Feb. 20, 2023

Greg Eicher of Consiglio Builders talks building luxury homes, the clients, self improvement, and his favorite tool

Greg Eicher of Consiglio Builders talks building luxury homes, the clients, self improvement, and his favorite tool

“Throw fear out the window, there’s so much more to live for than worrying about what might happen.”

With 300-400 line items in the contract, a contract must fiercely manage expectations, in my opinion. For Greg Eicher, partner at Consiglio Builders, expectation management is at the forefront of the process.

As I learned in my interview with Greg, building luxury homes ranging in the $2,800-3,200 sq foot price range, is different than my experience as a smaller custom remodeler and homebuilder.

The details of these houses are many, we all know that it’s a rare bird that maintains there home, but with a price tag like this, there must be a plan…listen to the lengths they go to.

Changes orders are par for the course for everyone involved….

Same old story, he’s not seeing interest in the trades despite high wages where he lives.

We hit upon what he sees as the greatest issues in the residential building industry and one thing we agreed on was the presentation of some technology is weak or impractical. In hindsight, I’m going to say it’s much like the impractical approach of the public schools we attended (sorry Ms. Kelner), huh, go figure.

Greg is all about personal growth and embracing whatever is around him to better himself on all fronts.

He’s also about, you guessed it, family.

You know there’s always some hidden gems, please join us!

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: Greg Eicher

Instagram: @consiglio builders

Website: Consiglio Builders