Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Aspire Institute to host Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential Remodelers, Custom Home Builders & General Contractors



 “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in San Diego, CA on June 25th



Leading building-industry coach and educator, The Aspire Institute, is presenting a one-day advanced business practices workshop for professional remodelers and residential general contractors on June 25th in San Diego, CA.Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” is the only workshop of its kind, helping professional builders shape their business models to maximize profits without raising prices or increasing revenue and without cutting expenses.

The workshop will address key areas in the professional builder’s business including how different business models affect profitability, differentiating from the competition, attracting the right customers in the digital age as well as finding, hiring and keeping top employees in a challenging hiring market.

“I designed this class to explore how simple, small changes in a contractor’s business model can make a substantial difference in how easily profits flow,” said Aspire Institute Founder, Ken Brookings.

After attending the workshop, Andy Steinborn, co-owner of Tajo-One, said, “The program is eye opening if you have a building, remodeling or construction business. The presenters were excellent and on the money. The analysis was right on and the information was excellent and gets you to look at your operation from a different point of view.

The workshop will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego – Del Mar in San Diego, CA on June 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The standard price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses, and senior managers. On behalf of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), there are a limited number of scholarships available on a first come, first served basis to qualifying businesses. NARI and NAHB members receive exclusive $145 pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or to reserve seats, visit www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

MORE: For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are expert in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Aspire Institute to host an Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential Remodelers, Custom Home Builders & General Contractors



 “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Salt Lake City, UT on June 11th



Leading building-industry coach and educator, The Aspire Institute, is presenting a one-day advanced business practices workshop for professional remodelers and residential general contractors on June 11th in Salt Lake City, UT.Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” is the only workshop of its kind, helping professional builders shape their business models to maximize profits without raising prices or increasing revenue and without cutting expenses.

The workshop will address key areas in the professional builder’s business including how different business models affect profitability, differentiating from the competition, attracting the right customers in the digital age as well as finding, hiring and keeping top employees in a challenging hiring market.

“I designed this class to explore how simple, small changes in a contractor’s business model can make a substantial difference in how easily profits flow,” said Aspire Institute Founder, Ken Brookings.

After attending the workshop, Allen Proctor, owner of Proctor Construction, said, “The Aspire workshop clearly defined where my profits were leaking and showed me the potential to increase my margins by doing things a little differently.  After applying what I learned I’ve increased my margin by 10%, brought cohesion to my management team and greatly reduced the stress of running a residential construction firm.”

The workshop will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in Salt Lake City, UT on June 11th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The standard price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses, and senior managers. On behalf of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), there are a limited number of scholarships available on a first come, first served basis to qualifying businesses. NARI and NAHB members receive exclusive $145 pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or to reserve seats, visit www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

MORE: For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are expert in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




The Aspire Institute Launches New One-Day Workshop to Protect General Contractors From The Inevitable Economic Downturn… That IS Coming



“Prosper Through the Next Recession” is a one-day advanced business training for Residential GC’s in Arlington, TX on May 21st



The Aspire Institute has announced a new business education event exclusively for Residential General Contractors.

Prosper Through the Next Recession is a one-day event that will provide a proven, real world, roadmap for General Contractors to begin the important process of making the necessary business adjustments now that will insulate them from the next recession.

What Recession?
While a recent Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University report forecasts robust growth in the home building industry in 2019 (Read the full report here), but when it comes to economic cycles, nothing lasts forever.

According to Fred Farris, Aspire’s CEO, “No one can reliably time economic cycles, however, most reliable sources and indicators are clear that we are getting closer to an economic downturn.  We are, in fact, now in the longest period of expansion in history.  While we all hope it goes on forever, at Aspire we do not believe hope is the best strategy.”

Bad News / Good News
Brent Baker, Aspire’s Director of Coaching adds, “We don’t know when, but the fact is we know it’s coming.  The problem for GCs is that it takes at least a year to make the necessary business adjustments that will allow them to prosper through it.  The good news is that most of these adjustments are the same adjustments GCs need to make to generate better profits, NOW, during the good times.”

Real World - Been There - Done That - Solutions
The Prosper Through the Next Recession workshop will outline real world case studies and detailed proven strategies and methods that helped GCs prosper through the last recession in 2008, along with how to incorporate the 5 Key Lessons learned during that time that will shield a GC business today from potential business damage when the next recession comes.
Upcoming Workshops In Your Area:
The workshop will be held at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, TX on May 21st, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The normal price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses and senior managers. On behalf of the Greater Dallas NARI, a limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Greater Dallas NARI members receive special $145 per company pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or reserve seats visit: www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

About:  For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are expert in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Aspire Institute to host Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential Remodelers,Custom Home Builders & General Contractors




 “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Palo Alto, CA on May 14th



Leading building-industry coach and educator, The Aspire Institute, is presenting a one-day advanced business practices workshop for professional remodelers and residential general contractors on May 14th in Palo Alto, CA.Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” is the only workshop of its kind, helping professional builders shape their business models to maximize profits without raising prices or increasing revenue and without cutting expenses.

The workshop will address key areas in the professional builder’s business including how different business models affect profitability, differentiating from the competition, attracting the right customers in the digital age as well as finding, hiring and keeping top employees in a challenging hiring market.

“I designed this class to explore how simple, small changes in a contractor’s business model can make a substantial difference in how easily profits flow,” said Aspire Institute Founder, Ken Brookings.

After attending the workshop, Allen Proctor, owner of Proctor Construction, said, “The Aspire workshop clearly defined where my profits were leaking and showed me the potential to increase my margins by doing things a little differently.  After applying what I learned I’ve increased my margin by 10%, brought cohesion to my management team and greatly reduced the stress of running a residential construction firm.”

The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Palo Alto in Palo Alto, CA on April 30th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The standard price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses, and senior managers. On behalf of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), there are a limited number of scholarships available on a first come, first served basis to qualifying businesses. NARI and NAHB members receive exclusive $145 pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or to reserve seats, visit www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

MORE: For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are expert in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




Aspire Institute Presents Beating the Boom Bust Cycle at 2019 Pacific Northwest NARI Remodeler’s Conference


Aspire Institute Contractor Business Coach, Kyler Wolf, presents strategies
to help contractors prosper through the coming recession

Pacific Northwest NARI will host a special presentation by Aspire Institute Contractor Business Coach, Kyler Wolf, as part of the 2019 Remodeler’s Conference Education Day in Portland Oregon on Wednesday, May 22nd.

The presentation will address key areas in the professional builder’s business that can help insulate them from the normal up and down economic cycles. Builders will learn key principles that can minimize the negative impact of these cycles to maintain a healthy balance in income and workload throughout each part of the Boom and Bust cycles.

“The primary purpose of this presentation is to explore the patterns and indicators that create these cycles and to help contractors understand how the inevitable up and down cycles work. I hope to leave them with knowledge they can use to chart a better course through them,” said Aspire Institute Founder and Chairman, Ken Brookings.

The study and understanding of underlying economic cycles in business has been a topic of deep interest to Ken for many years. In 2016 he authored an industry white paper on the subject to share the findings he’s collected over more than twenty years of study and analysis. The accompanying white paper, “Beating the Boom & Bust Cycle in the Construction Industry,” will be available free of charge to all attendees at the presentation, or it can be downloaded in advance from the Aspire Institute web site.

The presentation is part of Pacific Northwest NARI’s Remodelers Conference Education Day & Supplier Fair, taking place at Hotel Eastlund, 1021 NE Grand Avenue, in Portland OR, on Wednesday, May 22nd from 7:30am to 6:00pm.

Aspire Institute Presents Beating the Boom Bust Cycle at Greater Dallas NARI Member Meeting


Aspire Institute CEO, Fred Farris presents strategies
to help contractors prosper through the coming recession

Greater Dallas NARI will host a special presentation by Aspire Institute CEO, Fred Farris, at their May NARI Night member meeting in Dallas, TX on Tuesday, May 21st.

The presentation will address key areas in the professional builder’s business that can help insulate them from the normal up and down economic cycles. Builders will learn key principles that can minimize the negative impact of these cycles to maintain a healthy balance in income and workload throughout each part of the Boom and Bust cycles.

“The primary purpose of this presentation is to explore the patterns and indicators that create these cycles and to help contractors understand how the inevitable up and down cycles work. I hope to leave them with knowledge they can use to chart a better course through them,” said Aspire Institute CEO, Fred Farris.

The study and understanding of underlying economic cycles in business is a topic of deep interest at the Aspire Institute for Contractors. In 2016, Founder and Chairman, Ken Brookings, authored an industry white paper on the subject to share the Aspire Institute findings and analysis. The accompanying white paper, “Beating the Boom & Bust Cycle in the Construction Industry,” will be available free of charge to all attendees at the presentation, or it can be downloaded in advance from the Aspire Institute website.

The presentation will be at Greater Dallas NARI’s May NARI Night member meeting on May 21st. It takes place at the Kohler Showroom located at 4640 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Aspire Institute to host Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential Remodelers, Custom Home Builders & Residential General Contractors



“Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Concord, CA on April 30th



Leading building-industry coach and educator, The Aspire Institute, is presenting a one-day advanced business practices workshop for professional remodelers and residential general contractors on April 30th in Concord, CA.Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” is the only workshop of its kind, helping professional builders shape their business models to maximize profits without raising prices or increasing revenue and without cutting expenses.

The workshop will address key areas in the professional builder’s business including how different business models affect profitability, differentiating from the competition, attracting the right customers in the digital age as well as finding, hiring and keeping top employees in a challenging hiring market.

“I designed this class to explore how simple, small changes in a contractor’s business model can make a substantial difference in how easily profits flow,” said Aspire Institute Founder, Ken Brookings.

After attending the workshop, Shawn Anderson, co-owner of Monarch Custom Homes and First Vice President of the North Idaho Building Contractors Association, said, “They gave us a lot of information that helped solve questions that my husband and I have been asking ourselves for years. It helped us step back and pay attention to the important part of the business that none of us take the time to pay attention to. It was invaluable.”

The workshop will be held at the Hilton Concord in Concord, CA on April 30th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The standard price is $295 per company, covering all owners, spouses, and senior managers. On behalf of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), there are a limited number of scholarships available on a first come, first served basis to qualifying businesses. NARI and NAHB members receive exclusive $145 pricing. Not a NAHB or NARI member? We have a few $100 early bird scholarships to give out. Call for details. To learn more or to reserve seats, visit www.AspireWorkshop.com or call The Aspire Institute at 888-252-8998.

MORE: For over 20 years the Aspire Institute has been helping the owners and leaders of small businesses achieve new levels of success. We focus on helping those who are expert in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.