The Horton Group Hosts Three-City Tour on Emerging Construction Trends and Secrets to Success

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Horton’s upcoming Future Forum events to be held in Milwaukee, greater Chicago area and South Bend, Indiana to help contractors improve profitability, avoid pitfalls

Why do some construction companies thrive while others just barely survive? With the recent upturn in the construction industry, its more critical than ever for businesses to be aware of the factors that could affect their growth and prosperity. The Horton Group aims to help contractors overcome challenges as well as seize new opportunities by hosting the executive leadership event, “Past, Present and Future: How Contractors Succeed and Which Trends are Emerging for the Future.” The event is part of Horton’s Future Forum and will tour to three cities in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

Numerous contractors, from small to large, struggle to retain clients and maintain a foothold. However, other companies gain traction, build backlogs, run profitably and penetrate new areas of specialization. During this event, speaker James Schug from FMI will present several case studies and distill the relevant factors that make these companies unique and successful. He will help attendees:

  •     Understand the business imperatives for surviving in the construction industry
  •     Recognize the common mistakes contractors make
  •     Build a company fit for the challenges ahead

Schug is a principal and engagement manager for FMI, the leading management consulting, investment banking and people development firm for the construction and engineering industries. A frequent speaker at industry events, Schug has served in leadership positions on various local and national non-profit industry associations and for a national builder, as well as served for more than a decade as an army officer. He earned a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri. Additionally, he has completed post-graduate work with Cornell University in Achieving Competitive Advantage and is certified in Lean Six Sigma.

“How Contractors Succeed and Which Trends are Emerging for the Future” events will be held on June 21 at the University Club in Milwaukee, on June 22 at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois, and on June 23 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Horton’s Future Forum is a series of events that offer essential insight for business leaders interested in understanding, identifying and managing future risk. Future Forum helps leaders navigate upcoming opportunities as well to position their companies for success.

Registration is complimentary, but seats are limited. For more information and to register, visit

About The Horton Group
The Horton Group is one of the largest privately held insurance brokers in the country. With over 300 employees in five states, Horton offers insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory solutions to lead clients with complex needs and limited resources to a higher level of performance.

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