Network Marketing Success

As an Office Manager of an established Southern California Painting Contractor – I was assigned responsibility for marketing tasks and advertising. Advertising budgets are tight in the Building Contracting business and looking for an inexpensive and yet cost effective utilization of our marketing dollars can be difficult. It was mentioned to me from a vendor that I should attend a variety of different Business Networking Events to see if that approach would fit into our business plan.

Was I ever delighted!? I attended several different Networking Events before visiting the Newport Beach Chapter of the Building Trades Network. The inexpensive cost of membership and joining B.T.N. showed very promising potential return on the investment. The cost was approved quickly by management and I joined the group the very next week.

Now, today this group has become an integral part of our annual budgets and returns to the company each and every year over $100,000 in Sales and over 20 times the expense in bottom line profits. This effort easily justifies the advertising cost.

I had never thought I could do very well at business networking, and my confidence in social situations had varied in the past. Now with the help of B.T.N. I am an expert networker! Not only has my attendance been a great business decision but, I have grown in personal confidence and confidence in public speaking as well.

Having a network of trusted members who work in the construction industry to assist each other in the growth and development of each others business is very beneficial and rewarding at the same time. With the help of Building Trades Network, my business knowledge in the construction industry has grown incredibly. I have even become an expert in the Painting and Construction field.

Our company loves Building Trades Network, and I personally recommend any business owner or manager in the construction industry to attend one of these meetings and see the incredible value for yourself.

Su Lamas

Business Development Manager

Burks Custom Painting

Orange Ca.

Philharmonic Holiday House

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is proud to announce its first Holiday House in Huntington Harbour, a beautiful waterfront community comprised of five man made islands surrounded by a network of channels.

Philharmonic Holiday House at Huntington Harbor is a fundraiser for the Orange County Philharmonic kids music program. 10 designers are decorating a 12,000.00 sq.ft. home in Huntington Harbor for public viewing November 7th- 19th. With two Thursday night late evenings until 9:00pm. BTN Designer Member Alix Flamm will be exhibiting in bedroom suite 2# with her friend Zara. Other members from BTN will also be helping with installation.

Tickets available at:

http://www.philharmonicsociety.org/hod/

Meet Our Founder, Paul McKelvey

Heading up his own contracting company since 1986, and working within the construction industry since 1976, Paul McKelvey of McKelvey Construction is a general contractor with extensive experience in both commercial and residential construction, renovation, additions, and remodels.

Beginning his construction career in 1976 as a general building contractor, Paul soon earned his general engineering contractors license and reinforcing steel license. With a specialty in structural reinforcing projects, Paul was invited by the city of Los Angeles to join the engineering committees responsible for writing new residential and hillside build codes after the Northridge earthquake.

Pauls background makes him a specialist in structural renovation for both commercial and residential properties, and his strong attention to detail, his craftsmanship, and his extensive knowledge of construction codes and techniques have made his company one of the premier General Contracting firms in Orange County.

McKelvey Construction, serves all of Orange County and he has earned a reputation as being a trustworthy, honesty contractor.? He works with only reliable, licensed and properly insured sub-contractors, and heads the 20penny.com website, the Ganahl Contractors Directory, runs Formcast Concrete, and recently he began the Building Trades Network to provide residential and commercial property owners and managers a group of reliable, honest building trades professionals to service their needs. Along with his Class-B General Contracting license, Paul has earned his Class-A Engineering, Class C-8 Concrete and Class C-50 Reinforcing Steel licenses.? Paul also earned a business degree from USC in 1983. He was in one of the first graduating classes from the newly formed Entrepreneur Program at the Marshall School of Business. Paul resides with his family in Irvine.