Post-Conference Training

Stay an extra day for these events

Choose from one of the following events on April 18th in Orlando, FL.  All classes are 8 AM – 5 PM and include lunch and beverages:

Advanced Combustion Recertification

NCI’s Combustion Performance and Carbon Monoxide Safety course is well-known throughout the HVAC world. This special advanced post-conference training will allow currently certified professionals to renew their certification.

Contractors with a current, or recently expired Carbon Monoxide & Combustion certification.

  • HVAC Alliance and NCI members attending the NCI Summit:
     $350/person $325/person Early Bird  – ends 1/31/19
  • Non-NCI Members attending the NCI Summit:
    $400/person  $375/person Early Bird  – ends 1/31/19

Airflow Testing & Diagnostics

Airflow Testing and Diagnostics is a foundational class for High-Performance Contracting. It makes both a great initial training and a refresher course that focuses on testing, diagnosing and providing profitable solutions to the typical airflow, comfort and performance issues found in systems across North America. This training also qualifies for recertification of NCI’s air-related certifications like Residential Air Balancing and Residential System Performance. Available at a discounted rate only for Summit attendees! Stay an extra day and get your certification updated.

Contractors with a current, or recently expired NCI air certification. Qualifies as a recertification day for any air-side certifications (Residential Air Balancing, Duct System Optimization, etc.)

  • HVAC Alliance and NCI members attending the NCI Summit:
     $350/person $325/person Early Bird  – ends 1/31/19
  • Non-NCI Members attending the NCI Summit:
    $400/person  $375/person Early Bird  – ends 1/31/19

Breakthrough Business Leadership: Developing a Process-Driven Company

This leadership workshop is about how to improve the execution and profitability within a contracting company. We will discuss this process via leadership practices and a set of fundamentals, metrics and disciplines designed for operators. We will focus on establishing a clear and concise vision for a company, the core values and behaviors to eradicate adult day care issues, establishing a culture of performance, goal setting for each team member, the creation of a plan to attain those goals, the structure for implementing best practices including communication ideas, and a proven method for getting all your team members completely aligned to the goals. We will review how to transition the operator out of a do-it-all role and begin to delegate responsibility to a team of leaders and mid managers. This is a powerful operators workshop designed to highlight how to lead well and drive execution not just concepts, and all the tools to do so are included.

Any company owner, manager, or aspiring manager in an organization who wants to improve.

  • HVAC Alliance and EGIA Premium Members: FREE (Two free registrations)
  • Additional registrations for HVAC Alliance and EGIA Premium members or NCI members also attending the NCI Summit: $199/person
  • Non-NCI Members attending the NCI Summit: $299/person
  • Plus, Basic, Non-EGIA or Non-NCI members not attending the NCI Summit: $599/person

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.