Nov. 28, 2022

Fiona Plett of Herself Contracting: House healing and a builder at a crossroads

Fiona Plett of Herself Contracting: House healing and a builder at a crossroads

“Learn from everything, every experience is an opportunity to learn.”

Fiona Plett @herselfcontracting loves working close with her clients to heal their homes. She wants to rid them of the “irritants” that plague their space.

Upcycling and re-purposing materials rank high in what to use for projects, but you know the catch, it costs more than buying that factory built hollow core door, 100%.

So how to do you get the client on board with the idea?

Physical time: Waste time- your choice

On communication: anticipating the conversation and scripting in a sense.


Time off
Buy the stuff you need

The goal: Making “one of’s”

The direction? Getting more creative with what she knows which may incorporate the new timber framing.

Advice: don’t volunteer your time, get paid for your time.

Join us for another podcast episode on self-determination!

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The Contracting Handbook podcast is all about the builders and skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen in the construction industry from all over the world. Here you’ll meet the tradespeople who took a leap of faith from working their craft to running the own construction company. You’ll meet people who left lucrative careers to enter the trades. For newcomers to running a construction business, there is a ton of advice on “how to” run your contracting company. For established contractors, you get to meet other industry leaders and get behind the scenes of their business and stay up to date with industry change. Mike Knoche, your host, keeps the conversation interesting. He’s been operating his contracting business for over 15 years in the oddly wonderful, Fairbanks, Alaska. Mike’s philosophy is “we are all experts in how we build where we live, but the business basics and business management are universal”. Join us for this global conversation on operating a construction company, mental health, cool projects, and construction industry progress.


Host: Mike Knoche

Website: The Contracting Handbook

Instagram: @thecontractinghandbook

Venmo: Mike-Knoche-1


Guest:Fiona Plett

Instagram: @herself_contracting