Attendees of the 2010 Remodeling Leadership Conference took away more than new friends and business ideas. Many of them also left with remodeling-related (and in some cases, simply fun) prizes from conference sponsors. Collectively, these prizes are valued at many thousands of dollars.

Most notable, more than 75 past and current Big50 attendees will receive a Senco Fusion Finish Nailer, a yet-to-be-released nailer combining the best of pneumatic and cordless technologies. Big50s selected their choice of the 15-gauge or 18-gauge nailer—one tool per company.

In addition, all conference attendees received a copy of The Great Game of Business, by Jack Stack. “Great Game” is the book that popularized Stack’s open-book management philosophy and was the focus of the first day of conference sessions, as presented by leaders from The Great Game of Business organization. (The conference theme was “Back in the Game: Strategies for Reinventing Your Remodeling Business.”)

Other prizes awarded at the event:

Sponsor: Wellborn Cabinet
Giveaway: Free Media Life cabinet (value: $3,000)
Winner: Ken Fischer, Fisher Group

Sponsor: Sterling (a Kohler Company)
Giveaway: $500 Destination Kohler gift card
Winner: Mike Hydeck, Hydeck Design Build, Inc.

Sponsor: GuildQuality
Giveaway: $250 credit towards membership & surveying fees
Winner: Wes Carver, Wes Carver Electrical Contracting, Inc. (2010 Big50)

Sponsor: Armstrong Cabinets
Giveaway: $2,000 off Armstrong cabinet installation
Winner: Chad Vincent, Renaissance Remodeling (2010 Big50)

Sponsor: Sherwin-Williams
Giveaways: three $100 gift cards
Winners: Steve Nicholls, Mueller Nicholls; Chris Landis, Landis Construction; Audrey Drummonds, RKD Construction (2010 Big50)

Sponsor: Azek Building Products
Giveaways: Hidfast air nailer (value: $500)
Winner: Matt Plaskoff, Plaskoff Remodeling and One Week Bath (nominee for 2010 Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award)

Sponsor: Whirlpool
Giveaways: two Gladiator Gear Drawers (value of each: $550)
Winners: Jim Moon and Matt Weiner, Moonworks Home Improvement (2010 Big50), and Joseph Zisman, Ambassador Home Improvements

Sponsor: Home Depot
Giveaway: $500 gift card
Winner: Jonas Carnemark, Carnemark Systems + Design

Sponsor: Pella
16 gigabyte iPod Nano. Value: $179. Winner: Donna Shirey, Shirey Handyman (2010 Big50)
32 gigabyte iPod Touch. Value: $299. Winner: Robin Burrill, Curb Appeal Renovations
32 gigabyte iPad. Value: $599. Winner: Danny Isaac, A&I Fire and Water Restoration (2010 Big50)
32 gigabyte iPad. Value: $599. Winner: Ted Daniels, Daniels Design & Remodeling (2010 Big50)

Many thanks to these and other generous sponsors of the Remodeling Leadership Conference.

Leah Thayer, senior editor, REMODELING