AGENDA

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Registration Open
Sponsored by
LBM Advantage
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Legislative Advocacy Committee
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Regulatory, Codes & Standards Committee
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LuDPAC Board of Trustees (Invitation Only)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch on your own
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Federated Association Executive Meeting (Invitation Only)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Manufacturers & Services Council (MSC Members Only)  
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Set-up
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
NLBMDA Board of Directors Meeting
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LuDPAC Fundraiser & Recognition Reception
(Special Ticketed Event)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
NLBMDA Installation & ProDealer of the Year Dinner Event
Sponsored by
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Open
Sponsored by 
LBM Advantage
7:01 AM - 8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by
 
 
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks and General Session Keynote

Linda Alvarado is president and CEO of Alvarado Construction, Inc., a commercial general contractor, construction manager, development, design/build, and property management firm. Based in Denver, the company has offices in several states and has successfully developed and constructed projects across America and internationally. Alvarado has 30 years of experience in commercial development, government and institutional general contracting, construction management, design/build, and program management contracts.

Alvarado made history as the first Hispanic (male or female) owner of a Major League Baseball franchise. As an owner of the Colorado Rockies, her role is also significant as it marked the first time that any woman was involved in a bid for ownership of a Major League Baseball team.  She has been the focus of many articles in newspapers, books, business publications, educational curriculums, and civics texts; has graced the cover of several national magazines; and has been featured in numerous media broadcast productions. Alvarado has set high standards as a successful business owner and her accomplishments have opened doors for women and minorities to enter new careers.

Alvarado began business as a concrete contractor and was also the principal of a construction management firm that provided the full range of development and program management and construction management services from project concept through budget models, design, cost estimates, scheduling, construction phase, and project closeout.

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Networking Coffee Break
Sponsored by
 
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
General Session Keynote
 
To better understand the current climate of the window and door dealer sector, The Farnsworth Group recently partnered with the Window & Door Dealers Alliance to conduct a benchmarking study measuring the sales, trade association interest, value propositions, and business confidence of window and door dealers, wholesale dealers, lumber and building material dealers, and window retailers/replacement dealers. The benchmarking report also queried dealers about the variety of products each business sells. The results suggest that dealers tend not to specialize in certain products within the window and door category. This session will explore the key takeaways from that study and also review the latest trends in the lumber and building material industry. You will definitely not want to miss this informative session.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Build an Exciting and Sexy Career in the Building Industry…Said No One Ever

 

General Session

One consistent challenge our clients face is recruitment. It’s easy to get applications, but it’s hard to get employees that will move your organization forward. We need to do a better job of making our companies attractive to qualified, talented and driven individuals. In short, we need to make a career in the building supply channel "sexy." Not an easy task. To attract great people, we need to redefine the perception of a lumber yard and make a cultural shift inside our own organizations. This may include re-branding, employee education, and development, outbound digital and social media marketing and a focused effort. It is important to build a culture that keeps the employees, customers and vendors intensely invested in the company.  

 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Networking Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Executive Panel Discussion
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Coffee Break & Transition to Breakout Sessions
Sponsored by
MiTek
 
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Executive Panel Discussion
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Coffee Break & Transition to Breakout Sessions
Sponsored by
MiTek
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Executive Panel Discussion
Facilitator: Ken Clark, HBS Dealer
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Attendees Head to Social Event Venue
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Networking Social Event
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Cheyenne Mountain Lodge

Shuttles busses will depart from the Hotel South Entrance

Back by popular demand are the Hardwood Ramblers! You will not want to miss our very own Max Guetz (NLBMDA Member and Past Board Member) play his rhythm guitar, blues harmonica and is the lead vocalist. He is joined by Paul, the lead guitarist, and Bob on mandolin, dobro and guitar; both have played for over 40 years. Both Paul and Bob are very accomplished musicians. All have played professionally in numerous bands and many different venues.               

Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Networking Breakfast & Roundtable Discussion in Exhibit Hall
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration Open
Sponsored by
LBM Advantage
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
U.S. Housing Analysis & Forecast
 
Author and leading real estate analyst John Burns will offer a national housing market overview and share his outlook for the future, including updated insight from his groundbreaking book Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Executives. He will explain how the four major external influencers (the government, the economy, new technologies, and societal shifts) continue to transform demand. He will also share his insights on today’s first time home buyers, and his firm’s forecast on building products demand. Attendees will leave this session with a huge competitive advantage because you will be making decisions with facts, and will be better able to adjust your business strategies when unanticipated events shift prevailing trends.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Closing Keynote Speaker
11:00 AM
Closing Remarks