Session 1 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
"Marketing Lessons from Decks and More, Inc." - Frank Pologruto | Decks and More, Inc.
What marketing strategies work and do not work for Decks and More? Decks and More, Inc. has been in business over 20 years and invested over 1.5 million in advertising during that time. There are plenty of lessons learned and Frank will share them all with you!
"The Value of No Outcome" - Spencer Ripley | BarrWood Cabinets
If you disconnect yourself from striving for the outcome, you will increase your chances of closing the sale. This is done by becoming a consultant and not a seller. Focus on the customer and not making the sale.
"Understanding OSHA: For Remodelers" - Mitchell Smith | Pike Consulting Group, LLC
This course is designed to instruct anyone in the Construction Industry on how to Understand OSHA, how it specifically relates to their companies, jobsites and workers per Federal Code. The class begins with a history of the creation of OSHA, how it has changed through the years, why residential contractors are now required to perform more duties with regard to Safety, and OSHA Compliancy on the jobsite.
"Build a Better Business with NARI Accreditation" - Plamena Todorova | NARI National
In this session we will discuss how NARI’s Accredited Remodeling Company (ARC) program can help you implement the essential management elements which are hallmarks of successful remodeling companies. From processes and procedures to crucial documentation that can keep your business out of trouble, the NARI Accredited Remodeling Company Standard can help you identify and build out areas of your business which are lacking and set your company up to scale or for succession.
Session 2 | 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
"Critical Deck Connections for the 2018 IRC" - Brian Blackwood | Simpson Strong Tie
Focusing on the 2018 IRC with Georgia amendments and addressing common misunderstandings of the requirements.
"No Free Work! Charge for Your Design and Planning Work" - Justin Byrd | Ranney Blair Home Renovations
Why and how you should be charging clients for your design and planning work.
"Atlanta Consumer Research Report 2021" - Roselyn Mircio | Cox Media Group
Get a comprehensive look at the independent research conducted in Atlanta which covers how homeowners pick a contractor, who they would use, and their specific plans to remodel in the future.
Session 3 | 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
"Make a PACT for Success in 2022" - Doug Howard | Remodelers Advantage
This program describes how to drive your company to greater success by focusing on each of four critical areas (Processes, Accountability, Communications and Training) and applying proven strategies to get results. There will be particular emphasis on how to use this approach to address the challenges of delays, bottlenecks and production capacity that many remodelers are experiencing in 2022.
"The Future of Healthy Homes" - Brant Hurdelbrink | Velux Skylights
Attendees will learn how daylight and fresh air contribute to both an ideal indoor climate as well as the design trends we’re seeing in modern homes. We’ll also talk about how daylight and fresh air through skylights can help with overall energy efficiency and create healthier living conditions.
"Introduction to the IUPAT" - Frankie Jones | IUPAT District Council 77
Attendees will get an immersive introduction to the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), including which industries are represented, apprenticeship programs, certifications, training, etc.
"Customer Service is Critical for In-home Service Providers" - Chris Lalomia | The Home Service Institute
Customer service training for proactive profitability. Learn training techniques to build company culture and increase both employee retention and customer satisfaction. You'll learn how to setup training and implement it easily. Plus we'll discuss the benefits of consistent training.
Session 4 | 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM
"Why You Should Be Live-Streaming" - Donna Davis | Pro Video Talent
How to use live streaming to build your brand and reach your target market. We'll discuss the advantages of live-streaming today in social media, how to get started on your own, and what your options are if you wanted professional live streaming.
"Monetizing Your Life's Work" - Peter Michelson | Alair Homes
We will be looking at the various options and success stories of how Remodelers have been able to plan and then successfully exit (sell!) their business as part of their retirement plan.
"Payroll, Taxes, and Accounting for Your Business" - Laura Morton, EA | Aprio, LLC
"Deep Dive: Georgia Amendments to the IRC" - Joel Rodriguez | Gwinnett County Inspections Department
In the session you'll learn the background on and hear explanations of the current state code requirements, including the newest proposed amendments.
Session 5 | 2:50 PM - 5:00 PM (with 10-minute break)
Panel Discussion "The Future Outlook of Material Prices and Supply Chain Issues"
featuring industry experts:
Ryan Behan, Cowan Supply
Mark Cantrall, AVI Windows and Doors
Antonette Copeland, Construction Resources
Stephanie Elder, Dove Studio Kitchen & Bath
Gregg Mizerak, Randall Brothers
Larry Peacock, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77
Moderator: Kris Griffin, Prestige Construction & Remodeling, LLC