Builder Nuggets

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: ...

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?

November 02, 2021

EP 44: Know Thy Self

Before you can add value to others you need to come to grips with your own strengths and weaknesses. Having the right mindset can help you discover your unique abilities that will empower you to build freedom for yourself and your team. Show...

October 26, 2021

EP 43: Preparing for Exit

In this episode we talk with an industry icon and expert strategic planner David Lupberger. You don’t just walk away from your business...or at least you shouldn’t. You need to prepare well in advance for a successful exit.

October 19, 2021

EP 42: What’s a Fractional CFO?

Guest Michael Stier discusses the benefits of a fractional CFO (and fractional other titles for that matter) that can help you propel your business forward without having to add someone to your staff full time.

October 12, 2021

EP 41: Why Can't I Find Good People?

Business owners across all industries are struggling to find talented people. Why is this? You have to take a look at yourself first and ask what makes you attractive to the workforce.

October 05, 2021

EP 40: The Business Lifecycle

The success, or failure, of any organization depends on its ability to meet the challenges presented by growth and change. But in order to do this you need to know where your company is in the business lifecycle.

September 28, 2021

EP 39: Accountability

If two people are accountable no one is accountable. Roles and responsibilities have to be clearly defined. Our guest on this episode has personally helped many in the Builder Nuggets community. In Episode 13 he gave an overview of EOS (The...

September 21, 2021

EP 38: Who's On Your Team?

The best entrepreneurs have learned that you can’t do everything yourself. Join us for a conversation with Justin Thompson as he shares his insight into how building the right team has created freedom for his builder and remodeler clients (and himself).

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 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 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 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 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...