SEMINAR SCHEDULE

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SPEAKER SCHEDULE

Seminars are FREE and don’t require advanced registration. Simply show up to any topics that sound interesting.

Friday | January 24

TimeTitlePresenterCompanyDescription
3 PMEasy Zero Entry ShowerAnthony Caracci & PJ Ender CLCDegnan Design-Build-RemodelDemonstration showing how a walk-in shower can replace a tub without substantial renovation.
5 PMTying the Knot - What should you look for before hiring a general contractorWynn Davies CRW.E. Davies & Sons Remodeling, Inc.What should you look for before hiring a general contractor? Wynn breaks down key things to look for in the professional world of remodeling and how to stay clear of the wrong type of remodeler for you.

Saturday | January 25

TimeTitlePresenterCompanyDescription 
10:00 AMDo This, Not That: What Home Buyers Are Really Looking ForSpencer SchumacherSpencer Real Estate GroupExpert tips from a realtor to get the most bang for your buck when it's time to sell. Find out which projects will attract future buyers the most, and increase your home value.
10:15 AMResidential Solar and Your HomeSam DunaiskiRENEW WisconsinThe price residential solar installations has dropped $75% in the last decade. Learn how solar electric systems can benefit your home environmentally and economically.
10:30 AMRemodel with Confidence -What you need to Know Before DemolitionJoel GeissbuhlerVive Home TransformationsWe'll help you prioritize your wish list, solve common problems, prepare for as much as you can, and ensure your investment achieves an ROI, whether emotional, financial or both.
10:45 AMThe in's and out's of Keeping Your Basement DryJohn Gishnock III & Chad Speight CRFormecology LLC & Chads Design BuildFrom exterior improvements to more complex indoor improvements, developing a sustainable remedy for wet basements starts with an outdoor- in and top down approach.
11:00 AMMore than a DeckAbe DegnanDegnan Design-Build-RemodelHow to choose between a screen porch 3 season room and a sunroom.
11:15 AMHow to plan your kitchen designJerry Walls & John SchneiderProperty Revival LLCWhat goes in the process, picking finishes and how to get the function and look you are trying to achieve.
11:30 AMChallenges in deciding to proceed with a home remodelBill QuigleyAmerifirst Home MortgageOne of the biggest challenges in deciding to proceed with a home remodel is determining where can you get the funds to complete the project that you really want?  How can you finance your dream home renovations affordably?  Amerifirst Home Mortgage has 6 different Home Renovation Mortgage Programs that are designed to help you realize your dream home easily and affordably. 
11:45 AMHome Energy Performance -Practical TipsTorrance KramerAccurate-Airtight Exteriors LLCYour home's performance can be one of your largest reoccurring monthly expenses. Learn Practical tips to reduce your home's energy consumption. All attendees receive a free energy savings gift bag.
12:00 PMTrends for the Kitchen and BathAl CurranCurran Cabinetry & Design LLCA frank discussion of current trends in the kitchen and bath and what to expect in the near future.
12:15 PMLove it or Level it…and Everything in betweenPhil Simon & Dan WankeMichael F. Simon BuildersLooking for ideas of how to improve or renovate your home? Do you like the location, but want the house updated and refreshed? You can identify the wants and needs and we will help design and renovate your dream project.
12:30 PMHow Smart Tech is Changing HomesMitchell SuttonGerhard's Kitchen & Bath StoreExplore the future of smart technology that is making homes smarter and more efficient, from security monitoring and appliances to lighting and entertainment.
12:45 PMChoosing the right composite decking for your projectTed GrundUFP-Janesville LLCLearn the differences between WPC(wood plastic composites) decking products, PVC decking and alternative products, including new Eovations technology products. What are the key factors to consider when building a deck, including conception, design and use.
1:00 PMTying the Knot - What should you look for before hiring a general contractorWynn Davies CRW.E. Davies & Sons Remodeling, Inc.What should you look for before hiring a general contractor? Wynn breaks down key things to look for in the professional world of remodeling and how to stay clear of the wrong type of remodeler for you.
1:15 PMThree Easy Steps to an Efficient AtticRenee Wilson & Brian AumanRockweiler Insulation Inc.Making your attic more efficient is more than just adding insulation. Discover how important upgrading your attic insulation is and which areas to focus on in order to maximize your home's energy performance.
1:30 PMUniversal Design: What is it & How to save moneyLarry Taff MCR, GCP, UDCP, Dale Benjamin and Alan KimTZ of Madison & Benjamin Plumbing Inc.Discussion with award winning general contractor, plumber and local attorney about how to improve your home and make it more usable and valuable.
1:45 PMHappiness ROITony Trapp CRTony Trapp Remodeling LLCLearn about remodeling as an investment in happiness and how to make the remodeling choices that will bring you, and your family, the most happiness per dollar both during and after the remodeling process.
2:00 PMEasy Zero Entry ShowerAnthony Caracci & PJ Ender CLCDegnan Design-Build-RemodelDemonstration Showing how a walk-in shower can replace a tub without substantial renovation.
2:15 PMExterior Spaces & Natural Stones – Expressions of Our Local EnvironmentJohn Gishnock III Formecology LLCJoin John Gishnock III in exploring the exciting world of stonework. This discussion will focus on natural stone landscape features and their different functional, aesthetic emotional uses.
2:30 PMHow to choose the correct window for your projectJason Hensler and Karl Beckman CRBeckman Builders LLC & Marvin'sToday Karl and Jason will discuss different windows options and how to choose the best one for you.
2:45 PMCareers in the TradesNARI MembersPanel DiscussionLearn about the many great career opportunities in the remodeling industry. Most building trade positions do not require a 4 year college degree, and these careers offer satifying, well-paying jobs. Madison College has one of the best programs to train aspiring remodelers. Come to the NARI Expo to learn about educational and career opportunities, from the professionals who do it. A Panal of contractors will be presenting information and answering questions. Admission to the EXPO is free for aspiring students and their families.
3:00 PMDoes This go with That?Abe DegnanDegnan Design-Build-RemodelDesigner discusses the process of choosing elements throughout your remodel reflecting balance and flow.
3:15 PMAsbestos, lead and mold concerns during remodelingBob StigsellAdvanced Health and SafetyLearn what building products may contain asbestos or lead, how to have them tested, and what the removal process involves. Discussion will also include information on vermiculite and mold.
3:30 PMKitchens & Bathrooms: Tips & TrendsMeg RadixHeartland Building and DesignThis upbeat, picture filled seminar covers current design trends, budget considerations and planning tips for your kitchen and bath remodeling projects.
3:45 PMBest Bang for your Buck!Wynn Davies CRW.E. Davies & Sons Remodeling, Inc.Talks about projects that are very common in todays world of remodeling, but what projects are actually the best value for your buck. Aesthetically appealing isn't always recouped in cost form when talking about home appraisal.

Sunday | January 26

TimeTitlePresenterCompanyDescription 
11:00 AMDecks/Screen rooms and the different material optionsKarl Beckman CRBeckman Builders LLC In this seminar we will explore the different material, design and construction options for decks and screen rooms and will look at the pros and cons of those options.
11:30 AMThe in's and out's of Keeping Your Basement Dry
John Gishnock III & Chad Speight CRFormecology LLC & Chads Design BuildFrom exterior improvements to more complex indoor improvements, developing a sustainable remedy for wet basements starts with an outdoor- in and top down approach.
11:45 AMBest Bang for your Buck!Wynn Davies CRW.E. Davies & Sons Remodeling, Inc.Talks about projects that are very common in todays world of remodeling, but what projects are actually the best value for your buck. Aesthetically appealing isn't always recouped in cost form when talking about home appraisal.
1:00 PMMore than a DeckAbe DegnanDegnan Design-Build-RemodelHow to choose between a screen porch 3 season room and a sunroom.
1:15 PMTrends for the Kitchen and BathAl CurranCurran Cabinetry & Design LLCA frank discussion of current trends in the kitchen and bath and what to expect in the near future.
1:30 PMCabinet Quality and what to look forKarl Beckman CR and John FoleyBeckman Builders LLC and Brunsell LumberHoe can pricing for similar cabinet designs cost differently? We will examine different cabinet construction and space planning to determine how your choices can impact the cost of your project.
1:45 PMExterior Spaces & Natural Stones – Expressions of Our Local EnvironmentJohn Gishnock IIIFormecology LLCJoin John Gishnock III in exploring the exciting world of stonework. This discussion will focus on natural stone landscape features and their different functional, aesthetic emotional uses.
2:00 PMTying the Knot - What should you look for before hiring a general contractorWynn Davies CRW.E. Davies & Sons Remodeling, Inc.What should you look for before hiring a general contractor? Wynn breaks down key things to look for in the professional world of remodeling and how to stay clear of the wrong type of remodeler for you.
2:15 PMCareers in the TradesNARI MembersPANEL DISCUSSIONLearn about the many great career opportunities in the remodeling industry. Most building trade positions do not require a 4 year college degree, and these careers offer satifying, well-paying jobs. Madison College has one of the best programs to train aspiring remodelers. Come to the NARI Expo to learn about educational and career opportunities, from the professionals who do it. A Panal of contractors will be presenting information and answering questions. Admission to the EXPO is free for aspiring students and their families.
2:30 PMDoes This Go with That?Abe DegnanDegnan Design-Build-RemodelDesigner discusses the process of choosing elements throughout your remodel reflecting balance and flow.

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