Creating True Impact is a Lifetime of Work with Gilles Épie, Mark Candelaria, and Lee BensonMar 1, 2024 • 43 mins
In this episode, guests Gilles Épie, Mark Candelaria, and Lee Benson discuss value creation and community in business. They delve into culture implementation, employee inspiration, and the significance of mentorship. The conversation also covers mindset evolution, overcoming victim mentality, and the maxim "Do less better".
The Secrets for Growth: Employee Development and Firm Culture with Alan Reed - GWWO ArchitectsE81 • Feb 27, 2024 • 61 mins
In this episode, Alan Reed from GWWO Architects discusses the firm's focus, team implementation, community involvement, and employee development strategies. He also shares insights on maintaining firm culture, marketing strategies, and dealing with cybersecurity issues.
Showcasing LEED as the Better Business Decision with Charlie Popeck - Green IdeasE80 • Feb 20, 2024 • 63 mins
In this episode, Charlie Popeck, a leader in high-performance building design, shares his career journey and strategies for building a top-performing team at Green Ideas. He delves into the business and energy efficiency of high-performance buildings and highlights the importance of early planning and life cycle costs. Charlie also discusses the role of education in promoting high-performance buildings and the impact of LEED certification. Other topics include the importance of human health and well-being in design, the role of LED lighting and HVAC systems in energy efficiency, and the intersection of technology, automation, and renewable energy in high-performance buildings.
Building Scale Through Connections with Teela Piscitelli and Mike MaunuFeb 16, 2024 • 33 mins
In this episode, guests Teela Piscitelli and Mike Maunu discuss the role of strategy, customer problem-solving, and how connections have helped build their businesses. They highlight the importance of partnerships, adapting to technology, and providing superior service. The conversation also touches on finding passion in business, the intricacies of mergers and acquisitions, and the potential of government contracts.
Hiring Isn't the Problem, Retention Is with Ryan Englin - Core MattersE79 • Feb 13, 2024 • 64 mins
In this episode, Ryan Englin shares his business approach, emphasizing on employee retention strategies. He discusses the importance of cross-functional training, preparing for craft workers' retirement, and the role of job titles in recruitment. Englin also talks about overcoming biases in hiring, the balance of A-players and B-players, and the significance of niche specialization. The episode concludes with recruiting and retention advice and a brief introduction to his book, "Hire Better Faster".
Unlocking Massive Growth Through M&A with Steve Carroll - Kelso IndustriesE78 • Feb 6, 2024 • 67 mins
In this episode, Steve Carroll, co-founder of Kelso Industries, discusses his company's strategic growth, the impact of acquisitions on employees, and the importance of cross-functional collaboration. He also shares insights into Kelso's long-term business goals, efficient resource management strategies, and the financial implications of aggressive growth.
Embracing Culture, Leadership Strategies, and New Technology with C.R. Herro -AR Franchising, IncE77 • Jan 30, 2024 • 68 mins
In this episode, C.R. Herro, CEO of AR Franchising, Inc, discusses the importance of culture, transparency, and understanding personality types in scaling a business. He shares leadership strategies, the significance of processes and change management, and the impact of technology on business growth. C.R. also delves into the challenges and mindset shifts required for innovation in the housing industry.
Fostering Intentional Culture and Growth with DJ Moore - Siltworm, Inc.E76 • Jan 23, 2024 • 62 mins
In this episode, DJ Moore, CEO and co-owner of Siltworm, Inc., discusses the company's growth, challenges, and the importance of intentional culture. He also talks about implementing the EOS system, adopting a response-based approach in leadership, and balancing personal life with business growth. The episode concludes with insights into their new product, BioWorm™, and advice for budding entrepreneurs.
Navigating the Evolution of the Construction Industry with Robert Haggard - Fleming WestE75 • Jan 16, 2024 • 42 mins
In this episode, Robert Haggard, a seasoned construction industry leader, shares his journey and insights on company culture, hiring practices, and reputation management. The discussion also delves into dealing with construction challenges, the importance of community involvement and networking, and the evolution of construction processes. The conversation concludes with thoughts on the role of technology in construction and advice for the younger generation in the AEC industry.
Unlock the Secrets to a Powerful Business Network with Cassie Wells and Jason MonczkaE74 • Jan 9, 2024 • 67 mins
In this dynamic episode join Cassie Wells and Jason Monczka as they delve into the crucial role of networking in today's business landscape. They share their personal success stories, offering valuable strategies and practical tips for cultivating and maintaining a robust professional network. The episode also provides deeper insights into effective networking.
Growing Healthy Cultures Through Innovation with Curt Norton - Strang, Inc.E73 • Jan 2, 2024 • 47 mins
Join Curt Norton of Strang, Inc. on Building Scale, where he discusses with hosts Justin Neagle and Will Foret about leading an architectural firm through transformative change. This episode covers Curt's approach to integrating new technologies, navigating industry shifts, and fostering a culture of innovation. Discover the strategies that have made Strang Inc. a leader in the architectural world.
Influence the Industry by Being a Team Player with Julie Savitt - AMS Elite SolutionsE72 • Dec 26, 2023 • 63 mins
Dive into an inspiring episode with Julie Savitt, founder of AMS Elite Solutions, on Building Scale. Hosts Justin Neagle and Will Foret discuss with Julie her path through the complexities of the construction industry. She highlights the significance of helping others, the role of certifications for small businesses, and adapting to changes in the economic and political landscape. This episode is a testament to resilience and innovation in the face of adversity.
Establishing Organizations that Drive Change with Shon HarrisE71 • Dec 19, 2023 • 70 mins
Join Shon Harris, founder of Livewire Electrical Systems, as he shares his entrepreneurial journey on Building Scale. Hosts Justin Neagle and Will Foret dive into Shon's approach to business growth, community impact, and the importance of fostering positive relationships in the construction industry. This episode offers a unique look at the challenges and triumphs of building a successful business while making a significant community impact.
The Change in Mentality for Scalability with Jason LohoffE70 • Dec 12, 2023 • 58 mins
Join Jason Lohoff, founder and CEO of Master Rooter LLC, as he shares his journey with hosts Justin Neagle and Will Foret on Building Scale. Jason delves into transforming his plumbing business into a scalable model, focusing on reinvestment and customer satisfaction. This episode is packed with insights on growing a business without losing sight of quality service and client relationships.
Resilience and Growth: A Roofing Professional's Inspiring Journey with Alexus Rae LopezE69 • Dec 5, 2023 • 46 mins
Join us on Building Scale as we interview Alexus Rae Lopez, a seasoned professional in the construction industry. Alexus shares her inspiring story of resilience and personal growth, overcoming adversity and unlocking potential. We discuss her journey in the roofing industry, the importance of building relationships, and the differences between B2B and B2C in roofing. Discover the significance of protecting assets, the integration of operating systems, and the challenges of balancing operations and sales. Don't miss this insightful conversation on Building Scale!
Empowering People to Make Great Decisions with Karin SelchertE68 • Nov 28, 2023 • 61 mins
Join us in an insightful episode with Karin Selchert, COO of AC³E Energy Services, as she discusses the dynamic world of HVAC services with Justin Neagle and Will Foret. Karin delves into the challenges and successes of operating in critical facilities, including data centers, and sheds light on cultivating a skilled, empowered workforce. This episode offers an in-depth look at team building and the valuable lessons learned through growth.
Maximizing Business Success: The Power of People, Processes, and Technology with Stephen DoyleE67 • Nov 21, 2023 • 64 mins
In this episode, we are joined by Stephen Doyle, Jr., a former engineer turned coach and consultant in the commercial construction industry. We delve into Steve's journey and the importance of systems and processes in the construction world. Along the way, we share some light hearted moments, including our occasional forgetfulness.The episode focuses on the significance of having the right people, systems, and technology in business. Steve emphasizes the prioritization of people, followed by process and technology, for successful scaling. We discuss the distinctions between coaching and consulting, using a fishing analogy to illustrate their respective roles.
Keeping Your Mental Edge To Scale Your Business & LifeE66 • Nov 15, 2023 • 49 mins
Join hosts Justin Neagle and Will Foret on Building Scale as they learn from Ron Nussbaum, a visionary leader who is transforming the construction industry. From his experiences in the Marine Corps to pioneering customer communication software in construction, Ron shares his insights on actionable tenacity, technology’s role in construction, and the mindset needed for success. This episode is packed with valuable lessons for anyone looking to make a significant impact in their field.
Creating Inclusive Work Environments: A Conversation with Jorge Quezada, Chief Diversity Officer at Granite ConstructionE65 • Nov 7, 2023 • 64 mins
This week, we have the honor of interviewing Jorge Quezada, the VP of People and Culture and Chief Diversity Officer at Granite Construction. We dive deep into the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the construction industry, how DEI impacts the P&L, as well as Jorge's personal journey and experiences. Tune in for an insightful conversation that will challenge your perspectives and inspire action. Don't miss out on this empowering episode of Building Scale!
Revolutionizing Real Estate Mergers and Acquisitions with Mark LukesE64 • Oct 17, 2023 • 53 mins
In today's podcast, we have the honor of hosting Mark Lukes, founder of Real Estate Mergers and Acquisitions Co. Mark shares his inspiring journey and how he built a thriving business by solving common issues in the real estate industry. Tune in to learn about the three pillars driving business growth, the rapid valuation model, and the importance of culture and communication in successful transactions. Don't miss this insightful and thought-provoking episode!