The Builder Nuggets community is comprised of successful industry leaders like yourself. Award winning builders, remodelers, business coaches, industry experts, and fellow podcasters have come together to share their secrets of success. Our mission is to build better businesses, build better lifestyles, and to build freedom for ourselves and others. We do this by focusing on collaboration over competition.

Hosts Duane Johns and Dave Young invite you to experience the life changing breakthroughs that have helped hundreds of contractors like you build better lives.

Recent Episodes

EP 42: What’s a Fractional CFO?

Oct. 19, 2021

Guest Michael Stier discusses the benefits of a fractional CFO (and fractional other titles for that matter) that can help you propel your business forward without having to add someone to your staff full time.

EP 41: Why Can't I Find Good People?

Oct. 12, 2021

Business owners across all industries are struggling to find talented people. Why is this? You have to take a look at yourself first and ask what makes you attractive to the workforce.

EP 40: The Business Lifecycle

Oct. 5, 2021

The success, or failure, of any organization depends on its ability to meet the challenges presented by growth and change. But in order to do this you need to know where your company is in the business lifecycle.

EP 39: Accountability

Sept. 28, 2021

If two people are accountable no one is accountable. Roles and responsibilities have to be clearly defined. Our guest on this episode has personally helped many in the Builder Nuggets community. In Episode 13 he gave an over…

Recent Blog Posts

I'll Just Do It Myself

The title of this post contains the words that will stifle growth and leave you in the weeds forever. For many builders and remodelers these words come p…

I Don’t Have Time For That

When it's time to implement some change the most common excuse I hear from builders and remodelers is “I don’t have time for that”. It …

Keeping It Simple

The title says it all, and the quotes below speak volumes, so I'm going to keep this post as simple as I can.     You need to reduce …

About the Hosts

Duane Johns

Builder | Remodeler | Coach | Consultant

Duane has been dedicated to elevating professionalism in the construction industry for over 25 years. He believes the key ingredients to success are continual learning, strategic planning, collaboration with like minded peers and the elimination of egos. If you fail to do these things the industry will reduce you to a commodity and leave you alone on an island!

He entered the construction industry over 30 years ago working on oceanfront estates in The Hamptons on Long Island, New York. After honing his skills and being involved in all aspects of high end custom construction, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1996 and started a general contracting business with Roger Ketchum and the two achieved success right away, winning industry awards and earning rave reviews from clients. That relationship continues today.

• Builder and Remodeler
• Regional Developer for Alair Homes
• HBA of Charlotte Board Member (Current)
• NARI/Charlotte Board Member 1999 - 2012
• HBA of Lake Norman Board Member HBA 2002 to 2014
• Remodelers Chair LKN HBA from 2008 to 2012
• Vistage Member 2014 to 2016

When he is not talking shop you will most likely find him outdoors. He and his family love to travel, hike, explore, and discover new places and new things. Enjoy life by living in the moment and try not to take yourself too seriously!

Be sure to listen to Episode 01 to learn more about Duane and the story behind Builder Nuggets.

Dave Young

Connector | Coach | Consultant

Dave is an innovator who loves to challenge the traditional way of thinking. Having previously been involved with launching new technologies for Construction and Real Estate professionals, Dave turned his focus to the Custom Contracting community in 2013.

In his capacity as Regional Developer for multiple Alair Homes regions in North America, Dave gets the opportunity to collaborate with top business owners, leaders, and project managers as they strive to find a better way to grow dynamic businesses with less chaos.

Dave’s mission is to get you off the hamster wheel and unlock your true potential. He wants to put you on the path of scaling a business that you can run from anywhere in the world with a team that is committed and empowered.

When not cooking up new ways to optimize growth, Dave loves playing hockey and spending time with his wife and three daughters. Their favorite places to relax and explore are Muskoka, Canada and the Exuma Cays, Bahamas.

Dave’s biggest nugget of advice to anyone looking to create a better life through their business:

Stop looking at new concepts from the standpoint of “What will they do for me?”. Instead, learn about them, understand them, and challenge yourself with “What could I achieve with this?”

Be sure to listen to Episode 01 to learn more about Dave and the story behind Builder Nuggets.

Duane Johns & Dave Young are here to help! 

Duane is a builder, remodeler and industry consultant, and has been dedicated to elevating professionalism in the construction industry for over 25 years. Dave is a connector and an innovator who loves to challenge the traditional way of thinking.

We are a couple of entrepreneurs turned business coaches who have dedicated ourselves to helping our builder and remodeler clients create the most rewarding businesses in the industry. 

We've teamed up to help hundreds of contractors like you build better businesses and better lives. Now we've decided to open up our network and share our secrets so we can start moving the needle with you. It's collaboration over competition.

Each week, we bring together industry peers and experts who share their stories so that we can all build freedom together. 

Have a cool tip, idea for a show, or a problem that you haven’t been able to solve? Ready to implement some change in your business? Hit us up and start building freedom for you and those around you.

Contact Duane & Dave Now!