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Jan. 3, 2022

WHO’S GONNA BUILD THE BRIDGES? featuring Brant "The Tool Hacker" Taylor

WHO’S GONNA BUILD THE BRIDGES? featuring Brant "The Tool Hacker" Taylor

Today, its Brant "The Tool Hacker" Taylor. He rails on the lack of an entry point into the trades and construction industry in the US because its not just public perspective on trades causing the issue with new recruitment. Brant, wants to go even further though. He's making tools and developing techniques to make work easier on the body to "keep the craftsman alive". Many people try trades but once they're in, there is no clear path to upward mobility.

We have a huge housing shortage. We have a labor shortage. Who is gonna build the houses? Who's gonna build the bridges?

Even with some movement towards "sustainable" building techniques, it's not enough. It's still incredibly wasteful and our building have relatively short lives. Brant suggests a direction for the industry.

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

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Host: Mike Knoche

Website: The Contracting Handbook

Hammr: @mikeknoche

Instagram: @thecontractinghandbook

Patreon: Mike Knoche



Guest: Brant Taylor

Instagram: @thetoolhacker

Hammr: @branttaylor