Plumb Bums Podcast

Plumb Bums Podcast

A show for tradesmen to build your business and your brand. Stories from the field, tips and tricks of the trade, and talks about how to navigate the difficult life of an entrepreneur.


November 6, 2023 86 mins
Today's guest - Justin Pedrick of Justin Pedrick photography talks about the wedding industry and being heavily involved in peoples most special day of their lives. Justin has been a wedding photographer for 20 years, and in the New York Metro area, weddings can get insane. Co-host today is an old friend Sal, who manages large construction jobs in NYC, and he shares his experiences in an ever evolving industry.
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Today's guest: Officer Hart of the Port Authority police dept. Jon has been on the force for 17 years and offers an inside look at an often misrepresented industry as society's law enforcement. Jon shares stories from the field as a police officer and offers insight to a lot of misconceptions about the American Police force
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October 24, 2023 98 mins
Today's guest: Officer Hart of the Port Authority police dept. Jon has been on the force for 17 years and offers an inside look at an often misrepresented industry as society's law enforcement. Jon shares stories from the field as a police officer and offers insight to a lot of misconceptions about the American Police force
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October 17, 2023 101 mins
Today's Episode: Norm Reiger of HH Remodeling. Norm is a high end home remodeling contractor that has been in the business long enough to know what works and what doesn't. Norm gives us insight on how to keep a great staff and how to market and brand right which will have lasting effects on business growth. Norm also talks about his past in the military as well as loss prevention for retail, where skills such as body language readi...
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October 5, 2023 106 mins
Today's guest: Go Big Small Biz, a small business advocacy group that has been fighting for the rights of small businesses since the forced shutdowns of the pandemic. Jeff and Tracey Wakeen started this organization because their businesses were forced closed even though they were able to meet the requirements to stay open. They, like all of us, watched the largest wealth transfer in history happen during the plandemic , and decide...
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September 25, 2023 99 mins

Today's guests: Scott and Rob Wickersheim, owners of Wickersheim and Sons Plumbing and Heating. Wickersheim has been in business for almost 100 years, and they share hilarious stories of being long timers in the industry.

Wickersheim is also a family owned business, something that customer find important when choosing a trade company to work in their home.

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September 18, 2023 97 mins

Today's Episode: Casey Everett from Steadfast Plumbing & Heating in Emerson NJ. On the show we discuss starting out young as a licensed contractor, the difficulties of staffing and keeping good help, and the stress but joy in being your own boss.Casey is also a falcon hunter, who keeps birds and a dachshund that elevate the hunt. Being homeschooled allowed Casey to explore a lot of different avenues that just arent available to...

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September 11, 2023 98 mins
Todays episode: Gary from Demand Electric in Paramus NJ. We discuss starting out, growth, thriving in north jersey in this competitive time. Is college the way to go, or should young people try the workforce before making a degree decision? Gary has been in business for over a decade, and shares stories from the field, and also some tidbits of wisdom from experience.
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August 24, 2023 73 mins

Today's Show: Mike Proto from Property Claims Pro discusses the industry that takes on big insurance companies to get you the most money that's due to you from a claim. The legal jargon is easy to get lost in and guys like Mike are able to navigate the process from start to finish when buying a policy or making a damage claim, Great listen for first time homebuyers and long time homeowners alike.

Mike Proto,

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August 18, 2023 73 mins
Today's episode, meet AJ. Owner of Broadway Tattoo Lounge in Sayreville NJ. AJ gives and inside look at the tattoo industry, the passion and drive to succeed in something you love to do.
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August 17, 2023 82 mins

Today's Guest: Dan Enrico from DSM, a marketing company. Dan gives us an inside look at marketing details, the mindset, amd offers advice for smaller businesses to brand and promote themselves with few recources. Dan lives with his wife and two kids in Bergen County, and is familiar with this fast paced corner of the world and the ever changing market and demand,

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August 6, 2023 50 mins
Today's Episode, we get back to our nations roots: The Farmer.Today we have the privilege of interviewing Bob and Wanda from Dover Ohio, who have been farming for 90 years. we discuss the hardships and the rewards of such a life and the joy that comes with Faith in the Lord to give the increase and blessings from toiling the earth
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July 28, 2023 55 mins

Hip hop lives here (44) This is hip-hop ! - YouTubePre vacation episode, no guest this week, but we relax and reflect at the middle of the summer.

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July 21, 2023 79 mins

Todays Guest: Crucible Jiu Jitsu Studio owner Jesse Cruz, former marine veteran and black belt in the sport talks about the benefits of training in grappling and fighting. We also discuss the importance of not only passion, but a bussiness mindset to help succeed and reach as many lives as possible.

Crucible Jiu Jitsu; (570) 985-5895

Self Leadership: The Art of Becoming a Leader, by Ryan Reed

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July 20, 2023 88 mins

Today's Guest: Owner of Jigsaw PMR (Property Maintenance & Restoration), top notch property damage remediation company in the North Jersey Area. Emergency 24/7 response, Jigsaw PMR has years of experience with flawless customer serviceJIGSAW PMR (201) 355-4084 jigsawpmr.comOn the show, we discuss customer precautions, dealing with insurance companies as a homeowner, and staffing your business with quality workers

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July 13, 2023 104 mins

Paul Cordts, Special Guest, The OG Plumb Bum.

Paul has run Cordts Plumbing from '95 to somewhat present, although he's mostly behind the scenes and very part time.

Discussing Rich's heart attack, taking over, family memories and business advice

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July 11, 2023 67 mins

How Rich found the Lord, catholic grandma, pricktok

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June 28, 2023 44 mins

The Bums discuss soft hands, having foreign parents, knowing your worth as a skilled labor.

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June 23, 2023 40 mins

Cordts plumbing's origins, learning how to charge properly, modern work ethic

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