252 episodes

What is The Construction Life?

It is a 5am wake up, work out, shower, prepare lunch, send off the family, hop into the van, call the crews and suppliers, arrive on site, organize, prep, build, have fun, wrap up, end the day on a high note, head home, spend time with the family, prep for the next day, turn in, sleep, and wake up and do it all over again because you love what you do every single day of The Construction Life.

Good Enough Will Never Be Good Enough For Us.

The Construction Life Manny Neves and Carlito Pavlovic

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    • 3.4 • 510 Ratings

What is The Construction Life?

It is a 5am wake up, work out, shower, prepare lunch, send off the family, hop into the van, call the crews and suppliers, arrive on site, organize, prep, build, have fun, wrap up, end the day on a high note, head home, spend time with the family, prep for the next day, turn in, sleep, and wake up and do it all over again because you love what you do every single day of The Construction Life.

Good Enough Will Never Be Good Enough For Us.

    #258 Jon - MacNeil Construction, Clark - Walkers Custom Frameworks, & Jason - Guest Contracting Inc.

    #258 Jon - MacNeil Construction, Clark - Walkers Custom Frameworks, & Jason - Guest Contracting Inc.

    Jon MacNeil of MacNeil Construction, Clark Walker of Walkers Custom Frameworks, and Jason Guest of Guest Contracting Inc. and Tiletime join us all the way from Barrie to talk trucks, television and tools. The conversation starts off with whether they factor the rising gas prices into their quotes and soon transitions into Jon telling us about his experience being a part of a TV reno show. A throughline of this episode is the importance of communication, in dealing with both tradespeople and clients, and Jon tells us about his unique approach to showcasing his work, offering the good and the bad for consideration. The show wraps up with a long talk about mentorship and the next generation of tradespeople. Clark and Jon share stories about their fresh-out-of-college new recruits and we discuss the disillusionment that students face once they enter the jobsite, offering some good advice for young job-seekers along the way. Join us for this exciting episode of The Construction Life Podcast!

    Find MacNeil Construction at their website, macneilconstruction.ca, or on Instagram @macneilconstruction, or reach out to Jon directly at jon@macneilconstruction.ca.

    Find Walkers Custom Frameworks on Facebook and Instagram @walkerscfw or reach out to Clark at clark@walkerscfw.com.

    Find Guest Contracting Inc. at their website, guestcontracting.com, or on Instagram @guest_contracting.inc, or reach out at guest.contracting@gmail.com.

    Find Tiletime at their website, tiletime.ca, or on Instagram @tiletimecanada, or reach out at tiletimecanada@gmail.com.

    Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on Tiktok and Pinterest @theamabelletters and on Instagram @theamabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated.

    Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show.

    Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join up in studio!

    TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    #257 Mher Kerushkerian of Triple M Electric Talkin Electrical Trades and the industry

    #257 Mher Kerushkerian of Triple M Electric Talkin Electrical Trades and the industry

    Today's episode of The Construction Life Podcast opens with a heartfelt thank you from guest Mher Kerushkerian of Triple M Electric before we get into the nitty gritty of his experience being an immigrant getting into electrical in Canada. He shares his encounters with and opinions on ESA inspectors, homeowners doing their own electrical work, and the electrician’s obligation to fix discovered electrical hazards on a job site regardless of payment. After a compulsory chat about the dirty stereotype around electricians, Mher discusses his plans to focus on apprenticeships, educating the next generation and building tradespeople with good character. The show wraps up talking about tools in Mher's home country and answers the controversial question: Does the accessibility of tools in Canada make Canadian tradespeople less skilled?

    Interested in Triple M Electric? Reach out to Mher at mher@triplemelectric.ca.

    Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on Tiktok and Pinterest @theamabelletters and on Instagram @theamabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated.

    Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show.

    Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join up in studio!

    TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    #256 Taylor Pagniello from The Therapy Space and Hannah Conover from Compass Construction

    #256 Taylor Pagniello from The Therapy Space and Hannah Conover from Compass Construction

    Taylor Pagniello from The Therapy Space and Hannah Conover from Compass Construction join Manny and Jason the Keystone Contractor today for a jam-packed episode on gender, therapy, and, of course, construction. Opening with an ever topical discussion on the pandemic's effect on people in therapy, we cover issues with emotional avoidance, the forces stopping men from seeking help, and what to do when people confide in you. Jason has a lot to say about emotional regulation and Manny learns that hating being around people might just be a defence mechanism.
    After a poignant reminder from Taylor about the rewards of positive thinking, the show switches gears to talk about women in construction. Hannah shares her experience being a woman on job sites and we touch on substance abuse among tradespeople. This show is filled to the brim with advice. Whether you're a tradesperson or you're struggling with mental health problems or addiction, be sure to tune in to this episode of The Construction Life Podcast.

    Taylor wants to remind all of you that virtual therapy at The Therapy Space is as low as $50 per session for the next 8 months. Don’t miss out on this amazing chance to better yourself!
    The Therapy Space can be found at thetherapyspace.co, on Instagram @thetherapyspace_, and by email at info@thetherapyspace.co.

    Interested in Compass Construction? Find them at compassconstruction.ca or reach out to Hannah at hannah@compassconstruction.ca.

    How about The Keystone Contractor? Find him at thekeystonecontractor.com or by email at info@thekeystonecontractor.com.

    Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on Tiktok and Pinterest @theamabelletters and on Instagram @theamabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated.

    Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show.

    Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join up in studio!

    TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #255 Heavy Duty Homes Phil Russo is back to discuss expanding into Miami and LA

    #255 Heavy Duty Homes Phil Russo is back to discuss expanding into Miami and LA

    Heavy Duty Homes’ Phil Russo is back on the show joining Manny and Jason the Keystone Contractor to talk international. We open the show talking about payment installments and Heavy Duty Homes’ fascinating quoting process before moving on to reveal Phil’s plans for the future of the business. After an interesting discussion about the importance of admin, Phil gets into what everyone is curious about, Heavy Duty Homes' expansion into the USA. He compares American and Canadian clients, shares stories of the headache that is Floridan tradespeople, and breaks down some of the biggest differences in the building regulations of different cities. The show wraps up with a rant about the entitlement of the younger generation. You won't want to miss this episode of The Construction Life Podcast!

    Interested in Heavy Duty Homes? Find them at heavydutyhomes.com, on Instagram @heavydutyhomesinc, or by email at heavy@heavydutyhomes.com.

    How about The Keystone Contractor? Find him at thekeystonecontractor.com or by email at info@thekeystonecontractor.com.

    Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on Tiktok and Pinterest @theamabelletters and on Instagram @theamabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated.

    Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show.

    Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join up in studio!

    TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    #254 Alex Maggiacamo from Universal Aluminum Products Ltd. Back on the show discussing supply chains

    #254 Alex Maggiacamo from Universal Aluminum Products Ltd. Back on the show discussing supply chains

    Alex Maggiacamo from Universal Aluminum Products Ltd. joins Manny and Jason the Keystone Contractor on today's episode of The Construction Life. Starting off the show is a talk about supplies, prices and wait times boiling down to Canada's lack of infrastructure. We play politician, discussing what we would change before segueing into a conversation Employment Insurance and other government benefits. After that heavy topic, we talk tools and brand comparisons, share some strong opinions on spray foam, and wrap up with a new low in client's price negotiation attempts: using supplier prices against tradespeople.

    Interested in Universal Aluminum Products Ltd.? Find them at universalaluminumproducts.ca or reach out to Alex at alex@universalaluminumproducts.ca.

    How about The Keystone Contractor? Find him at thekeystonecontractor.com or by email at info@thekeystonecontractor.com.

    Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on Tiktok and Pinterest @theamabelletters and on Instagram @theamabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated.

    Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show.

    Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join up in studio!

    TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    #253 Matthew Hill from ResCom discussing his Residential and Commercial business

    #253 Matthew Hill from ResCom discussing his Residential and Commercial business

    Today's show features guest, Matthew Hill of ResCom Contracting, and a rehashing of a few of the most pertinent issues within the construction world, such as the dwindling interest in the construction industry among the younger generation, and how construction workers struggle with saying no to clients looking to negotiate prices. Matt discusses some of his experiences with ResCom's marketing being mostly through word of mouth and shares the truth about being "Baeumler Approved." Matt also shares some strong opinions on tool brands, as well as the differences between residential and commercial work. The show wraps up with a conversation about the courtesy of a reply in client communication. For all that and more, join us on this episode of The Construction Life!

    Interested in ResCom Contracting? Find them on Instagram at rescom_gc or reach out at rescomcontracting82@gmail.com.

    Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on Tiktok and Pinterest @theamabelletters and on Instagram @theamabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated.

    Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast has never been easier. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may even be read on the show.

    Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join up in studio!

    TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.

    • 1 hr 34 min

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