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MRCA Invites You to Attend Beacon Steep Slope University

SEP - IndNews - MRCA invites you to Beacon Steep Slope University
September 27, 2018 at 10:17 a.m.

The event will be held in conjunction with the MRCA CON Expo.

Day one begins on Wednesday, October 24 at the Omaha Convention Center in the Junior Ballroom from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm with course offerings as follows:

Beacon 101  -  3:00 pm                     

“What the Hail?!?”: A Panel Discussion on Roofing Industry Issues Still Lingering After the Extensive Regional Hail Damage – Moderated by Bill Seibert of Fisher Roofing of Kearney with Brett Tesson, MRCA Legal Counsel, Gary Auman, and Local Area Contractors

Nothing gets things started, in a roofer’s world, like a panel discussion regarding issues after a massive hail storm. Whether it be new contractors coming to town, lack of workforce, “know it all” Insurance companies and adjustors, or hard-to-work-with homeowners, all topics (with the exception of pricing) are on the table for our panel discussion appropriately titled, “What the Hail!?” Bring your questions and concerns for our contractor panel and the MRCA will provide experienced, qualified contractors who have been there and done that to help answer questions and give ideas on some of the problems attributed to hail storms and there lingering effect on the roofing contractor.

Beacon 102  -  4:00 pm                     

Insurance Issues: How to deal with adjusters; Exacto-mate Estimates; Insurance Proceed Agreements; and How to Read a Scope with Lindsey Douglas of The Disaster Advocates

This course guides residential and commercial contractors through the insurance process during a property insurance claim. As a result of attending this session, the contractor will be able to identify and address common issues that arise during the claim process.

The session topics include:

  • Properly identifying and documenting storm damage,
  • Effective communication with adjusters,
  • Pitfalls of insurance proceed agreements and
  • General contractor's overhead and profit on storm claims.

Beacon 103  -  6:00 pm                     

Ventilation Program with Paul Scelsci of AirVent

This is a technical overview of the various benefits of a balanced attic ventilation system and how to properly specify and install it. The focus is on best practices in residential attic ventilation.

Graduation  -  7:30 pm                       

Beacon University Graduation Party in conjunction with the YCC Fundraiser Welcome Party and Monte Carlo Night at “The Matt” – The Old Mattress Factory, 501 N. 13th St., Omaha, NE

Registration includes food, access to our open bar, and some gambling money to get you started.  It also gets you a seat at any of our game tables for Texas Hold ‘Em, Black Jack, Craps, and Roulette.  Game tables will be hosted by professional dealers, and there will be trivia for those of you with mind skills.  The event will be held in a private room with a private outdoor area.  Cash in your chips at the end of the night for chances to win big in the bucket raffle. The funds raised will go directly to the MRCA Foundation’s Scholarship Program.

Thursday, October 25 features the Keynote Speaker, Nebraska’s own Tom Osborne at 10:30 a.m. followed by:

Beacon 201 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Field Training in the Steep Slope Area of the Expo Floor

Friday, October 26 wraps up the training with:

Beacon 202 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Field Training in the Steep Slope Area of the Expo Floor

All of this is just $55 per person! Register today.

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