Speakers


Bruce Wilkinson

Bruce WIlkinson

Bruce WIlkinson

Why are some individuals more successful than others? Is it hard work, dedication, initiative, and perseverance? Of course it is. But most successful people have something else in common that allows them to overcome obstacles time and time again. It’s enthusiasm and self-motivation!

No, we're not talking about about cheers at meetings or pep talks. We're talking about truly tapping into your number one source of future success Self-Motivation and Enthusiasm!

In this fun-filled session, our Leadership, communication, and culture implementation strategist, Bruce Wilkinson, will help you unlock the secrets of enthusiasm and self-motivation and the role these techniques play in achieving goals, dreams, and career ambitions.

Jerry Rollins

Jerry Rollins

Jerry Rollins -- speaker, author, and training director at Morris-Jenkins Heating & Air -- has 17+ years of experience in the contracting and coaching business.

Jerry says that it's not enough to "find trained technicians." If you want your progress to explode, then you need to learn how to build a workforce of technicians that take pride in working for your company.

In less than 55 minutes, Jerry will show you how one of the largest and most respected HVAC companies in the U.S. developed a "Tech Builder Program" that effectively and swiftly trained and maintained 63% of their top performing technicians in less than five years.

Edward McFarlane

Edward McFarlane

Edward McFarlane

Edward is Vice president of Sales and Training at Haller Enterprises Inc.. Haller is a Heating and Air-conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical company. Haller serves Residential and Commercial customers in Central PA. Haller has been serving its customers since 1982.

Edward has held various positions and also manages the growth of their Commercial sales team focused on growing business through the benefits of service Maintenance agreements.

Steve Lauten

Steve Lauten

Steve Lauten

Steve Lauten is President and CEO of Total Air and Heat Co. of Plano, TX, has been a part of the HVACR industry most of his life, and prior to coming to ACCA National served on the ACCA North Texas Chapter Board of Directors for multiple years, as well as stint on the TACCA Board. The company was founded by his dad Fred in 1957, and over 50 years later at the helm of the company Steve manages over 25 employees who provide both residential and commercial services to the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.

Steve has served as Chair of the ACCA Disaster Relief Committee,, as well as being a member of numerous other committees, including Industry Relations and Chapter Relations. He has an extensive background of leadership in contracting associations at the local and state levels.

Andrea Hughes

Andrea Hughes

Andrea Hughes

Andrea currently serves as the Director of Operations at DUCTZ of N Lauderdale and Pompano Beach located in Sunny South Florida. She provides an unwavering oversight in day to day operations as well as monitoring the quality of each technician's work, while ensuring to provide a stellar customer service. DUCTZ is a National Indoor Air Specialist Company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. DUCTZ caters to all homeowner and partner restoration companies' needs in the field Duct Cleaning, HVAC Restoration, Installation, Maintenance and Service.

With years of hard work and dedication, Andrea understands what it takes to provide a stand-out service in a competitive market. In order to provide first in class customer service and successfully operate a profitable company.

Dave Boduch

Dave Boduch

Dave Boduch

Dave has been a professional trainer in the plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical (PHCE) industries for over a decade. He has presented to groups ranging in size from 25 to more than 250 people, and has trained on varied topics, from field operations to call center best practices.

Dave’s 22 years of industry experience across a wide range of business operations has provided him with unique insight. He understands how both the field and office staff can and should work most effectively together, which ultimately benefit the company and the customer. His firsthand experience—excelling in roles such as a CSR, dispatcher, call center trainer, Service System trainer, controller, COO and owner within his own business—gives Dave a breadth and depth of knowledge across all facets of a business that few people have.

Laramie Sandquist

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Laramie Sandquist

Laramie Sandquist holds an undergraduate degree in business administration, an MBA in finance and risk management, and has earned several industry designations including CPCU, CLU, and ARM. His career with Federated Insurance has included positions of risk consultant, field production underwriter, risk management training manager, and risk manager – national accounts. His current position is general manager – risk management resources at Federated’s Home Office in Owatonna, Minnesota.

Laramie’s experience as a speaker, and his knowledge of and passion for risk management issues give him numerous opportunities to share his expertise with many trade association members and industry groups. He is also responsible for facilitating Federated Insurance Risk Management Academy® one- and 2½-day seminars as well as leading Federated’s Risk Management Resource Center.

Ruth King

Ruth King

Ruth King

Ruth King is Channel Manager for HVACChannel.tv; television on the Internet for contractors.  She is also President of Business Ventures Corporation. Ruth has worked in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning industry since 1987. Her work includes consulting in sales and marketing, finance, technical training, and operations challenges.  Ruth has been instrumental in helping business owners understand and profitably use the information generated from the financial segment of their businesses. She has a knack for helping business owners truly understand financials.

Mike Agugliaro

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Mike Agugliaro

Mike Agugliaro, “Business Warrior” and founder of CEO Warrior, has played a key role in building Gold Medal Services’ success, as co-owner of the company. In the last 10 years, Mike’s business-growing acumen took the company from a business making less than $1 million a year, to making more than $28 million a year. By performing a meticulous business audit, CEO Warrior targets the specific areas each business needs to address, eliminate, enhance or add in order to reach their business goals and attain what every business owner wants in the end: financial independence.

Mark Pippin

Mark Pippin

Mark Pippin is co-owner of Pippin Brothers, Inc. in Lawton, OK, with his brother, Jerry. They started the company in 1978. The company started as a service business for plumbing and HVAC. At that time the company mostly just did service on that side of the business. In 1994, they started becoming more aggressive in the service department. And today it is evenly split between mechanical and service and replacement. The company has now realized that due to the low per capita income, consumer financing is the key to success.

Brooke Duncan, III

Brooke Duncan

Brooke Duncan

Brooke Duncan joined Adams and Reese in 1992 and is a senior member of the Labor and Employment team. Hired to build the labor and employment practice of the firm, Brooke helped it grow into the 30-plus lawyer team practicing in that area today. He also co-chairs the firm’s New Business Acceptance Committee and serves as one of the firm’s labor and employment lawyers for in-house matters.

Focusing his practice exclusively on labor and employment law, Brooke is a problem-solver for employers. He represents employers in many fields including universities, hospitals, trucking companies, shipyards, restaurants, convention and trade show contractors, manufacturers, insurance brokers, and nonprofit organizations.

He de-mystifies the law so that clients can use the law as a tool to carry out their objectives and further their goals. One good example involved Brooke resolving a difficult union stranglehold on the convention and trade show industry in New Orleans, which was threatening one of the area’s most important economic engines. Brooke strategized a way to break their hold and allow employers to operate efficiently and more competitively with other cities. This also vastly expanded employment opportunities for local workers who had been unable to break into the union-dominated hiring system. Years of litigation ensued and the client ultimately prevailed. The real achievement was the transformation of the industry for the good of the clients, their employees, and the area’s economy.

Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis

Joshua is the owner of AccuTemp Services, an HVACR service & home performance company located in Baton Rouge, LA.  Through a culture of innovation, his team has grown to more than 30 people within the past 5 years and strives to be a leader within the industry.

 

Kathy Townsend

Kathy Townsend

Kathy Townsend has worked for Tradmasters Service Corp. for  many years and was an integral part of the company changing its focus to government contracting and being successful at it.