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Special Events

Official Welcome Party

After the show ends on Thursday, join your fellow attendees and exhibitors at the official party of the Remodeling Show and DeckExpo for some drinks, food, fun and games!  The welcome party will be at the Tavern on Fourth, equipped with indoor bocce ball and cornhole courts, foosball tables, darts, ping pong, shuffleboard, classic arcade games and a billiard lounge, Tavern has something for everyone!

Tavern on Fourth

427 B South 4th Street 

Louisville, KY 40202

Thursday, November 7, 5:15 – 7:00pm | Must be 21 years or older to attend.

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Other Events

After a full day of education sessions, join us for beer and banter to wind down the day at Guy Fieri's Smokehouse. Connect with your presenters and fellow attendees over a cold drink and selected menu.

Guy Fieri's Smokehouse

434 South 4th Street

Louisville, KY 40202

Wednesday, November 6, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Open to conference attendees only. Attendees must wear their conference badge to attend.


Five Best Practices No Successful Remodeler Would Be Without

Presented by: Steve Wheeler, Director of Business Development, Remodelers Advantage Inc.

In all industries, the most successful business owners follow certain best practices. These are a foundational element in delivering consistent, high-level results. In remodeling, these practices are found in the planning process, in efficient job production, in sales systems and in their hiring practices. In this session, Steve Wheeler, Director of Business Development for Remodelers Advantage Inc., will share the best practices that a group of proven high performers identify as those they “can’t live without.”

Thursday, November 7, 10:00am – 11:00am

Friday, November 8, 9:15am – 10:15am



Three Strategies To Power Your Business To Success

Presented by: Victoria Downing, President, Remodelers Advantage Inc.

Join Victoria Downing, president of Remodelers Advantage, as she shares three dynamite strategies to send your results soaring. As founder of the industry’s largest peer group for professional remodelers, Victoria interacts with hundreds of successful business owners each year, providing her with in-depth knowledge
of the business’ most critical best practices. At this session, you’ll learn what strategies other top remodelers are using to maximize company growth in revenue and, more importantly, profits!

Thursday, November 7, 2:00pm -3:00pm



Remodeling’s Most Common Problems and What to Do About Them

Presented by: Victoria Downing, President, Remodelers Advantage Inc. Doug Howard, Director of Business Development, Remodelers Advantage Inc.

Join Remodelers Advantage’s Victoria Downing, president and Doug Howard, Director of Consulting, as they share their insights on the industry’s most common issues. Then, we’ll dive into solutions, drawing on the experiences of the audience as well as sharing the best from over 30 years of experience working with

Friday, November 8, 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Thursday, November 7, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

There are so many mine fields in the production process from the time it is handed off to the final check. Sometimes a seminar just doesn't hit your particular issues. This lunch will give you the opportunity to ask questions and get some of these issues answered. Come prepared to ask your burning question, whether it is about the contents of the handoff package or the way that some companies actually have a completion meeting and are truly finished. It may even be about how to set and/or meet client expectations.       

Friday, November 8, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Should your remodeling business offer transparency about its pricing when selling to consumers and providing project information?  Industry experts and remodeling business owners definitely have diverse and often strong options one way or the other on this hot topic.  Recognized industry experts Michael Anschel and Shawn McCadden, moderated by Clayton DeKorne, Chief Editor of the JLC Group, will help attendees explore the merits of both sides of this timely and important topic.  It’s not that one way is right or wrong, but rather an informed decision remodeling business owners need to make depending on the customers you intend to serve, the brand you want to create and the systems your business will need to support your desired path forward.  Come hear both sides of the discussion so you can make your own best decisions.       

1. Find out what transparency really is and why you need to make an informed decision      

2. Gain confidence in deciding what to do by experiencing opposing views and asking your own clarifying questions     

3. Learn marketing and sales considerations related to both options   

4. Be able to mine the knowledge of industry experts who have years of experience on both sides of this topic 

Meet-Up Sessions

Thursday, November 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Booth 733

Open to all attendees

Making new connections is one great way to overcome the challenges of establishing
yourself in this ever-evolving industry. Forge new and lasting connections to help you succeed in your trade. Attend this meetup to join other emerging professionals for industry-related discussions.

Friday, November 8, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Booth 733

Open to all attendees

Creating your own career path in an industry dominated by males can be difficult, but collaborating with other women will help you overcome obstacles. Join other women in the residential construction industry for thoughtful discussions about professional development and the unique challenges, and opportunities, you share.