A Transformational Event for Progressive Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Firms to Increase Profits.


Join us in September for our third AEC Profitability Summit – an interactive conference where we provide new-world solutions to future-world problems and provide detailed roadmaps to Find the Lost Dollars in your firm now and in the next few years. Gain a competitive unfair advantage over your competitors by challenging the status quo and innovating a brighter future.

Stop wasting your time at conferences that promote the same old-school methods of running a business. The industry and the world are changing. Your employees are looking for better ways to work and more progressive approaches and strategies to becoming the best in your field. Our goal is to help you disrupt your firm with out-of-the box ideas and strategies to take your firm to a higher level of success and profitability. With a focus on developing and retaining employees, and helping them work smarter, we will erase the traditional business models of the last 30 years and help you redesign your firm for the future.

This is the only AEC industry conference focused entirely on higher profits and happier employees. Plan to join us for this innovative learning opportunity with content specifically developed for progressive A&E firm leaders, emerging leaders, Directors and Executives to learn specific new solutions to the challenges affecting your firm’s profitability.

September 11-12th, 2019 | Hyatt Regency – Tysons Corner, VA

Over $12 Million Lost Dollars Found at Last Year’s 2018 AEC Profitability Summit!


The theme for this year’s AEC Profitability Summit is

September 11th

Evening Networking Reception

September 12th

Networking Breakfast

What Your Employees Are Thinking – Four Years of Employee Assessment Data
After four years of administering our Business Management Assessment to over 1,500 A&E firm professionals we will share our unique insights as to what they like and don’t like and want their employers to know about their business management practices. We will dive into nine areas of the business, from sales, proposals and estimating to client relationshipsproject management, scope creep, billing, timesheets, cash flow, IT and resource management and see real life recommendations from employees of A&E firms across North America. 

What’s It Like to Work at Your Firm? – Transform the Employee Experience
What is it like to work at your A&E firm compared to your competitors? As you compete for employees, we will look at some best practices for designing an employee experience that builds loyalty and has your employees turning down offers from others. You will analyze your firm’s employee experience from recruiting, hiring and onboarding to performance management, recognition, business management, autonomy, career growth, and training, and help you identify several key changes that will thrill employees and increase retention.

Disrupt Your Firm and Be the Best in Your Field
Does your firm look and feel like every other A&E firm? Where are outdated business practices causing lost dollars, holding your firm back from growth or turning off potential clients and employees? 

We will look outside the A&E industry for out-of-the-box ideas to increase your firm’s relevance, create a remarkable culture and brand reputation and become the best in your field to magnetize ideal clients and employees.  


*With special presentations by
Stambaugh Ness and 
Greyling Insurance*


Find the Lost Dollars Client Awards and Leader Panel
Which A&E firms found the most lost dollars and transformed their cultures and business management practices in the last year? 

We will unveil the winners of our 2019 Find the Lost Dollars Client Awards and hear from industry leaders in a special panel to hear the secrets of how they achieved record-breaking financial and business transformation results.

Developing High Performing Employees and Future Leaders
In order to ensure your employees continue to develop through their careers and realize their maximum potential and contribution, they need regular, focused and strategic development. Most A&E firms are so busy they put this development off which holds employees back and can frustrate them as they feel they are not advancing in their careers. We will dive into what employees need, want and expect, and what it really takes to transform employee behavior, and explore some best practices to move employees forward the fastest and most strategically – no matter how busy they are! 

Ensuring High Profits in 2020 and Beyond – Your Profitability Plan
In order to get higher profits and happier employees you must have a plan! You will focus on outlining a compelling business plan and next steps that you can share with your team and get buy-in to move forward quickly with specific steps to achieve higher profits in just a few months.  

After developing your plan, participants will share their goals with the group to get motivated, hear other’s approaches and provide accountability for accomplishing their plans. 

“Taught me new ways to think about profit, planning, and integrating employees as stakeholders in projects.”


Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center boasts upscale design and a stellar location at the elevated outdoor Plaza of Tysons Corner Center. Stroll to hundreds of high-end restaurants and boutiques adjacent to the hotel or catch a 20-minute train ride into Washington, D.C. from Tysons Corner Metro Station on the Silver Line.

AEC Business Solutions has blocked off a limited number of rooms for our registrants. You must reserve your room before August 21st in order to qualify for our special rate.

Room Rates average $259/night.

Please click HERE to utilize our discounted rate at this beautiful new hotel!

Hyatt Regency
7901 Tysons One Place
Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Did last year’s attendees REALLY find over 12 Million Dollars? 



We are excited to host the second annual Find the Lost Dollars Client Awards at this year’s AEC Profitability Summit!

These awards were designed to recognize our clients who have realized the greatest financial impact, culture change and individual performance improvement as a result of completing the Find the Lost Dollars™ Training Program.

We believe the Find the Lost Dollars™ Training Program enables you to differentiate your firm as one that is financially responsible and able to save clients money because of careful management of scope and budget. Our goal is that your recognition across the industry for these accomplishments will give you a competitive advantage that you can promote to prospective employees and clients.

See 2018 winners!

Excellent networking with industry peers.


Platinum Sponsors

Stambaugh Ness

Stambaugh Ness is a multi-discipline, professional services firm serving clients nationally with a strategic focus on the architecture and engineering, professional services, and construction and real estate industries.  As a Deltek platinum partner, we have unparalleled expertise in assisting project-based firms to find opportunities and win more business.

Through the Stambaugh Ness family of companies, clients have access to a sophisticated menu of services including compliance, business advisory, technology, and workforce solutions.


Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting, a division of EPIC, is a preeminent firm representing engineering and architecture firms with respect to business insurance placements and risk management consulting. Greyling was designed for design professionals, and we have built our brokerage by employing experienced industry professionals, including practicing construction attorneys, in-house counsel at A/E firms, professional engineers, A/E professional liability underwriters, and a former brownfield developer. We create strategic partnerships with our clients that results in a comprehensive insurance program with industry-leading coverage and pricing, meaningful assistance in identifying and resolving claims, and top-down risk management practices including broad contract review and customized personnel training. Our approach, combined with a proprietary renewal process and extraordinary relationships with the best A/E insurers, gives our clients peace of mind and a competitive advantage.

Gold Sponsors

Corporate Tax Advisors

We are premier tax strategy consultants. Our team is comprised of highly trained and experienced tax experts. We focus on delivering cash value to our customers by assisting them in obtaining tax credits and deductions that typical CPA firms do not implement. Our mission is to build awareness and educate companies about several common tax incentives. These include research & development tax credits, section 179D energy credits, tangible property regulations, and cost segregation.

Silver Sponsors


Planifi products have been built from the ground up to help A/E firms make better decisions. For too long, you have been forced to rely on tools that are clunky, unreliable, or just downright un-useable. We are here to change that for good. Visual, intuitive, and flexible – Planifi products are optimized for A/E operations and practices. Award-winning Architectural and Engineering firms use our software to stay informed and make better decisions. Outpace the competition and see a better future with Planifi.

Matheson Advisors

Matheson Advisors is a corporate finance advisory firm providing a broad range of services including business valuations, ownership transition planning, mergers and acquisitions consulting, and other financial advisory services for architecture, engineering, environmental and construction firms. They offer the technical expertise of larger investment banks, combined with the personal service and relationship orientation of a smaller boutique advisory firm. They are committed to the success of their clients, value their client relationships, and strive to earn the role of “trusted advisor” for years to come. They help clients think long-term about their firm’s strategy and how to add value to shareholders. Matheson Financial Advisors combines corporate finance expertise with A/E/C and Environmental Consulting industry specialization, leading to greater success for their clients.


Grassi & Co., the 70th largest firm in the U.S., is a premier professional service organization specializing in accounting, auditing, tax, technology, and business consulting services. Grassi & Co. has offices in Manhattan, Long Island, Westchester County, NY, and Park Ridge, NJ as well as internationally through its association with Moore Stephens International.

Grassi & Co. specializes in professional services for the Not-for-Profit, Construction, Architecture & Engineering, Financial Services, Private Equity, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Distribution, Retail, Technology, Media & Telecommunication, Transportation, Energy & Natural Resources, and Healthcare industries, among others.

“Hearing how other firms have implemented fixes to issues was interesting and inspiring.”