Keynote Speaker Recap

Craig Webb is president of Webb Analytics, a consulting and research company that helps construction supply companies identify and then respond to trends, threats, and opportunities. Webb is one of the nation’s leading experts on building material dealers and distributors. He spent 12 years as editor-in-chief of ProSales, the nation’s most honored publication for building material dealers, as well as five years as editor-in-chief of Remodeling magazine.

Webb Analytics builds and expands on Craig’s lifelong career in the news and information businesses. He has worked for The Wall Street Journal, McGraw-Hill, United Press International and a variety of magazines, newsletters and newspapers in the U.S. and Europe. He has traveled to 49 states and several foreign countries visiting dealers, builders and remodelers. That legwork is the foundation of the services that Webb Analytics has provided since its founding in September 2018.

Webb was born just outside Washington, D.C., grew up in South Bend, Ind., and received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from Indiana University in 1976. He lives in Washington.

Keynote Presentation

Trends, Threats, and Opportunities for Chicago’s Remodelers Today

The thrill ride that Chicagoland remodelers have been on for the past two years isn’t over yet. Changes this summer and fall in pricing, product availability, worker attitudes, and customer desires all will affect how you do your work—and how much profit you’ll generate from it. What should you expect? Craig Webb, former editor of Remodeling magazine and now president of Webb Analytics, will update you on the latest developments affecting your work so that you’ll be prepared to prosper.