2019 Construction Summit


2019 Construction Summit
Thursday, January 31, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd, golden valley, Minnesota 55427, USA

9:00 AM Delayed Start Time Due to Weather 

8:00 AM Industry Assessment: Opportunities in Today’s Commercial Construction Marketplace
Moderator: Tim Worke,
CEO, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
Brad Wood, COO, McGough Construction
Tom Becker, Vice President, The Opus Group
Jeff Hansen, CEO, Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Scott Stenman, CEO of Construction, Doran Companies
Gary Prinsen, Senior Vice President Construction, Ryan Companies
Mike Pedersen, Market Director Minneapolis, Mortenson
• 2018 Construction Recap
• How are we repositioning our firms and preparing 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 2019: Important Projects that will impact our industry
• Future Outlook, Trends and Predictions of the Commercial Construction Industry

9:15 AM Subcontractors Perspective: The Value of Collaborating with General Contractors and Developers
Moderator: Aaron Dean
, Attorney,  Moss & Barnett
Paul Kosmides, President, Olympiatech Electric
Chad Stuart, Safety Consultant, Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmerman
Boaz Erickson, Project Manager/Estimator, Preferred Concrete Construction
Todd Leadens, Project Manager, Ace Electrical
• 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

10:10 AM Break

10:20 AM Is Your Construction Company Transferrable?

Scott Lang, Senior Audit Manager, Wipfli
Paul Lally, Partner, Wipfli
• Hurdles that construction industry owners face when planning their transition
• Determining whether your construction company is transferrable
• Success stories of transferrable businesses
• Proactive solutions in planning for your company’s transition
• Timeline of successful transition planning

11:10 AM Opportunities in today’s Residential Construction & Home Building Marketplace
Moderator: David Siegel,
Executive Director, Builders Association of the Twin Cities
Michael Ramme, Director of Land Acquisitions, Pulte
Remi Stone, Esq., Executive Vice President, Builders Association of Minnesota
Mike Paradise, President, Bigelow Homes
Tom Wiener, President, Cardinal Homes
• 2018 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 2019

12:00 PM Adjourn & Networking

10th Annual 2019 Construction Summit


  • When

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley Rd
    golden valley, Minnesota 55427

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