Welcome to Spaces Built by Bush Construction, a podcast that brings genuine conversations to all things construction, design and development. We’ll share in-depth stories as an experienced commercial contractor, developer and design firm and our candid interviews with business leaders as it relates to the construction industry.
An Exciting New Downtown Development + What It’s Like to Live & Work in DeWitt, Iowa
Nestled a short distance north of the Quad Cities sits DeWitt, Iowa. It’s the second-largest community in Clinton County and best known for its thriving industrial sector and outstanding recreational, cultural, and educational facilities. Listen to our conversation with Angela Rheingans, Executive Director of DeWitt Chamber & Development Company, and Greg Gannon, President of DeWitt Bank & Trust, and learn about an exciting new downtown development and what it’s like to live and work in the community.
Technology & Construction: Have You Overlooked the Power of a CRM?
If you ask a commercial contractor what type of technology they use, you’re sure to hear “BIM” or Building Information Modeling software, Virtual Reality, Raken, SmartBid, and more. But did you know sales and marketing automation tools play an equally important role in helping construction companies improve workflows and increase operational efficiency? This episode focuses on the benefits of an integrated CRM or customer relationship management tool and how, if you’re in the sales or marketing departments, to pitch bringing new technology into your organization.
Internships: How to Land One & Gain Real-world Experience
Internships were once a nice-to-have. Now, they are a way to earn college credits, meet graduation requirements, and increase a student's chance of employment in their field of study after commencement day. Bush Construction's internship program offers young professionals a glimpse into what it's like to work at a commercial construction company. Find out what Jake said, Andrew Ottavianelli, and Jacob Conley's experiences are while interning at Bush Construction and what advice they have for their peers.
Delivery Methods: Acting as Your Own General Contractor
While a business owner that serves as their own general contractor is not a formal construction delivery method, it does happen! We decided to have a little fun and wrap up our delivery methods series by talking about GC-ing your own commercial construction project. A little hint…it’s much more complex than your typical home improvement project.
Delivery Methods: The Ins and Outs of Development with Bryce Henderson
For business owners who prefer to lease space or leave raising funds and applying for entitlements to others, Development may be a viable option. Learn all about this non-traditional delivery method from Bryce Henderson, our Vice President of Development.
Delivery Methods: Teamwork + Collaboration in Design-Build
What is the Design-Build construction project delivery method? How does the business owner benefit from this one-to-one relationship? All these questions and more are discussed in this episode!