World-record breaker, author, successful entrepreneur, and co-founder of 2 Hour House, Brian Conaway has been a builder his entire life – homes, relationships and now, he helps build the impossible.
A Graduate Master Builder, Brian serves as President of Conaway Homes - one of the most respected home construction firms in Tyler, Texas since 1978. His leadership has perpetuated what his father started before him, building homes that truly reflect the character of the family: solid, substantive and distinctive.
Craftsmanship is just as important to Brian as character, and it shows in the positions of leadership and the accolades he has had during his career. Brian received the Builder of the Year award in 2004, and has served as Area Vice-President of the Texas Builders Association. He was Director for the National Association of Builders and sat on the board of the Better Business Bureau. But it was his completion of a daunting building project that caught the attention of the world.
In October 2005, this “average” man, with the support of 800-plus volunteers, set a world record in Tyler, Texas. They built a 2,249 sq. ft. home - from the ground up - in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 29 seconds. This “2 Hour House” took two years of planning, highly synchronized collaboration, and benefited six local charities. Ultimately, it was the project’s strategic outcomes - uniting meaning to mission, people to purpose, and action to impact to achieve the impossible- that far exceeded everyone’s expectations and shaped Brian’s future.
The 2 Hour House served as a catalyst to pioneer new building methods, galvanized an entire community to work together, and initiated experimentation of innovative production techniques. This adventure generated breakthrough concepts, that when applied, would benefit every entrepreneur and CEO building a business.
Brian captured the key lessons from the experience by writing the 2 Hour House book. In 2007, his business partner, Jose Feliciano, transformed the 2 Hour House event into an eight-phase executive training program for business leaders across America. They also added a powerful DVD to their collection of teaching tools. The company will launch an interactive workbook and global apprenticeship program in March 2008. Their book and DVD are quickly becoming best sellers.
Jose Feliciano has been achieving the impossible for over 40 years. As the eldest of a Puerto Rican immigrant father, and French Irish mother – both deaf mutes, Jose grew up quickly. He rose above poverty and adversity to become one of the country’s most respected financial planners. In addition, he maintains a demanding schedule as a respected corporate speaker, and author of 3 books including the Amazon best-selling "2 Hour House," and his latest "Passion for Possibility."
The 2 Hour House is a 2300 square foot single family house – built in the suburbs of Tyler, which was completed in 2 hours and 52 minutes by an army of 579 volunteers. The house established a new world’s record, exceeded code, and was eventually sold to benefit a local charity.
With the groundbreaking 2 Hour House model as the foundation of his keynote addresses – Jose challenges his audiences to expand their horizons, stop thinking about the limitations in life and change their mindset from impossible to IS possible. The project also illustrates that breaking rules and breaking records is one of the essential components of success in a complex business environment. He exposes the well-worn fraud that adults can’t do what they’ve always dreamed of doing and teaches us all that everyone can change the world one event at a time.
As founder and president of Feliciano Financial Group, the highly successful 25 year old wealth management practice based in Texas, Jose has built the firm upon the characteristics he values most: honest hard work, inspiring greatness in others and connecting people to their passion. Jose graduated from American College of Financial Planning. He holds the Certified Financial Planners designation (CFP), is a member of the Institute for Certified Financial Planners (ICFP), Chartered Financial Consultants (ChFC), and Certified Life Underwriter (CLU).
He is the co-founder of the 2 Hour House Company, a group focused on teaching people and organizations how to re-engage the can-do spirit and achieve the impossible. He has written 3 books, including the Amazon #1 best seller 2 Hour House and Passion for Possibility.
As a speaker, Jose shares his uplifting story with a diversity of clients around the world. Inspiring his audiences to build their own ‘impossible’ he recounts his life experiences and the heart-warming 2 Hour House Story, its impact on the 579 craftsmen that participated, the community and now, the world. Jose’s story forever alters our limited view of the human spirit’s ability to overcome all odds and achieve anything.
The 2Hour House is a remarkable example of how we can all learn to turn an impossible to an IS possible! Innovation, creative thinking, and break-thru strategies for managing our lives is the core of this exciting new program.
With his creativity, realization, and vision of what IS possible, Brian Conaway was able to plan and execute the construction of a 2300 square foot house from the ground up, in an unbelievable 2 hours and 52 minutes -- while exceeding all local building code requirements, and setting a new world record. By using many of the techniques now detailed in 2Hour House, Brian succeed by simply refusing to accept the obvious fact that no one can build a house in a little over two hours.
The 2Hour House is the ultimate event based, project management process – designed to change our understanding and acceptance of existing leadership, teambuilding, management expectation. It shifts the global mindset from ordinary to extraordinary, and inspires us to begin breaking the rules, so we can all break records in our business and personal lives.
Breaking rules and breaking records. Changing the mindset from impossible to IS-possible!
Breaking Rules & Breaking Records.
Changing the mindset from impossible to IS-possible!
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