AFT Construction Podcast

AFT Construction Podcast

The AFT Construction Podcast is a portal through which the intricacies of the diverse world of business and entrepreneurship can be accessed and analyzed exhaustively thanks to the incredible communication dynamic that makes each episode fun and relatable. Hosted by Brad Leavitt, a construction professional himself, the platform is comprised of candid conversations that delve into the core of what motivated his guests to take on their different paths in life, how they went on to grow their businesses, and how they still maintain that competitive advantage within their respective niches. New episodes every Sunday at 1pm.

Episodes

January 29, 2023 66 min
Episode Notes

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    Sponsors:

  • ◦ Visit https://buildertrend.com/aft/ to get a 60-day money-back guarantee on your Buildertrend account!
  • Pella Windows & Doors - https://www.pella.com/
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    January 15, 2023 62 min

    Sponsors:

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  • https://www.thehousleygroup.com/
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    January 8, 2023 63 min

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  • Connect with Jordyn DiOrio:

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    January 1, 2023 64 min

    Listen in as Tom discusses the importance of trusting your gut, using simple systems, and documenting your progress. 
     

    Tom,  began his construction career 32 years ago, in the field placing concrete and working as a carpenter. Since then he has worked on many types of projects including; hotels, office buildings, high rise residential, single family residential, parking structures, industrial and high-tech facilities. Tom graduated ...

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    Listen in as Sara discusses the importance of building systems and processes for your organization and how creative professionals can look past that feeling of overwhelm that comes with dealing with the technicalities of business.

    Sara talks about the value in having a strong referral network, and how building a powerful personal brand creates almost instant trust and inspires confidence in your ideal client. She also explains how s...

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    Listen in as Steven discusses his foray into real estate from the airline industry post 9/11 and how his lessons learned as a pilot carry over into his career as an entrepreneur and mentor to aspiring business owners.

    A lot of today’s discussion revolves around the importance of having your systems and processes clearly defined. Seven refers to the definition of “business” as given to him by a mentor, namely: “a commercial, profitab...

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    Summer was one of Cambria’s first customers when building her first home, explaining the superior product benefits to her own family. She started as employee #30, and now, Summer has been with Cambria for more than 16 years, straddling multiple roles within the company dedicated to design innovation and business development.

    Listen in as Summer reflects on her experience rising the ranks over the years to become the first female EVP...

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    Melody Gangi, founder and principal of House of Four, is a designer known for creating beautiful, comfortable, and happy spaces. With the demonstration of timeless concepts and relaxed sophistication signature to her body of work, Gangi brings accessibility of beautiful design to the Las Vegas Valley. A curated, clean, and warm experience is at the center of Melody’s design approach. Through an exploration of color, use, materialit...

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    Listen in as Casey discusses how LP Building Solutions manages to stay on the forefront of innovation when it comes to bringing products to market that not only defend against adverse climate scenarios, but everyday climate-related challenges which involve heat or moisture.

    In addition to keeping in mind issues regarding climate, LP also accounts for the evolving tastes and sophistication of homeowners, and takes client feedback int...

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    November 20, 2022 69 min

    Al has 40 years experience as a custom builder, engineer, consultant, columnist, and speaker. He is known for his creativity and insights into improving profits and productivity. He has written numerous books and over 200 articles about life and various aspects of homebuilding.

    Listen in as Al discusses how he consults with clients from a variety of specialties in the construction industry, from design-build to portfolio build to pr...

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    Listen in as Brad, Nick, and Morgan discuss how the Contractor Coalition Summit came to be. For them, this event provides a rare opportunity for general contractors nationwide to network and optimize their backend to run a more profitable business. They highlight the conference’s accessibility, compared to prestigious clubs such as the Builder 20.

    As our co-hosts explain, the summit is a hub of education, collaboration, where contra...

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    Since 2000, Dominic has built and sold two different multinational organizations including a mail order retail/pharmacy company with 140 employees, and a business coaching franchise built on the materials and expertise of Brian Tracy.

    Dominic mentors youth on entrepreneurship via his business group, The Entrepreneurs Organization. He is the local chair for a business plan competition called the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GS...

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    The CEO and one of the three co-founders of Buildertrend, Dan is an industry authority on workplace culture and residential construction, a sought-after speaker, and commercial real-estate investor. He established Buildertrend alongside Steve Dugger and Jeff Dugger in 2006. Today, the internationally-acclaimed company has over 500 employees.

    Listen in as Dan shares how Buildertrend is able to stay relevant in the ever-changing const...

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    Today Brad speaks with Neil Freidberg, Building Science Manager at Louisiana-Pacific Corporation.

    Listen in as Neil shares his experience with LP’s new hybrid model and how this new way of working has impacted the traditionally corporate structure and culture of the firm. He also talks about how building science has responded to the shift in which consumers have gone from expecting quality from individual components (i.e. walls, roo...

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    Lost Creek Construction was built on a legacy of excellence, honesty, and exceptional quality that has spanned generations. Starting on his grandfather’s ranch in Southern Utah as a boy, Tom learned the value of hard work, the strength in teamwork, the importance of doing your absolute best, and the joy of creating lifelong beauty. When Tom founded Lost Creek in 2012, he honored his grandfather by naming his company after that very...

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    Listen in as Jamie shares his leadership best practices for running a thriving family construction business. His characteristic high-energy and optimism have been major contributors to his success in the industry. A quick example of this is his ability to maintain an active social media presence while self-performing many of the firm’s tasks—all while managing the business.

    Jamie talks about the unique challenges of running a full-s...

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    Listen in as Evan takes us through the evolution of CroweBuilt over the past six years, touching on his keys to thriving in a down market as well as exciting technological developments for the industry, QR codes being among them.

    Evan speaks on the importance of setting expectations with clients early on and how CroweBuilt is able to skillfully honor the architect’s vision while factoring in the client’s needs and desires.

    He talks a...

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    Listen in as Jayce speaks o the importance of having a crystal clear vision before even thinking about ways in which your business can scale. He encourages leaders to recognize their unique abilities and how they translate into the value that your organization aims to provide to both its team and clients.

    He shares his tips on finding the right people to fulfill your vision as a leader, and how to home in on the sweet spot between a...

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    Today Brad speaks with Brittany Murphy of One Thing Marketing, a full-service online marketing firm based in Louisville, Kentucky. The company offers SEO website design, and social media and email marketing services.

    Listen in as Brittany explains how to create authority in your industry as a local business using online tools and platforms, including social media, SEO, and Google My Business.

    At the same time, she reminds us to balan...

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