7 episodes

Listen to Restoration Contractors talk about life in the restoration industry including best practices and technology with Next Gear Solutions team members.

The Business of Restoration Next Gear Solutions

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Listen to Restoration Contractors talk about life in the restoration industry including best practices and technology with Next Gear Solutions team members.

    Mergers and Acquisitions: an Exciting Growth Strategy... For Some.

    Mergers and Acquisitions: an Exciting Growth Strategy... For Some.

    When Gabe Matthews of Christian Brothers Restoration was approached with an offer to buy a competing company, it set him thinking deeply about mergers and acquisitions. Listen in as Garret discusses the many sides of this growing trend in the Restoration Space. With Garret leading 5 major acquisitions for Next Gear, he walks Gabe, a restoration business owner, through thinking about this strategy for growth.

    • 38 min
    Your Business Culture is not an Accident with OP Almarez and Tim Bauer

    Your Business Culture is not an Accident with OP Almarez and Tim Bauer

    We’re talking today with O.P. Almaraz and Tim Bauer of Los Angeles-based Restoration Mastery. Stay with us for a conversation about key-man insurance and how it works with a buy-sell agreement to ensure the continuity of a business partnership; the courage needed to execute on goals; the power of a leader’s strong vision for a company in times of crisis; the value of building a positive company culture, and so much more.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Adjusting to the New COVID Reality: Talking with Holly Murry, President of FRSTeam, Inc.

    Adjusting to the New COVID Reality: Talking with Holly Murry, President of FRSTeam, Inc.

    Garret Gray (President/CEO of Next Gear Solutions) and Holly Murry (President of FRSTeam, Inc.) discuss the effects of COVID and how it is changing the restoration industry.

    • 59 min
    Talking COVID-Related Stimulus Dollars and Financial Planning

    Talking COVID-Related Stimulus Dollars and Financial Planning

    Garret Gray and Chris Pegg (Senior Director of Planning at Wells Fargo) discuss the latest financial programs designed to help restoration companies thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Garret and Chris discuss everything from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and Tax deferment options that help contractors conserve cash during a difficult time to transferring generational wealth and business continuity planning. 

    • 55 min
    Walk Before You Run - How to Grow Your Restoration Business, Go Paperless, and Get More Out of Your Tools

    Walk Before You Run - How to Grow Your Restoration Business, Go Paperless, and Get More Out of Your Tools

    Welcome to episode 3 of The Business of Restoration Podcast! In this episode, Next Gear’s CEO Garret Gray sits down with Jerry P of GraEagle Restoration in Las Vegas to share stories of growth, and you’ll learn about what a path to a paperless office looks like, protecting yourself with proper documentation, and how to identify what’s falling through the cracks.


     


    In this episode, you’ll learn:



    How to maximize your gross profit margin





    How to navigate the transition from paper-driven to paperless





    Why documentation is essential for protecting yourself and your business





    How to use reporting to identify what’s falling through the cracks





    How to manage common growing pains





     


    Resources:



    DASH - #1 Restoration Platform





    GraEagle Restoration - Las Vegas





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    • 36 min
    Garret Gray (CEO: Next Gear Solutions) and Chris Corder (President: Coastal Restoration) - Part 2

    Garret Gray (CEO: Next Gear Solutions) and Chris Corder (President: Coastal Restoration) - Part 2

    Garret Gray, CEO: Next Gear Solutions, and Chris Corder, President: Coastal Restoration – Part 2


    Garret and Chris are back to talk about how technology is changing the restoration game. Between setting up your compliance manager to increasing your VPASS score, there are a lot of tech decisions to make in your restoration business. Chris Corder shares his own experience of going through the cultural transition to adopt more advanced technology in his company. Chris’ story will make you a lot more confident to make those changes. Enjoy!  


    Key Takeaways:


    What determines your business growth in your specific market

    How to hold your staff accountable for compliance tasks

    How technology is impacting the restoration industry 

    Where the restoration industry is going

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Harpooah ,

Good insight into the restoration contractor's world

I really enjoyed listening to this podcast. It really sheds some light into the restoration industry and struggles we face on a daily basis. Can't wait for the second part!

Jbarber5000 ,

Excited for more episodes

This podcast was awesome! Chris gave great insight into what it's really like to be a restoration business owner. I learned biz lessons that could really transfer to any industry. And Garret was personable and genuinely seems to care about his clients' success. Can't wait for part 2!

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