Speakers

Dave Yoho

Dave Yoho

Dave Yoho founded a company at age 28, which eventually operated with 22 branches in 13 states and in the early ‘70s had a volume of $60 million. His ideas and counseling have brought success to thousands. Dave Yoho’s experience representing Fortune 500 companies as well as entrepreneurs gives him a rich history of profit improvements, turn-arounds and in-depth problem solving. He is the President of the oldest, largest and most successful consulting company representing small businesses. He has appeared in over 100 training videos. He is the author of the best-selling book: Have a Great Year Every Year (Oakhill Press). His company developed the sales methods which are used by the most successful people in the home improvement industry.

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Brian Smith joined Dave Yoho Associates as part of a “turn-around team” after almost 20 years experience in sales management with some of the largest and most successful home improvement retailers in the US. He now practices as a Senior Account Executive working on a broad range of consulting assignments throughout the home improvement/remodeling industry. He has developed programs for large and mid-size home improvement companies covering almost all products which are sold directly to home owners.

Joe Talmon

Joe Talmon

Joe Talmon started his in-home sales career selling Rainbow vacuum cleaners at the age of 17. He joined Dave Yoho Associates after 20+ years in management at a substantial window retail operation which averaged annual sales of $10 million to $12 million in the high-end window and siding category. He has developed sales and marketing programs for both large and mid sized home improvement companies and brings a rarely-seen passion for success in the home improvement business.

David Yoho

Rick McIntire

Rick McIntire started selling newspaper subscriptions door to door at the age of 11 and has been in sales, sales management and or executive management his entire professional career. Before joining Dave Yoho he spent 12 years with one of the largest home improvement companies in the US. He launched numerous retail operations in both medium and large markets, he managed a region of 7 cities and owned interest in a $8-10 million medium size market of his own. He is a dynamic, high energy speaker and trainer who has a lasting impact on everyone he works with.

D.S. Berenson

D.S. Berenson

D.S. Berenson serves as general and special counsel to contractors, remodeling industry manufacturers, trade associations, as well as banks and consumer lenders. His experience includes the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission. A frequent lecturer and author, Mr. Berenson was one of nine attorneys honored in the 2005 Forbes Magazine: “Special Tribute to America’s Best Lawyers”. He is the author of Pratt’s State Law and Regulation of Closed-End Credit, a six-volume treatise of installment sale practices.

Chris Behan

Chris Behan

Chris Behan has been in the internet lead generation industry for over 16 years and is an expert in all aspects of internet marketing, including search engine optimization, remarketing campaigns, and reputation management. As the president of one of the largest and fastest growing Internet marketing firms in the country, Chris understands why online lead generation is crucial to the success of any business. Chris’ familiarity with the industry, how these companies operate, their products and services, and the needs and wants of their customers, allows him to provide tailored solutions to their unique Internet marketing challenges.

Todd Bairstow

Todd Bairstow

Todd Bairstow is a founding partner at Keyword Connects, a performance marketing company exclusively serving home improvement companies. Todd’s company has a unique approach to online advertising, one that generates exceptionally high quality homeowner connections and in-home sales appointments. He hails from Arnold Worldwide in Boston, one of the largest advertising agencies in the country, and has worked in Internet marketing for 13 years. Todd is a prolific writer and speaker in the area of online marketing for home improvement, and writes a popular lead generation blog for the industry.

Brian Kaskavalciyan

Brian Kaskavalciyan

Brian Kaskavalciyan is an entrepreneur and marketing strategist specializing in the home improvement industry. He has worked with companies ranging from start-ups to 50 million dollar enterprises. As an entrepreneur, he owned 5 different home improvement companies, one of which he developed into a multi-million dollar national franchise. Brian is the founder and lead marketing strategist of gFour Marketing Group Inc., a strategic marketing firm that specializes in providing “Done For You” sales and marketing programs to home improvement companies. Brian has created a number of turnkey marketing programs, including the award-winning 1into5™ Program to help home improvement companies develop Customers for Life. Brian is also the author of “How to Double Your Profits in Six Months or Less” available now on Amazon.

Dave Azer

Dave Azer

Dave Azer has been in the home improvement industry for almost 28 years in executive leadership roles and also as an industry consultant. He is currently VP, Jacuzzi Walk-In Tubs. Dave has been successful in developing and implementing marketing and lead generation systems and processes that have enabled multiple companies to become their market leaders in their category. His area of expertise is on the marketing and lead generation side of the business.

Brian Elias

Brian Elias

Brian Elias is founder and now – past president of 1-800-HANSONS, headquartered in Troy, MI. He is also founder and owner of — Don’t’ Go, several incubating software ventures and a potpourri of businesses, including a maze company and a large domain reseller. Brian established his reputation as a successful entrepreneur by founding 1-800-HANSONS and building it into a $75 million home improvement company. The company was started in 1988 and has grown to be one of the 10 largest home improvement companies in the US; employing more than 500 people. He is responsible for numerous techniques, which today are utilized by many successful home improvement companies. Among the many awards received by Brian and his company, he was named The Fred Case Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, primarily for the advances he has achieved in technology, which include computerized canvassing, mobile appointment setting and a 1-800-HANSONS monitoring station or “command center”.

Ron Sherman

Ron Sherman

Ron Sherman is the President of a multi-million dollar ad agency headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. He specializes in producing programs for the home improvement industry. He acts as producer and spokesperson for many of those in the room today. In any given time, throughout the US, you can count on running into a Ron Sherman production television program. He has dedicated his business and his modern production studio to the art of producing leads.

Peter Bulger

Peter Bulger

From sales trainee in 1983 to the Presidency of a publicly traded corporation, Peter Bulger is the “face” of the Great American Dream. Graduating with a degree in criminal science and instead electing for a sales career, he climbed the ranks from sales trainee to sales manager to branch manager and became VP Sales for Facelifters and directed the activity of 20 branches and $50 million in sales. When Facelifters was acquired by AMRE (a public corporation); he became VP Sales in a company doing $250 million annually with one thousand salespeople. He eventually became President of US Home Systems (the largest cabinet refacing company in the United States). He has the proven ability to transform organizations and drive dramatic growth, productivity and profitability, and is also a consummate leader who draws on rich knowledge of all corporate areas — including strong P&L, business acumen, and strategic leadership.

Tony Alessandra

Tony Alessandra

Dr. Tony Alessandra helps companies turn prospects into promoters. Tony has a street-wise, college-smart perspective on business, having been raised in the housing projects of NYC to eventually realizing success as a graduate professor of marketing, Internet entrepreneur, business author, and hall-of-fame keynote speaker. He earned a BBA from Notre Dame, an MBA from the Univ. of Connecticut and his PhD in marketing in 1976 from Georgia State University. Tony is CEO of Assessments 24×7 LLC, a company that offers a variety of online assessments, including the widely used DISC profile, the Hartman HVP, Motivators (Values/PIAV) assessment, and several 360º effectiveness assessments. He is also a prolific author with 30 books translated into over 50 foreign language editions. Dr. Alessandra was inducted into the NSA Speakers Hall of Fame in 1985.

Frank Farmer

Frank Farmer

Frank Farmer is the founder and president of American Metal Roofs located in Flint, MI. In 2007, his company was recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing small companies in the United States. Frank attended Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to entering the metal roofing business, he built an apartment locator business, was a salesman then sales manager for a prominent window replacement retailer and he developed a tax business with 12 franchises throughout Michigan. His reputation has led him to be recognized as an innovator and creative marketer and “guru” in the metal roofing industry.

Jason Phillips

Jason Phillips

A change agent in home improvements from Plano, TX, Jason Phillips has one passion: renewing homes. His company, Phillips Painting, began humbly in ‘97 after 6 years painting houses with a dream of transforming homeowners’ experiences from “hohum” into “WOW”. With carefully timed additions of roofing, gutters, siding, and windows, Jason keeps creating WOW experiences for homeowners and team members alike. Dynamo and innovator, Jason’s a home improvement expert in the people business. He is quoted in Ann Marie Sabath’s best seller, What Self-Made Millionaires Do That Most People Don’t and in June 2018’s inPaint Magazine, he was featured on CNBC’s Blue Collar Millionaires. Jason’s company, now Phillips Home Improvements, is BBB A+ rated 22 years running, Consumer’s Choice Awarded 10 years, Best Picks Certified 9 years, #140 in the Top 500 Qualified Remodelers, and was a chosen finalist in 2017-18’s Torch Award for Ethics.