Gen X-Change Event Agenda April 13, 2016

Join Professional Remodelers‘ GenX-Change, a new event uniquely focused on YOU – YOUR accomplishments, YOUR challenges, and the trends of the industry from technology, diversification of your business and management effectiveness. GenX-Change will offer a day and a half of interactive content and plenty of networking time. The highlight of this event will be the awards luncheon, where past inductees over the last 5 years and this year’s 40 Under 40 winners will be honored.

April 13, 2016

6:00pm                       Meet & Greet Cocktail Reception
                                        Location: The Terrace in The Joule Hotel

April 14, 2016

8:00am-9:00am         Networking Breakfast
9:00am – 9:10am
       Conference Welcome

Tony Mancini, Publisher
Professional Remodeler

9:10am-9:55am         Keynote Speaker
Serving Your Sixth Sense

Laurie March
2011 Under 40 Winner &
HGTV’s House Counselor, as well as a host for DIYNetwork, HGTVGardens, Ulive and the Cooking Channel

9:55am-10:35am       Triple Bottom Line:
Advantages of a B Corporation Structure Redefining                             Success in Business

Reaching the highest standard of:

  • Social & Environmental Performance
  • Accountability
  • Transparency

Tom Kelly, President
Neil Kelly Company

10:35am – 10:40am  Partner Interview

10:40am-11:10am    Social Break

11:10am-11:40am    Energy Efficient Remodeling


Matt Risinger, Owner, Risinger Homes LP

11:40am-12:40pm    Managing Growth Panel Discussion


Tom Kelly, President, Neil Kelly Company

Matt Risinger, Owner, Risinger Homes LP



Sal Alfano, Director of Content

Professional Remodeler

 12:40pm – 12:45pm  Partner Interview

12:45pm-2:15pm      Awards Luncheon

12:45-1:10pm – Lunch

1:10-2:00pm – GenX-Change Awards

2016 Inductees and 2011-2015 Winners Honored


Erika Taylor, Chief of Content, Professional Remodeler

Sal Alfano, Director Content, Professional Remodeler

2:15pm-3:15pm        Diversifying Your Business Panel Discussion


President, Legal Eagle Contractors, Co.
National Vice Chair, NAHBRemodelers

Jon Cadorin, Owner
Cadorin Construction

Bradley Johns, CEO
Ready Decks Franchise Systems

Sal Alfano, Director of Content
Professional Remodeler

3:15pm – 3:20pm      Partner Interview

3:20pm-3:50pm        Social Break

3:50pm – 4:20pm      Bringing Young People Into The Industry

Where is the Industry Heading

An Interactive Discussion


Erika Taylor, Chief of Content, Professional Remodeler
Sal Alfano, Director Content, Professional Remodeler

4:20pm – 4:25pm      Closing Remarks for the Day

5:30pm                       Buses Leave for Offsite Reception/Dinner

6:00pm                       Eberhard Night Club


April 15, 2016

8:00am-9:00am         Networking Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am         Managing A New Era of Online Client Referrals 

Amazon, Facebook, Houzz,, and the list goes on. These companies have all invested heavily in matching homeowners with remodeling professionals. While today, the leads they generate are only a tiny piece of the home improvement market, they are growing fast. This presentation looks at the benefits and potential dangers of these services and remodelers should position themselves for the future.


Erika Taylor, Chief of Content
Professional Remodeler


9:30am-10:00am       Focus on how technology is changing the way the industry operates with a focus on Software Trends to make their jobs easier

10:00am – 10:05am  Sponsor Interview

10:05am – 10:30am Social Break