Building the Business of Restoration

March 12-15 | Gaylord Texan | Grapevine, Tex.

Insight. noun. “the capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing.”

Spring could take on another name in the restoration industry – conference season. There are a number of learning opportunities, big and small, for contractors across the county. Long viewed as one of the top conferences in the industry, Insights returns this year with some of the same great opportunities they’ve always offered, and some brand new ones.

Insights is now a Vericlaim company, which is a subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. Vericlaim is a preeminent global loss adjusting and claims management company committed to helping its clients—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world.

The 2017 conference is all about building the business of restoration by offering elite contractors the ability to network, learn, and connect with other contractors, suppliers, and service providers to grow their business. Along with a star-studded keynote lineup and useful workshops, there will be a number of social events to network and mingle.

This will all take place at the beautiful Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine, Tex!

The Keynotes

Kevin Harrington – ABC’s Shark Tank – Perseverance, Initiative, & the Perfect Pitch

Known as the original Shark on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington is an internationally acclaimed speaker, coach, celebrity entrepreneur and one of the most successful business experts of our time. He has launched over 500 products and businesses, generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic celebrities such as: Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, Billy Mays, the Hilton Family, the Jenner Family and the Kardashian Family. Since the 1980’s he’s been pitched more than 50,000 times by people looking to turn products, ideas and businesses into the next pop cultural phenomenon.

Alden Mills – Perfect Fitness / 3-Time Navy SEAL Platoon Commander – Be Unstoppable

This former Navy SEAL – a three-time platoon commander – has been awarded more than 40 patents. Alden’s products have sold over 10 million units worldwide including The Perfect Pushup. INC Magazine recognized it as the fastest growing consumer products business from 2007 to 2009, thanks to its astounding 12,000%+ growth rate. Alden took it from $500k to over $63M in three short years.

This is more remarkable when you learn about Alden’s roots. He spent his early years as an uncoordinated asthmatic. But Alden persevered. Altogether, Alden has over 25 years of high-performance leadership and team-building – thanks to his time in the military then in business.

You’ll find some of his lessons learned in his book, Be Unstoppable: The 8 Essential Actions to Succeed at Anything.

Bill Bates – 3-Time Super Bowl Champ – Business + Family

A member of the 1992, 1993 and 1995 Super Bowl Champions team, Bill has been a long time favorite of Cowboys fans. He was named the winner of the Bob Lilly Award four years in a row, from 1990 – 1994. This award is selected by a vote of the fans and annually goes to the Cowboy player who displays leadership and character on and off the field. In 1995, Bill was named by the fans and his team-mates the “Unsung Hero” award, which is given to one player from each NFL team. He has also been the recipient of the Dallas All Sports Association Courage Award.  While Bates has many great memories and stories from his time in the NFL, he has always been a family man first and foremost. When he and his wife Denise had triplets in 1989, he gained a new perspective on raising kids. “Having as many kids as I did made me want to really look out for the community,” he said.