Appetite for Construction

Appetite for Construction

Mechanical Hub Media's John Mesenbrink and Tim Ward turn up the volume as hosts of this weekly Appetite for Construction podcast. The chat fest digs deep into the building trades industry, and features interviews with industry professionals and a variety of irrelevant, fun stuff that we hope you will enjoy. Trust us, we are just two regular guys with lots of thoughts, ideas and opinions. #construction #trades #tradetalk #plumbing #mechanicalsystems #buildingtrades #hvac #heatingandcooling


November 25, 2022 21 min

Scrooge and Grinch talk about some of their good memories of holidays past, and with this being the busiest travel holiday of the year, we reveal the best and worst airports in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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This week the boys sit down with Jamie Quanrud, Resideo, to talk training. Jamie  holds the title of Training Offering Leader, which means she and her team are responsible for Resideo Academy, which is the training offering from Resideo. Resideo Academy provides the HVAC, plumbing and security professional access to the right training for the right job at the right time.
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November 18, 2022 20 min

As Thanksgiving approaches next week, the guys have fun talking about their top holiday pet peeves. These two scrooges want to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
#appetiteforconstructionpodcast #appetiteforconstruction #mechanicalhub #plumbingperspective #happyholidays #holidays #happythanksgiving #merrychristmas #scrooge #grinch #holidaypetpeeves

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We head to the great state of Texas to talk with Austin-area homebuilder Jared Gossett about the building industry, how he stays focused through tough times and how we find good workers.
#appetiteforconstructionpodcast #appetiteforconstruction #mechanicalhub #plumbingperspective homebuilding #construction #constructionindustry #supportthetrades #trades #plumbing #skilledtrades #homeconstruction #residentialconstruction

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November 11, 2022 14 min

Our very own Tim Ward talks about his experience as a U.S. army veteran and what it means to be a veteran who has served his country. We also talk about the perception of a soldier over the years and the difficulty of assimilating back into the "normal American" lifestyle. Thank you to all who have served.
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This week the guys talk to the stars of Season 3, Episode 2 of the American Plumber Stories, Ken and Quin Williams of Williams Plumbing, Bozeman, Mont. We talk about Ken handing over the business he started more than 40 years ago to his son Quin. We talk about attracting people to the trades, especially when they are young. We also talk about life in the majestic backdrop of Montana.
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November 4, 2022 22 min

In this bonus episode, we head out west to talk with Bob Baker, Calgary, Canada, about the rise of social media and what it takes to maintain some level of integrity, while avoiding some of its temptations. Real talk lives here.
#mechanicalhub #plumbingperspective #appetiteforconstruction #appetiteforconstructionpodcast #plumbing #hvac #socialmedia #contentcreators #influencers #heatingandcooling #heating #construction

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What's in your water? This week we talk with Dr. Janet Stout, Executive Vice President and Founder of the Special Pathogens Laboratory as we get schooled on Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. It's a smart move to have a proactive water management plan in place. 
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Did we hear that right? The IRS would write us a check? What is the Employee Retention Credit and who is eligible? The boys take this bonus episode to talk with Omega Accounting Solutions' J.P. Lowry all about this credit and why business owners need to take advantage of it.

 Find out if your company qualifies for the ERC by clicking this link:

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Bob Rohr joins in as a co-host as he visited and held a training at the Steamfitters Local Union 449 in Harmony, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh. Brad Tisdale, Director of HVACR Training at the Local Union 449 Technology Center boasts about the facility there, the training offered and the potential it—and its new mobile lab—has for the trades.
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All the way from near Stuttgart, Germany, Bruno Friedmann stops by the Appetite for Construction studios to talk to the boys about contractor life in Germany. What are some things that concern him? What are some things he's seen change over his 31 years in the HVAC industry? We also talk about how learned English from listening to AC/DC’s Highway to Hell, and how he got started on social media as @nample on Instagram. 

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Rumor has it that Amazon is thinking of reimbursing its prime members for the past two Thursday Night Football games. SI's Mike Fisher talks with the boys about Cowboys vs. Eagles, Cowboys QB Controversy,  Philly Fans, Raider's Adams Sideline Scuffle with Photographer, Bills vs. Chiefs, Concussion Protocol. Those topics and so much sports talk packed into 30 minutes that you won't find anywhere else.

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We talk with Larry Jones of Universal Plumbing, Augusta, Ga., who was featured recently in Season 3, Episode 1 of the American Plumber Stories. From growing up without any indoor plumbing to running a successful plumbing business in his hometown, Larry's story is an inspirational one. He is an American Plumber.
#mechanicalhub #plumbingperspective #americanplumber #americanplumberstories #pfisterfaucets #universalplumbing #plumbi...

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October 4, 2022 39 min

A former plumbing contractor and business owner at Texas Green Plumbing, Roger Wakefield has created niche in the plumbing industry through education, continued training, and keeping it fun and entertaining—all on social media and through his website. His ambition is to uplift the trades and try to get more people into the skilled trades. Is shit a technical term? You bet it is. 
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This week the boys talk with country superstar Craig Morgan and American Plumber Stories mastermind Spencer Brown about the upcoming season 3, which features Inspirational contractors and their stories. We also talk about the impetus for the series, and we go a little in-depth with Craig Morgan. You don't want to miss this!
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September 23, 2022 29 min

Sports Illustrated's Mike Fisher talks Dak-less Cowboys, Urban Meyer's return (?), Green Bay conspiracy theories, and so much sports talk packed into 30 minutes that you won't find anywhere else.
#niagarasportshub #niagara #plumbingperspective #mechanicalhub #mikefisher #thefishreport #nfl #nba #dallascowboys #chicagobears #greenbaypackers #sportstalk

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This week the boys talk with Joel Long, co-owner of GSM Services, Gastonia, N.C. He talks about the importance of teamwork in contracting companies and ties in the baseball theme. We highlight the upcoming PHCC CONNECT show in Charlotte, and Joel gives his perspective on the short-term economy.
#plumbingperspective #mechanicalhub #PHCC #PHCCCONNECT #plumbing #heating #HVAC #teamwork #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

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We connect with Paul Nebrasky, owner of Nebrasky Plumbing, Heating & Cooling in Monroe, N.Y. Paul shares his insights on the industry, building the trades, creating company culture, team moral, having a sense of purpose and establishing the Nebrasky Foundation. You'll want to run through a brick wall after this motivational discussion sure to pump you up.

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September 9, 2022 28 min

The Niagara Sports Hub is back with Mike Fisher as the boys talk sports on Fridays! As we get back into the NFL season, we talk about Buffalo's dominance to start the year and they could be this year's choice for Super Bowl champions. Of course, we dive into the Dallas Cowboys and their OLine and WR corps. NFL is back baby!
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We get to know PERC's Bryan Cordill and what he does with the Propane Education and Research Council. We talk all things Propane with highlights on Lowering Emissions, Propane vs Diesel, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems and how recent Government Funding helps contractors. He also shares a little on the caddie life, fishing and golfing. Trust us when we say it's a gas!

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