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29 minutes | a year ago
How To Earn Extra Money From Home As A Contractor
3 Ways that a contractor can earn some extra cash from home using the knowledge and experience he already has.
28 minutes | a year ago
10 Tips For Contractors Stuck In Quarantine
I've been thinking a lot about all that we've been going through the past few weeks. And I've been thinking a lot about the contracting industry. So I recorded 10 Tips to help you as a contractor make the most of this time, if you feel stuck in quarantine. I hope this message helps! Please share!
47 minutes | a year ago
Peter Akguc started his career as trader on wall street after pursuing a degree in finance. But the stress of the job lead to an unhealthily lifestyle. He transitioned into real estate and construction as the economy was rebounding from the financial crisis. The skills he gained on wall street helped him take great calculated risk in real estate investing. He said that once he started doing building projects on the side, he was much happier out there on the job site than he was managing projects on Wall Street. But the biggest question he faced concerning whether to switch careers, was this, "Can I support my family?" He decided he could, and took the plunge. Here is his story...
56 minutes | a year ago
Adam McKinnon from Utah is a stair builder who’s seen every kind of staircase there is. After a shortage of work, he started working as a subcontractor to grow his business. He found a small niche and networked with other contractors to grow and his business. You will be inspired by this episode!
40 minutes | a year ago
In this episode, Justin MacDonald, an electrical contractor from Nova Scotia talks how to price jobs, and the importance of properly estimating jobs. Also, he discusses scheduling when it comes to project management and staying small to maximize efficiency.
61 minutes | a year ago
In this episode you will hear the story of Brady Johanson and how he built his award winning custom home business. @bradycoltcustomhomes
50 minutes | a year ago
How To Find Your Unique Voice And Market Yourself In The Local Community
Kayle Sickler joins us from Settlement Post and Beam which specializes in building solid post frame structures. Sickler, shares how he develop a sales and marketing acumen while working at his family’s business. He learned more about the craft from his dad and is now helping grow their company through online marketing, pay-per-click advertising and branding. This episode has lots of great marketing tips inside!
64 minutes | a year ago
Have A Passion To Educate Yourself And Continually Improve Your Business
Early on Dan Devol went to work for Appalachian Forest Products. Then he went to work for a finish carpenter. At 21 he bought and rebuilt a house and then sold it. He made $40K on it. Then after that he bought a lot and built his first house from scratch. This was just the beginning of a fulfilling career building high-end custom homes!
53 minutes | a year ago
Stick To Your Values And Get The Job Done Right
Drawing early influence from both his grandfather and father, Sam Pabich would incorporate the family’s commercial construction company Pabich Homes in 2016. Sam credits his Dad for helping jump start their company and fine tune their business using his background and over 4 decades experience in the construction industry. In this episode Sam shares practical advice and tips that help him to successfully operate and market their business day in and day out.
60 minutes | a year ago
Just Find Out What People Want And Give It To Them
Connor Crook is the owner of Diamondback Toolbelts. After spending 30 years practicing law, Crook purchased Diamondback Toolbelts after leaving his corporate job. He would go on to turn the company around and transform it into a profitable business.
64 minutes | 2 years ago
How To Quit Your Job And Go On Your Own Successfully
In this episode Michael Kaestner shares entrepreneurial wisdom and practical advice that highlights the importance of getting started early, networking, and coming out strong with a well-defined business plan.
79 minutes | 2 years ago
Be Yourself – How Being Vulnerable and Transparent Leads to Deeper Connections and Builds Better Relationships
The best advice given to Spencer came from his wife. It was leading up to him giving a talk at conference, and he was struggling knowing what to say, since he felt like his business had failed in the national recession. He was concerned about having people judge him for his story. But his wife encouraged him, and said, “Be Yourself.” She told him to just go out there and be himself. To be vulnerable and tell the truth. So he did. And that advice has stuck with him over and over and over again since then. He often tells himself, to just “Be Yourself.” Spencer Padgett now works for Co Construct as Builder In Residence. But he didn't always work here. He has developed hundreds of acres of land, and built multimillion dollar homes...and. much more. Here is his story...
65 minutes | 2 years ago
How To Create A Signature Look And Differentiate Your Brand
Today on the show, Mark King of Infinite Decks shares his advice for finding and hiring employees, giving raises, filtering client inquiries, and creating an effective call forwarding system. He also shares the importance of customer reviews and how to acquire them.
71 minutes | 2 years ago
If You Are Getting Every Job You Bid You Are Charging Too Little
Jon Beer, a professional artist turned contractor, shares tips and incites for building and running a successful contracting business. Unlike most contractors, Jon never went to school or had close family members to teach him the trade. In this episode, he shares his non-traditional journey to starting his Jon Beer Contracting.
65 minutes | 2 years ago
Building Is A Business Of Relationships
Gabrielle Bieber co-founded Madison Builders around the belief that “homes are not just a container for your life, but rather an extension and an expression of oneself.” In this episode, Gabrielle shares how she and her husband started and grew their contracting business and why they made the decision to focus on building custom homes. contractor podcast, construction podcast, builder podcast, remodeler podcast, architecture podcast
71 minutes | 2 years ago
How To Design Homes With Timeless Architecture
Tony Frazier is a home designer with a passion for timeless architecture.But what is timeless architecture. That is a question that we asked Tony, and then spent quite a bit of time discussing. PLUS many more tips and insights concerning entrepreneurship and running a good business.
72 minutes | 2 years ago
How To Get Subs and General Contractors To Work Well Together
Adam Wilson the founder of Icon Tile in California dropped out of high school and started working as a tile apprentice. Working closely with his boss, and also a part-time job at Whole Foods Market, he’d come to learn and develop business skills that can be attributed to running and growing his own successful tile company. Listen all the way through and BE INSPIRED!!!
80 minutes | 2 years ago
Get Control Of Your Numbers And Your Business Will Improve
Stacy Eakman is the founder of Eakman Construction Company in Seattle which specializes in large scale remodels and custom homes. In this episode, Stacy tells his story, gives insight into how he runs his business, and speaks on the importance of “percent complete” accounting to get control of your numbers.
63 minutes | 2 years ago
Building Relationships Is The Key To a Strong Business
Growing up, Christopher Quinn could be found working with his grandparents on various home renovations. He is now the managing partner at Apex Projects in Connecticut with his friend Brian Hyla. In this episode, he talks work life balance, the importance of networking, and shares various marketing tactics he’s currently using to grow his business.
63 minutes | 2 years ago
How To Build A Company Bigger Than Yourself
Jeff Pell has been in construction all of his life. After college, he’d move back home and start working his Uncle on various job sites. His passion for creating high-end luxury homes would prompt him to start Sky House Company in North Carolina. In this episode, he explains the importance of increasing exposure on multiple platforms so you can “say 'no' more than you say 'yes.'” And how to setup systems to help you streamline your vision and business.
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