Episodes

EP 24: Be the Pig in a Dog Show (Part 1)

June 15, 2021

There is a lot of noise out there these days. Making your business stand out from the crowd is no longer a benefit, it’s a necessity. Our guest Wade Wheeler is going to share with us the elements needed to be unique in your market. Show highlights...

EP 23: It's Complicated

June 8, 2021

What are the similarities between running a design firm and running a construction company Well, it’s complicated.

EP 22: The Roaring 20's

June 1, 2021

Few young economists present their insights with the authority, accuracy, and humor that this episodes guest brings to the stage. He delivers with charm and candor, rousing and enlightening all who attend his talks. Join us as we have a conversation...

EP 21: Building From Barbados

May 25, 2021

Can you run your business from anywhere? In this episode we talk with someone that is doing just that. Evelynn Ratcliffe, business owner, is managing the operations of a $10M plus Toronto based custom home building and remodeling company from a villa in sunny Barbados during a world pandemic.

EP 20: The 5 Disciplines

May 18, 2021

Bob Whitten is one of the home building industry’s most respected financial & business management consultants and a frequent speaker to industry groups. He has conducted over 750 workshops and seminars, and is the bestselling author of the NAHB book “Building Partnerships: How to Work with Trade Co…

EP 19: Be Magnetic

May 11, 2021

Pamela Durkin has been a professional interior designer for more than 29 years. She is a past-president of ASID Florida South Chapter, served on the Board of Architecture and Design in New Jersey, and has been a speaker at the IDS Southwest Florida Conference. Join us for a conversation on how to b…

EP 18: It's a Relationship - Not a Transaction

May 4, 2021

You need to understand that business is more relational than transactional. In this episode we talk with James Pagano, Owner of Growth Coach of Charlotte. With over 30 years of business ownership experience, and various corporate positions, he is well...

EP 17: Unicorn Project Managers

April 27, 2021

Project Managers will make or break your business. We expect them to do a lot. One of the biggest challenges in our businesses is the ability to attract, train, motivate, and retain top Project Managers.  In this episode we hear from three...

EP 16: Understanding What Scares You with Michael Dauphinee

April 20, 2021

To be the leader you want to be, you first need to work on yourself. How uncovering your inner strengths (and weaknesses) can propel your team. As the leaders in our businesses we spend a lot of effort on the success and development of our team. In...

EP 15: What Is She Doing Here? with Jenny Hoffman

April 13, 2021

Guest Jenny Hoffman has a background in both architecture and construction, she founded her company, J. Hoffman Studio, in 2015 with a focus on designing and building custom modern dream homes. Not only does she design and build some pretty cool...

EP 14: 3 Week Vacation

April 6, 2021

In this episode we interview a builder who recently returned from a 3 week hunting expedition. He spent countless hours training to be able to hit one of his big bucket list items. He had no cell phone or internet access, yet, after being gone for 23...

EP 13: Vision, Traction, Healthy with David Hickman

March 30, 2021

If you want to get more traction with your business, in your life, with your team… this episode is going to get you started. Our guest is David Hickman, founder and CEO of Traction Partners.

EP 12: The Ultimate Business Model

March 23, 2021

From small custom builder to the world’s largest custom building entity, Blair McDaniel shares the vision behind the builder’s ultimate business model.

EP 11: Exit Strategy

March 16, 2021

Most builders never think about selling their business after they’ve built it. Which means they have two options: Scale it down or shut the doors.

EP 10: The Noble Builder

March 9, 2021

Nick Schiffer, owner of NS Builders, and co-host of The Modern Craftsman podcast, joins us to reveal his noble approach to building his business.

EP 09: Building a Workforce

March 2, 2021

Here’s an unfortunate truth: Building a workforce of highly qualified workers is a stressful and frustrating task. That’s the problem Darren Ash, executive director at The ROC, is trying to solve. In this episode we discuss career opportunities for todays youth and how hiring young people will not …

EP 08: The Unsolvable Problem with Jeff Smith

Feb. 23, 2021

Building high end custom homes is a tough business. You could try to do it all yourself, but that won’t scale.  So how do you expand your business without sacrificing the quality you’re known for? You have to master the art of building...

EP 07: Free Estimates Are Too Expensive with Paul Kowalski

Feb. 16, 2021

If you’ve been in the building business for any length of time, you’ve experienced the hamster wheel of free estimating. It’s become standard practice because clients have become conditioned to expect it. Actually they expect 3 of them....