Builder Nuggets

April 19, 2022

EP 68: Great Brands

A brand is an intangible marketing or business concept that helps people identify a company, product, or individual. People often confuse brands with things like logos, slogans, or other recognizable marks. We dive into what these intangible parts are and the impact they have.

April 12, 2022

EP 67: 2022 State of the Industry

Our guest on this episode is Russ Stephens, the co-founder of the Association of Professional Builders (APB) which is a leading business coaching company dedicated to improving the residential construction industry for both builders and consumers....

April 05, 2022

EP 66: Multiplicity

Have you ever wished you could clone yourself? A virtual assistant allows you to get more things done in less time. Think of a VA as an additional member of your team that is laser focused on helping you get your tasks done. Show highlights include: ...

March 29, 2022

EP 65: Inflation is an Opportunity

Inflation is upon us, and probably here to stay. You can look at this as a negative or see it as an opportunity. It’s all about how you position your business for the future. Join us for a conversation with Spencer Powel from Builder Funnel Academy.

March 22, 2022

EP 64: More Storytelling, Less Reporting

People want to do business with People. What types of things are you doing in your business, or for your team, that could be shared with others? Join us for a conversation with returning guest Pamela Durkin as she urges all of us to do more.

March 15, 2022

EP 63: Embracing Technology

Time is money. Paul Kowalski explains why you should embrace technology to improve your business and elevate our industry.

March 08, 2022

EP 62: Diversity is Undeniable

Building the workforce of the future is difficult. Everyone knows the struggles faced by the construction industry when it comes to finding skilled trades or hiring employees. Join us for a conversation with Christi Powell and Judy Dinelle.

March 01, 2022

EP 61: The Booth Interview

Duane Johns sits down with Nick Schiffer from NS Builders for a live interview from the show floor at the 2022 International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.

February 22, 2022

EP 60: Unstuck Yourself

Being an entrepreneur can be a grind. Mike Malatesta learned this the hard way. He endured tragedy and failure - then shifted. Now a best-selling author - he’s on a mission to help other business owners get unstuck.

February 15, 2022

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.

February 08, 2022

EP 58: Recruiting Myths 4, 5 & 6

Everyone’s competing for talent, but who’s doing it right? Well, our guests on this episode certainly are. These guys have cracked to code on how to reach top construction professionals all across North America. We’re back with Ed and Paul.

February 01, 2022

EP 57: Pressure is a Privilege

If you are building a business you have undoubtedly felt the pressure, but that pressure is an opportunity to create more for yourself and the people around you.

January 25, 2022

EP 56: Mark Doesn’t Smile Enough

Mark Neave from NSM Construction has gone on a 20 year journey to uncover his recipe for success. At times that journey was a grind when he couldn’t  muscle through. He figured out that “Showing Up” was always a great starting point.

January 18, 2022

EP 55: See the Investment Not the Cost

The most difficult thing to overcome is the inherent competition in the world of building businesses. Justin Breen dives into the secrets behind having a collaborative mindset and how you should only spend time and energy with people who get it.

January 11, 2022

EP 54: Hungry, Humble & Smart

Building a successful business takes time and effort but it can provide you the freedom to pursue other things. Sean Sullivan started out as a remodeler and subcontractor and used the Japanese concept of Kaizen to continuously improve himself, his team, and transform his business.

January 04, 2022

EP 53: The People Plan

Most of us, at some point, have lost valuable team members. Our guest this week is a familiar voice, and he's going to explain the change in mindset that's needed to hold onto the people you already have.

December 28, 2021

EP 52: Best of 2021

Thank all of you so much for being a part of our first year! Before we kick off a new season we have one last show to do for 2021. Let's take a look back at what has been most popular with our listeners, and hear a few of our favorites as well.

December 21, 2021

EP 51: Share What You Learn

It’s not what can you get but what can you give? When you're passionate about what you do it shows and giving back is one of the best ways to Level Up!

December 14, 2021

EP 50: Recruiting Myth #3 (We Can Do It Ourselves)

In part 3 of our 6 part series on the Myths of Recruiting Ed Earl and Paul Sanneman explain why setting up systems that can be run by others who specialize in those systems can save you money and help you become more efficient.

December 07, 2021

EP 49: Recruiting Myth #2 (Employees are Expensive)

In part 2 of our 6 part series on the Myths of Recruiting we tackle why believing employees are expensive is a very short-sighted way of looking at things. If you're hiring the right people, they should be more than paying for themselves.

November 30, 2021

EP 48: Recruiting Myth #1 (Only Recruit When You Need Someone)

It’s one of the biggest topics in the industry today. How to find good people. Everyone’s competing for talent, but who’s doing it right? Well, our guests on this episode certainly are. This is part 1 of a 6 part series on recruiting.

November 23, 2021

EP 47: Virtual Assistants are Superheroes

An easy and affordable way to remove chaos from your business is to engage the services of a VA (Virtual Assistant). Stop being overwhelmed by the volume of work left undone in your business. Remote team members can help your organization climb...

November 16, 2021

EP 46: Building Your Funnel

Spencer Powell has proven his expertise in helping hundreds of builders, remodelers, and contractors in the USA and Canada turn their websites into lead generating machines that work 24/7

November 09, 2021

EP 45: A Builders Journey

From the beginning this builder/remodeler had the end in mind. Build a well respected, highly successful business that would become a valuable asset with an exit strategy. The problem was he wasn’t sure how to do it?