Tim Waring, director of Arden Vale Homes, an award winning design-build firm, comprehends the variables of the design build process and has a structured approach. After describing their company history and structure, he lays down Arden Vale's succinct and distinct criteria for vetting clients and working with clients under contract. Tim stresses the importance of excellent relations with trade partners, honoring warranty, and creating a story about your company so the client can know you before they contact you. Listen describes how their design-build firm has created an indelible legacy in Toowoomba, Queensland. Finally, he gives his advice for anyone wanting to start there own design-build firm. No matter where you are in your construction business, listen and learn!
The Contracting Handbook podcast discusses the behind the scenes running of a small contracting company. Your host, Mike Knoche, has been running his small contracting company for 16 years. Here he shares what worked for him, mistakes he made along the way, and his “aha” moments. It’s everything from starting up, working with employees, subcontractors, and client. He’ll get into proposals, contracts, marketing and much more. It won’t just be Mike’s perspective as he will talk to contractors from all over the world of any variety of size and structure because through his travels in the off season he’s come to see that contractors everywhere have similar business needs, struggles, and ideas in common. Contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, comments, or to be interviewed.
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