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.
Location
Huntington Beach, CA
Date
Nov 6 - 9, 2022 
ABOUT THE EVENT
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. Space is limited.
EVENT HOSTS
A look into the minds behind the Contractors Coalition Summit. 
Brad Leavitt
PRESIDENT + FOUNDER, AFT CONSTRUCTION
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.
HOTEL + MEETING LOCATION
Kimpton Shorebreak
Straight from the Kimpton's website: Your surfer-stylish, beachfront base camp awaits. At the Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort, your inner escape artist and professional side will realign. At our boutique Huntington Beach hotel, you will be situated just steps from the hottest sand in Surf City, USA, as well as at the epicenter of the Main Street scene. Inside the property, a relaxed, coastal vibe is created through spirited interior design, an open-air patio with cozy firepits, elevated beach-chic dining at our Pacific Hideaway restaurant and spacious, airy accommodations -- many offering views of the Huntington Beach Pier. Welcome to the most beloved resort in Orange County’s surf capital -- paradise found.

Please note all hotel arrangements will be at the expense of the event participant. However, Kimpton Shorebreak is giving all of attendees a discount and we do have a room block for you all.

To book your hotel room at the discounted rate, CLICK HERE.

SCHEDULE
6 - 10:00 pm
Sunday, November 6
Welcome + Happy Hour | The Deck

Join us on The Deck at the Kimpton Shorebreak hotel for an evening of networking + kicking off the second ever "Contractors Coalition Summit" event. Meet and greet to get to know one another, going over what the next few days will entail.

Our kickoff reception is sponsored by our friends 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.

7 - 8:00 AM
Monday, November 7
Breakfast + Networking | Bungalow Terrace
"Networking is an investment in your business. It takes time and, when done correctly, can yield great results for years to come." -Diane Helbig.

7:00 AM - We'll be meeting to kick off the morning grabbing a bite together right outside our meeting room in The Bungalow Terrace. 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.

8 - 9:45 AM
How do you Price a Project and Make your Company Profitable?
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

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 | Bungalow Terrace
A huge THANK YOU to Manomin Resawn Timbers, who will be sponsoring our first lunch together.

Manomin Resawn Timbers is all about “the good old days,” and we work passionately to bring that era to you and to your project. We recognize that reclaiming old lumber is about much more than tearing boards out of old buildings. We know that maintaining our high standards will result in the best, most beautiful outcome for you. Our diligence starts with sourcing the highest-quality wood and continues with precise milling that accentuates the best qualities and unique character of each and every board.
From the first hello to the completion of your project, we can lead or follow: We’ll inspire you, or you can inspire us with your own vision or that of your architect or interior designer.

Any dietary restrictions - we got you. All food and drinks hosted throughout these four days.

2:00 - 2:45 PM
Time is money: Build a pull plan and control the process, enhancing subcontractor participation, profitability, and customer success!
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!
2:45 - 3:45 PM
Building in a High Performance World - with Mark LaLiberte
Learn what’s influencing current trends to build net Zero or just better performing homes. We will discuss insulation and air sealing systems, water management and flashing to HVAC and improved air quality

Mark LaLiberte is the co-founder and president of Construction Instruction. He is also the Strategic Business Development Officer for Hayward Companies. He has dedicated over 35 years to the building industry. Through his lectures, site assistance, Building Better Homes video series and his mobile App, he provides builders, architects and manufactures with an in-depth look at the current and future state of housing. His work has earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), where he developed the highly acclaimed Houses that Work lecture series. The HTW Series has been delivered for over 20 years by the Ci team in 100’s of N. American cities.

He was the 2013 Building Science co-chair for the Hanley Wood Vision 2020 project and he has provided technical assistance and a voluntary board position to the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, Alaska for over 22 years. Mark also helped develop the training curriculum for the 2012 Repair Corp Project for Habitat for Humanity that provides assistance to improve existing housing for our Veterans.

He works with various manufacturers to assist in developing products and services for the next phase of efficient homes. Mark is the co-creator of the Ci App and animation studio, which developed the number one mobile App in the construction industry and builds realistic state of the art contextual animations on building science concepts and technical installation practices.

He is also President of Sales Instruction Inc., helping to bridge sales and marketing efforts to our industry. Working with leading industry suppliers and manufacturers, his sales training company creates a common language to drive sales and increase productivity for sales teams.

His passion for educating lies in knowing how vital the building industry is. Building healthy, safe, durable and efficient homes has an effect on the buyer, the builder, the economy and the planet.

Expertise: Ci’s events are far more than just presentations; they provide real solutions contractors can implement the day they meet our team. We present real-world applications gleaned from thousands of site visits, from all over the world. Audiences have a chance to learn the best techniques for building better buildings through our hands-on, casual, yet informative discussions.

Mark also leads the Ci’s Team to provide the next level of training at Ci Live in Denver, CO. This facility incorporates classroom, mock-up walls and lab experimentation over a two day course to define best practices of entire building systems from framing to advanced HVAC.

His work with Hayward Companies has helped them become a leader in the world of high performance supply chain with 7 central California lumber yards, 2 leading material handling companies, Small Planet Inc. in Olympia, WA and Vancouver, BC and partnering with Ventacity Ventilation and Air By Design.

Mark lives in Cave Creek, AZ where he has just completed his Net Zero home recognized by Professional Builder and Iconic Life Magazine as demonstrating exemplary construction practices.
4- 5:00 PM
Captivating Your Dreamy Client with Branding with Sara Schultz
HERE’S THE DEAL

You want a converting brand…

You’re a smart business owner who wants your business to work as hard as you do. You need branding and web design that compels and converts your dreamy clients. Let’s give your business the star brand treatment it deserves.

"I quit a fortune 500 retail career to chase her dreams. Which resulted in my husband and me chasing summer around the world, learning about new cultures, and experiencing things I never could have imagined. When our travel ended over two years later, I opted to invest all my energy into nurturing a business that provided an ever-full, ever-exciting life. Today, that business has me working as a branding designer and branding coach for female entrepreneurs." - Sara Schultz
7:00 PM
Dinner | BLK 
Our first dinner together, sponsored by Creston at BLK Earth Sea Spirits.

Crestron Electronics has carved the path for technological innovation since 1972. We create automation solutions that transform the way people live their lives, making their day-to-day tasks easier and improving efficiency and productivity. In the process we’ve also transformed the way those solutions are created. We strive to be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, constantly offering faster, better solutions that address the needs of customers the world over. With Crestron, you aren’t just buying top-of-the-line electronics, you are investing in scalable and customized solutions, gaining 24/7 global service and support, and sponsoring products that are designed and manufactured in America.

All food and drinks will be taken care of and are included within the ticket sale.

BLK Earth Sea Spirits is located in beautiful Huntington Beach, California. Opened in the summer of 2015 and named to the list of “Orange County’s Top 10 New Restaurants for 2016”, BLK specializes in Kobe-Style, hand cut steaks and fresh seafood.
In addition to a la carte dining, the restaurant offers a heated terrace overlooking the ocean that is wonderful for special events, romantic occasions and private functions for up to 200 guests. We are available to handle the planning of your special events and to make your dining experience comfortable and delicious.

7- 8:00 AM
Tuesday, November 8
Big Door Brunch with Andersen Windows | Bungalow Terrace
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 right outside our meeting room in The Studio Foyer.

As we all know, the Indoor-Outdoor Living trend is not going anywhere! According to a 2022 brand survey of U.S. contractors, builders, architects & homeowners: Andersen Windows & Doors offers the best options for indoor and outdoor living spaces*. Learn more about Andersen’s indoor-outdoor solutions during this ‘Big Door’ presentation with Andersen’s Product Manager, Brian Quick and California Market Development Manager, Shomaila Shoukat.

* 2022 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders, architects & homeowners
8-9:45 AM
How to Setup, Maintain, and Elevate Vendor Collaboration
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.
10-11:45 AM
How to Build an SEO and Social Content Strategy to Drive Sales
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.
12 - 2:00 PM
Lunch + Learn | Bungalow Terrace
Lunch brought to us generously by Brizo!

Brizo is a luxury fittings brand for those who understand that fashion isn’t merely about the clothes they wear—it’s about their entire lifestyle.

We create distinctive designs that don’t just complete rooms, they inspire spaces.
To that end, Brizo creates high-end collections for the kitchen, bath and shower that are constantly pushing the limits on design, craftsmanship and innovation. No detail is ever too small to be thoughtfully designed, meticulously handcrafted—and thoroughly obsessed over.

Any dietary restrictions - we got you. All food and drinks hosted throughout these four days.
2 - 3:45 PM
Managing Client Expectations
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
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
Bridge to Accountability: Empowering Your Team with Catherine Fitzgerald
In this session, you will discover how to develop a business that fuels your life rather than consumes it.

Are you the HUB of your organization? Are the details keeping you up a night? Are you struggling to get out of the weeds so you have time to focus on your Horizon?

Fostering a Bridge to Accountability means letting go of the Doing and developing the Doers. If your team owns your brand standard and can take accountability for solving problems, you no longer need to spend your time in the minutiae of the business. Imagine having the freedom to think, create, and innovate without anxiety about the details being completed to your standards.

"I was a CEO, VP and Executive Director. I’ve experienced the exhilarating takeoffs and bumpy landings that come with the job: building the plane while you fly it. You’re feeling the rush of the ROI for all your sweat equity, signing the biggest deals to date, and being recognized in your industry. Yet at the same time you recognize what got your plane to this altitude isn’t going to get your plane to 35,000 feet. I am a coach for heart-centered founders, and executives of growing midsize companies. I help leaders to develop new ways to communicate that free them from the burden of holding mental accountability for every area of their business. With me as your coach you will discover the keys to unlock scaling your business with a process that fuels your life, not consumes it."

- Catherine Fitzgerald, Executive Coach and Founder Catapult Leadership Group
7:00 PM
Dinner | Ola Mexican Kitchen
Our final evening together, sponsored by The Tile Shop will be held at Ola Mexican Kitchen in Huntington Beach, CA.

The Tile Shop, the country’s premier destination for tile and stone, The Tile Shop has a network of over 140 stores throughout the U.S. They offer a distinct assortment of more than 6,000 quality tile and natural stone selections with coordinating trim and accessory pieces, as well as industry-leading installation products, design expertise, and unmatched customer service. To see The Tile Shop’s entire product assortment, learn more about our Exclusive Trade Benefits and Pro Rewards, or set up a free design consultation, visit Tileshop.com.

Dinner is included with ticket sales. All food and drinks all four days long!

 Ola Mexican Kitchen, the brainchild of progressive restaurateurs Toby Reece and Tony Andrews – Ola, which is Spanish for “wave” and Hawaiian for “life”, is the inspiration behind Ola Mexican Kitchen, an exciting and tasty new first-to-market culinary concept located at Pacific City in Huntington Beach and 2nd & PCH in Long Beach with some of the best views on the California coast from almost every seat in the house.
8 - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, November 9
Breakfast + Coffee Chats with Event Hosts | The Shorebreak Hotel
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
Departures
We've loved hosting you at second bi-annual Contractors Coalition Summit. See you next time!
FAQ
GUEST PASS
Q: I'm hoping to bring a significant other with me for the trip. Are they able to attend the event with me?

A:
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 10/10/2022 in order to provide accurate guest counts to our meal vendors. 
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON - WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
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
TESTIMONIALS 
​​​​"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
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