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Talking and learning with Construction and Blue Collar Professionals




The State Of Blue Collar – EP 1

This series “The State Of Blue Collar” within the Blue Collar Voices Show is to explore the state of the Blue Collar workforce and industry. In this first episode, I talk about the decline of Blue Collar, and the importance of Blue Collar to our survival. Source


John Bruggen – Clydesdale Frames Co – (Part 2)

This is part two of the great conversation with John Bruggen. We actually get to where he cut off fingers in this episode.He also shares some humorous times with his crew.Listen to part one, then come back and listen to this episode. The whole conversation with John was informative and entertaining. Source


John Bruggen – Clydesdale Frames Co – (Part 1)

John Bruggen builds Timber Frames. Located in Kansas, John has built frames in a number of states surrounding. John Bruggen is quite the story teller, and we went so long that I broke this up into two parts. We discuss the timber framing process, the business, work life balance and the importance of safety. Yes, ... Read more Source


Adam Drewes – Drewes Concrete – EP 029

Adam Drewes chats with John Chapman on this episode of the Blue Collar Voices Show about some of his experiences as a business owner, in the area of concrete work. Adam specializes in flat concrete, stamped concrete and dabbles in Nuclear Shelters. Source


Chade Turner – Turner Painting – Episode 027

Chade Turner, who runs Turner Painting is the guest on this episode of the Blue Collar Voices show. After talking with Chade, it is quite apparent that Gratitude, Passion, Character and Community are more important to him than anything else. At least, that is MY take. Chade LOVES to paint, and he is very, very passionate about painting. And he is successful. And gets some really interesting projects from time to time. Source


Patrick Holehan – Custom Rifles – Episode 26

Welcome to the Blue Collar Voices show! In today’s show we are talking with Patrick Holehan. Pat has been a practicing gunsmith for LOOOOOONG time. His love affair with guns started as a young child. He completed 3 years of college education in gunsmithing – 2-year standard course, 3rd year more advanced. From there, he ... Read more Source


Lorraine Woodwark – Director of AUSA – Episode 25

Lorraine Woodwark is passionate about immigration reform, the constitution, and the rights of Americans. Lorraine talks on the Blue Collar Voices Show to explain how Illegal “immigration” is detrimental to American workers, wages, and of course the impact on the Blue Collar workforce. We discuss her personal experiences (Lorraine immigrated to the USA herself – ... Read more Source


Zdenek Ulman – Marine Diving Service – 024

Zdenek Ulman is a diver. He runs a successful diving business up in New York City area. Before that, he started and ran a successful construction company. Before THAT, he didn't even live here in the US. He came to visit only, and then spent 15 years as an illegal alien - while starting and running a successful construction company. Zdenek is a great example of Blue Collar success. Tenacity. Hard work. Craftsmanship. Job Quality. Pushing your body to perform. In this episode, Z (that's his...


Matt Radford – Husband, Father, Roofing Consultant – 023

Matt Radford is a roofer. He’s worked as a roofer, he’s owned his own business as a roofer, and now he is a roofing consultant. He like many of us, has had challenges and been beat around a bit by life. But he kept getting back up. Matt started out stacking the refuse in the ... Read more Source


Steve Pellegrino – Pellegrino Cutlery – 022

Steve Pellegrino is a knifemaker. His skill set is way more diverse, but he is definitely a consummate, and passionate, knife maker. His specialty is Cutlery, which is being used by homemakers to Gourmet Chefs. I was searching online specifically for Knife Makers, and I came across Steve. I messaged Steve, and he was absolutely ... Read more Source


Peter Erdei – Erdei Designs – 021

Peter Erdei builds high-quality custom pieces. And of those pieces, many of them are very high end, unique and stunning tables. As is most destinations in life, Peter arrived at this one after experiencing many different things in life. We talk about some of those experiences on the show. Matter of fact, we talk about ... Read more Source


Rich Bradbury – Double Oarlock LLC – 020

Rich started in ranching, worked in the Oil Fields, worked on a ranch in Russia, and is back to ranching in Oregon raising grass-fed beef. He is also a teacher, Dyslexic, and working to improve the land and educate the public to the value of the land. Source


Marc LeConte – High Quality Home Maintenance – 019

Marc LeConte is the owner and operator of High Quality Home Maintenance located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Clocking in over 20 years in business, not counting the years spent building up the client list before officially launching – Marc has built relationships with his customers and a reputation that keeps him as busy as he ... Read more Source


Trent Hendricks – Cabriejo Ranch – 018

Trent Hendricks runs Cabriejo Ranch with REGENERATIVE involved in every process. Grassfed Angus cattle and grassfed Dorper and Dorset lamb. Quarter horses and Anatolian Shepherds. Innovative grazing on Solar Farms. Consulting. Source


Nathan Brown – Old World Timber – 017

Nathan Brown is the Owner/CEO of Old World Timber, a reclaimed wood wholesale and distribution company, located in Lexington, KY. We talk about sourcing old wood from both old buildings, from overseas, from rivers. Nathan tells his story of how he started Old World Timber, how it grew from a small project to a significant ... Read more Source


Jason Maldonado – Relentless Safety – 016

Jason Maldanado has recently published a book about safety titled, “A Practical Guide to the Safety Profession: The Relentless Pursuit” This book is based on experiences that Jason has had in his career in the safety profession. The actual writing of this book was inspired – almost demanded – by his father. In this podcast ... Read more Source


Chris Crawford – Owner and Operator of Spring A/C – 015

Chris Crawford and I discuss his origin, his journey learning leadership skills and business acumen - culminating in his own successful HVAC company in this podcast on Blue Collar Voices. Source


Blue Collar Voices Road Trip – 014

Blue Collar Voices ROAD TRIP! Road Trip you say? Where? Well, ALL over the USA, and even Canada. Here is the deal. I am building up destination points all over the USA and Canada to visit. It might be just a drive-by where I meet, shake hands, take a picture or two, and then mosey ... Read more Source


Six Upcoming Guests – 013

Six upcoming guests for the Blue Collar Voices Show. Source


Three Recommended Podcasts – 012

Hey Guys, today, I have three podcasts to recommend for you, that I think are informative, entertaining, and are just “well worth” the listen. And of course, check the show notes for links to these podcasts. These are also Blue Collar podcasts, and I definitely enjoy them – I’m betting that you will as well. ... Read more Source