2018 Construction Summit

Summary

2018 Construction Summit
Thursday, January 25, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427
7:55 AM Welcome & Introduction

8:00 AM Industry Assessment: Opportunities in today’s Commercial Construction Marketplace
Moderator: Tim Worke, CEO, Associated General Contractors Minnesota
Ken Sorensen, Senior Vice President, Mortenson Construction
Brad Wood, COO, McGough Construction
Greg Anderson, President, Anderson Companies
Richard Jacobson, Executive Vice President, Kraus-Anderson Construction
Troy Stutz, Vice President Business Development, RJM Construction
• 2017 Construction Recap
• How are we repositioning our firms and how are we preparing our firms for the future
• What is in the current pipeline and what types of projects are you working on.
• How are our people working differently today and how are deals getting done
• The changing landscape and how we are working differently with Sub Contractors & Other Service Providers
• What is in the pipeline for 2018: Important Projects that will impact our industry
• Future Outlook, Trends and Predictions of the Commercial Construction Industry

9:00 AM Subcontractors Perspective: The value of Collaborating with General Contractors and Developers
Moderator: Patrick Ouellet, Owner, Construction/Claim Assistance Service
Thomas Kinmounth, Project Manager, Frattalone Companies
Russ Byers, President, Infinity Scaffold
Jason Tarasek, Attorney, TTLO Law
Paul Kosmides, President, OlympiaTech Electric
Matt Barron, President, Hardscape Construction
Patrick Ouellet, Owner & Principal, Construction/Claim Assistance Service
• What is the most important challenges the construction industry is facing today?
• How is this affecting your relationship with contractors, developers and owners?
• What are you doing to address the shortage of skilled workers and young people in the trades?
• What trends are you seeing today that will impact your business
• Do you see any long term industry changes that the contractor industry is moving towards
• Minnesota recently passed a new "Responsible Contractor" statute. Do you see any significant issues for the construction industry?
• Future Trends & Predictions that contractors need to know

10:00 AM Break

10:10 AM Understanding the Impact of Tax Reform on the Construction Industry
Moderator: Jim Lockhart, Partner, Wipfli
Scott Lang, Manager, Wipfli
Cory Bultinck, Tax Senior Manager, Wipfli
Dannielle Lewis, Tax, Manager, Wipfli
• How the 2017 Tax Reform Bill will Impact the Construction Industry – Positively & Negatively
• New revenue recognition standards that construction companies are facing 
• How to maximize and get the most out of Tax Reform
• Rehabilitation & Other Tax Credits Contractors Need to Know
• Changes in 1040’s and C-Corporations
• New Methods of Accounting – Thanks to Tax Reform

10:55 AM Recent Developments in Constructions Law
Jim Hartnett, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Kyle R. Hardwick, Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
• A review of recent construction cases and statues affecting the local construction industry

11:10 AM Opportunities in today’s Residential Construction & Home Building Marketplace
Moderator: James Vagle, Builders Association of the Twin Cities
Jon Aune, Director of Land Operations, Lennar
Mike DeVoe, President, CalAtlantic homes
Art Plante, Owner/General Manager, John Arthur Homes
• 2017 Home Construction Recap
• Land Prices, Home Prices & Market Trends
• What is the profile of the New Home Buyer today
• What is in the current pipeline and what types of projects are working in today’s marketplace?
• How home builders are working differently today and how are projects getting done
• The changing landscape of the home building industry
• Future Outlook and Predictions of the Home Building Industry and what’s in store for 2018

12:00 PM Adjourn & Networking



2018 Construction Summit

Details

  • When

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427
    USA

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