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

Dirt Talk by BuildWitt BuildWitt

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 407 Ratings

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

    Draglines Draglines Draglines! Monday Machine Overview – DT 227

    Draglines Draglines Draglines! Monday Machine Overview – DT 227

    In this episode, Aaron discusses, you guessed it, draglines. These Mammoth machines work 24/7 and are the heart of one of America's largest coal strip mining operations at North American Coal. Aaron and the gang have had the honor to go see these machines work in person in the coal fields at the NACCO Freedom mine just outside of Beulah, North Dakota.
    That particular machine “Missouri Quest” works strip by strip to clear overburden using a 123-yard bucket! As the machine works to clear the overburden it reclaims the area it was just working. To learn more about this amazing dragline and others tune into this episode!
    If you have any questions or feedback, email the Dirt Talk crew at dirttalk@buildwitt.com.
    Stay Dirty!

    • 27 min
    Be a Leader: The Key to a Successful Career with Tim Schurrer – DT 226

    Be a Leader: The Key to a Successful Career with Tim Schurrer – DT 226

    In this episode, Aaron is joined by Tim Schurrer, CEO of David Novak Leadership, Author of "The Secret Society of Success” and Host of the "Build a Winning Team" podcast. Tim draws on his experience from being a creative manager to his time as COO of StoryBrand, to producing the How Leaders Leaders Lead podcast with David Novak, and through experiences on his podcast.
    Tim has a wealth of knowledge on leadership and what it means to be at the helm of any business. That coupled with his electric outgoing personality and genuine care for people, makes for an exciting and thought-provoking episode. Don't miss this one y’all!
    If you have any questions or feedback, email the Dirt Talk crew at dirttalk@buildwitt.com.

    Stay Dirty!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    What’s in Store for 2024 with Randy Blount and Dan Briscoe – DT 225

    What’s in Store for 2024 with Randy Blount and Dan Briscoe – DT 225

    In this episode, Aaron sat down with Dan and Randy to talk shop about BuildWitt. The Executive leadership team is in constant communication with each other and you might be wondering what the heck they talk about for all this time. Today you’re in luck because you get to be a fly on the wall for a pseudo-ELT meeting. 
    They discuss what we did last year, what we are looking forward to next year, and things that are still in the planning stages. There is lots of talk about the summit and the amazing speakers lined up, as well as what you can expect next from our training product. If you are interested in what BuildWitt is up to this episode is for you.
    If you have any questions or feedback, email the Dirt Talk crew at dirttalk@buildwitt.com.
    Stay Dirty!

    • 53 min
    Educating Future leaders in the Construction Industry – DT 224

    Educating Future leaders in the Construction Industry – DT 224

    In this episode, Aaron is joined by Philip Sutton, a Lecturer at Ohio State University. Philip teaches three classes, estimating construction, heavy construction, and the program's capstone course. These courses cover a wide range of topics to prepare students to join the workforce as leaders in their respective fields. 
    Philip draws his knowledge from years of experience in the field, both directly in the field and in the office as an estimator. Ultimately he decided that he could better serve his community in the classroom teaching others not just to do the work, but how to be leaders on the job site. If you want more insight on how you can get ahead in the construction industry, this lesson is a freebie!

    If you have any questions or feedback, email the Dirt Talk crew at dirttalk@buildwitt.com.

    Stay Dirty!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Monday Book Report: The Beginnings of Ames Construction – DT 223

    Monday Book Report: The Beginnings of Ames Construction – DT 223

    In this episode, Aaron cracks open one of the many books at our office to share something that many might not get the opportunity to read themselves.
    For its 50th anniversary, Ames Construction had a wonderful coffee table book made. The book titled Persistence Creates Opportunity: Building America for 50 years and details their entire history with many retellings of projects they have completed. 
    For this episode, Aaron focuses on the humble beginnings of Ames Construction which starts with the story of Dick Ames. If you like this format and want to hear more, or if you don’t let us know! We do hope you enjoy it though!
    If you have any questions or feedback, email the Dirt Talk crew at dirttalk@buildwitt.com.

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    • 30 min
    A Growing Business and Media Presence with Taylor White – DT 222

    A Growing Business and Media Presence with Taylor White – DT 222

    A Growing Business and Media Presence with Taylor White – DT 222
    In this episode, Aaron got a chance to sit down with Taylor White, Director at Ken White Construction to talk about what it takes to grow an earthmoving business. On top of all Taylor's responsibilities at the company, Taylor also runs a successful YouTube channel @KenWhiteConstruction where you might know him from. 
    Aaron and Taylor cut it up about what it means to run a company and have almost every aspect of it on social media. They talk about the struggles and successes they’ve had in their endeavors to give us all a glimpse into the dirt world while keeping the business side buttoned up. Stay tuned and laugh along to this absolute full send of an episode!

    If you have any questions or feedback, email the Dirt Talk crew at dirttalk@buildwitt.com.

    Stay Dirty!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
407 Ratings

407 Ratings

Capital City Services ,

Great podcast!

I work for Capital City Services in Mechanicsville, Virginia and I really can relate and enjoy listening to your podcast! Feel free to follow us on yelp, Facebook, Blue Book etc. Thanks and I will keep listening in!

Kele russ' ,

Best dirt content online!!

Thanks for the service you offer!

Nathan Kraml ,

Great Podcast

I found Build Witt 3 years ago on YouTube. I was a young Tech out of college and was just obsessed with heavy equipment. As I worked on my career I found a liking to the sales and support side of construction industry. Now as a PSSR for ZIEGLER Cat in MN, I get help customer succeed and listening to the podcast as opened my eyes and more to help my customers and learn more about all the industries in the broad title of Heavy Equipment and Construction. What Aaron and his team are creating is what the industry needs so we as humans can survive.

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