Builder Nuggets

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...

January 26, 2021

EP 04: Life Plan with Steve Barkhouse

Life goes by faster than you expect it to. If you don’t live intentionally, you’ll regret all the things you missed out on. In this episode, award-winning remodeler Steve Barkhouse joins us and we discuss how your eulogy may be the key to the life of your dreams, the importance of company culture, and how to ensure you meet all your goals in life and business.

January 19, 2021

EP 03: Highest and Best Use

You started your business because you’re the best at what you do. Even if you have a team, you’re probably still the best at most tasks in that business. But if you spend time doing things that don’t directly grow your business, you’re wasting precious time and worse...

January 12, 2021

EP 02: You Can't Scale Chaos with Scott Beebe

Many builders and remodelers start their own company because they’re good at what they do. It makes perfect sense… until you realize everything involved in running a business. In this episode, author and business coach Scott Beebe discusses the importance of vision and a roadmap, the things that are holding your business back, and a bulletproof hiring process for bringing on rockstar employees...

January 04, 2021

EP 01: Under Construction

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely and difficult journey. But it doesn't have to be! In this premiere episode of the Builder Nuggets podcast, hosts Duane Johns and Dave Young tell the story behind the podcast and discuss the importance of creating a business that thrives using less of your time...