional photos in no time at all. The system is easy to use and with a 24-hour guarantee, top-quality edited photos are within reach.

Target Audience: Construction Business Owners

Electronic Payments 101
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 609

Tony DeBrunoScore Processing
Tony DeBruno
V.P. Strategic Partnerships, Score Processing | Score Financial Services

An inside look and accepting electronic payments - Credit Cards, Debit Cards, E-Checks, ACH, etc.

Using technology to simplify paying vendors and suppliers electronically.

Target Audience: Business Owners, Operations, Financial Managers

Overview of LEED v4.1 Toolkit- 1.0 GBCI General CE Credit
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 608

Sarah AndrewsLEED USGBC
Sarah Andrews
LEED AP BD+C, USGBC Faculty

This presentation will provide participants an insight into LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, O+M and the information needed to pursue certification. The focus will be on understanding the goals and outcomes of the newest update to the LEED rating systems, LEED v4.1, which incorporates lessons learned from LEED v4 project teams to update performance thresholds and reference standards.

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

Introduction to Integrated Lighting Design - 1.0 AIA Credit
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 605

Luis CortesEcho Workshop
Luis Cortes
CEO | Echo Workshop

Lighting plays a key role in any room design, whether you’re considering how to showcase a piece of art or how to set a scene for an intimate dinner party  - the ways in which lighting can affect the feel of the room are undoubtable. What many may not realize is how technology can enhance and even simplify a home’s lighting plan. Attendees will walk away from this course with an understanding of the variety of lighting design techniques that can be streamlined with the use of technology. Additionally, attendees will gain insight on how light quality is determined and how it plays into overall lighting design plans.

Target Audience: Architects and Engineers

Under 10 Minutes – Chief Marketing Officer will give you a Step-By-Step Marketing Plan
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 603

Joshua RamseyImage
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

Quickbooks for Contractors - Beginner
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 601

Sam HallburnSAM
Sam Hallburn
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor | PBS Accounting and Tax Solutions

This class is an overview of how contractors can utilize the QuickBooks functionality to facilitate job costing, payroll, receivables and the overall benefits of either the online or desktop applications.

Target Audience: Contractors, Subcontractors, and anyone curious about the features & benefits of QuickBooks.

A Better Way to Manage Your Jobs From Start to Finish - JobTread Demo 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 600

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

3 Proven Ways to Overcome Supply Chain Issues & Avoid Delays
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 604

Max MayesContractors Code
Max Mayes
President | Contractors Code

3 Proven ways for construction professionals to avoid supply chain issues they currently face without being overwhelmed, experiencing slow downs, or overspending on jobs.

  1. How to defeat supply chain issues before they defeat you, so you don't lose profit, jobs, or time
  2. How to leverage the supply chain climate as a competitive advantage, so you can stand out from other contractors in your market
  3. How to leverage other construction professions to help you overcome this unpredictable climate, so you don't have to waste your resources

Target Audience: Remodeling or new construction contractors that are facing supply chain issues or want to figure out how to leverage their new skill to defeat the supply chain issues as a market advantage

Retaining Good Employees: How Homebuilders, Remodelers, and GC’s Can Can Implement A Predictable Process To Keep The Right Team
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 602

Scott BeebeBusiness On Purpose
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

ERC a CARES Act stimulus - has your business qualified?
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 606

Hawley WoodsImage
Hawley Woods
Managing Vice President | ERC Specialist and Appreciation Financial

The ERC program was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as part of the federal government’s relief program to encourage and reward business owners that retain employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently the policy was amended to enable business owners to qualify for ERC tax credits even if they received PPP loans. The time-period the program covers was also extended from March 22, 2020, to December 31, 2021.  Small businesses with less than 500 employees may qualify for up to $26,000/employee

Target Audience: Business Owners, Managers, Payroll and HR Managers,  Businesses with less than 500 W2 employees

HVAC Systems for High-Performance Homes - 1.0 AIA Credit
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 607

Voya MilasinovicMITSUBISHI_ELECTRIC
Voya Milasinovic
Manager, Performance Construction | Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC

Designing clean and efficient Home Comfort Systems for today’s home buyer. From indoor air quality, to zoned comfort, power backup, and incorporating renewable energy.

Target Audience: Architects, Designers, Raters, and Builders, Custom and Semi-Custom Specifically, as well as MultiFamily.

Thursday, June 9, 2022
Workshops & Classes

Common Construction Sales Mistakes
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Room 604

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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 601

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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

Offering Consumer Loans
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 609

Tony DeBrunoScore Processing
Tony DeBruno
V.P. Strategic Partnerships, Score Processing | Score Financial Services

A look at ways to close more business by offering consumer loans for your residential projects.

Target Audience: Business Owners, Operations, Financial Managers

Does Your Website Communicate “The Sales Language”?
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 606

Joshua ErazoVital Utility
Joshua Erazo
CEO | Vital Utility

No leads coming to your website. Why? Your website could lack this important step into Lead Generation.

 In my seminar we will go over the following:

  • Good content that communicates “The Sales Language”
  • Video Production that impacts your audience
  • Funnels that actually work
  • Advertising Techniques On Google My Business & Facebook
  • Google My Business Tips

Target Audience: Essential Businesses

Lightning Protection System Design 1.0 PDH/CEU HSW Credit
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 605

Chuck CooleyHicks Lighting Protection
Chuck Cooley
Hicks Lighting Protection | Business Development

The purpose of this presentation is to provide electrical engineers, architects, and contractors with the training necessary to understand the fundamentals of facility electrical protection related to Commercial & Industrial applications.

This 1 hour presentation provides an overview of electrical grounding, bonding, and lightning protection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the design principles of lightning protection
  • Define what a lightning protection system is
  • Explain how lightning is formed
  • Identify the different ways one can be struck by lightning
  • Use and understand the Risk Assessment in NFPA® 780
  • List the various lightning protection standards
  • Understand the inspection and maintenance of a lightning protection system
  • Discuss UL and LPI Inspection Process

Target Audience: Architects, Engineers, and Contractors

Manage Your Jobs More Profitably - From Estimating to Job Costing and Invoicing
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 600

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 603

Joshua RamseyImage
Joshua Ramsey
Marketing & Communications Strategist | Strategic Point Marketing
Google recently updated a 12yr old algorithm.
If you don't learn about this update your website will be obsolete.

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

Quickbooks for Contractors - Advanced
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 601

Sam HallburnSAM
Sam Hallburn
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor | PBS Accounting and Tax Solutions

This class is an overview of how contractors can utilize the QuickBooks functionality to facilitate job costing, payroll, receivables and the overall benefits of either the online or desktop applications.

Target Audience: Contractors, Subcontractors, and anyone curious about the features & benefits of QuickBooks.

Modern Materials for Traditional Neighborhoods - 1 LU, HSW/AIA 1 LU, APA
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 602

Fernando Pages RuizVinyl Siding Institute
Fernando Pagés Ruiz
Consultant | Vinyl Siding Institute

The session involves a brief discussion of the basic how-and-why of traditional neighborhoods, including iconic platting elements like small front yards and public spaces, and the design of individual units with an eye on the block-face to achieve harmonious streetscapes. This program will touch on various elements of sustainability, Green, OSHA requirements, fire safety, wind load, and other general code matters associated with vinyl siding and trim.

Target Audience: Architects and Developers

Proper Planning for Residential Electronic Systems - 1.0 AIA Credit
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 605

Luis CortesEcho Workshop
Luis Cortes
CEO | Echo Workshop

This course details the process used by Technology Integrators during the project planning, design, and installation phases of the electronic systems. Attendees will learn why it’s important to include Integrators from the start to the finish of new construction or remodeling.

Target Audience: Architects and Engineers

How to create certainty in your sales process so you can predictability and profitably sell jobs
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 604

Max MayesContractors Code
Max Mayes
President | Contractors Code
  1. How to attract high-paying, high-quality customers without having to spend money on ads
  2. How to create a predictable and profitable sales system so you and your customers know what to expect
  3. How to leverage the construction and design experience to get the increase profit and customer satisfaction, so every job is as profitable as possible and the customer is as happy as possible 

Target audience: Contractors, architects, designers, that want to create an improved sales experience

A Better Way to Manage Your Jobs From Start to Finish - JobTread Demo 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 600

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

Payroll Credits  - What is available and are you receiving the max credits
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 606

Hawley WoodsImage
Hawley Woods
Managing Vice President | ERC Specialist and Appreciation Financial

Self Insured Medical Expense Reimbursement Program, our team will help your business find payroll taxes that you can redirect towards your employees’ benefits.  The redirected funds can go into benefits such as life insurance, dental, vision, long-term care, cancer, and heart policies, and cafeteria/125 plans.

Target Audience: Business Owners, Managers, Payroll and HR Managers,  Businesses with less than 500 W2 employees

HVAC Systems for High-Performance Homes - 1.0 AIA Credit
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 607

Voya MilasinovicMITSUBISHI_ELECTRIC
Voya Milasinovic
Manager, Performance Construction | Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC

Designing clean and efficient Home Comfort Systems for today’s home buyer. From indoor air quality, to zoned comfort, power backup, and incorporating renewable energy.

Target Audience: Architects, Designers, Raters, and Builders, Custom and Semi-Custom Specifically, as well as MultiFamily.