Episodes

September 14, 2021

EP 37: Profit Series (Lean and Mean)

How do you increase profit while reducing risk? Run your business Lean and Mean. Part Two of our Profit Series looks at boosting your bottom line as we share how to scale without bulking up your overhead.

September 07, 2021

EP 36: Builders and Brews

Byron Brooks and Stefan Wright discuss the unique spin they are putting on builder events. It's a refreshing way to bring like minded builders, remodelers, architects, designers, and students together.

August 31, 2021

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.

August 24, 2021

EP 34: Perpetual Training (Part 2)

In this episode we continue our conversation with industry consultant and training expert Joe Stoddard on what all of us can do to make training a key element in our business and help build a workforce for the future.

August 17, 2021

EP 33: Perpetual Training (Part 1)

TRAINING! It’s an absolute must. With no end in sight to the high demand for housing, coupled with a tight labor pool and trade base, training will be a necessity for growth moving forward.

August 10, 2021

EP 32: Mindfully Built

Brandon Bryant from Red Tree Builders has been imagining, designing, and building eco-luxury homes for over 13 years. Join us to learn about his mindful approach to building a better home.

August 03, 2021

EP 31: Making It Happen

Our guests on this episode are true innovators with a get it done mindset. Join us for a conversation with Amy Dyer & Megen Rapp from Kohler who believe their company culture is what allows them to make things happen.

July 27, 2021

EP 30: Negotiate Like a Voss!

A few years ago we read the book Never Split the Difference and it changed how we viewed conversations. Join us for a discussion with Brandon Voss from The Black Swan Group and improve your emotional intelligence.

July 20, 2021

EP 29: Profit Series (Billable Time)

When it comes to business, profit should not be a dirty word. In fact, profit is one of the key elements of success and essential if you want to create financial freedom for yourself and others.

July 13, 2021

EP 28: Working With Realtors

How do we turn the general adversarial relationship between builders and realtors into a two way street of collaboration and trust? In this episode our guest Kimberley Mackey shares real world solutions for just this.

July 06, 2021

EP 27: Who's Leading Your Business?

We all want to achieve personal and financial freedom through our business but it's not possible without really strong leadership. That leads us to this episode’s topic. Who should be leading your business?

June 29, 2021

EP 26: Best Month Ever

The inspiration for this episode came from an email. A simple note from our guest, a Project Manager on the path to ownership, to the owners of his company. It’s one of those messages that as a business owner you hope to receive.

June 22, 2021

EP 25: Be the Pig in a Dog Show (Part 2)

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...

June 15, 2021

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

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...

June 08, 2021

EP 23: It's Complicated

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

June 01, 2021

EP 22: The Roaring 20's

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...

May 25, 2021

EP 21: Building From Barbados

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.

May 18, 2021

EP 20: The 5 Disciplines

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 Contractors”. Since 1989 he has taken the stage at the International Builder Show to share his wisdom on business management for homebuilders.