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Janeen Oliver is a Third Generation Family Concreter and Advocate for Trade Recruitment

Janeen Oliver is “not your average concrete rep” because it’s all about being hands on, boots on the ground with the crew and then working her day job. You already know this if you follow @concrete_diva and if you don’t, today Mike Knoche of The Contracting Handbook podcast hosts Janeen to hear her story as a third generation concreter, leaving the family biz, returning…

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Oct. 3, 2022

Janeen Oliver is a Third Generation Family Concreter and Advocate for…

Janeen Oliver is “not your average concrete rep” because it’s all about being hands on, boots on the ground with the crew and the…

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Sept. 26, 2022

Jason Bekebrede of Monticello Custom Homes on non-competitive bidding…

“I’ve got two kids and when they are my age, I want them to be able to drive by the houses and show their kids, Grandpa built tha…

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Sept. 19, 2022

Dan Ford of Ford Custom Renovations: Removing himself from the field …

“If you think you’re there, then you need to check yourself because you’ll never be, there’s always new materials comin out, new …

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Sept. 12, 2022

Adam Corneil Of Unbuilders: Deconstructing the Demolition Mindset

“We know that people make the decision based on money and not the environment but there is this beautiful environmental narrative…

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Sept. 5, 2022

Krystal Brookes of Affordable Sunshine Coast Painting talks lining up…

“My values are in the right order… my children come first, above anything else and that is why I went into business, to create fr…

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Aug. 29, 2022

E.S. Sparks: Service manager in title, COO in function! The life of a…

“Get good at your trade and then worry about how you’re going to manage people. If I didn’t know what to do in the field, I would…

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Aug. 22, 2022

International Flashing Awareness Day with Big Dog Construction and Th…

The Contracting Handbook podcast is all about the builders and skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen in the construction industry fro…

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Aug. 15, 2022

Niya Doncheva of Faux & Finish discusses leaving that higher educatio…

“The more people tell you no and the more challenging it seems, the more you’re going to thanks yourself later on for growing as …

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Aug. 8, 2022

Jake Bruton of Aarow Building: Act like a real company!

“I want my employees to retire happy someday, same as I do.” Are you acting like a real company? You guys that know your guy, J…

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July 25, 2022

Introducing: Season 3 Guests!

In this episode, Mike introduces a bunch of his guest from the upcoming season. It's all the fun, sincere, off the cuff typical …

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July 11, 2022

The Contracting Handbook: Greatest Hits of Season Two

Today, I highlight some of the comments from episodes that got a lot of feedback from the audience. Personally, I would never ran…

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July 6, 2022

What to do if your IG gets hacked, Alaska Wildfire Season, and reflec…

Today I'm asking everyone who has an instagram account to go my @thecontractinghandbook and report it. Scroll down for instructio…

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July 1, 2022

I was hacked, what's next, and how to protect yourself from these pre…

My IG was hacked Remember those phishing scams where a Nigerian Prince would tell you that he wanted to share his fortune with yo…

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June 4, 2022

TCH Update and Introduction Pre- Season 3

The Contracting Handbook host, Mike Knoche, introduces the pod to new listeners and updates the podcast for everyone!

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May 16, 2022

Spencer Lewis of Insider Carpentry: Creating value and a business aro…

“Your core focus should be how do I create value and then leverage that value” Spencer Lewis is a method man. Whether its his Yo…

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May 9, 2022

Eric Ruggiero- Biophilic Build

“As humans I think we appreciate things more when we know it was crafted by another human being...by someone who cares and takes …

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May 2, 2022

Ryan Smith: Are Skilled Trades Endangered?

If that quote doesn’t have your attention maybe the second picture will. It doesn’t matter which trade your in, Ryan Smith ha…

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April 25, 2022

Casey Finan talks ADD and trade denigration

Casey Finan of Finan Craftsmanship is a restoration artist but he would never claim to be a contractor. On ADD…when he first hea…

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April 25, 2022

Casey Finan talks blazing his own path, overcoming sickness

Casey Finan of Finan Craftsmanship is a restoration artist but he would never claim to be a contractor. On ADD…when he first hea…

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April 18, 2022

Robin Pierson 1st year apprentice Plumber & Pipefitter

Today, you get to meet my friend Robin Pierson, The Plumber Formerly Known As HVAC Warrior Woman, if you don’t already know her, …

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