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Listen to The Builder Nuggets Podcast where builders and remodelers share the elements of success needed to transform your business into a valuable asset that thrives using less of your time. Discover how to predictably scale your business, free yourself from day to day operations and develop your exit strategy and legacy. Duane Johns and Dave Young will show you how to build a thriving business that allows you to spend more time doing what you love. Enjoy the stories, strategies and tactics that have helped hundreds of contractors like you build better lives.

Listen to The Builder Nuggets Podcast where builders and remodelers share the elements of success needed to transform your business into a valuable asset that thrives using less of your time. Discover how to predictably scale your business, free yourself from day to day operations and develop your exit strategy and legacy. Duane Johns and Dave Young will show you how to build a thriving business that allows you to spend more time doing what you love. Enjoy the stories, strategies and tactics that have helped hundreds of contractors like you build better lives.

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United States

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Listen to The Builder Nuggets Podcast where builders and remodelers share the elements of success needed to transform your business into a valuable asset that thrives using less of your time. Discover how to predictably scale your business, free yourself from day to day operations and develop your exit strategy and legacy. Duane Johns and Dave Young will show you how to build a thriving business that allows you to spend more time doing what you love. Enjoy the stories, strategies and tactics that have helped hundreds of contractors like you build better lives.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP 09: Building a Workforce

3/2/2021
Here’s an unfortunate truth about the construction industry: Building a workforce of highly qualified workers is a very difficult task. It’s even harder finding young kids who decide construction is a better route for them than college — our culture and school systems have brainwashed kids from a young age that college is the only way to succeed. The reality is there are many forms of education, other than college, that can lead to a successful career. That’s the problem Darren Ash,...

Duration:01:14:42

EP 08: The Unsolvable Problem

2/23/2021
Building high end custom homes is a tough business. You could try to do it all yourself, but that won’t scale. So how do you expand your business without sacrificing the quality you’re known for? You have to master the art of building relationships and surround yourself with the right people. In this episode, custom home builder Jeff Smith discusses the importance of self-development, building bulletproof relationships with trade partners, mentoring the next generation workforce, and how...

Duration:01:42:59

EP 07: Free Estimates Are Too Expensive

2/16/2021
If you’ve been in the building business for any length of time, you’ve experienced the hamster wheel of free estimating. It’s become standard practice because clients have become conditioned to expect it. Actually they expect 3 of them. Unfortunately free estimates are killing the construction industry. They do a disservice to both the customer and the builder. Design build professional Paul Kowalski joins us to discuss how free estimates can consume your time and how to elevate yourself...

Duration:01:46:30

EP 06: It Takes a Village

2/9/2021
There are always excuses for not getting involved in your community. Time, money, effort. Builders also don’t want to be seen as greedy, just in it to make a buck. But your community needs you. You can share your skills and talents in a way that benefits everyone. In this episode, consultant and community manager Whitney Brown discusses how to find the right projects to get involved in, how to help your community without coming across as selfish, and how to motivate your team to make your...

Duration:01:23:46

EP 05: From Risk to Reward

2/2/2021
A construction business involves risk. Building on speculation, working with the wrong clients, and other traps that builders may fall into. Making the wrong decision can send you spiraling into debt, lead to fatigue, or put you out of business. In this episode, building industry thought leader Matt Risinger discusses how to find the right clients, the importance of collaboration and how to avoid debt so your business can thrive. Show highlights include: To learn more about Matt Risinger...

Duration:01:41:01

EP 04: Life Plan

1/26/2021
Life goes by faster than you expect it to. If you don’t live intentionally, you’ll regret all the things you missed out on. A life plan helps you avoid regret. Better still, your life plan also helps you create the business you’ve always wanted. In this episode, award-winning remodeler Steve Barkhouse joins us and we discuss how your eulogy may be the key to the life of your dreams, the importance of company culture, and how to ensure you meet all your goals in life and business. Show...

Duration:01:45:08

EP 03: Highest and Best Use

1/19/2021
You started your business because you’re the best at what you do. Even if you have a team, you’re probably still the best at most tasks in that business. But if you spend time doing things that don’t directly grow your business, you’re wasting time. Worse, you’re setting up your business to fail. You have to determine the highest and best use of your time. In this episode, we discuss how to figure out the tasks you’re best suited for and how to train a killer team to take care of the...

Duration:00:48:53

EP 02: You Can't Scale Chaos

1/12/2021
Many builders and remodelers start their own company because they’re good at what they do. It makes perfect sense… until you realize everything involved in running a business. There aren’t enough hours in a day, and you find yourself completely overwhelmed as the business descends into chaos. Your dream has become a nightmare. Employees can help, but throwing the wrong employees into the mix can make things worse. So how do you lift yourself up out of the chaos? In this episode, author...

Duration:01:27:58

EP 01: Under Construction

1/4/2021
Entrepreneurship can be a lonely and difficult journey. But it doesn't have to be! The Builder Nuggets community is composed of successful industry leaders like yourself. Award winning builders, remodelers, business coaches, industry experts, and fellow podcasters have come together to share their secrets of success. Our mission is to improve our businesses, our lifestyles, and to move the industry forward by focusing on collaboration over competition. In this premiere episode of the...

Duration:00:24:43

The Builder Nuggets Podcast

9/16/2020
Listen to the Builder Nuggets Podcast where builders and remodelers share the elements of success to transform your business into a valuable asset. Duane Johns and Dave Young will show you how to build a thriving business that allows you to spend more time doing what you love. So sit back and enjoy the stories, strategies and tactics that have helped hundreds of contractors like you build better lives.

Duration:00:00:46