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28 minutes | Dec 30, 2022
Concrete Garb Highlights 2022
For the first time ever, the Garb brings you some of our highlights of 2022. Happy New Year!
51 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
Episode 61: Sarah Bryan, Women's Association of Concrete Professionals
Today, the garb brings you Sarah Bryan, Executive Vice President of Slurry Monster. Slurry Monster is the only dedicated, end-to-end slurry management company in the world, who can help you implement safe, efficient, and compliant methods of waste treatment. In addition, Sarah is also the founder & President of the newly formed, Women's Association of Concrete Professionals. Founded in 2022 by women in the concrete construction trades, the Women's Association of Concrete Professionals (WACP) was formed to be a place for women specific to the concrete industry to find resources to better their careers and have made it their mission to become the greatest resource for women in concrete. Ladies and Gentleman, allow the Garb to introduce, Mrs Sarah Bryan, Founder & President of the Women's Association of Concrete Professionals. Website: https://www.wacponline.org World of Concrete Discount Code: A26WC Slurry Monster LLC https://slurrymonster.com/?SID=d56e34325f86a9b4088d4e7be347f1ff
39 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Episode 60: Glenn White, The Gentle Giant
Glenn White has recently become in charge of Customer Relations at ready mix concrete company here in Lincoln Nebraska. Prior to his current role, Glenn was a Ready Mix Truck Driver for 40 years and has seen the city of Lincoln develop and grow largely in part from the materials he has delivered over the past 4 decades. If you have been placing concrete in Lincoln Nebraska for any amount of time, I'm sure you have a soft spot for Mr. white. Ladies and Gentleman, allow the Garb to introduce, Mr. Glenn White, the gentle giant! YOUTUBE: A day in a life of a ready mix driver, Glenn White
32 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
Episode 59: Josh Jones, The Career Academy
Today, the garb brings you Joshua Jones. Josh is the director of The Career Academy (TCA) here in Lincoln NE since 2020. Before being TCA's director, Josh spent 3 years as TCA's coordinator. Prior to joining TCA, Jones was assistant principal at Elliott Elementary School and a special education teacher at Lincoln Southeast High School. Before joining LPS, he held numerous leadership positions with Aurora Public Schools in Colorado. The Career Academy is a joint venture between Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College. The goal of TCA is to provide academic and real world experiences to high school juniors and seniors through high school and dual credit courses in 16 different career pathways. Ladies and Gentleman, Let's "test drive your future" and allow the garb to introduce, Mr. Joshua Jones with the Career Academy!
61 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
Episode 58: Greg Mulder, ICPA/IRMCA
Today, the garb brings you Greg Mulder. Greg is the Executive Director of the Iowa Concrete Paving Association and the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Greg came to the ICPA/IRMCA in January of 2017 from the Iowa Department of Transportation, where he held many positions over the past 20 years and most recently the Director of Construction and Materials for IDOT. Greg holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and is a registered professional engineer in Iowa. He has specialized in construction administration, construction process improvements, innovations, and common sense throughout his career. Greg has helped the Iowa become a national leader in e-Construction and started the e-Ticketing program while at the DOT. Ladies and Gentleman, allow the garb to introduce, Mr. Greg Mulder with Iowa Concrete Paving Association and the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association, otherwise known as the "Concrete State"! Special Thanks to our Sponsor: Stephens & Smith Construction Co., Inc. Related Links Website: https://www.concretestate.org Concrete Industry Management Programs
50 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
Episode 57: Bev Garnant, American Society of Concrete Contractors
Today, the garb brings you Bev Garnant with the American Society of Concrete Contractors. Bev is the current Executive Director for ASCC and will be retiring next month and the Garb thought it would be critical to get her story recorded. A graduate of Cornell College, Bev started her career at Widmar/Garnant & Associates in 1976, which was primarily operating in the Public Relations and Publicity sector. In 2003, she made her final career move to ASCC as their Executive Director. The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of concrete contractors and those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Ladies and Gentleman, allow the garb to introduce, Mrs. Beverly Garnant, American Society of Concrete Contractors.
58 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Episode 56: Andrew Schellpeper, Murray Custom Homes
Today, the Garb brings you Andrew Schellpeper with Murray Custom Homes. Andrew is a project manager for Murray Custom Homes and his job is to keep projects moving along efficiently. Keeping in direct contact with subcontractors regarding scheduling and payment. After the building process, Andrew works with the homeowners to ensure warranty items are addressed in a timely fashion. I was first introduced to Andrew 5 years ago through the Home Builders Association of Lincoln, otherwise known as HBAL. We have both been active members of HBAL and their committees such as Careers in Construction. A committee dedicated to increasing awareness of construction careers. Ladies and Gentleman, allow the garb to introduce, Mr. Andrew Schellpeper with Murray Custom Homes! Let's do this!
35 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
Concrete Garb EP 55: Steve Turner, Bring Back the Trades
Today, the garb brings you Steve Turner. Steve is the owner and operator of Turner Upholstery since 1989 and has recently founded the organization, "Bring Back the Trades". Bring Back the Trades is a New Hampshire based non profit organization who is dedicated to promoting and educating the public on the need for skilled trade professionals. Particularly, Bring back the trades's mission is to change the mindset of the education system and its perception of the need for skilled trades. Bring Back the Trades Website Bring Back the Trades Facebook Bring Back the Trades LinkedIn Bring Back the Trades Instragram
46 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
Episode 54: Jason Ells, Custom Concrete
Today, the garb brings you Jason Ells. Jason is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development and is responsible for developing strategic sales and marketing. Jason is also the current VP for the Concrete Foundation Association, which supports the cast-in-place foundation contractor as the voice and recognized authority for the residential concrete industry. His approach to business is “Take care of people and people will take care of you”! I met Jason a couple years ago through a mutual colleague, Jim Baty, with the Concrete Foundation Association. I recently stumbled on a podcast interview with Jason titled "Destination Employer" via the "Be Worth Following" podcast. Thirty minutes later, I was begging Mr. Ells to join me on the garb. In this episode, we will touch on company culture, leadership, and what it means to be a "Destination employer". Let's do this!
58 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Episode 53: Sheila O'Connor, AGC Nebraska Building Chapter
Today, Concrete Garb brings you Sheila O'Connor, Executive Director with the AGC Nebraska Building Chapter. Prior to AGC Nebraska Building Chapter, she was the VP & Interim President for the Nebraska Trucking Association where she developed programs for member recruitment and retention, enhanced the image of the Association and its members, and created opportunities for membership networking and education. She also has experience with academia as she spent nearly a decade at Metropolitan community college in the public affairs office working to develop, design, plan and implement communications, marketing and outreach program for Metro. I would also like to add she worked as the Director of Events and conferencing for Midland Lutheran College, as well as, Sales development manager for Lincoln/Lancster County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ladies and Gentleman, allow the garb to introduce, Mrs. Sheila O'Connor aka your Chief Curiosity Correspondent.
57 minutes | May 5, 2022
Episode 52: Steve Clasen & Mark Bruhnzel
Well, It's Construction Safety Week Garb fans! Today, the garb is going to keep this theme of safety by sitting down with our two Omaha Safety Coordinators, Mr. Steve Clasen and Mr. Mark Bruhnzel to finish off this week. Steve Clasen is a Military Veteran with 28+ years of experience in the United States Army. Steve possesses a comprehensive background in personnel and operations management derived from conducting domestic and global operations in the United States, Germany, Somalia, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. He also possesses extensive knowledge in coaching, logistics and performance metrics. Steve also is the recipient of multiple awards for outstanding performance and professionalism. Mark Bruhnzel has a construction background with 32 years of Masonry experience in and around Minnesota running jobs and managing crews. Mark has exceptional communication skills with proven results in communicating with diverse types of people of all backgrounds and educations levels. Before joining Stephens and Smith, Mark worked at the Mayo Clinic Campus as their Mason Foreman, overseeing maintenance, repair and remodeling of 28+ buildings. Ladies and Gentlemen allow me to introduce Mr. Steve Clasen aka Safety Steve and Mr. Mark Bruhnzel aka ModRate Mark. Let's do this!
54 minutes | May 2, 2022
Concrete Garb EP 51: Joe Whiteman, American Society of Concrete Contractors
Today the garb brings you Joseph Whiteman. Joe is the Director of Safety Services for the American Society of Concrete Contractors and brings over 17 years of safety experience gathered from working for Turner Construction (largest domestic contractor in the United States as of 2020) and Morley Construction (specialty concrete contractor). Joseph joined ASCC full time in the fall of 2019 to help implement one of ASCC’s goals in having the safest concrete contractors in the industry! Joseph received an Associate of Science degree in Environmental Technology - Occupational Health and Safety and holds both the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Mr. Whiteman also served as a scout team leader with Alpha company fourth light armored reconnaissance battalion, United States marine core. He received the National Defense medal, received the Presidential Unit Citation along with receiving the Purple Heart. Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce Joe Whiteman, with The American Society of Concrete Contractors! Let's do this! #ConstructionSafetyWeek #ConstrucitonSafetyWeek2022 WWW.ASCConline.org
45 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Concrete Garb EP 50: Lance Jordan, from Cop to Concrete
Dear Concrete Nation, Today, the garb brings you Lance Jordan. Lance retired from Stephens & Smith at the end of 2021 with 43 years of hard work and dedication. I can attest that Lance went from a work-a-holic, to being fortunate enough to spend his retirement with his wife and especially his grandkids. Lance was the Vice President of the Omaha Foundation Division at Stephens & Smith Construction Company. He is a past chairman of the board for Stephens & Smith Construction, past board member for the concrete foundation association, and he was awarded the CFA "Contractor of the Year" in 2012. Let's do this!
85 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Episode 49: Dave Swanson, Concrete Advocate
Today the garb brings you Dave Swanson. Dave is the current Director of Business Development at Metro Pavers in Iowa City Iowa. His main expertise is with the cement as he has spent the last 20 years in sales and marketing in the cement industry. Dave has been a personal friend and colleague of mine since 2006. His passion for our people as well as our product is unmatched by most. Allow me to introduce, Dave Swanson. A true concrete advocate and construction enthusiast with a passion for people!
48 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
Episode 48: Tyler Ley, Concrete Cowboy
Today the Garb brings you Dr. Tyler Ley. Tyler has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of structural concrete and concrete materials. He is currently a professor at Oklahoma state university but he as also worked as design consultant and contractor. He has won nearly every award our industry has to offer with my favorite being his recognition as one of the Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry by Concrete Construction Magazine in 2019. He is very active with the American Concrete Institute as a voting member on numerous committees. His YouTube has over 6 million views. People. What else can I say? Ladies and gentlemen, Concrete Garb presents Dr. Tyler Ley, a true Concrete Cowboy from Oklahoma State University, lets do this!
39 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Episode 47: Tim Hostettler, Concrete Industry Management
Today the Garb brings you Mr. Tim Hostettler. Tim is the Program Director for the newly formed Concrete Industry Management Program at South Dakota State University, which is one of 5 universities in the nation where you can earn a bachelors degree in Concrete! Construction Industry Management students gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the concrete industry, its production techniques and construction applications through typical classroom-style learning, as well as hands-on experience through an array of internship opportunities. As of 2020, there are nearly 500 students pursuing degrees in CIM and more than 1,300 have graduated from the program since its inception in 1996. Now, what makes Tim such a good fit to be the program director of this newly developed program at SDSU? Tim is a testament to his own success as he is a CIM graduate himself as he received his Masters Degree in Concrete Industry Management at Middle Tennessee State University and has also taught in the CIM program for 9 years at Chico State University. Concrete Industry Management www.concretedegree.com SDSU CIM Program https://www.sdstate.edu/programs/undergraduate/concrete-industry-management-bs Contact Info: Timothy Hostettler Program Director/Associate Professor of Practice Concrete Industry Management Program Construction & Operations Mgmnt Solberg Hall 115B, Box 2223 Brookings, SD 57007 P: (605) 688-6998 www.sdstate.edu
66 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Episode 46: Randall Jantzen, Leadership Resources
Today, the Garb brings you Randall Jantzen, Director of Market Growth at Leadership Resources. Randall has over a decade of experience in corporate and customer relationships, office and team management, and building connections with the community. As Director of Market Growth, he helps leaders and businesses realize their potential through strategic planning and leadership development. Grab your headphones and let's grab some Garb!
59 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Episode 45: Will Mattingly, Mattingly Concrete Co.
Today the garb brings you Will Mattingly. Will is the President of MATTINGLY CONCRETE INC. which was FOUNDED IN 1987. Based in Indianapolis Indiana, Mattingly Concrete Serves Central Indiana, Southern Ohio, and Northeast Kentucky and they specialize in residential and light commercial concrete services. Will Mattingly, is a 2nd generation concrete professional who caught my attention when I ran across a group called the "flatwork kings", which is a concrete consulting group for the concrete tradesman. Anyone who is a friend of concrete tradesmen is a friend of mine! Let's do this! Mattingly Concrete Company Flatwork Kings Matermind Event
51 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
Episode 44: Larry Hagner, The Dad Edge
Today, the Garb brings you Mr. Larry Hagner. Larry is the founder of "The Dad Edge". The Dad Edge empowers men to create legendary marriages, create epic connections with our kids, master our personal finances, optimize our health, and become a leader within their family. I first was introduced to Larry at the dad edge when I ran across his podcast. I started hearing about ways to become a better, stronger, and a happier version of myself. It wasn't but a couple months later I subscribed to the Dad Edge Alliance, which is a group of currently 650 likeminded men who are all striving to be better fathers, better husbands, and better stewards of their community. Lets do this and let's live legendary!
52 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Episode 43: Jeff Coleman, "Cracking" the Case for Concrete!
Today, the Garb brings you a construction attorney, Jeff Coleman with Coleman & Erickson, LLC out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jeff has been a colleague of mine for about a decade. He focuses his practice on construction law, professional liability defense, concrete construction and general business law. But that's not all! Another fun fact about Mr. Coleman is that he has been a licensed structural engineer since 1977. Which makes my man dangerous to anyone who challenges Jeff in the courtroom. I've known Mr. Coleman more for his knowledge and experience in the area of concrete construction, Coleman is the author of Legal Issues in Concrete Construction (1st and 2nd editions). Which I have both signed copies! He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute. In order for an industry professional to be an ACI Fellow, they must have outstanding contributions to the production or use or design or construction of concrete. In other words they must have made an impact on the industry. A Fellow is also required to have made significant contributions to ACI through volunteering to committees and/or their local chapters. This type of recognition does not happen overnight. Did I mention he served as the president of the American Concrete Institute in 2020/21? Ladies and gentlemen, Concrete Garb presents an authority of concrete construction law and respected leader in the concrete community, Mr. Jeff Coleman.
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