2021 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Rich Harshaw, CEO, Level 10 Contractor - Opening Keynote-Generating more customer leads and sales, June 8, 8:00 a.m.
Rich Harshaw stresses that creating a winning marketing strategy starts with knowing who you are as a company. He specializes in helping remodeling and home services contractors and is the author of Unlocking Unlimited Lead Flow: A Blueprint for Remodeling & Home Services Contractors. He will draw upon his vast experience in the marketing and advertising industry to discuss how to generate more high-quality customer leads that result in sales. His expertise spans copywriting, strategic planning, business development, marketing strategy and media buying.
Patrick Chapman, Grandy & Associates - Morning keynote - Patrick Chapman: The 15 things all successful companies have in common, June 9, 9:00 a.m.
Patrick Chapman has over 20 years of experience in the trades industry in various roles including Sales, Service Management, Installation, Job Inspections, Administration, and Territory Management for one of the largest HVAC Distributors in the world. His expertise includes both commercial and residential applications. Patrick joined the Grandy team in 2017 in the role of trainer and consultant. His teaching style creates an engaging learning environment where students discover proven success strategies. Patrick also serves as a consultant for local contractors with a hands-on approach to help teams unlock greater profitability and discover the pathway to consistently achieve their goals.
Kenn Busch, Material Intelligence - Climate Positive Now: How to Tell the World's Greatest Materials Sustainability Story June 10, 9:00 a.m.
Kenn Busch is the founder of Material Intelligence and ClimatePositiveNOW.org. He's a longtime journalist in the North American interior and furniture design markets and covers major materials and furniture design fairs in the U.S. and Europe. Kenn has been creating certified educational content for architect and interior designers for over 15 years, and consults with materials suppliers striving to turn sustainability into a competitive advantage. A veteran public speaker, he has presented to industry audiences throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Kenn created the Materials Pavilion at the NeoCon Contract Furniture fair, which became the exhibition's most visited booth for several years running.
2021 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Eric Marshall, Kitchens and Closets by DEA, and President, ACSP - Installation 101, June 8, 11:10 a.m.
Eric Marshall has been in the closet industry for nearly 40 years. The industry vet was the first employee of Neil Balter (founder of California Closet and Organizers Direct). In 1997 Marshall ventured out on his own, moved to Phoenix and founded Modern Closets & Garage. Modern Closets provides closet storage and organizing needs for the master bedroom, kids’ playroom, pantry, garage, laundry and other areas the home with a line of laminate storage systems that offer premium options and luxurious look. Apart from custom closets, the company also designs and can also installs a Murphy bed system adding more flexibility and functionality for multi-use spaces. In 2015 Marshall opened DEA Kitchen Remodeling offering kitchen and bath design services. He also brought his sons David and Aaron into the business. Today, Marshall sells for the combined companies - Kitchens and Closets by DEA - and has served as ACSP treasurer and is now President-Elect.
Kelly Victor-Burke , majority owner, CEO of Burke Architectural Millwork - Bold ideas for the post-pandemic world, June 8, 11:10 a.m.
As a woodwork manufacturing advocate, Kelly conceived of and led a team of dedicated innovative business owners, educational partners and industry organizations to create the first 21st century approved Department of Labor registered apprenticeship in woodworking, “Woodwork Manufacturing Specialist”
Edward A. San Juan , president of E. F. San Juan, Inc. - Bold ideas for the post-pandemic world, June 8, 11:10 a.m.
E.F. San Juan is a third-generation, 90-person custom millwork and cabinetry manufacturer located in Northwest Florida. Edward earned a Finance degree and an MBA from the University of Florida. In 2019 he led his team on a complete rebuild of the company’s facilities after they were completely destroyed by Hurricane Michael in October of 2018.
Lois Snider, Periwinklers Custom Cabinetry & Millwork - Bold ideas for the post-pandemic world, June 8, 11:10 a.m.
Lois Snyder has spent 40 years as a designer, craftsman, cabinetmaker. Upon graduation from SUNY College with a bachelor of fine arts degree in woodworking she moved to NYC and founded Benedek Snyder Designs, a custom cabinet company. After 20 years in New York, Lois moved to Florida where her love of Windsurfing could be enjoyed year round. Eventually founding Periwinklers located in Tarpon Springs. Periwinklers focuses on residential custom cabinetry and restaurants in the commercial sector.
Will Sampson, FDMC editorial director - Solving the pricing puzzle, June 8, 1:15 p.m.