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The premier education and networking event for subcontractors,
specialty trade contractors, and suppliers

SUBExcel is the annual national convention of the American Subcontractors Association, a trade association representing construction subcontractors, specialty trade contractors and suppliers. There are many perks of attending SUBExcel:

  1. Get proven business tips from acclaimed speakers that will transform your company and your bottom line to succeed in today’s construction markets.
  2. Learn about the latest productivity-enhancing products and services provided by ASA exhibitors.
  3. Enjoy the luxury hotel accommodations.
  4. Enjoy special events, including the ASA President’s Welcome Reception and the Final Reception & Banquet.
  5. Take a deeper look at your industry, your chapter, and your association and be part of mapping our industry’s path forward in ASA’s task force, committee and council meetings.
  6. And much more!

Today's economy is changing at an ever-increasing pace, and business owners need to be prepared for both the successes and the obstacles of the future.  Making sure your business is financially sound is crucial in today's competitive market, and ASA wants to help you be as strong as you can be for the years ahead. 

In keeping with this idea, the theme of SUBExcel 2020 will be “The Economy Moving Forward”. Several education workshops will focus on strengthening your business financially for the future. More information will be available in the Program Guide, which will be coming soon!

Details

Start: March 4, 2020
12:00
End: March 7, 2020
12:00
American Subcontractors Association

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV, USA

3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
89109 Las Vegas NV
United States

Welcome


The premier education and networking event for subcontractors,
 specialty trade contractors, and suppliers

Dear ASA Members and Friends:

There are always a number of good reasons why you and your employees should join us for our annual convention, but this year’s SUBExcel 2020, which will take place March 4-7, 2020, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV, will offer something special:

- High-energy speakers
- Top-notch business education workshops.
- Networking opportunities, including the ASA President’s Welcome Reception, networking breaks and the - - Final Reception & Banquet.
- A hotel offering luxury accommodations located on the strip within walking distance of several major attractions.
- Built-in free time to explore Vegas.
- And more!

SUBExcel 2020 promises to be the single event of the year that you won’t want to miss! Registrants are encouraged to arrive in Vegas in time to attend the ASA President’s Welcome Reception on Wednesday, March 4. The annual convention will kick off the next morning and will continue through Saturday, March 7.

Don’t miss it! Online registration is now available!

Sincerely,

Anthony J. Brooks
2019-20 ASA President

Hotel

Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109, US

(866) 227-5938



Room Rates:
$152 weekday
$211 weekend

* * * MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS ONLINE * * *

Hotel Room Block Available Through 2/7/2020

Self parking and valet parking available onsite.

Sponsors

STRAIGHT FLUSH SPONSOR

CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company.
  • www.cna.com
  • STRAIGHT FLUSH SPONSOR

    CNA’s partnership with ASA keeps CNA ahead of industry trends. CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA’s high-quality insurance solutions and claim and risk control services help reduce costs and keep your business secure. CNA’s services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.

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FULL HOUSE SPONSOR

Rhumbix modernizes construction field operations, helping builders go paperless by providing a single source of truth for field data capture.
  • www.rhumbix.com
  • FULL HOUSE SPONSOR
    Rhumbix modernizes construction field operations, helping builders go paperless by providing a single source of truth for field data capture. Our Field Intelligence Platform™ is a cloud-based mobile workforce management solution that collects and digitizes data from previously paper-based workflows eliminating surprises between job site reality and the project plan. This ensures all project stakeholders have the best data, when they need it, to make better decisions and draw actionable insights setting a standard for the digital age foreman. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Rhumbix was founded in 2013 by Navy veterans with deep experience in the construction industry and is backed by tier-one investors.
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TWO PAIR SPONSOR

Tradesmen International helps subcontractors and specialty trade contractors meet skilled workforce requirements, increase workforce productivity and reduce labor-related costs through custom staffing solutions.
  • tradesmeninternational.com
  • TWO PAIR SPONSOR

    Tradesmen International helps subcontractors and specialty trade contractors meet skilled workforce requirements, increase workforce productivity and reduce labor-related costs through custom staffing solutions.

    The company has met the skilled labor requirements of commercial, residential and industrial contractors for 25 years. During that time, Tradesmen has remained focused purely on the skilled trades. This ongoing emphasis, coupled with continual advances in their employee recruitment, development and retention efforts, has resulted in one of the construction industry’s leading craft workforces which now exceeds 10,000 employees who emphasize Safety, Productivity and Craftsmanship.

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TWO PAIR SPONSOR

Kahua provides collaborative project management solutions that help you connect field with office to streamline all aspects of your business, including new construction, service, maintenance and large program management.
  • www.kahua.com
  • TWO PAIR SPONSOR

    Kahua is a honored to be a Silver ASA sponsor and a supporter of the subcontractor industry for over 20 years. In The Kahua Network, every member owns their own data, integration and internal business processes. Our members are more agile, operate at a lower risk, and leverage flexibility of the Kahua platform to drive competitive advantage.

    Kahua provides collaborative project management solutions that help you connect field with office to streamline all aspects of your business, including new construction, service, maintenance and large program management. In addition, The Kahua Network makes it easy and profitable to connect, collaborate and grow your business with owners and general contractors.

    Data sharing is good. Data ownership is better. With The Kahua Network you get more than access to data in someone else’s system—you own your own data and project record for a change.

    Competitive advantage means differentiation. The Kahua Network offers out-of-the-box functionality that is easy to implement, but also flexible to be tailored to your unique business requirements.

    Change is constant and sometimes abrupt. As the industry’s only true ApaaS featuring a powerful app development environment, The Kahua Network keeps you nimble.

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TWO PAIR SPONSOR

Plexxis provides a complete wall and ceiling solution that unites estimating software, project management, and accounting on one simple system.
  • plexxisconstructionestimatingsoftware.com
  • TWO PAIR SPONSOR

    Plexxis, a proud ASA Bronze sponsor, provides a complete wall and ceiling solution that unites estimating software, project management, and accounting on one simple system.

    Plexxis Software is completely dedicated to the wall and ceiling industry and provides a cradle-to-grave solution that unites drywall estimating software, digital takeoff, construction management software, drywall construction accounting software, managed IT services and mobile apps on one single system. The solution features tools made specifically for every commercial, residential, high rise and industrial scenario.

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TWO PAIR SPONSOR

The Commerce Bank Prepaid Expense Card, a prepaid Visa® card, can make expense management easier for any size company.
  • commercebank.com
  • TWO PAIR SPONSOR

    The Commerce Bank Prepaid Expense Card, a prepaid Visa® card, can make expense management easier for any size company. Load and unload funds, control merchant and cash use and more, without the requirements or risk of a corporate credit card. It's ideal for per diem, team and employee travel and supply expenses. Learn more at commercebank.com/expensecard, or contact us at prepaidexpense@commercebank.com or 866-946-3017.

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TWO PAIR SPONSOR

Real Time Field Data and Labor Productivity for Data-Driven Project Management
  • esub.com
  • TWO PAIR SPONSOR

    eSUB’s mobile-first and cloud-based platform empowers your team with real-time access to project information so individuals can make informed decisions and keep projects moving forward at all times. Eliminate paper time cards or daily logs. No longer waste time searching for documents or the constant phone calls tracking down information. Stop spending valuable work-stoppage time waiting for project changes or RFI responses. With eSUB, users capture information directly from the field to initiate documentation from the office. All information is date and time stamped and stored in a central repository to create a timeline of project activity. More importantly, every data point captured by eSUB, from quantity installed to lost hours and more, delivers real-time insights for proactive project management. Today, thousands of users trust eSUB’s platform to manage project communication and collaboration on construction projects worldwide.

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PAIR OF ACES SPONSOR

Since 1970, NCS has been the leader in providing credit professionals throughout the United States and Canada with proactive solutions to secure receivables, minimize credit risk and improve profitability.
  • www.ncscredit.com
  • PAIR OF ACES SPONSOR

    Since 1970, NCS has been the leader in providing credit professionals throughout the United States and Canada with proactive solutions to secure receivables, minimize credit risk and improve profitability.

    With our distinct service groups—Construction, Collection, and UCC—NCS develops customized solutions based on your business model and organizational requirements to Secure Your Tomorrow®. NCS has educated more than 500,000 credit professionals on securing their receivables and reducing their risk through NCS events, resources, and social media. NCS offers Web-based solutions such as LienFinder™, The National Lien Digest©, and LienTracker® Online. These resources help manage credit risk, provide time and information requirements, monitor deadlines and generate notices.

    Protect your receivables by partnering with NCS. Contact us to see how we can assist you in developing a mechanic’s lien, collection, or UCC program.

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PAIR OF ACES SPONSOR

Surety One, Inc. is a surety bond underwriter and managing general agency licensed in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic.
  • www.SuretyOne.org
  • PAIR OF ACES SPONSOR

    Surety One, Inc. is a surety bond underwriter and managing general agency licensed in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic. It's team of skilled and experienced underwriters are singularly focused on the support of commercial contractors in all industry classes. Surety One clearly understands the competition between contractors, climatic changes, the volatility of material and equipment costs, the cyclical nature of most industries, the scarcity of a qualified and dependable labor pool, and the softening/hardening of credit terms. Surety One considers these factors carefully as it works to extend contractors as much bonding capacity as possible, under the fairest terms.

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Special Thanks

idloom-events revolutionizes event management by automating most time-consuming processes in event planning
  • www.idloom.com
  • Special Thanks

    idloom-events is a state-of-the-art events registration platform, designed to help you organise and manage your corporate events (of all kinds: seminars, webinars, etc.) effortlessly through the automation of most processes (attendee management, payment processing, badge printing, hotel room booking, invoice generation, etc.). idloom-events makes you spare time and money, while adding professionalism to your events.

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Become a Sponsor

ASA’s flagship convention attracts over 200 of the larger commercial subcontractors in the United States—the decision-makers and your prospective customers!
  • www.asaonline.com
  • Become a Sponsor

    ASA’s flagship convention attracts over 200 of the larger commercial subcontractors in the United States—the decision-makers and your prospective customers! Participate in and take advantage of a number of very effective marketing opportunities that will significantly impact your bottom line.

    To learn more about sponsorship opportunities during SUBExcel 2020, please download the Exhibitor and Sponsor Guide.

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Exhibitors

Speakers

Martha-Ann Marley

Economic Updates
Downstream Trend of Risk Transfer
  • www.masuretycorp.com
  • Martha-Ann Marley
    Presentations:

    "Economic Update"
    Economic forecast and how to profitably maneuver through the next cycle.

    "Downstream Trend of Risk Transfer"
    This seminar will explore implications of the downstream risk transfer trend and how the Subcontractor can mitigate these risks through Principles, Process and People.

    Speaker Biography:

    M.A. Surety is a surety agency and consultancy for the commercial construction industry located in Mooresville, North Carolina. Founder and President, Martha-Ann Marley, is a North Carolina native and graduate of N.C. State University. She began her career with a national insurance company as a commercial bond underwriter and has since held various management and executive level positions in the industry.

     Marley serves as speaker and teacher at commercial construction seminars and conferences throughout the country. She has authored articles for publications on a wide range of topics designed to help contractors achieve and maintain maximum profitability. Please visit www.masuretycorp.com  for additional information.


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Dr. Perry Daneshgari

Industrialization of Construction
Dr. Perry Daneshgari
  • Dr. Perry Daneshgari
    Presentation: "Industrialization of Construction"
    In this presentation, "Industrialization of Construction" Dr. Perry Daneshgari and Dr. Heather Moore will discuss why industrialization is happening and the signals to look for, what industrialization is and how it happens in other industries, as well as what the outcomes will be and what to do to get ready.


    Speaker Biography:

    Dr. Perry Daneshgari created MCA, Inc. in 1990 with services focused on implementing process
    and product development, waste reduction and productivity improvement of labor, project
    management, estimation, accounting and customer care. Some of the industries that have
    benefited from his expertise are construction (electrical, mechanical and general contractors),
    banking, automotive (product development and manufacturing), medical, healthcare, and
    insurance organizations. MCA, Inc. has worked with various national and international
    companies all over the globe. MCA, Inc.'s experience is available and applicable to companies
    of all sizes and industries.
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Dr. Heather Moore

Industrialization of Construction
Dr. Heather Moore
  • Dr. Heather Moore
    Presentation: "Industrialization of Construction"
    In this presentation, "Industrialization of Construction" Dr. Perry Daneshgari and Dr. Heather Moore will discuss why industrialization is happening and the signals to look for, what industrialization is and how it happens in other industries, as well as what the outcomes will be and what to do to get ready.

    Speaker Biography:

    Dr. Heather Moore is the Vice President of Operations for MCA, Inc.  She also serves as the Vice Chair of ASTM Building Economic Subcommittee E06.81.  She completed her PhD in Construction Management at Michigan State University, and has co-authored with Dr. Perry Daneshgari multiple publications on the construction industry.
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Chris Singleton

Overcoming the Unthinkable Adversity and Uniting our Cities
Chris Singleton
  • Chris Singleton
    Presentation: "Overcoming the Unthinkable Adversity and Uniting our Cities"

    Chris Singleton is a former minor league professional baseball player drafted by the Chicago Cubs. Over the last four years Chris has traveled the country giving keynote speeches and has presented to 54 organizations in the 2019 calendar year alone.

    Chris has also spread his message through various different media outlets and has been featured on ESPN’s E:60, Sports Illustrated magazine, CNN, and The Today Show. In 2019 Chris was featured in the documentary, Emanuel that produced by NBA All-Star Steph Curry and Academy Award winning actress Viola Davis.

    Chris’ mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton was murdered in a race related mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME church here in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th 2015.

    Chris inspired this city and the nation by forgiving the man who murdered his mother and stating that “Love is stronger than hate.”

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Mike Oscar

Government Relations Committee
Mike Oscar
  • Mike Oscar
    Presentation: Government Relations Committee

    Speaker Biography:

    Michael T. Oscar is a managing partner at Gray and Oscar, LLC, a firm with more than three decades of combined Capitol Hill experience. Prior to this partnership, Mr. Oscar worked in the public sector for twelve years, most recently as senior legislative and political staff to U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, where he worked for eight years. His tenure as Congressional staff has spanned both Republican and Democratic offices, giving Mr. Oscar a unique set of contacts and networks to access on behalf of his clients.

    Mr. Oscar’s diverse political experience began as a Deputy Political Director to Congressman Borski and continued as a policy analyst for Governor Edward Rendell’s first gubernatorial race. While serving on Sen. Specter’s staff, Mr. Oscar served as his Central Pennsylvania Political Director during his 2004 campaign and continued as his Southeastern Pennsylvania Political Director in his 2010 campaign. Additionally, Mr. Oscar served as Campaign Manager for Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick in 2006.

    Beyond his Capitol Hill experience, Mr. Oscar held assignments with the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division, the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Advisor, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and currently serves on the Franklin Institute’s Board of Governmental Affairs.

    Michael Oscar is ASA's Government Relations Director. He handles all of ASA's advocacy issues, working hard on Capitol Hill fighting for the issues important to ASA's members.
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Hillary Marsh

Content Strategy for Associations: Communicating More Effectively
Hillary Marsh
  • Hillary Marsh
    Presentation: “Content Strategy for Associations: Communicating More Effectively”

    Content is what connects an association to its members. In fact, content is an essential part of the value that your association provides. But in these busy times, it’s all too easy for members to miss out on your content, and pass up opportunities to get involved. That’s when they wonder whether the organization is providing enough value to keep their membership.

    This session will illustrate what successful content looks like for associations, how to create it, and how to do more with the content you already have. It will include real-life stories about associations that brought content forward and how that led to greater member satisfaction, higher retention rates, and improvements to their profession.

    Speaker Biography:

    Hilary Marsh is President and Chief Strategist of Content Company, a content and digital strategy consultancy. She helps associations, nonprofit organizations, and corporations get better results from their content by improving practices for content creation, governance, management, and promotion. Content Company’s clients include the American Bar Association, American Medical Association, Endocrine Society, Institute of Food Technologists, Million Dollar Round Table, National Association of Convenience and Fuel Retailing, and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
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Stephane McShane

Change Order Management - Minimizing the Risk for Lost Margin
Stephane McShane
  • Stephane McShane
    Presentation: "Change Order Management - Minimizing the Risk for Lost Margin

    Effective change order management can dramatically reduce a subcontractor's risk and increase productivity. This session will explore the change order process from a subcontractor's view point and provide participants with hands-on in recognizing, scoping, pricing, and negotiating change orders, culminating in a mock negotiation where can immediately practice the skills they have learned.

    Learning Objectives:
    - How to properly notify owners and and general contractors of changed conditions to reserve your rights
    - How to scope, price, and sell a change order
    - Negotiation strategies to maximize outcomes

    Speaker Biography:

    Stephane McShane is a Director at Maxim Consulting Group responsible for the evaluation and implementation processes with our clients. Stephane works with construction related firms of all sizes to evaluate business practices and assist with management challenges. With a large depth of experience working in the
    construction industry, Stephane is keenly aware of the business and, most specifically, operational challenges that firms face. Her areas of expertise include: Leadership development, executive coaching, organizational assessments, strategic planning, project execution, business development, productivity improvement, and
    training programs. Mrs. McShane is an internationally recognized speaker, mentor, author, and teacher. Her ability to motivate, inspire, and create confidence among your work groups is extremely rare and very effective.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Stephane possesses the rare combination of talent from being in the field as an apprentice, electrician, foreman, then working her way through each operational chair within a successful electrical construction firm. Her ability and drive defined her to be "best in class" at each position held. This talent is what makes her tremendously effective at operational and organizational assessments today. She has successfully conquered every operational position from being an estimating trainee through executive management. She has built, trained, and led her teams to become the undisputed leaders in their markets. She is able to quickly identify organizational positives and negatives and assess appropriate action steps and throughputs. 
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