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Dave Yoho
Dave Yoho Associates

Dave founded a roofing company at age 28, which eventually operated with 22 branches in 13 states and in the early 1970’s had a volume of $60 million. His ideas and counseling have brought success to thousands. Dave’s experience representing Fortune 500 companies as well as entrepreneurs gives him a rich history of profit improvements, turnarounds, and in-depth problem-solving.

He is the President of the oldest, largest, and most successful consulting company representing industry businesses. He has appeared in over 150 training videos. He is the author of the best-selling book: Have a Great Year Every Year. His company developed the sales methods which are used by the most successful people in the industry.

Madison Farrell
Great Day Improvements

Madison is the Culture and Internal Communication Manager with Great Day Improvements. Starting her career at Great Day Improvements at 19, she has grown with the company, gaining deep industry insights and creating every position she has held. Key achievements include authoring the original events training manual for Patio Enclosures & Stanek Windows, establishing the company’s online chat department, and leading initiatives that significantly reduced voluntary employee turnover, enhancing employee engagement and cohesion.

Coming from a competitive equine background, Madison’s drive for competition and discipline has been instrumental in her professional development. Her unique approach to culture mirrors methodologies in sales, installation, or customer service, helping her address complex challenges with innovative solutions.

Scott Berman
Florida Window & Door
Scott is the President of Florida Window and Door which ranked #23 on Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 List for 2021. He also owns two separate industry companies, Central Window, and Indian River Glass which focus primarily on hurricane protection products.
Scott believes that in order to thrive in the industry, you must have a strict process for recruiting and hiring, which includes the use of a DISC Behavioral Profile. He also invests heavily in onboarding, training, and re-training, due to his belief that most new hires either know how to install a product or sell it – – but do not have a concrete understanding of how to do both.
Patrick Fingles
Nu Look Home Design

Patrick has been a leader in the home improvement industry for nearly two decades. As co-owner and CEO of Nu Look Home Design, he has led the development and execution of a $30M, nationally recognized, award-winning home improvement company.

In 2016, he co-founded Leap, a proprietary software that controls the in-home selling process from end to end. Patrick has dedicated much of his life to redefining the expectations of what’s possible from a home improvement contractor. Responsible for Leap’s overall strategic and cultural vision, he embodies the concept of Leap being built for the industry, by the industry.

Jennifer Lau-Hatcher
1 and Fund

Jennifer Lau-Hatcher is the Co-Founder and President of 1andFund and the host of the “Jenerator Stories” podcast. She is a passionate builder of people and businesses and specializes in training and strategy that assists her partners achieve fast and measurable business results.

Jennifer’s extensive background includes launching new lending divisions in Fintech and at Synchrony Financial, building a portfolio with over $360MM annual financed volume. She also created the first mobile game on how to use financing to grow sales.

Justin Hatcher
1 & Fund

Justin Hatcher is the President of 1 & Fund, and helps dealers effectively use financing to close more, and bigger projects. He has over twenty years in the home improvement and financing industries and provides customers with deep expertise in how to build, manage, and scale successful sales and consumer financing programs.

Justin was a previous member of the RBA Finance Council and the Big 12 Finance Council and was part of the Tundraland leadership team that grew annual sales from $25 million to over $125 million by financing over 65% of sales.

Frank Patierno
Fullthrottle.ai

Frank is the VP of Strategic Partnerships for fullthrottle.ai Technologies. He comes to fullthrottle.ai with over 23 years of sales experience. Frank has a strong understanding of how clients’ multiple marketing tactics are work together and knows how to position fullthrottle.ai strengths in any conversation. Frank began selling broadcast television and has a impressive background in TV, cable, and video from Comcast Spotlight, Effectv, and Fox.

Frank lives in South Florida and enjoys collecting buckets of bolts and joking with his fullthrottle.ai team members

Samantha McGuinness
Enabled

Samantha is a seasoned professional with a robust 12-year tenure in the home improvement industry. With a dedicated focus on non-traditional marketing, Samantha has honed her expertise over the past 8 years by successfully establishing and expanding innovative marketing departments.

As the visionary founder of Enabled, Samantha leads a specialized firm committed to empowering home improvement companies. Enabled excels in constructing creative marketing programs from inception, as well as optimizing existing strategies to enhance efficiency and drive profitability. Samantha’s commitment to excellence has positioned her as a respected leader in the industry, driving transformative change and elevating the marketing landscape for home improvement businesses.

John Pohl
Springs Connect

John Pohl is the President of Springs Connect, which has helped many home improvement companies increase the efficiency of their lead development while reducing their overall marketing cost. In short, they take unsold leads (leads that weren’t turned into appointments, leads that didn’t get presented and those presented and not sold), and with unique scripting create new leads, all the while maintaining great customers satisfaction. His call center is open 24 hours a day seven days a week to handle incoming calls and schedule home improvement appointments.

John has been involved in this industry since his graduation from college. His first position was with the then largest window company in the industry with offices in multiple states and their own window manufacturing center. Over the past 40 plus years, he has developed a distinguished track record which included being a Call Center Director for several of the nation’s top home improvement companies prior to opening Springs Connect.

Brad Yoho
Dave Yoho Associates

Brad is the Vice President of Dave Yoho Associates and is known for being one of the most creative marketing professionals in the industry and develops powerful inside sales, follow-up, nurture, and referral scripts for the leading companies in the industry.

He executed a corporate strategy redesign, which led Dave Yoho Associates from generating under 2% of business online to 50% in less than 3 years, and the introduction of a new platform to use the DISC Analysis Profile and other hiring assessments to reduce turnover and improve efficiency.

John Hicks
Dave Yoho Associates

John specializes in business development and maximizing probability for industry companies. He has over 30 years of successful experience in leadership and management and has trained in-home sales personnel for over two decades.

Prior to joining Dave Yoho Associates, John oversaw the operations of two separate successful home improvement companies. His passion lies in helping others achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals.

John has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Organizational Development and was a recipient of The Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.

Gordon Fairbanks
Dave Yoho Associates

Gordon has been active in the home improvement industry since 1980. He began as an installer of aluminum screen and glass enclosures, before founding Fairbanks Construction in 1990. Over their 29 years in business, Fairbanks Construction received numerous awards and accolades before being sold to a large national company.

As a Senior Account Executive with Dave Yoho Associates, Gordon specializes in streamlining business operations with a focus on efficiency and profitability. He is adept in working with companies ranging from start-ups to larger organizations and thrives in implementing turnarounds and helping business owners achieve “long-range” goals.

Dave Haptonstahl
Dave Yoho Associates

As an Account Executive for Dave Yoho Associates, Dave specializes in growing sales teams and indoctrinating a culture of sales leadership. He has over 25 years of industry management experience, and previously owned and operated a successful home improvement company for over 6 years.

Dave achieved numerous sales and management awards with SCI (Service Corporation International) before joining Dave Yoho Associates. He has trained thousands of salespeople in his career dating back to his time at AMRE (the largest company in the industry at the time).

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