The Master Instructor Webinar Replay Series

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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),