141 episodes

The skilled trades have been looked down on for decades. Colleges, teachers, guidance counselors and TV have marketed the 4-year degree to society as the only way to make in the world today. We plan to bust that myth and elevate the trades and those with the skills to pay the bills. #mtga

Make Trades Great Again Eric Aune, Andy Mickelson

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 88 Ratings

The skilled trades have been looked down on for decades. Colleges, teachers, guidance counselors and TV have marketed the 4-year degree to society as the only way to make in the world today. We plan to bust that myth and elevate the trades and those with the skills to pay the bills. #mtga

    #141 Troubleshooting and Home Inspections gone wrong

    #141 Troubleshooting and Home Inspections gone wrong

    The guys mostly retell some stories from recent jobs and site visits with potential new customers. The way the housing market is lately there's no shortage of stories to tell. 

    As always you can email us your feedback or show ideas to: maketradesgreatagain@gmail.com OR you can DM us over on Instagram. 

    Andy: @mick_plumb
    Eric: @mechanicalhub

    • 33 min
    #140 Bonus Clean start

    #140 Bonus Clean start

    Eric and Andy talk about the pitfalls of being busy and neglecting weekly van organization and inspections. 

    • 18 min
    #139 Jamie Christensen @northwest_hvac

    #139 Jamie Christensen @northwest_hvac

    Jamie Christensen @northwest_hvac on IG joins us to talk about growing pains as a new business owner. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #138 Are we really stuck on this 7 to 3:30 thing?

    #138 Are we really stuck on this 7 to 3:30 thing?

    Younger generations aren't entering the trades for about a million reasons. Everyone talks about recruiting but rarely about the reason why kids might not want to learn a trade, or work on a construction site...

    Maybe we need to look at the rigid work schedule? Maybe there's some wiggle room to be flexible on start times as long as the deadline is met? See what the guys are up to as ERic sets out to make Andy's skin crawl. 

    • 25 min
    #137 What it sounds like when doves cry

    #137 What it sounds like when doves cry

    Okay this one takes a turn at the end no one saw coming but first the guys talk about the a few different topics like "flex scheduling" and moving the policies and procedures out of your head and writing them down  so someone could takeover for you in your business. 

    • 34 min
    #136 What to charge part 2

    #136 What to charge part 2

    Part 2 We revisit a popular topic from the past, What should I charge for my time?

    Eric and Andy dive into the calculation of an hourly rate. 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

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Excellent

Awesome job guys, keep it up!

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Excellent!!

I enjoy listening to every episode there has been even a couple episodes where I have listened to multiple times and Learned something new.

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