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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 31: Making It Happen

8/3/2021
Our guests on this episode are true innovators with a get it done mindset. As representatives for Kohler, an iconic name in our industry, they embody the company’s belief that better business and a better world go hand-in-hand. Join us for a conversation with Amy Dyer & Megen Rapp who believe their company culture is what allows them to make things happen. Show highlights include: How developing your brand and culture as a builder enables you to provide memorable experiences (4:22) Why...

Duration:00:32:05

EP 30: Negotiate Like a Voss!

7/27/2021
A few years ago we read the book Never Split the Difference and it changed how we viewed conversations. Never Split the Difference is a deep dive into a former FBI hostage negotiator's field-tested tools for talking anyone into (or out of) just about anything. Join us for a conversation with Brandon Voss from The Black Swan Group and improve your emotional intelligence. Show highlights include: To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active...

Duration:00:41:41

EP 29: Profit Series (Billable Time)

7/20/2021
When it comes to business, profit should not be a dirty word. In fact, profit is one of the key elements of success and essential if you want to create financial freedom for yourself and others. Because it’s so important we simply can’t fit it all into one episode. We’re doing a series. We're kicking things off in this episode with a look at Billable Time. Show highlights include: To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community of...

Duration:00:27:17

EP 28: Working With Realtors

7/13/2021
How do we turn the general adversarial relationship of builders and realtors into a two way street of collaboration and trust? In this episode our guest Kimberley Mackey shares real world solutions for just this. She has earned the reputation as being an expert in today’s competitive and rapidly changing sales environment. Her broad experience working directly with both builders and realtors brings a unique perspective on how all parts should work together to create the whole. Show...

Duration:00:39:18

EP 27: Who's Leading Your Business?

7/6/2021
We all want to achieve personal and financial freedom through our business but it's not possible without really strong leadership. That leads us to this episode’s topic. Who should be leading your business? Join us for a conversation with international leadership and business coach Gregory Gray. He is the author of Business Owner Freedom: Transform Your Business To Create The Lifestyle You Desire. Greg is also a regular contributor to The Business On Purpose Podcast. Show highlights...

Duration:00:35:12

EP 26: Best Month Ever

6/29/2021
The inspiration for this episode came from an email. A simple note from our guest, a Project Manager on the path to ownership, to the owners of his company. It’s one of those messages that as a business owner you hope to receive. And when you get an email like this, you realize that you’ve created something that is attracting the right people to your mission. Show highlights include: To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community...

Duration:00:31:30

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