12 episodes

Hardscape Growth: A podcast for business leaders in the trenches, is a show focused on helping hardscape professionals find success in growing their businesses.
We’re talking with business leaders, designers and experts who are shaking things up in the hardscape world. Each episode will dive into real, honest conversations with the people who are making a difference.
From pavers to profits and everything in between, if it can help you succeed, we’re going to cover it. Tune in and stay up to date with the latest trends, strategies, tools and techniques. We’re here to help you grow!

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Hardscape Growth: A podcast for business leaders in the trenches, is a show focused on helping hardscape professionals find success in growing their businesses.
We’re talking with business leaders, designers and experts who are shaking things up in the hardscape world. Each episode will dive into real, honest conversations with the people who are making a difference.
From pavers to profits and everything in between, if it can help you succeed, we’re going to cover it. Tune in and stay up to date with the latest trends, strategies, tools and techniques. We’re here to help you grow!

    Gas Fire Pits: Easier than You Thought w/ Warming Trends and Techo-Bloc w/ Art Kunkle

    Gas Fire Pits: Easier than You Thought w/ Warming Trends and Techo-Bloc w/ Art Kunkle

    It’s proven time and time again that one of the easiest ways to add value to your projects and your company is to include fire features.
    Plus, fire features are in high demand; they’re the number one outdoor living aspect that people search for online.
    On this episode of Hardscape Growth, I talk with Art Kunkle, VP of Sales at Warming Trends, about fire features in the outdoor industry and how they can benefit your hardscaping business.
    We also talked about:

    How to show customers fire feature ROI.
    How to install a fire feature and challenges to consider.
    How to gauge the volume of fuel for a fire feature.
    How to know what vents and ignition to use.

    Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Connect with Art on LinkedIn or email. Learn more at Techo Bloc’s educational site or in our support manual.

    • 44 min
    Grow Your Profit by Adding Genuine Value for Your Customers w/ Tony Zambito

    Grow Your Profit by Adding Genuine Value for Your Customers w/ Tony Zambito

    We’re being joined by Tony Zambito, Owner at Zamco Group, to drill down into how hardscape companies can add more value for customers and ultimately improve their bottom line.
    In our discussion we:

    Bust through myths about competitive pricing and differentiation
    Encourage you to think beyond the product, to a package- or experience-oriented value proposition
    Link years of field experience with sensible design approach
    Highlight the value and importance of a strong professional network
    Focus on the role that your physical office space can play in your customer experience strategy

    Resources we mention include:

    Zamco Group website 
    Zamco Group Instagram Profile
    Hardscaper.com website

    Find this interview and many more by subscribing to Hardscape Growth on Spotify, on Apple Podcasts, or on our website.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Hardscape Growth in your favorite podcast player.

    • 45 min
    Cultivating Culture: Why Honest and Vulnerable Leaders Get More Done w/ Jordan Daneker

    Cultivating Culture: Why Honest and Vulnerable Leaders Get More Done w/ Jordan Daneker

    People are your most valuable resource.
    When your people understand, believe, and support that, your company will only see greater success.
    Building an environment that empowers and encourages your people to do their best work…that’s where the magic happens.
    On this episode of Hardscape Growth, I talk with Jordan Daneker, Co-Owner of Evolve Design Build LLC, about the role company culture plays in your company’s success.
    We also talked about:

    How leadership requires honesty and vulnerability.
    The importance of building a strong team.
    Your brand and the role it plays in your productivity.
    How to create a healthy working relationship with your team.

    Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Connect with Jordan on Instagram or email.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Hardscape Growth in your favorite podcast player.

    • 58 min
    Why Your #1 Priority Should Be Safety w/ Mike Pennington

    Why Your #1 Priority Should Be Safety w/ Mike Pennington

    In this industry, attracting and retaining staff can be competitive. One way to attract good people to your company and keep them is to make safety a top priority.
    In today’s episode, we’re tapping into 30+ years of industry experience as Mike Pennington, the founder of Paver King Enterprises, joins the podcast to talk about how focusing on safety shows your people you care and ultimately improves your business.
    What we talked about:

    How the industry has gotten safer over the years
    Improving productivity and employee retention by focusing on safety
    Making funding safety initiatives a priority

    Some resources we mentioned during the podcast:

    Follow Mike on Instagram
    Paver King Website

    Find this interview and many more by subscribing to Hardscape Growth on Spotify, on Apple Podcasts, or on our website.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Hardscape Growth in your favorite podcast player.

    • 41 min
    Strategies for Increasing Efficiency and Productivity in Your Business w/ Josh Bahler

    Strategies for Increasing Efficiency and Productivity in Your Business w/ Josh Bahler

    As we think back on 2020 and get into the thick of 2021, one theme that comes up again and again is that of efficiency.
    If we want to capitalize on demand, we have to get as many projects done as profitably as possible. We need to have a plan for increased productivity.
    On this episode of Hardscape Growth, I talk with Josh Bahler, Operations Manager at Bahler Brothers Construction, about his strategies and tactics for a more efficient workforce.
    We also talked about:

    His bonus program and why it works.
    Software he uses for management.
    How he determines what tasks to prioritize.
    How he implements new techniques and tools.
    How he makes efficiency and productivity a focal point.

    Find this interview and many more by subscribing to Hardscape Growth on Spotify, on Apple Podcasts, or on our website.  

    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Hardscape Growth in your favorite podcast player.

    • 27 min
    Pushing the Boundaries Using Circular Design w/ Richard Carroll

    Pushing the Boundaries Using Circular Design w/ Richard Carroll

    Think you can’t charge a premium for your work? Think again.
    In this episode, we sat down with Richard Carroll, owner of RC Outdoor, to discuss how finding your niche and creating unique designs can attract new customers, intimidate competitors, and bring elevated value to your work.
    Some topics we covered:

    Creating a niche that allows him to charge a premium and do fewer jobs a year
    Creating and selling designs so ambitious that few competitors are willing to undertake them
    How circles set his designs apart and how he developed that style
    Why confidently charging what you’re worth helps you and the industry

    Find this interview and many more by subscribing to Hardscape Growth on Spotify, on Apple Podcasts, or on our website.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Hardscape Growth in your favorite podcast player.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Bill Reed ,

Great start!

Enjoyed the first couple of episodes!

Rob | Dad the Best I Can ,

This is a much needed podcast!

Learned so much listening to interviews with experts in the hardscape world! Excited to hear from more guests in this space.

JazzyJayBay ,

Love It!!

This show is shaking up th industry for the better! I love hearing the stories from real hardscapers. Their journeys are an inspiration to all.

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