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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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April 11, 2022

Drew McClain of McClain Construction Group (Part 1)

Drew McClain brings much experience to The Contracting Handbook this week. Coming up through the trades as an electrician and mov…

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April 11, 2022

Drew McClain of McClain Construction Group (Part 2)

Drew McClain brings much experience to The Contracting Handbook this week. Coming up through the trades as an electrician and mov…

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April 4, 2022

Matt Blomquist: Build, Learn, Teach

What did you make in your shopclass? My next guest Matt Blomquist and his students build high performance homes in his shop clas…

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March 28, 2022

Schannon Yodice: That Tile Chick

I truly admire Schannon Yodice’s ability to communicate tiling advice, business advice, and encourage tradespeople across multipl…

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March 21, 2022

Ella Star talks her start up "Plumberella"

This week, we meet up with Ella Star, owner and operator of “Plumberella”. She opened the doors of her plumbing business on March…

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March 14, 2022

Sasha Kassis- Nomadic Carpenter

Sasha Kassis calls it like she sees it. She works her tail off doing everything from forming to framing by hand in a remote area …

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March 7, 2022

Rachel Taylor: Talks client contractor relationship

IT DOESN’T matter what type of business you have, if you are in business for yourself, you need to listen to Rachel Taylor. Rach…

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Feb. 28, 2022

Mike Morley of MGM Construction Bahamas

Mike Morley, owner and operator of MGM Construction and Maintenance, is all about growing his business “in due time”. He’s clearl…

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Feb. 21, 2022

Nick Lonsdale of Lonsdale Building Group, Melbourne Australia

We get right into award winning builder Nick Lonsdale's design build business structure to micromanaging, quickly shift to the ma…

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Feb. 14, 2022

Brek Goin, founder of the Hammr App

Brek Goin is the founder and CEO of the Hammr App. He was raised by a contractor and had the brain child to start an app that sho…

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Feb. 7, 2022

Mark Wille talks Building Science and talking face to face with clien…

Mark Wille is a passive house advocate and contractor. He's been involved in the residential building science scene for years, ha…

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Feb. 7, 2022

Mark Wille talks the importance of sharing information and burnout

Mark Wille and Mike Knoche talk about Mark's YouTube and Podcast shows, #BS and beers, and BS Fridays, briefly but turn the impor…

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Jan. 31, 2022

Michael Anschel and Mike Knoche talk Alaska and World Travels

These guys both spent time on the Yukon River and traveling the world. It's ten minutes of banter that will clearly pave the way …

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Jan. 31, 2022

Michael Anschel defines success, knowing he had what it takes, estima…

In part 2 of the talk with Michael Anschel, Mike Knoche asks Michael to define success. The answer is unconventional. The pursuit…

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Jan. 31, 2022

Michael Anschel of OA Design+ Build talks client perception, are cont…

In this episode, Mike welcomes Michael Anschel of OA Design Build and they go deep right away. Do we tell our clients how good we…

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Jan. 24, 2022

Tim Sprague From Pound 4 Pound Construction "Make saw dust, build dre…

Tim Sprague has been running his concrete foundation and home framing business for three years. He's 29 years old and light years…

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Jan. 17, 2022

Gena Hoyt of Big Dog Construction talks labor shortage and solutions

Today Mike Gena Hoyt, co-owner and co-founder of Big Dog Construction discuss the labor force shortage and what could help to cha…

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Jan. 10, 2022

Walk on Plans with Founder Andrew Vanderwoerd

Founder, entrepreneur, and developer, Andrew Vanderwoerd joins Mike Knoche to talk about his new product, Walk on Plans. What is …

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