An intimate four day summit with AFT Construction, NS Builders, and construction2style, geared towards General Contractors.

Wondering how to address contracting systems, create organizational charts, how to bill, how to scale, create AIA docs, contracts, subcontracts, cost-plus percentages, scheduling, expansion on sales beyond the construction business, how to produce multiple streams of revenue through the construction industry, or simply how to run a profitable construction business? We got you.

Within this Summit, we’ll address it all and leave nothing off the table to ensure you're leaving with tangible action to elevate your brand.

All food and drinks are included within ticket sales.
Scottsdale, AZ
May 7 - 10, 2023
This four-day conference focused is focused on the contracting business, and it won't be a conference where you'll just be listening. You'll be implementing. Nick, Brad, and Morgan are three individualized brand founders, ranging from the high- end, luxury builders to interior residential remodelers, designers, and media companies. Coming from the east coast, to the west coast, and the midwest - three brands that have learned what it takes to run a profitable company. We know what it's like to be non-profitable, and what it takes to not only make a change but also scale your business while producing multiple streams of revenue. We've all spent tens of thousands of dollars to get to where we're at within our companies today. And now we want to pay it forward. We're here to help you not have those hiccups we had or headaches along the way but to ensure you're on the right track.
Who's ready to take their construction brand to the next level?!

This Summit includes all food and drinks. Hotel and flights are not included. Space is limited.
A look into the minds behind the Contractors Coalition Summit. 
Brad Leavitt
Brad is the President and Founder of “A Finer Touch Construction” - a Scottsdale based luxury residential and commercial builder. AFT Construction, as known throughout the industry, is an award-winning construction firm and has been nationally published in magazines such as: Fine Home Building, Luxe Interiors and Design, and Professional Builder.

Brad Leavitt is an energetic public speaker and ambassador for many national brands including Kohler, Pella, Subzero-Wolf, Cambria, Elkay and Post-it Notes. Brad completed a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from BYU in 2005 and worked on notable projects around Phoenix, including the Omni Montelucia in Paradise Valley.

His Podcast, “The AFT Construction Podcast”, is focused on bringing value to its listeners, no matter their industry. The topics are focused on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, organization, building science and construction. AFT has continued to exceed industry standards and create strong client relationships based on integrity, reliability and quality.

Brad is married to Ashley Leavitt. Together, they have 6 children, 5 girls and 1 boy. Brad is active with all 6 of his children, serves in his local community, and loves all sports.
Nick Schiffer
FOUNDER, NS Builders
Nick started NS Builders in 2014, fulfilling his lifelong dream to build amazing houses. Applying his education from Fitchburg State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Technology/Management and drawing from his real-world experience in building and construction management, Nick made the leap from employee to employer. And what began as a small carpentry company eventually earned a stellar reputation for premier home building and large-scale renovation projects, custom cabinet millwork, and even a digital media company.

Nick realized early on that surrounding himself with the right people—dedicated, talented craftsmen who shared his vision for NS Builders—would be one of the wisest investments he could make. And that decision has undeniably paid off. He generously shares his expert advice and first-hand knowledge of building and managing a construction business across multiple social media platforms, including the hugely popular Site Visits. Nick has a firm grasp on how to harness the power of social media, connecting with his followers on a personal level, and providing trustworthy advice, practical tips, and solutions to help anyone take their business to the next level.

Nick’s mission: “To expand the potential of not only myself and my company, but to share my expertise with others. The construction business is always evolving; knowing how to adapt is the key to longevity and success.”
Morgan Moliltor
CO-FOUNDER, construction2style
Morgan is the other half and co-founder of construction2style, alongside her husband Jamie. For 10 years, they’ve been tearing houses apart and creating new dream spaces not only for their clients but for themselves; starting off as a DIY home improvement blog in 2012, they quickly transitioned into a full-service interior residential design + build company in 2015. Her husband Jamie went to school for carpentry and is the talented GC behind c2s.

They started c2s from the ground up. With now over 1.7M + monthly website impressions, and 150K+ social media following, Morgan now teaches their readers how they can implement various marketing strategies and produce multiple streams of revenue through the construction industry. Whether you want to use their home improvement or marketing tutorials to DIY yourself, or hire them to completely do it for you, they’re an open book.

MN-based, but nationwide, Morgan graduated from college in Long Beach, CA with a fashion merchandising and marketing degree. Morgan has now taken that creativity and knowledge to use within their client’s homes and websites.

Morgan oversees all content creation, manages the brand partnerships, is the writing guru, and lead designer. She also heads up their online education courses and in-house monthly marketing workshops.

You can always find an infectious smile on Morgan’s face and hear her contagious laugh. She’s a forward thinker, risk-taker, and nothing makes her happier than when she gets to play a small part in making people’s lives thrive.
The Scott Resort | Scottsdale, AZ 
The Scott Resort & Spa is an ode to discovery, a love letter to life lived on the borderlands. A sanctuary set against Scottsdale’s historic downtown.
This hotel is a vibe, and will leave you feel inspired just be simply being here. More details and photos here.

To book your hotel, please click here. Please note all hotel arrangements will be at the expense of the event participant.

Optional fun!
Saturday, May 6 + Sunday 7th
AFT Custom Home Tours + Golf 
Optional fun and welcome to all past CCS attendees!

Saturday, May 6, you can join the crew and tour three AFT Construction sites, as well as the AFT Construction Office. It will be a jam packed day of inspiration and learning with Brad as our tour guide!

Sunday, May 7, before our Welcome Reception - join us for a round of golf at Grayhawk Golf Course. After that, you can then mingle with the latest round of attendees, connect with our event sponsors, and enjoy the first evening with us at the Welcome Reception.

This pre-conference fun is also welcome to all past CCS attendees as well, if you want to fly in just for the weekend at a very much discounted rate. Shoot us an email: [email protected]

6 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, May 7
Welcome + Happy Hour | South Lawn at The Scott Resort

This event will be sponsored by our friends at Andersen Windows & Doors.

Join us for an evening of networking + kicking off the third ever Contractors Coalition Summit event. Meet and greet to get to know one another, going over what the next few days will entail.

7 - 8:00 AM
Monday, May 8
Breakfast + Networking | South Lawn - The Scott Resort
We'll be meeting to kick off the morning grabbing a bite together. Please take this time to be intentional, network, meet other people in your industry, share your goals, inspire others, and be inspired. This industry is so massive that there is room for everyone at the table, and together we can achieve greatness.

However, none of this can be done on an empty stomach - breakfast will be served thanks to our sponsors at ROCKWOOL.

The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. We offer a full range of high-performing and sustainable insulation products for the construction industry.

Our insulation products are based on innovative stone wool technology and today we are the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. The ROCKWOOL group also includes a range of sister companies delivering specialist solutions for the horticultural, marine and offshore sectors.

We are committed to empowering everyone to rise to the development challenges of modern living. By using stone, one of the world's most abundant natural resources, you can make a lasting impact across generations.
From classrooms to stadiums, land to landmarks, people need spaces not only to dream big but to act on those dreams, making the world a better place for everyone. This commitment is set in stone.
8 - 9:45 AM
How do you Price a Project and Make your Company Profitable? | Heritage I
Construction is a complex business. By the end of this session, you will know how to price in your market, how to bill fees and pay your employees, how to job-cost and track payroll and know your costs. We will teach you the best method to immediately increase your profit and bottom line. It will help you understand how to bill for overhead, insurance, warranty, and incidentals. Pricing is a significant concern, especially with inflation and fluctuating price points during the pandemic. Understand how to protect yourself and your company moving forward.
10 - 11:45 AM
Construction Business Management: Contracts | Heritage I

Contracts are an essential part of your business. We will teach you how to properly contract your clients and sub-contractors and protect yourself from potential litigation. In addition, we will spend time discussing escalation clauses. How do pay apps, pay cycles, and lien waivers play a role? What is a pre-construction lien? NDA’s and Photo approval when the project is complete—the pros at the Contractors Coalition Summit will share some of their experiences and show you their contracts used to get you from start to finish.
12 - 2:00 PM
Lunch + Learn with Buildertrend | South Lawn - The Scott Resort
Lunch will be served by catering at The Scott Resort. And we'll be having a lunch & learn opportunity with our Platinum Sponsor, Buildertrend.

Buildertrend is the leading residential construction management platform. Since 2006, we’ve empowered contractors to take control of projects and bring efficiency, organization and seamless communication to every aspect of their business. Builders can stay on top of costs, supplies, staff and more in one convenient place – and take on more projects without adding paperwork and stress. For over 1 million users across 100 countries, Buildertrend has made it easy to run successful projects and deliver a five-star experience to homeowners.

2:00 - 3:45 PM
Time is money: Build a pull plan and control the process, enhancing subcontractor participation, profitability, and customer success! | Heritage I
Whether you are an experienced contractor, project manager, or a newbie, construction projects are never easy. Think of all the moving parts – employees, sub-contractors, equipment, materials, delays, and don't forget about expectations. But, if any project needs a well-thought-out execution plan and carefully mapped schedule, it's a construction project. No stone will be left unturned during this session. Learn how to involve your trade partner base to ensure success!
4- 5:00 PM
Who The Fu*k Are You: A Branding Discussion | Andrew Reilley from Slash Creative

Andrew will go in depth about the process of branding, strategy, storytelling, and how a well crafted brand identity positively impacts every touchpoint that folks experience with your brand. 

Andrew Reilley is a father, husband, entrepreneur, branding specialist, graphic designer, musician, and semi-pro pickle maker based in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is the Founder and Creative Director of Slash Creative, a branding and design agency, specializing in brand strategy, web and identity design.

Andrew began his design career in Los Angeles (and in the back of a tour bus), writing and recording music, and travelling the world as a Universal Records recording artist. He began developing branding and design for fellow touring acts and other artists on the label. Working with Grammy nominated producers and A&R executives at labels such as Geffen, Universal and Atlantic Records, he developed a passion for crafting creative identities and designs that were unique and memorable.

Reilley received a BFA in Digital Art and Communications from LSU in 2012. After working in the agency world, he took his unique brand building experience from his music career and the technical knowledge learned from the traditional approach and built something different. In 2014, he founded Slash, which has grown to be an award-winning, internationally published creative agency working with clients like Indian Motorcycles, Coca-Cola, Nascar, MLB, Budweiser, LPB and more.

He has hosted a successful, bi-annual design conference, spoken and judged at Adobe events, and has directed a community growth project that has raised funds and painted 144 murals across the city with local artists.

7:00 PM
Dinner | Roaring Fork
An evening of fun, food and drinks at Roaring Fork.

Their website describes their vibe the best:

"The Roaring Fork's Wood Fired Cooking captures the spirit of bold American cuisine, creating flavors that crackle with a rugged edge. In the Old West, the best food was prepared on a simple wood fire. This same spirit, freshness and flavor are at the heart of every dish we serve. Select from lamb, chicken, beef, pork and fresh fish entrees all perfectly prepared by wood fire rotisserie, open flame grill or wood oven roasting."

7- 8:00 AM
Tuesday, May 9
Breakfast + Networking | South Lawn - The Scott Resort
By now, you've probably formed some friendships or working relationships. So let's build on that foundation, network, reflect on all the content, and learn other perspectives on strategies.

We'll be meeting to kick off the morning grabbing a bite together.
7:45 - 8:00 AM
Morning Mashup with Crestron| Heritage I
Come learn about what our break sponsor Crestron has to offer! A quick learning session before diving into content for the day. 
8-9:45 AM
How to Build an SEO and Social Content Strategy to Drive Sales | Heritage I
This session will dig deep into various ways to use social content to drive traffic to your blog, website, online shop, and podcast to create and grow your revenue. Also, we will cover additional topics like search engine optimization (SEO), what it is, and how you can use it to grow your business and drive traffic from Google.

Guest appearance with Noah Bergland, the main SEO strategist at construction2style. Noah is the younger brother of Morgan Molitor, the co-founder of c2s. Noah will be the first to admit he is not handy with a hammer and finds himself drawn to the virtual side of the business, hence his title of Social Media Strategist. Noah, however, is handy with a paintbrush, and c2s exploits those talents from time to time, so don’t be surprised if you catch him in the field. Day-to-day, you can find him shooting content for social media, managing multiple social accounts within the industry, and ensuring our brand and the brands c2s represents show up on various search engines, like Google. He's been able to help not only c2s, but many other brands within the industry reach well over 5M monthly reach and he's going to show you how you can too within this session.

10 - 11:45 AM
How to Setup, Maintain, and Elevate Vendor Collaboration | Heritage I
Have you ever noticed how some companies don't experience product delays? Have you asked yourself why? This is because they know how to nurture their relationships with vendors. They have been developing them for years, they have direct contacts, and that's why they receive excellent customer service.

It's vital to build strong relationships with vendors and treat them with utmost loyalty and respect. As a result, your strong collaboration will always create significant value and bring returning income sources for you.
12 - 2:00 PM
Lunch + Learn with digs| South Lawn - The Scott Resort
A delicious lunch right from The Scott Resort will be served. Any dietary restrictions - we got you. All food and drinks hosted throughout these four days.

Special thank you to digs for sponsoring our lunch! They'll be chatting through their product & answering any questiosn youmay have.

2 - 3:45 PM
Managing Client Expectations | Heritage I
We live in a different world today than we have ever lived before. We are adapting, catching up, and managing client expectations daily. During this session, we'll teach you how to attract an ideal client, set up those appropriate client expectations from the start, establish proper regular communication, go over documentation to use, and more.

Being authentic and transparent about the process and realistic about pricing and timelines, defining goals, and inviting your client into decision-making process can be vital.

Learn to think like a customer!
4 - 5:00 PM
Producing Multiple Streams of Revenue Beyond Construction within the Industry | Heritage I
This session is going to be jam-packed because there are so many different revenue streams available and all you have to do is leverage your current business. We are going to discuss ad revenue, affiliate links, vendor and brand partnership referral bonuses, online retail and brick & mortar shops, courses and workshops, social media coordinating and website SEO, and the list goes on and on.
5 - 6:00 PM
A Profitable Business Starts with Vision and Goals | Timothy Wingate from G+F Business & Financial Consulting
You wouldn’t start a new project without a blueprint. Yet, so many construction businesses are running without a plan. Is your business lacking a vision and goals? Do you have a solid handle on your finances? Can you accurately estimate and schedule jobs based on past financial data? If not, you need a roadmap for your business. Timothy Wingate Jr., EA, the owner of G+F Business & Financial Consulting, walks construction companies through the exact steps to build a profitable business.

Timothy Wingate Jr. is the founder and president of G+F Business & Financial Consulting. He is a licensed Enrolled Agent and construction accountant. In May 2016, he founded G+F, recognizing the need for specialized accounting and tax services for
construction companies. Many construction businesses struggle to bridge the communication gap between their work in the field and their back office. With first-hand knowledge of the construction industry and a deep understanding of taxes and finances, Timothy provides tools, advice and financial guidance to his clients so they better understand their finances and
improve their cash flow. Timothy is a QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor and was a member of the Intuit Tax Council from 2019 to 2022. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of South Florida. He is also a member of the Construction Financial Management Association. Timothy worked for many years with his father, a licensed general contractor since 1984, giving him plenty of first-hand knowledge of the construction industry. Timothy lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife and three sons. There he also served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for a long-standing nonprofit.

7:00 PM
Dinner | El Churro Lodge
Our final night dinner together will be hosted at El Churro Lodge, sponsored by Emser Tile.

Established in 1968, Emser Tile, headquartered in Los Angeles, is the leading designer, marketer and producer of the world’s finest tile and natural stone. By offering unparalleled service and a dynamic selection of products, Emser is one of the most comprehensive sources for interior and exterior products that include porcelain, ceramic, metal, glass, quarry, decorative accents and mosaics, cut-to-size stone, setting materials, and custom manufactured products made to your specifications.

Emser products are designed for both residential and commercial projects. Emser’s nationwide locations plus four, state of the art distribution centers and over 3 million square feet of warehousing space, combine national presence with local service. This allows us to respond to the changing trends and technology.
8 - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, May 10
Breakfast + Coffee Chats with Event Hosts | Heritage I
We'll be wrapping up the conference with some 1:1 time with your event hosts for the week. Sit down and ask us questions that hadn't been covered in the content, specific issues you're going through with your company that you'd like advice on solving, or just to chat more about life with any of your event hosts. 
11:00 AM
We've loved hosting you at our third bi-annual Contractors Coalition Summit. See you next time!
Q: I'm hoping to bring a significant other with me for the trip. Are they able to attend the event with me?

As much as we'd love to include everyone in the meeting space, we're unable to extend the invite for that portion of the conference. However, we'd be more than happy to extend a guest pass to your guest for the evening functions at $200/event per person. If you're interested in this, shoot us an email to [email protected] - we'll get you taken care of. All guest passes must be secured by 4/7/2023 in order to provide accurate guest counts to our meal vendors. 
Past Events
This is what our attendees had to say about our last Contractor Coalition Summit in Nashville TN early 2022.
What others are saying about Contractor Coalition Summit
​​​​"Imagine an event that would change the direction of your business forever! The Construction Coalition Summit hosted by @[email protected] @aft_construction was one of those events! We are forever grateful for the relationships we made this week." 
- Fine Point Homes | Forth Worth, TX

"A huge thank you to everybody who organized, contributed, and helped make the #contractorcoalitionsummit a smashing success. I will admit that I was a little skeptical going into this - I have been building for over 17 years, have a small tight-knit group of trusted employees and trade partners, and like to think we have a pretty good gig. But, my mind was blown. My cup is full of new knowledge, inspiration, and new friendships, thanks to Morgan and Jamie (@construction2style ), Brad (@aft_construction ), and Nick (@nsbuilders ). THANK YOU for imparting your epic knowledge and experience, and for laughing with me…for four straight days. For a guy who takes extreme care to protect our nights and weekends, this was well worth it."
- Mark D Williams Custom Homes | Minneapolis, MN

"Left Nashville with a smile and about 12 pages of notes from Contractors Coalition Summit. Spent 3 full days learning from @construction2style, @nsbuilders, and @aft_construction along with 30 builders from all over the country. Now it’s time to get to work! Rising tides raise all ships." 
- Emergent Construction | Indianapolis, IN

"What a great event with some great people! @construction2style killed with the organization of the event and @aft_construction with @nsbuilders gave us some pivotal information that’s going to take our operation to the next level. Not only that, but also the great network of people we got to meet was also amazing. Some of the best builders in the country!" 
- Modern Renovations LLC | Wilmington, MA

"Three powerhouse days of motivation for Allyson! First, at the #contractorscoalitionsummit in Nashville, learning from @morganmolitor @construction2style and Brad Leavitt @aft_construction. Then it was over to @urbanlandinstitute to learn about the best and brightest new high-rise buildings in Chicago and finally to @aiachicago to learn everything about residential architecture.

What a hit! Listening to your talk really pumped me up to tackle social media even more and get serious. You are such a wealth of knowledge and an inspiration. I couldn’t miss an opportunity to see you speak and you didn’t disappoint – I hope you hear me when I say that because you are a rockstar."

- Integro Builders | Chicago, IL
"Just returned from three impactful days in the first #contractorcoalitionsummit led by three of the industry’s best @aft_construction @nsbuilders and @construction2style. Brad, Nick, and Morgan went above and beyond to share best practices with 30+ contractors, all of whom share a vision for excellence in our construction industry. Rising tides lift all ships. I am excited to be back in the office this morning with a plan to make immediate improvements with our people, our systems, and our processes." 
- Lost Creek Construction | Colorado Springs, CO

"Progress not perfection… I feel as though to be successful professionally or personally you need to invest in yourself. There is no such thing as perfect but you can always aim for it. I decided to invest in myself and my business over the last four days at the Contractor Coalition Summit in Nashville. It was an eye opening experience where I plan to implement what I learned to grow and better this company." 
- Mullen Building | Osterville, MA

"Had an amazing time the last 4 days at the #contractorscoalitionsummit learning from the building industry’s best. Huge respect and many thanks to @aft_construction @nsbuilders @construction2style for not holding back and putting everything they got into this intensive to get better. It’s great to connect with builders all around the nation and to see how much they all care for the homeowners they build for. This is why we do what we do! And we got to stay at the beautifully designed @bobbyhotel in Nashville. Can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned to OHYH."
- Our House Your Home | Richland Hills, TX

"It was truly a great event.  Very close knit bunch of builders from all over and very invested in growing the building community along with themselves.  The blend of building science and business strategies was incredible!

Honestly, probably received more communications from these 30 builders than shows we do with 2,000 people in attendance. As a sponsor, this was very well worth it.

On the execution side and involvement as a group, it was spot on! From the rooftop to the steakhouse, all was very elegant and cozy.

Coming out of this, I feel that long lasting connections were made and I have a greater understanding of the benefits of growing these events as the role of a sponsor."  

 - ROCKWOOL | North America

"What an event! 👌 Catch up on Nathan Anderson's experience at the four-day #ContractorCoalitionSummit in Nashville! It's such a reward getting to learn from other professionals in the construction industry who have taken their businesses to a whole new level. Thank you for having us @aft_construction + @nsbuilders and @construction2style"
- Rebuild the Block | Phoenix, AZ
We're in the process of planning our next round of Summit events. If you're interested in attending, drop us an email and we'll add you to our distribution list for when our next registration links go live. 
 Join us in Scottsdale, AZ May 7 - 10
We look forward to hosting you!

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