NARI PNW Remodeler's Conference - Education Day and Supplier Fair

    May 22, 2019
    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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    Hotel Eastlund
    1021 NE Grand Ave
    Portland, OR 97232
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    Hotel Eastlund
    1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland OR 97232
    Wednesday, May 22nd from 7am to 6pm
    Earn your CE credits for the year!
    Join us as for our 2019 Education Day and Supplier Fair. We have an exciting and full day planned starting with a keynote speaker, followed by continuing education classes both in the morning and afternoon, and informative supplier booths to visit all day. We are ending the day right with a happy hour networking event. Both NARI PNW members and non-members are invited to attend. This conference will be rich in relevance, education, connection, and fun for attendees and exhibitors.

    7:30 – 8:00 am                        Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors 

    8:00 – 9:00 am                        Welcome to Your Command Center - Phil Bride – Principal at Rogue River Consulting & Exec. Buss. Coach

    This course steps participants through what it really means to think like a CEO. Thinking like a CEO brings together direction, engaging with customers, partners, GCs, other subs, infrastructure, and the next steps. Participants get insights into a command center mentality, no matter the size of the company or the stage of development. The Command Center and Decision Framework are broken down into understandable pieces so participants can start to see how it fits their businesses. The course sprinkles exercises throughout so the participants have something to implement right away.

    9:10 – 10:10 am                      Breakout Sessions

                Room A                       Contracts – Jeff Frasier JD,    Chenoweth Law Group

    Contract requirements, suggested contract terms, and preconstruction notices.  When a contract is required;  What Oregon law requires for contract terms;  What Oregon law requires for preconstruction notices;  Penalties for failure to include required contract terms and for failing to provide pre-construction notices; Suggested additional contract terms.

                Room B                       Human Resources - Lori Rush,  Rush Recruiting

    10:10 – 10:30 am                    Break and Exhibits

    10:30 – 11:30 am                    Breakout Sessions

    Room A                                   Luxury Returns: Remodeling as an Investment – Garrison Hullinger, Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

    Homeowners want to update their spaces but they also want to know they're putting their money and effort into upgrades that will not only enhance their life but give them a payback when it comes time to sell their home. We’ll discuss the upgrades that are worth the investment. We'll also discuss the items that shouldn't go into a luxury home when it comes to selling the home in a competitive market.

                Room B                       Common Safety Hazards in Construction– Diana Grey, OSHA   She will provide recommendations for managing safety on the site and demonstrate how to find resources online

    11:30 – 1:00 pm                      Lunch and Exhibits

     1:00 –  2:00 pm                      Breakout Sessions

    Room A                       Project Management Tools and Techniques – Phil Bride, RRC                 

    The course presents the impact of good project management practices and structures on the ability to scale the company and earn more profit. Next, it covers the basic skills and techniques required to implement project management for businesses and teamwork:  Categories & Definition, Capabilities, Responsibilities & Roles, KPIs for PM, and certifications. Then project management tools are covered including tool requirements. 

    Room B                       Understanding the Personality Traits of your Client – Brent Lawrence, DTI

    This session will explore behavioral traits of customers, work colleagues and even architectural styles based on the ancient universal observations of fire, air, earth and water.  We will briefly explore how to speak the language of your customers and colleagues.  We will further explore how client behaviors may have an impact on remodeling designs encompassing exterior, interior and even landscaping structures.

    2:00 – 2:30 pm                        Break and Exhibitors

    2:30 – 3:30 pm                        Breakout Sessions

    Room A                       Business Health? I don’t need a Dashboard – Dan Gossack – DTI

    Have you ever driven a car with a blindfold?  Many business owners run their businesses without a dashboard to gauge the health of their business.  Understanding your basic financial numbers can mean the difference between becoming successful or heading for bankruptcy.  This session will give you an introduction of the numbers you should know and what they should be.

    Room B                       Specifying Treated Engineered Wood Siding – Brandon O’Neil, Wausau

    Provide an overview of MF and LC construction types for which treated engineered wood siding (TEWS) is a cladding option. TEWS discussion of its history, how it’s made, why it is sustainable, how it can help obtain LEED points. Achieve aesthetic, durability and weather req. using TEWS in MF and LC projects.

    3:30 – 4:30 pm                        Breakout Sessions

    Room A                       Silica, Lead and Asbestos –Oregon OSHA occupational health rules updateNathan Sweet, MS,- DEQ                                               

    Silica: New Rule, Health hazards, Silica dust control, Avoiding ExposureLead:  Summary and Overview, OR OSHA Lead in construction  Asbestos:  Summary and Overview, OR OSHA asbestos in construction

    This presentation will focus on highlights of the new Oregon OSHA silica standard, covering silica health hazards, silica dust control, and avoiding exposure (30 minutes).  The presentation will also cover Oregon OSHA’s lead in construction rule in a brief summary & overview in addition to a brief summary of the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (10 minutes).  In addition, Oregon OSHA’s asbestos in construction rule will be mentioned (10 minutes).      

    Room B                       Beating the Boom and Bust Cycle for Contractors – Kyler Wolf -Aspire Institue

    The presentation will address key areas in the professional builder’s business that can help insulate them from the normal up and down economic cycles. Builders will learn key principles that can minimize the negative impact of these cycles to maintain a healthy balance in income and workload throughout each part of the Boom and Bust cycles.  We’ll explore the patterns and indicators that create these cycles and to help contractors understand how the inevitable up and down cycles work. We hope to leave attendees with knowledge they can use to chart a better course through the cycles.

    • Learn the current contractor processes that make the Bust periods even worse.
    • Learn the two things you can only do during a busy cycle in order to significantly minimize the negative impact of the next slow cycle.
    • What causes the inevitable pattern of Boom and Bust.
    • Learn how to forecast the next cycle to make business changes before it’s too late

    4:00 – 6:00pm                         Join Us for Happy Hour and Exhibits

    Complimentary Valet Parking for all Sponsors, Booth Suppliers and Full Day Attendees

    Registration:  Registration includes all education sessions and materials, access to exhibits, lunch etc. 

    Space Limitations:

    Space is limited – Early registration is recommended. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.Continuing Education Credits

    Each 1 hour class is worth 1 CCB Credit for a total of 6 credits for the day


    Learn Today, Profit Tomorrow

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    Please read the following information carefully before selecting your individiual or booth registration
    Attendee tickets:
    • All day registrations - includes am/pm classes, breakfast and lunch, and 2 happy hour drink tickets: $245
    • Morning only registration - includes morning classes, breakfast, and lunch: $175
    • Afternoon only registration - includes lunch and 2 happy hour drink tickets: $175

    Vendor Booths:
    Vendor booths are for one representative and include breakfast, lunch, valet parking, and 2 happy
    hour drink tickets. Additional costs for extra booth personnel apply. Booth space is limited -
    only 10 booths are available.
    • Vendor Booths for NARI members: $695
    • Vendor Booths for non NARI members: $995

    For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Nathalie Roloff at [email protected] or (503) 245-0685
    For all other inquiries please contact [email protected] or call the NARI PNW office at (503) 788-2274

    *No-shows and cancellations will not receive a refund



    $175.00 Morning Only Registration

    $175.00 Afternoon Only Registration

    $245.00 All Day Registration

    $15.00 Happy Hour Only

    $695.00 NARI PNW Member Vendor Booth

    $175.00 Morning Only Registration

    $175.00 Afternoon Only Registration

    $245.00 All Day Registration for Non-NARI Members

    $995.00 Non NARI PNW Member Vendor Booth

    $75.00 Additional Vendor Booth Personnel

    $15.00 Happy Hour Only