2016 IRC Summit
February 9-11, 2016
Irving Convention Center, TX


Elite’s 2016 IRC Summit brings you the nations top producing insurance restoration contractors and industry experts, all under one roof, for 3 days of learning. The IRC Summit is guaranteed to provide you with the most powerful specialized knowledge you absolutely cannot get anywhere else in our industry!

Elite is proud to announce that Brian Tracy, the World’s # 1 Sales Trainer, will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 IRC Summit.

Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is one of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. Brian is also the author of 70 bestselling books and speaks 4 languages. He has addressed more than five million people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US and 69 other countries world wide. As a keynote speaker he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.

Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined.

Here are just a few of our 2016 IRC Summit Speakers. Request an email below for all the details to the 2016 IRC Summit.

Jacob Krahl, Managing Director of Elite Consulting Pro

Jacob is an experienced motivational speaker, sales trainer and business coach to the storm restoration contractor industry. His wealth of knowledge results from over fifteen years experience selling, managing and operating storm restoration businesses across the U.S. Jacob has professionally trained multi-million dollar producing companies spanning 36 states, on the most effective and profitable strategies to achieving lasting success in the storm restoration industry.

Jacob will be speaking on Time Management. “Master Your Time, Master Your Life.”

Michael Klem, MBA, Overhead & Profit Specialist

Mike joins Elite in his third year delivering his time tested, detailed process in billing and collecting General Contractor’s Overhead & Profit. His proven process is responsible for countless contractors consistently winning O&P, throughout the U.S., even on single trade projects. Mr. Klem’s documented O&P success rate? It’s over 95%, and he bills O&P on EVERY restoration job.

Mike will coach attending contractors on the Exact same step-by-step process his company utilizes today in successfully collecting GC O&P.

“Chip” Merlin, Jr., Esq. The Merlin Law Group
William F. ‘Chip’ Merlin, Jr. is the president and founder of the Merlin Law Group.  His firm represents and advocates for policyholders both in and outside of the courtroom. Since 1983, Chip Merlin has served as a plaintiff’s attorney with a focus on Commercial & Residential Property Insurance Claim Disputes and Bad Faith Insurance Litigation.

Chip is a noted national authority on Insurance Bad Faith, lecturing to national trade groups and publishing a number of papers and articles on the subject. He is routinely invited to be a featured speaker on insurance law at some of the nation’s most prestigious conferences and seminars. Because of the breadth and depth of his knowledge and expertise, Chip is frequently sought to provide comment and insight into current legal issues on the stage of the national media. He has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, CNN, and MSNBC on topics as diverse as freedom of speech, employees and property owners’ rights to privacy, and slander and emotional distress.

Chip will present on “Nationwide GC O&P Case Law.”

Jim Johnson, Head Coach, Roof Coach Pro
Jim Johnson is one of the industry’s leading consultants for industry specific business coaching. He works exclusively with high performing, premier contractors.

Most people know Jim well as the Director of Sales for Acculynx. After four very successful years growing AccuLynx’s business, he resigned to begin a new chapter in his life. He decided to utilize the experience he gained working as a successful contractor and also the knowledge acquired while working with 1000’s of contractors at AccuLynx. Jim’s passion for helping others was a natural fit in transitioning to coaching premier contractors full time. He is quoted as saying, “It is time to give back to an industry that I have only taken from.”

Prior to Jim’s time at AccuLynx, he was the owner of CRSI, a national restoration contractor with annual revenues of over $20 million. Jim also created the American Contracting Team, a strike team providing catastrophic restoration services due to hurricanes.

At RoofCoachPRO Jim has worked with 21 contractors over the last 18 months, with 12 of them being full time coaching clients and the remainder working on specific needs. His clients have experienced average revenue increases of 57%, with a 6% increase in profitability. These results typically occur within 90 days of retaining RCP’s coaching services. Jim’s clients are more effective and efficient using defined, repeatable processes designed for scalability while mitigating the “day to day” chaos common in running a successful business.

Jim will present on “Recruiting and Hiring Superstars.”

Molly Mortensen, Operation Manager at NMC Exteriors
When Nick Mortenson started his construction company right out of high school in 1999, he could not have predicted his future wife would also be his business partner. Molly Mortenson, before meeting Nick was familiar with the industry, with a father who did developments and construction. “So I grew up on this kind of stuff and loved it,” Molly says. They have grown the company together and split it into NMC Exteriors and NMC Properties‒the first handling roofing, windows and remodels and the latter focusing on home-building and development. Molly and Nick are a great team.

Molly is a pro at lead generation and will be speaking on, “Flawless Residential & Commercial Lead Generation.”

James Purcell

James Purcell, Owner at Proscope Consulting
Throughout the US, the ProScope Consulting team has collectively produced over 10,000 claim estimates used successfully in negotiation with over 288 residential and commercial property insurers. Our estimates have been utilized by over 25 insurance-related law firms to achieve successful outcomes through both negotiated settlements and litigation. We have also reviewed and reconciled over 5,200 estimates prepared by other parties to locate errors, omissions and inaccuracies.

Our team has examined and valuated loss types including fires, flooding, windstorm, blasting, sinkholes, lightning strikes, Chinese drywall and many other unique and challenging losses. ProScope Consulting also has a strong history of estimating damaged commercial property.Together we have estimated over 90 commercial claims, some totaling over $7 million in damages. Over the years, the ProScope Team has estimated commercial properties including condominiums, high-rise buildings, restaurants, shopping plazas and many others.

James will speak on ” Mastering the Game- Xactimate Supplementing.”

JR Emrich

JR Emrich, President at Reroof America Corp.

J.R.’s journey in the roofing business began in 1979, as an installer for Metro Roofing Company. He even paid his own way through college with Metro, nailing shingles on new construction homes. In 1981, just two years later he started Metro Roofing Supply in Oklahoma City, OK-selling roofing materials to contractors throughout the area. In 1992, after over a decade’s time successfully running his supply store, J.R. closed the doors and began working full time, working hail storms across the US.

In May of 1992 Mr. Emrich launched Reroof America. Over the last 21 years Reroof America has completed restoration work in 20 states throughout the US. Under J.R.’s direction and leadership, Reroof America has become one of the highest rated, well known restoration contractors of our industry.
Industry Accolades/Accreditations:

• UASRC-Founding Board Member
• National Roofing Contractors Association-Member
• Oklahoma Roofing Contractors Association-Board of Directors
• Central Oklahoma Homebuilders Association-Member since 1981
• GAF Master Select Contractor-Commercial
• GAF Master Elite Contractor-Residential

JR will share “Earning Millions with Preferred Contractor Programs.”

Andrew Schmidt

Andrew Schmidt, Partner at Core Contractors, Inc.

Andrew Schmidt is a founding partner of Core Contractors, Roofing Restoration and oversees all sales and marketing for the rapidly growing, Denver-based company.

As the Winner of the 2014 Torch Award for Marketplace ethics by the Denver/Boulder BBB, Core has grown to 22 employees in just 5 years and lives by the Core purpose statement that ‘Doing It Right Matters’. An expert in communication and relational marketing, Andrew has helped establish a thriving company culture that empowers employees and drives revenue.

Andrew will be speaking on, “Scaling Your Storm Restoration Business.”

Julia Landauer, Nascar. Elite’s 2nd Keynote Speaker.
Julia Landauer is a championship-winning racecar driver from New York City. Since making history at the age of 14 as the youngest and first female driving champion from the Skip Barber Racing Series, Julia has explored and won in all types of racing, from go-karts, to formula cars, to stock cars. Now 23 years old, Julia has her NASCAR license and is making history with her wins in a local NASCAR series in Virginia.

Despite racing every season since she was 10, in June 2014 Julia graduated from Stanford University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. Through her STEM background from college, Julia continues to educate and advocate for the support and advancement of women in STEM fields. She hopes to expose the technical world of racing to those interested in engineering careers.

Now settled in North Carolina, “the heart of NASCAR,” Julia seeks to make her name synonymous with more than speed and grit; with her main goal always being to win championships as a professional racecar driver, she also wants to build a business where technology, community and racing intersect and fuse. As she climbs the NASCAR ladder Julia hopes to use her racing platform to continue advocating for women in sports and STEM, for education and for following your dreams despite the hurdles.

Julia will be speaking on Proven Daily Habits and Mindsets for Success.

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