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SUBExcel 2017
Date: March 15 — 18, 2017
Location: Denver Marriott City Center

SUBExcel 2017 - Denver, Colorado

SUBExcel 2017 is the premier education and networking event
for construction subcontractors and suppliers

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SUBExcel 2017 Registration Fees

  • Register Securely Online. Instructions: Members should log in with their email address and password. Nonmembers should Create an Account if they have not done so previously. Select your fee options, such as ASA Member, 2nd Company Member, and Voluntary Contribution to ASA Scholarship Program, then click the Total button to recalculate your selections. (Please check the fee “Add $200 if NOT staying at Denver Marriott City Center” if you are not staying in ASA’s room block.) If you are local and do not need a hotel, the $200 fee does not apply. This fee is also waived if you are staying in the overflow hotel, Magnolia Hotel Denver. Then, Add to Cart, review your cart, and click Check Out. [Be sure to enter the correct address associated with your credit card.] If you are registering your spouse, a guest, or additional company attendees, please send their contact information to

  • Printable Registration Form. Instructions: Complete and return by mail to: American Subcontractors Association Inc., 1004 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3588; by fax to (703) 836-3482; or via email to

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Overflow Hotel

Reservations are no longer being accepted.

Magnolia Hotel Denver

Magnolia Hotel Denver
818 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Make your reservations at the overflow hotel, Magnolia Hotel Denver, 818 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202, by calling 1-866-912-1037.

Hotel Reservations

Reservations are no longer being accepted.

Denver Marriott City Center

Denver Marriott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-1300

Reserve your room at the Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202, at the special rate of $179 single/double. The cutoff date for the room block was February 13, 2017.

  • Make your online room reservations in the ASA room block at the Denver Marriott City Center.

Check In and Check Out

  • Check In: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check Out: 12:00 p.m.


  • Valet parking, fee: $42/daily.
  • Off-site parking, fee: $15/hourly, $35/daily.
  • Motorcycle parking is available off-site; oversized vehicle parking is available off-site at $45.

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Keynote Speakers

Redmond RamosRedmond Ramos

Redmond “Red” Ramos deployed to Afghanistan as a combat replacement for 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, as a Navy Corpsman. While in Afghanistan, Ramos was rushing to assist an injured Marine when he stepped on an IED, losing his left leg. He won his Warrior Games medals just seven months after his injury.

Ramos has been involved in public speaking since 2008. While in the military, he was always striving to teach his junior Corpsmen (field medics) and Marines combat trauma management. Ramos was in charge of training the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF) in combat medicine during Exercise Forest Light 2010 in Sekiyama, Japan.

The day Ramos left the military, he began teaching tactical combat medicine as a civilian contractor for the military. He then found happiness in speaking for the Elizabeth Hospice Center. Being able to thank WWII veterans and their families for their service was an experience like no other. A year later, he was speaking for the hospice center by day and teaching tactical medicine by night.

A compelling speaker and storyteller, Ramos delivers a high energy presentation on the power of positivity. With humor, humility and moving recounts of his military experiences, Ramos reminds audiences that through the power of your own thoughts, you are the most influential person in your life.

Watch Redmond’s new video.

Jerry TeplitzJerry Teplitz

Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz’ background is as unique as the techniques and approaches he teaches. He is a graduate of Hunter College and Northwestern University School of Law. He practiced as an attorney for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

At that point, Dr. Teplitz’ career took a dramatic change of direction. He studied and received a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Holistic Health Sciences. He was also on the faculty of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management for nine years.

Dr. Teplitz has been President of his consulting firm and as a professional speaker, he has spoken at over 1,800 meetings and to over 1 million people. He conducts seminars in the areas of leadership, management, stress management, employee productivity and sales development.

Jerry is the author of Switched-On Selling and Switched-On Networking, both Bestsellers on Amazon. Other books he has authored include Managing Your Stress In Difficult Times, Switched-On Living and Brain Gym for Business.

Visit Jerry Teplitz’s Web Site.

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Coach Danny CreedCoach Danny Creed

Real World Business Coach Danny Creed is an internationally recognized Master Business Coach, speaker and author. His clients are legendarily successful, benefiting from his over 40 years of “street fighting business smarts,” 14 successful start-up businesses and his powerful connection with world-class partners and resources. Coach Dan’s clients experience an ROI much greater than traditional business coaching. Each client receives a customized success plan for based on their specific business growth needs.

Coach Dan has over 8,000 hours of logged coaching time with over 12,000 recommendations. He is the unprecedented six-time winner of the Brian Tracy Award of Sales Excellence/ FocalPoint Coaching International Coach of the Year

Coach Dan is a leading authority on business and personal development with a focus on strategies and skills allowing a business owner, executive, entrepreneur or professional services organization to maintain and thrive in business in any economy. He specializes in several business categories including construction. Coach Dan is a highly-regarded keynote speaker, workshop and seminar leader. He is an elite Brian Tracy International Certified Sales Trainer and a Founding Member Trainer and Facilitator of the Brian Tracy Corporate Training courses.

Stephane McShaneStephane McShane

Stephane McShane is a senior consultant at Maxim Consulting Group, who evaluates and implements business practices with construction-related firms of all sizes. With a large depth of experience working in the construction industry, McShane is keenly aware of the business and, most specifically, operational challenges firms’ face. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, organizational assessments, strategic planning, project execution, business development, productivity improvement, and training programs. McShane is an extremely motivational and inspirational speaker, mentor, and teacher. Her ability to create confidence and desire among work groups is extremely effective.

Ian BlairIan Blair

Ian Blair is a principal with The Blair Group, which focuses on aligning companies’ vision, strategy and people through leadership and management consulting services.

E. Colette NelsonE. Colette Nelson

ASA Chief Advocacy Officer E. Colette Nelson manages all facets of ASA’s government and industry advocacy initiatives. During her tenure with ASA, Nelson has been actively involved in most of the major issues impacting the construction industry, including small business development, government procurement, labor-management relations and taxes. She has served as the lead industry representative on the key issues of prompt payment and bonding of construction contractors and subcontractors. Nelson has published numerous articles and manuals, including several for the Foundation of ASA. She also is in demand as a public speaker and facilitator on association management and construction issues.

Ike CaseyIke Casey

A senior executive with more than 20 years’ leadership experience and expertise, Ike Casey is the executive director of ASA of Metro Washington. Throughout his career, Casey has repeatedly spearheaded organization-wide initiatives to grow financial resources, expand client base, and enhance external communications. He has a broad vision and perspective with focus on customer satisfaction and has been effective in building government relations efforts that protect the industry. As executive director of ASA of Metro Washington, Casey’s main focuses are on government relations, membership and leadership.

John WatrasJohn Watras

John Watras is vice president of Zurich’s Construction Industry Segment, responsible for the middle market commercial contractor’s space. Beginning his career in 1988 as an underwriter trainee with Kemper, Watras spent the next 20 years progressing his career in underwriting management, territory management and product management roles. Since joining Zurich Construction in 2000, he has held underwriting management positions within the field and home office organizations and has developed intimate knowledge of virtually every product offering of Zurich Construction.

Ashley ColburnAshley Colburn

Ashley Colburn is the owner of Operate Lean, LLC, lean construction experts specializing in project team collaboration and organizational culture change.

Anwar HafeezAnwar Hafeez

Anwar Hafeez is president of SDC & Associates, a national construction consulting company focused on helping clients increase profits and protect their bottom line through claims preparation, education, CPM scheduling, and litigation.

Steve AntillSteve Antill

Steve Antill is director of sales for Foundation Software, construction accounting software that helps businesses streamline their office operations with integrated job cost accounting, payroll, project management, and mobile solutions.

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SUBExcel 2017 - Peak Performance

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. VIP Hospitality Suite (Leaders by invitation only)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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
5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Happy Hour for First-Time Attendees
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. ASA President’s and ASA of Colorado’s Welcome Reception
2016-17 ASA President Robert Abney and ASA of Colorado welcome you to SUBExcel 2017!
Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Redmond Ramos - Wounded Warrior
Opening General Session—“Success Through Struggle” by Redmond Ramos
A compelling speaker and storyteller, former Fleet Marine Force Navy Corpsman Redmond “Red” Ramos delivers a high energy presentation on the power of positivity. With humor, humility and moving recounts of his military experiences, Ramos reminds audiences that through the power of your own thoughts, you are the most influential person in your life.
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Education Workshop—“Performance Management as Performance Culture” by Ian Blair, The Blair Group
Learn how to take your business from a check-the-box annual review system to one thriving and fueled by a performance culture! For many organizations, performance management means a yearly review as a result of the HR department’s reminder that this task must be done. In this workshop, Blair will talk about performance management as performance culture. In its most fundamental form, a business is based on Purpose-Strategy and Process-People. Without people being aligned to the former, the business will not achieve greatness. A performance culture can and should be a powerful guide for leaders and managers to align each team member to the goals of the organization. This involves a system whereby each team member has a part in developing his or her own goals and strategies in support of the business. A system involving frequent two-way feedback and support attached to the discipline of a 90-day rhythm measuring success and improvement. In fact, a culture that emphases the development of behaviors for success as much as performance goals.
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ Council Meeting
12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch and Dessert
1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Education Workshop—“Technology and Transparency—The Future of Construction” by Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group, Denver, Colo.
Identifying the tools and technology needed to best position your organization for a successful future can sometimes be daunting. During this workshop, McShane will discuss why these tools are critical to future profitability, as well as examples of ERP systems, project management software, production tracking solutions, and purchasing solutions. Additionally, she will show examples of the reports and metrics necessary to provide transparency on performance so that challenges can be identified early enough to effect a change to minimize financial losses and maximize margin gains.
1:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ SHARE!
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Silent Auction Set-Up
2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Education Workshop—“Desperately Seeking Objectivity” by E. Colette Nelson, Chief Advocacy Officer, American Subcontractors Association, Alexandria, Va.
Objectivity is elusive by nature. Objectivity is even more difficult when dealing with limited information; a complex political environment; and issues that involve our lives, jobs and emotions. Anyone who tells voters or grass roots advocates that their position is simple and straightforward is disingenuous, not only about the opposition, but also about potential supporters who have a slightly different take on the issue. This interactive workshop will help you recognize and validate support for your positions wherever you find it. Lessons learned are easily transferable to the business environment.
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Education Workshop—“Trends in Construction Technology: Mobile and the Cloud” by Steve Antill, Foundation Software
What are the latest trends in construction software, and how can you get the most advantage out of them for your business? In this workshop, Antill will review some of the most recent changes in the industry, including the growing shift to cloud computing. He will look at what it is, how it impacts construction, and some of the pluses and minuses in moving from on-premise to cloud software. Finally, he will talk about the mobile revolution and its opportunities for companies like yours, such as real-time data collection from the jobsite with smart-device field logs for weather, notes, job costing and more.
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. EXPO with Exhibitors and ASA Silent Auction
The ASA silent auction, organized by ASA chapter executive directors, benefits the ASA Chapter Scholarship Fund. This fund provides chapters with limited financial resources the ability to send representatives to national ASA meetings like SUBExcel, so they can take part in association management courses and other education programs. This scholarship is funded through voluntary contributions and fundraisers like the silent auction. To donate an item to be auctioned, complete the Donation Form and return to ASA of Central Pennsylvania Executive Director Loni Warholic at and ASA of New Mexico Executive Director Gia Zamora, chair of the EDs’ Council, at Auction items will be available for viewing and bidding from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the Expo with Exhibitors and will continue to be on display until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17. Winners will be announced during the lunch on Friday.
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ASA-PAC Fund-Raising Event—“Spirits & Spirits”
Spirits & Spirits TourJoin the ASA-Political Action Committee for a unique experience, as we explore Denver’s most haunted and historic sites, and embark on a psychic/paranormal journey. Centennial Tours has created an experience that brings together two of our favorite things: Spirits (ghosts/paranormal) and Spirits (distilled beverages), with a little bit of good history mixed in. At the Brown Palace we will join our local psychic, Kim Moore, who will help us better understand the psychic method. While we cannot guarantee ghosts sightings on the tour, and even more that they will be evil and frightening, she will guide us in the manner that best lends itself to an encounter. Complete the contribution form and return to
Friday, March 17, 2017
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Breakfast and GC Panel Discussion—with Mark T. Griffin, Procurement Manager, Turner Construction; Jason Crookshank, Vice President, J.E. Dunn Construction; Sal Moya and Shane Knutson, Mortenson Construction; and Greg Ruhl, Clark Construction Group; Moderated by Courtney Little, ACE Glass, Little Rock, Ark.

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Mark GriffinMark T. Griffin
Procurement Manager
Turner Construction Company

Mark Griffin has been in the construction industry and with Turner Construction for over 26 years. He has spent time in multiple markets including Boston, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., throughout the Carolinas, and now Denver. A substantial part of his career was spent in preconstruction, in both purchasing and business development. Much of Griffin’s career has been dedicated to understanding local market conditions and the subcontractor pool balanced with national trends and pressures. Through this involvement, he positions himself and Turner to best develop deep subcontractor and supplier relationships. Griffin serves on the Board of Directors for Associated Builders and Contractors and is actively involved with Associated General Contractor of America and ACE Mentorship.

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Jason CrookshankJason Crookshank
Vice President
JE Dunn Construction

Jason Crookshank, LEED AP, serves as a vice president for JE Dunn Construction Company. A graduate of Iowa State University, Crookshank joined JE Dunn in Kansas City in 1994. During his 23-year tenure in project management he’s had the opportunity to complete projects from Albuquerque, N.M., to Umatilla, Ore., prior to relocating to the Denver office of JE Dunn. Crookshank has since gone on to complete notable projects including CU Boulder’s Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building and over $200 million of work for Broadcom Limited. Crookshank currently serves as the executive leader for JE Dunn’s self perform efforts in the West Region, and serves on the on the firm’s Regional Safety Steering Team. His involvement extends beyond JE Dunn as a member of the AGC Colorado Subcontractor Relations Committee and with Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain.

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Sal MoyaSal Moya
Senior Project Manager
Mortenson Construction

Sal Moya is a senior project manager with Mortenson Construction. Moya has more than 22 years of experience, nearly all of it at Mortenson. He has worked on a variety of high profile and challenging projects including the New $405 million St. Joseph Hospital in downtown Denver, Woodward’s new 360,000-square-foot corporate manufacturing and office campus in Fort Collins, and the new CoorsTek Research and Development and Advanced Manufacturing facilities in Golden. Moya earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of New Mexico.

Shane KnutsonShane Knutson
Senior Project Manager
Mortenson Construction

Shane Knutson is a senior project manager with Mortenson Construction. He has extensive experience overseeing large complex projects in both the public and private sector in the Colorado region. Recent project experience includes the new $385 million (construction cost) Westin Hotel and Transit Center at Denver International Airport and the James F. Battin Federal Courthouse in Billings, Mont. Knutson earned a bachelor of science degree in construction management from Colorado State University and is a Designated Design/Build Professional from the Design Build Institute of America.

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Greg RuhlGreg Ruhl
Project Executive
Clark Construction Group, LLC

Greg Ruhl, project executive, Clark Construction, plans and directs all aspects of Clark Construction operations in Denver, Colo., including preconstruction, purchasing, and construction. With 15-plus years of successful results-driven project management, he directs project leads and ensures all projects are completed on time, within budget, and according to pre-established specifications. He has advance expertise in new construction, large-mixed use projects, residential, higher-education, hospitality, and historic preservation.
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. ASA Task Force on Government Advocacy Meeting—Part 1 Facilitated by E. Colette Nelson, Chief Advocacy Officer, American Subcontractors Association, Alexandria, Va.
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Education Workshop: Attorneys’ Council Panel Discussion—“The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Construction Clients” with Eric Travers, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, Columbus, Ohio; Eric Biesecker, Nexsen Pruet, Greensboro, N.C.; Brian Esler, Miller Nash LLP, Seattle, Wash.; and Jason R. Kennedy, Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, LLP
Join a distinguished and experienced panel of ASA Attorneys’ Council panelists for a unique and free-flowing legal discussion on the seven habits of highly effective construction clients. From the eyes of the attorneys who live and breathe in the trenches of contract negotiation, claims resolution, and litigation, attendees will be able to listen and take part in a discussion of the common characteristics that these attorneys have seen of their most successful clients, a fun discussion that will help attendees identify how to better navigate the legal challenges they will face to make and keep more of their money (and spend less on attorneys).

Eric TraversEric Travers
Kegler, Brown, Hill and Ritter

Eric Travers is a director at the Columbus, Ohio, law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill and Ritter, ASA’s legal counsel, and practices in the firm’s Construction Law area, representing subcontractors, general contractors, owners, suppliers, architects, sureties, construction managers and others. Travers advises construction businesses and owners in all aspects of construction law, including resolution of payment disputes, contract drafting and negotiation, bid qualifications, risk management strategies, and preserving, perfecting and enforcing/defending mechanic’s lien, bond claims and resolving OSHA citations. He is also experienced in state and federal court trial and appellate practice and has successfully helped numerous clients resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution techniques, including mediation and arbitration.

Eric BieseckerEric Biesecker
Nexsen Pruet
Greensboro, N.C.

Eric Biesecker of Nexsen Pruet, Greensboro, N.C., represents a variety of clients in the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. He has handled hundreds of lien and bond claims, defect and delay disputes, delay and disruption controversies, bidding challenges, product defects, and scope-of-work conflicts. He also advises his clients on construction contract drafting and negotiation and best practices to avoid disputes. He has represented his construction clients in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina, and in many mediations and arbitrations. Nexsen Pruet is a full-service law firm with eight offices throughout the Carolinas.

Brian EslerBrian W. Esler
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
Seattle, Wash.

Brian W. Esler heads Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s Washington State commercial litigation practice. His practice emphasizes construction litigation, complex commercial litigation, and appellate advocacy, and he has represented clients in the construction industry at all levels. Miller Nash Graham & Dunn has been serving clients in the Pacific Northwest for over a century, and has offices in Seattle and Vancouver, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; and Long Beach, Calif.

Jason KennedyJason R. Kennedy
Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, LLP
Dallas, Texas

Jason Kennedy earned his bachelor’s degree from Austin College in 1994 and his law degree, with honors, from Texas Tech School of Law in 2000. In 2009, he became a partner at Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, LLP, where his practice focuses on construction law and bankruptcy law. Kennedy represents clients from all segments of the construction industry in all types of construction disputes, including delay and labor impact claims, defective work claims, performance and payment bond claims, breach of contract claims, breach of warranty claims, and mechanic’s and materialman’s lien foreclosure claims. Kennedy also assists clients by reviewing and drafting contracts and perfecting lien and bond rights. He is a member of the Construction Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association, the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and the American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law.
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Executive Directors’ Education Workshop—“Developing Relationships with GCs” by Ike Casey, Executive Director, ASA of Metro Washington
This workshop will illustrate how ASA of Metro Washington increased its membership over 20 percent this year. Casey attributes much of this growth to the collaboration the chapter has established with nine of the general contractors in the Washington Metro area. Topics covered will include: policy for establishing a GC Partnership Group, how Metro Washington selects the GCs to invite, a report on “Meet and Greets” that have been held with Clark and Balfour Beatty, and whether a SUBBY Gala is an integral part of such a program.
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 E. Colette Nelson, Chief Advocacy Officer, American Subcontractors Association, Alexandria, Va.
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Education Workshop—“Insurance and Risk Management: Reducing Risk on More Dangerous Roads Through Fleet Improvement” by John Watras, Zurich
The statistics are in. There are more vehicles on the road than ever before. Vehicle repair costs are dramatically on the rise. Mobile technology is exacerbating distracted driving. Fleet exposures represent one of a contractor’s most significant liabilities, impacting both auto and workers’ compensation results. Aggressive management of these exposures is a critical component of a contractor’s overall risk management program. In this session, John Watras will discuss emerging trends affecting the overall driving population and provide an overview of risk factors affecting a contractor’s fleet. Audience participation software will be used to help attendees understand how distracted driving and road rage tendencies affect their organization. Attendees will learn several fleet program best practice elements to implement in their own fleet program to help protect their assets, their workers and the public.
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ Education Workshop—“Getting the Most Out of Your Volunteers” by Danny Creed, FocalPoint Business Coaching
Any organization whose success depends on volunteers is always at risk. The fine line in successfully working with your volunteer team, and leading that team to achieve your goals requires skill and patience and a keen ability to motivate your unpaid resources. The ability to get a volunteer to focus and achieve very specific tasks and accomplish an objective is the goal. The challenge is that at the same time the volunteer must be having a good time and feel like their contribution is an important one. Master Business Coach Dan Creed will provide unique insight that will help you to achieve this goal and will hone your leadership skills for maximum results with your volunteer teams. Every attendee will receive immediately applicable and specific strategies and best practice guidelines for truly “Getting the Most Out of Your Volunteers.”
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch Followed by Dessert with Exhibitors
Winners of the silent auction will be announced during lunch.
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Networking Break
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Exhibitor Break-Down
1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Education Workshop—“Lean Construction and What GCs Look for in Their Trade Partners” by Ashley Colburn, Operate Lean, LLC
1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Education Workshop—“Change Orders & Claims: How to Win Defective Documents, Conflict, Omissions & Ambiguities Every Time” by Anwar Hafeez, SDC & Associates
This workshop will explain how to prevent and/or minimize claims. Hafeez will help subcontractors understand their rights on defective documents, ambiguities, and the difference between a conflict and an omission in order for them to get paid for legitimate change orders and avoid filing claims. Subcontractors will learn techniques they can apply to public work projects and private commercial projects. Hafeez will also provide valuable insight to increase the profits and protect the bottom line for successful change order and claim negotiations.
1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ASA Task Force on the Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund Meeting
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ Outing—Denver Escape Room: Can You Escape?
The concept is simple: You and your team will be locked in a room where you have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles and escape the room before your time is up. The Escape Room has five escape rooms that range in difficulty, including “Outbreak,” “Beyond the Flower Shop,” “Casino Heist,” “The Big Game,” and “Egyptian Tomb.” Each room can accommodate up to 8 players each. See if you have what it takes to make an epic Escape.
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. ASA Task Force on Contract Documents Meeting
3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Leadership Training & Chapter Leadership Council Business Meeting—“Foundational Leadership: Understanding and Mastering the Basics for Long-Term Growth” by Danny Creed, FocalPoint Business Coaching
Whether you’re a new leader or an experienced leader, you need to know that things are changing and people are changing. Those being led expect more from those leading. The subject is vast. In this fast-paced conversation, Master Business Coach Dan Creed will take the attendees through the foundation leadership recipe, detailing the most important basic issues of leadership that every leader must master before they can ever be respected by their team. This is a must-see event. Every attendee will leave with new behaviors and strategies that can be applied in their very next leadership opportunity. (This one-hour and 15-minute training session for all SUBExcel 2017 registrants will be followed by 30-minute Chapter Leadership Council meeting.)
5:00 p.m.— Evening on Your Own
5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Attorneys’ Council Reception & Dinner
Reception from 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. at Senn Visciano Canges, P.C.
Dinner from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at The Range
Saturday, March 18, 2017
7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Attorneys’ Council Meeting
8:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Opening General Session—“Increasing Your Professional and Leadership Power to New Levels of Excellence” by Dr. Jerry Teplitz
Have you ever had a negative day at work or as a leader? How did you feel at the end of it? Tired, drained? Now, have you ever had a positive day? How did you feel at the end of it? Energized? Isn’t there an increase in your productivity, effectiveness, and bottom line on that positive day? Dr. Jerry Teplitz says you can have that outcome everyday! In this education session, Dr. Teplitz will show you how to make every day a positive day through actual tools and techniques that will increase your energy level, resulting in more creativity, productivity, and effective leadership capabilities. These immediate, effective, and easy methods can be applied to all aspects of your professional life.
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Leadership Training & Joint Meeting of the ASA Chapter Leadership Council and the Executive Directors’ Council—“Working Together: Effective Ways to Build Successful Teams” by Dr. Jerry Teplitz
This fast-moving training program is designed to increase productivity and promote team-building by helping ASA chapter leaders learn more about their own and others’ work styles and overall goals. They will discover practical strategies that foster cooperation in both the business environment and their professional lives. And, they will learn how people with different work styles can resolve incompatibilities and interact more effectively as a team.
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Joint Executive Committee and ASA Board of Directors Lunch
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Explore Denver
1:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. ASA Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony
This special ASA event will take place at the Rock Room at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which is built around one of the famous red rocks of the area. With sliding glass doors opening onto the lower terrace, this room allows for spectacular views of the classic Red Rocks scenery.
There will be two buses leaving for Red Rocks, the first departing at 5:30 p.m., the second at 6:00 p.m. If you wish to take a tour of the Red Rocks facility, plan to depart on the first bus.

Red Rocks

Rock Room

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SUBExcel 2017 Brochure

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Education Program Guide

SUBExcel 2017 Education Program Guide

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Denver, Colorado

ASA’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

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Exhibitors Guide

ASA’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

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Things to Do in and Around Denver

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Things to Do

Day Trips from Denver

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From downtown amusement parks to fascinating museums, Denver’s attractions deliver unique and unforgettable experiences.


Denver Nightlife

Enjoy all that Denver nightlife has to offer, from top restaurants and bars to dancing, comedy and exclusive clubs.


Denver St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Denver will inevitably offer St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The 2017 events have not yet been made available.


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