2005 Custom Home Builders Symposium
The 2005 Custom Home Builders Symposium - originally scheduled to be held in New Orleans - has moved to the Sheraton Atlanta, Nov. 11-13.
Featuring industry-specific education and networking opportunities, the symposium gives custom home builders, remodelers, architects, developers and other industry professionals an opportunity to quickly ramp up the essentials of managing and growing their building businesses.
In light of Hurricane Katrina, two features have been added to the event:
- A roundtable discussion on what custom builders need to do to survive a disaster. Industry experts and disaster survivors will participate.
- NAHB economist Michael Carliner will discuss the economic impact of Hurricane Katrina on the building industry.
The symposium will also include 17 educational sessions, including topics such as contracts, business succession planning, scheduling, building a brand, green building, the builder/architect relationship, dealing with challenging customers, negotiating, growing your business, and controlling profits.
In addition, pre-symposium Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) and Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation courses will be offered at no additional charge.
Attendees also can attend several advanced, two-day educational sessions and a roundtable discussion with industry veterans to swap business tips and best practices.
To register, go to www.nahb.org/custom. For more information, call (800) 368-5242, ext. 8338.
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