It Happened On The Job

It Happened On The Job

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October 23, 2020 41 min

This episode's guest: Margaret Goking of Pacific Commercial Property Services, Inc. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can find Margaret on her LinkedIn as well.

Mike and Brian are joined by Margaret Goking, Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Commercial Property Services, Inc. Her parents, who started the company, won a vacuum cleaner in a raffle back in 1989. However, unlike most people who jus...

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This episode's guest: Gregg McKay of NU-VUE Window Films, Inc. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Yelp, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Gregg McKay, President and CEO of NU-VUE Window Films, Inc. Starting 36 years ago, he saw his brother tint his car and thought "I can do that!" Immediately going to the store, he bought tinting and tinted his mom's car without her knowing and it went from t...

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October 21, 2020 52 min

This episode's guest: Matt Darienzo of Solar Art. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Matt Darienzo, Owner of Solar Art. Originally from New York, Matt went to school and went straight to the entertainment industry in New York City working at 30 Rock for shows like Rosie O'Donnell and Martin Short. But after questioning his calling in entertainment, and looking up to ...

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This episode's guest: Jay Valentine Martinez of JVM Landscape Construction, Inc. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well.

Mike and Brian are joined by Jay Valentine Martinez, President and CEO of JVM Landscape Construction, Inc. After graduating from college with a major in Philosophy, he went to Law School. But after that first year, he decided he didn't want to sue people for a living! But t...

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This episode's guest: Alex Rodriguez of Bay Cities Construction. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn as well.

Mike and Brian are joined by Alex Rodriguez, CEO and Founder of Bay Cities Construction in Torrance, California. Starting in 2004, Bay Cities was primarily based in real estate investment - involved in real estate development and flipping homes until the Great Recession hit. With a ton of success in th...

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October 16, 2020 27 min

This episode's guest: Mark Karch of The Rain Drain.

Mike and Brian are joined by Mark Karch, President and CEO of The Rain Drain. Mark's father started the company back in 1983 and he went to work for him in 1988 and by 1998 took over the company completely with a sole focus on residential rain gutters. Mark goes into detail the struggles that come along with running a small business especially during COVID when employees wo...

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October 15, 2020 49 min

This episode's guest: Justin White of K&D Landscaping. You can find them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Justin White, CEO of K&D Landscaping. Justin started working for his dad at 5 years old with his younger brother laying mulch, pushing wheel barrows, and pulling weeds. As he grew, he realized quickly that school wasn't for him, went right to work for his dad and fell in...

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This episode's guest: Allan Horn of Precision Wallcovering and Painting.

Mike and Brian are joined by Allan Horn, President and Founder of Precision Wallcovering and Painting. Allan started his career working for his father's paint and wallpaper retail stores back in the 1970's. Soon after, he went to work for a wallcovering contractor - couple that with his extensive product knowledge, the stage was set for opening Prec...

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October 13, 2020 34 min

This episode's guest: Lucas Forte of Forte Shelter. You can find them on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Lucas Forte, Founder of Forte Shelter. While at San Diego State University, he was studying business and was specifically interested in logistics for shipping containers worldwide. However, immediately after college he went to work for his uncle's law firm. His uncle then hired him...

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This episode's guest: Jason Coleman of Golden Construction. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Jason Coleman, President of Golden Construction. Jason's father started the company 30 years ago because he was tired of working for others and eventually brought Jason into the company. Now with 20 employees with work spread across 3 different states, they specialize in medical con...

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This episode's guest: Chris De Ruyter of Signage Solutions. You can find Chris on LinkedIn as well.

Mike and Brian are joined by Chris De Ruyter, Co-Founder of Signage Solutions. With recent projects like the Marriott, California Pizza Kitchen, Nordstrom, CHOC Children's Hospital, and AMC Theaters, their work speaks for itself. In fact, early on, growing up with an entrepreneurial father, that happened to also be a contracto...

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This episode's guest: John Caglia of Construction Development Management

Mike and Brian are joined by John Caglia, Founder and Co-Investor of Construction Development Management. Starting at 7 years old working for his dad building custom homes in Newport Beach, John learned ALL the trades from a very young age. After college, he went to work for some huge corporate brands including Disney and Rite-Aid running construction pro...

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This episode's guest: Michael Biondino of Refined Roofing and CAT Exteriors. You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Michael Biondino, Owner of Refined Roofing and Vice President of Sales at CAT Exteriors. Starting as a laborer for his dad's construction company as a kid, he learned the trades quickly. Going from his dad's company, he jumped into sales at CAT Exteriors - ...

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This episode's guest: Vazgen Dallakyan of Cobex Construction Group. You can also find them at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Vazgen Dallakyan, Co-Founder and Sales and Marketing Director of Cobex Construction Group. Immigrating with his family to the United States in 1993 when he was 5 years old, he grew up with a dad working in construction. And like most sons of contractors, he had a j...

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October 2, 2020 35 min

This episode's guest: Gary Nalder of Elite Plumbing

Mike and Brian are joined by Gary Nalder, Owner of Elite Plumbing. Originally from New Zealand, he left high school and went straight to the plumbing trade. Wanting to get out of the country, and not a particular fan of his boss in New Zealand, Gary left for Australia and picked up a few trades along the way. Drawn to the beaches of California after watching a special on TV, he...

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This episode's guest: Priscilla Chavez of PCL Construction.

Mike and Brian are joined by Priscilla Chavez, Manager of Business Development at PCL. Starting off as an entrepreneur and consultant, she was recruited to come work for PCL to build a Diversity and Inclusion program from the ground up. As a champion for small, diverse, minority owned contractors, she helped build a program to provide opportunities for contractors that ...

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This episode's guest: Dwight Becker of Facility Builders & Erectors, Inc. You can also find on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Mike and Brian are joined by Dwight Becker, Design Build Project Manager of Facility Builders & Erectors, Inc. A self proclaimed "old fart' and with 40 years of construction under his belt, his love of construction started in 6th grade shop class. Despite his father's advic...

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September 29, 2020 50 min

This episode's guest: Neil Lockhart of AmeriConstruct. You can find Neil on LinkedIn as well.

Mike and Brian are joined by Neil Lockhart, CEO of AmeriConstruct. This one's a bit different today! Neil is a recruiter and consultant providing best practices in hiring in the Construction industry. With a background in technology back in the early 2000's and at least starting as an architecture major in college, construction ...

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This episode's guest: Brandon LoCascio of Inland Builders. You can also find them on LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Brandon LoCascio, President and CEO of Inland Builders. Getting his start as a loan officer in 2005 during the real estate boom, he learned quickly the high highs and the low lows of the real estate industry - especially when 2007 and 2008 hit. Learning a ton as he went, he got his real estate license, and ...

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September 24, 2020 35 min

This episode's guest: Ray Cerulli of Plastic Tops, Inc. You can also reach Ray on LinkedIn.

Mike and Brian are joined by Ray Cerulli, President of Plastic Tops, Inc. He cut his teeth growing up in a family restaurant business and learned the value of grit and hard work at an early age. Also, the value of loyalty. So much so that when he had an opportunity to interview with another company, he went MIA because he was that upset a...

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