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2018 Spring Conference Highlights

Sunday, June 10, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Our Spring Conference was held in Amelia Island, Florida at the beautiful Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.



Our associates cocktail reception is always the perfect way to kick off the conference. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and friends from across the region. The Oceanview Terrace proved much to its name as attendees took in the beautiful beachfront location. 



The Crazy Daysies, an acoustic, country music duo based in Jacksonville, FL opened the conference with an astounding performance of the National Anthem. They continued to awe attendees as they performed covers as well as an original song that was definitely a hit! So much so that they were prompted to do an encore!



  • 2018 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

Michelle DeLillo, Director of Accounting at John DeLillo CPA, discussed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed in late December 2017, which is called the most extensive tax legislation in 30 years. Attendees gained valuable knowledge regarding this act that covers individual income taxes, business income taxes and estate taxes.

  • Key Principles in Building Enduring Organizations

Edward K. Rowell, Senior Consultant at FMI Corporation, discussed the core elements of leadership effectiveness and organizational endurance, as well as critical skills for today’s leader of tomorrow’s workforce. By the conclusion of Ed’s presentation, attendees recognized the invaluable importance of building an enduring organization that will last through numerous generations as well as the role leadership playing in establishing an organization’s core ideology and envisioned future.




  • Design & Delight

This year we reintroduced a Guest Program into the conference schedule. Guests were able to create their own masterpiece with the help of Paisley Grace Designs Makery. Each participant brought home a beautiful one-of-a-kind creation and maybe even a new found talent!

  • Culinary Tasting Tour

Participants enjoyed an afternoon touring the Victorian Downton, with the Amelia Island Culinary Academy, learning more about the Island’s historic cuisine  and unique heritage as the “Isle of 8 Flags”. The tour ended with an exciting cooking demonstration by tour guide and culinary expert, Chef Bill. Chef Bill’s passion for food and the island’s history made for a spectacular experience!

  • Golf Tournament

Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day at the Oak Marsh Golf Course, which was included in Golf Digest’s prestigious list of the “Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.”


Tournament Winners:

  •  1st Place – Jon Fitch, TBN Associates, Inc., David Taylor, Manson Insulation, Cheryl Thomas, HB Fuller Construction Products- Foster & Childers Brands, and Mathew Yenrick, Johns Manville
  •  2nd Place – Rudy Latzlsberger, Rudco Sales, Jerry McCaffrey, Thermal Solutions Contracting, Justin Rispoli, Aspen Aerogels, and Mark Smith, Knauf Insulation
  •  3rd Place – Jason Brown, TBN Associates, Inc., Art Crouse, Knauf Insulation, David Edison, K-Flex USA and Bradford Milnes, Aspen Aerogels
  •  Closest to the Pin – Art Crouse
  • Longest Drive – Art Crouse



Our Spring Conference was another great success that could not have been accomplished without the support of our sponsors!


Aeroflex USA, Inc.

Johns Manville


Knauf Insulation

Aspen Aerogels Inc.

Manson Insulation

Distribution International

McCormick Insulation Supply

Extol of Ohio

Owens Corning


Polyguard Products

Foster Products

Proto Corporation

Ideal Products of America

Rockwool Technical Insulation

Insulation Materials Corporation

Rudco Sales

ITW Insulation Systems

Vimasco Corporation



Click here for the event photo gallery!