Builder Nuggets

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.

August 09, 2022

EP 84: She Built This City

She Built This City’s mission is to provide industry disruptive programming that sparks interest and builds pathways to lucrative careers in the skilled trades for youth, women and marginalized communities.

August 02, 2022

EP 83: What Is She Doing Now?

As a small business owner/builder there are always new challenges to face and overcome. Jennifer Hoffman shares with us her journey and growth over the last two years.

July 26, 2022

EP 82: The Great Game of Business

Over the last 4 decades, The Great Game of Business has built a community of businesses that are committed to a better life for themselves and for their employees. Any organization whose performance can be measured with financial statements can play The Great Game of Business.

July 19, 2022

EP 81: Figuring Things Out

Having a solid set of core values and strong relationships with your clients and trades will pave the way for success in your business.

July 12, 2022

EP 80: Master Builder Architect

New England Design & Construction Founder and CEO discusses what it really means to be an Architect in today's world, and how we can change history to build a brighter future for the industry.

July 05, 2022

EP 79: Scrum

John Jardine explains how a visual system for project management ensures everybody knows where a project stands and what needs to be done. Stop putting out fires every day.

June 28, 2022

EP 78: The Roaring 20's (Revisited)

When it comes to the economy you need to block out the noise and don’t be swayed by over-hyped headlines. Make your decisions based on data. Economic forecasting, using leading indicators, will better position your business to thrive.

June 21, 2022

EP 77: The Emotional Homeowner

Homeowners go through an emotional roller coaster while their home is being built or renovated.  It’s easy to see why.  Their normal lives get turned upside down from the chaos of construction  When things go sideways, clients want to...

June 14, 2022

EP 76: A Stolen Opportunity

As builders, we pride ourselves on doing good work for our community. We build the places that raise families, foster small businesses and enrich the lives of those around us. That’s why we invest in equipment that gets the job done right.

June 07, 2022

EP 75: Go for Stupid

Our guest on this episode started out as a bricklayer from London, England. Learn how he developed a mindset, habits, systems, and relationships that have got him into some of the world’s most exclusive circles.

May 31, 2022

EP 74: Why I Go to The Builders Show

In this episode we talk with friend and colleague Brandon Bryant with Red Tree Builders in Asheville, North Carolina. We discuss why events like the International Builders Show are so valuable, mental health, and a few other topics.

May 24, 2022

EP 73: The Paradox of Uncertainty

When you know everything, nobody can help you. When you have the confidence to share your challenges you invite heroes to help you solve them. Shannon Waller shares the subtleties of how to use uncertainty to attract others to your mission.

May 17, 2022

EP 72: Getting Out Of The Way

Tye Alroe believes that building a Dream Home is a culmination of years of visualizing, idea sharing, & hard's something very special and he treats it that way. We think he believes the same about building a dream business.

May 10, 2022

EP 71: Deep Wealth

Guest Jeffrey Feldberg discusses how to increase the value of your business by preparing it for a liquidity event.

May 03, 2022

EP 70: Ready, Set, Grow

A business developer shares how she took a top Salt Lake City Custom Home Builder to new levels by practicing, understanding her team’s value, and telling the right stories.

April 26, 2022

EP 69: The New Reality

We are in a new reality. We’re not going back to what used to be considered NORMAL. In this episode I talk with Business Coach and friend Scott Beebe from My Business on Purpose.

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.

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 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.