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WIN THE STORM HOST & SPEAKERS

INSURANCE RESTORATION INDUSTRY LEADERS

This years conference line up features some of the industries greatest speakers and presenters covering a wide range of Insurance Restoration Contracting topics geared towards helping you “Win The Storm”!  Are you interested in signing up as a speaker or presenter?  CALL 330.57.STORM

Anthony Delmedico

Anthony Delmedico

CEO, AUTHOR, & FOUNDER OF “WIN THE STORM” / STORM VENTURES GROUP

PRESENTING: Industry Entrepreneurship, Scaling Your Company, Key Management Positions, Sales Recruiting & Mobilization

INFO: Anthony Delmedico, Author of “Win The Game” and Founder of the WTS Conference, started out in the industry as a door knocking salesman for a roofing company in 1999, breaking industry records and hitting $3.2M in personal sales in a calendar year.

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Within two years, he became a licensed General Contractor, and launched his first Roofing Company from his basement, with a card table and six folding chairs.  Anthony went on from there to eventually open offices up in 18 states, and even one in Australia, producing $173M in combined company revenues, in twelve years.   He launched Storm Ventures Group (SVG) in 2013 to assist other industry entrepreneurs launch, grow, and scale their companies in the chaotic, and complex, $100B+ insurance restoration industry.

 

A MESSAGE FROM ANTHONY

 

“Hey folks, I would like to personally invite you to the WTS Conference.  You will meet and hear from industry Shakers and Movers, and from those with real street credentials.  You will learn industry trade secrets, get years of proven systems and training, to help take you and your company get to the next level!  You will hear from the best speakers, as well as learn a variety of important topics, modeled after the 3 Pillars of Success:  SELL. BUILD. COLLECT.  You will hear from many industry speakers, and a learn many new changes and challenges when dealing with growing/scaling your company, dealing with insurance claims, assessing property damage, using public adjusters, legal issues, taxes, and the latest in technology such as CRMs, and Drones, and how to leverage these changes to your advantage TO GET MORE CUSTOMERS and INCREASE YOUR SALES!  We also have more than 100 of leading industry vendors participate in our conference, as part of our WTS TRADE SHOW EXPO.  Join us in Las Vegas this winter. Learn something new, have some fun, and network with other Industry Entrepreneurs just like you. Scale your company in 2018!” – Anthony Delmedico

Gary Vaynerchuk WTS conference

Gary Vaynerchuk – Day 1 Keynote Speaker

Serial Entrepreneur, Marketer & Author / VAYNER MEDIA

INFO: One of the world’s leading marketing experts, Gary Vaynerchuk has built his career by being exactly where consumer attention is going next. Just out of college, Gary grew his family wine business from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years.

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Now, he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way, Gary became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Venmo and co-founding the VaynerRSE fund.

Gary will soon appear with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and will.i.am on Apple’s original series “Planet of the Apps,” launching in spring 2017.

In addition to running digital agency VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as CEO of holding company VaynerX, which houses VaynerMedia and The Gallery, a new publishing company Gary started after acquiring leading women’s lifestyle property PureWow in January 2017, with his business partners at RSE Ventures. Gary also serves as a partner in athlete representation agency VaynerSports and restaurant reservations app Resy.

With more than 3.5 million fans on social media, Gary shares his ongoing journey as an entrepreneur in his daily vlog, #DailyVee. He also hosts The #AskGaryVee Show, on which he answers questions about digital media, entrepreneurship, leadership and more, based on a lifetime of building successful, multi-million dollar companies. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.

Gary serves as a board/advisory member of organizations including the Ad Council and Pencils of Promise, and is a longtime Well Member of Charity:Water. Gary also frequently keynotes at conferences such as Le Web, ANA Masters of Marketing, Web Summit and more.

Travis Mills WTS 2018 speaker

SSG Travis Mills – Day 2 Keynote Speaker

RETIRED U.S. ARMY STAFF SARGENT / RECALIBRATED WARRIOR

PRESENTING: Never Give Up. Never Quit.

INFO: Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Travis’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough as They Come, is currently available on sale in bookstores everywhere.

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Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, Travis continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds. Travis lives by his motto:

“Never give up. Never quit.”

Travis’s story has been featured on local and national news including Fox News’ Happening Now with Jenna Lee and The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly.

On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.

Thanks to his amazing strength, courage, an incredible will to live, the heroic actions of the men in his unit, the prayers of thousands, and all the healthcare providers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, near Washington D.C., Travis remains on the road to recovery. Every day is a battle, but Travis continues to astound friends and family alike with his progress and with his amazing spirit. SSG Travis Mills is a genuine American hero, and for his incredible sacrifice, we are forever in his debt.

In September 2013, Travis founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist combat-injured veterans.

Travis also founded the Travis Mills Group, LLC where he consults with and speaks to companies and organizations nationwide inspiring all to overcome life’s challenges and adversity.

CONTRACTOR CEO PANEL

Hand selected due to their explosive growth as contractors over the last few years, these executives will share the pain and success of their growth.

Dan Young CEO panel

Dan Young
Young Construction

sam struthers CEO panel

Sam Struthers
Crest Exteriors

Paul Reed CEO panel

Paul Reed
Northwest Roofing

Eric Armstrong CEO panel

Eric Armstrong
Quick Roofing

David Boggs CEO panel

David Boggs
Affordable Roofing

Steve Shanton CEO panel

Steve Shanton
Venture Construction Group

Brittany Cherup

Brittany Cherup
Pit Crew Roofing

Brian Sorensen CEO panel

Brian Sorenson
Sorenson Roofing

Tres CEO panel

Tres Fulton
Collis Roofing

Scott Riopelle CEO panel

Scott Riopelle
Interstate Roofing

Rene Sigman

Rene Sigman

Regional Litigation Manager / MERLIN LAW GROUP

PRESENTING: Hot Topics Facing Contractors In The Age Of The Storm

INFOFrom small disputes to complex multi-million dollar litigation, Rene Sigman is known for her tenacity, dedication, and unbeatable work ethic in handling every case she touches. She holds her clients’ best interest at heart and her passion for bringing justice to her clients has earned her many accolades and awards within her field and among her peers.

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Read Rene Sigmans full bio – CLICK HERE

Steven Badger WTS speaker

Steven J. Badger

Attorney – Sr. Partner / ZELLE LLP

PRESENTING: The Insurance Company Perspective — Straight From The Badger’s Mouth!

INFOBadger represents the property insurance industry in catastrophic risk exposures. He is well known as a vocal and aggressive advocate for the insurance industry in responding to alleged improper conduct in storm restoration claims and resulting litigation. Badger’s presentation brings a new perspective to Win The Storm, providing a unique opportunity to hear directly from a leading insurance industry advocate in what is sure to be a lively and hopefully productive discussion of hot topics and issues facing our industry.

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Join us at WTS-Vegas on Friday morning (Day 2) for an event like the industry has never seen before!


Straight From The Badger’s Mouth!

Steve Badger 10am-10:30am


LIVE DEBATE: Anthony Delmedico vs. Steve Badger

10:30-11:30  | Contactor Issues and Topics


LIVE DEBATE : Merlin Law Group vs. Steve Badger

11:30-Noon | Policy Holder Issues and Topics


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Additional information concerning Badger’s practice is available at: ZELLE LLP

Charlie Cina

Charlie Cina

Vice President Sales / LIGHTSPEED VIRTUAL TRAINING

PRESENTING: 5 Key Strategies to Expose Yourself, Close More Deals And Drive More Revenue.

INFOFor the past 30 years Charlie has worked in high level sales environments, building sales teams and driving revenue. He has also started and owned his own residential and commercial construction companies.

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Charlie has sold into Las Vegas projects like the Wynn Resorts, Palazzo Hotel, Turnberry Towers, MGM and others. 5 years ago opportunity knocked and he entered into the world of Virtual Interactive Training. Charlie has acquired and worked with the top motivational speakers, sales trainers and subject matter experts in the world. He has personally consulted and guided them to create virtual interactive online training platforms to deliver their content and monetize world wide. Charlie will share his sales experience on how he acquired clients like: Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Jon Taffer, Eric Thomas and numerous others. He will teach you that no matter what you do, we are all in the Distribution Business. Learn the 5 Key Strategies to Expose Yourself, Close More Deals and Drive More Revenue.

Doug Reitmeyer WTS speaker

Doug Reitmeyer

CEO & Founder / GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION EXPERTS

PRESENTING: “Becoming A National Federal Contractor” : By The #1 undisputed, Federal Contracting Expert In The World.

INFO:  Doug will be speaking on the federal government contracting industry, including FEMA contracts, and also heading up a break-out session for interested contractors on how to become a registered, qualified, and certified, national federal contractor, to include access to FEMA contracts after large catastrophic events.

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This is an opportunity for Contractors and Industry Entrepreneurs to learn how to get access to a massive, $300B industry. There are over 900,000 commercial-size, federal buildings. While there are almost a million licensed contractors across the United states, less than 30,000 nationwide are setup to do business currently with the federal government. If you just take the roofing trade for example, there are about 45,000 commercial roofs per year being done per year, by the federal government.  SVG is teaming up with Doug Reitmeyer, to help you guys get setup, qualified, and registered to get access to this $300B INDUSTRY, and new revenue streams!

Read more about Doug on his Linked In profile and check out the articles below.

Doug Reitmeyer – LinkedIn

Dave Reitmeyer Show Me The Money
Dave Reitmeyer How To Become A Federal Contractor
Robert G Harner

Robert G. Harner

President / UPSTATE AERIAL SOLUTIONS, LLC

PRESENTING: The Drones Are Here!  Live Drone Training Event.

INFOLearn how to use drones for unlimited aerial measurements and get access to our 72-hour engineering reports on demand.

Bo Williamson

Bo Williamson

FOUNDER, PUBLIC ADJUSTER / Noble Public Adjusting Group

PRESENTING:  How To Increase Your Profits: Making Insurance Work For You

INFO How to make amazing profits on insurance jobs and when to call on outside experts.  Learn how to use appraisals to make more money.  Efficient estimating.  Using matching codes and statutes for your benefit.  Make money year round.  How to change legislation to benefit our industry.

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Read Bo Williamsons full bio – CLICK HERE

Lindsey Douglass Insurance Restoration Contractor

Lindsey Douglass

Managing Partner / THE INSURANCE CLAIM ADVANTAGE

PRESENTING: Using Xactimate For Estimating, Supplementing, Overhead & Profit

INFOLindsey Douglass, Licensed Public Adjuster and President of The Disaster Advocates Inc., is excited to share with you “Advanced Estimating And Supplementing Skills Using Xactimate” and “How to Get Paid on Overhead and Profit!”

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She has professionally served the construction, restoration and Insurance claims industry since 2005.  She has been successful in settling hundreds of catastrophe claims throughout the nation, as well as being an expert witness in dozens of lawsuits regarding “Fair Claim Settlements.”  

 

Her areas of specialization lie in professionally defining wind damage, including analysis and investigation, and she is the foremost expert in our industry on roof systems affected by storm related loss; thermography; insurance claim appraisal; litigation support; content inventory and business income loss.  

 

The Disaster Advocates, Inc. is a group of skilled, experienced, and compassionate public adjusters who work together to assist policyholders by investigating their insurance claims to achieve proper and fair claim settlements. We are a licensed public insurance adjuster for several states who have the expertise to assist policyholders to “Claim What’s Yours.” We offer our clients policy coverage and claim analysis, damage estimation reports for construction costs, content inventory reporting for personal property losses, thermal infrared inspections to find hidden damage, and forensic accounting to provide proof of lost income due to the events that caused the insurance claim. The Disaster Advocates use the latest technology, equipment, data, and reporting analysis to quantify losses.

Steve Patrick

Steve Patrick

AUTHOR / “Level The Playing Field”

PRESENTING:  Winning Insurance Adjustments – How to deal with unreasonable and uncooperative insurance adjusters.

INFO We have all experienced it.  The uncooperative adjuster who doesn’t want to buy the job for one reason or another.  Let Steve show you how to win over the adjuster, get the job bought, and keep your customers happy.

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Read Steve Patricks full bio – CLICK HERE

Doug Lanier Win The Storm

Doug Lanier

CEO / Collis Roofing Inc.

PRESENTING:  Contractor Management – Running Your Business The Right Way

INFO From door knocking after a hailstorm, to Hurricane Andrew, to building a solid Roofing Company making $50M in annual revenues with 360 employees, Doug knows the business.  Learn how to grow your company and run your business the right way.  Listen to Doug’s story and apply the lessons he teaches to take your roofing repair and contacting business to the next level.

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Doug runs one of the largest industry leading, professional roofing and construction organization. He leads a team of dedicated individuals that have prospered during the most challenging economic environment in decades.  Collis Roofing has been in business since 1993. It currently has 360 employees and offices in four Florida cities — Longwood, Lakeland, Melbourne and St. Augustine.

 

After graduating from Stetson University in 1981 with an accounting degree, Lanier went to work for his father, who was in the wholesale lumber business in Orlando. Some of his best clients were commercial roofing contractors. After a rare hailstorm hit Orlando in 1991, Lanier worked out a deal to sell roofs for one of them in the afternoons four days a week. The deal was pretty lucrative for both of them, and when Hurricane Andrew hit Miami in 1992, Lanier agreed to help open up an office there. He sold $1.3 million in the first 90 days. Soon he was ordering material, hiring crews, obtaining permits, scheduling jobs and handling inspections. A light bulb went off. “I just thought to myself, ‘If I’m going to do all of these things, why not do them for myself, and why not do them where I’d grown up?’”

 

He teamed up with Mike Collis, a general contractor who was looking to start up a roofing division in his company, Collis Inc. Together they created and operated Collis Roofing Inc. in 1994. In 2001 Lanier and his wife became sole operators but decided to keep the company name because it had been so successful. “Most people at that point, instead of calling me Doug Lanier, they were calling me Doug Collis, so I just went along with it. They just assumed the name had to be my last name, and after a while I just quit correcting them.”

Larry Bache

Larry Bache

Policyholder Attorney / MERLIN LAW GROUP

PRESENTING:  Hail Claims And Policy Changes

INFO Learn how to ethically handle hail damage claims and find out about the changing policy language that is attempting to limit hail coverage. Make sure your team is ready to handle hail claims in the future.

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Read Larry Baches full bio – CLICK HERE

Harvey V Cohen

Harvey V. Cohen

Attorney / Cohen Grossman Attorneys At Law

PRESENTING: Insurance Claims – Assignment Of Benefits, Assignment Of Claims, & When To Use An Attorney

INFO:  Attendees will learn the legal strategies and tactics necessary to survive and thrive in the turbulent waters and market conditions associated with the insurance claims in your industry.  Learn how to get paid in full even when an insurance claim has been denied or reduced.

danny-kerr

Danny Kerr

FOUNDER / Breakthrough Academy

PRESENTING:  Breaking Through To The Next Level – Developing, Building And Scaling Your Business.

INFO Most entrepreneurs running service companies are experts in their field but often lack the guidance and systems required to grow their business to it’s full potential.  Let Danny show you how to fast track your growth, helping you turn your vision into reality.

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Danny learned two important things as a young age: to work hard and be humble in everything he does. Coming from a modest family, he was forced to create his own success in life. As a Dyslexic student in school, he was treated differently throughout his upbringing and his potential was questioned by everyone around him. As he grew up, these experiences fuelled his desire to push boundaries and prove what was possible. From a struggling middle school student, Danny graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA, and then started his own painting business employing 12 full time staff and making enough money to buy his first home. At 20 years old, Danny took a leadership position for a franchise company and grew sales from $400,000 to $1,300,000 in one year. Such rapid growth was only possible through selecting top caliber franchisees and being an open, honest, and flexible coach to them. Growing that business launched Danny’s journey in developing companies, where he spent the next six years scaling businesses. Through these experiences, he decided to commit his life to assisting others to move past adversity and reach their full potential. Danny has since left the franchising world and opened horizons to all trades business owners seeking guidance through their growth stages. Through authentic relationships and always putting his heart into what he does, Danny looks forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of business owners everywhere. 
Matt Barnes Insurance Restoration Contractor

Matt Barnes

Partner / BARNES TAX ADVISORY FOR CONTRACTORS

PRESENTING:  The NEW Trump Tax Plan and How to Cut Your Taxes!

INFO Matt has over 23 Years of experience as a CPA, specializing in Insurance Restoration. He specializes in tax strategy, savings and advice for Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Independent Contractors working in the Construction and the Insurance Restoration Industry.

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Learn About Tax Matters & Benefits For Contractors

 

  • Learn how to benefit from Section 179 expense on all new assets and “heavy” trucks/vehicles.
  • Ensure maximum deduction under Section 199…erroneously missed by MANY construction contractors! Don’t be one of them.
  • How to get maximum benefit for employing your children in business…a better way to save for college!
  • Maximize vehicle deductions as contractor.
  • Ensure that your legal structure is correct to obtain optimal tax efficiency.
  • Cut your income tax liability by 50% or more!
  • Learn how to deduct 100% of cost of SVG conference/travel/meals/etc.
  • Learn all the new legal loopholes and write-offs available for Contractors and small business owners in 2017!
  • Learn how to write off many of your 1st or 2nd home costs… for home office deductions, corporate housing use, corporate retreat and business meetings
  • Learn how to use the categories of promotions vs. meals & entertainment for 100% deductions!

 

Tax planning and strategy starts at the beginning of calendar year, so you are not stressed out, at the end of the year. Kick off 2017 with some excellent tax advice for your business in 2017…and meet with Matt Barnes, to get important task advice and questions answered about your business.

Neil Reithinger

Neil Reithinger

President / Eventus Advisory Group LLC

PRESENTING:  IPOS, Mergers & Acquisitions! Become Acquired – How To Optimize Your Accounting & Finances

INFO:  Break out session for select contractors.  Learn about Reg A+ an incredible fundraising tool for an early stage company.

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REG A+

  • It makes the company public but without while mitigating the excessive SEC costs and rules.
  • The company does have to get an annual audit, but it does not have to be from a PCAOB registered firm, so considerably less money
  • The company can raise money by solicitation
  • No more strict “accredited investor” rules.  You could raise $1,000 from 1,000 people.  So really anyone can invest.

 

Neil is the Managing Partner of SVG and leads global joint ventures and IPO strategy. Neil is also Founder and President of Eventus Advisory Group, LLC, a CFO-services firm that specializes in capital advisory and SEC compliance for publicly-traded and emerging growth companies. He is also the President of Eventus Consulting, P.C., a registered CPA firm in Arizona.

 

Prior to forming Eventus, Neil was COO & CFO from March 2009 to December 2009 of New Leaf Brands, Inc., a branded beverage company, CEO of Nutritional Specialties, Inc. from March 2007 to October 2009, a nationally distributed nutritional supplement company (that was acquired by Nutraceutical International, Inc. NASDAQ: NUTR), Chairman, CEO & President of Baywood International, Inc. from 1998 to 2009, a publicly-traded nutraceutical company and Controller of Baywood International, Inc. from 1994 to 1998. Prior to that, Neil worked for Bank of America from 1992 to 1994.

 

Neil earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Public Accountant. Neil is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.

John Laub Insurance Restoration Contractor

John Laub

CEO / ATLANTIC CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS

HOST: Master of Ceremonies