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Jacob Krahl, founder of Elite Consulting Pro
Jacob is an experienced motivational speaker, sales trainer, and business coach to the insurance restoration roofing industry. Elite has grown over 500% in less than one year and has achieved national recognition from industry leaders. Jacob has professionally trained multi-million dollar producing sales teams spanning 16 states, on the most effective strategies to achieve lasting success in the storm restoration business. His expertise lies in recognizing and defining inefficiencies in business protocols, then building systems based solutions designed to achieve desired results for his clients.
Richard Spanton Jr.Richard Spanton Jr./CEO and founder of Mastercraft Exteriors and Acculynx
He will be speaking about his ownership of Mastercraft and what it takes to achieve lasting success in the Storm Restoration Industry and specifically what he’s executed on in the past (since 1996) to stay on top. He will also be talking about launching Acculynx and his success creating the most advanced roofing CRM software on the planet.
CEO and founder at Mastercraft Exteriors, a national restoration contractor specializing in re-roofing homes in disaster areas. Mastercraft Exteriors typically restores two to three thousand homes per year, employing and sub-contracting around 300 workers. With the ability to mobilize and react quickly, Mastercraft Exteriors provides unrivaled service and communication, along with a thorough follow-up process that ensures homeowner satisfaction. Based on many years in the business, renowned quality, and giving back to the communities in which it works, Mastercraft Exteriors is a leader in storm damage restoration.
CEO and President at Acculynx.com. Acculynx is a revolutionary, cloud-based software application designed for roofing and specialty-trade contractors. With extensive experience in the roofing industry, the founders of Acculynx understood the need to unify all the disparate tools used to conduct business into one streamlined program. Acculynx provides that service, allowing clients to integrate their business and the newest technology, in order to improve organization and efficiency. Since its inception in 2008, Acculynx has steadily grown into an industry leader, including a growth of 227% in 2011. Acculynx currently has 4,000 users across all 50 states and Canada. Employing innovative development principles and programming, combined with real-life market research, Acculynx is changing how contractors do business.
Bill Chinners/Owner of Lone Star Roofing, Welding & Sheet metal
His company does 18-20mil./year in multi-family/apartment re-roofs and he will be speaking about how he “broke into” the commercial restoration roofing business and the tactics he utilizes to maintain his dominant presence.
Serves as President and General Manager of Waterproofing & Construction Solutions LLC. Mr. Chinners has been in the construction industry for more than 20 years, starting his career working hands-on in various trades ranging from general construction, custom homebuilding, and residential roofing. Having over 20 years experience in sales for numerous construction companies, he has played a key role in building our sales force. As a principal owner of Waterproofing & Construction Solutions LLC and its various subsidiary companies- Lone Star Roofing, Welding & Construction of Texas, LSR Commercial and LSR Residential, he has managed both the operations and expansion areas of service within the company. Mr. Chinners works closely with our financial, sales, marketing, and operations departments. His career has been very focused over the past 15 years in the multi-family industry and has expanded Lone Star’s market to reach most of the large metropolitan areas throughout the state of Texas. Most of his education and industry expertise has resulted from hands-on experience working closely with numerous commercial and residential roofing industry leaders. Mr. Chinners has brought innovative thinking in establishing a service and dispatch division that very few traditional roofing companies have. Lone Star is one of the first companies to provide a fleet of roof repair service technicians covering most major markets throughout Texas.
Michael Klem (MBA)/Owner of CIMA Contractors
He will be speaking in depth about the protocol his company utilizes to bill for and collect Contractor’s Overhead and Profit (on all jobs, regardless of trades), with a documented 95% success rate.
Using his construction industry background coupled with a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Mr. Klem leads CIMA General Contractors, Inc. Mr. Klem has previously grown a number of successful businesses, and has built a team comprised of highly qualified professionals with a broad range of experience in design and construction. CIMA General Contractors, Inc. is a unique company. Unlike most construction companies, CIMA is anchored by degreed professionals with experience in both design and construction management. This allows CIMA to offer more creative solutions to complex construction problems by employing in-house design professionals. Solutions developed by CIMA typically achieve a lower cost and shorter turn-around time due to our integrated design functions.
Most of CIMA’s key staff also have experience with investigation of construction failures due to construction defects or natural disasters. We employ our investigative experience to protect our clients from repeating mistakes that we have discovered in the course of our work. The nature of our experience has allowed us to provide unparalleled expertise in solving or preventing construction problems.
CIMA is Spanish for the peak of a mountain. Our mission is to provide our clients outstanding service to achieve the best results within the client’s goals and constraints. We are working to lead our industry through peak performance.
Matt Merrell/Structural Engineer at Cima Contractors
His specialty lies in going head to head with insurance companies through the appraisal process. He will address best business practices (from an engineer’s standpoint), and how to consistently win the insurance appraisal claims process.
Structural Engineer Associate II
Nelson Jones May 2009 – Present (3 years 9 months)
Structural engineer performing forensic services. Determine cause of failure of structures and at times provide a repair or replacement design.
May 2007 – April 2009 (2 years)
• Worked in direct contact with architects, contractors, and subcontractors
• Developed 3D analysis models
• Designed beams, columns, shear walls, moment frames, braced frames, driven piles, canopies, trellises, auger cast piles, spread footings, grade beams, pile caps, tilt-up walls, base plates, miscellaneous steel, connections, seismic anchorage for medical equipment in California
• Performed construction administration services by review of shop drawings, designed solutions for construction errors, site visits, and answered RFIs
Taylor Willingham/Owner of The Willingham Law Firm
His firm represents numerous D/FW contractors regarding insurance fair claim settlement practices, and his expertise lies in construction law. He will be speaking from a point of authority (legal) at the summit and how his firm can assist roofing contractors moving forward.
Mr. Willingham’s undergraduate degree is from Utah State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences. While at Utah State, he played for the USU rugby team, was a member of USU Supreme Court, and was second runner-up for Mr. USU. He met his wife, Julie Budge, at Utah State University and they were married December 27, 2003.
Taylor attended law school at Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas and also received a Masters in Personal Finance. While in law school, he formed a Real Estate company. He also worked for Tombs & Maxwell, PLLC as a law clerk. He worked mainly with personal injury victims, and estate planning clients. Currently, Mr. and Mrs. Willingham have three boys: Dallin, Ka’i, and Tayson who have taught them the true joy of living a happy life.
Doug Reitmeyer/Owner of GC Experts
Doug has professionally trained and effectively coached contractors from Hawaii to New York, Florida to Alaska, all having said that Doug’s expert insight was the most valuable training they’ve ever had. Two of them have already made the coveted “Inc. 500” list of fastest growing companies in America. He will be speaking from experience on how he’s help his contractor network achieve such astounding results.
Doug has completed over 1,000 Federal Construction contracts totaling more than $1 Billion, earning an exceptional $330,000,000 in profits for his client companies…obviously he will be speaking about how he accomplished this great feat.
In 2010, the Government Construction Contracts Training Workshop was created:
It provides the best training, tools, templates and technologies available to help contractors get highly profitable government contracts. Claim to fame: the undisputed expert and consultant to the federal construction industry delivering keynote presentations at construction shows nationwide, author and guru at converting potential contracts into valuable assets.
You can avoid the mistakes you either are or will be making and save up to 90% of your time keeping your backlog full of highly profitable contracts.
Why I Should Attend The IRC
Are you receiving contractor’s overhead and profit on 95% of your storm restoration claims, regardless of trades? How about re-roof only’s?
Have you wanted to break into the large loss multi-family/apartment restoration business but have not possessed the expert knowledge to do so?
Have you struggled with the dreaded “insurance claims appraisal process” on past jobs, loosing valuable company revenue?
Would you like to learn field tested insight on how to win the appraisal process more often in 2013?
Do you ever dream of how much your business could profit if you were able to win just 1 Federal government contract in 2013? How about 5, 10 or even 20?
If you could win just one local, state or federal government contract per year, imagine how much your business would profit year after year after year.
Can you see yourself one day running a successful, nationwide multi-million dollar roofing business, with offices in multiple states?
Would you jump at the opportunity to learn from a seasoned veteran whose achieved nationwide success, and continues to profit to this day?
Would you like the opportunity to purchase roofing CRM software and save $, just by attending the IRC Summit?
If you answered YES to ANY of the above questions you should definitely attend the IRC Summit!
Mission Statement: To restore integrity to the storm restoration industry while providing you a blueprint to success with the knowledge necessary to run a sustainable, profitable business.
The IRC Summit has been a vision of Jacob’s for quite some time. Jacob Krahl founded Elite Consulting Pro with the purpose of bringing professional, standardized “storm restoration sales training” to roofing contractors across the US. The insurance restoration industry is a multi-billion dollar business and catastrophic events are escalating year after year.
In 2012 Elite successfully completed a total of eight (2) day “Insurance Restoration Sales Training” events…with the majority selling out weeks in advance. Multiple contractors have flown in from 17 states and even Mexico to attend Elite’s industry specific trainings.
Roofing contractors who attended past events requested specific insight regarding “hot button” topics of the storm restoration industry, seeking knowledge to optimize their business processes and increase profits. Over the last several months Elite has attained the majority of these requests via sales training exit surveys, emails and phone calls. Elite has a total of 7 expert speakers, with over 100 years combined experience, that will be coaching storm restoration contractors at this event.
The vast market research we’ve conducted based off of information from current customers of Elite, dictate that the 2013 IRC Summit will be a huge success.
Insurance Restoration Contractor Summit
Storm Restoration Contractor Leadership Event
Featured Expert Speakers - Click Images For Bios
The IRC Summit is an Elite Consulting Pro 1 day event designed from the ground up to provide roofing contractors with the powerful information necessary to dramatically increase their storm restoration business in 2013. Gain over 100 years of combined experience, knowledge and knowhow from our featured expert speakers. Each speaker will present industry specific information empowering you and your storm restoration business with the tools necessary to achieve overwhelming success in 2013!