Your Project Shepherd Construction Podcast

Your Project Shepherd Construction Podcast

Your Project Shepherd Podcast is your personal guide for residential construction. Hosted by Curtis Lawson of Shepherd Construction Advisors and Crafted Custom Homes, we explore all facets of the custom home building process through educational storytelling and knowledge-sharing conversations with seasoned industry expert guests. Our mission is to give you the tools you need to make informed decisions and empower you to navigate your project with confidence. No gatekeeping - let’s build success together! New episodes every Friday. Watch and subscribe on YouTube @yourprojectshepherd.

Episodes

April 19, 2024 55 mins

Tune in now for the vital knowledge you need to succeed and expert legal advice to protect you in your projects. In this episode, Curtis Lawson delves into the nuances of construction terminology and their legal weight and alongside is our friend, builder and legal expert, Daniel Bawden, President/CEO of Legal Eagle Contractors, Co. Together, the two will run through some seemingly basic terms that carry heavy weight in the constru...

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Discover insider tips to avoid costly construction disputes between contractors and homeowners. Join host Curtis Lawson and Kenneth Stephens, a construction litigation attorney, (SRA PLLC) as they reveal strategies for accountability, clear communication, detailed contracts, change order processes, third-party inspections and more - essential for preventing legal battles on residential and commercial building projects.


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Dive into strategies for designing a cost-effective home with your host, Curtis Lawson, and returning guest, David Cox, Principal at Design DCA. Together, they explore the delicate balance between a client's dream home aspirations and the hard truths of budget constraints, providing expert guidance on crafting cost-effective custom homes and dispelling misconceptions about design styles.

Discover insider strategies to navigate...

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🏖️ Dreaming of coastal living? Join host Curtis Lawson as he delves into coastal architecture & construction with architect Cate Black and building performance expert Toner Kersting. Cate Black is specialized in architecture and designing for residential coastal homes; a registered FORTIFIED Wise Professional, she specializes in hurricane-resilient homes that blend contemporary design with fortification methods. Living on Galv...

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Join Curtis Lawson and his guests, Miguel Gonzales and Milton Lozano (TAMLYN®️) for a conversation about the building envelope's archnemesis - water intrusion! He taps into all the science behind wall assemblies and integrating WRB's a systems approach to prevention, through the building envelope and Tamlyn's experts of water management, explore crucial construction science insights that educate, protect your biggest in...

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Let's cut through the fluff and get straight to the point - navigating the world of HVAC can feel like trying to find your way through a maze blindfolded. So, we've got HVAC expert Voya Milasinovic, alongside your host Curtis Lawson, to decode all this HVAC terminology and shed light on the latest advancements in HVAC technology, system designs, and electrification. Because, let's be real, it's like a whole other w...

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Innovation and construction collide as Panasonic's Ken Nelson joins host Curtis Lawson, for a glimpse into the future of ventilation, HVAC, and home health. Discover smarter configurations, cutting-edge modular outlets, and insider tips to maximize air quality, efficiency, and sustainability in your next project. Whether you're a seasoned pro or an aspiring homeowner, you'll rethink everything you thought you knew about...

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In today's episode, Curtis Lawson and Toner Kersting are joined by Adrian Vuyk and Curt Krippner of SlabSure, to talk about monitoring foundations for movement using sensor technology. They share insights into the innovative world of foundation monitoring and repair, and how their company is revolutionizing the way homeowners and foundation repair companies approach potential foundation issues. SlabSure is positioned as a game...

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Season's Greetings from theYour Project Shepherd Podcast🎅We have a special holiday edition today that you don't want to miss! This episode is full of cheer and laughter and features singing cat sweaters, festive outfits, hilarious stories and even a special Christmas song performed by Curtis on the trombone! 🎄Toner Kersting and Ryan Atlee, from Toner Home Matters join host Curtis Lawson to continue our cold weather serie...

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This episode spotlights practical tactics for preparing your most valuable asset for winter's cold temperatures. 🏡 Curtis Lawson welcomes back 'veteran' home repair expert Erich Kleine, Co-Founder of Goodsmith Home Care & Repair, for an in-depth discussion on safeguarding homes against cold and freeze damage. ❄️ While winterization may seem obvious for seasoned homeowners up north, southern regions face heightened ...

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Welcome you back to another episode of Your Project Shepherd. In today's episode, we're taking on a fundamental yet often overlooked area – protecting your foundation. We had the pleasure of speaking with Ryan Goodwin, Product Manager at Stego Industries, LLC, when he came to Houston to guide us on a product installation for one of our custom homes. Ryan brings invaluable insights from Stego's 40 years of experience saf...

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Hey everyone we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and welcome you back to YPS Podcast! 🎙️Curtis Lawson engages in an in-depth discussion with Southern Cali's top safety expert (for the last 25 years) Terry Dussault, about residential construction risks and job site safety. As an expert in safety programs, Terry provides valuable insights and discusses the potential consequences of neglecting safety measures. Prioritizing S...

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"The quality of a home cannot be derived by appearance alone." – WWG

On this "Building Technologies" episode, host Curtis Lawson is joined by Wynne Walker, Founder of Wynne Walker Group. Hear Wynne's insights on optimizing hidden elements like lighting and electrical to ensure flawless luxury homes. Discover how early coordination and team assembly lead to accurate project definitions and high-quality, comfo...

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Join Curtis and his guest, Houston realtor Stephanie Finch, for a great discussion about real estate, buying & remodeling, and the importance of having a strong network of professionals in the industry. Find out why "who you know" matters and how leveraging your network benefits your career and what you bring to the table for clients. From trends in remodeling projects to advice for homeowners on how to find the right...

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What should you expect when starting a custom residential project with architects? In this episode, host Curtis Lawson explores that question with award-winning architects Eric Hughes and Heather Rowell, Founders of HR Design Dept (Architecture Studio). Their track record of consistently delivering high-end custom residential homes to their clients is one of the many reasons we asked them to join the show. They share some truly won...

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Planning a home renovation? Don’t start demolishing walls just yet! Get expert tips for planning a smooth, successful remodeling project in this week's episode with your host, Curtis Lawson, and Houston remodeler Randy White, Owner of Superior Home Renovations.

In this info-packed episode, you'll learn: 👷🏻‍♂️Steps for selecting the right contractor ✅ The #1 thing you should do before starting any renovation project (hint...

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Join host Curtis Lawson on this episode of the Your Project Shepherd Podcast, as he talks about restoring and preserving historic homes and structures with preservation expert Morgan Reinart. Morgan shares his personal journey that led him to historic preservation and restoration, and the joys and challenges involved with the work he does as partner at Old Home Rescue.

  • Together, they explore:
  • Window, door, and wood rot resto...
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In this episode of the Your Project Shepherd podcast, I am joined by environmental consultant, Megan Carson to talk about indoor air quality, mold prevention, and mold remediation. After connecting on Instagram, I was captivated by her mission to raise awareness about the perils of mold and the invaluable support she provides on the platform and through the work she does with Guided Well. So that's why we decided to bring our c...

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Welcome to the Your Project Shepherd Podcast! In this episode, Curtis sits down with Dave Yelovich, the Director of Quality Assurance and Training at First America Homes, to explore the vital role of quality training and ongoing education for builders. Dave's extensive experience over the last three decades, his involvement with the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), and his passion for education in the industry, make...

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In this episode, Curtis Lawson had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Allison Bailes III, an authority in energy efficiency, accomplished author of "A House Needs to Breathe or Does It?", and founder of Energy Vanguard.

He joins us today to provide his expert insights on how to dehumidify your home and we discuss the common issue of humidity in places like Houston and Atlanta. We offer practical strategies for both builde...

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