It Happened On The Job

It Happened On The Job

The podcast for relatable conversations with contractors and maybe even a little bit of entertainment.

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May 28, 2021 37 min

This episode's guest: Margaret Totty of Los Angeles Housing Compliance. You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Margaret Totty, President of Los Angeles Housing Compliance. In Las Vegas at 20 years old, she went to work for a General Contractor specializing in restoration working as an administrative assistant and receptionist. Eventually making her way to Los Angeles, Margaret...

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This episode's guest: Nadine Weiss of Complete Demolition, Inc. You can find them on LinkedIn and Facebook. You can also contact Nadine on her LinkedIn page.

Mike and Brian are joined by Nadine Weiss, President of Complete Demolition, Inc. With a successful background in sales and business, Nadine was asked by her father to help an ailing demolition side business he had started years prior. Now, four years after she took the r...

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This episode's guest: Kirk Page of KPS Alarms and KPS Fire Sprinklers. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Yelp.

Mike and Brian are joined by Kirk Page, President of KPS Alarms and KPS Fire Sprinklers. Talk about a seminar on leadership, if you're a contractor and you run a business, or you want to run a business, or you've been thinking about it... this is your episode. With the m...

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This episode's guest: Steve Paxton of Astro Sheet Metal Co, Inc. You can also find them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Steve Paxton, President of Astro Sheet Metal Co, Inc. Now president of the company, Steve is the grandson of the original founder, John Paxton, and grew up running the halls of the original building where they began in 1967. Now, leading the third generation, as well as a host of employ...

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This episode's guest: Serko Khatchadourian of Quadrant, Inc.

Mike and Brian are joined by Serko Khatchadourian, President of Quadrant, Inc. Growing up in Lebanon, Serko was involved in construction because of his father - a career engineer. In Lebanon, unlike the US, engineers are involved throughout the entirety of the project and are the last line of defense in terms of quality. While he has a college background in engineeri...

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This episode's guest: Todd Pearson of All Bay Paint. You can find them on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Mike and Brian are joined by Todd Pearson, President of All Bay Paint. Growing up with a father in construction, he was the youngest and smallest between him and his brother, and because of that, he was the one that was tasked with fitting in tight spaces. Fast forward to now, that unique skill of learning to b...

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May 6, 2021 37 min

This episode's guest: Pete Grant of Safesite. You can check out their sister company Foresight as well.

Mike and Brian are joined by Pete Grant, CEO of Safesite. Growing up in Australia, Pete started working in construction as a laborer. But working on different jobsites afforded him some very unfortunate experiences - including seeing near miss accidents and a few deaths, even a good friend of his dying on the job. As a resul...

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This episode's guest: Ivan Montano of Leading Edge Construction Services, Inc. You can find them on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.

Mike and Brian are joined by Ivan Montano, Vice President of Operations of Leading Edge Construction Services, Inc. Graduating from high school, Ivan found a job as a laborer for a construction company and fell in love with the industry. Now, 10 years later, Ivan helps lead a construction compa...

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This episode's guest: Tim Nobles of Nobles Construction Components. You can find them on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Tim Nobles, Owner and President of Nobles Construction Components. As a motocross rider for 12 years, Tim needed a job that was flexible, would give him weekends off, and didn't mind if he came in on a Monday with a broken leg. Pair that with the fact that his dad was a ca...

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This episode's guest: Russell Roberts of Rod Heisler Construction

Mike and Brian are joined by Russell Roberts, General Superintendent of Rod Heisler Construction. Russell grew up destined for construction, it seems, with construction pumping through the veins of both sides of his family. As a young man, he joined the Navy, and upon finishing his service, made the move into construction as a Superintendent. Now as a General Su...

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This episode's guest: Ophir Levin of 911 Restoration of Ventura, Santa Barbara, & San Luis Obispo.

Mike and Brian are joined by Ophir Levin, Owner of 911 Restoration of Ventura, Santa Barbara, & San Luis Obispo. Starting his journey growing up in Israel, Ophir, like all Israelis, went to the military and served in the Special Forces, and after meeting him and seeing his willingness to take on any challenge at any time,...

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This episode's guest: Rich Rozycki of Crate Modular. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Mike and Brian are joined by Rich Rozycki, CEO of Crate Modular. Coming from a family that generationally was involved in construction, Rich took a different path and became a lawyer... but he specialized in construction law. No longer a practicing attorney and now running a multi-million dollar modular construction comp...

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This episode's guest: Carolina Alvarez of J&S Building Maintenance, Inc. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Yelp.

Mike and Brian are joined by Carolina Alvarez, President of J&S Building Maintenance, Inc. Working for a large national janitorial company and traveling half the month, Carolina opted to start her own janitorial construction company and create her own destiny. And the life lessons in th...

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This episode's guest: April Morse of Weber Company. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Mike and Brian are joined by April Morse, Owner of Weber Company. Immediately after graduating college, April began working towards her teaching credential with the hopes of becoming a teacher. But, growing up with a dad that owned a custom cabinetry shop and a mom that was retiring from doing the books, April found hersel...

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This episode's guest: Robert Cianciminio of Glazing Concepts, Inc. You can find them on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Robert Cianciminio, COO of Glazing Concepts, Inc. Back in 1991, after Robert had been honorably discharged from the US Navy Reserves, he took an outside sales position in the automotive industry and he hated it. So, he took an estimating position for a glass company at $6 per ho...

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This episode's guest: Clayton Rodrigues of Zothex Flooring, Inc. You can find him on LinkedIn and the company at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Yelp, and LinkedIn as well.

Mike and Brian are joined by Clayton Rodrigues, CEO and Founder of Zothex Flooring, Inc. Originally from Brazil, Clayton came to the States to go to medical school, but through a series of events decided to go into flooring... and not just get into...

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This episode's guest: Kirk Lane of Direct Shades & Blinds, Inc. You can find Kirk on LinkedIn. You can find the company on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn as well.

Mike and Brian are joined by Kirk Lane, President of Direct Shades & Blinds, Inc. With a 30 year background in the Event Technology industry, Kirk has a ton of crazy fun stories that led him to working for Direct Shades & Blinds - a contractor work...

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This episode's guest: Ray Goldsboro of Bonanza Plumbing. You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Yelp.

Mike and Brian are joined by Ray Goldsboro, President of Bonanza Plumbing. After one year of community college, Ray went to work for a plumbing company for the summer and that really started his love for the industry. He went back to school for a semester, but went right back to that same company in the w...

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This episode's guest: Mike Echelmeier of Echelmeier Consulting and Constructability Review. You can reach him at me.eccr [at] att.net.

 

Mike and Brian are joined by Mike Echelmeier, Owner and Founder of Echelmeier Consulting and Constructability Review. Growing up, Mike's dad, a bridge engineer, worked with contractors all over the world building bridges - and that afforded them opportunities to live for some time all ov...

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This episode's guest: Gregg Cantor of Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Gregg Cantor, President and CEO of Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel. A fixture in the San Diego community, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel was founded by Gregg's grandfather - the actual Murray Lampert. The company, still in the family, is cent...

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