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
The Great Retirement
The LBM and Construction industry has faced a lot of challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining personnel. Unfortunately, the largest challenge is still in front of us, The Great Retirement. On this episode, Rikka breaks down her 3-S cycle to improve recruiting, hiring, and retaining. Furthermore, she gives tips to overcome the hiring challenges of scarcity, settling, and setbacks.
Guest: Rikka Brandon
Learn more about Rikka Brandon, Building Gurus, and her new book at https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com/ep-56-the-great-retirement/
Strengths & Weaknesses of Technology
Technology is more than just a buzzword – it is a force multiplier. It is a valuable asset that can improve your business or possibly drown you in unused data. In this episode, I sit down with Levi Smith from Franklin Building Supply to discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities of technology. Levi shares how his team is using technology to improve their level of information, better utilize time, and maximize results.
Guest: Levi Smith
For more information about Levi Smith and Franklin Building Supply: https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com/ep-54-strengths-weaknesses-of-technology/
The Superforce Multiplier
Quality, service, price, and relationship are the keys to success in sales, with relationships being the only component you have 100% control over. Tune in to “The Superforce Multiplier” with Randy Chaffee to learn from his 40-plus years of experience building relationships in the LBM industry and how he leveraged that to truly set himself apart from the competition. This episode with Randy & Brett defines why this industry is so amazing.
Guest: Randy Chaffee
Learn more about Randy and One Source Marketing at https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com/ep-53-the-superforce-multiplier.
Wood Gone Wild
In Ep 52 "Wood Gone Wild", Brett connects with Senior Wood Economist Dustin Jalbert from Fastmarkets to explore the current lumber market and other complimentary markets. They discuss why the LBM Industry has had unprecedented lumber prices in recent years. Lastly, they identify some key indicators to watch to better understand and take advantage of when forecasting the future of the lumber and building materials markets.
Guest: Dustin Jalbert
Learn More at https://buildingthefuturepodcast.com/wood-gone-wild
Not-So-Standard Operating Procedures
In the business world we currently operate in, standard operating procedures have become anything but standard. Many of the processes and procedures have changed but the fundamentals are still the same. In this episode, Brett covers 4 of the largest operation pain points to get back to the basics of business as together we are building the future.
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Episode 46: The Great Resignation w/ Tony Misura
Episode 41: Creativity Before Capital w/ Ruth Kellick-Grubbs