Best Practices

Best Practices

Expert conversations on all the best ways to own & operate large-scale industrial facilities, commercial properties, office buildings, entertainment venues, and businesses in general.

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July 25, 2022 54 min

There is WAY more to think about vis-a-vis roofing than you would ever think, and Jason Widener comes on the show to prove that.  In an immensely interesting and wide-ranging conversation, host Jared Wall gets Jason to share his many years of expertise, detail the wide variety of roof types & materials, explain how to think about white/reflective roofs, and offer his advice to those thinking about solar panels.

Jason is a contra...

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Raj Setty, President & owner of Setty & Associates joined Jared on the podcast.  His company does all of the necessary design and engineering associated with large-scale, complex, and ultimately very impressive projects.  Their work is not always recognized despite the high-profile nature of many of their products (they're the Rodney Dangerfield of engineering firms), but in spite of that their work remains top-quality ...

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Chimere Harbor has spent all of his career in the world of energy efficiency, and is now in a role seemingly tailor-made for him.  As Channel Sales Manager at Centrica Business Solutions, Chimere has become an expert on the technology behind real-time energy monitoring technology & the benefits that such data can bring to owners & managers of industrial or commercial buildings.  He joins Jared on this episode to share that ...

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Jared is in the sentimental spirit on this episode as he interviews his cousin, Patrick Horan.  Patrick is a serial entrepreneur going back to when he was charging neighborhood kids for rides to & from school.  Today, he is the owner of (as of this recording) two automotive repair shops - Precision Imports in Manchester, NH and AutoWorks in Kittery, ME.

Patrick and Jared start out talking about the challenges as well as the nece...

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Jared flies solo for the first time on this episode as he reflects on a recent trip he took to the lovely Cincinnati, Ohio to visit the impressive manufacturing campus of LSI Industries. 

While on site, he got to tour their manufacturing facilities, learn about new products, walk through the testing & engineering laboratory, and gain some insight into how other lighting industry professionals think about LED luminaires.  He doe...

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Bob Luddy began his business as a humble installer of kitchen ventilation hoods, and has since grown it into a market leader in both kitchen ventilation & general HVAC systems.  CaptiveAire, under Mr. Luddy's leadership, has been at the forefront of much of the technological advancement that has taken place within this world of kitchen ventilation & HVAC equipment. 

More recently, Bob founded the Thales Academy, a revol...

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Rod Donnelly started his company by himself and a 1974 green Ford Econoline van.  Today, his efforts have expanded from those humble beginnings to something quite a bit different (and larger) than that. 

Donnelly Construction is a full service contractor based in Wayne, NJ that does some AMAZING work.  Seriously, go to their website and check out the country clubs section of the projects tab - here.  Over the course of two recordin...

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This episode is packed with fascinating content about a world few of us know much about.  Emre Schveighoffer founded and built NRM (National Resource Management) with the goal of providing an energy efficiency solution for owners of large-scale refrigeration equipment.  In the 25+ years & 50,000 projects since, NRM's product has evolved to meet almost any refrigeration challenge.  For many of their customers, the energy...

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Richard Blackwell serves as Vice President of Development for Agracel, Inc - a premier industrial development firm that specializes in manufacturing facilities in rural communities.  Over 35 years in business, Agracel has developed over 22M sq. ft. of industrial space across 21 states, and have played a part in the creation of over 18,000 jobs! 

In this episode, Richard offers a history & overview of Agracel, some insight into t...

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Chris Polk serves as the Fleet Manager for Blue Ribbon Logistical Solutions based in West Virginia.  In this episode, Chris starts off with a history of trucking going back to the "Smokey & The Bandit" days of the 1960s.  He and (host) Jared Wall then get into a conversation about Chris's history as a trucker, why he partnered with serial entrepreneur Larry Long, and what makes Blue Ribbon Logistical Solutions diffe...

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Dan Hooks is the owner of Charlotte, NC based Party Reflections, and is President of the American Rental Association.  His company is a premier events solutions & rental firm whose amazing work speaks for itself through hundreds of pictures on their website's gallery.   Dan joins host Jared Wall on the show to discuss:

  • the history of his company
  • the past, present and future of the rentals industry
  • the "best practices" ...
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    Dan Marks joins Jared on the show as they review Dan's essay titled "10 Most Common LED Lighting Project Mistakes".  This is part 2 of their conversation in which they discuss lighting project mistakes #6-10.  Again, who cares if you use Southpoint Solutions or not.  Regardless, this is all MUST KNOW information before you do move forward with such a project.
    https://www.southpointsolutions.com/
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    Dan Marks joins Jared on the show as they review Dan's essay titled "10 Most Common LED Lighting Project Mistakes".  For time, this conversation is getting split up into two parts, and this first part deals with lighting project mistakes #1-5.  Whether or not you partner with Southpoint Solutions on your lighting project, this is all MUST KNOW information before you do move forward with such a project.
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    Dave Banks founded Maintenance Solutions after he discovered a revolutionary product that cuts the downtime associated with performing repairs to damaged concrete or asphalt surfaces.  He and his son, Michael join Jared on the show to talk all things concrete.
      https://www.flashfloor.net/
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    Jeff Hickman, founder & CEO of Southpoint Solutions, joins Jared on the podcast to discuss his history, entrepreneurship, LED lighting, and what the future looks like for the world of LED lighting & energy efficiency.
    https://www.southpointsolutions.com/

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