2020 TOP 500 LIVE logo

MARCH 17-19, 2020

New Orleans

The speaker lineup for 2020 will be revealed September 16.


Keynote Speakers

Michael E. Gerber

Michael E. Gerber
Author, Authority on Entrepreneurship

Michael E. Gerber has authored 32 books on entrepreneurship and small business management. His N.Y. Times bestseller, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work And What to Do About It, is utilized in 118 Universities as a foundational entrepreneurial textbook, and is translated in 29 languages.

Scott Hess
Consultant, Expert on Millennials 

Scott Hess is the Chief Marketing Officer at Publicis Media agency Spark Foundry. He’s also one of the leading experts on American youth, particularly the Millennial generation. Join us for an exciting presentation on how the largest living generation affects your business, and how to capitalize on their market power.

Home Improvement Pro Speakers

Mark Curry, President
Your Remodeling Guys
York, Pa.

Mark Curry is an engineer by training who helped make Appleby Systems one of the largest home improvement companies in the U.S. Today he is owner of a fast-growing firm that serves the northeast region of the U.S.

Jeff Gear, CEO
TSR Concrete Coatings
Lena, IL

Jeff began his career selling for Erie Construction Midwest in 2009.  Since that time he has become the co-owner of Get-A-Pro and Owner & CEO of TSR Concrete Coatings. After many years of recruiting, hiring and training $1,000,000 sales reps, Jeff has turned his focus on digital marketing via Facebook & Instagram.

Larry Green, CEO
System Pavers, Santa Ana, Calif.
#8 on the 2018 Top 500

Larry Green is founder and CEO of System Pavers, the largest residential outdoor living design and construction firm in the U.S. A native of South Africa, he is an advocate for the role and value of outdoor living and home improvement.

Heather Heydet, Marketing Director
EXOVATIONS, Cumming, Ga.
#102 on the 2018 Top 500

Heather is the Marketing Director and Brand Embassador for EXOVATIONS. Her prior positions included senior director at ADP and VP of Pyramid Consulting, where she worked with brands including Gatorade, Wal-Mart, Arm & Hammer, International Paper.

Brad Hillier, CEO
Re-Bath, Tempe, Ariz.
#2 National on the 2018 Top 500

Brad Hillier is CEO of Re-Bath and Home Brands Group, which recently repositioned its brand to offer complete bathroom remodels and tub and shower updates, plus aging and accessibility solutions. He joined Re-Bath as the CFO in 2010.

Nathan Richmond, President
Mad City Windows & Baths, Madison, Wis.
#30 on the 2018 Top 500

Richmond began selling home improvements in 2002 for Paramount Improvements where he became the company’s first million-dollar salesman. He is now president of Mad City Windows and Baths where under his leadership, sales have increased from $4 million in 2009 to $51 million in 2018.

Nick Richmond, President
Matrix Basement Systems
Arlington Heights, Ill.
#74 on the 2018 Top 500

Richmond turned his passion for home improvement into a multi-million dollar business with sales expected to reach $23 million in 2018. Matrix is one of the largest remodeling firms in the U.S.

Adam Shampaine, CEO
Homefix Custom Remodeling, Baltimore
#18 on 2018 the Top 500

Adam came to Homefix Custom Remodeling in 2005 after completing five years on Capitol Hill. In 2014, he was named the CEO of HCR to unify the company under an ideology to ensure HCR remains a customer service firm, first and foremost.

Michael Strmac, CFO/Co-Founder
Universal Windows Direct
Oakwood Village, Ohio
#11 on the 2018 Top 500

Strmac is co-founder of Universal Windows Direct in Cleveland and never looked back. The company has company-owned branches in the midwest along with 40 dealerships. In 2010 Strmac was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Roone Unger, Owner
#102 on the 2018 Top 500

As a 100 percent commission aluminum siding salesman in the early 1990s, Unger discovered that a “one-call close” was not for him. In 1996, he decided to change that by founding his own business.

All-Star Experts

John Anglis
CareFree Home Pros, Avon, Conn.

In addition to helping salespeople all over the country, Anglis owns and operates a growing home improvement firm. His unique sales methods are proven to increase closing ratios while elevating customer satisfaction.

Todd Bairstow, Online Marketing Expert
Keyword Connects, Waltham, Mass.

Bairstow is an online marketing expert with 18 years of experience in lead generation. He founded Keyword Connects in 2005, where he developed a “Pay Per Lead” business model and turned the company into a leading provider of leads.

Chris Behan, President
Socius Marketing, Tampa, Fla.

Behan is an internet marketing pioneer with 23 years of experience. He understands the key components of successful online marketing strategies that yield long-lasting results for companies of all sizes by developing online identities to
tap new markets.

D.J. DesJardins
Absolute Aluminum, Venice, Fla.

D.J. DesJardins operates three home improvement firms and employs 200. His company ranks among the Top 50 Gulf Coast contractors. His company is a Guildmaster Award winner and an Angie’s List Super Service winner.

Randy Hann
Contract Exteriors, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

After spending a career in residential construction, Hann founded Contract Exteriors in 2009. Contract Exteriors now has five offices throughout North and South Carolina.  Recently, the company was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the 25 fastest-growing companies in South Carolina. 

Tony Hoty
Tony Hoty Training & Consulting

Hoty is widely recognized as the industry’s leading authority on face-to-face marketing. For 25 years, he has exhibited the highest levels of proficiency in door-to-door canvassing and event marketing, as well as in-store lead generation. 

Brian Kaskavalciyan
gFour Marketing Group, Miami

Kaskavalciyan is co-founder and lead marketing strategist for gFour Marketing Group Inc., a company that works behind the scenes with hundreds of successful home improvement companies to develop “Customers for Life.”

Rick McIntire, Account Executive
Dave Yoho Associates, Fairfax, Va.

McIntire is an account executive with Dave Yoho Associates. His sales experience spans two decades where he has spent 12 years in management for one of the largest home improvement firms. He has created sales training programs for large and small firms.

Tim Musch
MarketSharp, LaCrosse, Wis.

Musch has spent 25 years developing and refining CRM systems for contractors in the remodeling industry. Musch is director of business development for MarketSharp, which supplies solutions to over 4,000 successful remodelers.

Carlos Rodriguez
Mr. Roofing, San Francisco

Rodriguez is owner and president of Mr. Roofing Inc., a roofing and solar company. He has led Mr. Roofing for 20 years and has helped it win national awards for installation and training excellence, as well as consumer protection.

Pete Scudder
Scudder Roofing, Monterey, Calif.

Scudder and wife Karen founded Scudder Roofing out of his garage on the Monterey Peninsula in 1982. With more than 23,000 roofs installed from Big Sur to Carmel and beyond, Scudder has become the area’s premier roofing contractor. 

Scott Siegal
Maggio Roofing, Washington, D.C.

Scott is owner of Maggio Roofing in Washington, D.C., and also owns the Certified Contractors Network. You can learn more about CCN by going to the website, contractors.net.

Brian Smith, Sr. Account Executive
Dave Yoho Associates, Fairfax, Va.

Smith joined Dave Yoho Associates 12 years ago as part of a “turnaround team” for companies dealing with hiring, training and profitability issues. He has 20 years of experience in sales management with some of the largest home improvement firms.

Joe Talmon, Sr. Account Executive
Dave Yoho Associates, Fairfax, Va.

Talmon started his in-home sales career selling Rainbow vacuums at age 17. He joined Dave Yoho Associates after more than 20 years at a substantial window retail operation that averaged annual sales of $10 million to $12 million in windows and siding.

Rodney Webb
Rodney Webb, LLC, McDonough, Ga.

A 20-year sales veteran, Webb currently serves as a sales coach and adviser to several multibillion-dollar conglomerates. His training seminars are famous for providing real-life scenarios and contagious motivation.

Dave Yoho
Dave Yoho Associates, Fairfax, Va.

Dave Yoho is president of the oldest, largest and most successful consulting company representing small businesses. He founded the company at age 28, which he eventually operated with 22 branches in 13 states. His ideas and counseling have brought success to thousands. His experience representing Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs gives him a rich history of profit improvements, turnarounds and in-depth problem solving.