Contractor Business Academy
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Grow your business with online courses and live, one-on-one guidance from leading home performance experts

Learn best practices with our Quality Management, Home Performance Marketing, and Sales & Operations courses. Our instructors are seasoned consultants with decades of experience helping contractors just like you. Their personalized feedback ensures that the concepts you learn can be put in practice to benefit your company directly.

Contact training@builditgreen.org to find out how to participate.


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Training that Fits Your Schedule

Busy contractors like you recognize that: 1) ongoing technical and business trainings are key to your company’s success and 2) you often have little time for them. That’s why Build It Green developed the Contractor Master Business Academy. This cutting-edge, web-based resource—designed for HVAC and home performance contractors—allows you to take trainings when they fit your schedule during the week.

The courses blend online learning modules with live, one-on-one coaching sessions with experts in the field. Each course consists of video lessons, quizzes, and homework assignments. You will be expected to complete one class every week. When you finish each assignment, your instructor will review your results and provide you with feedback. You can also message with your instructor or a designated coach throughout each course.

Quality Management Course

Did you know your business could be wasting 25-40% of the dollars you spend? Learn how to focus on quality, reduce waste, cut operating costs, invest in efficient processes, improve operational consistency, and create satisfied and loyal customers and employees.

Instructor: John Tooley
John is responsible for technical oversight and business development at Advanced Energy, training builders and contractors throughout the United States. Hailed as a visionary in energy efficiency and quality management, he has diagnosed and repaired or weatherized more than 10,000 homes. He is recognized for his contributions to many of the largest utility and building programs in the nation.

Home Performance Marketing Course

Drive high-quality leads to your business, learn how to measure performance, and understand how to integrate digital marketing tactics into your overall marketing plan. Explore the power of social media, SEO, reviews, and pay-per-click advertising tactics, as well as old-school approaches that continue to perform well.

Instructor: Peter Troast
Peter is Founder & CEO of Energy Circle, where he helps hundreds of contractors excel at marketing and business operations. He is an expert in marketing home performance, and takes a transparent approach to helping contractors. He is the 2015 recipient of the Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry..

Sales & Operations

Build the foundation for managing your business to improve profitability and sales. Learn how to align your business to drive sales and help you avoid common sales pitfalls.

Instructor: Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers is the president of OmStout Consulting and a nationally recognized expert in residential energy efficiency. He has extensive experience in home performance contracting and is a frequent presenter at national conferences and meetings in the energy-efficiency, green building, and indoor air quality industries.

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