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On this episode we dive in with Herb Sargent, President and CEO of Sargent Corporation, known for their heavy civil construction work across seven states in the Northeast. Episode Summary: Exploring Sargent Corporation Transition to Employee Ownership Investing in People and Development Utilizing Podcasting for Company Growth Future Outlook and Per…
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College wasn't for Justin. His father was a builder and he found himself in Arizona building everything from kidney bean pools, shark tanks, and monster pools to keep the desert residents cool. On this episode we discuss more about: What motivated him to specialize in pools Lessons from another plumber in 2008 What qualities separate good builders …
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7 Ways Sell On Value Not Price. We break down 7 topics in the episode and how it's worked for TJ Snowdon in his business. Communicate well. Communicate often. Be responsive. Take initiative. Get organized. Build systems. Show up. Be confident in your work. But don't be cocky. Look the part. Be professional. Make sure you're qualifying your client. …
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American Pavement started with humble beginnings. It is a family-run business that prides itself on hard work, branding, and elevating the paving industry. In this episode, we chat with Matt Stanley, one of the four sons, about the family's history and the vision behind starting and growing the well-respected movement, Raised On Blacktop. In this e…
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We did something new. We brought on a listener to share how the podcast has positively impacted them. Here are some things Lucas said during this episode: "Yes, recommend 10/10. Listen to the podcast. Take in as much content as you can. It has been phenomenal." "Taking those points from the podcast and like morphing it into... what can this do for …
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Tune in to hear from Schannon Yodice & Chris Ortega on how they build the That Tile Chick brand. In this episode you'll hear: Changing careers Starting a new life and business in a brand new city Using social media to grow their tile installation business & That Tile Chick Overcoming the struggles of being a woman in a male-dominated industry And t…
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In this episode, we dig into some powerful topics including: Recovery and becoming the best version of yourself (a true transformation story) The importance of second chances and being a second chance employer Leadership advice for building culture and empowering employees And Keith's experience of completing a 100 mile ultra marathon 1) Keith shar…
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In construction, your people make or break you. This is a no-BS episode... Tune in to learn more about how to: Solve your people problems Get the field and office/HR to work together Stop losing money on jobs Run a kickass meeting Eric Anderton (aka Construction Genius) joins us on the podcast. He's a trusted leadership advisor, executive mentor an…
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Like war stories? You'll enjoy this episode. Taking over a business went south for this twenty-something year old builder. $400,000 in the red. Tune in to hear how this builder fought his way back to building a multi-million dollar business within 4 years. In this episode you hear us talk about: * Hire a lawyer and get your contracts squared away *…
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Have you ever felt like... You're taking on more work but you feel stuck You're growing revenue but you're not actually making more money You're great at your craft but lack some confidence on the business side Then you're going to want to listen to this episode. (Read below on how to win a 1-hour coaching consultation with Shawn Van Dyke -- Value:…
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In this episode, we unpack current market conditions with a leading housing and real estate expert John Burns, CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting. ⁠ Questions we address: ⁠ How’s housing and construction doing across the board?⁠ Which types of projects are being most effected? ⁠ What impact are we seeing on consumer trends and products?⁠ And …
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10 years ago, BJ was a completely different person. He's sober, learning from the best mentors and coaches, and is rising the ranks in his market by creating local allies with other businesses and competitors in his market. BJ credits his success to his mentors and coaches. He wouldn't be where he is today without asking for help and applying his l…
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This isn't his first rodeo. He's been through it before. Jamie Verdura (Owner/General Contractor) will give you some insights into how he's thinking about a recession and which opportunities may surface. In the episode we talk about: when to self-perform, saying yes or no to work, hiring more labor, motivating your team, and his overall perspective…
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Building a company through two downturns and crossing 30 years in business is no cake walk. Jeff Sweenor, owner of Sweenor Builders, talks about his upbringing working in his family's chocolate business, getting his start in construction with no experience, and remaining disciplined when it comes to building the best projects and the best business.…
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When is the right time to hire, scale, and start operating like a real business? Working in the business versus working on the business is a big difference. Tune in to learn from Tom Reber (The Contractor Fight), a former contractor turned construction business coach, on when it's the right time to break away from being a craftsman and start operat…
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A career in construction is something that never crossed Jason's mind. He was obsessed with becoming a musician. An opportunity presented itself and he never looked back. Now he's found more success in construction than he ever imagined. In this episode, Jason Pietruszka from JJP Construction shares: His journey from being a musician, working in a …
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Murray Kruger (Kruger Construction) ⁠is more than just a content machine will millions of followers. He's a father. Business owner. ⁠Car enthusiast. ⁠And a lot more. ⁠ ⁠ He's had many defining moments that have shaped his life. ⁠ ⁠ In this episode he shares...⁠ ⁠ How he manages his work ethic and when to rest when burnout is lurking. ⁠ ⁠ What it's …
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Office job not for you? You're not alone. Kyle Stumpenhorst (RR Buildings) started off studying Computer Science, found himself unhappy clocking in at an office job, and chose to pivot his career into post frame construction and has never looked back. Tune in to hear about Kyle's journey, growing a massive following on social media, what he plans t…
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Nate Bowman and Rush Kane are hopping in their rigs to tour the United States to create modern welders. It starts with teaching the next generation the fundamentals and upskilling our nation's instructors. Tune in as we dive in with Nate Bowman to learn about this bada** welding tour. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Avai…
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Cash is king in this industry. We dive in with Zaid Rahman, CEO of Flexbase, to talk about how they are creating a better system and platform for helping contractors get better access to capital, stay alive, and create a better business. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Available on iPhone and Android Connect with us on..…
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Tune in to hear why Jon Lefebre from Select Builders prefers being a bag-on contractor. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Available on iPhone and Android Connect with us on... 👷‍♂️ Jon Lefebre (Guest) Select Builders Website His Instagram 👷‍♂️ Matt (Co-Host) His Hammr Handle: @matt His YouTube His Instagram 👷‍♂️ Brek (Co-H…
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How many times have you heard..."I don't want to train them because they're just going to leave." There's some truth here. You don't have a workforce forever. Marcus Gores thinks about building a construction company differently than most... Some folks may want to stay with Gores Construction forever, great, they will be trained. Some folks may wan…
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We hop on to talk to Lydia Crowder about dropping out of college and pursuing a career in drywall. As a woman in construction, she's overcome the odds and shares some insights to running her business, training the next gen, and the art of showing up. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Available on iPhone and Android Connect…
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We hop on with Kevin Martinez, an apprentice (almost J-Man) electrician based out of San Diego. He tried everything, college, working valet, Ashley's Furniture store, and Party City. ⁠ ⁠ Life unfortunately brought some challenging circumstances and he came back stronger and more hungry than ever. ⁠ ⁠ Kevin is an inspiration to many of us to keep pu…
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Hear from a carpenter, GC, podcaster, book writer and much more. Tune in to hear how Mike has navigated his career and his learnings along the way. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Available on iPhone and Android Connect with us on... 👷‍♂️ Mike Knoche (Guest) His Hammr Handle: @mikeknoche His Instagram 👷‍♂️ Matt (Co-Host)…
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From banging beams as a union ironworker, to helping the next generation melt steel, we hop on with Jason Becker from Ark Junkies Podcast to talk about his journey and building up the next generation of welders. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Available on iPhone and Android Connect with us on... 👷‍♀️ Jason Becker (Guest…
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On this episode we chat with Hugh Seaton. A seasoned professional in the construction technology space. Construction Technology -- Some think robots, smartphones or drones flying. Hugh Seaton joins us to set the record straight on the state of construction technology. It's misconceptions and the opportunities technology can create for people in the…
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On this episode we chat with Kristina Mahler, from Steel Toe Consulting & Crew Collab, about women in construction and what we can do to build a more diverse workforce. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Available on iPhone and Android Connect with us on... 👷‍♀️ Kristina Mahler (Guest) On LinkedIn On Instagram Learn more at…
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On this episode, we chat with Leger Stecker and Steve Baum from The Brewer Companies on how they started Brewer Craftsman Academy -- A fast-track plumbing program where students are getting paid to learn. Give this episode a listen to learn about how Arizona's top plumber is investing and training their next generation workforce. Learn more at: The…
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On this episode, we chat with Jeff Harvey on how he's went about building and retaining one hell of a dream team, how he identifies eager talent, how he develops his team and the things he's doing to invest in the next gen at George Brown College. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Available on iPhone and Android Connect wi…
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We dive into what it's been like for next gen tradesman, Ed Mack, to navigate the construction industry. From skipping college, joining the military to taking over and expanding the family business and to building his own house on the weekends. For any next gen tradesmen or tradeswomen, this is a great episode to gain an insight to how much success…
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On this episode, we're jumping in with Johnny Savage, an estimator based out of California, on what it's like to be an estimator, how the field and office can work better together and what he's doing to bring younger trades into the industry. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Available on iPhone and Android Connect with us…
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We sit down and talk with Sean Collinsgru about how to stick to your company's vision, avoid the contractor rat race and how building jobsite morale has enabled Sean Collinsgru to craft a more profitable business, retain great employees and have a lot of fun while building. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Available on iP…
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This is the bonus, Part 2, episode on Mental Health and Substance Abuse with Garrett Davis. We expand on key signs and behaviors of closet addiction and the success sobriety has brought to Garrett, his business, his family and his relationship with his wife. If you or someone you know is ever going through an issue with substance abuse, or thoughts…
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We sit down and talk with Garrett Davis about overcoming substance abuse, changing his life for the better and how we can do better as an industry to address mental health in construction. If you or someone you know is ever going through an issue with substance abuse, or thoughts of suicide 1-800-662-4357 is a hotline to get help. For more informat…
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We sit down and talk with Jarod Coffman, a 19 year old trade, to talk about what it's been like working as a next gen lead carpenter and working with the older generation. And how the next generation can better work with the veteran's of the industry. 🔨 Podcast Powered by Hammr 📱 The app build for the trades - Available on iPhone and Android Connec…
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We sit down and talk with Jordan Smith about online learning in the construction industry. Find out how Jordan and the crew from MT Copeland are working to revamp online learning to become more engaging, entertaining and effective. With the impact of COVID and a retiring workforce underway, we get some insights to how online learning can help bridg…
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We sit down and chat with Ernie Villarino of Ernerbrand! Find out how a union carpenter turned his concept into a reality, making one of the raddest hammers on the market. With 20 years in the industry, it's nice to hear the difference in Pro-Union vs. Non-Union, how a youngster can get into the industry, and what the benefits will be. 🔨 Podcast Po…
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On Episode 3 of the Bred to Build Podcast, we hop on with Byron Schmidt, Red Seal Carpenter, to learn about his turn from sales to the trades, what most people's parents and school advisors get wrong about construction careers and what we can do about it. We discuss how chasing a desk job isn't the only measure of success. Tune in to dive into Byro…
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On Episode 2 of the Bred to Build Podcast, we hop on with TJ Snowdon, owner of Snowdon Construction based in British Columbia, to learn about the importance of camaraderie in the trades, influencing the next generation and building with Cross-Laminated Timber. Tune in as we get all the details! Have someone you'd like to recommend for the podcast? …
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We hop on with Connor Crook, owner of Diamondback Toolbelts to talk about how his creativity and social media marketing took his company from an average tool belt company, to one with a cult-like following. His ups and downs, buying out the company, everything that came with his journey from a lawyer to owning one of the best toolbelt companies in …
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