Denis Leonard has a degree in construction engineering an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in quality management. Denis is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, a Certified Quality Manager, Auditor and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has been an Examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners a Judge on the International Team Excellence Competition and a Lead Judge on the National Housing Quality Award. A former Professor of Quality at the University of Wisconsin, he has experience as a quality manager in the homebuilding industry as well as construction engineer, site manager and in training, auditing and consulting with expertise in strategic and operational quality improvement initiatives. His work has achieved national quality, environmental and safety management awards for clients.

Denis is co-author of 'The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing the Baldrige Criteria: Improve Revenue and Create Organizational Excellence'.

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BENCHMARK Roundtables 2013

September 20, 2013

BENCHMARK Roundtables 2013, November 6th & 7th 2013 Scottsdale AZ

Professional Builder Hosts Leading Builders in One-day Peer-to-peer Business Tune-up

For nearly 20 years, Professional Builder’s BENCHMARK Roundtables have been the No.1 conferences for builders interested in total quality management and building high-performance companies. This fall, Professional Builder is pleased to host BENCHMARK Roundtables 2013, a tightly packed one-day infusion of management ideas from leading builders and experts in the business. The core of BENCHMARK Roundtables 2013 is a guided, peer-to-peer interaction, where solutions are presented to today’s difficult challenges and emerging opportunities.

Roundtable Topics Include:

  • Financing land
  • Financing home-building projects
  • Sales and marketing
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Quality control
  • Hiring the right people
  • Better use of technology
  • Energy-efficient homes
  • Construction efficiency
  • Trade-partner efficiency

Builders will choose two topics of particular interest for intensive 90-minute guided sessions. Major outcomes from all roundtable discussions will be presented by a panel of builder experts in a concluding session for the benefit of the entire group.

For more information and to register go to

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