The Construction Leading Edge Podcast

EPISODE 220: Mike Brewer is CEO of a plumbing business in Arizona with 400 employees. They stopped trying to find plumbers. Now they're creating them.

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

- How one word on your business card can steer business decisions.

- The unique solution Mike's company is using to solve the skilled labor shortage. They're not trying to find plumbers...they're making them.

- The piece of information that would have prevented Mike from starting his training program if he had known about it.

- How he almost went out of business three times, and a couple of the reasons behind the near failure.

- Importance of attaching actions to outcomes.

- Why they provide financial management training for their new hires.

- "Not having cash puts you out of business faster than anything else."

- Importance of staying in your lane, understanding your limits.

- MIke's thoughts on having a business coach and a system to follow.

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

STRUXI Labor Productivity Software - https://struxi.com

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

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

Schedule Your Strategy Call with Todd Dawalt - https://buildermasterclass.com/apply

Brewer Companies website: www.brewercompanies.com

Brewer University: www.breweruniversity.com

Brewer Craftsman Academy Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BrewerCraftsmanAcademy

Build Your Future Arizona: www.BYFAZ.org

 

Direct download: Construction_Leading_Edge_220_Mike_Brewer_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am EST

EPISODE 219: What you're going to hear about in this construction podcast episode with Kevin Oakley of Doyouconver.com:

- How to avoid "selling yourself into bankruptcy."

- Why advertising has zero momentum.

- Tips on talking to your customers about problems caused by material delays and price increases.

- What's happening with the Build to Rent market.

- The most interesting trends Kevin is seeing with builders across the country right now.

- Why now is a good time to pace yourself, no matter how badly you feel like you need to grow.

- Some of the biggest mistakes many contractors are making, that you want to avoid.

 

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

STRUXI Labor Productivity Software - https://struxi.com

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

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

Schedule Your Strategy Call with Todd Dawalt - https://buildermasterclass.com/apply

 

How to connect with Kevin Oakley:

Company website: https://www.doyouconvert.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinoakley/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/koakley81

 

Direct download: Construction_Leading_Edge_219_Kevin_Oakley_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST

EPISODE 218: How did a moped accident set Connor Crook up for success? Why did an attorney buy a toolbelt company, and why is having an audience such a great idea?

What you'll hear about in this construction podcast episode with Connor Crook, CEO of Diamondback Tool Co.:

- Why should a business create an audience, and how do you go about building that audience?

- Connor's process for creating new products, and why you might want to try it.

- How do you know when to say no?

- Some bad jokes about being an attorney with the last name Crook, and how he ended up owning a toolbelt business.

- They Diamondback is doing about helping the skilled labor shortage.

- The difference between IG and LI marketing

- How a moped accident changed his life and set him up for success.

 

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

STRUXI Labor Productivity Software - https://struxi.com

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

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

Schedule Your Strategy Call with Todd Dawalt - https://buildermasterclass.com/apply

 

How to connect with Connor Crook:

Diamondback Tool  - https://toolbelts.com/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/diamondback.toolbelts/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/connor-crook-bb82b110/

 

 

 

Direct download: Construction_Leading_Edge_218_Connor_Crook_MIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EST