Appetite for Construction

Appetite for Construction

Mechanical Hub Media's John Mesenbrink and Tim Ward turn up the volume as hosts of this weekly Appetite for Construction podcast. The chat fest digs deep into the building trades industry, and features interviews with industry professionals and a variety of irrelevant, fun stuff that we hope you will enjoy. Trust us, we are just two regular guys with lots of thoughts, ideas and opinions. #construction #trades #tradetalk #plumbing #mechanicalsystems #buildingtrades #hvac #heatingandcooling

Episodes

April 16, 2024 43 mins

Houston-area home inspector Matt Brading (@texas.edge.inspect on Instagram) joins Tim and John as they talk about how cool his job really is and breaking the stigma of home inspection through social media.

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The guys catch up on this Friday bonus podcast to talk about luck vs. hard work and play money. Click play.

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April 9, 2024 30 mins

To the podcast, that is. Brent Ridley comes back to the show to talk about Miracle Mechanical, getting involved at trade shows, everything he is up to lately, and we get his views on social influencing.

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When the 12-year-old daughter of Craig Childress said how proud of him she was of all of his hard work,  especially for winning both the plumbing and HVAC championships of the ServiceTitan Elite Trades Championship Series, it made it all worth it for Craig. We talk to him about the entire Elite Trades process.

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March 26, 2024 31 mins

Why are condensate neutralizers so important? Tim and John talk condensate neutralizers with Kyle Emmons, President of JJM Alkaline Technologies—a leading designer and manufacturer of acidic condensate neutralizer products for the heating and plumbing industries—about just that. 

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March 19, 2024 37 mins

This week the boys are joined by Spencer Brown of Pfister Faucets as they travel to Charleston, S.C. to talk with Chelsea Meissner of Survivor and Southern Charm fame.

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March 15, 2024 22 mins

Tim and John discuss the unenviable talk of end of life processes. Tim breaks out the Death File. We also talk about other lighthearted stuff as we get deep into leftovers and NFL free agency and the NCAA tournament.


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March 12, 2024 34 mins

The boys talk with Nicholas Dimitruk and Catherine Chapman, co-founders of BitRip. What is BitRip? Well, it's a free app that seamlessly tracks any type of physical asset using pre-printed BR Code labels. BitRip easily integrates with existing software workflows, and each code stores any data and tracks every scanned location, unlocking field-level visibility. In other words, "It's a digital sticky note with a QR cod...

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March 8, 2024 24 mins

Running into social media friends at industry trade shows is a trip, but having them on your podcast? On this Friday episode, John talks with Keith McGillivary, MPS, McGillivary's Plumbing Services about last week's Builder's Show, getting started in the industry, and life in Maine.

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March 5, 2024 35 mins

This week John talks with Don Deschenes and Devynn Thompson (who are brother and sister, by the way) about job site theft and a company rebrand. Don, owner of Live Oak Plumbing Co., Flower Mound, Texas, talks about some recent thefts from the back of his truck, and Devynn, owner, Thompson Family Plumbing, Ariz. and Calif., talks about a recent company rebrand. And, we talk about life.

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March 1, 2024 12 mins

Friend of the podcast, Jon Block, LH Block Electrical, guest hosts this episode as we talk about how the business runs if one of the brothers is sick or out of the office for awhile.


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February 27, 2024 51 mins

"What would life be like without our industry?" asks Mike Bellaman, President and CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The boys talk workforce development, worker choice, meritocracy, technology, 2024 outlook, and a bit of Mike's playing time with the Cleveland Indians. 

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Rando convo alert! The boys talk tornadoes, the cost of electricity in certain states, and the state of Alaska.


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February 20, 2024 37 mins

As the boys ramp up for the IBS/KBIS show next week, they discuss garbage disposers with Eric Schultz, Director Product Management - Advanced Disposers, InSinkErator. The guys talk about  why disposers are necessary, the latest innovations, sustainability, and is it disposer or disposal?

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February 16, 2024 19 mins

On this episode of the Friday Shorty, Tim and John talk about words that are completely overused in conversation, Super Bowl ads and streaming sites taking over sports coverage.

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February 13, 2024 21 mins

"If You Can Dream It, You Can Build It." This week the boys talk connectivity with Chris Tomeno, Eastern Water Sales Leader at Resideo.


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February 9, 2024 15 mins

While Tim recovers from COVID, the boys talk about the Super Bowl, betting on the game, and who they are rooting for. Some mindless Friday fun.

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The boys continue with their AHR podcasts with four separate interviews starting with good friends Lesley McGlenen and Alan Carlson; followed by Dan Moffroid and Dustin Gregoire, Bosch; Bryan Cordell, PERC; and Catherine Chapman and Barry Campbell, BitRip.

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    February 2, 2024 24 mins

    Heat pumps, heat pumps and more heat pumps. We keep hearing about the push for electrification but are we moving too fast? Is the infrastructure in place to keep up? Is it economically responsible to limit the choices on fuel? We discuss with our good friend Bob Baker, Baker Plumbing, north of the border.

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    Our first of two episodes recorded from the Podcast Pavilion at AHR, Tim & John talk tankless with Jason Fleming, Noritz, heat pumps with Bo DeAngelo, Anesi Comfort, and Mountain Dew (and plumbing & hydronics) with our good friend Cody Mack, Caleffi.

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