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The Art of Construction is a weekly podcat presented by Devon Tilly and Kevin Keefe of Mountain View Window & Door in Denver, Colorado that explores the world of construction for contractors and architects.

The Art of Construction is a weekly podcat presented by Devon Tilly and Kevin Keefe of Mountain View Window & Door in Denver, Colorado that explores the world of construction for contractors and architects.
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Denver, CO


The Art of Construction is a weekly podcat presented by Devon Tilly and Kevin Keefe of Mountain View Window & Door in Denver, Colorado that explores the world of construction for contractors and architects.






(303) 649-2217


117: Is the Entrepreneurial Operating System Right for You?

Richard Palmer-Smith, President of Peak Traction, joins us on the Art of Construction. As a Professional Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) Implementer, Richard is an expert at helping companies overcome barriers to becoming successful. Learn what the EOS is all about, and how it can help your business solve the issues and frustrations that are keeping you from reaching your goals.


116: SBL Series: Manufactured vs. Modular - How different are they today?

Jay Sclonick, President and CEO of Premier Community Homes, joins us on the Art of Construction SBL series to clear up misconceptions about manufactured homes. We have said on System Build Lifestyle that modular construction is not manufactured housing, but what are the real differences? This episode covers the evolution of manufactured housing from the early days of trailer parks to the affordable housing options of today. Have a listen; you may find that manufactured housing is not at all...


115: How Building Relationships can Grow your Business

Joshua Downing, CEO of Direct Movement Group, joins us on the AOC to share how he’s made his company successful by focusing on relationships. Before starting a project, Josh takes time to fully understand what problem the homeowner is trying to solve, and if the budget expectations match reality. By taking the time to develop a relationship with the homeowner, Josh is able to deliver quality work and grow his business. It hasn’t been smooth sailing the whole way and Josh explains how he’s...


114: SBL Series: Modular Construction - Creating More Options for the Building Industry

Greg Krom, President of 303 Development and Construction Manager with Modular Sure Site, joins us on the AOC System Build Lifestyle series to share how he’s diversifying his company with modular construction. With a traditional stick-and-bricks background, Greg shares how he is approaching the off-site construction trend. Learn how modular construction can provide faster, cheaper and better options for the building industry.


113: Differentiate Yourself at the Peak of the Market

Frank Wickstead, Director of Project Delivery/ Client Representation at Jones Pierce, joins us on the Art of Construction to explain why you need to differentiate yourself at the peak of the market. By defining your sales process now in a market that doesn’t require much beyond returning a phone call, you can set your current projects up for success and be ready for a market downturn. Frank offers tips on how to get subcontractors and vendors to deliver on-time products and work, negotiate...


112: SBL Series: Mortgages - Factors about Financing Your New Home

Owen Taylor, Area Sales Manager for New American Funding, joins us on the AOC System Build Lifestyle series to help us get over the fear of securing a loan for a modular build. Owen explains that the lending process for traditional sticks and bricks onsite construction is the same for modular off-site construction processes. Both onsite and modular new housing projects require the same steps - securing a loan, purchasing the land and hiring a builder. Find out what you need to know to...


111: Coworking for Contractors

Brian Watson, Director of Community Development at Proximity, joins us on the Art of Construction with host Devon Tilly and guest host Tom Reber of The Contractor Fight. Brian shares how coworking can benefit all industries - including construction! Proximity provides the coworking software for Junction Station (JXN) in Grand Junction, CO, an innovative new company that combines design center/showroom space with coworking to create an Experience Center. Whether you are a contractor on the...


110: SBL Series: Title Companies - What You Need to Know to Make a Safe Real Estate Transaction

Robert Lindley, Chief Visionary Officer of Canyon Title, joins us on the AOC System Build Lifestyle podcast series. Robert clearly explains the role of title companies in real estate transactions and why you need a great title provider on your building team. This podcast covers how title companies act as a neutral third party intermediary to facilitate private party financing, how you can secure funding safely and with insurance, and how mechanic liens can play into the lending process.


109: Experience Centers - How One Designer Found a Home at JXN Station

Cindi McMurray, owner of CP Designs, joins Devon Tilly on the Art of Construction to share her decision to move her design business to Junction Station (JXN). With over 26 years in the design world, Cindi has survived several ups and downs of the construction industry. After being hit hard by the recession in 2008, Grand Junction’s economy is finally on the upswing and Cindi’s growing design business found a perfect home in the innovative Co-working meets Experience Center JXN. Learn what...


108: SBL Series: Modular Builds - How Does it Work?

Ken Semler, founder and President of Express Modular, joins us on the AOC System Build Lifestyle podcast series to teach us about the modular building industry. Misconceptions about the industry abound - modular building is neither mobile nor manufactured housing, but rather a type of construction process. Instead of the traditional sticks and bricks onsite building model, modular units are fabricated offsite, then the pre-made pieces are assembled onsite by a company like Express Modular....


107: EOS - Using the Entrepreneurial Operating System to Grow your Business

Kevin and Devon share how the Art of Construction and Mountain View Window & Door are growing and evolving, thanks to the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). Devon bought a $300K window and door company 6 years ago and has grown that business to a projected $10M in sales this year. This success was not without a few growing pains, many of which were solved by implementing the EOS. Learn what’s involved with the EOS and if it’s the right tool to help you grow YOUR business.


106: SBL Series: Insulated Concrete Forms - Building Your Foundation

Pat McMahon and Trevor Brown of Amvic Building System join us on the Art of Construction SBL series to teach us about foundations. Amvic is a designer and manufacturer of several insulated products and specializes in Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), an innovative system for building foundations and walls that are green, sustainable and resilient. Every great building project starts with a strong foundation, learn if ICFs are right for your next building design.


105: Business Lessons from the Cabinet Maker Profit System

Dominic Rubino, business coach and fellow podcaster from the Cabinet Maker Profit System, joins us on the Art of Construction to share tips to grow your business. Dominic is a successful entrepreneur who has started and sold several companies. Now he is a professional business consultant for woodworkers, helping people who own their own business to work smarter, not harder. Consider the Cabinet Maker Profit System another tool in your toolbox to grow your business, especially for those in...


104: Advice for Building Materials Manufacturers and Contractors

Mark Mitchell, a Building Materials Sales and Marketing Growth Consultant with Whizard Strategy, joins us on the Art of Construction to help bridge the gap between manufacturers and contractors. Mark has a keen understanding of contractors and their businesses, which allows him to assist manufacturers in increasing their sales. In this episode, he offers insights into the contractor’s world and explains why many are resistant to trying new products or services. By bringing a greater...


103: Creating Healthier Interior Environments

Nonnie Preuss, the Executive Director of Wellness Within Your Walls, joins us on the Art of Construction to share how her company is connecting professions with healthy, eco-sensitive products that result in sustainable, non-toxic interior environments. As green construction practices grow in popularity, our buildings are becoming more and more airtight. A tight envelope is great for energy savings but can be problematic for indoor air quality. The building materials we use and the products...


102: Growing Your Business - Tips from The Roofer Show

Dave Sullivan, a fellow podcaster from The Roofer Show, joins us on the AOC with tips for growing your business, making more money and having more free time - roofing style. While Dave’s podcast is geared towards the roofing industry; his advice applies to all small business owners and contractors. Dave shares how to set up systems and processes so that you own your business, not work your business. Moreover, if you have ever thought about what it might take to have a company you can sell...


101: Solving the Labor Shortage

Michael Smith, Director of the Colorado Homebuilding Academy, joins us on the AOC to share how his nonprofit is tackling the labor shortage crisis in the construction industry. With a slogan, “Solving the labor needs of today; developing the workforce demands of tomorrow,” the Academy fulfills this mission through several programs. With a focus on collaboration with construction business partners for funding and partnering with public schools for programming, The Academy is garnering...


100: Reflecting Back on 100 Episodes of the Art of Construction

Nick May, fellow Chaise Lounge podcast host and owner of Walls by Design, joins us on this special 100th episode of the AOC. Nick was the first guest on the Art of Construction, launched on October 16, 2014! Nick is back, but the tables are turned as he interviews Devon and Kevin as they reflect back on the last 3 ½ years of podcasting.


99: Dynamic Presence - Practice Mindfulness to Exponentially Grow your Business

Lila Gonzalez joins us on the Art of Construction to educate us how being mindful and dynamically present will lead to exponential business growth. She shares her easy three-step breathing technique that will teach you mindfulness and make you a better communicator. Lila also shares some tips from her 7 Step Sales Program that you can start implementing today for unlimited growth in all areas of your life!


98: Energy Efficiency - Above and Beyond Industry Standards

Paul Kriescher, founder of Lightly Treading, joins us on this episode of The Art of Construction to explain cutting-edge energy efficiency techniques and trends. From water use reductions to heating and cooling systems, Paul wants to help homeowners and builders understand that exceeding industry standards is not only better for the environment but will ultimately save money in lower heating and water costs. Take a listen to this episode to learn how to find a “construction doctor” who can...