15 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

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 10 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 15: What Is She Doing Here?

    EP 15: What Is She Doing Here?

    Our guest Jenny Hoffman has a background in both architecture and construction, she founded her company, J. Hoffman Studio, in 2015 with a focus on designing and building custom modern dream homes.
    Not only does she design and build some pretty cool homes and spaces, but this pro immerses herself in the industry. She currently serves as a national delegate on the NAHB Leadership Council and is an advocate for professional women in our industry.
    Show highlights include:
    Are you a woman in construction? Here’s how to get support and create connections with other professionals in the field (2:20)  Get over the idea that we need to “appear” that we know what we are doing (4:22) Turn sexism and mansplaining into an advantage as a woman working in construction (17:05)  How to avoid feast or famine income when you’re spending all your time fulfilling current projects and can’t focus on generating new leads (21:56) Let’s figure out what you’re really good at... (25:22) Getting involved with a business coach was a game changer (28:44) Why appearing foolish gives you a competitive advantage over everyone else in your industry (32:19) How growing too quickly sacrifices your relationship with clients and can bankrupt your business (35:25)  To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com  and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

    • 39 min
    EP 14: 3 Week Vacation

    EP 14: 3 Week Vacation

    In this episode we interview a builder who recently returned from a 3 week hunting expedition. He spent countless hours training to be able to hit one of his big bucket list items. He had no cell phone or internet access, yet, after being gone for 23 days his business was running better than when he left it.
    This wasn’t always the case. There were times in the past when this builder would go on vacation and come home to a train wreck. He has discovered that if you want your business to run successfully you have to take yourself out of the equation.
    The problem is most people simply don’t believe this can take place!
    Show highlights include:
    The stark contrast between builders running their business versus managing their business (0:35) Why a rigid calendar gives you more free time (5:33) How putting yourself first allows you to be there for others (6:11) Why working out at the gym lets you get more work done in less time (7:07) The "Freedom Equation" get your freedom back (11:09) Discover how to get the right people on the bus, let them do what they love, and keep them focused (12:46) How writing in a journal can manifest your personal and professional goals (14:28) Take action now and join the Builder Nuggets community. Go to www.buildernuggets.com, subscribe to the Builder Nuggets podcast, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

    • 35 min
    EP 13: Vision, Traction, Healthy

    EP 13: Vision, Traction, Healthy

    You have systems and processes in how you build your houses but do you have a great map for how to run your business? Learn the simple, proven format to get everyone behind your mission.
    EOS & Traction can be the language of your business.
    David Hickman is a lifetime entrepreneur who gained experience in the family business and, let’s just say, became aware of the challenges associated with that. He is passionate about your success. He’s worked with us in our businesses, and he understands builders. 
    Business Coach and Traction Implementer David Hickman, Founder and CEO of Traction Partners an EOS Implementation company.
    Show highlights include:
    The “Entrepreneurial Operating System” that rapidly scales your construction business with less headaches, hiccups, and setbacks (6:07)  The “L10 Meeting Approach” that erases all your time-draining meetings from your calendar (without sacrificing anything important) (10:12)  How to put your organizational chart on steroids so you know every team members expertise and limitations with crystal clear certainty (13:12)  The “5 roles method” that stops your team members’ egos from running rampant when they’re given a powerful job title (17:51)  Hate managing your employees? Here’s how to get them to effectively self-manage (23:46)  Why core values are your best tools for hiring the right people (28:21) If you’d like to learn more about the traction system, David will send you a free book if you go to http://yourtractionpartners.com. Or you can send him an email at tractionpartners@gmail.com. 
    To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com  and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

    • 45 min
    EP 12: The Ultimate Business Model

    EP 12: The Ultimate Business Model

    Most construction businesses never expand outside of their own market and community. While this strategy may provide you a decent living it limits your ability to scale dramatically.
    In this episode, Blair McDaniel, owner of Alair Homes, joins us to reveal how you can scale your business so it makes money without you being the one wearing all of the hats.
    He’s created the Ultimate Business Model. A model that creates the most valuable, lowest risk, most rewarding custom home building and remodeling businesses in the world.   
    Show highlights include:
    How transparency allows you to charge what your worth and remove uncertainty from your projects (8:44)  Why the “build and they’ll come” business model can quickly bankrupt your business (even if it’s been successful so far) (10:46)  Controlled growth builds a stronger long-term business than growing it as fast as you can (11:35)  The “Mastermind Concept” that multiplies your business’s growth at warp speed (18:53)  How to take an entire year off business without your business crashing and burning (19:48)  The “Must Haves” that help you effortlessly scale your business into other markets (45:45)  If you’d like to learn more about how Blair can help your business scale, check out his website at https://discoveralair.com/.
    To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com  and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

    • 50 min
    EP 11: Exit Strategy

    EP 11: Exit Strategy

    Building a business is no easy task. However, many builders never think about selling their business after they’ve built it. 
    Which means they have two options: 
    Scale it down or close it completely. 
    In this episode, we’re revealing the importance of creating an exit strategy from day one, so you can sell your business one day and create personal and financial freedom.
    Show highlights include:
    How your business can be worth less than $50k even if you bring in millions every year (4:09)  Why your team members make the best owners (and will get you the most money when you exit your business) (12:51)  The “Portfolio Method” for selling your business without tossing and turning about how you’ll pay your bills every night (13:43)  How to make your business attractive to potential buyers - even competitors. (14:18)  7 non-negotiable things your business must have or you’ll never be able to sell it (regardless of how much money makes for you) (17:52)  To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com  and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

    • 33 min
    EP 10: The Noble Builder

    EP 10: The Noble Builder

    Many people in the construction industry try and compete on price. Not only does this cause stress and headaches, but it causes you to become nothing more than a commodity.
    By creating awareness, and leveraging social media, you can set proper expectations with your clients before you even have the first phone call. It’s about playing the long game.
    This strategy may not drown you in new appointments tomorrow, but it will help you build a business that pays dividends for years and decades to come.
    In this episode, Nick Schiffer, owner of NS Builders, and co-host of The Modern Craftsman podcast, joins us to reveal his noble approach to building his business.
    Show highlights include:
    How harnessing video to promote your construction business sets the proper expectations and gets you the right clients (6:49) A “Local Pub” gig created awareness and led to a podcast (9:39) Giving away free estimates is wrecking your profit margins (18:30) By not playing the commodity game you can charge more than your competitors (and land the right projects) (19:53) A shift in mindset that frees you from your clients’ time and money constraints (29:19) Why sharing your shortcomings with clients actually increases your value (39:28) One simple question that prevents your clients from dictating the schedule (40:04) If you’d like to connect with Nick or NS Builders, you can find their website here https://ns.builders/ and their Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/nsbuilders/
    To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com  and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

-Mtnsmith ,

Leadership

This podcast provides excellent insight from powerful voices in an industry that seldom has a proper platform. Successful individuals in the construction industry are typically very special folks that have many valuable nuggets to share. In many cases, these nuggets are universally applicable.

I highly recommend tuning in.

Pog64 ,

Great for anyone in the construction industry

This podcast fills the gap of what is missing in the industry and bringing just what it says “nuggets” together for all to share. Highly recommend.

mkbolio ,

Highly Recommend you Listen

I listen to quite a few podcasts, and have been looking for one that blends entrepreneurship and the construction industry. Love the idea that this community has the potential to truly transform the Construction Industry - to the betterment of all of our businesses

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