18 episodes

An original podcast series produced by the Cabinet Makers Association, created specifically for the woodworking industry. We bring together a pair of industry professionals to talk about issues and challenges impacting their businesses, as well as best practices to help combat those obstacles.

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An original podcast series produced by the Cabinet Makers Association, created specifically for the woodworking industry. We bring together a pair of industry professionals to talk about issues and challenges impacting their businesses, as well as best practices to help combat those obstacles.

    The Next Chapter: Navigating Succession Planning and Business Strategies

    The Next Chapter: Navigating Succession Planning and Business Strategies

    In this episode, Ken Kumph, founder and president of Premier Builders in Georgetown, MA, takes over hosting duties. He chats with Matthew Schroeder, wealth advisor and director of financial planning at Great Point Wealth Advisors. Together, they dive into the intricacies of succession planning, offering valuable advice for younger professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs. From establishing standard operating procedures to gaining a comprehensive understanding of business financials, they share practical strategies to enhance business performance and ensure long-term success. Tune in to gain expert insights on valuating your business and implementing effective business practices in today's dynamic market landscape.

    • 38 min
    Unveiling the Trends: A KBIS Recap

    Unveiling the Trends: A KBIS Recap

    In the season 2 premiere, James Fox, owner and president of Fox Woodworking at Darkhorse Woodworks in Phoenixville, PA, takes the hosting helm. He engages in a lively discussion with Jenny Rhead, Project and Marketing Manager at Designs of Distinction by Brownwood Incorporated in Chicago. Together, they delve into the recent success of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) held in Las Vegas, exploring its appeal to the woodworking industry, uncovering the latest trends in kitchen and bath design, and pondering the future of KBIS.
     
    PRO Cabinet Maker is produced by Association Briefings.

    • 29 min
    Crafting Closet Excellence: Exploring Trends, Design, and Industry Insight

    Crafting Closet Excellence: Exploring Trends, Design, and Industry Insight

    In episode 15, we give the hosting reins to Chris Dehmer, owner of Darkhorse Woodworks in Atlanta and past president of the Cabinet Makers Association. He chats with Mike Carson, owner of Inspired Closets Chicago. The two talk about the closet market, including the differences between closets and cabinets, project turnaround times, design elements, how to get started, standards, and a preview of the upcoming Closets Conference & Expo in Chicago.
     
    PRO Cabinet Maker is produced by Association Briefings.
     
    Show notes
    For more information about the Closets Conference & Expo, visit closets.org.

    • 27 min
    Creating Employee Value Propositions: Marketing for the Current Workforce

    Creating Employee Value Propositions: Marketing for the Current Workforce

    In episode 14, we give the hosting reins to Lois Snyder, founder, designer and leader of Periwinklers, and board member of the Cabinet Makers Association. She chats with Marc Sanderson, president of Wilkie Sanderson, one of the most profitable millwork companies in the U.S. The two talk about the current workforce issues and strategically thinking about recruitment and retention, creating an employee value proposition, and differentiating yourself from your competition. Sanderson also provides an 8-point problem solving rubric and explains how to apply that rubric to millennials in the workforce. 

    • 37 min
    Benefits of Outsourcing: Improving Quality and Efficiency

    Benefits of Outsourcing: Improving Quality and Efficiency

    In episode 13, we give the hosting reins to Randy Niewind, president of Randy's Cabinets and Woodworks and board member of the Cabinet Makers Association. He chats with Mark Elliott, CEO of Elliott Woodworking, about the benefits of outsourcing, how it can help with quality, and finding the right fit for both small and large shops. 

    • 32 min
    Investing In Your Shop: Managing Growth and Quality

    Investing In Your Shop: Managing Growth and Quality

    In episode 12, we give the hosting reins to Gregory Paolini, founder of Gregory Paolini Design and secretary of the board for the Cabinet Makers Association. He chats with Andy Wilzoch, president and founder of Premier EuroCase, about growing a business, building relationships, finding a niche market, investing in technology, and successfully managing the business.
     
    PRO Cabinet Maker is produced by Association Briefings. 

    • 24 min

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