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Remodelers Council Dinner

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue: Glendale Country Club Bellevue, WA     Get Directions
Your Price: $70.00
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$50 RC member
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$70 nonmember

MBAKS Remodelers Council Dinner

Be the Change: A Panel discussion about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Residential Construction

We are excited to be presenting this important topic to you at our first in-person Remodelers Council meeting since 2020. You will listen and learn from top industry leaders about the discrimination and challenges they have faced during their careers in construction.

Juli Bacon of JB Consulting Systems LLC and a committee member of NAHB's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce will be interviewing Tod Sakai of Sockeye Construction Corp., Samantha Kunkel of Armadillo Painting and Amy Ecklund of AmyWorks, Inc.

Featuring Speakers

Juli Bacon

Juli Bacon

JB Consulting Systems LLC, Moderator

Juli Bacon is the President of JB Consulting Systems, LLC and Bacon Building and Maintenance, LLC, as well as a partner in her joint venture, JJ BizWorks and a minority owner in Routec Industries, LLC. Driven by a competitive nature and a desire to affect change, Bacon works to achieve results and has a passion for helping small businesses succeed through strategic planning and goal setting.

Tod Sakai

Tod Sakai

Sockeye Construction Corp, Panelist

In recognition of his business success, Tod received the Emerging Trader of the Year Award from Governor Locke in 2003. Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties presented Tod the Remodeler Member of the Year Award in 2014, and following the achievement, he was elected to take the helm as Chairman of the BIAW Remodelers Council in 2017, where he also received the Washington State Remodeler of the Year award.

Samantha Kunkel

Samantha Kunkel

Armadillo Painting, Panelist

Samantha Kunkel has owned Armadillo Painting for 16+ years, and has grown the company from its small roots to a multi-division company today that continues to grow and evolve. Samantha is always looking to learn from others who have gone before her and grow as a leader. She is passionate about creating a successful, long term company that creates opportunity for others and adds value to each customer it engages with.

Amy Ecklund

Amy Ecklund

AmyWorks, Inc., Panelist

Amy started AmyWorks in 2010 after realizing there was a niche and a need for women in the residential home repair and remodeling field. She is currently co-chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Wood Tech Center associated with Seattle Central College. Her greatest joy in business is helping the client realize their remodeling dreams, along with providing a great place to work for her employees.

COVID-19 Considerations: Masks are required indoors at this event except when eating or drinking. If you do not bring one, one will be provided to you. The Events Department will update registrants if additional safety measures are required by the venue or local governing bodies.

By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Please do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19.


A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Contract Furnishings Mart


Speaker Series Sponsors


Milgard Windows & Doors


Western Clearview Railing Systems


Annual Sponsor


Velux Skylights


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