The Construction Leading Edge Podcast

How many referrals are you losing because of your warranty process? Matt Hobbs shares some keys to a rock solid warranty program.


What you'll hear about in this construction podcast episode:

- The surprising connection between your referrals and the warranty period.

- How to prevent warranty claims, regardless of the type of work you do.

- Four keys to a rock solid warranty program

-The biggest challenges builders are facing right now.

- Root causes behind warranty issues

- Four wall execution as a business development strategy

- The benefits of finding a partner to handle your warranty program

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

Bosch Bluehound Asset Management - https://bluehound.boschtools.com/

3 Questions to Help You Get Paid for Estimates - https://buildermasterclass.com/script

Mastermind Group for CoConstruct Users - https://buildermasterclass.com/cogroup

How to connect with Matt Hobbs:

Company website - www.prohome.com

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-hobbs-87706b198/

Email: matt(at)prohome.com

Direct download: Construction_Leading_Edge_Matt_Hobbs_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am EST

What you'll get out of this construction podcast episode:

- How creating space to fail allows for innovation.

- The surprising connection between safety and asset tracking.

- Problems with the typical approaches to asset tracking on jobsites.

- One way to create a culture of accountability.

- An interesting jobsite Innovation Lab Oracle created, and some surprising things they learned from watching real life construction folks in the wild.

- Which assets make sense to track on your jobsites, and what doesn't make sense.

- How a platform can be leadership's "single point of truth."

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

Bosch Bluehound Asset Tracking - https://Bluehound.boschtools.com

3 Questions to Help You Get Paid for Estimates - https://buildermasterclass.com/script

Mastermind Group for CoConstruct Users - https://buildermasterclass.com/cogroup

Direct download: Construction_Leading_Edge_197_Bosch_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

You should walk into every contract expecting to negotiate?  Learn what to look for and how to quit getting screwed.

What you'll get from this construction podcast episode with construction attorney Karalynn Cromeens:

- The bid and scope are never the same, and not understanding the difference has cost some people their business.

- There's no room for charity in a business transaction.

- What is the first rule of subcontracts?

- Common misconceptions about subcontracts.

- How liens work and why they are leverage.

- You should walk into every subcontract expecting to negotiate. What are some negotiation strategies?

- Clauses to look out for in subcontract agreements

- How to negotiate a "Pay when paid" clause

- "Being clear is kind."

- You say that "the bid and scope are never the same" and that you've had clients lose their entire business because they didn't realize this.

- Tell us about the Subcontractor Institute

- Talk about your book - Quit Getting Screwed

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

Quit Getting Screwed: Understanding and Negotiating the Subcontract by Karalynn Cromeens- https://amzn.to/2Z2n725

Billd - They'll pay your supplier up front and give you 120 day terms.  Learn more and estimate your cash flow needs at http://www.billd.com/CLE

3 Questions to Help You Get Paid for Estimates - https://buildermasterclass.com/script

Mastermind Group for CoConstruct Users- https://buildermasterclass.com/cogroup

 

How you can connect with Karalynn Cromeens

https://subcontractorinstitute.com/

Karalynn Cromeens on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/karalynn-cromeens-55ba216/

Company website - https://cromeenslawfirm.com

 

Direct download: Construction_Leading_Edge_197_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

In this episode you'll hear my conversation with Ken Kucera, Vice President of Installed Sales and Manufacturing at 84 Lumber.

What you'll learn from this construction podcast episode:

- How you, the contractor, can get better value from your supplier. Info to share, questions to ask.

- How will the lumber supply business look different to builders in the next 5 years?

- Tips for nailing the handoff from design to manufacturing to supplier to the field. His team does a couple of innovative things.

- Behind the scenes effects of COVID on a manufacturer and supplier like 84 Lumber.

- Servant leadership

- Why is 84 Lumber investing so much in manufacturing facilities?

- What are some misconceptions builders have about 84 Lumber's manufacturing capability?

- What capabilities 84 has that builders are missing out on?

-How does 84 Lumber want to partner with builders?

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

Billd - They'll pay your supplier up front and give you 120 day terms.  Learn more and estimate your cash flow needs at http://www.billd.com/CLE

3 Questions to Help You Get Paid for Estimates - https://buildermasterclass.com/script

Mastermind Group for CoConstruct Users- https://buildermasterclass.com/cogroup

How to connect with Ken Kucera, Vice President of Installed Sales and Manufacturing at 84 Lumber:

Ken's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-kucera-37981331/

84 Lumber website - https://www.84lumber.com

Direct download: Construction_Leading_Edge_196_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm EST