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Reserve your room at the Tempe Mission Palms, 60 East Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281, at the special rate of $204 single/double. The cutoff date for the room block is Jan. 31, 2018.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. VIP Hospitality Suite (Leaders by invitation only)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Registration Open
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 2017-18 ASA President Jeff Banker, Banker Insulation, Chandler, Ariz.ASA President’s and ASA of Arizona’s Welcome Reception
2017-18 ASA President Jeff Banker and ASA of Arizona welcome you to SUBExcel 2018!
Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Arizona Secretary of State Michele ReaganBreakfast with Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan followed by Peer-to-Peer Leadership Round Tables
Secretary Reagan will discuss construction trade workforce development, her leadership council, and Arizona’s 10,000 jobs.
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Brought to you by keynote sponsor
Commerce Bank

Opening General Session—“Miracle on the Hudson” by Dave Sanderson
Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker, and author. His thoughts on leadership have made him an internationally sought-out speaker. When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane. Despite the hazards to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing. That experience profoundly changed his life and today he travels the globe sharing his inspirational and motivational leadership messages to help people make a difference in how they do business and live their lives.

Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson Plane
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Teresa MagnusEducation Workshop—“Contract Strategies in Challenging Markets” by Teresa Magnus, Magnus & Company
Successful contracting strategies on projects focus on shared objectives, maximizing communication and knowledge sharing, jointly mitigating project risks, and fostering a cooperative, trusting, respectful environment. With the exceptional challenges in today’s market, particular emphasis should be laid on mitigating the effects of the constrained labor market by expanding the pool of qualified contractors, thereby increasing access to front line supervision, scope of work expertise, and skilled craft labor. Traditional contracting models focus on risk avoidance at the expense of a single party and the resolution of conflict after the failure of the project. While improving contract language would help this scenario, it is generally not within the scope of control of the subcontractor. So, what role can a subcontractor play in contracting strategy and performance of work within a contract to improve project performance for everyone?
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ Council Meeting
12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch and Chapter Leadership Peer-to-Peer Round Tables
1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Stephane McShaneEducation Workshop—“Lean Transformations” by Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group
With the future bringing more of the same accelerated challenges of schedule compression, pricing pressure, and manpower shortages, the industry will be forced to innovate at a heightened clip. Most contractors are trying to solve these massive industry issues with tactical solutions and everyone is basically trying the same approach they have used for years. The reality is a new business model that is evolving to address these challenges with strategic, long-term solutions. Best-in-class electrical contractors are utilizing value stream mapping to visualize work systems (prefabrication, IT, financial systems, etc.) and identify the gaps, overlaps and roadblocks in how customer requests/orders are completed. McShane will use case studies of U.S.-based contractors including pictures and detailed descriptions of what they have done, why, and the substantial bottom line results they are enjoying.
1:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ SHARE!
1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Spouses Free Time (On Your Own) | Things to Do for Spouses
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Stephen Rohrbach, F.A. RohrbachEducation Workshop—“Project Management Through Production Metrics” by Stephen Rohrbach, F.A. Rohrbach, Allentown, Pa.
This is not a program about the merits of 10-unit measurements. This is about data. As a constructor, it’s your secret weapon and your best friend. When formulated into a metric, your data can tell you where and how to boost productivity, compare your planned vs. actual variances, and accurately forecast whether you are heading toward a profit or a loss. Used during the course of a project, these insights give you the opportunity to take real-time action and make the adjustments needed to ensure that your team delivers work that is on time and on budget. In this workshop, Rohrbach will explain how to analyze project budgets and costs to identify meaningful metrics that can be used to effectively manage your people, your process, and your client relationships. Participants are encouraged to bring actual project budgets and apply these concepts to current challenges. Be prepared for valuable discussion with your industry peers.
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. EXPO with Exhibitors
CNA      NCS      Foundation Soft

Fringe Benefit Group      Commerce Bank      Kahua

eSUB      Construction Labor Contractors      SDC & Associates
Friday, March 2, 2018
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Breakfast and Annual Meeting—“State of the Association” by 2017-18 ASA President Jeff Banker, Banker Insulation, Chandler, Ariz.
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. ASA Task Force on Government Advocacy Meeting—Part I—Facilitated by Chair Dan McLennon, Esq., Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP, San Francisco, Calif.
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Brought to you by keynote sponsor
Commerce Bank

Joel Stinson, FMIEducation Workshop—“Recession Proofing Your Company” by Joel Stinson, FMI
How do you prepare for the next economic downturn? While FMI does not see a recession on the immediate horizon, the next recession is inevitable and the best time to prepare is when times are good. Topics covered include:
  • Recognize key economic indicators and the state of current markets
  • Develop insights for your firm
  • Understand tactics for success
  • Assess readiness and implement steps to prepare your firm
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Executive Directors’ Education Workshop—TBD
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Networking Break with Exhibitors
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ASA Task Force on Government Advocacy Meeting—Part II Facilitated by Chair Dan McLennon, Esq., Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP, San Francisco, Calif.
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Griff HallEducation Workshop—“Riding an Elephant: Harnessing the Dual Challenges Leading for Impact While Managing Complexity” by Griff Hall, Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business
How do you harness your opportunities for growth while confronting the realities of labor, contracts, and running projects or the business? Leading for impact while managing for complexity are universal dual challenges. There are well-known reasons not everyone successfully meets the mark. The strategies for achieving both are surprisingly simple, yet not inherently easy. Using a framework for developing mastery to meet these dual challenges will help you think and act at deeper levels for sustainable success.
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ Education Workshop—TBD
10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Exhibitor Break-Down
2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Philip Siegel, Esq.Education Workshop—“Employment Law Mistakes Most Commonly Made by Subcontractors” by Philip J. Siegel, Esq., Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel
What steps can you take to minimize potential liability for employment law matters? Find out in this workshop, which will address the top employment law mistakes made by subcontractors. Philip Siegel will explain how to ensure that a former employee is prohibited from bringing claims against the company, and how to avoid other common traps in the employment law arena. He will also address proper classification of independent contractors, severance pay, documenting disciplinary actions, the importance of written job descriptions, the importance of a discrimination and harassment policy, and common wage and hour mistakes such as those made regarding travel pay.
2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. ASA Task Force on the Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund Meeting—Facilitated by Chair Scott Holbrook, Esq., Crawford & Bangs, Covina, Calif.
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ Outing—TBD
3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. ASA Task Force on Contract Documents Meeting—Facilitated by Chair Brian Cubbage, Esq., Ceco Construction Group, Alexandria, Va.
3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Bryan Bernardo, Kitchell ContractorsEducation Workshop—“Trending Now: Lean Construction Top 10 Topics”—Bryan Bernardo, LEED-AP, Kitchell Contractors
As experienced workers leave the construction industry and fewer trades enter, we must transform the way we think and deliver projects. Lean design and construction enables that shift by focusing on eliminating waste and increasing value with safer job sites, improved profitability and reduced schedules. In this workshop, gain awareness of the eight wastes plus 10 trending Lean construction tools that improve the way we build.
5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Attorneys’ Council Reception
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Attorneys’ Council Dinner
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Rustlers RoosteReception, Banquet & Awards Ceremony—Rustlers Roost—Wear your cowboy hats and boots!
Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Attorneys’ Council Meeting—Facilitated by Chair Zea Wright, Esq., Byrne Costello & Pickard, P.C., Syracuse, N.Y.


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Sponsorship Guide CoverASA’s flagship convention attracts 150 to 200 of the larger commercial subcontractors in the United States—the decision-makers and your prospective customers! Your company can participate and take advantage of a number of very effective marketing opportunities that will significantly impact your bottom line.

For questions or additional sponsorship information, contact Richard Bright, chief operating officer, at (703) 684-3450, Ext. 1335, or rbright@asa-hq.com.

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Exhibitors Guide CoverASA’s flagship convention attracts 150 to 200 of the larger commercial subcontractors in the United States—the decision-makers and your prospective customers! Your company can participate and take advantage of a number of very effective marketing opportunities that will significantly impact your bottom line.

For questions or additional exhibitor information, contact Richard Bright, chief operating officer, at (703) 684-3450, Ext. 1335, or rbright@asa-hq.com.

Current SUBExcel 2018 Exhibitors

Grand Canyon

Things to Do in Tempe

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Our tree-lined, brick paved sidewalks that speak to Tempe’s historic roots aren’t just there for aesthetics. They lead you places. They take you to the many things you can do here in this culturally diverse community.

Arts & Culture

Whether you have a passion for arts and culture, are an occasional theater goer, or your artistic preferences are decidedly fancy or funky, you’ll find something to suit your artistic bent in Tempe.


Take advantage of our beautiful weather and head to Tempe Town Lake. Stroll the lovely trails lined with thousands of cacti and other arid climate plants from around the globe.


Shop ’til you drop in Tempe! There is a wide array of shopping destinations in and around Tempe, from unique specialty shops to nationally known favorites, and everything in between.


Grab a drink, a bite to eat or dance the night away at any of our popular and locally owned bars, restaurants and dance clubs.

Tempe Special Offers

Take advantage of special offers for shopping, restaurants and more, including discounts on Across Arizona Tours of Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, or Apache Trail.

Monument Valley

Special thanks to our 2018-19 Chapter Sponsors!

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