This podcast from Builders Mutual discusses trends and real-life events impacting construction job-sites today. Lively roundtable conversations feature a variety of engaging industry experts, from contractors and vendors to our own risk management consultants.
Host: Katie Mariani, Builders Mutual
About Builders Mutual
Builders Mutual is dedicated to moving the construction industry forward. We work with our customers to help their projects go as smoothly as possible by providing safety education, risk management consulting, and complete commercial insurance coverage. BuildersMutual.com
Building a Culture of Safety
At Builders Mutual, job-site safety is the driving force behind everything we do. And we talk regularly
with customers about the importance of building a culture of safety. In this episode of Building
Progress, we hear how one Florida roofing company made safety a priority—and is reaping the
benefits. Join host Katie Mariani as she talks with Giovanni Colon, Safety Director for
Professional Sunshine Roofing, and Josh Maher, his Builders Mutual Risk Management
Supply Chain Issues and Construction: Industry Impact and Response
Supply chain issues are currently impacting every facet of the economy. For construction, we’re in a unique industry cycle that is being affected by supply, labor, costs, and other factors. To address this important topic, Building Progress host, Katie Mariani, sits down with Dr. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist and Senior VP for Economics and Housing Policy for the National Association of Home Builders, and Mark Martin, home builder and owner of Sandmark Custom Homes.
The Significance of Connectivity - Establishing and maintaining a circle of professional influence
You’ve probably heard that it’s not what you know but who you know. This is networking—and it’s a vital aspect of the construction industry. This episode of Building Progress, with our new host, Katie Mariani, focuses on the hows and whys of professional connectivity. Our guests, Brian Pace who is the principal manager of Charlotte-based Pace Development Group and Josh Chappell of Jennings Bryan Chappell Insurance, provide their insights about what it means to sustain relationships for successful business.
Perspectives on Construction Careers
This special broadcast of Building Progress is from the floor of the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. We talk with a variety of professionals about the diverse career paths available within the industry. We also chatted with students who participated in the NAHB student competition, hearing their fresh perspective on how and why this industry is providing a bright future for each of them.
“I’m currently sitting on multiple job offers, still comparing them before I make a decision.”
Clemson student, Class of 2020
Responding To The Storm
Customer experience matters
This episode of Building Progress takes us to Nashville, Tennessee, shortly after the devastating tornadoes in early March. There, we spoke with two long-time customers, Goodall Homes and Cygnus Construction, as well as their agents. We discussed how the storm impacted their businesses, visited the devastated sites, and learned how the response from Builders Mutual affected the recovery experience.
“The first thing (Builders Mutual) asked was, ‘How’s your family? Are you all good?’ I really appreciated that.” ~Rich Pankow, Goodall Homes, Nashville, TN
A Crisis within a Crisis: Opioids Abuse in Construction
Before COVID-19 became the top public health crisis in our country, opioid abuse and addiction dominated the headlines. Sadly, the construction industry is affected by opioids at a significantly higher rate than the general population. Now, with mandated social isolation of the pandemic further increasing the risks for addiction and overdose, this edition of Building Progress couldn’t be more relevant and timely. Here, Tina Hill, director of workers' compensation claims at Builder's Mutual and David Jaffe, VP legal advocacy with the national association of home builders, address the growing opioid crisis head on.