How Contractors Succeed and Which Trends are Emerging for the Future
Registration is from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. | Continental Breakfast for Attendees
Past, Present and Future: How Contractors Succeed and Which Trends are Emerging for the Future
Numerous contractors, from small to large, struggle to keep existing clients and maintain a foothold. However, others gain traction, build backlogs, run profitably and penetrate new areas of specialization. So what is their secret? Why do some companies do well while others just barely survive? FMI will present several case studies and distill the relevant factors that make these companies unique and successful.
- Understand the business imperatives for surviving in the construction industry
- Recognize the common mistakes contractors make
- Build a company fit for the next challenge
James C. Schug
Principal and Engagement Manager, FMI
With more than a decade of experience as an Army Offi cer, Jim led operations in complex and challenging environments. Some of his roles included strategic planning, training across large organizations and command with honors. He refined these skills working for a national builder, repeatedly leading his teams to successfully integrate operations, sales and customer service.
Today, Jim is passionate about developing customized strategy and best-in-class operations with his clients. He applies practical experience with an in depth understanding of leading lasting behavioral change in dynamic environments.
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master of science in engineering management from the University of Missouri. Jim has completed post-graduate work with Cornell University in Achieving Competitive Advantage and is Certified in Lean Six Sigma. He has served in leadership positions on various local and national non-profi t industry associations and is frequently invited to speak at industry events.