Ted Garrison

"Catalyst for Change" and Construction Industry Visionary

Ted Garrison, CSP, has 25 years management experience constructing 10 million square feet of commercial buildings. Since 1998 Ted has served the construction industry as a consultant, author, and speaker on construction management topics.

In addition to his Civil Engineering degree and BA from Rutgers University, Ted Garrison has practical experience working in framing, trim, and survey crews. Most of his experience has been working with general contractors and developers in project man­agement or senior executive positions in the development and construction of hotels, office buildings and parks, storage facilities, and public buildings. His last major construction project was as the Director of Construction on the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's largest non-highway public works project in history.

He is author of Strategic Planning for Contractors & co-author of five books on marketing, customer service, and leadership as well as numerous construction industry magazine articles.

As host of Internet radio, New Construction Strategies (www.NCS30.com), he conducts weekly interviews on current industry issues with leading industry experts.

Ted Garrison earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation, a designation held by less than 10% of speakers worldwide. He is a member of the International Advisory Board, Performance Based Studies Research Group at Arizona State University.

He averages over 50 presentations a year to national audiences including AIA, ABC, AGC, ARA,MCAA, CMAA, DBIA, IEC, NECA, PHCC, SMACNA, NFSA, World of Concrete, & others. He has conducted seminars in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Australia & Russia.  He is a member of ABC, AGC and DBIA. To book business trends speaker, Ted Garrison call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

See Below for Full Bio

  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Trends, Customer Service, Leadership, Marketing, Sales

  • Travels From:

    Florida

  • Price:

    $5,000 - $7,500

    Notes on Fees

  • Videos
  • Full Bio
  • Speech Topics
  • Books
  • Testimonials
  • News
No Videos Found For this Speaker!

Ted Garrison, CSP, has 25 years management experience constructing 10 million square feet of commercial buildings. Since 1998 Ted has served the construction industry as a consultant, author, and speaker on construction management topics.

In addition to his Civil Engineering degree and BA from Rutgers University, Ted Garrison has practical experience working in framing, trim, and survey crews. Most of his experience has been working with general contractors and developers in project man­agement or senior executive positions in the development and construction of hotels, office buildings and parks, storage facilities, and public buildings. His last major construction project was as the Director of Construction on the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's largest non-highway public works project in history.

He is author of Strategic Planning for Contractors & co-author of five books on marketing, customer service, and leadership as well as numerous construction industry magazine articles.

As host of Internet radio, New Construction Strategies (www.NCS30.com), he conducts weekly interviews on current industry issues with leading industry experts.

Ted Garrison earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation, a designation held by less than 10% of speakers worldwide. He is a member of the International Advisory Board, Performance Based Studies Research Group at Arizona State University.

He averages over 50 presentations a year to national audiences including AIA, ABC, AGC, ARA,MCAA, CMAA, DBIA, IEC, NECA, PHCC, SMACNA, NFSA, World of Concrete, & others. He has conducted seminars in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Australia & Russia.  He is a member of ABC, AGC and DBIA. To book business trends speaker, Ted Garrison call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

Why You Need to Get out of the Construction Business (Alternate Title: How to Turn Around Your Business in the Midst of an Industry in Turmoil)

This program is for you if you are:

  • struggling to maintain profitability.
  • scrambling just to get work.
  • having difficulty finding and keeping enough qualified craftspeople and managers.

Stop Telling Your Prospects You Are the Best Value. Prove It!

You need to attend this program if you are:

  • struggling to maintain your profit margins when negotiating with clients.
  • making short lists but not getting the project award.
  • forced to compete for work from past clients.

Fire All the Managers

This program is for you if you are:

  • frustrated with the lack of initiative by your managers.
  • feeling you must be involved in every important decision.
  • struggling with problems that suddenly appear and threaten the success of your projects.

Secrets for Owners to Control Project Costs and Risk

You need to attend this program if you are:

a buyer of construction services.

frustrated with contractor performance on your projects.

concerned about missing deadlines or experiencing budget overruns.

10 Trade Secrets from The Art of War

You need to attend this program if you are:

  • bidding everything in sight with little result.
  • forced to sacrifice your profits to get work.
  • feeling like the recession has you in a vise.
No Books Found For this Speaker!

VP, MJ Electric LLC

"Dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable of current affairs. A paradigm shift in your current thought process. Wake up your after lunch group with Ted!"

Exec. Dir., NECA Management Education Institute

"We hired Ted to give us a true economic look at where we are; where we are going; how we get there; and what we need to do to make things better. Ted delivered...big time."

Sr. Mgr. Market Development, Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.

"Wanted to let you know the keynote was great. Based on conversations I had over the next several days, everyone enjoyed the topic and presentation. John Boyle from North Dakota said, '˜Ted Garrison was worth the price of admission.' Thanks for your time and I look forward to your next Garrison Report.'

COO of Valley Electric

"I had the pleasure of meeting Ted Garrison at a NECA event. I was so inspired by his passion and awareness of our industry I invited Ted to present to our entire company. He delivered an inspiring seminar and we are still using his training materials six months later for motivation and training."
No News Found For this Speaker!
X

FIND A SPEAKER

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials
  • Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year and I have ...
    First Midwest Bank
  • "The group that I work with to obtain all of my keynote speakers is Executive Speakers Bureau and I can tell you that I don’t like working with ...
    Indiana Youth Institute
  • "You made my job so much easier! You are the only bureau I will use."     
    Sigma Systems
  • I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not have found ...
    West Virginia Tourism
  • "Thanks to you and Jo for all your efforts.  Connie Podesta and Roger Dow were great!"   
    National Apartment Association
  • You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work with you ...
    ICMI
  • Thanks to Richard and Jo for all the coordination. Another homerun from Executive Speakers Bureau!  
    Wisconsin Hospital Association
  • Mr. Schelp you are a Rock Star! Thank you!!!  Deal #7 is done and more to come!
  • "Your tenacity and persistence in staying in touch with us is a model example of good salesmanship and partnering.  I will be using you as an exa...
    Schneider Electric
  • Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  
    Johnson & Johnson
  • "We not only went 3 for 3 but I'd say they were all home runs! Thanks for your help on the speakers. It was a key and very positive component of our c...
    Chem-Dry
  • Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next event. 
    Oxford Financial
  • "I wanted to share with you feedback of my experience in working with Executive Speakers Bureau.. Very responsive and detail oriented.  When I wa...
    Amdocs
  • We truly appreciate the excellent support and attention to detail we have received from Executive Speakers Bureau.  They have provided us with so...
    IBM
  • "We loved our speakers. Thanks to you and your team for your outstanding service and thank you for your patience!"

    National Association of the Blind
  • "OMG Richard! As always you make me look like a rock star. Every single speaker we selected hit it out of the park. Thank you again. Can't even say wh...
    Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assn.
  • "Everyone loved Bob and he was so nice on site. Thank you for all you did. The process was so easy and we will definitely work with you again next yea...
    NBC
  • Everything went really well and we really enjoyed having Jack Uldrich as our speaker!  He was entertaining and funny and provided great examples....
    Novo Nordisk
  • "WOW, is all I have to say and thank you!  Our event was a huge success and you never steer me wrong, both David Cottrell and Ryan Estis were exc...
    ICMI
  • "I will be sure that all involved know what a wonderful resource you have been. The universe smiled on me when I discovered Executive Speakers and you...
    Ocala Eye
  • The event was EASY Cake! and it went over very very well.  Thank you so much for the help and organization, it made my life very easy. 
    Boys & Girls Club
  • "As I mentioned before, your engagement model was incredibly easy to work with, and I know we came to you on short notice!  I would highly recomm...
    Capitol One
  • The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Executive Speak...
    The Nebraska Hospital Association
  • "My entire team has enjoyed the experience of working with you and ESB more than words can express. Everything was handled in a professional and timel...
    Cregger Company
  • "I LOVE this list that you sent me! I emailed several different places on Tuesday an...
    CoreLogic
  • "I want to thank you for helping with our Principals Day event. Marshall Goldsmith was excellent. Not only is Marshall the consummate professional, be...
    Burns & McDonnell
  • Thanks to you, Jo and the rest of your team.  You are the BEST.  Knowing you are behind a speaker allows us the luxury of concentrating on o...
    Ohio Hospital Association
  • "Richard, Your ability to put me in front of just the right group again and again, is nothing short of amazing. You work your tail off, you sweat the ...
    Alan Hobson
  • We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever had.
    FedEx
  • Angela, you & your team have my endorsement for making Memphis events successful. People should use you to plan their next event.
  • "I appreciate your recommendations.  In addition, you are always a pleasure to work with and understand the pains of an over worked meeting plann...
    Milliman
  • I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers Bureau ha...
    Intel
  • As always, you deliver excellent service. Thanks!
    Camden National Bank
  • “Thank you guys it was a pleasure working with you.... You made the whole process easy. Thanks again”
    CableNation
  • "My mind was very much at ease knowing that Jack Uldrich was so well prepped.  I will definitely use your agency again."  
    EAIE
  • "Thank you so much for all your help in putting this together on such short notice. I will definitely use your services again in the future."
    Applied Materials
  • "Let me just say again, what a pleasure it is to work with you and ESB. You really make it harder for others to reach the bar."
    ASTD
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call us to discuss how we can help find the right speaker for your organization.

Get Ideas in 2 Hours or Less

Please fill in information below

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in two hours or less.


Privacy by SafeSubscribeSM