Program Tracks

Each program track features Learning Labs designed exclusively for The IE3 Show by leading contractors in their fields. Learn more about each program by clicking the appropriate logo below.

MainStage Events

An exciting, all-new series of MainStage events bring contractors of all kinds together for dynamic, powerful presentations.

Jon Taffer
Jon Taffer

Monday, March 20 • 10:00am

Energetic and commanding television star, businessman, author and orator extraordinaire, Jon Taffer is the famed host of Spike TV’s highest rated show, Bar Rescue; the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Raise the Bar; and, host of the new hit Spike program, Hungry Investors.

Taffer’s overarching philosophy is this: All business is about creating the right reactions in your customers. Even better: You can control those reactions to a very large degree.

As you've seen on Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer isn't a shy person, he knows what he's talking about, and he sure isn't boring. He will kick off the IE3 Show by giving our industry a kick in the pants, and demonstrate actionable, proven strategies to achieve maximum impact.

contractor-makeover-outlines-1Wednesday, March 22 • 12:00 pm

You come to the IE3 Show because you want to improve your business and your life. Well, one lucky contractor is going to get more than he or she bargained for!

Four of the country's most profitable contractors -- our "Dream Team" of contractor makeover artists -- are going to conduct a top-to-bottom review of a contracting business, and you're going to get to see the results (and participate) during an unprecedented MainStage on March 22.

The Contractor Dream Team includes:


Bobby Ring, Meyer & Depew Co.

Bobby Ring, Meyer & Depew Co.

Wade Mayfield, Thermal Services

Wade Mayfield, Thermal Services

Tom Cropp, CroppMetcalfe Services

Tim Cropp, CroppMetcalfe

Hugh Joyce, James River Air Conditioning

Hugh Joyce, James River Air Conditioning







Now this is real reality television. 
Except it won't be on television. It'll be right in front of you!

Stay tuned to learn how you can apply to become the star of Contractor Makeover!

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Ask any of the "legends" in the contracting industry (they'll all be at the IE3 Show, so you can actually ask them), and they'll tell you: the way you become great is you keep a close eye on other great contractors. At Industry Champions, our morning super-seminar on March 21, we've arranged for you to meet, listen to, and learn from some of the best contractors in the country. This one-of-a-kind program includes such contracting luminaries as:

  • 2017 Residential Contractor of the Year
  • 2017 Commercial Contractor of the Year
  • 2017 Skip Snyder Humanitarian Award Winner
  • 2017 ACCA/Federated Insurance SUPER-S.T.A.R.
  • And more!

You will not want to miss this energetic celebration of our industry's best, and your opportunity to discover the techniques being used by today's most successful contractors.

Fun Factor

Contracting has never been this fun before! The IE3 Show is proof that learning can be fun as we throw some of the best parties in the industry, because a good party is where you often pick up the best ideas. 


Main Street Music Festival

On March 20, the IE3 Show's Festival Marketplace opens with a rousing party on "Main Street" featuring lots of food, music, and surprises. Plus, of course, exclusive access to hundreds of the contracting industry's most innovative suppliers.


Backstage Party

If you came to ACCA/IE3 in 2016, then you know that Emerson knows how to throw one heck of a party. In 2017, they're back with us in Nashville for an even bigger, better experience. On March 21, get ready to get your groove on.


The Big Bang

After an experience like The IE3 Show, you don't just leave -- you get launched. The Big Bang will propel you toward new heights with your contracting business. New surprises are in store this year for a groundbreaking event that is part celebration, part motivation, and all blast.

Are you ready to turn your contracting business into a profit powerhouse?

Register now. Registration fees escalate as time goes by -- so there is a never a better chance to sign up (and never a bigger guaranteed return on your investment) than right now.

Corporate Partners

ACCA and The IE3 Show are grateful to our Corporate Partners, whose significant financial support enable us to offer cutting-edge programs for contractors at an affordable price. If you're interested in becoming a Partner, click here.

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