2020 TOP 500 LIVE logo

NOVEMBER 1-3, 2021

New Orleans


Monday, November 1, 2021

4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Registration/Badge Pick-Up
Marriott New Orleans, Acadia Hall Foyer


6 p.m. – 7 p.m.


TOP 500 LIVE Power Forward 2020 Welcome Reception
Mardi Gras Ballroom, New Orleans Marriott


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.


Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast and Networking
Acadia and Bissonnet Halls, Marriott New Orleans


7:55 a.m.


Conference Opens
Acadia and Bissonnet Halls, Marriott New Orleans
Patrick O’Toole and Paul DeGrandis
Sponsor recognition, Keynote Introduction


8:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.


Keynote Address: Extreme Ownership & The Dichotomy of Leadership
By Jocko Willink


9:40 a.m.


Jocko Willink, Meet-and-Greet with Attendees, Energy Break with Sponsors


10:10 a.m.


Top 500 Talk: BJ Werzyn, Founder and CEO West Shore Home,
Mechanicsburg, Pa. People, Culture and Leadership Development: Scaling from $40 million in ’18 to $400 million in ’20.


10:40 a.m.


Stepping Up: Becoming an Apex Company
How to Generate Fast and Long-lasting Growth
By Grosso University – Nick Richmond, Matrix Basement Systems; Nathan Richmond, Mad-City Windows; and Dominic Caminata, Mad-City Windows


12:00 p.m.


Lunch with Sponsors and Networking


12:45 p.m.


Top 500 Talk: Donnie McMillan Jr., CEO and Founder, DaBella
How to Develop an Attractive Brand


1:15 p.m.


Top 500 Talk: Andy Lindus, Lindus Construction
Joe Smith, Home Solutions of Iowa
Creating Opportunity for Key People and Growing Profitably


1:45 p.m.


Five Ingredients Required to Develop and Keep Top Producers
Identifying and Attracting Top People, Selling the Opportunity and More
By John Anglis, CareFree Home Pros


2:45 p.m.


Energy Break with Sponsors


3:15 p.m.


CEO PANEL: Sales and Marketing Accountability in 2020
CEO Panel Discussion and Audience Participation
B.J. Werzyn, Ken Kelly, Donnie McMillan Jr., Andy Lindus, Joe Smith and Amy Rahn


4 p.m.


Top 500 Talk: Ken Kelly, Kelly Roofing
Powerful Sales Management: Leading a team from $5mm to $50mm in revenue growth.


4:25 p.m.


Top 500 Talk: Amy Rahn., CMO and Co-Owner, NewSouth Windows
Marketing from Zero to $100 Million in 9 years


4:50 p.m.


CEO PANEL: Certified Contractors Network, Moves You are Making Now
Panel Discussion led by Scott Siegal, CEO of CCN, including
John Martindale - Brothers Services, Baltimore; Tim Brown Jr. - RGS Exteriors and Construction, Salt Lake City, Utah; John Gwaltney - Virtus Family of Companies, Woodstock, Ga.; Bryan Miller - Outback Deck, Woodstock, Ga.; Carlos Rodriguez - Mr. Roofing, Inc., South San Francisco, Calif.; Randy Hann - Contract Exteriors, Myrtle Beach, S.C.


5:35 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Networking Reception with Prizes from Sponsors
Acadia and Bissonnet Halls, Marriott New Orleans


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.


Continental Breakfast with Sponsors
Acadia and Bissonnet Halls, Marriott New Orleans


7:45 a.m.


Welcome and Introductions
Patrick O’Toole


8 a.m.


Top 500 Talk: Joe Talmon, CEO
The Art and Science of a Turnaround


8:30 a.m.


Top 500 Talk: Patrick Fingles, CEO, Nu Look Home Design Inc.
One-Step Back, Two Steps Forward: Rethinking Your Business and Re-branding.


8:55 a.m.


Keynote Address: Coaching Your People into Sales Champions
By Keith Rosen


10 a.m.


Energy Break with Sponsors


10:30 a.m.


Top 500 Talk: Sal Ferro, CEO, Alure Home Improvements
The Big Reveal: Partnering with Extreme Makeover, Home Edition


10:55 a.m.


Ultimate Sales Leadership
The success of any organization lies in its leadership. In their ability to motivate, train, and bring together a team and inspire individuals to generate peak performance results. In their commitment to set standards high and lead fairly, honestly, and communicate at extraordinary levels.
By Chuck Thokey


11:40 a.m.


CEO PANEL: Embracing Change to Improve Your Business
CEO Panel Discussion and Audience Participation
Brad Hillier, CEO, Re-Bath, Joe Talmon, Sal Ferro, Patrick Fingles


12:30 a.m.


Networking Lunch


1:15 p.m.


Crushing It with Online Leads in 2020
The Rise of Google Local Services and the Changing Digital Leads Landscape
By Todd Bairstow, Chris Behan and Brian Kaskavalciyan


2:15 p.m.


Why Brand Building Should Be Your No. 1 Objective
Sell at higher prices, close deals faster, weather the inevitable recession and have investors begging to buy your business.
By Rich Harshaw, Level 10 Contractor


3 p.m.


TOP 500 LIVE Concludes