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Six NAHB 20 Clubs — four custom builder clubs and two production builder clubs — will meet next month for the successful networking program’s first-ever combined 20 Club meeting.
“We hope to offer this type of joint meeting every year or two to help enhance the value of being a 20 Club member,” said Charles Ruma Jr., 20 Club program chairman and president of Virginia Homes in central Ohio.
“The fact that we can bring over 100 builders together to help learn from each other and to improve our businesses is significant. There is nowhere else a builder can get this type of education.”
The inaugural meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Cherry Creek in Denver on Oct. 2-4.
The offer was extended to all 28 of the clubs, which are comprised of similar types of builders or remodelers from non-competing markets who meet several times a year to share their knowledge as well as learn from each other how to improve their operations and increase their bottom lines. Three or four 20 Clubs were expected to participate in the joint meeting.
“The fact that we have six groups is a testament to how important it is for builders to connect and learn from each other, especially during these trying times,” Ruma said.
The six 20 Clubs attending the meeting are:
Club #3-Saws (production)
Club #11-Craftsmen (custom)
Club #13-Builder Excellence (production)
Club #24-Cornerstones (custom)
Club #28-Bottom Line Club (custom)
Club #51-Custom Builder Alliance (custom)
The combined meeting gives the six groups the opportunity to network outside of their regular group while also enabling the clubs to pool their resources to garner top national speaker, David Allen of David Allen Company and author of “Getting Things Done (GTD).”
The agenda of the three-day meeting includes a full day of individual club meetings for three of the clubs on Sunday, with a reception for the members of all six groups that evening.
Allen will conduct a full-day seminar, “Mastering Workflow,” on Monday, followed by dinner.
According to Allen’s website, “Getting Things Done” is a tactically oriented, hands-on seminar on how to get a GTD system up and running.
Attendees will learn the fundamental thinking process and the five phases of workflow mastery. The seminar will include practical recommendations and suggestions on how to put GTD to work — at work, at home and in everything people do.
“Having David come speak to the group is a unique opportunity that a single 20 Club group could not have managed,” said Ruma. “His message is so relevant for us right now since many of us are trying to function at full capacity with a reduction in staff.”
The meeting will conclude on Tuesday with individual club meetings.