300 episodes

Modern Craftsman is more than just a podcast. It’s a community. A hub for those in this industry to promote excellence, education, knowledge and respect. To share what they’ve done right and what they’ve done wrong. To talk about building, life, leadership, mental health and everything in between. And we want to partner with vendors, brands and people that share the same goals: to make people better, to make the industry better and to advocate for a better life in the trades.

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Modern Craftsman is more than just a podcast. It’s a community. A hub for those in this industry to promote excellence, education, knowledge and respect. To share what they’ve done right and what they’ve done wrong. To talk about building, life, leadership, mental health and everything in between. And we want to partner with vendors, brands and people that share the same goals: to make people better, to make the industry better and to advocate for a better life in the trades.

    Building in Belize

    Building in Belize

    Tyler Grace shares his experiences building a house in Belize with his father and returning home from vacation, discussing the culture, construction practices, and cost of living in Belize while outlining his plans to develop helpful resources for small construction businesses on his website.
    The Modern Craftsman:
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    Tyler Grace 
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades

    • 35 min
    Building Inspections with Austin Katje

    Building Inspections with Austin Katje

    Austin Katje joins to discuss balancing business growth and personal life while working in the construction industry. The guys also share experiences with career choices, managing diverse projects, learning from mistakes, and finding hobbies outside of work. Jeff Sweenor aslo joins as a guest co-host. 
    Austin Katje
    https://veldco.com/
    Guest co-host Jeff Sweenor
    https://www.youtube.com/@Sweenorbuilders
    Modern Craftsman Partnerships
     
    Andersen Windows

    Buildertrend






    The Modern Craftsman:
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    Nick Schiffer 
    Tyler Grace 
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media

    • 2 hrs
    Navigating slowdowns as sole proprietor builder

    Navigating slowdowns as sole proprietor builder

    Tyler Grace provides advice to a young contractor experiencing a slowdown in business, encouraging him to focus on relationships and goals over quick money.
    The Modern Craftsman:
    linktr.ee/moderncraftsmanpodcast
    Find Our Hosts: 
    Tyler Grace 
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades

    • 37 min
    Hiring & Firing with David Wintzer

    Hiring & Firing with David Wintzer

    Nick Schiffer interviews David Wintzer about challenges in the construction industry, such as hiring and retaining qualified employees, and discusses potential solutions like artificial intelligence, pre-construction processes, and collaborating over competing.
    David Wintzer
    https://www.davidwintzer.com/
    Modern Craftsman Partnerships
     
    Andersen Windows

    Buildertrend






    The Modern Craftsman:
    linktr.ee/moderncraftsmanpodcast
    Find Our Hosts: 
    Nick Schiffer 
    Tyler Grace 
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Creating a Sustainable Small Businesses in the Residential Construction Industry

    Creating a Sustainable Small Businesses in the Residential Construction Industry

    Tyler Grace shares how he has come to understand that many residential contractors wish to run small businesses without working excessive hours, and how presenting his approach to creating a sustainable business model without scaling up has resonated strongly with other owners who want alternatives to the standard paths of growth.
    The Modern Craftsman:
    linktr.ee/moderncraftsmanpodcast
    Find Our Hosts: 
    Tyler Grace 
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades

    • 32 min
    #306 Home Maintenance with Andrew Patterson

    #306 Home Maintenance with Andrew Patterson

    Andrew Patterson of Patterson Custom Homes has developed a home maintenance system to  help builders educate homeowners and track required maintenance. Nick, Tyler and Andrew  also cover challenges with new materials, setting clear expectations, and protecting reputations.
    Andrew Patterson
    https://pattersoncustomhomes.com/

    Modern Craftsman Partnerships
     
    Andersen Windows

    Buildertrend






    The Modern Craftsman:
    linktr.ee/moderncraftsmanpodcast
    Find Our Hosts: 
    Nick Schiffer 
    Tyler Grace 
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades
     

    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

jB.............………:-) ,

Legends

I have been listening to you guys for a few years now and have really enjoyed some of the conversations with guests and you guys personally, I’m from Scotland so its cool to hear how the trades differ worldwide and awesome to hear that there are so many passionate trades people out there, I really appreciate what you guys are doing for the industry and keeping craft alive! Keep up the good work

elliott_barrow ,

Phenomenal

All three of you share an amazing amount of knowledge which is applies to most aspects of the building trade and life. It’s great to listen to and it’s very engaging. Love it!!

lydiates cabinet making ,

Inspiring!

Inspiring!

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