Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Aspire Institute to host an Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential GC’s and Remodelers



 “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Kennewick, WA on September 17th



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 September 17th in Kennewick, WA.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 Red Lion Hotel Kennewick Columbia Center in Kennewick, WA on September 17th, 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.




Friday, August 2, 2019

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 Portland, OR on September 10th, 2019

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 vital 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) 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 its’ 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 detail proven strategies and methods that helped GCs prosper through the last recession in 2008 and 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 downturn comes.

Upcoming Workshops In Your Area:

The workshop will be held at the Sheraton Portland Airport in Portland, OR on September 10th, 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 Pacific Northwest NARI, a limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. PNW NARI/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 experts in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.



Friday, July 26, 2019

The Aspire Institute to host an Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential GC’s and Remodelers


“Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Missoula, MT on August 27th

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 August 27th in Missoula, MT.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 DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula Edgewater in Missoula, MT on August 27th, 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.



Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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 Coeur d’Alene, ID on August 27th, 2019



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 vital 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) 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 its’ 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 detail proven strategies and methods that helped GCs prosper through the last recession in 2008 and 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 downturn comes.

Upcoming Workshops In Your Area:

The workshop will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Inn in Coeur d’Alene, ID on August 27th, 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 North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NICBA), a limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. NICBA 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 experts in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Aspire Institute to host an Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential GC’s and Remodelers



“Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Houston, TX on August 6th



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 August 6th in Houston, TX.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 Houston Marriott North in Houston, TX on August 6th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 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.




Friday, June 21, 2019

Colorado Springs HBA Teams with The Aspire Institute to host Advanced Business Practices Workshop for Residential GC’s and Remodelers



 “Where GC Profit Actually Comes From” a one-day advanced business training
in Colorado Springs, CO on July 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 July 30th in Colorado Springs, CO.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, Harry Poehlman, co-owner of Poehlman Construction, said, “Aspire helped me substantially increase my gross and net profits. If you’re a residential builder, put your doubts aside and attend this workshop with everyone on your business team.”

The workshop will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, CO on July 30th, 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 Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs (CSHBA), a limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. CSHBA 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.

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 23, 2019

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 Fontana, CA on July 9th, 2019

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 vital 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) 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 its’ 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 detail proven strategies and methods that helped GCs prosper through the last recession in 2008 and 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 downturn comes.

Upcoming Workshops In Your Area:
The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Fontana in Fontana, CA on July 9th 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.

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 experts in their craft become equally powerful as professional business operators.




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.