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Tools of the Trade

Tradecraft Industries “Tools of the Trade”

Here at Tradecraft Industries, our mission is help design/construction craftsmen achieve their professional goals in the industry. Whether you’re in high school, enrolled or fresh out of post-secondary education and want to find a good position, have a skill and want to start your own business, or you’re rapidly growing your business – we have the resources to . It all starts with community and education. The best way to learn is to do, Tc is the place to start, grow, and prosper in this industry.
Tools of the Trade is the educational component of Tradecraft Industries. It was built by business owners, for business owners in construction. There are a few different ways you can get involved now and many more options that will be coming in the near future!

Upcoming Events

Stay up to date with the latest events happening at Tradecraft!  Click here to see the most current list of up coming events!

Tc Talks

Lead Based Paint Safety and Upcoming Changes in Colorado

Stop by Monday June 5th, from 4 – 5:30pm where Daniel Schrader of Lead Safe Testing will be discussing the changes The City and County of Denver are about to adopt  in their permitting process requiring contractors to have additional responsibilities related to lead-based paint. One lucky attendee will win a free dinner at Morton’s!! Be in the know before the changes take place to ensure. You don’t want to miss this one!  RSVP to

Real Estate IRAs – Taking tax free money and investing it in Real Estate

Stop by Monday June 12th, from 4 – 5:30pm and meet Jennifer Pfeifer of New Direction IRA and learn more about how to grow your portfolio in Denver’s booming real estate market and beyond!  RSVP to to reserve your space today; you won’t want to miss this investment growth opportunity!

Member Resources

Denver Green Building Meetup Group

This is a group for anyone wanting to learn more about durable, healthy, high quality, and energy efficient construction. The organizers, from Emu Systems, have an international work background and specialize in the international Passive House standard. However we will touch on subjects that apply to all aspects of what the market refers to as “green building”.

Featured Classes

Boot Strap your Business Series

This will be a weekly Friday afternoon class from 5-7pm that will concentrate on business formation, planning and growth.  We’ll bring in the experts to help form your LLC, set up your accounting, answer questions for licensing and anything else to get you up and running the right way.  Starting a business can be daunting, we’re here to lead you through step by step.  


Class Schedule:

  • June 2nd – Accounting and Taxes with Dennis Johanningmeier of DJJCPA
  • June 9th – Employees and Independent Contractors / OASIS with Patricia Gorman of BBSI
  • June 16th – Marketing and Branding with Alec Tremaine and Sean Carroll of Defy Marketing
  • June 23rd – Contract Law with Liz Spencer
  • June 30th – 4th of July Holiday Weekend (No Class)
  • July 7th – Estimates, Project Management, and Invoicing with Tradecrafts own Bryce Ballew
  • July 14th – Insurance and Bonding with David Hite
  • July 24th – Warranty, Closeout,  Goals, Habits, and Graduation with Bryce Ballew
Estimating: Divisions 1 – 16

This class series will teach the basics of estimating through the 16 construction divisions.  We’ll cover quantity take-off’s, scope review, bidding and scheduling necessary to land projects and learn from others.  Also included with this class is the software training necessary to assemble and track your estimates.  Laptop with Excel is required, rentals available upon inquiry.


Class Schedule:

  • June 3 – Earthwork, Utilities, and Demolition
  • June 10 – Division 3 & 4 – Concrete, Reinforcement, and Masonary
  • June 17 – Division 5 – Structural and Decorative Metals
  • June 24 – Division 6 – Woods and Plastics
  • July 1 – Division 7 – Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • July 8 – HOLIDAY (No Class)
  • July 15 – Division 8 – Doors and Windows
  • July 22 – Division 9 & 10 – Finishes and Specialties
  • July 29 – Division 15 – Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire
  • July 29 – Division 16 – Electrical, Lighting, and Low Voltage (Graduation Event)

Sign up to stay up to date with all our most current educational classes!

Any of these classes are free for members of Tradecraft. If you are not a member you are still more than welcome to come and invite others! You can sign up here for more information and class fees. Ultimately, you get out of Tools of the Trades what you put in. We value hard work above all and it’s up to you to invest in yourself and the future of your business, we are simply here to make that choice as easy as possible.