FRISCO, Texas — Roofing contractors and industry professionals from across the country converged on The Star Monday to kickoff RC’s 14th Best of Success conference. For the first time, more than 500 people registered to participate in the intensive, two-day event filled with dynamic speakers and plentiful networking opportunities.
Held at the new Omni Frisco Hotel, which sits adjacent to the official headquarters and home of the Dallas Cowboys, this year’s event took on special meaning for those intent on learning ways to grow their roofing businesses while also improving the industry as a whole.
“Everything is bigger in Texas, and clearly that goes in line with Best of Success this year because we have the largest registration numbers ever,” said RC Publisher Jill Bloom, founder of the annual event.
This year’s attendees will get a first-hand look at The Star, the 91-acre campus that includes the Cowboys executive offices, the Ford Center indoor athletic facility, and an entertainment district with shops and a variety of restaurants.
Bloom said they’ll also get a lot of information in a short period of time, and reminded everyone of the key mission – bringing contractors together in a non-competitive environment that fosters relationship building and learning from one another.
“Today I’m asking each of you to expand your circle of trust to the people in this room,” she said. “Just being here includes you into the Roofing Contractor family circle of trust. The people you’ll meet here could be the ones to change your business.”
Day one’s highlights include sessions with Jim Johnson, Head Coach of ContractorCoachPRO, and Trent Cotney, of Cotney Construction Law, which were streamed live via RC’s Broadcasting Live feature. Other sessions focused on a wide range of issues impacting roofers everywhere, from digital marketing strategies and drones to workforce development and customer service.
Highlights for day two include a sit-down interview with Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association; how Reliant Roofing, of Jacksonville, Fla., built its own workforce with a unique training program; and how the next generation of roofers are building their businesses.
See the lineup of speakers and join several of the sessions in real-time.
Art Aisner is Editor of Roofing Contractor. Reach him at 248-244-6497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.