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Leveraging Online Construction Networks | Liz Webster | RECON Construction Corp. [#008]

In this episode, Liz and I dive into our experience working for and with The Blue Book Network. Liz provides actionable steps for Subcontractors to take in order to see measurable results with General Contractors. We highlight the significance of trust and reliability in subcontractors, as they play a crucial role in the success of construction projects. Liz shares her insights on effective business development strategies, including utilizing social media and staying organized.

Enhancing Collaboration Between Builders & Architects | John Patrick Winberry | The Up Studio [007]

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with John Patrick Winberry, founding partner and architect at The Up Studio, about our experience working together and the opportunity he had with Netflix to feature their "Open Corner" project on "Leave The World Behind". We discuss the impact of technology on the design and construction process, the importance of collaboration between architects and contractors, and the challenges we face in the industry. 

How to Build a Content Machine for Your Construction Company | Jonathan Cor | Customer Growth [006]

In this episode, Jonathan Cor discusses his approach to marketing in the construction industry and how he found his competitive edge playing a game that nobody else is playing. Jonathan highlights the significance of brand building, lead generation, and talent acquisition in marketing strategies for contractors. We discuss the challenge of sustaining marketing efforts and the difficulty of maintaining consistency. The conversation concludes with a discussion on bridging the gap between marketing experts and contractors and the need for transparency and results-driven approaches.

Insurance Essentials for General Contractors | Chris Montana | Victory Risk Management [005]

In this episode, Christopher Montana of Victory Risk Management discusses baseline insurance requirements for General Contractors, Subcontractors and Owners. We discuss how to approach bid strategies and his decision to leave behind his ownership position at Montana Contracting Corp. to start a his consulting company.

Navigating Design, Budgets and Client Relations - Garry Cohn | Cohn Design [004]

Matt and Garry Cohn discuss various aspects of architecture and design. They talk about a design project in Germantown, New York, and Garry's journey from New York to Dublin. Garry shares his plans to return to New York and bring his commercial and residential design expertise to the US. They explore the challenges of working with upstate builders and the importance of building a strong relationship with the builder. They also touch on the issue of change orders and mistakes in design, as well as the technical side of design and construction. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the rising construction costs in the industry. 

From Electrical Apprentice to Business Owner - TJ Schiaffo | Triton Electrical [003]

In this conversation, Matt and TJ Schiaffo discuss TJ's journey in the electrical industry, from growing up with a father who was a respected union electrician to starting his own business, Triton Electrical. TJ shares how he got into the electrical union and his decision to branch out and start his own company. He also talks about the challenges and rewards of running a business and the importance of ambition and growth. TJ emphasizes the importance of building a strong team and creating opportunities for his employees to succeed. 

Devin Flips the Script on Matt Nicosia [002]

Matt Nicosia shares his journey into the construction industry, discusses the qualities needed to run a successful construction company, and explores the importance of work-life balance. He also talks about setting and achieving goals, managing meetings effectively, and the role of mentors in his career. Matt emphasizes the importance of accountability and collaboration in construction and shares his vision for his podcast, which is to extract and deliver the secret sauce of success to his audience.

Becoming CEO of a $200m Construction Company at 26 - Devin Kulka | The Kulka Group [001]

Devin Kulka, CEO of Kulka Construction, shares his unique journey in the construction industry and the growth of his company. He started off working for a subcontractor before eventually taking over as CEO after his father had a stroke. Devin emphasizes the importance of gaining field experience and the value of relationships in business development. He also discusses the challenges of construction in New York and the future expansion plans for Kulka Construction.

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