Annual Convention & Trade Show

Plan to join us on October 26 & 27, 2017

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

600 La Torretta Blvd
MontgomeryTX 77356


Hotel WebSite

Hotel Reservations

Call by 10/2/17 for TBFAA Rate of $148 per night for Suites $128 for Golf Cottage

Call 936-448-3024
Book Hotel Room Online

Download a Resort Map

Register for the Show Golf or a Booth Online

Click Here for List of Booths Sold

For More Information Contact

Brad Shipp – 877-908-2322     Email
Mary Edmonson 713.799.3022 Email
Kelly Ryan – 210-491-3400      Email

Join Us for the TBFAA Golf Event on October 25, 2017

The Golf Club of La Torretta

In April of 2007, Jeffrey D. Blume  was commissioned to re-design the golf course at La Torretta in order for it to better complement the other resort activities being offered at the resort. Keeping in mind the vision of making this one of the finest resort golf experiences in Lake Conroe and the Houston marketplace, the course was softened with the addition of several risk reward holes as well.  The original hole corridors were maintained playing near the banks of Lake Conroe, but the original front and back nines were reversed and new green complexes installed for a more consistent putting surface and truer roll.  Today La Torretta represents the best public access course in the area with an enjoyable, very playable experience for resort guests, members and general public.  The 18-hole championship course also has a full practice range and and putting green.


  • Greens – Tifdwarf Bermudagrass
  • Fairways – Tifway 419 Bermudagrass
  • Tees –Tifway 419 Bermudagrass
  • Rough – Tifway 419 with Pine Straw Beds

Click Here For More Info on the Course 

Schedule of Events

Day & TimeEventLocationDescription
WEDNESDAY 10/25/17
Noon-6pm GolfThe Golf Club at La Torretta12:00pm Lunch–1:00 shotgun start
7pmGolf Awards DinnerVenice
3-5pmNESA Board MeetingLarisa
THURSDAY 10/26/17
7am-2pm Registration Cannes
7:30-9amOpening Networking Breakfast VeniceMeet and greet your fellow attendees
10-1pmExhibitor SetupVersailles Ballroom
8:30-9:20amClassifying Employees LegallyParisMitch Reitman, Reitman Consulting Group, Inc
8:30-9:20amHarnessing Millennials: Market and WorkforceIbizaAaron Thomas, DMP - Adjusting business development and growth to keep intrusion and home automation technology in the professional business model. Learning to attract and work with the growing "Millennial" workforce.
8:30-9:20amSecuring Your Future with Home Automation and Kwikset - TBDVigoTyler Kockler, Spectrum Brands - This course will review industry trends and provide valuable understanding as to how you can introduce user friendly Z-Wave technologies such as connected door locks into the home. We will discuss promoting system usage to increase customer retention, while providing the total security solution.
9:30-10:20amTBFAA Legislative UpdatesParisChris Russell, TBFAA Legislative Chair & Dean McWilliams, TBFAA Lobbyist - Updates will be given on Legislation.
9:30-10:20amVideo Best PracticesIbizaJordon Brown - Arkansas Alarm & Security Association - Learn best practices. What to look at. What to respond to. How to decide if the image really shows a crime.
9:30-10:20amAdvantages of Wireless for Commercial SecurityVigoThis course is designed to introduce wireless commercial security opportunities to security dealers and integrators interested in expanding their portfolios. The class will begin with an overview of the state of wireless technology for commercial security, why it makes good business sense and the various applications within the industry. Attendees will learn how to quote, specify and integrate a wireless installation from start to finish and how to use a survey kit to confirm/measure their wireless system decisions.
10:30-11:20amFire UpdatesParisState Fire Marshal’s office
10:30-11:20amAsk the AttorneyIbizaWade Hayden - Hayden & Cunningham, PLLC - Have you ever had the desire to sit in a room with an attorney and ask them all of the burning legal questions you were afraid to ask? This session provides you with that opportunity. Attorney Hayden will facilitate an open legal forum and answer all your legal questions. Don’t miss out on this huge member benefit.
10:30-11:20amInsurance & Risk Management – How to Stop Being a Victim of the Insurance Game & Take Back Control of Your Costs VigoJosh Marvel, Consolidated Insurance Center, Inc. – Review carriers in the market and carriers exiting the market. Explore what makes up a Texas workers comp rate and why is it important to know? Learn to set yourself up for long tern success with automobile risk management and ask about any general liability coverage concerns.
11:30am-12:20pmTBFAA Membership MeetingParisTBFAA will hold elections, vote on bylaws changes, members can ask questions and awards will be presented to TBFAA Leaders. All are welcome.
11:30am-12:20pmNetworking Basics For Security TechnologyVigo
12:30- 2pmNetworking Lunch VeniceNetwork with your fellow attendees.
2-3pmPrivate Security and Code UpdatesParisRyan Garcia, Assistant Manager Licensing and Registration Service, Regulatory Services Division, Texas Department of Public Safety
2-3pmSWIFT Class, Be Limitless with Wireless Ibiza Randy Reyna, Honeywell – Explore how The Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology (SWIFT™) commercial wireless fire alarm solutions can protect challenging applications and high-cost installations. Detectors and modules seamlessly integrate with new and existing fire alarm systems from Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI and NOTIFIER.
2-3pmIntroduction to Numera and Libris Personal Emergency Response SystemsVigoRick Campbell - Nortek - As the population ages this is a more important technology and fits in the wheelhouse of Security Alarm dealers that are used to sell and monitor the product.
3-4pmIndustry RoundtableParisHear from Major Industry CEO’s on trends in our industry
4-6pmTBFAA Trade ShowVersailles BallroomSee the latest tech and make new contacts and catch up with established ones.
6-7pmPresidents Networking ReceptionAtriumMeet and greet your fellow attendees
7-9pmTBFAA Roast & Toast DinnerVeniceJoin us to honor and roast ???? - it is sure to be a unique and unforgettable evening.
9pm-MidnightNo Host PartyBar & PoolSometimes the informal networking it the best networking.
FRIDAY 10/27/17
7:30-9amNetworking BreakfastVeniceMeet and greet your fellow attendees
9-9:50amNational Electrical Code ParisSam Pieczynski, Southwest Dispatch Center
9-10:20amDeath to Phone Lines? Now What? VigoWhitney Crahen, F.A.C.T.S., LLC, will moderate a panel of manufacturers. - Learn why new communications between the protected premise and the supervising station have been added to fire codes. Explore new code requirements. Discuss the challenges with the alternative communications technologies.
10-10:50amEthicsParisKelly Ryan, Dispatch Center
10:30-11:50amDealing with HarveyVigoRoundtable with dealers, suppliers and monitoring stations on how they dealt with and are dealing with the impact of the storm.
11am-11:50amJumping into the FireParis Whitney Crahen, F.A.C.T.S., LLC - Explore the State’s Statute & Rules, learn what it takes to become a registered firm, who needs a license and what type of fire alarm work can be done with certain licenses.
Noon-2pmTBFAA Board MeetingCannes