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July 15, 2021

Matthew Coates, President and Principal Architect of Coates Design Architects (Part1)

Matthew Coates, President and Principal Architect of Coates Design Architects (Part1)

In this episode, Matthew Coates describes his current business structure and it's evolution. Matthew describes biophilia and its relation to building and design. He goes on to describe the architects role in the project in relation to the client and the general contractor. Mike and Matthew have a rousing conversation about that architect-contractor relationship!


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 info@thecontractinghandbook.com for questions, comments, or to be interviewed.

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