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.
How a Firefighter Would Build a House
In this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt and Will King of High Cotton Homes go deep into the things a firefighter considers when building a home.
What part of a house has the most significant effect on a fire in the first ten minutes? It likely isn't what you think.
Will spent ten years in the fire service before becoming a full-time builder. Listen in and see how his service changed how he thinks about home building, about what the contents of a home can do to a fire, and how this has changed over the decades.
He and Matt also discuss how our modern floor plans affect home fires and how building codes and new tech can help save lives.
How to Choose Good Clients
On this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt and Paul Evans, VP of Millwork and Innovation at Builders FirstSource, go deep into difficult clients and how to weed them out before they hire you.
Paul shares some of his client interview process, built from his 40 years in the industry, why interviewing clients is important, and how to do so without them even knowing they're being interviewed.
They discuss some of the questions to ask prospective clients, why to ask them, and a few red flags to be aware of. Paul also shares what he believes is the most crucial skill for choosing good clients and a few ways to improve this ability.
Build Science 101 & Why We Educate
In this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Nerdy Matt and Handsome Steve go deep into the Build Science 101 series and why they care about educating the industry.
Steve and Matt have spoken about how a "rising tide floats all boats" before, and the Build Show's new motto is "Know Better. Build Better." They see education and sharing information as their responsibility to the building industry.
In today's podcast, they go into more detail about why they feel that way and touch on the obligations and benefits of educating others.
Meet Ally Anderson
In this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt sits down with our newest contributor, Allyson Case Anderson of Integro Builders, and goes deep into her story.
Ally shares the reasons and experiences that nudged her into becoming a builder and why she focused on historic restoration and residential projects in Chicago and the harbor country of Michigan. She explains why being an "architect's builder" benefited her company, what her goals for the industry are, and her philosophies about money, craftsmanship, and transparency.
The Real ReBuild, pt. 1
On this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt goes deep into his experience building, and living in, his home.
Matt had initially intended to renovate a 1970's house for his family, but he ended up demo-ing it down to the slab and rebuilding it entirely. He and his family have now been living in it for two years.
Listen in as Matt goes over what he did to increase his home's energy efficiency and comfort, which of his efforts worked, and which didn't quite meet the mark. He'll also share his thoughts on what it's like to live in a high-performance home.
The Litmus Test of a Good Builder
On this week's episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt goes deep into what makes a good builder.
What makes a good builder? What are Matt's red flags? What is the singular consideration for building a solid, well-built house that will last?
Matt talks about the things he looks for on a job site, his go/no-go line for hiring or recommending a contractor, and what he believes is the most essential thing a builder must deal with to be "good."
What is your litmus test?
Informative & Relevant
Matt is very knowledgeable and his guests and topics are extremely relevant and extremely informative!
Build Show Podcast the Best
The whole group producing the Buildshow products are amazing. Great information, well produced, awesome building science to help move the industry forward to better homes for all.
Delving deep into the intricacies of construction, the Build Show Podcast offers invaluable insights for industry professionals. With its detailed analysis and expert interviews, it demystifies complex topics, making them accessible and enlightening. A must-listen for anyone looking to expand their technical knowledge in construction.