Convention & Tech Fair


Committee & Board Meetings / Golf Tournament: March 28-29, 2022

Convention & Tech Fair: March 30 – April 1, 2022

The Scott Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ

Convention & Tech Fair
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Join concrete renovation colleagues and friends in beautiful Arizona! 

Less than a mile from shopping in Old Town Scottsdale, this upscale modern resort is a mile from the Camelback Mountain trailhead.

The resort features stylish rooms and suites with patios or private balconies, some have lagoon, courtyard or pool views, Caribbean restaurant and a poolside bar. Other amenities include a spa, 2 sprawling outdoor pools and a sandy beach area.

Convention Agenda

Monday March 28, 2022
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Certification Committee Meeting
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Election Committee Meeting
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM GPR Committee Meeting
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Standards & Specs Committee Meeting
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Safety Committee Meeting
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Marketing Committee Meeting
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Next Gen Committee Meeting
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Membership Committee Meeting
Tuesday March 29, 2022
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Training Committee Meeting
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Manufacturer Committee Meeting
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CSDA Board of Directors Meeting
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM CSDA Golf Tournament
Wednesday March 30, 2022
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Welcome & Opening Session – Mike Orzechowski, Erin O’Brien
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Keynote Presentation – Julia Landauer “Drive: How to Gain and Maintain a Competitive Advantage”
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Networking Break
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Presentation – Chris Cervellera, Cutting Through the Uncertainty and Drilling Down Success – Together
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Presentation – Bill Fisher, Segments Save the Planet…and Our Supply Chain
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Presentation – John van Dyk, Adding and Expanding GPR Services to your Concrete Cutting Company
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CSDA President’s Reception
Thursday March 31, 2022
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Roundtable – Soliutions for Challenges Faced by Today’s Contractors
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Roundtable – Concrete Cutting After GPR has been Used
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tech Fair
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Manufacturers’ Night
Friday April 1, 2022
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Presentation – The Do’s and Don’t’s of Digital Advertising – How Not to Waste Your Money
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Presentation – Business Planning for the Unexpected – Leveraging Insurance and Estate Planning to Protect Your Business and Your Family

Josh Fadel, Desert Financial Wealth Management, Greg Latcham, Desert Financial Insurance Services, Matt Osborn, Desert Financial Credit Union

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM OSHA Silica Rule and Heat Illness Update
Presented by: Patti Downs
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CSDA Annual Meeting
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Gala Reception
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Agenda is subject to change.

Optional Activities For 2022

Urban Fat Tire Ebike Tour

Thursday, March 31

1:30pm – 4:30pm

$115 per/person


A e-bike is a unique combination of variable pedal assist and throttle for sustained riding for hours. Ride along the Tempe Town Lake with wide open plazas, views of ASU and historic areas of Tempe. Then it’s on to Papago Park with a feel of the desert, trains and turns, beautiful parks and lakes, cactus and desert vegetation and historic landmarks.

Height required upon registration.

Desert Hiking Adventure

Wednesday, March 30

1:00pm – 4:00pm

$160 per/person


Take a guided tour on foot to experience a remarkable ecosystem. View otherworldly cacti, desert vegetation and stunning views. Bring your camera and your hiking boots!

The Scott Resort & Spa

Hotel Information
The Scott Resort & Spa
4925 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Tel: 800-528-7867
Room Reservations
Room Rates*: $269 (Run of House) / $289 (upgraded pool/lagoon view)
Tel: 800-528-7867 (Mention CSDA Convention)
Room Reservation Deadline: March 4, 2022 **
*Does not include a resort fee of $25/night or applicable local taxes.
** The final date to secure suite accommodations at the contracted rate is Friday, March 4, 2022. On that date, any unused portion of the room block will be released back into general inventory and any additional reservations will be made on a case-by-case basis, based on availability of the resort. The resort will no longer be able to guarantee the contracted group rate after the block release date.
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The Scott Resort & Spa

4925 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Room Rates*: $269 (Run of House) / $289 (upgraded pool/lagoon view)
Tel: 800-528-7867 (Mention CSDA Convention)
Reservation deadline: March 4, 2022
*Does not include a resort fee of $25/night or applicable local taxes.
**The final date to secure suite accommodations at the contracted rate is Friday, March 4, 2022. On that date, any unused portion of the room block will be released back into general inventory and any additional reservations will be made on a case-by-case basis, based on availability of the resort. The resort will no longer be able to guarantee the contracted group rate after the block release date.

Keynote Speaker Julia Landauer.

Drive: How to Gain and Maintain a Competitive Advantage 

Julia Landauer is a championship-winning racecar driver from New York City. Since making history at the age of 14 as the youngest and first female driving champion from the Skip Barber Racing Series, Julia Landauer has explored all types of racing, from gokarts, to formula s, to stock cars. For the past two years Julia has been racing and winning in the US Legend Cars series in California, New York and North Carolina. At age 22, Julia graduated from Stanford University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. Through her STEM background from college, Julia continues to educate and advocate for the support and advancement of women in STEM fields. She hopes to expose the technical world of racing to those interested in engineering careers. Julia was recently named a 2017 Forbes 20 Under 30 honoree.

CSDA 2022 Convention
Presentations & Panel Discussions

Wednesday March 30th

Welcome & Opening Session

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Mike Orzechowski, CSDA President & Erin O’Brien, CSDA Executive Director

Keynote Presentation: Drive - How to Gain and Maintain a Competitive Advantage

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Julia Landauer


What drives success? How do you position yourself to maximize your potential? How can you reframe your mentality to thrive? Does practice really make perfect? Julia Landauer addresses these questions and more in a thought-provoking and entertaining narrative, taking the audience behind the scenes into what enables success in any career. Although only 27 years old, Julia has been explicitly molding her career for over a decade. She has experienced success, as well as fought through adversity, gaining knowledge from every experience. Via experiential learning and research, Julia explores what every person can do to achieve the success they want.

Presentation - Cutting Through the Uncertainty and Drilling Down Success - Together

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Christopher Cervellera, Esq.


In this interactive session, CSDA’s outside General Counsel, Christopher Cervellera, Esq. will facilitate a discussion on how business owners and stakeholders of CSDA member companies can plan for long-term success in today’s ever-changing business environment. 


Together, we will explore strategies for success that CSDA members can employ in the areas of: 

  • Leadership, corporate governance and oversight;
  • Succession planning and key employee retention;
  • Estate planning and asset protection;
  • Risk management and mitigation; 
  • Business continuity and planning; and
  • Navigating economic and technological disruption. 
Presentation - Segments Save the Planet….and our Supply Chain

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Presenter: Bill Fisher, National Research Company


It’s no secret to the industry that each year hundreds of thousands of saw segments and coring crowns enter the marketplace with intensions of building and maintaining our nation’s infrastructure. However, these segments are doing more than simply building America; they are helping to rebuild our independence from foreign supplies of strategic minerals. This presentation looks to give a broad overview of what impact the recycling of saw segments and core crowns can have to our nations’ growing reliance on foreign minerals, the establishment of new electrification technologies, and overall sustainability of our natural resources.

Presentation - Adding and Expanding Concrete Scanning (GPR) Services to your Concrete Cutting Business

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Presenter: John van Dyk, Canadian Concrete Cutting


This presentation will outline the various key elements to consider when adding concrete scanning services to your concrete cutting business.  Topics reviewed will include: understanding your market and services, selecting equipment, use of existing staff, training operators, educating customers and engineers, providing reports and how to grow your scanning business once established. Presentation will provide a perspective from a contractor using lessons and best practices learned from the trenches. 

Thursday March 31st

Roundtable: Solutions for Challenges Faced by Today's Contractors

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Moderators: Brandon Bailey, Kellie Kimball, Kristin Waters


Technology, regulation and an infinite number of communication channels means that today’s construction environment is changing more rapidly than ever before. The construction industry faces a skilled labor shortage, an evolving workforce and safety and legal challenges. Join other contractors in our industry to discuss these issues and how you can stay ahead of the curve.

Roundtable: Cutting Concrete After GPR has been Used

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Moderators: Mark DeSchepper, Bruno Silla and Chris Cervellera, CSDA Legal Counsel


This roundtable will address and discuss how concrete sawing and drilling operators should approach and operate in a job where GPR scanning has occurred. This will address the approach of the GPR operator and how he/she should properly mark out, how the concrete operator should successfully operate around those markings and how to address the legal and liability aspects for all parties involved.

Friday April 1st

Jobsite Supply Costing for Current Market Conditions

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Presenter: Joe Reardon, DTI Coatings and Supplies


This presentation will discuss how today’s market conditions are affecting jobsite supply costs. Comparisons will be made for cost per square foot vs. cost per products used, name brand vs. private label, specifications vs. timelines based on the supply chain and blind bidding vs. actual jobsite conditions. Advancements in machinery will also be discussed.  

Presentation – The DO's and DON'Ts of Digital Advertising - How to NOT Waste your Money

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Jon Zack, O’Brien International


Sales and marketing have changed dramatically, to say the least. Digital advertising and paid media are how a company with less than $50M in annual revenue is going to grow sales and attract new customers. Yet how do you do this? 


We are going to discuss: 

– what works and what can’t work for a company with less than $50M in revenue 

– what to avoid, such as the latest hype, fad, or scare tactic 

– how you avoid wasting your time and money 

– how a company with a small budget can get a healthy return on their digital advertising and paid media investment.   

Presentation – Investing in Your Small Business and Growth Strategies for Success

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Desert Financial

CSDA Annual Business Meeting

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Mike Orzechowski, CSDA President & Erin O’Brien, CSDA Executive Director

Important Dates To Remember

Early Bird Deadline

January 14, 2022

Hotel Reservation Deadline

March 4, 2022

Online Registration Deadline

March 14, 2022


Visit or call 727-577-5004 for registration, sponsorship packages, Tech Fair details or general information.


  • To be issued a full refund minus a $25 per person processing fee, cancellations must be requested to no later than March 18th. No refunds will be issued after March 18th.

  • No refunds can be given for the golf tournament or optional activities regardless of the date they are canceled. These events have been guaranteed and are paid in advance by CSDA.

  • Substitution of participant(s) is permissible any time at no additional cost.

We would like to thank our 2022 Convention Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Diamond Products

Diamond Sponsors


 Husqvarna Construction Products


Western Saw

Gold Sponsors

Brokk Inc.

DDM Concut Diamond Tools

Toolgal USA Corp.

Hilti, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

Diamond Vantage


National Research Company

K2 Diamond

Peak Software

Real Power

Russo Diamond Cutting Supply

Screening Eagle Technologies


President’s Reception Sponsors



Supporting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor


In-Place Machining Company, LLC

Cobra Concrete Cutting Services Co.


Networking Break Sponsor

Holes Incorporated

Golf Outing Sponsors

Closest To The Pin


Longest Drive

American GPR Services LLC

Who is Attending the Convention?

A-1 Concrete Cutting & Coring Ltd.

Colleen Griggs

Robert Skolly

A-Core Concrete Specialists

Brandon Bailey

Britnie Bailey


 American Concrete Company, LLC

Eric Hill

Shawn Hill


American GPR Services LLC

 Brenda Long 

 Joe R. Long Jr

ANY Concrete Cutting

John Backus

 Paul Huck


 Atlantic Concrete Cutting Inc.

Michelle Morris

Nancy Cramer 

Austin Enterprise

Patti Conner

Ty Conner


Brokk Inc.

Connie Keeling

Jeff Keeling

Butler Coring, Inc

Jim Butler

Matt Foley

Canadian Cutting & Coring Ltd.

John Van Dyk

Monika Leukefeld

CentralPoint Solutions, LLC

Jenni Rindlisbacher

Ryan Rindlisbacher


Cerv Law

Chris Cervellera, Esq.


Cobra Concrete Cutting Services Co.

Dan Foley

Concrete Cutting & Breaking Co.

Cassie Younts

Scott Younts


Concrete Renovation, Inc.

Donna Harris

Patrick Harris


CoreTech Industries Ltd.

Monique Driediger

Ron Driediger


Cut-Rite Concrete Cutting Corp.

Debie Mello

Dennis Mello

Elsie Medeiros

Dan-Kel Concrete Cutting

DJ Conlon


DDM Concut Diamond Tools

Greg Gundrum


Diamond Concrete Sawing

Candice Drozdowski

Ed Drozdowski

Grant Louisell

Kara Louisell

Kennedy Louisell

Madison Louisell


Diamond Products Limited

Cathy Hudson

Rae Hudson

Andy Jedick

Karin Jedick

Sid Kilgore

Amy Kilgore

Greg Lipscomb

Kelly Lipscomb

Jeff Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Philip Reznack

Keith Ripley

Laura Ripley


Diamond Vantage

Cheyenna Laidlaw

Troy Laidlaw

Dani Planto



Mike Orzechowski

Billy Tucker

Jenni Tucker


Echo GPR Services

Mark DeSchepper


Greene Concrete Cutting, Inc.

Diane Burton

Kristin Waters


 Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. (GSSI)

Mike Phillips

Bruno Silla 

Hard Rock Concrete Cutters, Inc.

Corrie Krula

Jordan Krula


Hard Rock Concrete Cutting

Brian Cox

Tammy Cox


Hard Rock Technologies, Inc.

Emily Hammer


Hilti, Inc.

Rick Glidewell


Holes Incorporated

Jonathan Kimball

Kellie Kimball

Kathryn Stepanski

Patrick Stepanski


Husqvarna Construction Products

Bob Crowther

Chad McDonald

Shawn McNeil

Clay Morphis

Spencer Witt



Julie Brown

Scott Brown

Keith Christiansen

Kristin De Jong

Rod De Jong

Eric Freedlund

Shannon Freedlund

Terry Martin

IDS GeoRadar

Ed Cristobal

In-Place Machining Company, LLC

Arlene Beckman

Timothy Beckman


 International Drilling & Sawing, Inc.

Catherine Rudder

 Chase Rudder

Tim Rudder

 Alex Wooten

Hunter Wooten

Interstate Sawing & Demolition

Duke Long

Mike Long

Sandy Long


K2 Diamond

Lorie Kirby

Richard ‘Dick’ Kirby

Ray Thornton 


Mavo Concrete Sawing Services Inc.

Jack Sondergard

Josh Sherman


National Concrete Cutting, Inc.

Matthew Finnigan

Sally Finnigan


National Research Company

Bill Fisher


Peak Software Systems, Inc.

Corin Robinson

Marty Bryant

Charles Warrell


R & K Concrete Cutting, Inc.

Kwamg “KC” Dugard

 Bill Godown

Dave Kapano

Jen Latimore

Donald Pike II

Real Power

Donald Smith

Vic Vaughn

SafeCore Systems

Matt Polk


Screening Eagle Technologies

John Cote

Mike Farrell

Darrell Stanyard

Thomas Stule


Toolgal USA Corp.

David Ginzburg

Tri-State Concrete Sawing, Inc.

Julie Mattlin

Scott Mattlin



Beth Hayes

Randy Hayes

Justin Hendricks

Teresa Hendricks

Walker Cutting Services

Tracy Houck

Douglas Walker

Western Saw, Inc.

Kevin Baron

Kraig Baron

President’s Reception Sponsors

Central Concrete Cutting, Inc

Echo GPR Services

National Research Company

O’Brien International