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Hayward Santa Maria Truss Grand Opening Celebration

Please join us for the Grand Opening Celebration of Hayward’s new Truss Plant in Santa Maria.

The Home Builders Association, the Santa Maria Contractor’s Association, and the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce, and many of our great customers, will be here to support us and to participate in the formal ribbon cutting by Mayor Alice Patino.

This mixer will be a great opportunity to rub elbows with your peers, chat with Bill Hayward,  grab some great food & drink, and see what we have been up to at Hayward….

June 16th, 2016

5:30PM – 7:30 PM

800 W Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria

(Hayward Lumber’s Current Location)

We hope you will be able to attend this event, which should be both fun and entertaining!

Keep an eye on this page for information on Hayward’s next Builder EXPO.

At Hayward’s last Builder EXPO, which took place on January 15, 2016, at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA, more than 150 builders came from as far as the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in the event.  Here is an overview:

Meet with top national manufacturers and learn from national experts on important building issues, new building materials, manufacturing innovations and much more.

EXPO Overview:

11:30 AM to 5:00 PM Trade Show

Learn about the latest products from more than 30 top national manufacturers and meet the people who sell and support them in your area.  Get all of your questions about products answered by experts.  See demonstrations of the newest tools to make your job easier.  Manufacturers include Weyerhaeuser, Simpson Strong Tie, James Hardie, TimberTech, DuPont, Milgard, Makita and many more.

 11:30 to 1:00

Complimentary Lunch

 1 PM–Bill Hayward, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer of Hayward

Session I: Beyond Green—How the Hayward Healthy Home is Revolutionizing Home Building

Learn about the growing consumer demand for healthy homes and how regulations are changing to require newly built homes to address moisture, which directly impacts occupant health.  Find out about the four principles for building a healthy home and how they deliver an energy efficient home, mitigate builder risk, and increase brand value and client satisfaction.  Come learn how to identify clients who will pay for healthy home upgrades, and be informed about the process for selecting the appropriate building materials for a healthy home.

 2:15 PM–Mark Laliberte, President of Construction Instruction

Session II: High Performance Building Practices You Should Adopt and How to Sell Them to Your Customers

Learn how the complex changes in home design, building materials, mechanical systems, appliances, code compliance and consumer lifestyles and expectations make it inevitable that you will be employing high performance products, techniques and processes over the next few years. Integrate high performance practices into the sales process. Specifically, we will cover the 3-5 questions that every client wants you to ask and the most recent research that identifies the terminology of high performance elements that best appeals to homeowners to help them understand the comfort, health, safety, durability and efficiency values you offer.

 3:30 PM–Scott Chaplan, Founding Partner of Greene, Fidler & Chaplan, LLP

Session III: Actions You Need to Take to Reduce Your Construction Defect Liability Exposure

Learn what is not typically covered by construction defect liability insurance policies.  Find out what to look for in your insurance policy and the questions to ask your insurance carrier about your liability coverage, as well as how to use contracts to mitigate claim damages.   Come learn about how to use corporate formation and other asset protection strategies to protect your assets from claims.  Specifically, this session will cover the 3-5 key steps every builder and contractor should take to ensure that they get to keep what they are paid for their work.

Speaker Bios

Bill Hayward:

Bill Hayward is the CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer of Hayward, a 95 year old California lumber and building material supplier.  Bill was named one of the “20 Most Influential Leaders in the Industry” and Hayward was named “Dealer of the Year” for their work in driving sustainability.  Bill is now taking Hayward beyond sustainability with the newly developed Hayward Healthy Home building practices.  This innovation combines building science and medical science into a compelling strategy to transform home construction so that homes will no longer degrade human health.  Instead, homes will facilitate better health.   For this work, Bill was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.  www.haywardhealthyhome.com .

Bill just completed the first Hayward Healthy Home in Carmel, Ca.   Taking on the role of Chief Innovations Officer, Bill will leverage the intellectual capital derived from the Hayward Healthy Home research and development project to grow new businesses. On the non-profit side, Bill is Chairman Emeritus of FSC US and Chaired the Forest Stewardship Council US for 5 years.  Bill holds a BS from UCLA and graduated from the Stanford Executive Program in “06.

Mark Laliberte:

Mark LaLiberte, a founding partner and President of Construction Instruction, devotes his time educating the building industry on the benefits of constructing durable, energy efficient and healthier homes through lectures, video series and publications.  Mark speaks nationwide to over 8,000 people annually, offering consulting and training sessions for building professionals, architects and major manufacturers. By performing on-site visits of builder’s homes, he is able to identify risks and opportunities for contractors from an independent perspective.

Mark has had the opportunity to take his expertise overseas, speaking to The Polish-American Builders Association in various cities in Poland through The Department of Agriculture and at The International Housing Fair in Tokyo, Japan through the Trade Office.

His passion for educating lies in knowing how vital the building industry is.  Building healthy, safe, durable and efficient homes has an effect on the buyer, the builder, the economy and the planet.  He believes there are no excuses for poor building and it is our personal responsibility to use the knowledge of today to build better.

Mark was first introduced to the building industry when he started framing houses just before getting his Solar Engineering degree from The Red Wing Energy Education Center.   He then worked as an engineer for Solarium Systems designing passive solar enclosures.  Mark was one of the founders of Shelter Supply, which at the time was the most innovative high performance materials supply company in the country.  As the founder of Building Knowledge, Mark wrote the content and managed the filming and editing of the industry’s first building science video series, “Building Better Homes”.

One of Mark’s most proud accomplishments was when he built his Minnesota home with a HERS rating of 51 in the year 2001, when the HERS score of an average home then, ranged between 100 and 120.

As a soccer buff, Mark played on an over 40 league for five years and coached his sons’ soccer teams in their earlier years.  While working as a guide in the boundary waters of Minnesota, Mark developed a love for backpacking, biking and canoeing.  In his spare time, he spends every chance he gets relishing in the adventures of the outdoors, traveling and spending time with his family.

Mark LaLiberte’s Website: http://www.laliberteonline.com

Scott Chaplan:

Scott Chaplan is the Founding Partner of Greene, Fidler & Chaplan, LLP in Santa Monica.  www.gfcllp.com .  Started in 1985, Greene, Fidler & Chaplan, LLP is an AV rated business boutique law firm with unparalleled depth in unique practice areas including real estate, corporate, business and construction defect litigation, insurance defense panel and cumis counsel representation, non-profit advisory and consulting services and banking.

Scott has been Hayward’s General Counsel since 1991.  He has extensive experience as defense counsel assigned by insurance companies to protect builders and general contractors in construction defect cases.  He also has served as a plantiff’s counsel on rare occasion, protecting his clients from the egregious misconduct of others.  Additionally, as a real estate investor, manage and property owner, Scott on occasion has had to both prosecute and defend claims relating to his own property.  www.delreyurban.com .

Scott has a JD degree from the Pepperdine School of Law and is a member of the Santa Monica and Houston Chapters of the World Presidents Organization. He is active in the local community through the Urban Group of Companies, providing services that include non-profit business consulting, education and life skills training for individuals nationally.  Scott is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law in the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and Kaplan University.

Other ideas of interest: 

Hayward always has things of interest for its customers. Keep up with what is new by following us on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, visiting the Hayward blog and the Hayward Healthy Home blog, or attending an event at a local store.  Check out some other ways to stay informed:

  • Local Store Events: Go to the Events Calendar for a complete list of in-store events and Product Knowledge sessions.
  • AIA Accredited Classes:  Go to the For Architects section for more information.
  • Videos:  Visit the Hayward YouTube channels: Hayward and Hayward Healthy Home to see the latest videos.

Check out one of our newest videos!

Bill Hayward describing how to build a Hayward Healthy Home using the Healthy Home toolbox: