Builder Nuggets

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.

May 11, 2021

EP 19: Be Magnetic

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 build a magnet for your business that will attract the best clients, the best talent, and the best of everything else.

May 04, 2021

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

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...

April 27, 2021

EP 17: Unicorn Project Managers

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...

April 20, 2021

EP 16: Understanding What Scares You with Michael Dauphinee

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...

April 13, 2021

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

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...

April 06, 2021

EP 14: 3 Week Vacation

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...

March 30, 2021

EP 13: Vision, Traction, Healthy with David Hickman

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.

March 23, 2021

EP 12: The Ultimate Business Model

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

March 16, 2021

EP 11: Exit Strategy

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.

March 09, 2021

EP 10: The Noble Builder

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.

March 02, 2021

EP 09: Building a Workforce

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 only help your business it will help strengthen our industry.

February 23, 2021

EP 08: The Unsolvable Problem with Jeff Smith

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...

February 16, 2021

EP 07: Free Estimates Are Too Expensive with Paul Kowalski

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....

February 09, 2021

EP 06: It Takes a Village with Whitney Brown

There are always excuses for not getting involved in your community. Time, money, effort. Builders also don’t want to be seen as greedy, just in it to make a buck. But your community needs you. You can share your skills and talents in a way that...

February 02, 2021

EP 05: From Risk to Reward with Matt Risinger

A construction business involves risk. Building on speculation, working with the wrong clients, and other traps that builders may fall into. Making the wrong decision can send you spiraling into debt, lead to fatigue, or put you out of business. In this episode, building industry thought leader Matt Risinger discusses how to find the right clients, the importance of collaboration and how to avoid debt so your business can thrive...