50 episodes

The Building the Future podcast is your direct link to the pulse of the construction market. The podcast will cover topics such as residential and commercial construction, the housing market, real estate, remodeling, technology, products, and much more.

Learn more at https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com

Building the Future Podcast Brett Thorne

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The Building the Future podcast is your direct link to the pulse of the construction market. The podcast will cover topics such as residential and commercial construction, the housing market, real estate, remodeling, technology, products, and much more.

Learn more at https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com

    Employ Better

    Employ Better

    Have you been experiencing personnel issues with both recruiting and retaining employees? If so, you are not alone, as this is an issue throughout our industry and country. In this episode, Brett connects with Levi Smith of Franklin Building Supply to discuss how their organization of over 750 employees has insulated itself from many of these issues because of cultural and structural changes they made a few years ago.  

    Guest: Levi Smith

    For more information about Levi Smith and Franklin Building Supply, visit https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com/ep-50-employ-better

    • 40 min
    Bring Back The Trades

    Bring Back The Trades

    Trades are one of the foundational building blocks of the LBM and Construction Industry. We all need trades like welding, tool & die, electrical, and masonry - and the trades need all of us. Many tradesmen will be retiring in the next several years without a back flow of younger generations to take their place. In this episode, Brett sits down with Steve Turner to discuss how the trades are struggling and how Bring Back The Trades, Inc, a not-for-profit organization, is helping change the attitude on trades and reinvigorate our industry one future tradesman or tradeswoman at a time.



    For more information about Steve Turner and Bring Back The Trades visit www.buildingthefuturepodcast.com/ep-49-bring-back-the-trades

    • 37 min
    Seeing Is Believing

    Seeing Is Believing

    Have you ever fully experienced a new construction project before you ever broke ground? In this episode, Brett meets with Kevin J. Hart from Aireal as they discuss how utilizing modern technology like Augmented Reality (AR) is completely disrupting the construction process for the better and for the future of the LBM and Construction industry.

    Guest: Kevin J. Hart

    For more information about Kevin Hart and Aireal visit https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com/ep-48-seeing-is-believing.

    • 32 min
    Tech Talk

    Tech Talk

    Technology in our industry is no longer new, it is now! Is your business ready? The LBM industry has been late to the game, but new technology is now available to streamline project management and make every aspect of your day-to-day job duties more efficient. On Tech Talk, I meet with Jennifer Castenson from Buildxact to talk all about technology and how it's shaping our industry for the future.

    Guest: Jennifer Castenson

    For more information about Jennifer Castenson & Buildxact visit https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com/ep-47-tech-talk. 

    • 37 min
    The Great Resignation

    The Great Resignation

    Is your organization short-staffed? You’re not alone. As 2021 compounded a pre-existing problem that our industry has been struggling with since the Great Recession. Tune in to The Great Resignation as Tony Misura & Brett discuss the staffing issues many are facing today and the changes needed to secure the foundation of the industry. Because together, we are Building the Future.

    Guest: Tony Misura

    For more information about Tony & the Misura Group: https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com/ep-46-the-great-resignation

    • 53 min
    Ep. 45: For Sale By Owner

    Ep. 45: For Sale By Owner

    2021 was another year of M&A in the LBM Industry. These mergers and acquisitions will forever change the structure of the market and our industry, and as the industry continues to change, we will continue to see more of them. Dive in deep with Brett as he analyzes these critical topics with Ruth Kellick-Grubbs & Greg McCarthy from Kellick & Associates in Ep 45: For Sale By Owner, and discuss why business owners are buying or selling and what you need to do to prepare for whatever 2022 could bring.

    Guests: Ruth Kellick-Grubbs & Greg McCarthy

    For more information about Ruth, Greg & Kellick & Associates visit https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com/for-sale-by-owner. 

    • 42 min

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