Builder Nuggets

January 24, 2023

Ep 108: Single Source of Truth

Higharc is a homebuilding automation platform that helps builders sell, build, permit, and estimate their homes. Truly unique, this is a centralized model where changes are made in real time. Our guest today is Abe Drechsler, who shares how Higharc...

January 17, 2023

Ep 107: Be Pro Be Proud

Perception of the building industry is important to the overall health of the industry. What if young people were taught that the trades can offer a great salary? That they’re cutting-edge, exciting, and cool? Our guest, Tim Minton talks about how...

January 10, 2023

Ep 106: The Only Guy With His Hand Up

Giving back to the building industry can be done in many ways. Teaching what you know, donating your time and expertise, and creating projects that build community are all ways our guest today has chosen to give back. David Belman is a builder,...

January 03, 2023

Ep 105: Addressing Mental Health

The building and remodeling industry has long avoided focusing on the mental health of its workforce. Often swept under the rug, there is a staggering number of suicide rates within our ranks, and thankfully it’s becoming a broader cultural priority...

December 27, 2022

Ep 104: Best of 2022

In this episode, we take a look back through Season 2 of The Builder Nuggets Podcast. Which episodes were listeners' top picks? Which episodes were most memorable for hosts Duane Johns and Dave Young? Tune in to help us relive the best moments of 2022...

December 20, 2022

Ep 103: Avoiding the Triangle of Distrust

The remodeling industry is booming and our guest today shares how his company has capitalized on the demand. David Pollard has previously earned a coveted spot on ProRemodeler’s 40 Under 40 list, and now he’s focused on sharing his expertise with...

December 13, 2022

Ep 102: Moving From Red to Green

There’s a struggle with every business owner that the passion and hours they put into their business is not always rewarded with more free time or profit. This often stems from not having the proper systems in place, and a lack of...

December 06, 2022

Ep 101: What Makes You Different?

Marketing can often seem like an unnecessary expense to a small business. As your business grows, marketing becomes more important, and our guest today reframes the conversation around marketing as the best investment you can make in your growth....

November 29, 2022

Ep 100: Without a Plan

We’re taught that failure is something to avoid at all costs, but our guest today is an example that trying and failing is just part of the learning process on your way to success. Meet Jeremy Delk, a serial entrepreneur and self-proclaimed industry...

November 22, 2022

Ep 99: Speaking the Same Language

Anyone who’s been in the construction industry long enough knows that there can be a disconnect between architects and builders. Often this comes from a lack of education, communication, and differing expectations. Our guest, Jacob Brillhart, is an...

November 15, 2022

Ep 98: Let’s Talk About Addiction

098: Let’s Talk About Addiction with Brandee Izquierdo   The stigma of addiction is crippling our industry. There needs to be a path out of it. Our guest today is Dr. Brandee Izquierdo, a prior construction worker who has dealt with addiction...

November 08, 2022

Ep 97: Avoiding Self Sabotage

097: Avoiding Self Sabotage with Andrew Wagner   Creating a custom design build company is an undertaking. Running it with the goal of building great relationships with clients and changing the way the local industry culture operates is another...

November 01, 2022

Ep 96: Do Hard Things

**Trigger Warning** This piece briefly discusses suicide and suicidal ideation, and some people might find it disturbing. If you or someone you know is suicidal, please, contact your physician, go to your local ER, or call the suicide prevention...

October 25, 2022

Ep 95: Starving for Knowledge

The economy is shifting, and buying a home is becoming more difficult not just because of rising interest rates. Regulation, antiquated processes, and red tape have caused the home building process to become so expensive that building affordable...

October 18, 2022

EP 94: The Pro Remodeler Perspective

Erika Mosse is a mother, a journalist, a speaker, and a facilitator who works diligently to champion small businesses and women in the trades.

October 11, 2022

EP 93: Keep It Simple

Building a business takes discipline, determination and a vision for the future. Matt Livingston shares his history as an entrepreneur across several different fields and what continues to drive him.

October 04, 2022

EP 92: Putting Yourself Out There

Susan & Paul Kadilak are a power couple that place their emphasis on authenticity and creative solutions. Their ability to market their businesses with transparency and personality has given them a growing following on social media which has led to some amazing opportunities.

September 27, 2022

EP 91: The Flying V

Warren Barry is an award-winning pioneer in the field of human resources who studies the implications of counterintuitive work environments on individuals and organizations. Warren brings insights to employees, employers, and human resource professionals alike which leads to harmony, productivity, and profitability.

September 20, 2022

EP 90: Growth Through Diversity

Casting a wider net while focusing on a diverse culture can be a catalyst to grow a company. Buchanan Construction has achieved success over the last decade by combining the knowledge of their team to provide a broad range of services for their clients.

September 13, 2022

EP 89: Winners Find a Way

Trent Clark is no stranger to winning. He has three WORLD SERIES rings as a coach. He is the Founder of and Courage Coach LLC and is dedicated to empowering people to reach their goals.

September 06, 2022

EP 88: Robbing Peter

The residential construction industry is on the back side of the current business cycle. With a tightening market and softening demand you need to ensure you will have enough cash to cover jobs without relying on a Line Of Credit.

August 30, 2022

EP 87: Speak Easy and Thrive

Conversations have the power to inspire, engage-and even entertain. From late night talk show hosts to award-winning podcasters, great conversationalists can move an audience to laughter or tears, action or stillness.

August 23, 2022

EP 86: Earning Your Stripes

This fourth generation builder has done things the right way for a long time. That’s not to say they haven't made mistakes. Through trial and error they have become one of the most sought after and respected builders in their market.

August 16, 2022

EP 85: Ask More Questions

Brad Leavitt is our guest on this episode. He is President and Founder of “A Finer Touch Construction” - a Scottsdale based luxury residential and commercial builder.