73 episodes

A podcast for builders by a builder. Host, Jared Gossett, President of Gossett & Co in Austin, offers lessons and interviews with industry leaders that will help you build not just great houses but a great business.

Building Optimal Radio Jared Gossett

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

A podcast for builders by a builder. Host, Jared Gossett, President of Gossett & Co in Austin, offers lessons and interviews with industry leaders that will help you build not just great houses but a great business.

    #73: Insurance FAQ with Treacy Duerfeldt

    #73: Insurance FAQ with Treacy Duerfeldt

    Treacy, of https://nwcalliance.com/ (NWC Alliance), returns to answer some FAQ from our community about insurance and third party warranties. Sit back, enjoy a nice cocktail, and sharpen up your insurance skills my friends.

    • 23 min
    #72: L.A. Builder Jason Pietruszka Shares His Story and Advice

    #72: L.A. Builder Jason Pietruszka Shares His Story and Advice

    You've probably seen Jason Pietruszka on https://www.instagram.com/jjpconstruction/ (Instagram) or https://www.youtube.com/jasonpie (YouTube). He shares some great content on social media, but his day job is owner of https://www.jjpconstructioninc.com/ (JJP Construction), a luxury builder in L.A.
    Jason has had a rocket ship growth trajectory from an unlikely background, and now he's not only building but sharing his lessons with others. Y'all enjoy the episode!

    • 48 min
    #71: Rising Lumber Costs with Senior Wood Products Economist Dustin Jalbert

    #71: Rising Lumber Costs with Senior Wood Products Economist Dustin Jalbert

    If you're getting *hammered* on lumber prices, well so is the rest of America. What's happening and when will it get better? Lumber economist, Dustin Jalbert, has a few answers. Dustin leads the lumber analysis on Fastmarkets RISI's Wood Products team. He is responsible for the monthly Lumber Commentary, the North American Lumber 5- and 15-Year Forecasts, and both consulting engagements related to the North American lumber markets.
    Find Dustin on Twitter (@2x4caster) and on LinkedIn.
    Build on, and enjoy the episode!

    • 31 min
    #70: 8 Tips to Combat Soaring Costs

    #70: 8 Tips to Combat Soaring Costs

    This is a reading of an article we just published on the Building Optimal blog. If you prefer the written word, check it out here: https://buildingoptimal.com/8-tips-to-combat-soaring-costs/ (https://buildingoptimal.com/8-tips-to-combat-soaring-costs/)
    By the way, if you aren't already signed up for our Building Optimal newsletter, head over to buildingoptimal.com and sign up for free right now. Should take about 15 seconds and the extra value we will be delivering in that newsletter won't be found anywhere. So, check it out.

    • 10 min
    #69: Transparency and Self-Sustaining Companies with Michael Anschel

    #69: Transparency and Self-Sustaining Companies with Michael Anschel

    Michael Anschel is owner of https://otogawa-anschel.com/ (Otogawa-Anschel), a design-build firm out of Minnesota. Michael frequently lectures on topics in the industry and also writes for several well-known publications. He has built a company that allowed him to actually take three years off! If that isn't enough incentive to listen to this episode, we also discuss ideas to implement from culture to transparency. Enjoy the episode!

    • 36 min
    #68: Ensuring Profitability and Employees First with Wally Staples

    #68: Ensuring Profitability and Employees First with Wally Staples

    This is one of my favorite episodes to date. https://wjsbuilders.com/ (Wally Staples), a builder from Maine, has always made a profit over his 28 years in business. He has never had to lay anyone off. And, he has a financial freedom plan for himself and his entire team.
    Tune in for the secrets and wisdom of Wally. As I say in the episode, it's an avalanche of good ideas. Enjoy, and happy building out there.
    Edit: In the episode we incorrectly stated the number of Wally's employees, Wally has 18 employees (whom by the way have been with him for an average of 9 1/2 years). Amazing retention rate!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Jensterpit ,

Fantastic!

This is an amazing podcast. The content is presented well and very relevant. The production quality is great as well.

Great course ,

Great podcast, solid content

Jared provides great content you can really use to build a more successful and profitable remodeling business.

Brian McNally ,

Great insight for Builders

Podcast is great. I’ve been looking for something like this and believe Jared is doing a great job. I love how he brings in all aspects of the process - financing, client relationship, construction, business, etc. and the different experts that come on and share their knowledge. He shares his own experience as well as asking for the experiences of his guests. Keep up the good work!

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