NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Roofing Contractor magazine hosted its largest event ever on Sept. 21-22 in Nashville when 225 participants, speakers and staff attended the 5th Best of Success conference.
Sponsored by both Roofing Contractor and Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing magazines, the event was a tell-all two-day conference where contractors, distributors and suppliers were brought together to talk about ways to succeed in the roofing and construction business.
Presenters ranged from some of the top revenue-generating contractors in the United States to attorneys to sales experts. But no matter who you were, or what part of the country you were from, the conference provided a platform to talk with and learn from those who know how to succeed in the roofing business.
Guest speakers and their topics on Day 1 included: Rick Davis, President, Building Leaders Inc. (Making the Phone Ring); James Hoff, Director of Research, Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (The Government Stimulus Package and Your Bottom Line); T.J. Daniels, President, Bright Roofing & Restoration, and Linda Daniels, Past President of Metro Detroit Building Superintendents Association (What’s on Property Manager’s Minds Today); Adam Quenneville, President, Adam Quenneville Roofing (Recycling Your Way to Success); Roger Harper, Principal, Creative Dispute Resolutions, and Chris Dunn, Attorney, Walter Lansden, Dortch & Davis (Making Alternative Dispute Resolutions); Andy Filer, President, Berkshire Construction Company (How to Successfully Manage Your Crews); Jim Stamer, President, Prospect Roofing (Garden Your Way to More Green); Rod Menzel, Co-Owner, GreatWay Roofing (Rebranding: Expect a Great Experience); Jim Bush, Owner, WeatherShield Roofing Systems (Passion in Leadership and Sales); and Tim Hershey, President, ThoroughBred Contractors (Big Bucks from the Small Stuff).
Day 2 speakers and their topics included: Rob McNamara, President, NRCA (NRCA Update); Bruce Fryer, President Fryer Roofing, and Dane Bradford, President, Bradford Roof Management Inc. (How to Build a Profitable Maintenance Department); Paul Brockman, Owner, Roof Maintenance Inc., Steve Little, President, KPost Company; Rod Menzel, Co-owner, GreatWay Roofing, Jim Bush, Owner, WeatherShield Roofing Systems (Sales & Marketing Panel); and Doug Ehlke, Owner and Partner, Ehlke Law Offices.
After Day 1, a networking reception was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Nashville, which provided an arena for genuine conversation about the roofing industry. While many old friendships were rekindled during the reception, it was the new-found friendships that paved the way for the future of the business.
From the fabulous meals provided by the Sheraton staff to Bosch Tools providing free tool giveaways to 18 lucky attendees, there seemed to be no end for the excitement the 2-day event generated.
Roofing Contractor Publisher Jill Bloom called the event, “The best ever!”
For more coverage of Best of Success, check out the blogs on the Roofing Contractor Web site at www.roofingcontractor.com, as well as the November and December digital edition of Roofing Contractor at www.roofingcontractor.com.