Clear Impact Podcast

Clear Impact Podcast

As the manufacturing leader in the fenestration industry, we are bringing our expertise to you. Listen to learn more about windows and doors, the components, running a successful business, and other related topics.

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November 12, 2021 12 min
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Today’s Clear Impact Podcast serves up some helpful ideas for the sales function of Running a Successful Business. Brian Covey, our VP of Sales, shares his wisdom regarding relationship building, communication, and follow up practices. He also shares some great ideas on how to leverage your showroom to maximize results. This is a fun conversation, reinforcing that it’s okay to joke around with the people we work with.

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November 1, 2021 18 min

Just how important are your technology and systems? You know as soon as it doesn’t work, right? Today on the Clear Impact podcast, we talk about all things technology with our Vice President of IT, Steven Colopy. We discuss the value of good systems, what to look for when hiring a professional service, and how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of technology. Whether you consider yourself a novice or a pro, we think you’ll get...

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October 25, 2021 20 min

Hard hats, gloves, eye wear, steel toed boots are just a part of what keeps people safe on the job. Our episode today centers around safety as we talk with Todd Benedict, our Senior Manager of Environmental Health and Safety at PGTI. While safety gear is important, you’ll learn that attitudes, training, and awareness towards workplace safety have a clear impact when it comes to Running a Successful Business.

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October 15, 2021 20 min

Running a Successful Business means that you keep an eye on quality, which is our topic on today’s Clear Impact Podcast. We are chatting with Sudhir Rao, our Senior Quality Manager. We cover a range of topics, from how to establish standards for quality, pride in our work, statistics, root cause analysis, and we even talk about just being nice. We hope you enjoy today’s episode.

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October 11, 2021 13 min

Being a female in a male dominated environment can be tricky. Debbie LaPinska joins us today and we discuss how to overcome doubts that our male counterparts may have when dealing with women in the workplace. We also talk about the importance of having mentors who help guide us down the path less traveled. Leading Ladies, a collaborative platform here at PGTI, gets a shout out as well, as we strive to level the playing field for wo...

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Running a Successful Business doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Today on the Clear Impact Podcast, we talk with Debbie LaPinska, our Chief Human Resource Officer, as we discuss the benefits of having a community mindset. Debbie shares with us ways that PGT has given back, and how those actions made a lasting impact on our company and employees. We also share practical ideas on how business owners can align their purpose to help others in...

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September 27, 2021 13 min

How do your customers feel about doing business with you? After a phone call or an email exchange, are things better or worse? Today on the Clear Impact Podcast, we talk with Raymond Jones, our Training Specialist Manager for our Customer Care Teams. We stress the importance of the customer always being right, or do we? You’ll have to listen to find out.

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Who needs to know what? As a dealer, your experience and knowledge is what gives you a competitive advantage. Today on the Clear Impact Podcast, we are staying close to home as we chat with Jim Shank, Sr. Manager of Sales Education and Innovation. Jim shares why it’s important to invest in training, not just for today, but for tomorrow.

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September 13, 2021 15 min

Why is it that calling an attorney is sometimes the last thing you want to do? Not us! On today’s episode of the Clear Impact Podcast, we actually phoned in with our General Counsel, Ryan Quinn. He shares some great tips when dealing with the legal side Running a Successful Business. You’ll learn how to avoid trouble in the first place. Ryan also shares where you might find a good lawyer, and yes, they do exist.

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Running a successful business is a little bit like a playlist. It’s definitely a mix – with people, leadership, sales, and numbers. On today’s Clear Impact Podcast, we have a great conversation with Brad West, our CFO. Not only does he share about the 3 keys to financial success, he threw in some bonus content just for the music lovers.

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One thing that cannot be overlooked in “Running a Successful Business” is company culture. Remembering the company core values, how employees treat one another, and keeping excellence at the forefront are some of the compass points of culture. Today we hear from Debbie LaPinska, Chief Human Resource Officer and Rachel Evans, VP of HR for the Southeast Business Unit of PGT Innovations. We hope this conversation encourages our custom...

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Most of us work with others, and that is where solid Human Resource strategies come into play. We chat today with two of our HR Rock Stars, Kelly Detter and Rachel Evans. Kelly is our HR Manager here at PGT, and Rachel is our VP of Human Resources for the Southeast Business Unit of PGT Innovations. This quick and energetic conversation provides some helpful reminders when it comes to taking care of the people on your team.

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August 16, 2021 22 min

On today’s Clear Impact Podcast, we are chatting with Bryan Lingle, Corporate Chaplain and Life Coach for PGT Innovations. Bryan and I had a lot to talk about regarding the value of people, how to really connect and tune in with employees and what their needs are, and how that might require something from us. We hope you enjoy today’s episode.

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As we wrap up our Windows and Doors 101 Series, Patrick Jameson and I talk today about Common Concerns. We talk about condensation, distortion, why inswing doors may or may not be better for you. You’ll feel like an expert after you listen to today’s Clear Impact Podcast.

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August 2, 2021 13 min

On this episode of the Clear Impact Podcast, we continue with Windows and Doors 101. And we actually discuss a little known fact… Care and Maintenance of Windows and Doors. What? What does that mean? Don’t I have enough to maintain? Patrick Jameson tells us some simple things we can do to help our windows and doors to function properly and last a long time!

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There is more to tinted windows than you may realize! Is it a film that is put on afterwards? What is Low E? What helps lower my energy bill? And is there really a thing called Turtle Tint? Learn all about this and more as we continue in the Windows and Doors 101 Series. Today we’re chatting with Jim Heise as he helps us understand these important details.

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As we continue with our Windows and Doors 101 Series, we explore design pressure. I want to protect my home against 140 mile per hour winds, so why does design pressure matter? What is design pressure? On today’s episode of the Clear Impact Podcast, Patrick Jameson and I talk about this little known but important number.

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What is glass? What is hurricane glass? What is impact glass? And how it like a grilled cheese sandwich? We discuss all of this with Jim Heise on today’s episode as we tackle the basics. It’s part of our current series called Windows and Doors 101. You will learn more about these details and why it matters when it comes to investing in your home.

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It’s always a fun conversation with Patrick Jameson as we begin our Windows and Doors 101 Series. Aluminum framed windows… vinyl framed windows… is one safer? Is one going to last longer?  How do I know which one to buy? We address this topic on today’s episode of the Clear Impact Podcast.

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