Minneapolis Convention Center – Hall D, 1301-2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55403
February 24  7:30am – 8:00pm
2011 Builders and Remodelers Product & Service Show

We’ve stacked the lineup for the Builders and Remodelers Product & Service Show with hundreds of exhibitors and free dinner for 4 people from your company.Whether you’re a rookie attendee, or you’re a seasoned player, the show is sure to be a hit!

Licensed Contractors & Remodelers, along with Architects and Interior Designers are invited to the show. Take advantage of this great opportunity to connect with other industry professionals and learn about all the products and services they have to offer!

Schedule of Events

Builder/Remodeler/Real Estate Continuing Education
7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

All Courses APPROVED for Contractor and Real Estate Credits.

7:30 AM – Floor Performance: Beyond L/360
Review of floor design beyond code minimum requirements.
8:30 AM – Helping Homeowners Choose the Best Energy Efficiency Upgrades
This course will teach remodelers how to understand which energy efficiency measures make the most sense for their clients. Topics include: Average energy use in existing housing, energy audits, safety issues with air sealing homes, trends in lighting and appliances and more.
9:30 AM – Superior Customer Satisfaction is Fundamental in the Critical Path to Survival
This program teaches the fundamental elements necessary to reach the very highest customer satisfaction in the industry today. It will detail specific operational processes and customer experience structures used by the companies consistently top 10% of WOS performance benchmarking. These companies are consistently at or near the top of their markets in virtually every measurement of customer satisfaction and new home quality, and we will explore how they do it.

12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM

Straight from the 2011 International Builders Show! Starring:
Kerry Mulcrone (Master of Ceremonies and On-site Rock Star)
Merideth Oliver (E-Marketing Rock Star)
John Palumbo (Closing Rock Star)
Melinda Brody (Selling Rock Star)

Every Builder, Remodeler, and Real Estate Professional needs to attend. You’ll get motivated for sure, but you’ll also gain solid, real-world strategies to boost your sales right now!

AIA Continuing Education
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1:00 PM – Hiding Technology
Home electronics should integrate seamlessly into a home’s design and décor. This course reviews the three-pronged approach to hiding technology—advance planning, design philosophy, and product selection—which are available for minimizing the visual impact of electronics without compromising performance. Specific challenges and recommendations related to hiding video displays, projectors, speakers, controls, cameras, and equipment racks—among others—will be addressed. This course speaks to innovative and creative ways to lessen the visual impact of electronics by making them low-profile, hidden or camouflaged, or even invisible! Attendees will also walk away with an understanding of how to properly engage a trained electronic systems contractor (ESC) in their next project.
2:00 PM – Building Quiet Environments
In today’s hectic and fast-paced world, homeowners need and want a space that is peaceful and tranquil—a quiet environment where they can relax and enjoy their home without noisy interruptions. This course outlines the fundamentals of sound control and gives examples of noise pollution affecting today’s society. Participants will discuss key principles related to sound isolation and the “why, what, and how” components associated with controlling sound. Construction materials and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing considerations will also be discussed, while the participant is guided through the step-by-step process of building a specialty room. Attendees will learn how to locate an electronic systems contractor (ESC) and what questions to ask when partnering with an ESC.

Builders and Remodelers Product & Service Show
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Visit over 200 industry professionals as they showcase their products and services!