Construction Monthly South Florida 2022
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SOUTH FLORIDA
BUILD EXPO

November 15-16, 2023
Broward County Convention Center

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

Sponsored by
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2022 Exhibitors

Complimentary Keynotes & Classes
Featured Keynotes
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Tom Woodcock
President | Seal the Deal
Selling in the COVID Era
Wednesday, January 5 | 1:15 p.m.-2:15p.m.

Selling in the construction industry during and post COVID is challenging. Some of the tried and true methods are less effective and many new ones are not as effective as they were at the onset. How do you adjust your sales strategy to continue to produce profitable business, increase revenue and even grow in this time period? Giving up on sales is a mistake and will be realized often when it’s too late. What we’ll cover:

  • Is outside sales still relevant
  • Is Zoom the new normal
  • Is face to face selling possible
  • How can you integrate digital selling with traditional selling?

We will dive deep into all these areas and you will come out with a baseline to build a sales plan. Many construction industry related companies are thriving in this climate. This is a chance for you to be one of those experiencing success.

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Networking & Association Use
Thursday, January 6 | 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
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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
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, November 15 | 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.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, November 16 | 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, November 15, 2023
Workshops & Classes

Beating the Price Objection
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Room 1

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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 4

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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

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
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. |

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Jeff Dahdah
Florida Regional Sales Manager | 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.

Google Partner Teaching: Generate More Online Leads With a SEO Driven Website
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 8

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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

Automating your Processes with QuickBooks and Apps for Contractors - Level 1
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 6

Vanessa VasquezVanessa VasquezQuickBooks en Español
Vanessa Vasquez
Consultora y Estratega de Negocios

We are living in a time that requires efficiency and organization. Having tons of paperwork and loose ends that take up your time and effort to grow and be more efficient is not the ideal picture. Join my class and learn all about being financially efficient with QuickBooks and the Apps. Learn what is the right QuickBooks for you and the different apps that are available for your builder's business. Learn the solutions that can completely change your perspective about accounting and project management.

Target Audience: • Architects • Engineers • Designers • General Contractors • Subcontractors • Commercial Builders • Home Builders • Developers • Real Estate Professionals • Building Managers • State Planners • Spec Writers • Government Agencies • Municipalities • Facility Managers • Property Management Firms • Military/ Corp. of Engineers • and any business owner in the construction industry

Introduction to Construction Cost Estimating
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 5

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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 8

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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

Automatizando Tus Procesos con QuickBooks y Aplicaciones para Contratistas - Nivel 1
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 6

Vanessa VasquezVanessa VasquezQuickBooks en Español
Vanessa Vasquez
Consultora y Estratega de Negocios

Vivimos en una época que requiere eficiencia y organización. Tener toneladas de papeleo y cabos sueltos que requieren su tiempo y esfuerzo para crecer y ser más eficientes no es la imagen ideal. Únase a mi clase y aprenda todo sobre cómo ser financieramente eficiente con QuickBooks y las aplicaciones. Aprenda a configurar su QuickBooks correctamente y las diferentes aplicaciones que están disponibles para su negocio de Construcción. Conozca las soluciones que pueden cambiar completamente su perspectiva sobre la contabilidad y el manejo de proyectos.

Audiencia: • Arquitectos • Ingenieros • Diseñadores • Contratistas generales • Subcontratistas • Constructores comerciales • Constructores de viviendas • Desarrolladores • Profesionales inmobiliarios • Gerentes de edificios • Planificadores estatales • Escritores de especificaciones • Agencias gubernamentales • Municipios • Gerentes de instalaciones • Firmas de administración de propiedades • Militares / Corporación de Ingenieros • y cualquier dueño de negocio en la industria de la construcción

Thursday, November 16, 2023
Workshops & Classes

Common Construction Sales Mistakes
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Room 1

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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.

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

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Jeff Dahdah
Florida Regional Sales Manager | 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.

Implementing QuickBooks and Apps for Contractors - Level 2
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 6

Vanessa VasquezVanessa VasquezQuickBooks en Español
Vanessa Vasquez
Consultora y Estratega de Negocios

Learn how to be efficient with the tools and resources available for automation. When you finish this class, you will know how to use QuickBooks, how to properly set up QuickBooks, and how to troubleshoot for proper job profitability reporting. Join me to unfold the world of apps and how they work for your benefit. Understand the ecosystem available for you and how you can be more productive right now.

Target Audience: • Architects • Engineers • Designers • General Contractors • Subcontractors • Commercial Builders • Home Builders • Developers • Real Estate Professionals • Building Managers • State Planners • Spec Writers • Government Agencies • Municipalities • Facility Managers • Property Management Firms • Military/ Corp. of Engineers • and any business owner in the construction industry

Contractor's Cash Flow: Preparation and Management
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 5

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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

Google Partner Teaching: Generate More Online Leads With a SEO Driven Website
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 8

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

Implementando QuickBooks y Aplicaciones para Contratistas - Nivel 2
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 6

Vanessa VasquezVanessa VasquezQuickBooks en Español
Vanessa Vasquez
Consultora y Estratega de Negocios

Aprenda a ser eficiente con las herramientas y los recursos disponibles para la automatización. Cuando termine esta clase, sabrá cómo usar QuickBooks, cómo configurar correctamente QuickBooks y cómo solucionar problemas para obtener informes adecuados de rentabilidad por proyectos. Únase a mí para descubrir el mundo de las aplicaciones y cómo funcionan para su beneficio. Comprenda el ecosistema disponible para usted y cómo puede ser más productivo en este momento.

Audiencia: • Arquitectos • Ingenieros • Diseñadores • Contratistas generales • Subcontratistas • Constructores comerciales • Constructores de viviendas • Desarrolladores • Profesionales inmobiliarios • Gerentes de edificios • Planificadores estatales • Escritores de especificaciones • Agencias gubernamentales • Municipios • Gerentes de instalaciones • Firmas de administración de propiedades • Militares / Corporación de Ingenieros • y cualquier dueño de negocio en la industria de la construcción