December 4-6, 2024
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Best of Success 2012 Agenda is Set

TROY, Mich. — Roofing Contractor has released the agenda for the eighth annual Best of Success conference. The event will be held at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Denver, Colo., Sept. 24-25. 

This two-day conference will present new and improved ways to run your roofing business for both commercial and residential contractors. It will include a dynamic series of motivational speakers and contractor panelists presenting sessions on topics including crisis management, sales and marketing strategies, safety regulations, business management, succession planning, preventative maintenance and much more. 

Day one will start off with registration and breakfast following a welcome address by Roofing Contractor’s publisher, Jill Bloom. Speakers and topics on day one will include Steve Little from KPost Company on “Crisis Management,” Rod Dunn of Occupational Safety Consultants on “Must-Knows to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection,” and “Recycle Your Way to Profits” by Brad Satran of Interstate Roofing. Afternoon sessions include “Top 10 Things Facility Managers Look for From Their Roofing Contractors” by Cal Schreiner from Prologis. Curt and Suzan Boyd with Academy Roofing Inc. will present on “Thing I Wish I Knew When Starting My Business.” David Welch from Ben Hill Roofing and Siding, Inc. will present a session titled “How To Create Raving Customers.” Jay Elie from Ridgecon Construction will speak about “Mobile Tag Marketing and Community Service.” Kevin Kennedy from Beacon Exit Planning will present “Succession: A Journey from Management to Leadership.”

Ending day one will be a panel discussion titled “How My Association Has Significantly Impacted My Business” with Randy Adams from R. Adams Roofing, Inc., Amy Hawkins with Boulder Roofing, Bill Baley from C.I. Services, Inc. and Lydia Brannin with D.C. Taylor Co. 

Day two will open with an NRCA Update by Bruce McCrory of Kiker Corp, the current NRCA president. Craig Brightup with The Brightup Group LLC will follow with a look at the upcoming election and its implications for contractors with a session titled “The Pulse of Washington Before Election Day. Greg Hayne from ROOF MANAGEMENT will present on “How To Sell Preventative Maintenance (And Why You Need To).”

The concluding session will be the event’s second panel discussion, “Women In Construction,” moderated by Steve Little. Panelists include Jayne Williams with the KPost Company, Cheryl McGlothlin from Empire Roofing, Diana King with Springer-Peterson, Kate Bechtholdt from Douglass Colony Group and Megan McConville with Offshore Solar Roofing. 

“We’re excited to have another dynamic lineup of speakers for Best of Success this year,” said Roofing Contractor Publisher Jill Bloom. “Many of the presenters are contractors themselves, speaking on topics that were suggested by people who attended the event last year. The peer-to-peer sharing of ideas is one of the valuable benefits of Best of Success. Contractors not only leave feeling re-energized and passionate about their work — they also leave with a long list of ideas they can implement right away to improve their businesses.”

The Best of Success agenda is subject to change. For the full agenda with dates and times or to register, visit

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