John & Vicki LaPlant

Keynote Speaker

Blood, Sweat, Tears & Soul (50 x 2 years of reflection)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | 2:15PM

John and Vicki LaPlant will make you laugh, cry and learn from their 100 years of experiences in the heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical contractor industry. You will leave this key note feeling inspired, motivated and ready to implement what they believe to be the most critical elements of business success. Finally, they will end with what in their experience and beliefs is the most critical element of being successful in your business. And it is not understanding your numbers!

About John & Vicki LaPlant

John LaPlant has worked in the hvac and plumbing contracting industry for over 50 years. After graduating with a Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa, he worked in a number of positions with Lennox Industries including director of quality for Lennox. He received the distinguished Servant Leader award from Service Roundtable in 2012.
Experience:

  • 49 years in the HVAC / Plumbing Industry as of 2021
  • Director of Technical Training for Lennox Industries
  • Territory Sales Manager for Lennox Industries
  • Director of Strategic Planning for Lennox Industries
  • Co-Owner of Vital Learning Experiences focused on providing training & consulting in Contracting Industry
  • Business Coach & Mentor for Service Nation
  • Joseph Groh Foundation Board MemberAwards
  • Servant Leader Award from Service Roundtable in 2012

After graduating from Dallas Baptist University, Vicki taught high school English for 4 years. Then she joined Lennox Industries where she worked for over 15 years, serving as Vice-President of Dealer Development and Marketing. Vicki became a member of the HVAC Hall of Fame sponsored by Contracting Business in 2017. She received the Tom McCart Consultant of the year award in 2013. And is a recipient of the distinguished Servant Leader award from Service Roundtable.
Experience:

  • 42 years in the HVAC / Plumbing Industry as of 2021
  • Vice-President of Dealer Business Advisor Program with Lennox Industries
  • Vice-President of Marketing with Lennox Industries
  • Co-Owner of Vital Learning Experiences focused on providing training & consulting in Contracting Industry
  • Business Coach & Mentor for Service Nation
  • President of the Board for the Joseph Groh Foundation from its founding
  • High School English TeacherAwards
  • Member of the HVAC Hall of Fame 2017
  • Tom McCart Consultant of the Year 2016
  • Servant Leader Award from Service Roundtable 2013

In 1995, Vicki and John La Plant co-founded Vital Learning Experiences focusing on training and consulting with contractors to make them profitable and successful. After 20 years of owning a consulting and training company specifically focused on the contracting industry, Vicki and John joined Service Nation in 2016 as business coaches and trainers. The ideas and tools that John and Vicki bring are practical and easily applied in the real world of contracting.Together Vicki and John have 100 years of HVAC industry experience working with all sizes of contractors and learning the best practices, systems and ideas from the very best.