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Sept. 26, 2022

Jason Bekebrede of Monticello Custom Homes on non-competitive bidding, non-negotiable components of a custom home, building a legacy and more.

Jason Bekebrede of Monticello Custom Homes on non-competitive bidding, non-negotiable components of a custom home, building a legacy and more.

“I’ve got two kids and when they are my age, I want them to be able to drive by the houses and show their kids, Grandpa built that. That’s as important to me as anything.”

Jason Bekebrede, of Monticello Custom Homes, has his client process dialed.

He likes to get with the clients before the design process starts.

They save time on client intake with detailed videos of expectations on their website.

He knows the challenges of budget tracking and has honed his team to keep up with them.

Some components are nonnegotiable such as wall assemblies and rain screens. The homes we leave behind are our part of our legacy. The client chooses the bells and whistles but leaves the basic components up to us.

The clients choose Monticello because they know the other builders aren’t offering the same product.

The value of an office manager, one more step in scaling up that you should hear.

Gut instinct and warranty of work.

The times they are a-changing’! We are in a new era of scheduling.


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

info@thecontractinghandbook.com

 

Guest: Jason Bekebrede

Website: Monticello Custom Homes

Instagram: @monticellocustom