Management & Marketing

The Art of Construction

Devon Tilly & Kevin Keefe / The Art of Construction

The Art of Construction helps contractors and architects grow their businesses by exploring the world of construction. Every week, Devon Tilly & Kevin Keefe of Mountain View Window & Door in Denver, will take you inside the minds of building industry leaders to learn their secrets to success. Consider this podcast to be your own business advisory board: sharing real life examples, navigating through the opportunities and land mines of the construction business with advice that you can implement in your business to continue making it better and more profitable.

Episodes

91: People Whisperers - How Consultants Can Help your Business
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91: People Whisperers - How Consultants Can Help your Business

Victoria Gaulrapp, owner of Drive Your Development and real life people whisperer, joins us on this episode of the Art of Construction. Victoria shares how she works with companies to help people and teams communicate better to reach their full potential.

90: Edgeless Architecture - Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces
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90: Edgeless Architecture - Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces

Gordon Hudelson of Edgeless Innovations joins us on The Art of Construction to share how he approaches the indoor/outdoor living spaces trend. Gordon designs houses that showcase the natural environment and have internal spaces that encourage togetherness. This episode explains big door product offerings, such as the Andersen MultiGlide door, that are more than just a door - they are a high performance tool in creating stylish and innovative lifestyles.

89: Using Engineering, Construction and Sustainability as a Business Model for Success
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89: Using Engineering, Construction and Sustainability as a Business Model for Success

Matt Strong, President C1S Group, joins us on the Art of Construction to share how his company brings ECS - Engineering, Construction and Sustainability to their projects. Their areas of expertise in design and construction include critical environments such as semiconductor, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, defense and industrial facilities. C1S excels in designing and installing projects safely, timely and without interruption to business operations.

88: The Art of Construction takes on GlassBuildAmerica!
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88: The Art of Construction takes on GlassBuildAmerica!

If you have a window and door business, you need to know about GlassBuildAmerica! Not only is it the industry’s annual trade show, but GlassBuild also hosts Window & Door Dealer days - an event within an event just for dealers. Join Devon and guest co-host Greg Hernandez as they talk to some of the people who make GlassBuild happen and also listen in on other dealers and guests who made the trip to Atlanta for the 2017 event.

87: Photo Measurement - A New Tool to Fast Track Your Business
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87: Photo Measurement - A New Tool to Fast Track Your Business

James Pardue, Senior Vice President of Sales at the Spike Business Unit of ikeGPS, joins us on this episode of the Art of Construction. James tells us about Spike, a laser extension for your smart phone that allows you to take quick and accurate measurements and overlay them on photographs, all without the need for rulers or additional tools. Learn how to fast track your estimates to save your business time and money.

86: Project Designers - Making Your Design Perfect
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86: Project Designers - Making Your Design Perfect

Kristen Thomas, owner of the premier design firm Studio Thomas, joins us on the Art of Construction. Kristen shares her tips for working with clients to bring them the home interior that matches their lifestyle while adding value to their house. She also recounts her journey that began with childhood trips to Ace Hardware, starting her own firm, servicing celebrity clients, and the business tools and tips she uses as her studio grows.

85: How to Make Your Contracting Business Successful
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85: How to Make Your Contracting Business Successful

Whether you are a contractor or an entrepreneur, you won’t want to miss this episode of The Art of Construction. Tom Reber from The Contract Fight podcast joins us with tips on how to own your baggage to grow your business and improve your life.

84: If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It
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84: If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we a wonderful conversation with Madeleine MacRae, Owner of MM MacRae Coaching & Consulting. Sit back and have a listen while we discuss strategies for growing and making your company more profitable. Madeleine even has a free gift for you during the show!

83: Eliminate the Muda from Your Process for Project Success
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83: Eliminate the Muda from Your Process for Project Success

On this episode of the Art of Construction, Matt McMullen, Owner of CREATE Architecture, shares his elaborate background in design and construction and how it has got him to where he is now. He discusses removing the Muda (waste and excess) from your process and putting together what he calls “Tactical Strike Teams” in its place. You will walk away from this show with new ideas on how to develop your relationships with clients and colleagues.

82: What you need to know about Modular Homes
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82: What you need to know about Modular Homes

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have an enlightening conversation with Audree Grubesic, Owner of Modular Sure Site. Her company services builders and industry leaders that need site work for modular builds. Audree shares her knowledge of modular homes and the many benefits they offer. This conversation will make you forget about your preconceived notions of modular homes and consider the possibility of using them for your next project.

81: Tools to Help You and Your Crew Get Ahead in the Construction Industry
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81: Tools to Help You and Your Crew Get Ahead in the Construction Industry

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have a great conversation with Taylor Ryan, head of Marketing at GenieBelt, which is located across the pond in Denmark! GenieBelt is a project management tool that has over 20,000 users worldwide. This fun conversation with Taylor will help you understand how this tool can help your crew be more efficient and what makes it different from all the other project management programs.

80: Learn by Doing & Trusting Your Gut Along the Way
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80: Learn by Doing & Trusting Your Gut Along the Way

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have a wonderful chat with Crystal Russell, Founder of TVL Creative. Crystal shares tons of insight into how to build and maintain relationships with clients, builders and employees as a new or small business owner. We also discuss the importance of learning to trust your gut, even if it means turning away certain leads, and the many benefits you can gain from doing so. Hear advice on how to work with clients to ensure your projects will be successful.

79: Understanding Key Contracts and Forms Necessary for Your Project
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79: Understanding Key Contracts and Forms Necessary for Your Project

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have an educational talk with Kenneth W. Cobleigh, Esq., Managing Director and Counsel, AIA Contract Documents, at the American Institute of Architects. AIA Contract Documents offers 180+ construction contracts and forms that can be used for a wide variety of projects, providing an inexpensive alternative to manuscript documents. Have a listen as Kenneth goes into detail about the many documents they offer. He also offers advice on the recently released 2017 owner/contractor agreements and how the changes affect contractors.

78: How Does Biomimicry Apply to Architecture?
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78: How Does Biomimicry Apply to Architecture?

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have an awe-inspiring conversation with Cynthia Fishman, an Architect at KTGY Architecture + Planning. Cynthia is currently working on her Master of Science in Biomimicry through Arizona State University. “What is biomimicry?” you ask? Have a listen as Cynthia shares her knowledge about biomimicry and how it can be applied to architecture

77: Technology for the Construction Industry: Making Life Easier while in the Field
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77: Technology for the Construction Industry: Making Life Easier while in the Field

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we discuss PlanGrid with Co-Founder and CTO, Ralph Gootee. PlanGrid is a construction management app that allows real time project updates, storage of all project documents, the ability to work offline and online, easy collaboration and more. It is the largest digital repository of blue prints in the world. Have a listen as we learn about all of the wonderful features Plangrid offers to anyone working in the construction industry.

76: Think Outside the Box When it Comes to Finding New Talent for Your Construction Business
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76: Think Outside the Box When it Comes to Finding New Talent for Your Construction Business

On this episode of the Art of Construction, Masami Kinoshita provides great insight into the construction industry labor shortage. In this engaging conversation, Masami, a Project Manager at Invision Inc., shares his knowledge and ideas on ways to find quality workers as well as technological steps that you should be taking with your business so it doesn’t get left behind.

75: What are the Keys to a Successful Home Building Project?
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75: What are the Keys to a Successful Home Building Project?

On this episode of the Art of Construction we have a wonderful conversation with Tim Coughran, Owner of Alderview Construction. Having experience in both commercial and residential construction, Tim brings valuable information to the discussion. We learn insightful tactics on collaboration, working with clients, and processes which tie together to create a successful project

74: Building from the Fundamentals
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74: Building from the Fundamentals

On this episode of the Art of Construction we chat with Alex Gore and Lance Cayco, owners of the architect firm F9 Productions Inc. Alex and Lance share their amazing story of building a Tiny House that was featured on HGTV’s Tiny House Big Living. They also share how they utilize their past work experience and relate it to the BIM work they do now. Once again, as in many of our shows, we get an understanding of how important collaboration is and examples of how it can increase the success of your projects.

73: The Evolution of Sales Consultant to Trusted Advisor
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73: The Evolution of Sales Consultant to Trusted Advisor

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we sit down with Gunther Kuhn, Trusted Advisor at Mountain View Window & Door. Gunther discusses what it means to be a Trusted Advisor to clients and he goes on to explain why it is important. After listening to this episode you will walk away with an understanding of successful techniques for creating strong relationships with your clients and knowledge of why having your client’s trust can speed up the process and improve the outcome of projects.

72: What it Means to Consider Lifestyle Environments and “Landscape Cosmetic Surgery”
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72: What it Means to Consider Lifestyle Environments and “Landscape Cosmetic Surgery”

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we sit down with S. Robert August, one of the most distinguished, award-winning marketing, management, and sales strategists in the world today. He is Founder and President of North Star Synergies, Inc. specializing in working with builders, developers, REALTORS®, economic development councils, suppliers, manufacturers and related businesses. Robert shares a wealth of valuable knowledge and discusses several topics with us such as trends in the building industry, universal design and opportunities to grow your business.

71: Advanced Building Science Standardization to the Rescue
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71: Advanced Building Science Standardization to the Rescue

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we sit down with Mariana Pickering and Enrico Bonilauri, Owners of Emu Systems. They discuss passive house standards, air & moisture flow, risk and liability, process inefficiencies, and how they have come up with a way to standardize it all to improve the building process. Have a listen as we chat with Mariana and Enrico about their solutions to removing hurdles and helping construction industry professionals achieve their goals.

70: Design Build vs. Design Bid
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70: Design Build vs. Design Bid

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have an informative conversation with Jeff Ayers and Jeff Gates, Co-Owners of Denver Design Build. They let us in on practices they have adopted to make their company successful, from happy employees to satisfied customers. Ayers and Gates also share what they do to save time and discuss the difference between using a design build process and standard bid process.

69: Design Inspired by Your Story
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69: Design Inspired by Your Story

On this episode of the Art of Construction, we have a delightful chat with Owner/Principle of Studio 10, Kristen Terjesen and her Creator of Opportunities, Amy Dunn. As a young motivated design firm, with goals to double the size of the company, Kristen and Amy share with us several strategies they utilize to achieve that growth. Working with both residential and commercial architects, builders, sub-contractors and manufacturers, Studio 10 shares techniques and processes they use to develop strong client relationships and project success.

68: Anchoring Your Firm’s Digital Identity
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68: Anchoring Your Firm’s Digital Identity

On this episode of Art of Construction we learn about Monograph from Co-Founder Robert Yuen. Three Architects have come together to bring you a website builder geared towards Architects and the AEC community. As we learn about Robert’s company it becomes clear that strengthening your firm’s presence with a technology designed by architects for architects could turn out to be more beneficial than other tools. Have a listen as we discuss the top 3 things you can do to increase your online presence.

67: Bringing Community to the Construction Industry
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67: Bringing Community to the Construction Industry

On this episode of the Art of Construction we introduce Bryce Ballew, Founder of Tradecraft Industries and Sarah Battani, Director of Operations. Tradecraft Industries is a co-working space for the construction industry. Bryce and Sarah share with us how it provides everything you need to scale up your business, serves as a community space for construction industry professionals to meet and collaborate, while keeping your overhead low. This is another great tool to add to your toolbox.

66: Andersen Windows & Doors: Focusing on Customers & Bringing Solutions
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66: Andersen Windows & Doors: Focusing on Customers & Bringing Solutions

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION we a have a revealing conversation with Andersen Windows & Doors’ Rob Garofalo, Senior Business Manager, and Nathan Cregeur, Product Manager. They share a plethora of information providing insight into the company’s focus on architects and contractors. They also discuss how product development is influenced by customer desires and needs, sustainability, and emerging industry trends. You will walk away from this episode with a better understanding of the tremendous benefits and peace of mind gained by utilizing Andersen Windows & Doors on your projects.

65: How to get the Right Exterior Millwork for Your Project
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65: How to get the Right Exterior Millwork for Your Project

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION we chat with Kurt Bouma, Partner at Architectural Elements and Wholesale Millwork. They offer top quality exterior trim materials and custom fabrication made of PVC or Urethane, providing a low maintenance option for your projects. Have a listen as Kurt explains how they can create exactly what you are looking for rather than limiting you to generic sizes and designs.

#KurtBouma #ArchitecturalElements #WholesaleMillwork #custompvcfabrication #exteriormillwork #windowtrim #newconstruction #houseconstruction #PolyurethaneMouldedMillworkProducts #SyntheticArchitecturalMillwork #decorativecorniceandcrownmouldings #nomaintenancecorbel

64: The Secret to “Forever Barnwood” – Reclaimed?
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64: The Secret to “Forever Barnwood” – Reclaimed?

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION we introduce you to Chad Bleeker and Jason Bast, Co-Owners of Forever Barnwood. Their company was born out of Architects and Contractors need to find reclaimed barn wood that is more accessible and available in unlimited quantities. Through this discussion you will learn the process, products and styles Forever Barnwood provides. They offer a beautiful, environmentally safe replacement option that eliminates the headaches of searching for the reclaimed barn wood that may no longer be available in the quantities needed for your project.

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63: Building Sustainable
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63: Building Sustainable

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION we have a wonderful discussion with David Eisenberg and Laura Bartels. Laura is the Executive Director of the Mindful Life Program and has 20 years of experience in the field of sustainable building and community development. David is the co-founder and Director of the Development Center for Appropriate Technology and has led the effort to create a sustainable context for building codes. Listen as they share their experiences and knowledge with us about sustainable building and provide valuable information that you can use on your projects.

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62: How to Live a Full Life Perspective
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62: How to Live a Full Life Perspective

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION we introduce you to what living a Full Life Perspective is all about. Devon Tilly was introduced to this concept by it’s creator Greg Gebben and now Devon is bringing this training to the new age to benefit all of us who are looking for REAL tools to help us accomplish our goals. Living the Full Life Perspective will not only enhance your personal life but your professional life as well!

#DevonTilly #FullLifePerspective #achievegoals #makingpersonalgoals #motivationaltraining #challengeyourself #personalandbusinessgrowth #MountainViewWindowandDoor #inspiration #personalaccomplishments #retirementtool #selfimprovement

61: The Art of Constructive Conversation
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61: The Art of Constructive Conversation

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION we have an eye-opening conversation with Gregory Hernandez, owner of G Karl Company. Gregory discusses the many ways an individual can continue to develop themselves as well as their company. You will walk away from this show understanding what it means to be a trusted advisor to your clients, how to obtain employees that you can consider trusted partners and a fresh new perspective of how to improve your business.

#Companyimprovement #companydevelopment #GregoryHernandez #GKarlCompany #embracingchange #hiringemployees #clientrelationships #persuasivepower #refinementplanning #refiningmoments #improvingsales #growbusiness

60: Insight into the Fenestration Industry for Construction Professionals
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60: Insight into the Fenestration Industry for Construction Professionals

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION we have an insightful discussion with Emily Thompson, Editor of Window & Door Magazine. Working for an organization that is focused on educating the construction industry and elevating fenestration, Emily has a lot to offer our guests. Topics covered include upcoming trends, what makes dealers and manufacturers stand out in the industry, and how she has seen collaboration work successfully.

#Fenestration #WindowandDoorMagazine #EmilyThompson #Constructionindustry #WindowDealeroftheyear #MountainViewWindowandDoor #WindowandDoorDealerAlliance #WDDA #top100windowmanufacturers #industrycollaboration #windowtrends

59: The Principles of Modern Architecture
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59: The Principles of Modern Architecture

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we have an educational chat with Neal Evers, Architect, AIA at HMH Architecture and Instructor at CU Boulder. As an architect that has worked in various firms, large to small, and currently teaches architecture students, Neal has a wide variety of attention-grabbing knowledge about the profession. From discussions about the transition from student to professional, to figuring out what your clients truly desire, to architectural techniques and more, this episode provides a wealth of information to everyone from architecture students to fully experienced architects.

#NealEvers #HMHArchitecture #Architectureinstructor #CUBoulderarchitect #Modernarchitecture #principlesofarchitecture #buildingclientrelationships #aluminumwindows #cladwindows #workcollaboration #contractorcommunication #architecture

58: Don’t Wait to Talk Hardware
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58: Don’t Wait to Talk Hardware

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we have an illuminating conversation with Tim Zorich, Sales Consultant and Hardware Specialist at Mountain View Window & Door. Tim has over 40 years experience working with decorative hardware and shares his wealth of knowledge on how to make the hardware side of your project go smoothly. Tune in and learn the reasons why thinking about hardware early on in your project can help you hit your budget and result in the aesthetics you are striving for.

#TimZorich #MountainViewWindowandDoor #decorativehardware #hardwarespecialist #constructionbudget #newhomebuild #rockymountainhardware #emtek #windowhardware #doorhardware #contractorcollaboration #mortiselock

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57: Unlock the secrets of Chief Architect with expert Dan Baumann
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57: Unlock the secrets of Chief Architect with expert Dan Baumann

On this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we spoke to Chief Architect Expert, Dan Baumann. Back in 1993, Baumann owned a construction company. Around that time he started using Chief Architect in its earliest iterations. Since then he has become one of the software’s chief experts, advising and training the architectural community on how to best utilize Chief Architect to help grow their business. We ask why he’s stuck with Chief Architect over the years, his journey into education with the product, and learn about his 15 reasons you should be charging more for your home plans.

56: How to Ensure the Success of Your Construction Projects
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56: How to Ensure the Success of Your Construction Projects

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we have an educational talk with Peter Brown, Owner of Peter Brown Innovative Design. Not only does the conversation focus on the success of projects, but we dig deeper and learn about the actual methods Peter uses to attain and maintain communication, organization, relationships, collaboration and foresight, all of these very important elements play a role in that success.

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55: “Where You Begin is not Always Where You End Up”
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55: “Where You Begin is not Always Where You End Up”

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we have an informative chat with Matt Jones, Owner of Tradie Web Guys and Host of The Site Shed, about the importance of building a presence for your business and the tools you can utilize to build that presence. Matt shares with us his experience working in the trade and how he ended up where he is today. After this show you will know what content creation and targeted marketing is, as well as the value of investing in yourself and your business.

#MattJones #TradieWebGuys #TheSiteShed #Contentcreation #Targetmarketing #Businesstools #businessmarketing #companygrowth #construction #architects #contractors #tradies

54: Doug Patt Author of How to Architect
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54: Doug Patt Author of How to Architect

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we have an insightful conversation with Doug Patt, Architect and Author. Doug discusses the bad rap that architects have on job sites and shares with us ways he has learned to dissolve those preconceived notions and build strong working relationships with GC’s. We also learn what it takes to be efficient while working remotely. With Doug’s plethora of learning tools available to architects you will walk away with valuable information after this show.

53: Architecture is the Medium Through Which We Experience Our World
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53: Architecture is the Medium Through Which We Experience Our World

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we have an inspirational discussion with Lindsey Love and Lindsay Schack, owners of Love|Schack Architecture, about what led them to found their partnership and the stepping stones they are taking to grow it. They are committed to building sustainable, high-performance, natural buildings. They discuss their experiences working with natural materials and passive home methodology and how this approach can be applied to your practice. You will also learn several strategies they use to make projects run smoothly and successfully.

52: Collaborating in Construction and Understanding Your Why
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52: Collaborating in Construction and Understanding Your Why

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we sit down with Ken Patton, General Manager of Rize Construction, LLC. With the conversation centering on start-up companies and successful collaboration, Ken shares some key components to hit the ground running. In a noteworthy and motivating discussion, you will gain a valuable understanding of: • Developing your company culture • Handling transitions your company will encounter • Identifying what departments your company will require • Investing in marketing and technology to help your company to grow

#KenPatton #RizeConstructionLLC #startupcompany #constructioncollaboration #creatingacompanyculture #smallbusiness #growyourbusiness #investingintechnology #investinginmarketing #contractors #architects #builders

51: Mobile Collaboration for the Construction Industry
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51: Mobile Collaboration for the Construction Industry

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we have an eye opening conversation with Yves Frinault, CEO and Co-Founder of Fieldwire. Yves shares with us a wonderful mobile construction management tool for Foremen and Supers to make project execution more efficient. Devon and Kevin discuss with Yves the slow start the industry has had on utilizing technology and what exactly embracing it, using tools such as Fieldwire, can do for your company to increase project success.

#YvesFrinault #Fieldwire #freeconstructionapp #constructionsuperintendent #foremen #projectmanagementtool #mobileconstructionmanagement #projectexecution #projectimprovement #constructionefficiency #engineers #punchlistapp

50: How to Save Money for Your Clients While Enhancing Your Design
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50: How to Save Money for Your Clients While Enhancing Your Design

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we engage in a stimulating conversation with Jayshree Shah, Technical Marketing Representative, AIA NCARB LEED AP BD+C at American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Jayshree shares exercises that have proven successful in getting: • your company or firm name out there • to know more individuals and companies in the building industry • to know the community and what’s going on in it Jayshree discusses steps you can take to make the best economical decisions for your project and shares the many ways that AISC can be a wonderful and free resource for architects, contractors, engineers and developers. With thought-provoking ways to promote your business, as well as solutions to reduce project costs, our 50th Episode will not disappoint!

#JayshreeShah #AIA #AmericanInstituteofSteelConstruction #constructionindustry #maintainingbudget #architects #contractors #homebuilders #reduceprojectcosts #AISC #steeldesign #designprofessionals

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49: Giving Your Business a Leg Up in the Construction Industry
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49: Giving Your Business a Leg Up in the Construction Industry

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, Jason Brown, President of Ascent Builders, discusses his experience of growing a small high-end remodeling and construction company into a large full service general contracting company, covering all phases of residential and commercial construction. You’ll learn how to utilize technology as a key component to improve customer service, project management and other elements of your business. Jason shares the mistakes he made, and what he would have done differently, as well as the choices and actions that have helped his company thrive.

Jason Brown, Ascent Builders, Basement Partners, Construction, Architects, Contractors, small business growth, contracting company, technology in construction, high-end remodeling, general contracting, project management

#JasonBrown #AscentBuilders #BasementPartners #Construction #Architects #Contractors #smallbusinessgrowth #contractingcompany #technologyinconstruction #highendremodeling #generalcontracting #projectmanagement

48: Enoch Sears on What You Didn’t Learn in Architecture School
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48: Enoch Sears on What You Didn’t Learn in Architecture School

On this episode of the Art of Construction, Enoch Sears, Architect and Founder of Business of Architecture and ArchitectsMarketing.com, shares with us, through his research of successful architecture firms, what it takes for a small firm architect to succeed. Enoch is famous for helping architects increase their income and freedom using client attraction strategies. On this episode you will learn 4 key elements to help you receive steady income and win the projects that you desire while maintaining a balanced work and personal life.

Enoch Sears is known as the most sought-after expert on marketing for architects. He founded Business of Architecture and Architects Marketing to help solo architects and small firms run a better business so they can have the peace of mind to focus on creating great architecture.

#Architects #enochsears #architectureschool #businessofarchitecture #architectsmarketing #marketing #companysuccess #projectsuccess #smallbusiness #smallfirms #podcast #socialmedia #negotiating #workefficiency #architecturestudents #technology #architecttool #projectmanagement

47: Managing Big Projects in a Big City
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47: Managing Big Projects in a Big City

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, Connor Fox, Project Manager for L & K Partners Inc., gives us a view of building from the Project Manager’s perspective. You will gain professional insight into job site management while Connor shares methods he uses to ensure projects are completed on time and according to plan.

46: Being an International Architect
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46: Being an International Architect

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we have a conversation with Jeffrey Dungan, Principal of Jeffrey Dungan Architects. With 80% of his projects being outside of the state he resides in, Jeffrey explains why it is important to keep your firm from being limited to one region. Through Jeffrey’s story you will learn what stretching beyond your comfort zone can do for you and your firm and why it might just be something you want to tackle. Listening to Jeffrey’s experiences and his approach to architecture you will be inspired to grow your firm in ways you may have never considered before.

#JeffreyDungan #JeffreyDunganArchitects #internationalarchitect #designinspiration #businessgrowth #InstituteofClassical Architecture #Designprofessional #collaboration #creativearchitecture #AmericanInstituteofArchitectsawardwinner #Shutzeawardwinner #authenticarchitecture

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45: Build Green Without Compromising Functionality Or Beauty
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45: Build Green Without Compromising Functionality Or Beauty

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, Scott Rodwin, AIA, LEED AP, Principal of Rodwin Architecture and Skycastle Construction shares a wealth of valuable information for contractors and architects. Scott has been building green for 25 years and learning from that experience. He shares ways to predict and control cost, how to keep things from getting lost in translation from architect to builder and how to build a net zero home that has the look your clients desire. Interested in sustainable building or not, this episode will provide you with ways to improve the success of your business while designing and/or building luxury homes.

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#ScottRodwin #Sustainablebuilding #Greenbuilding #RodwinArchitecture #SkycastleConstruction #contractors #architects #netzerohomes #luxuryhomebuilding #greendesignbuild #leedcertified #regenerativehousing

44: The Floor to Ceiling Solution for Your Luxury Build
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44: The Floor to Ceiling Solution for Your Luxury Build

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Mark McCoy (Vice President, Sales & Marketing) and Craig Johnson (Region Manager) of Fleetwood Windows and Doors. In this show you will receive an in-depth explanation of what makes Fleetwood’s luxury aluminum product so special in the marketplace and why it is the superior choice for modern luxury builds. Several of their door and window styles are discussed, as well as the hardware, allowing you to walk away from this episode understanding how your projects will benefit from the Fleetwood line. With floor to ceiling glass options, thin contemporary sightlines and massive pocketing mulitsliding doors you can give your clients that true indoor/outdoor living space that is so desirable in today’s custom home market.

#FleetwoodWindowsandDoors #MarkMcCoy #CraigJohnson #FloortoCeilingwindows #indooroutdoorliving #luxurydoors windows #aluminumwindowsdoors #architects #contractors #modernhomebuilds #multislidedoor #bigdoors

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43: A Shipping Container Home that Provides Inspiration for Building with Creativity
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43: A Shipping Container Home that Provides Inspiration for Building with Creativity

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Regan and Libby Foster about the process and creativity behind the 4,000 square foot shipping container home they recently finished building. Regan, owner of Foster Design, and Libby, owner of doTerra International, have created a community style home with 9 shipping containers and a lot of hard work. Regan shares with us the joys and pains of building a unique one of a kind home and gives wonderful insight and inspiration to thinking outside the box for your next build.

#ReganFoster #LibbyFoster #FosterDesign #Shippingcontainerhome #Residentialbuild #newconstruction #architects #contractors #architecture #buildingonabudget #creativehome #fundraiser

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42: Understanding PG, DP, STP, WTP and other Elements of Performance Grade Ratings with Steve Rawlings
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42: Understanding PG, DP, STP, WTP and other Elements of Performance Grade Ratings with Steve Rawlings

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with dedicated Andersen window and door expert, Steve Rawlings, a Business Development Representative at Andersen Corporation. With his wealth of technical knowledge, Steve shares with us the type of information that needs to be collected to obtain the correct products for your project. We engage in a discussion with Steve on ways the contractors and architects can go about gathering this information early on in the process. With Steve’s in-depth explanation of different performance specifications, you will gain knowledge empowering you to build a structure that meets building requirements without compromising the architectural design and budget.

#PerformanceGradeRatings #DesignPressureRating #Performancestandardsforwindowsanddoors #windowanddoorrequirements #contractors #commercialbuild project #homebuildproject #Structuraltestpressure #AndersenWindowsandDoors #AndersenCorporation #SteveRawlings #architects

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41: Bringing to Life a Coworking Facility Optimized for the AEC Industry
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41: Bringing to Life a Coworking Facility Optimized for the AEC Industry

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with the founder and CEO of Boiled Architecture, Oscia Wilson, AIA, MBA, LEED AD BD+C. The focus of Boiled Architecture is on tenant improvement projects specializing in systems and structures that allow Boiled Architecture to fast-track their services with success. We have an in-depth discussion with Oscia about the importance of creating systems that enforce and support collaboration between everyone involved in a project. Through this discussion you will also learn about BIG Oakland (Building Industry Gathering -Oakland), an awesome kickstarter campaign, that Oscia started in order to provide a coworking space for innovation and collaboration specifically for the architecture, engineering and construction community.

#OsciaWilson #BoiledArchitecture #Kickstarter #BigOakland #AECIndustry #Architecture #Engineering #Construction #Coworkingspace #AECcollaboration #architecturalcoworkingspace #BuildingIndustry

40: Mark LePage and 5 Steps to Successful Sales for Small Architect Firms
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40: Mark LePage and 5 Steps to Successful Sales for Small Architect Firms

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Mark R. LePage-AIA, Owner/Principle of Fivecat Studio and Founder of EntreArchitect™. Listen to the story of how Mark built his architect firm, Fivecat Studio, and the route he took to achieve his success. Believing that "sharing what you know" only makes the profession stronger and more powerful, Mark shares his 5 Steps to Successful Sales. You will also hear about EntreArchitect, founded by Mark, which is a wonderful platform to gain knowledge, gather resources and/or join a coalition built to inspire and educate small firm architects to build better businesses.

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#MarkLePage #architects #smallarchitectfirm #FivecatStudio #EntreArchitect #successfulsales #buildbetterbusiness #architectcommunity #CharretteVentureGroup #leadership #architectinspiration #businesssuccess

39: A Legacy of Architecture Built on a Foundation of Trust, Passion and Orchestration
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39: A Legacy of Architecture Built on a Foundation of Trust, Passion and Orchestration

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Josh Rudolph, Principal of Rudolph Architects, about his firm’s unique approach to Architecture. Lead by Principal Joshua G. Rudolph, Denver based Rudolph Architects is a full service architectural and design firm specializing in timeless residential design, innovative remodels and sensitive restoration. With the power of design, Rudolph Architects is shaping the way his clients live one building, one house, one room at a time.

Through this conversation you’ll hear how this 3rd generation architect has learned from his father and grandfather before him and how those lessons have shaped his practice to this day. A calibrated balance of structure, style and setting are woven together in Rudolph Architects design philosophy. This approach renders practical spaces that give in to a varied atmosphere. Working in sync with the environment, a holistic perspective emphasizes steadfast materials ensuing structures that feel rooted to their location. Tune in for some great “golden nuggets” that can help your business!

#RudolphArchitects #JoshRudolph #Architecture #Builders #Contractors #Designers #Collaborativework #loyalcustomers #businessethics #residentialdesign #businessgrowth #customersatisfaction

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38: Avoid Mistakes by Creating a Process to Listening to Your Customers
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38: Avoid Mistakes by Creating a Process to Listening to Your Customers

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Michael Knorr, Owner of Michael Knorr Architecture, about his secrets to truly getting to the bottom of his clients’ desires. While listening to your customers’ needs is important, a process needs to be implemented to ensure everyone is on the same page, which results in happy clients. Michael is licensed in 13 states and shares his experience working on jobs in different parts of the country. This discussion leads us to an in-depth look into ways that professionals working on the same job can join forces to make a project all it can be. This interview with Architect Professional, Michael Knorr, will provide you with insight on working with your clients and colleagues in a way that is sure to leave everyone happy with the outcome in the end. #MichaelKnorrArchitecture #Residentialcustomhomes #PealIzumi #ColoradoHomesandLifestyles #DesignsbySundown #Glasswalls #IndoorOutdoor #Jobcollaboration #constructionprojects #architecture #customersatisfaction #growyourbusiness

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37: Growing Architecture Firms through Business Expertise and Resources
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37: Growing Architecture Firms through Business Expertise and Resources

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Todd Reding-President and CEO of Charrette Venture Group about his firm’s unique approach to growing the Businesses of Architecture firms. Lead by President/CEO Todd Redding and Chairman Matt Ostanik-AIA, the ultimate goal of Charrette Venture Group is to serve as an investment firm that helps growing design firms. Investments can be in the form of capital, or they can be technology, mentoring and business advice, marketing and business development support, or other expertise and resources. We seek to be a long-term partner who takes a stake in both the risk and the reward of the firm’s success.”

Through this conversation you’ll hear how the founder, Mark Ostanik’s experience of starting, growing and eventually selling a company taught him so many lessons about entrepreneurship, business and life. Now Charrette Venture Group is applying these lessons to his original passion; the practice of architecture.

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#entrepreneur #growbusiness #architects #contractors #CharretteVentureGroup #ToddReding #MarkOstanik #AIA #investmentfirm #businessadvice #businessdevelopment

36: Look Out Contractors and Architects, the Art of Construction is Getting Bigger and Better in 2016!
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36: Look Out Contractors and Architects, the Art of Construction is Getting Bigger and Better in 2016!

Did you miss out on listening to the Art of Construction in 2015? Devon and Kevin give us a synopsis of what you missed and let us know what to expect in 2016!

This is the last show of the Art of Construction in 2015, but don’t fret, 2016 is just around the corner and Devon and Kevin have killer interviews up their sleeves! In every job there is something to be learned. On this episode Devon and Kevin discuss their most unique and challenging jobs of the year and give real live examples of how they prevented and solved problems along the way. Gaining extensive knowledge by collaborating with multiple players on projects and through interviews with professionals on the Art of Construction, Devon and Kevin share valuable tips that will increase your business success.

Not only do we get a summary of what the enlightening podcast offered contractors and architects in 2015 but they give us a glimpse of what we can expect in the year to come. Take a listen to hear what the show has to offer you!

#architects #contractors #construction #2016 #Uniqueconstructionprojects #problemsolvingonsite #teamcollaboration #industrycollaboration #buildingindustry #constructionsolutions #businesssuccess #designbuild

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35: The Importance of Communication and Collaboration in the Residential Design Arena
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35: The Importance of Communication and Collaboration in the Residential Design Arena

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Don Goerig –Owner of Goerig Design about his firm’s unique service of creating collaborative design from the very beginning to the final turn of the key on finished residential projects…. A story that will generate results for your business….

Hear the story of how Don Goerig’s passion for design dates back to age 10 and how he’s combined that passion with intense desire and collaboration with other experts in the building industry to help his clients see their dreams turned into great residential projects.

Through this conversation you’ll see firsthand how Don’s experience has evolved into a successful residential design business built on a foundation of communication and collaboration.

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34: Exceeding Expectations Starts with the First Contact Your Customers Have with Your Company
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34: Exceeding Expectations Starts with the First Contact Your Customers Have with Your Company

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Becky Hogstad, MVWD’s receptionist extraordinaire, to learn how important an energetic, quality receptionist as the first point of contact with your customers will increase your bottom line.

Through this conversation you’ll hear a receptionist point of view on what it takes to provide excellent customer service and build strong relationships with current and future clients from the beginning.

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33: An In Depth Look at Exciting Developments from the Andersen Corporation
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33: An In Depth Look at Exciting Developments from the Andersen Corporation

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Sal Abbate, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Andersen Corporation to get an in depth look at exciting developments with Andersen Windows & Doors and how these can benefit Architects, Builders and Contractors.

You’ll gain insight from Sal, who is responsible for driving all Andersen’s sales, marketing, field service, customer service and logistics strategy and tactics. More importantly, you’ll hear how “working with an industry leader” like Andersen can help grow your architecture, building or contracting business.

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32: Building a Successful Project Through Collaboration and Teamwork: An in depth look at the EIP Show Home
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32: Building a Successful Project Through Collaboration and Teamwork: An in depth look at the EIP Show Home

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION we discuss details about the MVWD/EIP Grape Street Home project with a variety of EIP (Elite Industry Partners) members about their impressions of the completed project. Through this conversation you'll see firsthand how "building a successful project through teamwork" can blossom with a collaborative project like the EIP Grape Street Show Home.

Members of the Elite Industry Partners include Mountain View Window & Door (MVWD), Best Awning Company, Blind Corners & Curves, Brekhus Tile & Stone, Builders Appliance Center, Closet FactoryConifer Gutter Service, Electricall, Genesis Innovations, Harrison Home Systems, Jenesis Roofing, Michael Beninati-Coldwell Banker and Strategic Insurance Services.

#Successfulbuildingprojects #Successfulcollaborativeresidentialbuild #MountainViewWindowandDoor #EliteIndustryPartners #BrekhusTileandStone #ConiferGutterService #ClosetFactory #GenesisInnovations #BlindCornersandCurves #HarrisonHomeSystems #JenesisRoofing #BuildersApplianceCenter

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31: Building a Timeless Home in an Instant Age
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31: Building a Timeless Home in an Instant Age

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Brent Hull, Owner and President of Hull Historical, about what goes into Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age and how you can leverage this art to grow your business. Brent Hull is a nationally recognized authority on historic design, architecturally correct moldings and millwork. Trained in the art of museum quality preservation at the prestigious North Bennet Street School in Boston, Brent is the exclusive licensee for the architectural interiors of the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Wilmington, Delaware, the original home of H.F. du Pont. Hull is a board member of the Texas Chapter of the ICAA, and recipient of the 2012 NBSS Distinguished Alumni Award.

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#BrentHull #HullHistorical #HistoricDesign #architecturallycorrect #architecture #buildingbusiness #growyourbusiness #Classicalarchitecure #practicalbuilding #architecturalinteriors #WinterthurMuseumandCountryEstate #NorthBennetStreetSchool

30: Turn Your Design-Build Business into a Successful Custom Platform for Owners, Architects and other Building Professionals
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30: Turn Your Design-Build Business into a Successful Custom Platform for Owners, Architects and other Building Professionals

Doubletree Designs is family owned Design-Build firm based in the Denver Metro area, creating successful projects throughout the State of Colorado. The firm was founded by Lee and Deborah Lambert and now their daughter, Hanna, is running most of their field supervision. Doubletree does large timber inspired homes, to Modern and Traditional framed custom homes with nearly half of their business designing for other architects.

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Lee, Deborah & Hanna about how they have crafted their business and built long lasting relationships that have made them successful for 25+ years.

#DoubletreeDesigns #Designbuildfirm #ColoradoDesignbuild #Architects #LeeLambert #DeborahLambert #Businesssuccess #growyourbusiness #customhomes #customhomesdenver #constructionbusiness

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29: Successful Glass Solutions for Building Professionals
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29: Successful Glass Solutions for Building Professionals

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, Andy Buonsante, Owner of Buonsante Glass, Inc. discusses how providing custom residential and commercial clients with reliable Interior Glass Solutions has become the foundation of his growing Shower Enclosure and Replacement business.

Buonsante Glass is a premiere glass company serving the greater Denver area. They pride themselves on high quality work and attention to detail. Whether commercial or residential, Buonsante Glass has everything to meet your and your customers needs for standard glass enclosures, custom glass enclosures and everything in between.

#AndyBuonsante #BuonsanteGlassInc #Residentialbuilder #commercialbuilder #interiorglasssolutions #remodelingproject #showerenclosures #customglassenclosure #customshowersolutions #highendcontractors #highendbuilders #premiereglassenclosures

28: How to Generate Real Dollars for Your Business by Creating Effective Social Visibility utilizing Houzz.com
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28: How to Generate Real Dollars for Your Business by Creating Effective Social Visibility utilizing Houzz.com

In today's business world you have to take advantage of targeted marketing to get new business and keep up with the changing market place. Houzz.com has grown from less than a dozen employees in 2009 to over 600 employees in 2015 and has a growing customer base of over 35 Million home owners worldwide.

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, you’ll hear from David Mayer, Industry Marketing Director of Houzz, about his company’s approach to building effective Social Visibility and productive interaction with targeted customers actively involved in remodelling and other housing related projects. For home owners, Houzz.com is a place to browse, save beautiful home photos and plan their home projects. It’s also place to find the right design and construction professionals. For professionals listening to this podcast, Houzz is a place to connect with legitimate customers most of whom are actively participating in home remodelling and building projects. Houzz helps you connect with this key group to grow your business. Tune in to hear how you can utilize Houzz’ platform to grow your business!

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27: What “Performance Standard” Means for You
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27: What “Performance Standard” Means for You

Travis Price, Territory Sales Manager at Endura Products, Inc., talks with us about what a PERFORMANCE STANDARD can MEAN for YOU. Travis also shares with us how to prevent costly headaches when it comes to exterior door system failures. This show is full of valuable information for architecture and construction professionals looking to improve their company standards and efficiency.

Endura Products, Inc. was founded in 1954 and as market demands changed the company has kept pace meeting customer needs with widely expanded product offerings. Their focus has always been clear, focusing only on door-related hardware and thresholds.

Today, Endura Products has grown into the leading manufacturer of performance door components. They are focused on identifying, understanding and solving issues surrounding exterior doors. Endura components bring optimal performance in keeping air and water from infiltrating and in preventing rot or warping. Tune in to hear how you can prevent costly problems with Exterior Door Systems failures.

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#TravisPrice #EnduraProductsInc #Optimaldoorproducts #performancestandards #exteriordoorfailures #companygrowth #builders #architects #improvecompanyefficiency

26: 3 Important Factors for Architects, Builders and Contractors to Complete a Successful Project!
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26: 3 Important Factors for Architects, Builders and Contractors to Complete a Successful Project!

Kevin F. Keefe is a former home builder, general contractor & developer and is currently a Sales Consultant and the CRO (Chief Relationship Officer) at Mountain View Window & Door (MVWD).

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we hear from Kevin about how his background in virtually all aspects of the building business, has given him a unique perspective into building successful working relationships with architects, builders and contractors. Having dealt with a wide variety of window & door issues as a builder in the past, enables him to help his MVWD clients avoid many of the typical window & door pitfalls and in turn complete successful projects in the short and long term. There are 3 factors that play a big part in the building process and Kevin talks about the importance of choosing two.

#KevinKeefe #SuccessinSales #growingyourbusiness #Architects #Contractors #MountainViewWindowandDoor #Custome service #price #qualityproducts #customersatisfaction

25: The Holistic Practice of Architecture and Improving Your Business in the Building Spectrum
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25: The Holistic Practice of Architecture and Improving Your Business in the Building Spectrum

Christine G. H. Franck, Advanced research in traditional architecture, Traditional Architecture, University of Colorado Denver, Grow business, Architectural education, ICAA, Built environment, Residential design, building designers, traditional building

24: Elite Industry Partners and the Grape Street Show Home; Building Your Brand Through Teamwork...
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24: Elite Industry Partners and the Grape Street Show Home; Building Your Brand Through Teamwork...

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Beth Klepper, Director of Operations Mainstream Films, LLC, and Adam Sinclair, Project Manager-EIP Grape Street Show Home and Sales Consultant at MVWD, about the EIP-Grape Street Show Home project. We discuss details about theproject with Beth and Adam and how each industry partner is like a chapter in a book all working together in synergy to create the completed project.

Through this conversation you’ll see first hand how “building your brand through teamwork” can blossom through a collaborative project like the EIP Grape Street Show Home.

#EliteIndustryPartners #Grapestreetshowhome #brandbuilding #teamwork #collaborativeproject #ConiferGutterService #BuildersApplianceCenter #BlindCornersandCurves #BrekhusTile #HarrisonHomeSystems #GenesisInnovations #ClosetFactory

23: How the Tradition of Classical Architecture Can Help You in Your Modern Building Business!
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23: How the Tradition of Classical Architecture Can Help You in Your Modern Building Business!

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we have a chat with Chad Cox, President of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), Rocky Mountain Chapter. Their website states that ICAA teaches the fundamentals of architecture through the exploration and study of the classical tradition. It exists to perpetuate the cultural memory of the past as a resource for architectural issues in the present.

Hear the story of how Chad’s interest in classical architecture and arts has created a passion and appreciation that serves him well in his current position with ICAA. Through this discussion you will learn how having a clear and focused understanding of classical architectural practices can help you in your business.

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22: Behind Every Person and Business There is a Story to be Told...
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22: Behind Every Person and Business There is a Story to be Told...

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Beth Klepper, Founder and Owner of Mainstream Films, LLC, about her firm’s unique service. Discover how creating a great video, with storytelling at its core, will generate results for your business.

Beth Klepper’s passion for storytelling, combined with the power of video, has helped her clients develop important messaging that generates more customers and increased business for her clients.

Through this conversation you’ll learn firsthand how Beth’s experience managing projects for Mark Cuban’s media companies has developed a high level of expertise which she now offers, without the high price tag, to her own clients.

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21: Why have an attorney you trust on speed dial?
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21: Why have an attorney you trust on speed dial?

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Thomas (Tom) P. Walsh III-Attorney at Law about his firm’s unique service of providing legal strategies and solutions for business owners.

Hear the story of how Tom Walsh’s passion for the Law helps his clients stay out of trouble as well as resolve legal disputes when they present themselves. Through this discussion you will learn how having an attorney you trust can free your time so you can focus on running and growing your business.

Tune in to see why Tom Walsh was named '2015 Rising Star' by Super Lawyers® and how having a key legal mind on your team can grow your business.

#KevinKeefe #DevonTilly #TomPWalshIII #attorneyatlaw #legaldisputes #growyourbusiness #freeyourtime #legalstrategies #legalsolutionsforbusinessowners #businessowners

20: Unique Home Building by a Very Unique Homebuilding Duo
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20: Unique Home Building by a Very Unique Homebuilding Duo

On this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Mike and Peggy Zagrzebski, Owners of Zag Built Custom Homes. They have built a loyal following of home buyers in the greater Colorado Western Slope area also known as Grand Junction, Mesa and the surrounding counties.

Mike and Peggy Zagrzebski share their story of how they have created a successful company building distinctive custom homes that truly inspire their customers. With Zag Built each project is a unique creation, reflecting the personality and lifestyle of the homeowner, the design of the architect and the distinct craftsmanship of the builder, all while meeting their customers’ high expectations for quality. From concept to completion, building a custom home is a team effort. Zag Built has spent the last 12 years perfecting this process and becoming Mesa County’s premier builder.

Tune in to hear the passion that the Zag’s have for their customers, their company and what they’ve implemented to become the premier builder in Mesa County.

#ZagBuiltCustomHomes #Creatingloyalcustomers #MikeZagrzebski #PeggyZagrzebski #Custombuilthomes #Builders #Creatingasuccessfulcompany #uniqehomes #GrandJunction #Coloradowesternslope #homebuyers #qualityhomes

19: Keeping Your Ideal Customers and Growing Your Career
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19: Keeping Your Ideal Customers and Growing Your Career

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, hear the story of how Adam Sinclair, Sales Apprentice turned hard work into a full time role as a Sales Consultant at Mountain View Window & Door. Adam Sinclair started as a sales apprentice and by practising what he preaches, worked his way up to full time Sales consultant at Mountain View Window & Door. He’ll let you in on his ways of taking care and keeping ideal customers along the way to scaling and growing ones career. Hear the passion Adam has for the business and why he loves what we does.

#Practicewhatyoupreach #Growingyourcareer #Keepingcustomers #Idealcustomers #movingupinyou company #careertransformation #sales #topsalesconsultant #salessecrets #increaseyoursales #businesssuccess

18: Turning a Seasonal Contracting Business into a Year Round Power House
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18: Turning a Seasonal Contracting Business into a Year Round Power House

Hear how Tyler Coomes, Owner of Conifer Gutter Service & Best Awning Company is scaling a nearly 40 year old locally owned and family operated small business for success. He talks about taking care of and keeping your ideal customer while scaling and growing your business.

Get an insight into how this straight forward business has evolved into a “weather management” business. Tyler Coomes has benefited his customers, employees and turned a seasonal business into a 52 week per year power house!

Hear the passion we have for the business and why he loves what he does.

#ConiferGutter Service #BestawningCompany #TylerCoomes #Seasonalbusiness #Scalingbusinessforsuccess #Businesssuccess #Growingbusiness #Businesstips #Customersatisfaction #Idealcustomers #Architect #Contractor

17: Solutions Before | Solutions After Your Construction Project
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17: Solutions Before | Solutions After Your Construction Project

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, you’ll hear from Bradley A. Schmidt, AIA Vice President – Architecture and Ryan J. Barnes, PE - Forensic Architectural Engineer at SBSA (Solutions Before Solutions After) about their firm’s unique service of providing solutions before and after your construction project. They manage risk in advance as well as provide solutions after your project is completed to address unintended problems.

So what's SBSA's "Secret Sauce"?

SBSA is a team of experts with unique and diverse training. They have experience in all aspects of construction including architecture, design, engineering and problem prevention, as well as, solution management.

They offer the best solutions beforehand in order to mitigate and help avoid problems. They also provide the best solutions after you project if problems do arise. Their solutions reflect their experience, knowledge, training, and capabilities.

SBSA does this with a commitment to:

• Keystone values of standards, ethics, and consistency • Ethical decision making providing conformance to the standards that allow your project to perform • Truthful and complete advice • Providing consistent, supportable solutions • Providing clients with reasonable, sustainable solutions without compromising the integrity of your project

16: How to Create Social Footprints in the Building Industry that will Generate Real Dollars in Your Business
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16: How to Create Social Footprints in the Building Industry that will Generate Real Dollars in Your Business

On this episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, you’ll hear from Dennis Schaefer, President of visiblebuilder.com about his company’s approach to building effective Social Media Visibility and how critical this platform is to your bottom line in today’s Building Services Industry.

In today's business world you have to take advantage of social media to get ahead. Houzz, Porch, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest... the list goes on and on. But if you run a small business you also know you don't have time to manage all of these outlets, Visible Builder.com can take care of all of that for you.

Visible Builder.com is an internet content management service provided to Member Builders. Visible Builder controls a company’s online visibility in an EASY, AFFORDABLE and EFFECTIVE way. There are three main services provided to Members:

1.) Management of Social Media 2.) Online Reputation Monitoring 3.) Testimonial Harvesting

Visible Builder will create, maintain & manage your company’s social platforms (Up to 10) Such as: Porch, LinkedIn, Twitter, City Search, Facebook, Houzz, Merchant Circle, Insider Pages, Zillow and Manta or others that make sense! …all for a very reasonable monthly fee.

So what's Dennis' "Secret Sauce"? Over the last 6 years of speaking and interacting at home improvement conferences and shows, working directly with building companies and being a licensed builder himself for over 25 years, Dennis has taken this input and developed a program through visiblebuilder.com. Visible Builder will help you control your Social Media presence and can generate more business for your company.

#DennisShaefer #VisibleBuilder #Effectivesocialmediavisibility #increasingyourbusiness #Buildingserviceindustry #Getaheadinsocialmedia #internetcontentmanagementservice #testimonialbuilding #onlinereputationmonitoring #socialmediamanagement #socialmediapresence #generatingmorebusiness

15: Love Where You Live - How to achieve this objective for your ideal customer
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15: Love Where You Live - How to achieve this objective for your ideal customer

On this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, you’ll hear from Sarah “Slew” Lewis Design Consultant & Association Liaison with Decorative Materials about their approach to building effective relationships within the design, architectural and builder communities, and how critical this relationship building is to your bottom line.

So what is Slew's "Secret Sauce"?

Start with learning what your customer is trying to achieve, design a plan to accomplish that objective and then begin building a relationship that reflects consideration of best-placed materials, informed consultation and quality service for the long term.

Decorative Materials delivers passionate expertise, personalized service and an extraordinary collection of tile, stone and bath products for discriminating professionals including Designers, Architects, Builders and homeowners that create timeless results.

They source only the finest tile and stone products for their exclusive collection. They carefully select each product with a thoughtful, discerning eye to retain timeless pieces that their customers have come to expect. With a team of product experts, Decorative Materials provides consultation throughout the entire project-and beyond. No matter your clients’ visions, Decorative Materials has a perfect complement of expertise and breadth of product to meet the most ambitious needs.

One key ingredient that they provide is responsive, accountable service. Doing whatever it takes-to create an exquisite product and uphold high professional standards for cultivating long-term relationships. Their objective is for every person that does business with them to become their biggest fans for meeting their needs. Decorative Materials understands that even the best products cannot make up for poor service.

#DecorativeMaterials #SarahLewis #Buildingcustomerrelationships #Design #Architects #Builders #Qualityservice #customersatisfaction #Achieveyourclientsvision #HomeDesign

14: Selling the Right Way
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14: Selling the Right Way

On this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, you’ll hear from Matt Rowe, Vice President at The Carruthers Group about his firm’s approach and process to building effective relationships and creating a productive selling formula that can benefit you.

So what is Matt's "Secret Sauce"? Start with building trust and be likeable in the sales process. Be consistent and take one step at a time on a consistent basis. Matt and Carruthers Group work with clients that have a compelling value proposition; clients that strongly believe in their offerings, and are looking to grow revenue in smart, deliberate ways.

All too often sales efforts fail through lack of action. While most consultants provide smart insights to key issues; they lack the skills, discipline, and drive to get their hands dirty and actually bring their clients revenue through proactive business development actions.

At The Carruthers Group they are strategic thinkers, marketers, storytellers, and doers. They work as specialists to develop, manage, and grow direct revenue channels for their clients, earning their keep and creating mutual success.

#CarruthersGroup #MattRowe #MutualSuccess #ProductiveSellingProcess #BuildingRelationships #successfulsalesprocess #growrevenue #salesskills #procativebusinessdevelopment

13: The Power of Networking
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13: The Power of Networking

On this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, you’ll hear from Chris Armenta, Marketing/Business Development guru at Blind Corners & Curves. He discusses their approach to building valuable business relationships through networking and how it can benefit your business.

So what's Chris' "Secret Sauce"? Start with a long term networking plan, be unique in your personal presentation and be consistent with implementing and executing your networking plan. Chris talks about the fact that he’s always in a dress shirt & tie. He’s remembered as the “Guy with the Tie”. Focus on building relationships, not building business. You need to establish TRUST before you go for the business. The process is a marathon, not a sprint. Focus on building those key relationships in a genuine way and the business WILL follow. If you build a plan, commit to your networking plan, in time your business will thrive as a direct result of focused networking.

#Networking #Businessrelationships #ChrisArmenta #BlindCornersandCurves #Benefityourbusiness #networkingtipsandtricks #motorizedblinds #drapes #shutters #blinds #BrianWorkman #Businessdevelopment

12: Give and You Will Get More In Return
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12: Give and You Will Get More In Return

On this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, hear the story of how the Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver provides accessibility solutions and home modifications for individuals with disabilities and financial need through the collaborated efforts of people like you in the home building industry.

Projects are considered based on an accessibility need, funds and resources available at the time of the request, the location of the home, and the financial need of the applicant.

Once they receive an application, a representative of the Home Builders Foundation will contact a prospective recipient to arrange for a visit of their home and determine their specific needs. After this visit, the application will be submitted for review to the HBF Gifting Council.

If the council approves an application, then it will be submitted to the HBF Board of Directors for final approval.

#BethForbes #MichaelSolano #HomeBuildersFoundationofMetroDenver #HBF #Accessibilitysolutionsandhomemodifications #HomeBuildingIndustry #Disabilityassistance

11: Creating the Right Sales Culture to Grow Your Business
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11: Creating the Right Sales Culture to Grow Your Business

On this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, hear the story of how Devon Tilly-President and Brett Reitmair-Sales Manager at Mountain View Window & Door are scaling a business for success and how to create the right sales culture. They’ll talk about finding your WHY, your ideal customer, and the likely mistakes you’ll make along the way to scaling and growing your business. Also, get an insight on the business behind the Art of Construction Podcast and who we are. Hear the passion we have for the business and why we love what we do.

#Scalingabusiness #Salesculture #Contractor #Builder #Architect #Growingbusiness #businesssuccess

10: Does Your Tile & Stone Supplier Excel at Complex Projects?
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10: Does Your Tile & Stone Supplier Excel at Complex Projects?

In this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, we talk with Cory Williams, Business Development Manager with Brekhus Tile & Stone, Inc. about their approach and process to historic renovations & other complex projects that can benefit you.

So what's Cory's "Secret Sauce"? Start with a bidding process that reflects consideration of best-priced materials, informed consultation, quality craftsmanship in labor and reliable on-site management to prevent cost overruns.

Brekhus Tile & Stone is a woman-owned tile supplier and stone installation contractor based in Denver Colorado, founded in 1998. They excel at complex, custom, high-end granite and stone installation projects that present technical challenges.

They have worked on projects throughout Colorado and have delivered superior craftsmanship on hundreds of jobs in shopping malls, office buildings, apartment complexes and the nation's largest restaurant and hotel chains. Current clients include Denver International Airport, Ralph Carr Justice Center, Union Station-Denver and many others.

Tune in to hear how Cory and the team at Brekhus Tile & Stone has used their approach to generate a strong base of satisfied clients from individuals to institutional level companies.

9: Protecting Your Construction Projects
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9: Protecting Your Construction Projects

In this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, you’ll hear Stephanie Beninati, owner of Strategic Insurance Services and Bonded Builders, as she gives an important outline on how to protect your construction projects now and in the future.

So what’s Stephanie’s “Secret Sauce”? Understanding the complicated world of construction liability and warranty coverage and then building relationships with builders and insurance providers to match the best coverage and protection for both the short and long term. Stephanie explains doing this with the best value to meet the builder’s needs. Stephanie also discusses how to keep up with all the important changes in legislation, as well as, the changes in the insurance landscape so you don’t end up losing what you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

Tune in to hear how Stephanie and the Team at Strategic Insurance Services and Bonded Builders can help keep your construction projects protected.

This is our last episode for 2014! Happy Holidays and make sure to tune in next year to hear more experts give their tips and tricks to help benefit your business!

8: Strategic Planning & Processes to Help Business Owners Grow Revenue
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8: Strategic Planning & Processes to Help Business Owners Grow Revenue

In this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, you’ll hear from Jaime Rowe, owner of Tuesday Consulting. She outlines their program to help Business owners grow revenue by implementing strategic planning & processes. Their ‘Focused Path Consulting’ process provides business owners with the exact steps needed to improve their customer satisfaction scores and increase revenue.

So what’s Jaime’s “Secret Sauce”? She starts with Smart, driven people and her firm is Easy To Work With… Tuesday Consulting does the heavy lifting and prides itself on anticipating their customers needs and concerns. They take the time to understand Owners’ concerns and then address each one with high levels of communication and information. Tune in to hear how Jaime and the team at Tuesday Consulting can help your business revenues grow.

7: Navigating the Health Insurance Arena for Business Owners
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7: Navigating the Health Insurance Arena for Business Owners

On this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, you'll hear an interesting approach to navigating the rough waters within the health insurance arena for companies and their workforce from Nelly Sinclair, Benefits Manager with Visceral Solutions Inc.

So what's Nelly's "Secret Sauce"? Navigating the choppy waters of the health benefits world Nelly helps both business owners and their workforce find reasonable alternatives for coverage. Nelly talkes about ways to take the burden off employers and employees by keeping up with all the crazy changes and the arduous process, so nobody gets buried in the boring details of insurance. She also discusses the many options that both employers and employees have as far as benefits go. Tune in to hear how Nelly and the team at Visceral Solutions can help your business so you can focus on yours.

6: Historic Remodel Tips from a Top Notch Design Build Firm
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6: Historic Remodel Tips from a Top Notch Design Build Firm

In this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, you’ll hear an interesting perspective about historical renovation projects in Denver from premier Design Build expert Paul Fread, Design & Operations Manager with Classic Homeworks So what’s Paul’s “Secret Sauce”? Start with the best possible design, then provide continuous communication with customers throughout the process, letting them know up front that you get what you pay for – the word “value” is not cheap.

A commitment to quality results in a professional manner, dedication to every detail and managing the renovation process along with customer expectations to ensure unmatched quality, service and customer satisfaction. Tune in to hear how Paul and the Team at Classic Homeworks turned this approach into a successful Design Build firm specializing in historic renovations and specialized remodels with a Denver focus.

5: Price Qualifying is the key to a successful sale
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5: Price Qualifying is the key to a successful sale

Polly Lestikow, co-owner of the Closet Factory will provide some great tips on Price Qualifying.... getting potential customers to open up and share their expectations at the beginning of the process to set a better foundation from the start, saving time and money and creating a better customer experience.

For a Contractor, new home builder or re modeler, the Idea addressing pricing concerns early on can be a bit intimidating for everybody. Polly and her Closet Factory team have become great proponents of Price Qualifying early in the process. In fact they have given many presentations to the industry professionals with great response.

#ClosetFactory #PollyLestikow #PriceQualifying #Contractors

4: Franchise or not, setup your business to succeed
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4: Franchise or not, setup your business to succeed

On this Episode of THE ART OF CONSTRUCTION, Ben Wood, owner- Archadeck® of the Foothills shares his story about transitioning from a successful career in the financial arena to owning and developing a successful outdoor living construction franchise.

#Archadeck #Timbertech #BenWood

3: Making the Hiring Process the Foundation for Success
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3: Making the Hiring Process the Foundation for Success

On this episode of The Art of Construction, you’ll hear great ideas about the Hiring Process... getting and keeping good people from Brian Workman, owner of The Blind Corners & Curves.

For a Contractor, new home builder or remodeler, the Idea of hiring and keeping good talent is a daunting process. Blind Corners & Curves has become one of Denver’s largest distributors of blinds, plantation shutters and draperies in all of the Rocky Mountain West.

For more than a decade their dedicated staff has been providing loyal customers with service and expertise allowing them to make the best and most informed decisions. None of that, however, would be able to happen without good talent. Tune in to see why Brian has made the hiring process the foundation of his success.

2: Real Estate Expert Partnering with Contractors
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2: Real Estate Expert Partnering with Contractors

On this episode of Art of Construction, you’ll hear great insights from a unique brand of Real Estate agent, who focuses on partnering with contractors, new home builders, remodelers and Investors - Michael Beninati, Owner of The Beninati Group at Coldwell Banker Previews International.

For a Contractor, new home builder or remodeler, the Idea of relying on a Real estate agent may initially seem a bit uneasy, however as you’ll hear how it can be very beneficial both in the short term and in the long run when working with the Right Adviser. It can save you time, money and also make you money! Michael’s contractor platform is built on relationship building, win-win deals, exceptional service and positive results..….tune in to hear how he continues to generate repeat contractor business at his website.

1: What Is a Podcast: Business Branding & Development
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1: What Is a Podcast: Business Branding & Development

On this episode of Art of Construction, we learn first hand about targeted business practices, branding & development from Nick May, Owner of Walls By Design. Their branding slogan, “Painters by Trade…Artist at HEART"

The very idea about telling a prospective customer that you may not be the right fit for them immediately conjures up thoughts of fear, loss & anxiety. Yet, as we hear from Nick May in this episode, it can actually be liberating, empowering and could also be helpful in driving your business forward and allow you to achieve the positive growth you may be looking for. Nick shares great insights into relationship building, general business operations along with valuable examples of real life projects that have helped drive his business.