The Summit by CBUSA: Our annual conference is evolving

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Have you heard? This year, we’re unveiling the next chapter of CBUSA’s renowned annual conference: The Summit.

Formerly known as Power 30, this highly anticipated event is where evolution happens in the residential construction industry. For the first time ever, all CBUSA members are invited to come together to learn and network with builders, suppliers and brand partners from across the country.

Attendees will join us on Sept. 23-24, 2024, in Minneapolis for a dynamic two-day conference comprised of speakers, breakout sessions, national partner expo and networking events.

Here’s a preview of what you can expect at The Summit – where partnerships begin, businesses scale and our network changes for the better.

Be inspired, informed and motivated

Hear four keynote addresses that’ll leave you fired up and ready for growth both personally and professionally. We don’t want to give too much away, but here’s a sneak peek:

Daunte Culpepper, Former quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings

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Daunte Culpepper last played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. Prior to joining the UFL, Culpepper enjoyed a successful National Football League career. He played college football at the University of Central Florida before being drafted 11th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Daunte finished his career sixth on the NCAA’s all-time total offense list for all divisions with 12,459 yards and was responsible for 108 career touchdowns (84 passing).

Outside of football, he has worked to give back through organizations like the African American Adoption Agency, and he hosts an annual Daunte Culpepper AAAA Celebrity Golf Tournament fundraiser.

Tim Sullivan, Chief Advisory Officer at Zonda

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Tim has over 33 years of experience in analyzing market research and community development. He is a major influencer in the field of real estate market research and community development.

Tim also holds a MIRM (Member of the Institute of Residential Marketing) from the National Association of Homebuilders, was elected to the California Homebuilding Hall of Fame in 2016 and was bestowed the Max C. Tipton Memorial Award for Marketing Excellence in 2020.

Mark D. Williams, Founder and Principal at Mark D. Williams Custom

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Mark is a third-generation, high-end residential builder in the Twin Cities, creating dream homes through thoughtful remodeling and ground-up custom builds. He’s been in the home-builfing industry for nearly two decades and uses his endless curiosity and ability to adapt to deliver an exceptional experience for homeowners.

At the end of 2022, Mark launched his podcast “The Curious Builder” in order to connect with fellow artisans, share their business stories and celebrate the building craft.

Brian Pavlick, President of CBUSA

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Brian joined CBUSA in 2006 after serving as a U.S. Army Engineer Officer, overseeing home building and supply chain businesses. He worked to keep the company alive during the economic downturn of 2008 and would eventually become chief operating officer, running CBUSA’s day-to-day operations.

At the end of 2022, Brian took over as the president of CBUSA, overseeing their company goals and initiatives for the continued growth of their national group purchasing organization.

Attend insightful, collaborative breakout sessions

The Summit is all about empowering builders with the knowledge, strategies and tools they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving industry. This year’s conference will include a wide range of insightful breakout sessions that are tailor-made to shape and enhance your approach to running a successful construction business.

Picture this …

You’re collaborating with like-minded builders and industry leaders on topics that include:

  • An update on the state of construction supplies and materials
  • Insights from top CBUSA builders on how they’ve found success
  • Thought leadership on innovation and the future of the industry
  • Updates from CBUSA’s leadership team and the chance to ask questions

These sessions won’t just be about theory – they’re about giving you practical, actionable insights that you can implement right away. Builders and suppliers alike can take advantage the insights and knowledge that’ll take their businesses to new heights.

Check back soon for full details on each of our breakout sessions.

Enjoy exclusive offsite networking events

We’re going all-in on exclusive events to show our appreciation and celebrate our members.
Sure, we’re all about business, but who says networking can’t be fun, too? From daily happy hours to can’t miss offsite experience, we’ve curated a lineup of events designed to help you forge meaningful connections with fellow builders and brand partners.

  • Happy hours: Wind down at the end of each day, have a drink and mingle with friends.
  • Mill City Museum: Explore where old meets new at what was once the world’s largest flour mill.
  • Punch Bowl: Enjoy a night out with good food and some friendly bowling competition.

Get ready to mix, mingle and make connections that matter at nighttime networking events. Our networking events provide the perfect backdrop for building lasting relationships in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere.

Meet one-on-one with national brand reps

Builders will also have the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the business. during the national partner expo. Take this chance to meet face-to-face with representatives from national brand partners like Kohler, James Hardie, Andersen Windows and more.

It’s not every day you get to chat with the leaders behind the products and services shaping the industry, but at The Summit, that’s exactly what you’ll do. Forging new partnerships, exploring innovative solutions or getting exclusive insights is the name of the game.

Celebrate your peers at the annual award ceremony

Although the event is evolving to be bigger, better and more inclusive than ever before, we’ll continue to honor top-performing members. The Power 30 is a group of CBUSA builders from across the country who actively participate in local and national rebate programs to better their businesses and their local chapters.

CBUSA wouldn’t be where we are today without the efforts of these leading home builders, and we’ll take the opportunity to call out and celebrate their achievements with the Power 30 awards.

Mark your calendars and come prepared to connect with the best of the best

Learn more and register for The Summit by visiting the event page.

Feeling like you’re missing out on some great opportunities? Wish you were able to join the fun? Apply to become a CBUSA member today, so you can join us at next year’s construction conference.

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Chelsea Cole

Chelsea Cole Chelsea Cole is a senior content marketing specialist at Buildertrend