Follow Matt Risinger on the Build Show Podcast as he discusses Building Science, Craftsmanship, & Best Practices for Building & Remodeling.
Matt is a Builder who specializes in Architect Driven & Fine Craftsmanship Work.
Episode 30: How the Supply Chain Challenges Are Affecting Building Pros
In this post-COVID era, builders are actually faced with a ton of work, however, due to certain supply chain challenges, they aren’t exactly able to deliver on some of the promises they’d like to make to clients. On this episode of The Build Podcast, Matt gets real about the issues he’s facing, along with plenty of other industry professionals. From products delivery delays to being unable to find basic supplies on the shelves at stores to cost increases, the climate is becoming a difficult one to navigate. When materials aren’t there, it’s hard to make money—and this affects all layers of the building process. Think about, for example, the electricians that work with you. If you’re not making progress on jobs, work slows for them too. And that’s just one example. Matt also tackles some of the other issues experienced right now such as automotive and even pool builder issues. Listen in for some builder therapy!
Episode 29: Four Types of Natural Disasters and How to Prepare Your Home for Each
From freezing temperatures, heat waves, wildfires, and floods, most of the U.S. is plagued with one form of disaster or another. On this episode of The Build Podcast, Matt is joined by his VP of Construction and good friend, Tim Hill, to discuss how to stay prepared for whatever disaster comes your way. They’ll address each disaster, as well as some great solutions for each including different types of generators for power backup, fireplace considerations, roofing materials, and slab thoughts. Each topic will provide critical insight into what you can do to the prevent of extreme home damage, physical harm, and inconvenience.
Episode 28: Diving into the Details of An Efficient Home Built to Last
On this episode of The Build Show Network Podcast, Matt and Steve Baczek build on their previous conversation about building efficiently right from the start. While last conversation centered on handling clients’ requirements and expectations at the onset, as well as specific measures of efficiency, this episode will dive deeper into the details: framing, HVAC, insulation and the other “nerdy minutia” as Matt likes to call it! One of the most important takeaways of this episode is going to be ”if it doesn’t last, it doesn’t matter.” Aesthetics will only go so far if your house is falling apart.
Episode 27: How to Design an Efficient and Durable House Right from the Start
On this episode of The Build Show Podcast, Matt and Steve Baczek team up to mull over a very important question: how do we design a good quality, efficient, durable house that’s going to be long lasting – right from the start?
As a builder, Matt often gets plans in various stages of completion, sometimes fully finished plans that cause him to wonder how he’s going to build in a way that keeps clients out of trouble. Whether that's water management, energy efficiency, durability, or comfort, he’s seen plenty of plans that are not well thought out and must put all the pieces of the puzzle together.
Steve adds his perspective as an architect, noting that building a house comes with thousands of decisions, some of them assumed, but everything has to be planned out. The question he likes to as homeowners is: who do you want to do that planning?
The two will chat about previous experiences and best practices that they’ve learned along the way.
Episode 26: Holistic Building and Environmentally Friendly Design
On this episode, Matt sits down with another one of the newest Build Show Network contributors to chat. Meet Doug Cameron, owner of a boutique design-build company called “EcoSafe Spaces,” (currently branded as “ESS Design+Build” or simply “ESS”). Learn more about holistic building science and intention-based homebuilding practices. You’ll hear the personal stories that led Doug along on his path, find out what sparked his interest in green home building, and discover how to channel your creative skills into hands-on work and make it your own.
Episode 25: Uplifting the Craft of Carpentry
On this episode of the podcast, Matt is joined by Zack Dettmore, another one of the newest contributors to BuildShowNetwork.com. Learn more about his business, Dettmore Home Improvements, and discover the backstory that led to his passion for carpentry. Discover what drove him to start a business, as well as the unique services he provides. He started his company as a one-man operation and it quickly grew by word of mouth, and is now excited to share his insights with you.
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Love the show, Matt. There’s a lot to say but one, maybe odd ball, thing that stood out to me was that in your interview with Steve Baczek, you mentioned that your kids don’t need their own rooms bc they’re always going to have a roommate. It’s really got me thinking about how a house gets used, ie 4br/2b? No. 2br/2?/2b. Thanks for some fresh perspective.
If you’re not following Matt, you’re missing out.
Matt has a ton of great information whether you’re a builder or a remodeler (I’m a remodeler myself) and have learn a lot from him and his team.
Great information that both contractors and homeowners need to hear.