You Say You Want a Revolution... We All Want to Change Our (Seller-Doer) World

February 19, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Nationwide + Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43221
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Event Date + Time

Wednesday, February 19th | 11:30AM - 1:30PM



11:00AM | Registration Begins

11:30AM - 12:00PM | Lunch + Networking

12:00 - 12:15PM | SMPS Announcements

12:15 - 1:30PM | Presentation + Questions/Answers


Event Description

In 2004, Michael S. Meddock, PE, CPSM was presented a challenge; develop an internal program to position SME in the market that aligns more with legal and accounting professions than that of the AEC industry…trusted advisors, well respected (and compensated).  Nearly 15 years before the phrase Seller-Doer became the hot topic in the AEC world; SME started an internal revolution to change our world; the Build a Practice (BAP) program. 

Mike will discuss the history and research he conducted for his GBA Fundamentals of Professional Practice that lead to development of BAP.  The presentation will cover:

  • Changing you firms’ culture
  • Pitfalls and rewards for leading a culture change at your firm
  • How SME began to change the culture
  • How SME’s program is structured and managed
  • The costs of BAP and the ROI
  • Lessons learned from 15 years of BAP mistakes and successes

Along with testing your rock music trivia knowledge, Mike share all the details of our BAP program; syllabus, reading materials, assignments and lesson plans; providing you with the framework and tools to start your own revolution. 


Michael S. Meddock, PE, CPSM
Principal, Regional Vice President
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Michael S. Meddock, PE, CPSM is a Regional VP and Principal for SME. Mike oversees SME’s Indiana and Ohio operations.  Mike holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is a licensed professional engineer in the states of OH, IN and MI and the CPSM certification through SMPS.  Over his 26-year career with SME, Mike has opened offices in Grand Rapids (MI), Indianapolis (IN) and most recently SME’s Columbus OH office.  He was responsible also for starting a new service line for SME’s Kalamazoo office.  Prior to joining SME, Mike oversaw the start-up of a Kalamazoo (MI) office for another firm.  In 2007, Mike developed SME’s Build a Practice program, and continues to lead this program today.    


$45.00 SMPS Member Ticket
$55.00 after 05:00 pm February 13

$65.00 Non-Member Ticket
$75.00 after 05:00 pm February 13