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Key Lessons from the Contractor Coalition Summit

The Contractor Coalition Summit was an amazing event that brought together building professionals from all over to learn how to take their contracting businesses to the next level. Over the course of the three-day summit, we had the opportunity to hear from some of the top contractors and industry experts in the game. It was an inspiring and enlightening few days that left me full of new ideas and strategies to implement. 

 Contractor Coalition Summit 
 Contractor Coalition Summit 2024

Some of the most highly-anticipated speakers included Brad Leavitt of AFT Construction, Nick Schiffer of NS Builders, Morgan Molitor of Construction 2 Style, and Tyler Grace of TRG Home Concept. Each brought a unique perspective and valuable insights to the summit.

From the left: Morgan, Tyler, Nick and Brad
From the left: Morgan, Tyler, Nick and Brad

Brad and Nick really drove home the importance of bulletproof pricing, airtight contracts, and maintaining open communication with trade partners and clients throughout a project. They stressed how critical it is to have a thorough, documented process to prevent costly miscommunications or assumptions. A key takeaway was the need for extremely detailed quotes and contracts that cover every possible scenario. That's the only way to ensure a job stays on budget and on schedule.

Morgan's talk was a real eye-opener when it came to leveraging your online presence and social media to attract your ideal client base. In today's digital age, homeowners don't just hop on the first contractor's website they find. They scrutinize reviews, company branding and messaging to find a builder that's the right personality fit for their project. Morgan showed us smart ways to optimize our websites for search and cultivate a clear brand identity that resonates with the types of clients we want.

Tyler's presentation was about finding the sweet spot between meeting client needs and managing expectations from the outset. His tips for identifying the right types of clients who will trust the process and be a good fit for your company's values were really insightful.

In addition to the invaluable sessions, the summit provided amazing networking opportunities. I was able to connect with contractors from all over the country tackling similar challenges. Sharing war stories and exchanging ideas was incredibly valuable. I left with quite a few new connections and collaboration partners to continue to improve our industry.

Owners Danielle and Joe with the Contractor Coalition Summit team
Owners Danielle and Joe with the Contractor Coalition Summit team

Overall, the Contractor Coalition Summit delivered incredible value. Every session was packed with practical, real-world advice for attracting great clients, communicating effectively, and operating a premium building company. The expert speakers gave me a lot to think about in terms of refining our processes and sharpening our branding/messaging. I'm leaving inspired to implement many new ideas and can't wait for next year's summit!


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