By Cass Jacoby.
The Western Roofing Expo 2022 will take place September 24-26 at Paris, Las Vegas this year. The event is not only a great opportunity to make powerful industry connections, but is also a fantastic way to maximize your company’s productivity and profitability.
The Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) offers a spectacular weekend that is packed with educational opportunities! The show features 24 educational seminars over the course of two days! Read on to learn more about the seminars that piqued RCS’s interest this year.
1 – The History of Roofing
Join Trent Cotney and John Kenney of Adams and Reese and Cotney Consulting Group for a discussion on the history of roofing. Tracking the origins of roofing from thatch to the innovations of tomorrow, John and Trent show off their roofing memorabilia collection which is over 10,000 pieces large! You won’t want to miss this trip through history, complete with historical photos, advertising, specification manuals and other pieces of roofing history and trivia.
2 – Safety: Your Untapped Profit Center
Harness CEO Tom Whitaker leads this seminar that is all about increasing your profits by investing in safety and training. In this session, learn how to use an investment in safety to your advantage, gaining actionable tips on how to increase your bottom line while ensuring your employees are safe.
3 – Top 5 Immigration Issues in Roofing
Adams & Reese’s Benjamin S. Briggs teaches this course designed to inform attendees about immigration issues affecting the construction industry. Join this seminar and walk away understanding I-9 verification and audits, ICE audits, green cards, employment sponsorship and deportation defense.
4 - Perimeter Edge Metal for Low-slope Roofs: Current and Upcoming Code Requirements + Best Practices
ATAS International’s Bob LeClare walks us through the required testing of edge metal and how to meet this code requirement. Get up to date on IBC 2021 new requirements for gutter testing, learn about where coping is and is not required and examine proposals for inclusion in IBC 2024, and best practices for perimeter edge metal installation. Everything you need to be aware of in regard to the IBC and best practices for fabricating and installing edge metal that exceeds code requirements and customer expectations will be in this seminar.
5 - Scaling Your Business for 2022
Cotney Consulting Group’s John Kenney gives an overview of how you can successfully scale your business in these modern economic conditions. Learn about what you will need to focus on in the coming year to properly evaluate and implement administrative and operations efficiencies.
6 - To Restore or Replace? How to Make the Call
Join ICP Building Solutions Group / APOC’s John Walker for a conversation on how commercial roof restoration can be an effective, economical alternative to roof replacement. Learn how to determine if a restoration is right for your next project and the specific steps to proper and lasting roof restoration.
7 - The Latest Issues Involving Material Volatility
Adams and Reese’s Trent Cotney will cover issues that have to do with material availability and price increases in this seminar. He will go in-depth into the contract provisions needed for new contracts and how to navigate increased prices and lead times with existing contracts.
8 - Top 5 Employment Issues in Roofing
Adams and Reese’s Benjamin S. Briggs talks about the legalities of the hiring process and applicable employment laws for contractors. Walk away knowing more about wage and hour issues, employment documentation, I-9 issues, hiring and firing and worker’s compensation insurance.
9 - Organizational Structure That Boosts Productivity by 40%
Breakthrough Academy (BTA)’s Benji Carlson teaches you how to work ON your business instead of just in it. Learn about the organizational structure that allows you to make effective, data-based decisions and enable your team to feel pride in their work. Benji will share how to connect the roles in your organization to the measurable goals you have for your company, so that you can increase your bottom line.
10 – Unlocking Service Growth – Live!
Hayne Coaching Group’s Greg Hayne and Sales Transformation Group’s Ryan Groth host their podcast “Unlocking Service Growth” live! Join them for an interview with a panel of industry experts who can help you unlock the secrets to a better performing service department.
11 - Estimating for the WIN!
John Kenney discusses strategic pricing in this seminar, where he covers critical steps needed for formulating your estimating structure, properly training your estimators and presenting your estimates in the most persuasive manner possible.
Online registration is open for the event! Register to attend the Western Roofing Expo 2022 today!
Learn more about the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory or visit www.wsrca.com.
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