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  • Financial Management – Live Online (Nov. 5, 12, 19)

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/05/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Improve productivity and increase profits by applying financial management techniques used in successful businesses. This live online course for building professionals discusses financial tools you can apply immediately to achieve financial success. Learn how to work with annual operating plans and budgets, financial reports, operating ratios and revenue forecasts that control profitability. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Nov. 4.

    Improve productivity and increase profits by applying essential financial management techniques used in successful businesses. This live online course for building professionals discusses financial tools you can apply immediately to achieve financial success. Learn how to work with annual operating plans and budgets, financial reports, operating ratios and revenue forecasts that control profitability.  The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET.   

    Participants in this course will be able to:

    • Review a current business plan and results
    • Identify personal and business goals
    • Build pro formas and operating plans that incorporate personal and business goals
    • Identify ways to effectively manage business results and respond to changes
    • Identify ways to improve the long-term health of the company

    Instructor: Bill Asdal, CGP, CGR, GMB, Asdal Management, LLC

    Course Length: 6 hours

    NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours toward  CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM

    Elective for NAHB Designations: CGA, GMB, GMR

    Important Registration Details:

     Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the materials associated with this course.

    This course is non‐transferrable. Do not use another individuals login information to register for this course. You must login to nahb.org as yourself to receive your certificate of completion and credit for this course.  If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now.

    After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Nov. 4. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m.  ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Nov. 4. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: dkrat@nahb.org.    

    Bill Asdal, CGP, CGR, GMB

    Asdal Management, LLC

    Bill Asdal, CGP, CGR, GMB, began building in 1973.  Actively working for the industry, he is a past President of the Community Builders Association of New Jersey and was named National Remodeler of the Year by the NAHB Remodelers Council. He authored “The Paper Trail: Systems and Forms for Professional Remodelers” with Wendy Jordan and “Defensive Estimating: Protecting your Profits” sold on www.builderbooks.com.  

    Bill holds a BA in Industrial Education and a Masters in School Administration and Supervision. A former teacher and a licensed secondary school principal, Bill is a frequent speaker on real estate investment, building and remodeling issues. He has dedicated much of his time to industry research and the creation of better builder relationships which enhance supply chain successes.  Bill is a past Chairman of the NAHB Remodelers Council representing the remodeling interests of the 200,000+ - member organization. He recently received an Achievement Award for “Educating an Industry” from Reed Business Information Systems and has twice been awarded NAHB Education’s Instructor of the Year designation.

  • Social Media Marketing for Your Business – Live Online (October 1, 8, 15)

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/01/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This course is designed to help companies think strategically about social media and how it fits into the “big picture.” A well-designed marketing program must start with a strong foundation comprised of the company website, brand and content. After the foundation is in place, tactics like social media can be incorporated to drive traffic to the website. This course will help participants to craft a marketing plan that includes social media as a key component. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Sept. 30.

    This course is designed to help companies think strategically about social media and how it fits into the “big picture.” A well-designed marketing program must start with a strong foundation comprised of the company website, brand and content. After the foundation is in place, tactics like social media can be incorporated to drive traffic to the website.

    The world has changed; it is no longer enough to just be online. Millennials have changed the game for all generations. The sales process is about the user experience, so make it fun!

    Most companies have a website, Facebook and Twitter pages and various other social media accounts. Often what they are missing is the strategy to make them work together and produce results that meet goals. This course will help participants to craft a marketing plan that includes social media as a key component.

    Participants in this course will be able to:

    • Identify the fundamentals of a sound marketing foundation
    • Recognize how social media relates to the company’s marketing foundation
    • Use content calendars to effectively plan and maintain a strategic program
    • Identify and engage the right audience
    • Discover how to start conversations today for sales tomorrow

    Instructor: Carol L. Morgan

    Course Length: 6 hours

    NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Important Registration Details: 

    Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the materials associated with this course.

    This course is non‐transferrable. Do not use another individual’s login information to register for this course. You must log in to nahb.org as yourself to receive a certificate of completion and credit for this course. If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now. 

    After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Sept. 30. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m.  ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Sept. 30. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: dkrat@nahb.org.  

  • How Does Your Marketing Measure Up?

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/12/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Do you ever wonder if your marketing measures up? What is the c-suite looking for when it comes to measuring marketing? Our How Does Your Marketing Measure Up? webinar will show how to use analytics to measure marketing success for website, email, advertising and social media initiatives. This webinar is designed to answer all the questions the c-suite will have before they ask them.

    This webinar is FREE for LSC Council Members until December 31, 2019. Log in to http://nahb.org with your regular username and password, and the webinar price will be "$0" when added to your cart.

    Do you ever wonder if your marketing measures up? What is the c-suite looking for when it comes to measuring marketing? Our How Does Your Marketing Measure Up? webinar will show how to use analytics to measure marketing success for website, email, advertising and social media initiatives. This webinar is designed to answer all the questions the c-suite will have before they ask them.

    Learn how to help company leaders understand the marketing process and how strategic touchpoints, from social to digital to traditional outreach, push prospective customers to your website and influence consumer decision-making.

    Learn how to effectively track prospect responses and analyze data to determine the sales funnel and how to incorporate the most effective tactics, or tweak existing ones, to best engage and influence your target marketing.

    Participants in this webinar will:

    • Understand where to find relevant marketing data and set metrics.
    • Learn how to effectively report on marketing performance to the c-suite.
    • Find ways to utilize marketing analytics to make decisions for future marketing.

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Live Webinars: Individuals who register for a live webinar are provided access to the webinar replay for 12 months from the date of purchase. All replays are available approximately 24-48 hours after the live event.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, September 11. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, September 11. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    Carol Morgan

    President, Denim Marketing

    Carol Morgan, president of Denim Marketing, focuses on marketing strategy and integrating public relations, social media, content and creative to tell engaging stories for clients that garner measurable traffic and show ROI. Denim Marketing is proud to celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2019. Carol is the author of four books, including her latest “Social Media Marketing for Your Business,” published by Builder Books.  She is the creator of the nationally-ranked and award-winning www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.comSM Atlanta’s most popular real estate news blog. Her Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast launched in 2011 and features the movers and shakers in the Atlanta real estate industry, as well as nonprofits, attractions and things to do on the Around Atlanta edition. Carol serves as one of NAHB Chair Greg Ugalde’s advisors. She is a member of the Associates Council and past Membership Chair and past chair of NAHB’s Professional Women in Building Council, Carol was awarded the prestigious 2016 Woman of the Year from the Professional Women in Building. She is a graduate of Oglethorpe University and the recipient of the 2008 Spirit of Oglethorpe Award, PRSA Georgia Chapter’s George Goodwin Award, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s 2008 Associate of the Year and 2012 Council Chair of the Year. Carol holds the MIRM (Masters in Residential Marketing), CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) and CSP (Certified Sales Professional) designations from NAHB.

    In her free time she manages a 20 acre farm with multiple critters, is the mother of an incredible son, gardens, rides dressage and explores various recipes. 

  • Missing Middle Housing: Addressing Unmet Demand for Housing Choice

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/11/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Opticos Design Principal Daniel Parolek inspired a new movement for housing choice in 2010 when he introduced the concept of the “missing middle” in American housing. ‘Missing Middle Housing’ is a transformative concept that highlights the need for diverse, affordable housing choices in sustainable, walkable places. In our Missing Middle Housing: Housing Types to Address the Unmet Demand for Housing Choice webinar, Daniel Parolek will explain, illustrate and compare examples of Missing Middle Housing, and demonstrate how communities far and wide have effectively begun using the concept to build momentum for livable communities, while addressing important issues such as housing affordability, housing choice, and neighborhood compatibility along the way.


    This webinar is FREE for Multifamily Council members, Housing Credit Group Members (HCG Complimentary Member, HCG Builder Member, HCG Associate Member, and HCG Steering Committee Member) until December 31, 2019. Log in to http://nahb.orgwith your regular username and password, and the webinar price will be "$0" when added to your cart.

    How can we make more affordable and accessible housing available to more people of all ages, abilities, incomes and backgrounds in thriving and connected neighborhoods? With demand for walkable living options on the rise, duplexes, fourplexes and courtyard apartments have become an increasingly important part of livable communities nationwide. Missing Middle Housing is a transformative concept that highlights the need for diverse, affordable housing choices in sustainable, walkable places.

    In our Missing Middle Housing: Addressing Unmet Demand for Housing Choice webinar, Daniel Parolek, founder of Opticos Design and the country’s foremost expert on Missing Middle Housing, will explain, illustrate and compare examples of Missing Middle Housing, and demonstrate how communities far and wide have effectively begun using the concept to build momentum for livable communities, while addressing important issues such as housing affordability, housing choice and neighborhood compatibility along the way.

    Participants in this webinar will:

    • Illustrate the Missing Middle Housing types and shared design characteristics among these types.
    • Discuss the zoning and other regulatory barriers to building new Missing Middle Housing types.
    • Interpret the integration of Missing Middle types into existing neighborhoods and discuss how new zoning and parking standards can impact your community.

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Live Webinars: Individuals who register for a live webinar are provided access to the webinar replay for 12 months from the date of purchase. All replays are available approximately 24-48 hours after the live event.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, September 10. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, September 10. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    Daniel Parolek

    AIA, Founder & Principal, Opticos Design

    Dan’s passion for helping people design and plan better communities began with his small-town upbringing in Columbus, Nebraska, which inspired a lifelong interest in studying American towns and how they work best. He is the driving force behind the movement for “Missing Middle Housing,” a term he coined in 2010, which has been covered by The Washington PostProfessional BuilderNextCityOn Common Ground (National Association of Realtors)Planetizen and AARP.

    Dan has a deep understanding of the collaborative process that goes into designing and building communities and towns, and has a long track record of successful partnerships on projects ranging from small infill to large master plans. He is particularly focused on developing housing that meets the needs of a changing demographic audience and allowing builders and developers to target their projects for the widest possible range of buyers.

    In addition, as an international expert in Form-Based Coding, Dan is a sought-after partner in bringing place-based thinking to zoning. He is a founding board member of the Form-Based Codes Institute and co-author of the seminal book: Form Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-parolek-a817a514/

  • Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals – Live Online (Sept. 10, 17, 24)

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/10/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Today’s customers are demanding, selective and very well-educated. So how do you stand out from the crowd and make your brand relevant? This course will give you an overview of the many types of marketing and sales tools available today to help you build your unique brand and a positive reputation so you can engage potential customers, clients and referral partners. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Sept. 9.

    The days of “build it or remodel it and they will buy” are a thing of the past. Today’s customers are demanding, selective and very well-educated. So how do you stand out from the crowd and make your brand relevant? This course will give you an overview of the many types of marketing and sales tools available today to help you build your unique brand and a positive reputation so you can engage potential customers, clients and referral partners. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Sept. 9.

    Participants in this course will be able to:

    Identify social media and emerging technology to enhance marketing

    Describe time-tested and cutting-edge tactics to increase the effectiveness of advertising, promotions and public relations

    Identify a variety of methods to generate and qualify sales leads

    Describe positive strategies to close the sale

    Describe follow-through techniques that lead to great referrals

    Instructor: Dianne D. Beaton, CGA, CAPS, Owner and Visionary Diva, 2DiFore Marketing Solutions

    Course Length: 6 hours

    NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, GMR, CGP, CSP, Master CGP and Master CSP 

    Elective for NAHB Designations: CGB, CGR

    Important Registration Details:

    Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the materials associated with this course.

    This course is non-transferrable. Do not use another individuals login information to register for this course. You must login to nahb.org as yourself to receive your certificate of completion and credit for this course.  If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now.

    After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Sept. 9. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m.  ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Sept. 9. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: dkrat@nahb.org.    

    Dianne D. Beaton, CGA, CAPS

    Owner and Visionary Diva, 2DiFore Marketing Solutions

    Dianne D. Beaton is the Owner and Visionary Diva for 2DiFore Marketing Solutions, LLC, located in Ruskin Florida specializing in marketing, business development strategies, web design, web management and unique branding initiatives that incorporate social media portals.

    Dianne has substantial experience and success in Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) markets. Her can do attitude has resulted in many successful fundraising as well as revenue generating programs for the companies and various organizations she is involved with.

    She has over 30 years of award winning marketing and business management experience in the service business area. As the Marketing & Business Development Manager for a private water treatment firm in Manchester, NH she implemented consistent well laid out plans that resulted in revenues moving from $900,000 in sales to over $3.2 million in sales.

    Dianne holds a degree in Business Management and Marketing from Hesser College. In addition she has obtained the professional designation of CGA & CAPS and is an accomplished instructor with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). She has been inducted into the NAHB Society of Honored Associates, named the NAHB Associate Member of the Year in 2014, named the NAHB CGA Designee of the Year in 2005 and served as the NAHB National Associate Chairman (NAC) from January 2015 to January 2017. 

    Her Association activities include, 2017 Vice Chair NAHB Public Affairs & Association Communication Committee, Chair and Vice Chair of the Associate Members Committee at NAHB, NHHBA 2017 Life Achievement Award Recipient, past V.P. Associate Director NHHBA; NAHB Life Associate National Director; 18+ year Board member for the Greater Manchester/Nashua Area Home Builders & Remodelers Association; named NHHBA Associate of the Year twice; named local Associate of the Year for Nashua & Manchester; past Chair Cornerstone Awards 2007 & 2008; past Chair of the Associate Council 2005 – 2007; Spike level 200; Volunteer Coordinator for the annual NHHBA Home Show (2006 to 2015); past NH Build PAC Trustee Chairman in NH is a Gold Key contributor and was responsible for many other non dues revenue events for her local and State Association. She is a current member of the Manatee-Sarasota BIA , Florida Home Builders Association and Future Builders of America in Florida.

  • The Master Instructor Webinar Replay Series

    Contains 4 Product(s)

    The Master Instructor Webinar Series includes four webinar replays presented by John Barrows, Vince Butler, Wanda Gozdz and Tom Stephani. John presents "Purchase Orders for Profit;" Vince presents "Effective Time Management for Business Owners;" Wanda presents "Creating a Client Assessment Procedure for Aging in Place;" and Tom presents "Pricing for a Profit--Making Your Margins Your Risk."

    July 24, Effective Time Management for Business Owners, Vince Butler: We all have the same amount of time each day.  Ever wonder why some business owners seem to get more done and have time left over for family, hobbies, vacations, etc.?  In our webinar, Effective Time Management for Business Owners, you will learn how systems development can help you more efficiently complete the routine tasks of running your business and reduce hiccups, like errors and omissions that cost you time and money every day.  

    August 1, Purchase Orders for Profit, John Barrows: A successful purchase order system is more than just a formal order for materials or work, and proper implementation impacts several business systems including purchasing, estimating, job costing and accounts payable. In our webinar, Purchase Orders for Profit, participants will learn how to successfully implement and optimize a purchase order system to create efficiency, accountability and ultimately increase profits.

    August 8, Pricing for a Profit--Making Your Margins Your Risk, Tom Stephani: Pricing your work is not a “one size fits all” proposition. Too many builders and remodelers use the same mark-up or margin for every job without considering all the factors that should influence pricing. In our webinar Pricing for a Profit—Making Your Margins Match Your Risk, we’ll review all the factors that can and should influence a successful pricing structure and your ability to make a fair return for the work and risk involved.

    August 15, Creating a Client Assessment Procedure for Aging in Place, Wanda Gozdz: An aging-in-place client assessment starts at the curb and requires the assessor to be an “observer of the observed.” Through the presentation of two case studies during our webinar Creating a Client Assessment Procedure for Aging in Place, participants will learn how to conduct a thorough interview with a client with a progressive health condition through an interactive checklist process, and design solutions that provide security, safety, ease of use and beauty.

  • Creating a Client Assessment Procedure for Aging in Place

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    An aging in place client assessment starts at the curb and requires the assessor to be an “observer of the observed”. Through the presentation of two case studies during our webinar Creating a Client Assessment Procedure for Aging in Place, participants will learn how to conduct a thorough interview with a client with a progressive condition through an interactive checklist process, and design solutions that provide security, safety, ease of use and beauty.

    In our webinar Creating a Client Assessment Procedure for Aging in Place, we will share two case studies focused on older adults with progressive conditions. The clients’ children and their families will be relocating to care for their parents. We’ll discuss who aging in place professionals need to consult to identify the challenges a multi-generational family faces, and what approach can be used to create short and long-term solutions.

     Participants in this webinar will learn how to:

    • Conduct a thorough interview with a client who has a progressive condition through a checklist process.
    • Identify the problems that limit a person’s ability to function independently.
    • Design solutions that provide security, safety, ease of use and beauty.

    Speaker: Wanda Gozdz, CAPS, ASID Allied, Golden Age Living, LLC

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Live Webinars: Individuals who register for a live webinar are provided access to the webinar replay for 12 months from the date of purchase. All replays are available approximately 24 hours after the live event.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, August 14. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, August 14. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    Wanda Gozdz

    CAPS, ASID Allied, Golden Age Living, LLC

    Wanda E. Gozdz, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, CAPS, ASID Allied (License Numbers: IDCEC-1200001540 / CILB#0005946) is President and Founder of Golden Age Living, LLC. After 30 years as a business owner in the information technology field specializing in organization, she recognized the opportunity to apply her skills to another field when she downsized from a house and moved into a condominium. As a baby boomer herself, she realized that there would be millions of other retirees following the same steps who would benefit from her organizational and professional skills. Ms. Gozdz is a Residential Interior Designer, Instructor for the National

    Association of Home Builders, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, LifeDocuments™ Organizer, and a Law Librarian. Wanda served on the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design (BOAID). She is a member and Master Instructor of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB),

  • Pricing for a Profit—Making Your Margins Match Your Risk

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Pricing your work is not a “one size fits all” proposition. Too many builders and remodelers use the same mark-up or margin for every job without considering all the factors that should influence pricing. In our webinar Pricing for a Profit—Making Your Margins Match Your Risk, we’ll review all of the factors that can and should influence a successful pricing structure and your ability to make a fair return for the work and risk involved.

    Many factors influence how to effectively price construction including the type of contract being used, the size of the project, its complexity, the location, the personality of the customer(s) and other trades, professionals or vendors involved.  In our webinar Pricing for a Profit—Making Your Margins Match Your Risk, we’ll review all of the factors that can and should influence a successful pricing structure and your ability to make a fair return for the work and risk involved. 

     Participants in this webinar will:

    • Understand and evaluate the different types of contracts available and when to use each option.
    • Analyze various factors for establishing strategic profit margins.
    • Identify areas where they will be able to charge higher margins than they currently do.

    Speaker: Tom Stephani, CCC, Inc.


    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Live Webinars: Individuals who register for a live webinar are provided access to the webinar replay for 12 months from the date of purchase. All replays are available approximately 24 hours after the live event.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, August 7. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, August 7. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    Tom Stephani

    Owner, Custom Construction Concepts

    Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM, is owner of Custom Construction Concepts. Tom is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer on issues relating to the residential construction industry. He also participates in the development and writing of NAHB designation classes as well as writing for industry magazines. Tom was the 2015 Chairman of the NAHB Education Committee and was the 2009 Chairman of NAHB’s National Sales & Marketing Council. He also serves on the NAHB International Global Opportunities Board and on the Single Family Builder Committee.  He is a Senior Life Director of NAHB. On the local front, Stephani was president of McHenry County Home Builders Association in 1999, has chaired many committees, and was named its Builder of the Year in 2000 and 2002.

  • Purchase Orders for Profit

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A successful Purchase Order System is more than just a formal order for materials or work, and proper implementation impacts several business systems including purchasing, estimating, job costing and accounts payable. In our webinar, Purchase Orders for Profit, participants will learn how to successfully implement and optimize a Purchase Order System to create efficiency, accountability and ultimately increase profits.

    Successful builders recognize and reap the benefits of a well-organized Purchase Order System. It starts with a defined and complete estimate or budget that lists all the materials and work needed for a project. In our webinar Purchase Orders for Profit participants will learn how to successfully implement and optimize a Purchase Order System to create efficiency, accountability and ultimately increase profits.

     Builders who optimize their Purchase Order Systems know that by assigning each item a cost code they can create significant business efficiencies, effectively track change orders and account for site conditions.

     Participants in this webinar will learn:

    • How to setup a complete Purchase Order System.
    • Effective uses of Variance Purchase Orders.
    • Estimating improvements through Purchase Orders.
    • How to capture Change Orders with Purchase Orders.

    Speaker: John Barrows, CGB, GMB, CGP, President, J.Barrows Inc.


    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Live Webinars: Individuals who register for a live webinar are provided access to the webinar replay for 12 months from the date of purchase. All replays are available approximately 24 hours after the live event.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, July 31. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, July 31. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    John Barrows

    CGB, GMB, CGP, President, J.Barrows Inc.

    John Barrows is President of J. Barrows Inc., a company that has provided construction services, general contracting, construction management, and consultation services for over 30 years. Many of their projects over the years have incorporated Green Building principles, before they were recognized as being “Green”. Their projects have included such characteristics as geothermal heating systems, passive solar design, photo-voltaics, advanced insulation strategies, and the careful selection sustainable materials. John is also a founding partner of Performance Path Solutions, LLC, a company that brings innovative building practices to the building industry through educational programs and innovative products, and provides green and energy conservation consulting services. John is a nationally recognized author and speaker on topics including Green Building, construction and production management, and business management. In addition to presenting his own seminars, he has worked with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to develop and teach courses on Scheduling, Green Building, Green Building Project Management, Building Science, and Estimating. John serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders University of Housing, and the Executive Board of the Long Island Builders Institute. John is the Chairman of the Long Island Green Homes Council and has served as Chairman of the NAHB University of Housing Curriculum Based Education Development Committee and the Business Management and Information Technology Committee. He is a Green Building Verifier and also provides training for Verifiers of the National Green Building Standard.

  • Effective Time Management for Business Owners

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    We all have the same amount of time each day. Ever wonder why some business owners seem to get more done and have time left over for family, hobbies, vacations, etc.? In our webinar, Effective Time Management for Business Owners, you will learn how systems development can help you more efficiently complete the routine tasks of running your business AND reduce hiccups, like errors and omissions, that cost you time and money every day.

    Time management is a critical skill for any business manager.  One of the most effective techniques you can implement to reduce mistakes and wasted time is to develop systems or processes for the most common repetitive management tasks. In our Effective Time Management for Business Owners webinar we will outline the essentials of an effective system; assist you in prioritizing their creation and implementation; and share real-world examples of the time-saving impact they can have. 

     Participants in this webinar will:

    • Develop workplace systems to handle routine business management tasks.
    • Reduce mistakes and “do-overs” that cost both time and money.
    • Create more time in the workday by becoming a more efficient manager.

    Speaker: Vince Butler, GMR, GMB, CAPS, President, Butler Brothers Corporation


    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Live Webinars: Individuals who register for a live webinar are provided access to the webinar replay for 12 months from the date of purchase. All replays are available approximately 24 hours after the live event.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, July 23. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, July 23. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    Vince Butler

    GMR, GMB, CAPS, President, Butler Brothers Corporation

    Vince Butler, GMR, GMB, CAPS is a second-generation builder and remodeler from Northern Virginia. He has served as President of Butler Brothers Corporation, a full-service design-build company, since 1984 and has extensive experience in the design, sales and production of residential construction and remodeling. Vince has a BS degree in Financial Management from Virginia Tech and is a Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR), Graduate Master Builder (GMB) and Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS). He is a nationally recognized speaker on residential construction management topics and an approved NAHB Master Instructor. He has presented at many national and regional trade shows including the International Builders Show, The Remodeling Show, Sunbelt Builders Show, Southeast Builders Conference, Atlantic Builders Conference, Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) and the NAHB Remodelers Road Show. He was named NAHB CAPS Educator of the Year in 2012 and Builder Remodeler Educator of the Year in 2017. In 2017 he founded BizTrainingNow to serve the educational needs of small business owners and local associations.