Feb. 15, 2022

EP 59: A Business Owner that Builds

EP 59: A Business Owner that Builds

Founders of construction and remodeling companies will tell you there are many different roads to starting a business. This week we hear how a self-taught sub-contractor transitioned to building a growing home remodeling company.


Founders of construction and remodeling companies will tell you there are many different roads to starting a business. This week we hear how a self-taught sub-contractor transitioned to building a growing home remodeling company - and the difficult choice he made of building his business, instead of building for it. In the midst of launching a third company branch, Ken Combs sits down to talk us through his past mistakes and the bumpy road to scaling a successful business.

Show highlights include:

  • The counterintuitive reason building your business the wrong way is the fastest way to build it right (1:52) 
  • How to find former executives to mentor you for free (9:24) 
  • Why a “businessman who builds” makes more money, has less headaches, and enjoys more free time than a “builder with a business” (11:57) 
  • The “Predictive Analysis” process for scaling your construction business in the future (without sacrificing your current workload) (17:24) 
  • Why you already have the business processes that can double your construction company this year (26:24) 
  • How being the dumbest person in your company gives you an unfair advantage (29:13) 

If you want to connect with Ken, you can email him at ken@cqchome.com

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