The March 10-12 Construction Contractors’ Alliance meeting in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., may help you with these questions: Are you tired of being unprepared for economic and business changes? Does the increasing number of competitors in your market frustrate you? Are you discouraged that lower bids than you ever thought possible are being selected for projects that you always got in the past?

CCA members and guests at the meeting will focus on “Differentiating Yourself from the Competition.” They’ll get in-depth research information on the latest construction trends to help them anticipate what’s around the corner, proven sales strategies to get new business and innovative marketing tactics that will make them stand out among other contractors:

  • “Critical Trends Driving the Future of the Construction Industry” presented by Hank Harris, FMI.

  • “Selling in the New Economy” presented by Greta Schulz, Proactive Training Inc.
  • “The Which, What and Why of Social Media for Business” presented by Jay Berkowitz, Ten Golden

Plus, there will be a guided tour of two award-winning CCA member companies: Farmer & Irwin Corp. and Ridgeway Plumbing. There also will be contractor-to-contractor discussions on the challenges of the day, such as controlling costs, dealing with price reductions and handling expected increased commodity and material prices.

Making the most of the PGA National Resort & Spa meeting location, there will be plenty of golf-related activities, including a golf contest and discounted rates to play on the resort’s well-known golf courses.

Nonmembers of CCA are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. And if you join CCA during the meeting, your registration fee will be applied to your first year of membership.

The Construction Contractors’ Alliance, an enhanced service group of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association, helps progressive new construction contractors find solutions to the many issues they face. CCA serves PHCC’s plumbing and mechanical contractors specializing in residential, industrial, commercial and institutional new construction. For more information about the meeting, call 800/
533-7694 or e-mail