EGIA Contractor University

Educational Workshop

Human Resources in Contracting

January 22, 2020 - Las Vegas, NV

Course Objective:


To help the company management team get organized and structured in hiring, recruiting and training practices. Focus on the development of the employees and mid management.

Topics covered:


  • Developing People a How to and Why
  • Employee manual
  • Safety manual
  • Performance review and feedback
  • Compensation systems
  • Interviewing and hiring
  • Recruiting
  • Role descriptions

What to bring (Dealer):


  • Employee, safety, and compensation manuals
  • Job application forms
  • Performance appraisal
  • Training plan
  • Recruiting plan
  • Interview questionnaire
  • Job descriptions
  • Exit interview procedures

Follow up homework:


  • Develop the forms and procedures to support all the topics covered.

A Laptop with Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD) is suggested as a learning tool, but not required. The class contains materials on CD, electronic files, and supporting forms that will help implementation.

Presenter Bio

Gary Elekes

President, EPC Training

Gary Elekes is serial entrepreneur with a passion for helping others become more successful by sharing what he has learned over the past 3 decades working closely with all facets of the contracting industry. During his career, Gary has held senior management positions at Lennox and Service Experts. In 2000, Gary moved into entrepreneurship and started his training and consulting business EPC. Today, EPC continues to support growth oriented businesses aspiring to reach 20% EBIT. He also designed the very first web based learning platform for the residential contracting industry, which acts as a support system for training and learning in HVAC and plumbing trades, and has over 5,000 subscribers.

In 2003, Gary began acquiring contracting firms with a focus on developing turn-around opportunities. He also opened and operated several start-up businesses. In 2010, he added web design/SEO and online marketing to his company portfolio starting Imarket Solutions as a co-founder. Gary graduated from Ohio State University with a BSBA and also holds a Master's Degree in Business and Finance.