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Welcome to the self-proclaimed top podcast in the Dirt World (totally made up)! Listen weekly as hosts Aaron and Alex talk Dirt World issues, answer listener questions, and interview some of our favorite people, from executives to operators we've met along our travels.

Dirt Talk by BuildWitt BuildWitt

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 308 Ratings

Welcome to the self-proclaimed top podcast in the Dirt World (totally made up)! Listen weekly as hosts Aaron and Alex talk Dirt World issues, answer listener questions, and interview some of our favorite people, from executives to operators we've met along our travels.

    Are Equipment Brands Really That Different? -- DT103.5

    Are Equipment Brands Really That Different? -- DT103.5

    This week on Dirt Talk: Monday Edition, Aaron and Alex talk about making a podcast, Aaron's camera in Africa, and his recent travel to Saudi Arabia and UAE. Then, they dig into a question about why some brands of equipment get unnecessary shade (like LinkBelt!).
    To connect with other people who listen to this show, use and search for the hashtag #betterdirtworld and join in on the conversation.
    If you have questions/comments/concerns, reach out to DirtTalk@buildwitt.com.
    Stay Dirty!

    • 44 min
    Pour Into People with Kimo Clark -- DT103

    Pour Into People with Kimo Clark -- DT103

    Fan-favorite Kimo Clark is back on Dirt Talk. When we first chatted with Kimo, he was planning to sell his company Truth Excavation and semi-retire and move on to the next phase of life. But fast forward 2 years, and Kimo's journey has been admittedly winding.
    Though this conversation starts with Kimo and host Aaron Witt discussing doing 10 burpees every 10 minutes of the conversation, the guys get into a wide range of topics and Kimo shares the progress of his journey in the Dirt World. Kimo spends a good portion of the conversation talking about his philosophy on developing people in his company that boils down to the idea that he "pours into them like a cup" with his knowledge and experience. Additionally, the guys touch on pushing one's self to strengthen and prepare the mind, the part that faith has played in his career, and the advantages and challenges in store for the youngest generation of folks in the Dirt World.
    Thank you to Kimo for his honesty and transparency.
    If you're looking to learn more about Kimo, the best place to find him is on Instagram at @tru.xlife.

    • 57 min
    Foremen: Leaders or Drivers? -- DT102.5

    Foremen: Leaders or Drivers? -- DT102.5

    In this week's episode of Dirt Talk: Monday edition, Aaron and Alex chat about getting negative comments online before Aaron launches into an impromptu book report on the old out-of-print book Foremen: Leader or Drivers? that was published 80 years ago. Aaron gets pretty passionate about the lessons he learned from the book and how we could all apply them to the Dirt World today. Afterward, the guys talk about why some companies could have employee turnaround issues even as they invest in training and caring for their people.
    To connect with other people who listen to this show, use and search for the hashtag #betterdirtworld and join in on the conversation.
    If you have questions/comments/concerns, reach out to DirtTalk@buildwitt.com.
    Stay Dirty!

    • 32 min
    Learning From Folks Who Know More with James Devinney -- DT102

    Learning From Folks Who Know More with James Devinney -- DT102

    James Devinney is a college-educated PM/Estimator for Evans & Associates Construction Co. in Ponca City, OK... and will be the first to tell you that he doesn't know much.
    This week on Dirt Talk, host Aaron Witt chats with James about how James learns what his teammates need from him to be successful and how that helps him do his job better. They also dig into what estimators actually do (and don't do) and the pros and cons of having not grown up around construction.
    Thanks to James Devinney for the great conversation.
    To connect with other people who listen to this show, use and search for the hashtag #betterdirtworld and join in on the conversation.
    If you have questions/comments/concerns, reach out to DirtTalk@buildwitt.com.
    Stay Dirty!

    • 43 min
    Diesel = Bad! (or Who Benefits from Emissions Laws?) -- DT101.5

    Diesel = Bad! (or Who Benefits from Emissions Laws?) -- DT101.5

    This week's Monday edition of Dirt Talk catches Alex and Aaron discussing gas station food stops and Savannah, GA vs Charleston, SC before digging into questions about emissions requirements in California and some of Aaron's most memorable trips of 2021.
    To connect with other people who listen to this show, use and search for the hashtag #betterdirtworld and join in on the conversation.
    If you have questions/comments/concerns, reach out to DirtTalk@buildwitt.com.
    Stay Dirty!

    • 35 min
    People Want to Do Cool Sh!t with Taylor White -- DT101

    People Want to Do Cool Sh!t with Taylor White -- DT101

    We've got a GREAT episode for you today: introducing Taylor White. He's the Director of and handles business development for Ken White Construction in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He's a second-generation owner of the business and has big plans. We were lucky enough to have him on the pod to talk about his experience in the Dirt World.
    This week, Aaron and Taylor covered a multitude of topics but spent a lot of time on the importance of the boss spending time on job sites getting to know the employees, making decisions that cost money now because of the future value, and the idea that "people want to do cool shit". Taylor also touched on why mental health is so vital and why it's SO important for companies to show what their company is like on social media. A wide-ranging conversation that had Aaron and Alex already discussing how to have him on the podcast again.
    To follow along with Taylor's story you can follow him on IG @kwc2000, on TikTok @kwc2000, or check out the youtube channel here: youtube.com/c/KenWhiteConstruction.
    To connect with other people who listen to this show, use and search for the hashtag #betterdirtworld and join in on the conversation.
    If you have questions/comments/concerns, reach out to DirtTalk@buildwitt.com.
    Stay Dirty!

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

Dependable Field Mowing ,

Great Perspective

I like how Aaron covers many different aspects of working hard, being productive, and just trying to make a difference no matter what industry you are in. A breath of fresh air for sure!
Thank you,
CJ

jldevinney ,

Great Podcast

I listen to this podcast every Monday and Thursday and I never get enough of it. There is so much great, practical subjects discussed within the dirt world, and Aaron is doing a great job modernizing the industry. Keep up the great content!

Mariann!! ,

Awesome!

Highly recommend the listen! This program is great! Thanks you!

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