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Appetite for Construction

John Mesenbrink, Tim Ward

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Mechanical Hub Media's John Mesenbrink and Tim Ward turn up the volume as hosts of this weekly Appetite for Construction podcast. The chat fest digs deep into the building trades industry, and features interviews with industry professionals and a variety of irrelevant, fun stuff that we hope you will enjoy. Trust us, we are just two regular guys with lots of thoughts, ideas and opinions. #construction #trades #tradetalk #plumbing #mechanicalsystems #buildingtrades #hvac #heatingandcooling
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Send us a Text Message. We caught up with the incredibly busy Nick Hotujec, owner of Cheddars Plumbing, Pittsburgh. With his wife to give birth any minute during the podcast, Nick talks about running a very successful plumbing business, while teaching an apprentice the ropes. Oh and he's a successful social media ambassador, having just been involv…
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Send us a Text Message. On this Friday Shorty, the guys discuss the most searched jobs in Illinois, favorite cereals as a kid, and yes, Shazam, the song-identifying app. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow…
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Send us a Text Message. We talk with our good friend, Mike Prencavage Jr., owner, The Family Plumber, Los Alamitos, Calif., about jobsite safety and PHCC CONNECT in Birmingham, Ala. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don'…
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Send us a Text Message. On this Friday Shorty, topics include D-Day, a recent trip to a Hammerhead Roadshow in St. Louis, sex-craved cicadas, the worst rated fast food and men's mental health. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mech…
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Send us a Text Message. No, this isn't a new revolutionary bicycle, although wouldn't that be cool? The boys talk with Pat Lando, Recode and John Lansing, CPD, PAE about urine recycling and circular sanitation. In other words, using your pee for agricultural use. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the App…
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Send us a Text Message. This is as political as we'll get, but we briefly talk about the candidates, puppies and fishing. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow Plumbing Perspective IG @plumbing_perspective F…
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Send us a Text Message. This week the boys talk about the current state and the future of wholesaling with Katie Poehling Seymour, President & CEO, First Supply, Madison, Wis. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forg…
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Send us a Text Message. As we near the Memorial Day weekend, and kick off the start of summer, let's not lose sight of what the day represents. On this Friday Shorty, the boys talk about the remembering those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, and Tim talks about his service. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite…
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Send us a Text Message. The guys talk with Eric Girouard, founder and CEO of Brunt, a fast-growing workwear brand known for its innovative and durable boots and apparel. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget abo…
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Send us a Text Message. On this Friday shorty, John talks about his recent trip to Scottsdale, AZ, and some takeaways from the Emerging Water Technology Symposium, and a driverless car? Take a listen. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with …
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Send us a Text Message. No, it's not a football term. It may be time to write a whole new chapter in your crisis emergency playbook with the emerging AI technology and deepfakes that could put your company, and your reputation, in peril. The boys talk to Josh Weiss, president of 10to1 PR, about this emerging concern, and what to do about it. PERC, …
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Send us a Text Message. On this Friday Bonus edition, the boys go inside the numbers of plumbing wages and opportunity. They also briefly talk about water heater and heat pump shipment numbers, and the results may shock you. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the othe…
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Send us a Text Message. The boys catch up with good friend Dain Hansen, Executive Vice President, Government Relations, the IAPMO Group. We talk upcoming election, infrastructure money, electrification, water initiatives and a typical day in the life for Dain. According to Dain, even the thinnest pancake has two sides. Okayeeee. PERC, the Propane E…
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Send us a Text Message. On today's Friday bonus episode, the boys talk about being happy, getting stoned, deepfakes, the Kentucky Derby, and a tool named Patrick. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the …
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Send us a Text Message. This week, we revisit the important and topical subject of job site theft. Two Chicagoland plumbing company owners, John Baethke, Baethke Plumbing and Kelly Castrogiovanni, Terry Plumbing Co., are joined by Matt Buckley, Director of Public Safety for the Village of Riverside, Illinois, and S.J. Peters, executive director, PC…
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Send us a Text Message. This week the boys head north to the valley of the apples—which, by the way, we find out has neither valleys nor apples—to talk with Daniel Worm, CPD, Portfolio Application Manager for Uponor North America. We talk kitting services, new acquisitions, and how Uponor creates products and services that make contractors generall…
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Send us a Text Message. Houston-area home inspector Matt Brading (@texas.edge.inspect on Instagram) joins Tim and John as they talk about how cool his job really is and breaking the stigma of home inspection through social media. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at …
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Send us a Text Message. The guys catch up on this Friday bonus podcast to talk about luck vs. hard work and play money. Click play. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow Plumbing Perspective IG @plumbing_per…
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Send us a Text Message. To the podcast, that is. Brent Ridley comes back to the show to talk about Miracle Mechanical, getting involved at trade shows, everything he is up to lately, and we get his views on social influencing. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any…
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Send us a Text Message. When the 12-year-old daughter of Craig Childress said how proud of him she was of all of his hard work, especially for winning both the plumbing and HVAC championships of the ServiceTitan Elite Trades Championship Series, it made it all worth it for Craig. We talk to him about the entire Elite Trades process. PERC, the Propa…
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Send us a Text Message. Why are condensate neutralizers so important? Tim and John talk condensate neutralizers with Kyle Emmons, President of JJM Alkaline Technologies—a leading designer and manufacturer of acidic condensate neutralizer products for the heating and plumbing industries—about just that. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council…
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Send us a Text Message. This week the boys are joined by Spencer Brown of Pfister Faucets as they travel to Charleston, S.C. to talk with Chelsea Meissner of Survivor and Southern Charm fame. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channel…
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Send us a Text Message. Tim and John discuss the unenviable talk of end of life processes. Tim breaks out the Death File. We also talk about other lighthearted stuff as we get deep into leftovers and NFL free agency and the NCAA tournament. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forge…
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Send us a Text Message. The boys talk with Nicholas Dimitruk and Catherine Chapman, co-founders of BitRip. What is BitRip? Well, it's a free app that seamlessly tracks any type of physical asset using pre-printed BR Code labels. BitRip easily integrates with existing software workflows, and each code stores any data and tracks every scanned locatio…
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Send us a Text Message. Running into social media friends at industry trade shows is a trip, but having them on your podcast? On this Friday episode, John talks with Keith McGillivary, MPS, McGillivary's Plumbing Services about last week's Builder's Show, getting started in the industry, and life in Maine. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Cou…
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Send us a Text Message. This week John talks with Don Deschenes and Devynn Thompson (who are brother and sister, by the way) about job site theft and a company rebrand. Don, owner of Live Oak Plumbing Co., Flower Mound, Texas, talks about some recent thefts from the back of his truck, and Devynn, owner, Thompson Family Plumbing, Ariz. and Calif., t…
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Send us a Text Message. Friend of the podcast, Jon Block, LH Block Electrical, guest hosts this episode as we talk about how the business runs if one of the brothers is sick or out of the office for awhile. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact…
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Send us a Text Message. "What would life be like without our industry?" asks Mike Bellaman, President and CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The boys talk workforce development, worker choice, meritocracy, technology, 2024 outlook, and a bit of Mike's playing time with the Cleveland Indians. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Counc…
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Send us a Text Message. Rando convo alert! The boys talk tornadoes, the cost of electricity in certain states, and the state of Alaska. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow Plumbing Perspective IG @plumbing…
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Send us a Text Message. As the boys ramp up for the IBS/KBIS show next week, they discuss garbage disposers with Eric Schultz, Director Product Management - Advanced Disposers, InSinkErator. The guys talk about why disposers are necessary, the latest innovations, sustainability, and is it disposer or disposal? For information, www.insinkeratorforpr…
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Send us a Text Message. On this episode of the Friday Shorty, Tim and John talk about words that are completely overused in conversation, Super Bowl ads and streaming sites taking over sports coverage. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with…
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Send us a Text Message. "If You Can Dream It, You Can Build It." This week the boys talk connectivity with Chris Tomeno, Eastern Water Sales Leader at Resideo. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow Plumbing …
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Send us a Text Message. While Tim recovers from COVID, the boys talk about the Super Bowl, betting on the game, and who they are rooting for. Some mindless Friday fun. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow P…
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Send us a Text Message. The boys continue with their AHR podcasts with four separate interviews starting with good friends Lesley McGlenen and Alan Carlson; followed by Dan Moffroid and Dustin Gregoire, Bosch; Bryan Cordell, PERC; and Catherine Chapman and Barry Campbell, BitRip. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your fav…
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Send us a Text Message. Heat pumps, heat pumps and more heat pumps. We keep hearing about the push for electrification but are we moving too fast? Is the infrastructure in place to keep up? Is it economically responsible to limit the choices on fuel? We discuss with our good friend Bob Baker, Baker Plumbing, north of the border. Subscribe to the Ap…
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Send us a Text Message. Our first of two episodes recorded from the Podcast Pavilion at AHR, Tim & John talk tankless with Jason Fleming, Noritz, heat pumps with Bo DeAngelo, Anesi Comfort, and Mountain Dew (and plumbing & hydronics) with our good friend Cody Mack, Caleffi. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite …
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Send us a Text Message. On this Friday Shorty bonus podcast, the boys wrap up the series of podcasts from HQ in Milwaukee. Guests include Cody Mack, Mary Olson, and a special appearance from Greg Tubbs. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact wit…
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Send us a Text Message. Tim & John continue to champion for the trades and this week they talk with Kate Cinnamo, Executive Director, Explore the Trades. Founded in 2005, Explore The Trades is committed to developing the next generation of skilled tradespeople by changing the perception of the trades. The organization creates awareness of the trade…
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Send us a Text Message. Tim & John recant stories of their very first trade shows some 20 years ago. Mani pedis anyone? Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow Plumbing Perspective IG @plumbing_perspective Fol…
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Send us a Text Message. As we get ready for AHR next week in Chicago, one product that caught our eye at last year's show was Navien's NPF Series Condensing Hydronic Furnace. Tim & John catch up with Ken Ely, Navien's HVAC and Channel Product Manager. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and …
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Send us a Text Message. The boys bring back good friend Jon Block, LH Block Electric Co., Inc., to talk about working in inclement weather, his kick ass new work van setup, and a shout out to his brother, who we forgot to mention on John's last appearance. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels…
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Send us a Text Message. Tim & John talk with Rooter-Hero owner John Akhoian about his interesting journey into the trades and his path to success, and he shares his thoughts on owning the largest privately-held plumbing contractor in California. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to the Appetite for Construc…
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Send us a Text Message. Straight from Italy, Caleffi's Claudio Ardizzoia discusses his work on the AngleMix thermostatic mixing valve (TMV). Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow Plumbing Perspective IG @plu…
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Send us a Text Message. This week the boys talk with Rich Camacho, CEO and Co-Founder of BlueRecruit. BlueRecruit is based in Raleigh NC and they match blue collar skilled workers to hiring companies based on experience and certifications desired by the hiring company. PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at www.propane.com Subscribe to t…
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Send us a Text Message. We continue our series of Caleffi podcasts from its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis. We talk with the new boss, Tina Gullickson. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow Pl…
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Send us a Text Message. Fresh off of our visit to ServiceTitan's Pantheon event in Orlando, John and Tim talk with Anmol Bahsin, Chief Technical Officer, ServiceTitan about the advantages of the ServiceTitan platform, and how we can position our business better through Artificial Intelligence (AI). PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council at …
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Send us a Text Message. Our good friend gets ready to say farewell, or until next time, that is. Mark Olson talks about his retirement from Caleffi North America, and the legacy he is leaving behind. We'll miss you! Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to…
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Send us a Text Message. As Laars Heating Systems Company celebrates its 75-year anniversary in 2023, the boys talk with Domingo Mohedano, vice president and general manager, and Chuck O'Donnell, director of marketing, about the company's success over the years, the company culture, the ability to adapt in an ever-changing regulatory landscape and t…
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Send us a Text Message. What's that song that every time you hear it you have to sing along? Tim & John reveal some of their faves. Subscribe to the Appetite for Construction podcast at any of your favorite streaming channels and don't forget about the other ways to interact with the Mechanical Hub Team! Follow Plumbing Perspective IG @plumbing_per…
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Send us a Text Message. This week the boys go behind the scenes of Episode 4, Season 5 of the American Plumber Stories' Influence-HER. We follow the story of Daphne Ziegenfus of Deluxe Plumbing, and we talk with Daphne's boss, Larry Shoemaker and Ken Midgett—the coach—and former instructor at the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI). PERC, th…
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