May 16, 2022

Spencer Lewis of Insider Carpentry: Creating value and a business around his trade

Spencer Lewis of Insider Carpentry: Creating value and a business around his trade

“Your core focus should be how do I create value and then leverage that value”

Spencer Lewis is a method man. Whether its his YouTube tutorials or creating a business around his trade, he always checks the boxes to complete the work. He knows how to run his construction company.

He is an advocate for sharing trade techniques to ease others into the trades and follows the abundance mindset instead of the scarcity mindset.

He started in the trades at 16 with an Amish building crew and continues on until starting his own business 5 years ago.

He knows the 70 hour per week grind but does not advocate for it as a long-term objective. I’ll let him explain.

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Mike Knoche has been running his general contracting business for 16 years. It's been trial by fire and in The Contracting Handbook, Mike shares his successes, his failures and asks other industry leaders to join him in a discussion of how to run a contracting business! The Contracting Handbook podcast discusses the behind the scenes running of a small contracting company. It’s everything from starting up, working with employees, subcontractors, and clients. Remember, it won’t just be Mike’s perspective as he will talk to contractors from all over the world about theirs too! Why the world over? 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. We a are a global community of builders! Contact Mike at for questions, comments, or to be interviewed.

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Host: Mike Knoche

Website: The Contracting Handbook

Instagram: @thecontractinghandbook

Venmo: Mike-Knoche-1


Guest: Spencer Lewis


YouTube: Insider Carpentry