300 episodes

Modern Craftsman is more than just a podcast. It’s a community. A hub for those in this industry to promote excellence, education, knowledge and respect. To share what they’ve done right and what they’ve done wrong. To talk about building, life, leadership, mental health and everything in between. And we want to partner with vendors, brands and people that share the same goals: to make people better, to make the industry better and to advocate for a better life in the trades.

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Modern Craftsman is more than just a podcast. It’s a community. A hub for those in this industry to promote excellence, education, knowledge and respect. To share what they’ve done right and what they’ve done wrong. To talk about building, life, leadership, mental health and everything in between. And we want to partner with vendors, brands and people that share the same goals: to make people better, to make the industry better and to advocate for a better life in the trades.

    Ryan Fink is Transforming the Homebuilding industry using AI

    Ryan Fink is Transforming the Homebuilding industry using AI

    Ryan Fink joins to discuss his technology company Digs and how it uses AI to create a digital twin of your home, allowing builders and homeowners to collaborate virtually and streamline the construction process. 
    https://www.buildersshow.com/moderncraftsman

     
    Modern Craftsman Partnerships
     
    Andersen Windows

    Buildertrend






    The Modern Craftsman:
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    Nick Schiffer 
    Tyler Grace 
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades
     

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Learning from leadership mistakes

    Learning from leadership mistakes

    Nick Schiffer discusses his obsession with detail and how it has positively and negatively impacted his construction business, sharing lessons learned about leadership, team dynamics, perfectionism, and balancing a drive for excellence with allowing others to succeed. 
    Construction Company Handbook
    The Modern Craftsman:
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    Nick Schiffer
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Modern Craftsman Merch:
    2 Pencils 
    Stone Paper Notebook
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades

    • 23 min
    Vetting Clients Before Meeting in Person

    Vetting Clients Before Meeting in Person

    Tyler Grace discusses vetting potential clients through email correspondence to determine fit and budget before meeting in person, to save time and ensure a successful project. He also talks about politely declining clients and offering referrals to other contractors.
    https://www.buildersshow.com/moderncraftsman
    The Modern Craftsman:
    linktr.ee/moderncraftsmanpodcast
    Find Our Hosts: 
    Tyler Grace 
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades

    • 52 min
    Building a Custom Home Business in a Small Market with Meg Billings

    Building a Custom Home Business in a Small Market with Meg Billings

    Meg Billings discusses running her construction company in Idaho and the challenges of establishing a new market, while Nick Schiffer and Tyler Grace provide advice on growing a business and creating an inclusive industry.
     
    Modern Craftsman Partnerships
     
    Andersen Windows

    Buildertrend






    The Modern Craftsman:
    linktr.ee/moderncraftsmanpodcast
    Find Our Hosts: 
    Nick Schiffer 
    Tyler Grace 
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades
    Modern Craftsman Merch:
    2 Pencils 
    Stone Paper Notebook
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Endweek with Nick: Networking at The International Builders' Show

    Endweek with Nick: Networking at The International Builders' Show

    Nick Schiffer shares his advice on making the most of the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, emphasizing the importance of planning ahead, focusing on networking with vendors and other attendees, making the most of educational sessions and events, and wearing comfortable shoes.
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    The Modern Craftsman:
    linktr.ee/moderncraftsmanpodcast
    Find Our Hosts: 
    Nick Schiffer
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Modern Craftsman Merch:
    2 Pencils 
    Stone Paper Notebook
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades

    • 16 min
    Impermanence in Life & Business

    Impermanence in Life & Business

    Tyler Grace discusses his thoughts on the need for change after receiving insightful feedback from a listener, sharing reflections on personal growth, impermanence, and the challenges of shifting one's perspective versus making external changes. 
    https://www.buildersshow.com/moderncraftsman
    The Modern Craftsman:
    linktr.ee/moderncraftsmanpodcast
    Find Our Hosts: 
    Tyler Grace 
    Podcast Produced By:
    Motif Media
    Tyler's Top Blogs:
    How I Started My Business
    Books that Build
    Site Protection Principles
    My Preconstruction Process: Part 1
    Becoming Proficient in Multiple Trades
    Modern Craftsman Merch:
    2 Pencils 
    Stone Paper Notebook

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

ja11778 ,

Great podcast

I enjoy hearing about the trials and tribulations of the construction industry. I very much enjoy your personalities. Keep up the good work it’s well appreciated.

pbearden80 ,

#165

I thought I posted this one a long time ago, but it is still sitting here and Apple won’t let me delete it, so here you go:

My favorite one so far. Paul is inspiring. First, thank you for making business about more than money. Totally agree. Second, I love Paul’s take on the craft. I share his view. I’m a Christian, so that affects a lot of my thought life. As he spoke, I thought a lot about how God works in people. He doesn’t make us perfect according to the common understanding of that word. He makes us perfect for our purpose in this life. We are His craft and we are to imitate Him in our craft. If you would, listen to that part again, but imagine God talking about how He works in people instead of Paul’s relationship to wood. I have no doubt that I sound like a crazy person to more people than not, but I hope someone can relate. I could ramble on, but let me keep it simple. Thank you guys for the podcast. Keep it up!

VicDVP ,

Great helpful and very informative!

Appreciate all the content y’all put out. As a small business owner I learn a lot and am glad to have found likeminded contractors that are selling more than just a job! I’m an electrical contractor building a business based on experience and a higher end over product and service etc.

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