2018 Program

The organizers of LBM Strategies Conference look forward to once again bringing you actionable insights from industry-leading speakers and panelists in a fun and productive setting. This year, we’ll be at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing September 19-21.

*Agenda subject to change.

Day 1
19 Sep 2018

Registration Open

Welcome Night Cocktail Reception

“There are no strangers, only friends you have not met yet.” W.B. Yeats Enjoy appetizers and cocktails as you reconnect with old friends and make new ones, before enjoying dinner...
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Day 2
20 Sep 2018

Registration Open

Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

Rick Schumacher
Rick Schumacher

Keynote: Embracing The Age of Shared Leadership

In nature, power is dispersed by design. There is no single tree in the forest that is the king of all trees. Every aspect of the natural world makes an...
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Kevin Hancock
Kevin Hancock

The Law of Attraction: How to Make Your Company a Best Place to Work

In this session Jim Sobeck, President & CEO of New South Construction Supply, a nine-location building products distributor, will talk about the things his company has done to win numerous...
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Jim Sobeck
Jim Sobeck

Networking/Coffee Break

Recruiting: The CIA’s Secret Influence in the LBM Industry.

Does your company’s recruiting platform run with the REDACTED effectiveness of an intelligence apparatus? Over the past 10 years, Christopher Costello has recruited more than 100 high-value employees for five...
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Chris Costello
Chris Costello

Panel Discussion: Recruiting ROI: Proven Tactics that Get Results

Finding and hiring good employees is simultaneously one of the most important and most challenging tasks facing LBM executives today. But effective hiring can net serious ROI for your company—strong...
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Rikka Brandon
Rikka Brandon
Justin Ellis
Justin Ellis
Gary Bowman

Lunch

Panel Discussion: Succession Planning: Tales from the Trenches

Successfully transitioning a LBM business is a lot easier said than done. There are individual and business objectives, tax law considerations, legal documents to obtain, insurance planning to implement, valuations...
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Terrance Resnick
Terrance K. Resnick
Dennis Stine
Dennis Stine

Building the Future: Using 3D Printing and Virtual Reality to Grow Your Business

Imagine the advantage your builders would have if they could allow homeowners and developers to use Virtual Reality to “walk through” their new home—before construction has even begun. The days...
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Kimberly Simonson
Kimberly Simonson

Networking/Coffee Break

M&A in the Real World: Valuation Strategies & Deal Killers

Achieving the target valuation you desire is a matter of cold, hard math, not emotion or persuasion, and this session will examine what performance metrics and KPIs an acquirer will...
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John Wagner
John Wagner
Michael Cassidy
Michael Cassidy

Cocktail Reception & LBM Century Club recognition

Unwind after a full day of learning by enjoying cocktails and appetizers, and networking with other attendees. PLUS: join us in recognizing inductees to the LBM Century Club, before heading...
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Day 3
21 Sep 2018

Registration Open

Breakfast

The Skeptical Lumberman’s Guide to Managing Millennials

Millennials. No other topic in the industry is as divisive. LBM executives struggle to recruit talented Millennials to their teams, yet those who succeed are faced with a more daunting...
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Bradley Hartmann

Panel Discussion: Going Lean: LBM Leaders Share their Insights

With low unemployment and a high demand for qualified workers, find out why Lean is the four letter word you will want to start using in your operation. Join Rick...
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Jeff Tweten
Jeff Tweten
Mark Hopkins
Mark Hopkins
Rick Kyser
Rick Kyser
Dereck Roche
Derek Roche

Networking/Coffee Break

Lecture & Panel Discussion: The Concierge Sales Leader

The changing dynamics of the LBM industry, construction, communication, and competition have forced a new dynamic in sales performance. Old school practices will leave your salespeople behind in the new...
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Rick Davis
Rick Davis

Lunch