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IBS as a virtual trade show will be a unique experience for everyone. While you won’t be walking the showroom floor this year, you can still stop by our virtual booth from February 9 to 12 to say “hi” to the ECI crew.

Learn more about the newest solutions for custom home builders, remodelers, and trade partners added to the ECI production portfolio and exciting new functionality for LotVue interactive site maps. If you haven’t had a demo, stop at one of the scheduled demo times or book another time that fits your schedule.

And don’t miss some of the great education sessions for production and custom home builders as well as remodelers are available with your All Access pass! A mix of live, semi-live, and on-demand, take a look at the events you won’t want to miss.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ECI’s On-Demand Session (All Access Pass required)

Getting Your House in Order: Leveraging Technology Across Your Organization for Growth & Profit | SPEAKERS: Robert Cain, CGA, ECI Software Solutions, Matt Collins, Elliott Homes, Sven Gustafson, Stonewood, LLC | More Info

Networking/Q&A Sessions at the ECI Booth (Exhibitor Pass)

Women in Building & Construction | Tuesday, February 9 | 11:00 - 11:30 AM EST | 30 Minutes

Join us for a Q&A with an all-female panel of leaders in the industry moderated by Monica Wheaton, Director of Customer Success, Residential Home Construction at ECI.

Quality of Life | Date & Time: Wednesday, February 10 | 1:00 – 1:30 PM EST | 30 minutes

Is your work-life balance suffering because of bad technology? Connect with others in the industry to discuss how to stay in control of your business from anywhere, access your data at any time, and take back your personal life. Find out how technology can make a big impact on your day-to-day.

Trends and Polls | Date & Time: Thursday, February 11 | 10:00 – 10:30 AM EST| 30 minutes

What a year 2020 was! Many of the challenges facing builders and suppliers will continue into this year. Join us to share insights and hear from peers on hot topics like selling and working during a pandemic, dealing with challenges like labor shortages and lumber pricing, and balancing supply and demand, with housing starts on a constant rise and the remodeling index at an all-time high.

Preparing for the Future | Date & Time: Friday, February 12 | 10:00 – 10:30 AM EST| 30 minutes

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s what we need to build a resilient business. Register for this session to discuss what you are seeing and hearing in the building and construction industry. We want to know how you’ve changed your business model to adapt to new changes, withstand extraordinary circumstances like COVID-19, and thrive.

Education Sessions - All Access Pass Required

Tuesday, February 9

Industry Trends: What You Need to Know in the Wake of COVID-19

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-Live | Tuesday, February 9 | | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

SPEAKERS: Robert Dietz, PhD, NAHB, Ali Wolf, MSc, Zonda, Stephen Kim, Evercore ISI, Danielle Hale, MS,

Managing the Custom Building & Remodeling Process for an Exceptional Homeowner Experience

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-Live | Tuesday, February 9 | 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

SPEAKER: David Lupberger, Remodel Force

Pandemic Project Management: How to Estimate, Schedule, Maintain Cash Flow & Keep Your Jobs Moving

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-Live | Tuesday, February 9 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM EST

SPEAKERS: John Barrows, Master CGP, GMB, P3 Builder Group, Vince Butler, GMB, GMR, CAPS, Butler Brothers Corporation

The Future of Community Design in a Post COVID-19 World

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-Live | Tuesday, February 9 | 2:30 - 3:15 PM EST

SPEAKERS: Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, MS, tst ink LLC, William Crump, RLA, BSB Design, Peter Dennehy, JD, Newland, Dean Wehrli, PhD, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Mastering Profit Margin: A Custom Builder & Remodeler’s Guide to a Better Bottom Line

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-Live | Tuesday, February 9 | 6:00 - 6:45 PM EST

SPEAKER: Al Trellis, Home Builders Network

Wednesday, February 10

Building a Culture of Profitability: How Top Builders Maximize Margins & Protect Profit

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-live | Wednesday, February 10 | 1:00 - 1:45 PM EST

SPEAKER: Bobby Whitten, SMA Consulting

From Onlooker to Leader: Becoming the Exceptional Project Manager Your Jobs Deserve

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-Live | Wednesday, February 10 | 2:00 - 2:45 PM EST

SPEAKER: Norb Slowikowski, MA Industrial Relations, Slowikowski & Associates

The Five Functions of a Successful Building Business: Creating a Structure for Profit, Peace of Mind & Market Value

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-Live | Wednesday, February 10 | 6:30 - 7:15 PM EST

SPEAKER: Fred Reikowsky, Licensed Professional Business Coach, Legacy Business Leaders, LLC

Thursday, February 11

Elevating the Virtual Experience at Every Customer Touchpoint

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-live | Thursday, February 11 | 12:00 - 2:00 PM EST

SPEAKERS: Tim Costello, BDX, Melissa Morman, BDX, Jacob Atalla, KB Home, Rob Krohn, Epcon Communities, Brian Bullock

Think Like a Homeowner: Build Trust, Reduce Conflict & Provide the Experience Customers Expect

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-Live | Thursday, February 11 | 6:00 - 6:45 PM EST

SPEAKER: Ed Earl, MBA, Residential Contractor Services Group

Friday, February 12

A Systematic Approach for Hiring & Training Your Project Managers

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-live | Friday, February 12 | 12:00 - 12:45 PM EST

SPEAKERS: Bobby Whitten, SMA Consulting, Joe Stoddard, Mountain Consulting Group, LLC

Cash Cow: Demystify Your Financials, Improve Cash Flow & Build More Profits into Every Job

VIRTUAL FORMAT: Semi-Live | Friday, February 12 | 1:30 - 2:15 PM EST

SPEAKER: Shawn Van Dyke, Built to Build Academy


5 Steps to Improving Your Bottom Line by 5%


Breaking the Barrier to Superior Profitability

SPEAKERS: Stephen Moore, CGP, BSB Design, West Ed Hauck, Builder Partnerships, Jim Weigel, MBA, Builder Partnerships

Designing Your Ideal Week: Effective Time Management Through Block Scheduling

SPEAKER: Shawn Van Dyke, Built to Build Academy

Land Acquisition to Community Sales Success: Why Tying It Together Brings Competitive Brilliance

SPEAKERS: Carrie Roeger, MBA, White Stone Residential, Irene Hall, MFA, Marketing in Motion, Myles Cardenas, McKinley Homes, Kathy Tucker, MBA, CSP, Kathy Tucker Coaching & Consulting

Leading Through Chaos: Surviving & Thriving in Turbulent Times

SPEAKER: Fred Reikowsky, Licensed Professional Business Coach, Legacy Business Leaders, LLC

Standard Operating Procedures: Keeping Your Company Organized & Ready for Growth No Matter What the Conditions

SPEAKER: David Lupberger, Remodel Force

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