77 episodes

Listen to The Builder Nuggets Podcast where builders and remodelers share the elements of success needed to transform your business into a valuable asset that thrives using less of your time. Discover how to predictably scale your business, free yourself from day to day operations and develop your exit strategy and legacy.

Duane Johns and Dave Young will show you how to build a thriving business that allows you to spend more time doing what you love. Enjoy the stories, strategies and tactics that have helped hundreds of contractors like you build better lives.

The Builder Nuggets Podcast Duane Johns & Dave Young

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Listen to The Builder Nuggets Podcast where builders and remodelers share the elements of success needed to transform your business into a valuable asset that thrives using less of your time. Discover how to predictably scale your business, free yourself from day to day operations and develop your exit strategy and legacy.

Duane Johns and Dave Young will show you how to build a thriving business that allows you to spend more time doing what you love. Enjoy the stories, strategies and tactics that have helped hundreds of contractors like you build better lives.

    EP 77: The Emotional Homeowner

    EP 77: The Emotional Homeowner

    Homeowners go through an emotional roller coaster while their home is being built or renovated. 
    It’s easy to see why.  Their normal lives get turned upside down from the chaos of construction 
    When things go sideways, clients want to blame someone for their discomfort. And when that happens, you have to know how to respond.
    In this episode, our guest is industry icon David Lupberger who’s here to show you how to turn problematic clients into raving fans of your business.
    Listen now!
    Show Highlights Include:
    How “parenting” your clients helps to avoid conflicts when they get upset with your job as a contractor (3:39) How facing problems at constructions brings you closer to your clients and raises client satisfaction (5:58) Why being empathetic is key for home builders ( even if the client is a nightmare to work with)(9:00) How the “Project Ground Rules” helps to set the expectations and avoid possible conflicts with clients (11:30) Why over communicating is always a good idea (even if you face difficult conversations) (13:14) Three ways home improvement shows mislead people (and the truth behind) (13:57) To connect with Duane, Dave, or one of our show guests head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

    • 17 min
    EP 76: A Stolen Opportunity

    EP 76: A Stolen Opportunity

    As builders, we pride ourselves on doing good work for our community. We build the places that raise families, foster small businesses and enrich the lives of those around us. That’s why we invest in equipment that gets the job done right.
    That’s why it’s so bad when equipment gets stolen. It’s unfortunate, but thieves exist in every place. But with the right precautions, you can prevent theft and keep your equipment safe.
    In this episode, you’ll find out how to prevent bad actors from stealing your equipment and staying safe. 
    Want to make sure you keep your equipment and do the best job possible? Listen now! 
    Show highlights include: 
    Why creating your inventory from photos can keep your insurance from reimbursing them in case of theft (14:51) The weird way putting a sticker on your tools can keep thieves’ hands off of them (18:32) How giving up control and making less money per project grows your business in the long term (23:30) Why integrity and passion is more important in team members than their specific skills. (28:07) If you’d like to connect with Paul Bierman or learn more about Power Tool Safe you can visit https://powertoolsafe.com/
    To get the most out of this podcast, or connect with Duane and Dave, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

    • 38 min
    EP 75: Go for Stupid

    EP 75: Go for Stupid

    Our guest on this episode started out as a bricklayer from London, England. Learn how he developed a mindset, habits, systems, and relationships that have got him into some of the world’s most exclusive circles. 
    Show highlights include:
    How to attract wealthy, hassle-free clients by pushing 90% of your prospects away (3:52) Make more money by eliminating a popular payment method from your business (5:30) The “time waster” tells that let you avoid bad clients before they ever work with you (7:22) Draw in your ideal prospects on social media by turning your business profile into a “me” profile (16:09) How to almost guarantee business success by setting goals that seem unachiveable (18:02) The “ridicule” method that creates an environment of supportive entrepreneurs who turn your ideas into thriving businesses (22:17)   How to design a market-disrupting business in under an hour (23:46) The two-minute rule that instantly makes your life more free and exciting (25:48) How to outsource and automate the most stressful part of your business by drawing three circles (30:19) The 1980’s advertising method that’s outperforming Facebook ads in the 2020’s (35:39) To get the most out of this podcast, or connect with Duane and Dave, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.
    To connect with our guest Steve Sims:
    Podcast is The Art of Making Things Happen https://www.stevedsims.com/podcast/
    Book is Bluefishing https://www.stevedsims.com/book/




     

    • 49 min
    EP 74: Why I Go to The Builders Show

    EP 74: Why I Go to The Builders Show

    In this episode we talk with friend and colleague Brandon Bryant with Red Tree Builders in Asheville, North Carolina. Not only is he a past guest, he is one of the first to sport the Builder Nuggets flip flops that we started giving away during the show. We discuss why events like the International Builders Show are so valuable, mental health, and a few other topics.
    Show highlights include:
    How the NHB’s new “DEI Initiative” will fill the labor gaps in the construction industry (3:32)  The “Everybody’s Struggling” secret for improving the mental health for yourself and your team (9:37)  The counterintuitive way giving your team members more half days off makes them more productive and profitable (11:09)  How spending 30 minutes in the sun every day makes burnout impossible (12:23)  Why forcing your teammates to ignore calls and texts after hours will keep them around longer than offering them more money will (14:00)  To get the most out of this podcast, or connect with Duane and Dave, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

    • 18 min
    EP 73: The Paradox of Uncertainty

    EP 73: The Paradox of Uncertainty

    When you know everything, nobody can help you. When you have the confidence to share your challenges you invite heroes to help you solve them. Shannon Waller shares the subtleties of how to use uncertainty to attract others to your mission. Show highlights include:
    The simple question to ask yourself which immediately wipes your mind of your worries (10:54)  The counterintuitive reason uncertainty is your secret weapon for unlocking massive growth (12:33)  How to be confident and uncertain at the same time to invite more teamwork into any given project (even with clients) (13:05)  Why your arrogance will kill more deals than acting like you know nothing (17:49)  How to become a better leader by doing the exact opposite of what people on TV do (20:58)  Why being vulnerable repels clients sand how transparency attracts them like honey does bees (24:57)  The weird “Flip The Script” trick which transforms your client relationships into partnerships (30:39)  If you'd like to connect with Shannon and discover how Strategic Coach will change your business, visit their website here: https://www.strategiccoach.com/. Or visit her website for free resources here: https://yourteamsuccess.com/.  

    To get the most out of this podcast, or connect with Duane and Dave, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

    • 44 min
    EP 72: Getting Out Of The Way

    EP 72: Getting Out Of The Way

    Tye Alroe believes that building a Dream Home is a culmination of years  of visualizing, idea sharing, & hard work...it's something very special & he treats it that way. We think he believes the same about building a dream business.
    Show highlights include:
    Why hiring a business coach can catapult business growth and improve profits (6:23)  How outsourcing your weaknesses can save your business from hidden problems (even if it seems like a waste of money) (9:04)  Want to take a 6-week vacation without worrying your business will fall apart? Here’s how… (10:17)  The sneaky “Quote Qualifier” trick for only attracting the best clients (13:10)  Why investing in a mentor for your team members is the most effective way to grow your business (16:34)  The counterintuitive reason hiring the most expensive contractors makes your construction business more profitable (24:48)  Why business owners are the biggest roadblocks for growth (and how to get out of your own way) (29:23)  How to “derisk” your building portfolio to protect your business before the market changes (33:30)  If you’d like to connect with Tye, you can follow his company on Instagram @alroeconstructions or visit his website at https://www.alroeconstructions.com.au/ 
    To get the most out of this podcast, or connect with Duane and Dave, head over to https://buildernuggets.com and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MTM Wisconsin ,

Great Wisdom

Love the wisdom shared on this podcast. The dynamic between the hosts and the guests is fun and informative! Worth making the time for.

megan@podcastingyou ,

Amazing Content!

Duane and Dave do such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

Jhoff101 ,

Polished and curated, thoughtful content

Love this podcast. Engaging and focused conversation on all sorts of business development and personal interest content. Great for anyone building a business in the construction industry.
I’ve heard lots of chatty, meandering construction podcasts and this one is an exception to that trend. New guests every episode, thoughtful interviews, well-edited to cut out the extra stuff and stay on topic.

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