Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hands-On Contractor Training at Pond Pro Shop


Thursday, February 21, 2019

How to Find, Train, Motivate and Retain Employees - Part I

Kevin Dougherty - 9:30 AM-10:30 AM - Top

Addressing proven recruiting methods, leadership skills, productivity enhancement, and motivational techniques, this program is designed for anyone who manages people, including business owners, field foremen, office managers, department heads, superintendents, and estimators. This program has proven to be a number one convention program, and a leading frontline efficiency tool.

The Smart Revolution - Control Your Water Feature from Anywhere in the World

Frayne McAtee, OASE Living Water - 9:30 AM-10:30 AM - Top

OASE’s new Easy Garden Control (EGC) lets you network your components with the OASE cloud so they can be monitored and controlled anywhere you have internet access. Discovery the possibilities with this powerful system.

Carlisle EPDM Training- Part 1

Justin Orr and Kevin Schmitt, Carlisle Syntec - 9:30 AM-10:30 AM - Top

Carlisle Syntec will walk you through liner deployment and installation, liner seaming, penetrations and patching along with tips to help you provide a quality, leak-proof installation for your customers.

How to Find, Train, Motivate and Retain Employees - Part II

Kevin Dougherty - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Top

Addressing proven recruiting methods, leadership skills, productivity enhancement, and motivational techniques, this program is designed for anyone who manages people, including business owners, field foremen, office managers, department heads, superintendents, and estimators. This program has proven to be a number one convention program, and a leading frontline efficiency tool.

Pond & Lake Aeration

Rick Weidman, Airmax - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Top

Aeration to your pond does wonders, learn the its effects and discover how easy it is to specify, sell and install aeration in any body of water.

Carlisle EPDM Training- Part 2

Justin Orr and Kevin Schmitt, Carlisle Syntec - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Top

Carlisle Syntec will walk you through liner deployment and installation, liner seaming, penetrations and patching along with tips to help you provide a quality, leak-proof installation for your customers.

Advanced Estimating - Turning Your Takeoff into a Winning Proposal

Kevin Dougherty - 1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Top

A program designed to improve your closing ratios.

Are you tired of estimating jobs and not getting them? Do you wish the jobs you do get would be more profitable? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the advanced estimating program may be for you. This program will help estimators to think differently about the estimating process, and how to approach each opportunity realistically. We will help estimators to not just look at the estimate as a number, but more as a process from job inception to job completion.

This program will also help attendees to think more as a business person, and to take more of a big picture approach to the estimation process rather than just doing takeoffs and providing numbers.

Water Features Done Wrong

Demi Fortuna, Atlantic - 1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Top

Experience is the best teacher, no matter how painful it may be. The water feature world’s most entertaining speaker leads us through some of his projects that didn’t go as planned.

Water Treatment Basics

Scott Berke, Ecological Laboratories - 1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Top

Discover the role that bacteria and enzymes play in successfully maintaining good water quality. Be the hero for you customer by solving their problems, while making your business more profitable.

Growing and Developing Supervisors - Supervisory Training Seminar

Kevin Dougherty - 2:30PM-3:30PM - Top

Looking for the perfect supervisor? Maybe you don’t need to look very far…

If you want to develop men and women into managers, or perhaps want to work on your own supervisory skills, this seminar can help. Geared towards anyone who manages people, including foremen, owners, and project managers, this real world presentation has been used to train over 10,000 supervisors in leadership, transition to management, problem solving, and ending communication conflict.

Finding The Sweet Spot

Doug Chappel - 2:30PM-3:30PM - Top

Getting the best performance and longevity out of your pumps is often determined by choosing the right pump and fine tuning its flow. Doug Chappel will walk you through the math and the tools you should use to find the pump’s sweet spot.

Comprehesive Filtration Overview

Frayne McAtee, OASE Livingwater - 2:30PM-3:30PM - Top

An in-depth look at various pond filter designs and media. Learn what type works best in different situations and why. This seminar is great for beginners and a helpful review for experienced professionals.


Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Evolving your Water Feature Construction Methods

Dave Duensing - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM - Top

Explore water feature design, materials and equipment options from a new and fresh perspective

Sales Opportunities that are Right Under Your Nose

Paul Amos, Kasco Marine - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM - Top

Are you diving past potential sales that would significantly add to your bottom line? Floating fountains are easy to sell and install. Add thousands in sales and profits by just realizing the possibilities.

Designing with Software

Max Taylor, Magnolia Ponds - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM - Top

Instead or describing how a water feature will look in your customer’s yard, why not show them? See how easy it is to use a simple software package that will significantly increase your closings.

Naturally Filtered Water Gardens and Swimming Ponds

Dave Duensing - 10:30 AM-11:30 AM - Top

Simple and strong filtration methods for ponds regardless of size will be presented and their design and processes review and made applicable to typical projects

Large Pumping Systems

Art Hantla, Fielding Pump - 10:30 AM-11:30 AM - Top

Don’t be intimidated by large commercial projects, especially when it comes to pumping water. Learn how to size and install large pumps with the added benefit of inverter panels to control pump flow.

Get the Right Leads, Sell Like a Pro, Close Fast with our New Tools.

Stan and Kym Festa, PondContractorFinder.com - 10:30 AM-11:30 AM - Top

2019 begins our launch of our 2-in-1 solution that will help anyone become a better salesperson, close more jobs easily PLUS upsell jobs with our simple drag and drop software, designed by REAL in the field contractors for REAL in the field contractors. Come see why our platform will bring you the Right Customers and why our Software Rocks. Designed to be fast, easy and save you time from the first point of contact. Meet, take a picture, drag and drop, close the deal. Done.

Waterfalls and Streams, Part 1

Dave Duensing - 12:30 PM-1:30 PM - Top

Everyone loves waterfalls and streams. This class will breakdown some of the key details that could be used to enhance your water feature projects, big or small.

Evolution Aqua – Innovation in Water

Don Schnoor, Evolution Aqua - Innovation in Water- 12:30 PM-1:30 PM - Top

New to Pondliner Wholesale’s offering for 2019, Evolution Aqua offers unique filtration products for heavy fish-load applications. Discover how easy it is to add premium filtration to any pond.

The Secret of a Marketing Jump Start!

Laura Reale, PondTent - 12:30 PM-1:30 PM - Top

Everything you need to know about marketing your water feature business will be covered in this hands-on class taught by a successful pond contractor who is also a marketing specialist.

Waterfalls and Streams, Part 2

Dave Duensing - 2:00 PM-3:00 PM - Top

From residential to commercial, review several design and construction techniques and factors that can help make your waterfalls and streams exceptional

Oasis in Oklahoma

Ben Goeke, Redbud Design and Landscape - 2:00 PM-3:00 PM - Top

Ben will showcase a project that he and his company spent 4 years building an entire landscape including construction acre ponds along with constructing spectacular waterways, decorative fountains, waterfalls, pools, and more.

Search Engine Marketing Strategies for Outdoor Service Businesses

Jeff Duggan, P-O-N-D-S Services - 2:00 PM-3:00 PM - Top

A no-nonsense guide to online marketing for the Pond and Landscape service Industry


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