The Construction Life-logo

The Construction Life

Education Podcasts

What is The Construction Life? The Construction Life is a daily routine of waking up at 5am, working out, showering, preparing lunch, sending off the family, driving to the construction site, organizing and preparing for the day's work, building, having fun on the job, wrapping up at the end of the day, returning home, spending time with the family, and preparing for the next day. It's a lifestyle that involves a constant commitment to hard work and a love for what you do, and it's never about settling for "good enough." The Construction Life is about striving for excellence every day.

Location:

Canada

Description:

What is The Construction Life? The Construction Life is a daily routine of waking up at 5am, working out, showering, preparing lunch, sending off the family, driving to the construction site, organizing and preparing for the day's work, building, having fun on the job, wrapping up at the end of the day, returning home, spending time with the family, and preparing for the next day. It's a lifestyle that involves a constant commitment to hard work and a love for what you do, and it's never about settling for "good enough." The Construction Life is about striving for excellence every day.

Language:

English

Contact:

416 433-5737


Episodes
Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#591 Satisfaction from an ugly job with Matt Pietrzyk of Wetness Protection

6/19/2024
We talk about the dangers in leaving failing foundations unattended, creating neglect and complacency, catching problems before they get big, polyurethane foundation repair, homes being built too fast, problem solving satisfaction, box store vs supplier pricing, and products that shouldn't be available to DIYers on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Matt Pietrzyk of Wetness Protection at wetnessprotection.ca and @wetness_protection. Reach out at 519-577-0687 and wetnessprotectionkw@gmail.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:29:21

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#590 Surviving a rigged financial system with John W. McGuire of Wealth Eazy

6/15/2024
We celebrate John's book launch with the story of his father and by teaching lessons you won't find in schools. We talk about paying tax on the seed not the harvest, building retirement cashflow, Canadians running US businesses, what has to happen to fix the economy, and not leaving money to the kids on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find John W. McGuire's new book Wealth Without Wall Street on Amazon and Indigo. Find more at JohnWMcguire.com and @John.W.McGuire. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:34:00

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#589 Heavy equipment renting with Camille and Phil of Edge1 Equipment Rentals.

6/11/2024
Camille and Phil tell us about leadership in a male-dominated industry, changes in communication, matching services to client needs, prioritizing safety, and deciding what to buy. We also discuss covid's effect on brands, issues with changing to battery, and teaching kids that construction is an option on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Camille Jagdeo and Phil da Costa of Edge1 Equipment Rentals at Edge1.ca and @Edge1Equipment. Reach out at 1-800-216-6663, Camille@Edge1.ca, and Phil@Edge1.ca. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:38:11

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#588 Building Joy, a call-in podcast for Trades seeking a brighter, more fulfilling life on & off the job site!

6/9/2024
Welcome to the first episode of Building Joy, the live call-in podcast series for those seeking a brighter, more fulfilling life on and off the job site! Together with Teresa Greco, a certified happiness life coach and founder of Steps to Happiness Coaching, we lay the foundation for a happier, more satisfying life. In each episode, we delve into the unique challenges and opportunities faced by construction workers in pursuit of happiness. From long hours and physical exertion to the camaraderie and sense of accomplishment, we explore how to maximize joy in every aspect of your construction career and personal life. On this episode we talk about being weighed down by professional life with Jonathan Cinelli, working on happiness despite mental illness with Alex @BlueCollar506, learning to let others handle things with Clifford of Pegasus Underpinning, finding happiness in making peace with Larry Serpa, gaining perspective from the negative with Laurie, connecting to the universe with Taha of Crewmen Group, and keeping relationships strong through family changes with Jason of Property Max Development. Tune in to hear how others are finding their happiness on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Want to work on your happiness with Teresa? Check out her coaching programs TeresaGreco.ca or reach out on IG @TeresaGreco_StepstoHappiness or by email at StepstoTrueHappiness@gmail.com Teresa Greco B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed, Ph.D. student Teresa Greco is a certified happiness life coach pursuing her Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology and inner happiness. She is a multiple-time TEDx speaker, 4X bestselling author, international writer, and editor of a Canadian lifestyle magazine. An educator of over 25 years and educational technologies consultant, Teresa is also the host of two Internet TV and radio shows. As the founder of Steps to Happiness Coaching, Teresa helps individuals and organizations who are looking for more love, peace and happiness in their lives. Learn more about Teresa and her coaching programs on: Website: teresagreco.ca Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stepstotruehappiness https://www.facebook.com/teresa.greco.773 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/teresagreco_stepstohappiness/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresagreco/ YouTube: @teresagreco_stepstohappiness TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@teresa_greco **BIG NEWS: My TEDx Talk "Does money buy happiness? Here's what the experts say." is now out on YouTube. I hope you'll check it out 🙏❤️

Duration:02:07:26

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#587 Building a painting business with Justin and Mark of 519 Painters.

6/8/2024
Justin and Mark tell us about doorknocking competitions, summer vs winter work, faulty paints, screening new employees, caring for tools, stolen vans and deck staining on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Justin Georgopoulos and Mark Shelley of 519 Painters at 519Painters.com and @519Painters. Reach out at 519-686-3870 and Info@519Painters.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:34:34

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#586 Leaving clients better than you found them with James Kenneth of The Door Supply

6/6/2024
James tells us about teach clients hire to avoid being taken advantage of by upselling and poor products. We discuss removing sales people, strange doors, finding your clients, overvaluing convenience, cash jobs, and the hard times mindset on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find James Kenneth of The Door Supply at TheDoorSupply.com and @TheDoorSupplyOfficial Reach out at Build@theDoorSupply.com Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:29:04

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#585 The truth about brain injuries with Mind Forward Brain Injury Services

6/4/2024
Joined by Ashley Budd, Hunter Saggar, Andrea Ure and Mike Redgers, we discuss the prevalence of brain injuries, establishing touch points with patients, the importance of helmets, how age effects recovery, neuroplasticity and maintaining brain health on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Mind Forward Brain Injury Services at MindForward.org and @MindForwardBIS. Reach out at Info@MindForward.org. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:26:06

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#584 The truth of cyber safety with Robert Falzon of Check Point Software Technologies

6/2/2024
Robert teaches us the dangers of technology and how it's used against us for profit. We talk about what we can do to protect ourselves from the poorly regulated technology that surrounds us on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Robert Falzon of Check Point Software Technologies at CheckPoint.com and on LinkedIn. Reach out at Robert@Falzon.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:32:09

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#583 Toronto infrastructure developments with Charles G. Crans of Geo-Structural Project Services.

6/1/2024
Charles tells us about the Union Station revitalization, solutions to Toronto's traffic problems, unnecessary restrictions, lack of cooperation between government agencies, and possible tunneling beneath the harbour. Learn how infrastructure is forging ahead on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Reach out to Charles Crans of Charles G. Crans Geo-Structural Project Services at CGCrans@outlook.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:27:25

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#582 Out-of-the-box reno details with Karl Wawrzyniak of @Renos_by_Karl

5/30/2024
We talk about making function beautiful, heating unconventional surfaces, boring safety in shaker, and renovating for children. We also discuss finding your crew, backing your word, lack of safety in comfort and understanding what going on your own entails on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Karl on Instagram @Renos_by_Karl. Reach out at 416-558-4499 and RenosbyKarl@yahoo.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:40:05

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#581 Getting paid in commercial high-rise construction with David Sierra of RCS Insulation

5/26/2024
David tells us about struggling against a builder that doesn't want to pay and Manny lays out what a trade has to do to get paid without getting legal involved. Don't let them win by giving up on your money with this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find David of RCS Insulation at RCSInsulation.ca and @RCSInsulation. Reach out at 416-731-4235 and Contact@RCSInsulation.ca. Also check out Takara Imports; Importing quality Japanese work clothes for North American tradespeople. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:35:00

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#580 Making children in need smile with Mike Valchuk of Building Dreams Contracting

5/19/2024
Mike tells us about his life changing experience volunteer building in Mexico through Baja Bound. We also discuss the value of honesty, being a good loser, finding the best of every brand, running a relationship business, designing a smart kitchen, and hiding surprises for future renovators on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Mike Valchuk of Building Dreams Contracting at BuildingDreamsInc.ca and @BuildingDreamsConstracting. Reach out at Mike@BuildingDreamsInc.ca. Find Baja Bound at BajaBound.org. Find out about sponsoring a child's education with BajaED at BajaED.org. For more information on the orphanages mentioned, reach out to Jessica Babcock of Baja Love at JessCBC@hotmail.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:51:30

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#579 Getting into the tradesperson’s longevity mindset with Dr. Luigi Nalli of PinPoint Health

5/12/2024
Luigi teaches us how to combat repetitive action injuries, the necessity of varied movements, what to do about low back pain, preventing future issues, how to protect joints, and treating physical problems physically. He breaks down the simple steps for longevity on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Dr. Luigi Nalli on Instagram @Dr.LouNalli and reach out at LNalli@PinPointHealth.ca. Find PinPoint Health at PinPointHealth.ca and @PinPoint_Health. Reach out at 416-744-7900 and Info@PinPointHealth.ca. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:50:15

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#578 Affordable housing for the aging population with Ian Jones of BGI Group and The Joy Concept

5/6/2024
Gianluca Pascale of The Constructor's Guild joins in this conversation with Ian who walks us though The Joy Concept's proposal for building affordable rental housing through compassionate capitalism. We discuss issues with the government's focus on reelection, gatekeeping costs for building in Canada, and changing the NIMBY mindset on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Ian Jones of BGI Group and The Joy Concept at BGIGroup.ca, MyJoyLiving.com and on LinkedIn at Ian Jones MRICS. Reach out at Ian@BGIGroup.ca. Find Gianluca Pascale of The Constructor's Guild at ConstructorsGuild.com and on LinkedIn at Gianluca Pascale. Reach out at Gianluca@ConstructorsGuild.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:29:36

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#577 Building infrastructure and economic struggles with Jason Farris of Glenmore Custom Homes.

5/1/2024
Jason tells us about what goes into a substation, becoming just a number, what highrise cancellations mean for the industry, cost of living consequences, and constant price increases. We also discuss online marketing scams, and substance abuse on the jobsite on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Jason Farris of Glenmore Custom Homes on Instagram @GlenmoreCustomHomes. Reach out at 647-332-5516 and Jason.Farris@GlenmoreCustomHomes.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:31:14

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#576 Too impatient to succeed with AJ Cappuccitti thoughts on trades today, AC Custom Reno

4/28/2024
We talk about shiny object syndrome, learning delayed gratification, why old trades struggle to get off the tools, when to stay an employee, and understanding that ROI doesn't always mean money. We also talk about how to let clients hire their own trades while protecting yourself, and the future of visionary and integrator partnerships on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find AJ Cappuccitti of AC Custom Reno at ACCustom.ca and @ACCustomRenoInc. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and

Duration:01:29:05

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#575 Escaping track building prison with Daniel da Costa of Sons of Carpentry

4/27/2024
Daniel tells us about working long hours doing the same thing over and over and trying to do good work on a speed motivated jobsite. We also discuss the myth of natural talent, educating clients, how to use Pinterest better, dealing with hires that don't care, and leaning how to make each tool work best on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Daniel da Costa of Sons of Carpentry at SonsofCarpentry.ca and @SonsofCarpentry. Reach out at SonsofCarpentry@gmail.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:26:42

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#574 Different perspectives in woodworking with Mike Huber, James Goerzen, Jamie Robert, & Gavin Gaudreault

4/24/2024
We talk about the mentorship landscape, being openminded about new methods, learning from each project, and building with other trades in mind. We also discuss understanding your market and balancing being an artist and running a business on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Reach out to Mike Huber of Mike Huber Works at hubermiker@gmail.com and @hubermachine. Find James Goerzen at Conestoga. Reach out to Jamie Roberts of Jamie Roberts Custom Woodworking at jrobertscustomwoodworking@gmail.com and @jamierobertscustomwoodworking. Reach out to Gavin Gaudreault on Instagram @gaudreault13. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:42:35

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#573 Starting sustainability conversations with Aron Jones of Big Dog Construction

4/23/2024
We talk about the push towards electric, needing to build smaller, rushing for affordable housing, multi-family resistance, teaching sustainablity to the trades, and the issues with minimum code. We also discuss the perfect wall assembly and reducing expectations to build quality on a budget with this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Find Aron Jones of Big Dog Construction on Instagram @BigDogConstruction.GM. Reach out at BigDogConstruction@live.ca. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:33:56

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

#572 From woodworking school into the industry with Professor Trevor Hibbs and former students

4/22/2024
From woodworking school into the industry with Professor Trevor Hibbs and former students Mitch, Nathan and Saleh. They tell us about coming from different backgrounds, going through the Conestoga program, and making capstone projects. We also discuss fighting mass-produced products, learning to let go of projects, mixed material creativity, and clients not appreciating skill on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Reach out to Trevor Hibbs of Conestoga College at thibbs@conestogac.on.ca. Reach out to Mitch of Salzburg Interiors & Furniture at mitchbosnyak@gmail.com and @BozzyB00ts. Reach out to Nathan Banks of NEFF Beautiful Living at nateb95@icloud.com and @NathanBanks95. Reach out to Saleh of NEFF Beautiful Living at salzakar@gmail.com and @SalehZakk. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news

Duration:01:35:10