Legends of the Home Improvement Industry

The Sales & Marketing Executive Symposium, invites you to join in a celebration of the Legends and Leaders of the Home Improvement Industry prior to seminart on Tuesday, November 5th.

The Legends Awards Ceremony debuted in 2000 and has been given away to over 30 recipients in its history. Many of them will be present as this year’s awards are given away.

The reception preceding the awards program will provide you an opportunity to rub shoulders with industry Leaders, Past Legends and meet the Legends who will be inducted during the presentation, which follows.

After the program we will head down the street to Old Forester Distillery for a bourbon tour/tasting.

  • 3:00-4:00 PM – Reception w/ hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
  • 4:00-5:15 PM – Honoring Past Legends & the 2019 Legends Recipients Program (filmed)
  • 5:30-7:00 PM – Bourbon tour/tasting at Old Forester Distillery

This is an event you won’t want to miss. Tickets are only $89. If you get between 2-9 tickets, they are only $74 per person. If you get 10 or more tickets they are only $64 per person.

Hosts: TBD

Past Legends: 

  • Gerald Beyers, President & C.E.O., ABC Seamless Siding Corp. (Fargo, ND)
  • Murray Gross, President & C.E.O., U.S. Remodelers, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
  • David Moore, Chairman & C.E.O., Garden State Brickface, Inc. (Roselle, NJ)
  • Harley Schrager, Co-Chairman, Pacesetter Corporation (Omaha, NE)
  • Rodney Thomas, President & C.E.O., Thomas Construction Company (St. Louis, MO)
  • Nino Vitale,  President & C.E.O., TEMO Sunrooms Inc. (Detroit, MI)
  • Nicholas A. Cogliani, President, Newpro (Woburn, MA)
  • Kenneth Greene, President, St. Clair Corp. (St. Louis, MO)
  • Norman Kailian, President, Appleby Window Systems (York, PA)
  • Jerome (Jerry) Kaufman, Founder, Alside, Inc. (Akron, OH)
  • Melvin H. Rosenblatt, Chairman, Mid South Building Supply (Springfield, VA)
  • Philip Schrager, Founder, Chairman, Pacesetter Corporation (Omaha, NE)
  • James Felton, President, Southern Industries (Augusta, GA)
  • Larry Judson, C.E.O., K-Designers (Rancho Cordova, CA)
  • Norman Rales, President, Kenwood Financial (Potomac, MD)
  • Patrick Trompeter, President, Erie Construction Midwest, Inc. (Toledo, OH)
  • Dan Betts, President, Deck America (Woodbridge, VA)
  • Martin Chaikin, Chairman, C.E.O., The Window Place (Fairfax,VA)
  • Gary Iskra, C.E.O., Pacesetter Corporation (Omaha, NE)
  • Alvin Levine, Co-Founder, Champion Window Mfg. Co. (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Mitchell Spector, President, Woodbridge Home Exteriors (Dallas, TX)
  • Lee Wegner, Vice President, ABC Seamless, Inc. (Fargo, ND)
  • Joe Zisman, President, RbA of Central PA (Mechanicsburg, PA)

Lifetime of Leadership Award Winners:

  • Harriet Stein
  • Joseph J. Lyman, Esquire
  • Mervin Snyder, Past C.E.O. & Chairman, Jones & Brown (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • John Manning, V.P. Sales & Marketing, VIPCO/Crane Performance Siding (Columbus, OH)
  • Frank Gorell, Founder & President, Season All Industries (Indiana, PA)
  • Terry Ferrero, President & C.E.O., American Wholesale Building Supplies (Smyrna, GA)
  • D.S. Berenson, Senior Managing Partner, Johanson Berenson LLC (McLean, VA)
  • Wayne Frederick, Former VP, Alside (Cleveland, OH)
  • George & Pam Faerber, Co-Owners, Bee Window, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Ray & Ron Melani, Co-C.E.O.’s, Melani Brothers, Inc. (Yorktown, VA)
  • Larry J. Stone, C.E.O., L.J. Stone Company (Muncie, IN)
  • Ron Wagner, Past C.E.O. & Chairman, AMRE, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
  • Don Bruce, C.E.O., American Home Design (Goodlettsville, TN)
  • Carl Hyman, C.E.O., Alure Home Improvements (Hicksville, NY)
  • Marvin Zisman, Founder, Ambassador Home Improvements (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Rick Duggan, President & Owner, America’s Best Home Remodelers, Inc.
  • Richard Kaller, Founder & C.E.O., Certified Contractors Network
  • Rob Levin, President, Statewide Remodeling, Inc.
  • George Lewis, President, Taylor Construction Company Inc.
  • Peter Bulger, President, U.S. Home Systems, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
  • Jim Hall, President, TEMO Sunrooms, Inc. (Clinton Township, MI)
  • Salvatore Ferro, President, Alure Home Improvements (East Meadow, NY)
  • Michael Beldon, Chairman, Beldon Enterprises (San Antonio, TX)
  • Gordon Fairbanks, President, Fairbanks Construction Company (Ocala, FL)
  • Bob & Ivan Kaplan, Co-Chairmen, Koolvent Aluminum Products (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Renee DeLorenzo, VP of Sales, RbA of Central NJ (Roselle, NJ)
  • Ed Augustine, CEO, Paramount Builders (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Brian Elias, Former President, 1-800-HANSONS (Troy, MI)
  • Frank Farmer, Founder/President, American Metal Roofs (Flint, MI)
  • Adam Kaliner, Founding Partner, Power Home Remodeling (Chester, PA)
  • Anthony & Vince Nardo, President/Vice-President, Reborn Cabinets (Anaheim, CA)