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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 25: Be the Pig in a Dog Show (Part 2)

6/22/2021
There is a lot of noise out there these days. Making your business stand out from the crowd is no longer a benefit, it’s a necessity. Our guest Wade Wheeler is going to share with us the elements needed to be unique in your market. Show highlights include: If you’d like to connect with Wade to learn more you can find him at https://www.wadecic.com/. To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community of like-minded builders and...

Duration:01:27:19

EP 24: Be the Pig in a Dog Show (Part 1)

6/15/2021
There is a lot of noise out there these days. Making your business stand out from the crowd is no longer a benefit, it’s a necessity. Our guest Wade Wheeler is going to share with us the elements needed to be unique in your market. Show highlights include: If you’d like to connect with Wade to learn more you can find him at https://www.wadecic.com/. To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community of like-minded builders and...

Duration:01:51:07

EP 23: It's Complicated

6/8/2021
Our guest on this week's episode is Jes Sanders from Studio S. After spending his early days as a residential framer he went on to study architecture and eventually open his own design firm a little over 5 years ago. In a recent conversation we challenge each other to answer the following question. What are the similarities between running a design firm and running a construction company? Our answer. Well, it’s complicated. Show highlights include: If you’d like to learn more about Jes and...

Duration:00:38:17

EP 22: The Roaring 20's

6/1/2021
Few young economists present their insights with the authority, accuracy, and humor that this episodes guest brings to the stage. He delivers with charm and candor, rousing and enlightening all who attend his talks. Join us as we have a conversation with Connor Lokar from ITR Economics about leading indicators for the next decade that will position your business to thrive. Show highlights include: To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our...

Duration:00:45:01

EP 21: Building From Barbados

5/25/2021
Our mission on Builder Nuggets is to help our listeners Build Freedom. In today’s episode we take that to a whole new level as we talk with an owner who’s managing the operations of a $10 Million a year/plus custom building and remodelling company - during a worldwide pandemic - from sunny Barbados. Show highlights include: To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers. If you’d like to get...

Duration:00:35:03

EP 20: The 5 Disciplines

5/18/2021
Bob Whitten is one of the home building industry’s most respected financial & business management consultants. With over 70 recurring clients in over 40 states and 4 Canadian provinces, his firm’s sweet spot is privately held builders doing 20-250 homes per year; although many have grown larger. Join us for a conversation with one of the industry’s most respected financial business management consultants. A lot of people know how to build houses but very few people know how to build good...

Duration:00:32:32

EP 19: Be Magnetic

5/11/2021
Pamela Durkin has been a professional interior designer for more than 29 years. She has been a speaker at the IDS Southwest Florida Conference on how to help other industry professionals run a better business. Join us for a conversation on how to build a magnet that will attract the best clients, the best talent, and the best of everything else. Be Magnetic! Show highlights include: How “Magnetic Marketing” attracts your ideal clients and forever eliminates the feast or famine part of...

Duration:00:43:09

EP 18: It's a Relationship - Not a Transaction

5/4/2021
You need to understand that business is more relational than transactional. In this episode we talk with James Pagano, Owner of Growth Coach of Charlotte. With over 30 years of business ownership experience, and various corporate positions, he is well respected as a leader in professional development. We have had the privilege of getting to know James personally and professionally over the last few years and were fortunate to have him speak at an event we hosted in 2019 around the Power of...

Duration:00:43:07

EP 17: Unicorn Project Managers

4/27/2021
Project Managers will make or break your business. We expect them to do a lot. One of the biggest challenges in our businesses is the ability to attract, train, motivate, and retain top Project Managers. In this episode we hear from three exceptional professionals who came through the Project Manager ranks and now operate their own custom building businesses. Show highlights include: To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community...

Duration:00:45:18

EP 16: Understanding What Scares You

4/20/2021
To be the leader you want to be, you first need to work on yourself. How uncovering your inner strengths (and weaknesses) can propel your team. As the leaders in our businesses we spend a lot of effort on the success and development of our team. In this episode we’re shifting the focus to you, and we’ve brought in a pro to help you unlock what’s already there. High performance business and leadership coach Michael Dauphinee joins us to discuss how to recognize your true potential and...

Duration:00:47:23

EP 15: What Is She Doing Here?

4/13/2021
Our guest Jenny Hoffman has a background in both architecture and construction, she founded her company, J. Hoffman Studio, in 2015 with a focus on designing and building custom modern dream homes. Not only does she design and build some pretty cool homes and spaces, but this pro immerses herself in the industry. She currently serves as a national delegate on the NAHB Leadership Council and is an advocate for professional women in our industry. Show highlights include: To get the most out...

Duration:00:39:43

EP 14: 3 Week Vacation

4/6/2021
In this episode we interview a builder who recently returned from a 3 week hunting expedition. He spent countless hours training to be able to hit one of his big bucket list items. He had no cell phone or internet access, yet, after being gone for 23 days his business was running better than when he left it. This wasn’t always the case. There were times in the past when this builder would go on vacation and come home to a train wreck. He has discovered that if you want your business to run...

Duration:00:34:59

EP 13: Vision, Traction, Healthy

3/30/2021
You have systems and processes in how you build your houses but do you have a great map for how to run your business? Learn the simple, proven format to get everyone behind your mission. EOS & Traction can be the language of your business. David Hickman is a lifetime entrepreneur who gained experience in the family business and, let’s just say, became aware of the challenges associated with that. He is passionate about your success. He’s worked with us in our businesses, and he understands...

Duration:00:45:58

EP 12: The Ultimate Business Model

3/23/2021
Most construction businesses never expand outside of their own market and community. While this strategy may provide you a decent living it limits your ability to scale dramatically. In this episode, Blair McDaniel, owner of Alair Homes, joins us to reveal how you can scale your business so it makes money without you being the one wearing all of the hats. He’s created the Ultimate Business Model. A model that creates the most valuable, lowest risk, most rewarding custom home building and...

Duration:00:50:27

EP 11: Exit Strategy

3/16/2021
Building a business is no easy task. However, many builders never think about selling their business after they’ve built it. Which means they have two options: Scale it down or close it completely. In this episode, we’re revealing the importance of creating an exit strategy from day one, so you can sell your business one day and create personal and financial freedom. Show highlights include: How your business can be worth less than $50k even if you bring in millions every year (4:09)...

Duration:00:33:39

EP 10: The Noble Builder

3/9/2021
Many people in the construction industry try and compete on price. Not only does this cause stress and headaches, but it causes you to become nothing more than a commodity. By creating awareness, and leveraging social media, you can set proper expectations with your clients before you even have the first phone call. It’s about playing the long game. This strategy may not drown you in new appointments tomorrow, but it will help you build a business that pays dividends for years and decades...

Duration:01:58:27

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