Fence Contractor Business School
AFA University On The Road
Fence Contractor Business School (FCBS)
In-Person – Irving (Dallas), Texas – April 11-17, 2021
Get ready for an in-person learning experience coming to you as we bring AFA University to you in April. Fence Contractor Business School (FCBS) will now be offered in Irving (Dallas), Texas, April 11-17, as AFA brings its quality education to you.
Fence Contractor Business School is one of AFA’s newest schools, which debuted to the industry in 2018. Attendees are taught, in an intensive one-week classroom format, the business of the fence contracting industry.
Many of the attendees at the inaugural Fence Contractor Business School were veteran owners of fence contractor firms. These students gave the school high marks as they learned many of the skills, they had not been previously taught, or had to figure out by trial and error over the years. These individuals also benefited from the school as a means of preparing for the Certified Fence Contractor examinations.
The school is targeted toward the next generation of fence contractor professionals, or those who are currently in the fence business and plan to take on an ownership or top management role in the near- or long-term future. These students will learn the business side of the operation and gain valuable education on topics that will benefit them for a lifetime.
This school covers the following
The school consists of six individual courses covering the most critically important aspects of managing a fence contracting business:
- Marketing, Advertising and Sales
- Estimating and Bidding
- Insurance and Legal Issues
- Accounting and Corporate Structure
- OSHA Compliance and Safety Management
- UL 325 and ASTM F2200
At the conclusion of this school, attendees have the optional opportunity to sit for the Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) certification examinations administered by the Accreditation & Certification Institute (ACI). This requires a separate registration and fee. This application is available at www.acieducation.org.
When can I attend FCBS?
Fence Contractor Business School will be offered in Irving (Dallas), Texas, April 11-17, 2021.
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Where is it located?
Fence Contractor Business School will be held at the Staybridge Suites DFW Airport North.
Staybridge Suites DFW Airport North
2220 Market Place Blvd
Irving, Texas 75063
The Staybridge Suites DFW Airport North is within walking distance of several restaurants and near I-635, making it easy from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (8 miles) or Dallas Love Field (15 miles), if you are flying in. Your 1-bedroom suite at the hotel will have 1 king bed and a television. The separate living area offers a work area, another television, and a full kitchen (including refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher, pots & pans, and dishes). Also included with your stay is complimentary WiFi, parking, and continental breakfast.
Your stay at the Staybridge Suites DFW Airport North is included with your registration fee, with arrival on Sunday, April 11, 2021, departure on Saturday, April 17, 2021, in a private, 1-bedroom suite.
How much does it cost?
AFA offers both Member and Non-Member pricing for AFA University On The Road. Registration is open now. If you register by March 23, you will receive a $150 discount.
Your Fence Contractor Business School registration fee includes:
- All print materials relation to the school
- 6 nights lodging in a private 1-bedroom suite at the Staybridge Suites (arrival Sunday, April 11, 2021; departure Saturday, April 17, 2021)
- Breakfast daily
- Lunch (Monday-Friday)
- Sunday night Welcome Dinner and Friday night Graduation Dinner
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