Follow Matt Risinger on the Build Show Podcast as he discusses Building Science, Craftsmanship, & Best Practices for Building & Remodeling.
Matt is a Builder who specializes in Architect Driven & Fine Craftsmanship Work.
Episode 29: Four Types of Natural Disasters and How to Prepare Your Home for Each
From freezing temperatures, heat waves, wildfires, and floods, most of the U.S. is plagued with one form of disaster or another. On this episode of The Build Podcast, Matt is joined by his VP of Construction and good friend, Tim Hill, to discuss how to stay prepared for whatever disaster comes your way. They’ll address each disaster, as well as some great solutions for each including different types of generators for power backup, fireplace considerations, roofing materials, and slab thoughts. Each topic will provide critical insight into what you can do to the prevent of extreme home damage, physical harm, and inconvenience.
Episode 28: Diving into the Details of An Efficient Home Built to Last
On this episode of The Build Show Network Podcast, Matt and Steve Baczek build on their previous conversation about building efficiently right from the start. While last conversation centered on handling clients’ requirements and expectations at the onset, as well as specific measures of efficiency, this episode will dive deeper into the details: framing, HVAC, insulation and the other “nerdy minutia” as Matt likes to call it! One of the most important takeaways of this episode is going to be ”if it doesn’t last, it doesn’t matter.” Aesthetics will only go so far if your house is falling apart.
Episode 27: How to Design an Efficient and Durable House Right from the Start
On this episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt and Steve Baczek team up to mull over a very important question: how do we design a good quality, efficient, durable house that’s going to be long lasting – right from the start?
As a builder, Matt often gets plans in various stages of completion, sometimes fully finished plans that cause him to wonder how he’s going to build in a way that keeps clients out of trouble. Whether that's water management, energy efficiency, durability, or comfort, he’s seen plenty of plans that are not well thought out and must put all the pieces of the puzzle together.
Steve adds his perspective as an architect, noting that building a house comes with thousands of decisions, some of them assumed, but everything has to be planned out. The question he likes to as homeowners is: who do you want to do that planning?
The two will chat about previous experiences and best practices that they’ve learned along the way.
Episode 26: Holistic Building and Environmentally Friendly Design
On this episode, Matt sits down with another one of the newest Build Show Network contributors to chat. Meet Doug Cameron, owner of a boutique design-build company called “EcoSafe Spaces,” (currently branded as “ESS Design+Build” or simply “ESS”). Learn more about holistic building science and intention-based homebuilding practices. You’ll hear the personal stories that led Doug along on his path, find out what sparked his interest in green home building, and discover how to channel your creative skills into hands-on work and make it your own.
Episode 25: Uplifting the Craft of Carpentry
On this episode of the podcast, Matt is joined by Zack Dettmore, another one of the newest contributors to BuildShowNetwork.com. Learn more about his business, Dettmore Home Improvements, and discover the backstory that led to his passion for carpentry. Discover what drove him to start a business, as well as the unique services he provides. He started his company as a one-man operation and it quickly grew by word of mouth, and is now excited to share his insights with you.
Episode 24: Mechanicals, Plumbing and HVAC
Today I’m chatting with Eric Aune from @mechanicalhub, one of our newer contributors to the Build Show Network and a Mechanical Contractor, Plumber, and HVAC specialist based out of Minnesota.
We’ll be talking all about his career, how he got to where he is today, how his engineering spirit as a youngster led him to pursue an apprenticeship over college, and how this ultimately resulted in him starting his own business.
We also cover his inspirations for setting up his very successful Instagram account and how he became the go-to content creator for professionals in the HVAC industry.