Building Scale

Building Scale

We interview successful Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) business leaders to learn how they use people, processes, and technology to scale their businesses.

Episodes

February 20, 2024 62 mins
In this episode, Charlie Popeck, a leader in high-performance building design, shares his career journey and strategies for building a top-performing team at Green Ideas. He delves into the business and energy efficiency of high-performance buildings and highlights the importance of early planning and life cycle costs. Charlie also discusses the role of education in promoting high-performance buildings and the impact of LEED cert...
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In this episode, guests Teela Piscitelli and Mike Maunu discuss the role of strategy, customer problem-solving, and how connections have helped build their businesses. They highlight the importance of partnerships, adapting to technology, and providing superior service. The conversation also touches on finding passion in business, the intricacies of mergers and acquisitions, and the potential of government contracts.
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In this episode, Ryan Englin shares his business approach, emphasizing on employee retention strategies. He discusses the importance of cross-functional training, preparing for craft workers' retirement, and the role of job titles in recruitment. Englin also talks about overcoming biases in hiring, the balance of A-players and B-players, and the significance of niche specialization. The episode concludes with recruiting and retenti...
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In this episode, Steve Carroll, co-founder of Kelso Industries, discusses his company's strategic growth, the impact of acquisitions on employees, and the importance of cross-functional collaboration. He also shares insights into Kelso's long-term business goals, efficient resource management strategies, and the financial implications of aggressive growth.
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In this episode, C.R. Herro, CEO of AR Franchising, Inc, discusses the importance of culture, transparency, and understanding personality types in scaling a business. He shares leadership strategies, the significance of processes and change management, and the impact of technology on business growth. C.R. also delves into the challenges and mindset shifts required for innovation in the housing industry.
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In this episode, DJ Moore, CEO and co-owner of Siltworm, Inc., discusses the company's growth, challenges, and the importance of intentional culture. He also talks about implementing the EOS system, adopting a response-based approach in leadership, and balancing personal life with business growth. The episode concludes with insights into their new product, BioWorm™, and advice for budding entrepreneurs.
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In this episode, Robert Haggard, a seasoned construction industry leader, shares his journey and insights on company culture, hiring practices, and reputation management. The discussion also delves into dealing with construction challenges, the importance of community involvement and networking, and the evolution of construction processes. The conversation concludes with thoughts on the role of technology in construction and advice...
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In this dynamic episode join Cassie Wells and Jason Monczka as they delve into the crucial role of networking in today's business landscape. They share their personal success stories, offering valuable strategies and practical tips for cultivating and maintaining a robust professional network. The episode also provides deeper insights into effective networking.
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Join Curt Norton of Strang, Inc. on Building Scale, where he discusses with hosts Justin Neagle and Will Foret about leading an architectural firm through transformative change. This episode covers Curt's approach to integrating new technologies, navigating industry shifts, and fostering a culture of innovation. Discover the strategies that have made Strang Inc. a leader in the architectural world.
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Dive into an inspiring episode with Julie Savitt, founder of AMS Elite Solutions, on Building Scale. Hosts Justin Neagle and Will Foret discuss with Julie her path through the complexities of the construction industry. She highlights the significance of helping others, the role of certifications for small businesses, and adapting to changes in the economic and political landscape. This episode is a testament to resilience and innov...
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Join Shon Harris, founder of Livewire Electrical Systems, as he shares his entrepreneurial journey on Building Scale. Hosts Justin Neagle and Will Foret dive into Shon's approach to business growth, community impact, and the importance of fostering positive relationships in the construction industry. This episode offers a unique look at the challenges and triumphs of building a successful business while making a significant communi...
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Join Jason Lohoff, founder and CEO of Master Rooter LLC, as he shares his journey with hosts Justin Neagle and Will Foret on Building Scale. Jason delves into transforming his plumbing business into a scalable model, focusing on reinvestment and customer satisfaction. This episode is packed with insights on growing a business without losing sight of quality service and client relationships.
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Join us on Building Scale as we interview Alexus Rae Lopez, a seasoned professional in the construction industry. Alexus shares her inspiring story of resilience and personal growth, overcoming adversity and unlocking potential. We discuss her journey in the roofing industry, the importance of building relationships, and the differences between B2B and B2C in roofing. Discover the significance of protecting assets, the integration ...
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Join us in an insightful episode with Karin Selchert, COO of AC³E Energy Services, as she discusses the dynamic world of HVAC services with Justin Neagle and Will Foret. Karin delves into the challenges and successes of operating in critical facilities, including data centers, and sheds light on cultivating a skilled, empowered workforce. This episode offers an in-depth look at team building and the valuable lessons learned through...
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In this episode, we are joined by Stephen Doyle, Jr., a former engineer turned coach and consultant in the commercial construction industry. We delve into Steve's journey and the importance of systems and processes in the construction world. Along the way, we share some light hearted moments, including our occasional forgetfulness.The episode focuses on the significance of having the right people, systems, and technology in busines...
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Join hosts Justin Neagle and Will Foret on Building Scale as they learn from Ron Nussbaum, a visionary leader who is transforming the construction industry. From his experiences in the Marine Corps to pioneering customer communication software in construction, Ron shares his insights on actionable tenacity, technology’s role in construction, and the mindset needed for success. This episode is packed with valuable lessons for anyone...
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This week, we have the honor of interviewing Jorge Quezada, the VP of People and Culture and Chief Diversity Officer at Granite Construction. We dive deep into the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the construction industry, how DEI impacts the P&L, as well as Jorge's personal journey and experiences. Tune in for an insightful conversation that will challenge your perspectives and inspire action. Don't miss ou...
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In today's podcast, we have the honor of hosting Mark Lukes, founder of Real Estate Mergers and Acquisitions Co. Mark shares his inspiring journey and how he built a thriving business by solving common issues in the real estate industry. Tune in to learn about the three pillars driving business growth, the rapid valuation model, and the importance of culture and communication in successful transactions. Don't miss this insightful a...
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In this exciting episode of our podcast, we have the privilege of welcoming two esteemed guests, John Lenker and Assaf Arie, leaders of Lenker. John is a renowned brand strategist and communication artist with a knack for identifying effective marketing strategies. Assaf, on the other hand, brings his expertise as the CEO of Lenker, with a background in accounting, finance, and military intelligence.
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In this captivating episode of Building Scale, we delve into Christy Webber's personal experiences and triumphs in the world both personal and business building. One noteworthy anecdote recounts how establishing credibility at a popular venue propelled her business forward.
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