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Interviews with Construction Innovators and Changemakers, sharing proven strategies propelling the construction industry.

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United States

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Interviews with Construction Innovators and Changemakers, sharing proven strategies propelling the construction industry.

Twitter:

@usconstzone

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep# 10 A Time for Action with Dr. G

11/17/2022
Giovanna Brasfield (Dr. G) has been raising her hand for the construction industry for two decades and when her hand goes up, she does not put it down until she sees results! Dr. G is an accomplished diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) advocate with over 18 years of experience in construction. Her focus is on leadership and DEI program development, training, education, and outreach for the construction industry. Dr. G drives organizations to go beyond just talking the DEI talk by taking...

Duration:00:41:48

Ep# 9 Laying the Groundwork with Jennifer Green

7/28/2022
Jennifer Green has been labeled as a fearless trailblazer and glass ceiling breaker for women in non-traditional careers, and continues to advocate and be a leader in the skilled trades community. Through passion, dedication and mentorship, Jennifer has a rich history of breaking new ground and destroying stigmas. She is an influential leader with extensive experience building and supporting world-class programming and change culture. Jennifer discussed how she was challenged by “being the...

Duration:00:31:59

Ep# 8 Staying Ahead of the Game with Casey Grey

5/12/2022
In this inspirational podcast, Jeremy and Valerie learn how a unique, introspective and mindful leadership style is the key with special guest Casey Grey! He reminds us to embrace and lean into change. “I think from anything that I’ve learned in all my personal development over the years is that there’s only one constant, and that constant is change. Everything changes in the world, right? So the more comfortable you are changing, I think the better off you’ll be in life because things are...

Duration:00:36:02

Ep# 7 The Road Less Traveled with Brent Darnell

2/21/2022
In this important episode, Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens welcome special guest Brent Darnell to discuss the crossroads that the construction industry finds itself in. In many ways, the construction industry is still getting away with many ‘old ways’ of doing things, while it seems much of the world is advancing in terms of inclusion, diversity, and understanding the importance of learning more about mental health. The good news is, hope is not lost, as there are some phenomenal people in...

Duration:00:56:53

Ep# 6 A First-Hand Look at A True Hero’s Journey With Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

1/21/2022
In this important episode, Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens welcome special guest Sally Spencer-Thomas to discuss the sensitive topic of mental health, suicide trends, and prevention in the construction industry. We had the honor of speaking with Spencer-Thomas, who is a clinical psychologist, international mental-health advocate and speaker, researcher, and suicide loss survivor. Sally lost her only sibling and best friend, Carson J. Spencer, on December 7th, 2004 and her life’s mission from...

Duration:00:48:12

Ep# 5 The Importance of Writing Your Own Story with Rich Noonan

12/13/2021
In this episode, Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens welcome special guest Rich Noonan to discuss the power of online reviews, the importance of maintaining an updated website, and the importance of taking the time and initiative in telling the story about your business through video. Noonan details how his unique background in investigative journalism, as well as his experience in television, all led him to create & actualize Best of the Best Television. Noonan is an expert in investigating a...

Duration:00:50:34

Ep# 4 Entering the Golden Age of Innovation in Construction with René Morkos

10/28/2021
In this episode Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens discuss the current status of innovation and digitization in the construction industry with special guest René Morkos. René details how his unique background, upbringing, education, and experience all led him to create & actualize ALICE Technologies. Using AI technology, ALICE and René are blazing the trail of innovation in construction. Rene explains, “The thing that we did with ALICE, and this is the part that’s kind of remarkable, ALICE...

Duration:00:50:27

Ep# 3 Leadership and Networking Principles with Sunny Pinhero

10/1/2021
In this episode, hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens discuss leadership and networking principles with special guest Sunny Pinhero. If you have not yet heard of Sunny Pinhero of Pinhero Construction, Inc, you will want to check out this podcast to learn a thing or two about Sunny’s take on growth and leadership! Sunny has led his team to rank No. 145 on the Inc 5000 Regionals: California 2021 list. Pinhero discusses how his journey being a lifelong learner has led him into exclusive leadership...

Duration:00:49:15

Ep# 2 Helping the Industry Move Forward with Tony Rader

8/30/2021
In this episode Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens lay discuss the serious challenges that the construction industry is facing including the labor shortage, new infrastructure bill, and the need for more technology in construction with special guest Tony Rader. Tony Rader discusses how National Roofing Partners (NRP) is using drone technology to make his labor force more efficient, how Associated Builders and Contractors changed the course of his career, and how he is leaving a lasting impact...

Duration:00:51:05

Ep# 1 US Construction Zone, An Open Invitation for the Future of the Construction Industry

8/16/2021
In this episode Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens lay the foundation for the upcoming launch of US Construction Zone (USCZ). US Construction Zone is a digital networking platform that is designed for business management, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, executives, leaders in the industry, and all those who aim to improve the field of construction. US Construction Zone offers leaders in our industry a digital landing zone where influential professionals can offer and ask for advice, share...

Duration:00:36:37