Los Cabos, Mexico was the perfect location for our builders and vendors to come together and learn about Robertson’s plans for the upcoming year and celebrate the successes and milestones that were achieved together. From February 27 through March 1, Robertson hosted over 115 people for the meeting, themed Leading Change Together.
This year was no exception with an incredible line-up of speakers and activities for attendees to enjoy.
The honorary guest speaker was Vince Poscente. As a Canadian Olympic Champion Speed Skier, Mr. Poscente provided incredible insights about how to be more resilient and how to overcome obstacles. As a top ten motivational speaker in North America, he knows first-hand how innovation, persistence and fearlessness play into future success. Some key takeaways from his session included that the world is built on instant gratification – be an architect for the truth. He also provided an interesting take on interruptions and how to get back on track to stay focused and get the project finished. And ultimately, we need to be proud of our journeys – it will be the greatest experience of our lives.
Centria presented on its expanded offering through Robertson that included product explanations for high-end architectural panels and insulated metal panels. The company elaborated on product usage and information, along with dealership opportunities and plans, and then approval process information and training for 2020.
Wes Young, Cornerstone Building Brands Product Training Manager, presented on the Do’s and Don’ts of IMPs with product explanations and training, providing common issues that arise with IMPs during construction and points to consider when utilizing these panels.
Guest speaker Scorpio Can provided growth facility industry information, including key factors involved with entering the market for end customers, investors and builders. Scorpio also announced a two-day full training option in Chicago – a time for the training is still to be determined, but information will be provided in the near future.
Robertson introduced the company process flow and how changes can affect this process. Robertson also provided insights into the benefits of the builder partnerships and provided ways in which to support each other and partners throughout the process flow.
Outside of business sessions, attendees had opportunities for some fun in the sun! Many got to enjoy golfing at one of Los Cabos’ most beautiful courses, Puerto Los Cabos. Others enjoyed fishing expeditions, whale watching and beach time. Attendees were also treated to a Welcome Party to kick-off the meeting and a Beach Party with dinner and dancing. The beautiful location and resort provided many activities and fun for everyone.
Builders were recognized for their hard work, achievements and successes throughout 2019 at the Robertson Builder Awards Gala. Awards were given for the very best builders who demonstrated excellence in their business with Powerhouse Management Group Inc winning “Builder of the Year Award”, “Steel Building Canada Inc winning the “National Builder Award” and Kodiak Steel Buildings winning the “2019 Inukshuk Award”. Our very own John Gelms walked away with the “2019 District Manager of the Year” Award Congratulations to all the winners!
Vendors in attendance for this year’s meeting included:
- Sherwin Williams
- Metl-Span / Centria
- Global Building Products
- Dynamic Fasteners
- Curber Manufacturing
Robertson has been proudly holding builder meetings since the 1980’s and has continuously strived to provide meaningful information to their builders each year to help them learn, grow and succeed. These meetings provide Robertson an opportunity to outline plans for the upcoming year, as well as take a look back to celebrate all the wins and review the take-aways for improvements to move forward into the future.
Builders who attend these meetings can expect to learn about industry information and updates, CSSBI updates, Robertson Building Systems company and builder plans, goals and commitments, product training, and networking opportunities. Relationships are created during these meetings that strengthen the bond between Robertson and the builders – it is a great opportunity to grow together into the new year.
Thank you for attending and helping to make this a great event!