94 episodes

A podcast dedicated to helping hardscapers start and grow their business. If you are a hardscaper, landscaper, or a contractor of any sort, this podcast is going to help you professionally. Landscaping companies and contractors alike will benefit from discussions with leading experts in the industry talking installation, tools, products, marketing, business, and so much more to help you grow your business.

Whether you are a lawn care specialist, a contractor looking to add new services to grow your bottom line, or already active in the industry, there are topics covered that will help you.

How to Hardscape Michael Pletz

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to helping hardscapers start and grow their business. If you are a hardscaper, landscaper, or a contractor of any sort, this podcast is going to help you professionally. Landscaping companies and contractors alike will benefit from discussions with leading experts in the industry talking installation, tools, products, marketing, business, and so much more to help you grow your business.

Whether you are a lawn care specialist, a contractor looking to add new services to grow your bottom line, or already active in the industry, there are topics covered that will help you.

    Running a Business with Your Spouse with Caleb and Brittany Auman

    Running a Business with Your Spouse with Caleb and Brittany Auman

    On today's episode, we have Caleb and Brittany Auman of Auman Landscape and the Hardscape Academy on the show to talk about running a business with your spouse and all of the ups and downs that this comes with.


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    • 56 min
    Hardscaping to Excavation with Tom Gardocki / The Dirt Ninja

    Hardscaping to Excavation with Tom Gardocki / The Dirt Ninja

    Today we are joined by Tom Gardocki. He is The Dirt Ninja on Instagram and YouTube and the co-owner of New Era Excavation. He talks with us about how he started in the family hardscaping business and eventually began his own excavation company.

    Sponsors of this episode:

    Jobber

    I’m excited to share Boost By Jobber, Jobber’s new $100,000 grant program which is built to help launch, grow, and strengthen small home services businesses. Almost-entrepreneurs, new business owners, and experienced business owners, you’re all invited to apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000.

    In August 2021 Jobber will be announcing 20 recipients, and will be following along with the winners’ stories, seeing how the funding impacts their business, whether you’re seeking new equipment, marketing dollars, launching a new service, team training, or financial relief. Your reasons for applying will be personal and unique to your business. The Jobber team knows business owners are very busy, so the application is only two questions and an optional video if you have the time. You can go to boostbyjobber.com and take five minutes to fill out an application.

    If you’re listening to this after May 5, I’d still encourage you to check out Jobber software. Jobber builds award-winning job tracking and customer management software for home service businesses.


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    • 51 min
    #IAmaHardscaper: Josh of Mass Hardscapes

    #IAmaHardscaper: Josh of Mass Hardscapes

    Today we have Josh of Mass Hardscapes on the show for another episode in the #IAmaHardscaper Series.

    Sponsors of this episode:

    Jobber

    I’m excited to share Boost By Jobber, Jobber’s new $100,000 grant program which is built to help launch, grow, and strengthen small home services businesses. Almost-entrepreneurs, new business owners, and experienced business owners, you’re all invited to apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000.

    In August 2021 Jobber will be announcing 20 recipients, and will be following along with the winners’ stories, seeing how the funding impacts their business, whether you’re seeking new equipment, marketing dollars, launching a new service, team training, or financial relief. Your reasons for applying will be personal and unique to your business. The Jobber team knows business owners are very busy, so the application is only two questions and an optional video if you have the time. You can go to boostbyjobber.com and take five minutes to fill out an application.

    If you’re listening to this after May 5, I’d still encourage you to check out Jobber software. Jobber builds award-winning job tracking and customer management software for home service businesses.


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    • 53 min
    #IAmaHardscaper Round Table with Earthworks Landscaping and Niche Gardens

    #IAmaHardscaper Round Table with Earthworks Landscaping and Niche Gardens

    On today's episode we have another episode in the #IAmaHardscaper Round Table series with returning guests Nick of Earthworks Landscaping and Danny of Niche Gardens.


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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Financial Success for Contractors with Kirk Chisholm of the Money Tree Podcast

    Financial Success for Contractors with Kirk Chisholm of the Money Tree Podcast

    Today we are joined by Kirk Chisholm. He is a principal wealth manager at Innovative Advisory Group located in Lexington, Massachusetts. He has been providing financial advice to individuals and families since 1999 and is also a host of the Money Tree Investing Podcast. He is here today to offer us his advice about personal finance as contractors to set ourselves up for success financially.


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    • 41 min
    Personal Finance for Contractors with Kornel Szrejber of Build Wealth Canada

    Personal Finance for Contractors with Kornel Szrejber of Build Wealth Canada

    Today we are joined by Kornel Szrejber of the Build Wealth Canada Show. He joins us to talk about personal finance for contractors specifically in Canada, as well as business finance for those that are operating their own business.


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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Auman Landscape ,

Value every show

Mike brings value every episode!

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as a hardscaper, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Michael does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Quality fence builder ,

This has helped me in a huge way

I have been hesitant leaving my day job to pursue starting my own landscaping business. It went from side jobs to being fully self-employed.

I will continue to use and listen to “How to hardscape” to help keep me on track and point me in the right direction to be successful.

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