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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: From tradesman to businessm…

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: Co-founder of hammr

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

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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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Jan. 3, 2022

WHO’S GONNA BUILD THE BRIDGES? featuring Brant "The Tool Hacker" Tayl…

Today, its Brant "The Tool Hacker" Taylor. He rails on the lack of an entry point into the trades and construction industry in th…

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Dec. 27, 2021

Robin Clevett is a carpenter and building fanatic with a business pro…

Robin Clevett is a carpenter, joiner, and passionate builder in the UK and he's translating that work into a YouTube channel that…

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Dec. 20, 2021

Brittany Farrow talks burnout, running a crew, and her generation!

In the second installment of interview with Brittany Farrow, Mike Knoche asks her to talk about burning out. The question comes u…

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Dec. 20, 2021

Brittany Farrow of @girls_can_frame talks mentoring, stereotypes, job…

Up and coming framer Brittany Farrow, co-owner of BM Farrow Construction, talks business with Mike Knoche. She's a mentors women …

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Dec. 13, 2021

Steve Baczek, Architect talks project execution and communication

The conversation meanders into ICF vs. framing for home construction, but "failure" is not linear. Getting your clients and contr…

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Dec. 13, 2021

Steve Baczek, Architect talks budget and client process

Steve Baczek is a hands on architect with previous experience in the trades. After some brief background, Steve and Mike talk th…

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Dec. 13, 2021

Season 2: Intro to the Interview Sessions

This is the introduction to Season 2 with a few highlights of the episodes recorded so far. Season 2 of the Contracting Handbook …

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Nov. 29, 2021

"Setting boundaries with clients" from my interview on "Remodelers on…

I was invited to talk on my favorite podcast "Remodelers on the Rise". I've chopped up the audio to give you guys a little taste …

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Oct. 18, 2021

Season 2 Guests so far...SHORT TEASER

The Contracting Handbook is back! Well, kinda. In this teaser, Mike Knoche says what's in store for the first six guests in the s…

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Sept. 6, 2021

Season 1 Finale: 16 Takeaways from 17 Guests

Today Mike reviews what he has distilled as the 16 most important take home messages from his 17 interviews with contractors, con…

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