SEAL History

A special thanks to William Harrell and an ad hoc History Committee of Brendan R. Garvin, Duane Barnett, John Ittes, Pete McKinnell, Bruce McCain and Skip Allcorn for laying the foundation. Below is an effort to document and archive the 50 year history of SEAL. Please note that this is a “work in progress” and we solicit your additions and corrections. Please email any updates or corrections to Pam Tolson,
Exdirector@sealgroup.org

View an Original SEAL Document from 1964 View the current Bylaws of SEAL
Year President Meeting #1 Speakers & Other Notes Meeting #2 Speakers & Other Notes Executive Director Golf Sites
2017 Brendan Brown Tom Brown, Inc. Raddison Blu Downtown Minneapolis Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, May 1 – 4, 2017 Matt Birk, Former NFL Football Player, “What Makes Teams Great” Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, November 5 – 8 Pam Tolson
2016 Brendan Garvin, Jr Garvin Brown Construction Products Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC, May 1 – 4. 2016 Lunch at Ravanel Bridge, Daniel Burton, PE, Special Projects Manager Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California,November 6-9, 2016 “Enterprise Value: How the Best Owner-Managers Build Their Fortune, Capture Their Company’s Gains and Create Their Legacy” Peter Worrell, Managing Director,Bigelow, LLC; Portsmouth, NH Kelly Andrews
2015 John Barnett SSI JW Marriott, Austin, TX, ‘May 4 – 6, 2015 “Benchmarking” Dr. Albert Yates Ritz Carlton,Cancun, Mexico, November 1 – 4, 2015 “Managing Effort-Getting Results”: Bob McHardy, Self-Management Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Kelly Andrews
2014 Jessica McIntosh Atlas Supply Memphis, TN
Peabody Hotel
Apr 28-30
Kohala Coast, HI
(Big Island)
Nov 2-8
Kelly Andrews
2013 Martin Harrell, Coastal Construction Products Chicago
Hotel Sofitel Water Tower
Apr 22-24
Chuck Haling MSDS On-Line Palm Beach, FL
The Breakers
Nov 10-13
Kelly Andrews
2012 Stephen Larsh, Glenrock Company Denver, CO
Four Seasons
Apr 23-24
Marena, AZ
Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain
Nov 5-8
Kelly Andrews
2011 William Goncharow, Guaranteed Supply Frisco, (Dallas)TX
Westin Stonebriar
Apr 13-16
Rio Grande,
Puerto Rico
Gran Melia Golf Resort
Nov 4-9
(Sandler Management Team), “Looking Under the Hood – Issues facing SEAL Members” Kelly Andrews
2010 Paul McKinnell, Kenseal Construction Products St. Louis, MO
Four Seasons
Apr 28 – May 1
LaJolla, CA
Hilton La Jolla
Torrey Pines Hotel
lNov 11-15
Dan Nee/Kelly Andrews
2009 James Pyle, Sunshine Supply New Orleans, LA
The Westin
New Orleans
Canal Place
Apr 2-5
Naples, FL
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Nov 6-10
Dan Nee
2008 Bruce Coy, Smalley & Company Salt Lake City, UT
Grand America Hotel
Apr 17-20
Indian Wells,CA
Hyatt Grand Champions Resort
Nov 1-5
Dan Nee
2007 Skip Allcorn, Coastal Construction Products Louisville, KY
Seelbach Hilton
Apr 26-29
Jack Caven (InfoTech Intl) “Microsoft AX software”; Benchmarking Survey Paradise Island,
Nassau, Bahamas
Atlantis
Nov 4-8
Dan Nee
2006 Bruce McCain, S&S Sales Phoenix, AZ
Sheraton Wild Horse Resort
Mar 24-26
Tim Lee, Mercer Capital “Home Depot, White Cap, Hughes – How will It Effect ME”…Whirlwind Golf Club, Chandler, AZ Wailea, Maui, HI
Grand Wailea Resort
Nov 4-8
Benchmarking Survey Proposal by Tim Lee, Mercer Capital; Jack Caven “Core Software for Business”; Jim Pyle “Professional Employment Organizations” Dan Nee
2005 David Heusel, Georgia Construction Products Santa Fe,NM
Hacienda
Apr 16-18
Sea Island, GA
The Cloister
Nov 6-9
2004 Kenny Brown,
Tom Brown Inc
Charleston, SC
Francis Marion Hotel
Mar 26-28
golf – Kiawah’s Ocean Course Cancun, Mexico
(Mexico Riviera)
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
Nov 15-18
Michael White
2003 Curt Austin,
John Latta Associates
San Antonio, TX
Hyatt Regency On The Riverwalk
Mar 29-30
Mike Meho & Ed Hastings, McGraw Hill “Economic Forecast for Const. Industry”; Martin Harrell (Coastal) “Project Tracking” Carmel, CA
Quail Lodge
Nov 17-20
Quail Lodge Championship Golf Course Michael White
2002 Rene DesRochers, D. M. Figley Nashville, TN
Opryland Resort
Apr 6-8
Jack Caven (InfoTech Intl) “SEAL Website” West Caribbean Cruise,
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas
Nov 10-17
Best Practices Forums Michael White Sandal’s Golf Club, Jamaica
2001 Mike Rafferty Goedecke Co. Scottsdale,AZ
Regal McCormick Ranch
Feb 3 – 6
Napa, CA
Silverado Country Club Resort
Nov 11-15
Kenneth Klein, Waterproofing Construction Defects author and forensic engineering expert; Paul DiCaprio – Website Marketing; William Harrell “Legal Conflict: Storing Hazardous Waste Pending Disposal” Michael White McCormick Ranch Golf Club
2000 Ron Berteri (Spring)
Mike Raferty (Fall)
Bermuda
(Annual Meeting)
Canadian Pacific’s “Hamilton Princess”
Apr 9-13
Monroe Porter, Proof Management “Selling and Marketing Construciton Services” ST.Louis, MO
Hyatt Regency Union Station
Nov 5-6
Bruce Garrot (Coastal Const. Products) “Safety Program and Hazardous Waste Disposal” Ken Bowman Belmont Golf and Country Club
1999 Ron Bertieri, RO-AN Corp. Kansas City
Feb 21-29
Acapulco, Mexico
Pierre Marques Resort
Feb 21-26
Speaker – Patrick Dolan (Arthur Andersen) “Facing the Forces of Change – 4 Trends Reshaping Wholesale Distribution” ,,,, S&S Sales joined. Robstan transfering “Inc. status” fm California to Missouri Ken Bowman, Sheila O’Neal(Curry), Robstan Group, Kansas City, MO Pierre Marques Golf Course
1998 Bill Reynolds, III. Calbar Kansas City
Mar 21-27
St. Thomas,
Virgin Islands
Frenchman’s Reef
SEAL was a still a Calfiornia Domestic Nonprofit Corp (C1551315/11875N) Robstan contracted as management firm Oct 26, 1998
1997 John Ittes, Atlas Supply (only one mtg this year; still recovering from paying off Loews Coradao debt) Chicago, IL
Tremont Chicago
Apr 26-29
Iron Mike’s (Ditka) Restaurant was next door No Mtg No Mtg
1996 Ron Peterson, Goedecke Cleveland, OH
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Apr 20-23
Trevor Will (Foley & Lardner) “Product Liabiilyt Suits Against Mfgs and Distributors” Carlsbad, CA
LaCosta Resort
Nov 16-19
GCP joined
1995 Duane Barnett,
SSI
St. Louis, MO
Apr 30
Tempe, AZ
The Buttes
Nov 12-15
1994 Duane Barnett,
SSI
Dallas, TX
Adolphus Hotel
Apr 23–25
Naples, FL
Registry Resort
Nov 12-15
1993 Brendan Garvin, Garvin Construction Company Denver, CO
The Brown
Apr 25-27
Coronado,
San Diego
Loews Coronado
Nov 14-16
1992 Brendan Garvin, Garvin Construction Company Austin, TX
Four Seasons
Apr 25-28
St. Petersburg, FL
Don Cesar
Nov 14-18
Dave Pennington
1991 Jim Harrison,
SF Products
Memphis, TH
Peabody Hotel
Apr 20-23
8 new members – Brock White, Figley, Goedecke, Lowry, Backer Rod Mfg, Hydorozo, Polyguard, Tremco Santa Barbara, CA
Four Seasons Biltmore
Nov 9-13
Nordic Management, David Pennington
1990 Jim Harrison,
SF Products
Toronto,
Ontario, CN
Four Seasons
Apr 21-25
Vickie Vincent “Chemical Dependency in the Workplace” Hutchinson Island,
Stuart, FL
Indian River Plantation Resort
Nov 11-15
Larry Carbary (Dow Corning) “High Performace Silicones in Construction; Vickie Lovell “Firestopping Codes and Practices” & James Sesic’s “Proposed Safety Health and Enviornmental Compliance” …SEAL Guide Spec for Traffic Coatings Approved (Nov 90); David Pennignton
(25th) 1989 Ken Schmidt, Seward Sales Indianapolis, IN
Embassy Suites
Apr 23-26
Colin Monroe, “Masonry Construction” ….John Latta attended SWRI mtg in Scottsdale to discuss both organizations endorsing a single guide specification as a start to doing more things together Santa Rosa Mountains,Indian Wells, CA
Stouffer Esmeralda Resort
SEAL 25th Anniversary
Nov 12-17
John McDevitt (3M) Int’l and Domestic Economics & their Effect”….golf at Indian Wells Country Club Ed Johnson & Dave Pennington
1988 John Latta,
John Latta Associates
Phoenix, AZ
Westcourt in the Buttes
Apr 24-27
Seattle, WA
Four Seasons
Nov 13-17
Bruce Michels (Management Advisory Services) “Planning the Disposition of Your Business”
1987 Walt Buchner Boston, MA
Omni Parker House
Apr 26-29
St. Thomas,U.S. Virgin Islands
Frenchman’s Reef Hotel
Nov 29 – Dec 6
SEAL Guide Spec for Sealants and Caulking approved (11/87)
1986 Tom Doman, Hiller of Ga. Minneapolis, MN
Omni Hotel
April
Robert Montgomery “How to Save Time and Beter Results” and Robert Provost “Liability and Product Insurance” ; Dr. Paul Williard (3M) “OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets” ; SEAL/SWRI Liason Committee proposed Williamsburg, VA
Williamsburg Inn
Dec 1-5
New members: Pecora, VIP Enterprises and ITP Ltd. Ed Johnson & Dave Pennington
1985 Robert Patterson,
Quint City Stone Center, Inc
Louisville, KY
May
Oakland, CA
Clairmont Hotel
November
1984 Ed Kammerer,
R.L. Wurz Company
Atlanta, GA
Marriott Marquis
April
Coastal Construction Products and Garvin Associates joined SEAL Tuscon, AZ
El Conquistador
November
Tom Wurz
1983 Bill Coy,
Smalley & Co.
Kansas City, MO
April
Colorado Springs, CO
November
1982 John Gibson,
SSI
Tulsa, OK
April
Biloxi, MS
November
1981 Fred Hiller,
Fred R. Hiller Company
Cleveland, OH
June
San Antonio, TX
November
1980 Bill Reynolds Chicago, IL
April
Key West, FL
December
1979 Joe Cathey,
SSI Construction Materials
Shangri La Golf Club
Afton, OK
November
1978 Ray Reiger,
Holmes Associates, Inc.
Sand Piper Resort, FL
October
1977 Tom Wurz,
R.L. Wurz Company
Phoenix, AZ
1976 Ken Lippmann,
Kenseal Construction Products
New York, NY
June
Kiawah Island, SC
November
1975 Ed Waldman,
Sunshine Supply Company
Chicago, IL
April
1974 Dick Larson St. Louis, MO
March
1973 Jerry Smalley Chicago, IL
April
New Orleans, LA
November
1972 Jack Edelman Aspen, CO
November
1971 George Fonyo St. Louis, MO
October
1970 Harold Price
1969 Jim Seward New Orleans, LA
December
1968 Jack Edelman New York, NY
November
1967 Dick Ink San Francisco, CA
November
1966 George Bishop
1965 George Bishop San Francisco, CA
1964 Dick Ink/George Bishop Louisville, KY
October
Mid 1964 In May, SEAL is incorporated in Illinois Richard Ink and Wilson Smith idea Burlington, WI
Cerami’s Island View Resort
June 17-20
Orig. members: Styro Sales Corporation (KL)