Aug. 31, 2021

EP 35: Leveling Up

EP 35: Leveling Up

Join us for a conversation with custom home builder Andrew Black and learn how his quest to find a better way to run his business led to 500% growth, multiple offices, and a team that’s never been happier.


Join us for a conversation with custom home builder Andrew Black and learn how his quest to find a better way to run his business led to 500% growth, multiple offices, and a team that’s never been happier. We’ve featured other members of his team in Episode 21 & Episode 26 so thought it was time to talk to the guy who started it all. We were worried that he’d start feeling left out.

Show highlights include:

  • Why focusing more on operations rather than production is the key ingredient to growing a successful business (3:09) 
  • The weird way growing too fast can bankrupt your business (10:41) 
  • How elevating your project managers to owners prevents them from bailing on your company for something else (and helps you keep your sanity as your grow) (18:32) 
  • The “Incubator Secret” that attracts the best builders to your team
  • Constantly finding ways to improve in every aspect of the business (22:13)
  • Truthfully it’s not that hard to have high revenue. What’s hard is to have an NOI at the end of the year that's positive (30:34)
  • How your operations are the difference between a 7 or 8% NOI and a 0% NOI (even if you’re a multi-million dollar business) (31:14) 

If you’d like to get in touch with Andrew you can email him at andrew.black@alairhomes.com or send him a DM on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alairhomesforesthill/ 

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