Class Descriptions

CLASSES 

  • Not In My Back Yard – Christopher Mykytiak, Hahn Loeser
    • The session will focus on best practices in dealing with NIMBY neighbors.  Participants will learn strategies to minimize the impact of objecting neighbors when seeking zoning approvals. 
 
  • Buildertrend: Top 10 Features You Should Be Using In Buildertrend Now!  – Paul Wurth, Buildertrend

    • Paul Wurth, VP of Sales at Buildertrend, will be presenting the all-in-one project management & communication system - Buildertrend.  The average Buildertrend users saves over 9 hours per week over their previous methods of managing construction process. During this presentation Paul will be highlighting the Top 10 features you can be utilizing to streamline your process, better communicate with owners, subs and employees & save time on each job.  

 
  •  Flooring:  Understanding Ceramic and Stone Tile Installations & Issues – Andrew Fronczek, FloorWorks Inspection Services
    • Like hardwood flooring, the trend in ceramic tile is larger and wider formats. This has led to a new host of issues that were less prevalent in their smaller counterparts. Additionally, the growth in the stone tile market has led to additional challenges for builders and installers. This seminar will address several of the most prevalent and recurring issues seen today.
  • Luxury Vinyl Tile Floors: Features, Installations & Pitfalls – Andrew Fronczek, FloorWorks Inspection Services
    • Resilient flooring, specifically “luxury vinyl tile”, is the fastest-growing portion of the flooring industry according to the World Floor Covering Association. Its “waterproof” characteristics gives it advantages over hardwood and laminate flooring. However, there are also significant problems and concerns with this new floor category that have arisen to plague both builders and flooring professionals. This seminar will examine some of the benefits and issues.
 
  • Today’s Hardwood Flooring – Things You Should Know When Installing Solid & Engineered Floors – Andrew Fronczek, FloorWorks Inspection Services
    • Hardwood flooring is still one of the most popular and preferred choices among new homeowners, especially luxury home buyers. The market for this type of product continues to shift toward longer/wider products. Distressed, rough, and hand-scraped products are still very popular and misunderstood, especially when it comes to their care and maintenance. This seminar will examine what needs to be known before, during, and after these type of floors are installed.

 

  • Energy & Moisture Movement in Homes – Brian Lieburn, DOW
  • Construction Moisture – Brian Lieburn, DOW
  • Building Control Layers – Brian Lieburn, DOW

 

  • QuickBooks: Best Practices – Dennis Dlugosz, Corrigan Krause and Maria Angotti, DMS Management Solutions
    • QuickBooks is the most prevalent accounting software out there and used by the masses to account for their most valuable asset.  This class will give you the tools to revamp how you are currently using QuickBooks and also give the more advance user some tips and tricks that they may not be aware of it. 
 
  • Porcelain: Installation & Best Practices – Brian Miller and Julie Ball, Mont Surfaces by Mont Granite, Inc.
  • Rebates: Found Money or Impediment to Best Price? - Ryan Lipchek, CBusa – Cleveland & Akron
    • Rebates: Friend or Foe? Builders doing under 100 homes per year typically struggle establishing manufacturer rebates that are meaningful.  Learn how pricing and rebates are both vital as you work towards the most valuable Total Cost of Ownership for your company’s purchasing department and strengthening your bottom line.

 

  • Understanding Today’s Home Technology & Infrastructure Options – Shane Horner, Horner Networks
    • There are many available options related to technology for today’s savvy clients, and this course will help guide participants through the myriad of choices. Participants will walk away from this course with a comprehensive overview of current home technologies available in today’s connected homes.  The in-depth discussion will include wired vs. wireless, integrated systems—what they are and how they work—and engaging a trained electronic systems professional. This overview will also help attendees plan for proper wiring infrastructure and other profitable electronic systems.
 
  • Scams and Your Small Business – Sue McConnell, Better Business Bureau
    • In July of this year, BBB announced a new research report, “Scams and Your Small Business,” that provided substantial new insights into how fraud affects small businesses.   This class will focus on information about scammers’ tactics, how small businesses can protect themselves from scams, common scams that target small businesses, and how to report a scam and related resources.

 

  • Warranty & Contracts – Russell O’Rourke, Esq. & Jonathan Hyman, Partner, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, LLP
  • Ohio Supreme Court Ruling CGL Policy Coverage Elimination for Defective Workmanship – Russell O’Rourke, Esq. & Jonathan Hyman, Partner, Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, LLP
  • The Appraisal Report – Dave Harmon, National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers
  • Cyber Security – Robert Najjar, Digital Integrated Systems, Inc.
  • Marketing to the Generations - The BDX Group
  • Stream + Wetlands Foundation - Vince Messerly