Pro Tips

JLC Live New England - 2019 Show Preview

Carson Miller
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May 8, 2019

The BuildBook team is heading to Providence, RI next week to attend our first ever JLC Live - New England event. While we aren’t exhibiting this time, we are looking forward to attending sessions, exploring the show, and meeting a lot of other likeminds in the industry.

In advance of the show, we’ve been scouring the schedule to pick the sessions and products we are most looking forward to seeing and hearing about.

While we can’t attend every session, below are 4 we are really looking forward to!

PS - if you are going to be in town, come hang with the BuildBook team and Shawn Van Dyke after the show on Thursday - food, drinks, and some good business talk. Details (and registration) here.

Leadership Boot Camp: Building a Team of Leaders within Your Construction Business—Your Toughest Mission

Who?

Shawn Van Dyke (Website, Twitter, Instagram)

What?

Effective leadership in your construction business starts at the top.  Building a team of leaders requires hard work. In fact, it’s the toughest mission, ‘should you choose to accept it.’

In this special 4-hour Leadership Boot Camp, construction business owners and managers will learn how to build leaders at every level within the organization and why the Leadership Mission matters to the success of your construction business.

Why?

Team building is the most important aspect of running any successful business. But, how do you go about it? Hiring the right people is one thing, but growing them into leaders is yet another. We are excited to hear noted author and speaker Shawn Van Dyke teach his best practices for nailing this essential business skill.

When?

Wednesday, March 27, 8:30-12:30pm

Learn more here.

Job Scheduling Basics

Who?

Mike Patterson (Website, Facebook)

What?

Understanding the key requirements of creating and managing an effective construction schedule, using the Gantt chart method, and an introduction into schedule creation, using dedicated scheduling software.

Why?

Scheduling in construction has so many implications - both for the contractor and for the client. When things change - whether it because of weather, client indecision, or any other reason - it creates a domino effect that can often result in delays and unhappy clients. One big opportunity for improvement is related to client decisions. Educating and reminding clients about their role in keeping a project on schedule can pay huge dividends. I’m not sure if Mike will touch on this in this session or not, but we will find out!

When?

Thursday, March 28, 9:30-12:30pm

Learn more here.

Winning the Contractor Fight

Who?

Tom Reber (Website, Twitter, Instagram)

What?

Achieving success as a home improvement contractor is becoming more and more rare. Contractors are struggling to make a respectable income. They struggle taking control of their time and finding enjoyment in running their businesses. Year after year they grind to find employees, work and a profit.

'Winning The Contractor Fight' is where the transformation begins. Your audience will learn a different way to think about themselves, their industry and the impact they have in the world. When our thinking changes everything changes.

Why?

We know firsthand the challenges of running a small construction business, or any business for that matter. But we also know that with a system in place to “run the business”, anyone can succeed. But, it takes discipline and consistency, but well worth the investment to win back your life and to see your business thrive. We are looking forward to hearing Tom’s advice on how to take back control.

When?

Friday, March 29, 12:30-2:00pm

Learn more here.

Develop & Implement a Technological Process for Your Remodeling Business

Who?

Mark Paskell (website) and Joseph Shoback (website)

What?

In this course, we will stress the importance of having a process for your business that is defined in a step-by-step manner from sales through closedown. Specifically, we will describe strategies by which to develop your back‐end process. Once that procedure has been developed, we will talk about implementing the process with technology with the intention of achieving automation and efficiency.

Why?

Naturally, this one comes to mind for us here at BuildBook, given we are a technology solution ourselves. But, I’m intrigued by the approach to define the process first, and then apply technology. Sounds obvious, but too often there are companies that are sold a technology and then need to figure out how/why to implement it. That’s backwards, of course. So, we are excited to learn about Mark and Joseph’s approach.

When?

Saturday, March 30, 9:30-11:00am

Learn more here.



What other sessions are can't miss this year? Let us know on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

See you at the show!