Breakthrough Business Leadership: Developing a Process Driven Company

Breakthrough Business Leadership: Developing a Process Driven Company

Tuesday, January 26 - Wednesday, January 27

8:00AM - 5:00PM CENTRAL


Hilton Austin

500 E. Fourth St.

Austin, TX 78701


The goal of this workshop is to have the owners and managers of contracting firms work through a model of success to grow, and demonstrate leadership structure to grow, with examples. The focal points are in showing how to move from an entrepreneurial company to a process driven business that can operate without its primary owners present. The objectives are outlining how to accomplish that end, and define a plan, empower others, create structure without costs, set-up yearly, monthly, weekly and daily activity and reporting.

Course Materials:

  • WORD Course Manual Defining All Topics in Objective
  • EGIA Power Point Slides – Outlining Ideas
  • White Rhinoceros Exercises
  • Electronic Files – Example Core Values, Example Vision, Sample Operating Plan, Sample ONE PAGE STRATEGIC PLAN, Sample Role Descriptions, All Metrics, A Dashboard, Sample Meeting Agenda

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding Effective Leadership
  • Understanding What Process is and can do to grow and empower
  • Creating a Operating Plan for the Company and Employees
  • Setting Goals
  • Running an Effective Meeting
  • Creating a 3 year and 10 Year set of Goals
  • Creating Meeting Rhythm

What to Bring:

  • An open mind and your team

Follow up Homework:

  • Watch the Leadership Videos on Site
  • Study All Leadership Documents on Site
  • Create a Company Vision and Purpose – Simple and Focused
  • Create Core Values and Define them Behaviorally
  • Create a 1 Year Operating Plan
  • Create a One Page Strategic Operating Plan BY EMPLOYEE OPSP
  • Restructure All Role Descriptions
  • Begin daily huddles, Weekly Meetings, Monthly Company Reviews.
  • Use KPI’s in each role description and weekly meeting review by department

Who Should Attend

Owners of Trades, Mid Managers of any company wanting to grow and empower managers

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.




Join the waitlist to secure a spot for this workshop. An EGIA Contractor University representative will be in touch with you as soon as registration becomes available to confirm your registration.


Event Details

Start date: January 26, 2021

End date: January 27, 2021

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: Hilton Austin

Directions: Breakthrough Business Leadership: Developing a Process Driven Company

Premium Members: 1 FREE then $229/Person Plus Members: $999/Person
EGIA Members must log-in to take advantage of the above discounted workshop pricing


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.


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