Sunday, November 7, 2004

5-8pm
Conference Registration Open


Monday, November 8, 2004

7am
Conference Registration Open

7-8:30am
Continental Breakfast - all registered attendees

8:30-10:30am
INSURANCE

Bill Pitt, Risk Reduction Advisor, Harold W. Wells & Son, Inc.

  • Most common mistakes in choosing an agent
  • What to look for in the small print to avoid future hassles
  • Where the industry is heading
  • Who's doing what and why

10:30-10:45am
Break

10:45-12pm
WALLS & CEILINGS TRENDS - Q & A Panel

Nick Moretti, Editor, Walls & Ceilings Magazine (Moderator)

Contractors will have the opportunity to pose questions, seek solutions, or simply "get this off my chest." This session will feature our panel of experts, including Danny Bonnell, Sr., Owner, Commercial Systems in SC; Bill Rogers, Executive Director, OPCMIA; Rob Thomas, Owner, rgThomas and W&C Columnist and Michael Gardner, Executive Director, Gypsum Assocation and W&C Columnist. Conference participants will be invited to introduce topics.

12-1pm
Lunch - all registered attendees

1-2pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Millard Fuller, Founder & President, Habitat for Humanity International

*Building Materials for Life, Book Signing

2-3pm
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Ellen Rohr, former Contractor/Author
"Should he stay or should he go"? "How to run your company your way with the "right stuff" people".

2-3pm
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Ellen Rohr, former Contractor/Author
"Should he stay or should he go"? "How to run your company your way with the "right stuff" people".

3-3:15pm
Break

3:15-4:15pm
LEGAL/GOVERNMENT

John Alfs, Cox, Hodgman & Giarmarco
Protecting yourself through intelligent contracts.

4:15-5:15pm
SALES & LEAD MARKETING

Jim Olsztynski, Walls & Ceilings Columnist
100 Smart Business Tips: The best tips for contractors; some you've thought of, some you haven't.

5:30-7pm
Networking Reception - all registered attendees


Tuesday, November 9, 2004

7-8am
Breakfast Buffet - all registered attendees

8-9am
SAFETY

Chip Macdonald, Best Safety LLC
Fall Protection and OSHA Compliance

9-10am
MOLD

Dick Hopkins, J. Dick Hopkins & Associates Inc., and Bryan Barnes, Rogers Townsend & Thomas, P.C.
The remediation and legal issues surrounding mold and mildew.

10-10:10am
Break

10:10-11:10am
LABOR

Frank O'Sullivan, O'Sullivan Associates LTD. Rules and regulations for the workforce, including mutual gains negotiating. Will include time for questions from participants.

11:10-12:10pm
BUILDING CODES

John D'Annunzio, Paragon Roofing Technology
This presentation will discuss current building codes and how they affect contractors, as well as practical application methods for meeting these requirements.