256 episodes

The Construction Leading Edge is a one stop shop for contracting professionals who want to be more effective entrepreneurs and leaders. Business owners, managers, project executives, project managers, and field leaders will all benefit from the interviews, resources, tools, and tips offered.

The Construction Leading Edge Podcast Todd Dawalt

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 233 Ratings

The Construction Leading Edge is a one stop shop for contracting professionals who want to be more effective entrepreneurs and leaders. Business owners, managers, project executives, project managers, and field leaders will all benefit from the interviews, resources, tools, and tips offered.

    256: Repossess Your Time with the CEO Schedule

    256: Repossess Your Time with the CEO Schedule

    Your time is one of your company’s most valuable resources. How are you being robbed of time, what is “sanctioned procrastination,” and how do you take back control of your time?
    What you’ll take away from this construction podcast episode:
    Three strategies to take back control of your time. Sanctioned procrastination, and how you might be guilty of it. Four things that are robbing you of your time. A few myths about time management. How to use batching to wrestle control of your time back into your hands. The person who is really to blame for your productivity. The connection between your calendar and anxiety. The problem with the question, “You staying busy?” Why your team is counting on you to use your time wisely. Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:
    Get Out of Your Business: Make it Run Without You This Year: Free online training workshop - www.constructionleadingedge.com/getout
    Apply to Work with Our Team to Systematize Your Construction Business: www.constructionleadingedge.com/apply
    Raken - Get the data you need to build better projects with an app your field crews will actually use - https://www.rakenapp.com
    Hover - Accurate measurements, collaborative design tools, and dependable estimates are all ways HOVER helps you serve your customers better and improve your operations to grow your business. https://hover.to/
    Delegate to Elevate: Free ebook from Belay Solutions - https://resources.belaysolutions.com/edge
     

    • 57 min
    255: Side Effects of a Poorly Designed Organization & Starving Horse Syndrome

    255: Side Effects of a Poorly Designed Organization & Starving Horse Syndrome

    Is the chaos on your projects and frustration with your team a result of unclear roles and responsibilities?  What are the ripple effects on your team, customers and trade partners?  What are some unexpected good side effects of a good organizational design?
    What you’ll take away from this construction podcast episode:
     
    The symptoms of unclear roles and responsibilities in an organization. Starving horse syndrome, and how it shows up. The ripple effect of unclear roles and responsibilities on company culture and your customers. What happens when your customers lose confidence. One reason you may never be able to sell your business. What happens when a business gets small again, according to the book The E-myth. The unexpected side effects of doing the work to create your Accountability Chart. What it could look like when you design your organization for the future.  
    Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode: 
    Get Out of Your Business: Make it Run Without You This Year: Free online training workshop - www.constructionleadingedge.com/getout
    Apply to Work with Our Team to Systematize Your Construction Business: www.constructionleadingedge.com/apply
    Raken - Get the data you need to build better projects with an app your field crews will actually  use - https://www.rakenapp.com

    • 53 min
    254: Forgetting What You Know and Hitting the Reset Button with Phil Coe

    254: Forgetting What You Know and Hitting the Reset Button with Phil Coe

    Phil Coe voluntarily hit the reset button on his residential renovation business recently. Why did he do it, and how did it work out?  How has his perspective on his business changed in the past few months, and what did he do to achieve that?  
    What you’ll take away from this construction podcast episode with Phil Coe, owner of Revision Built, a residential renovation company in Ottawa, Ontario.
     
    How he knew he needed to hit the reset button on his business. Building relationships is more important than the bottom line. When it’s time to forget what you already know Keys to working with trade partners and the success he’s experienced. The connection between your customer's problems and your ability to charge a premium Phil’s advice for you if you’re thinking about hitting the reset button Commercial work can be a race to the bottom The problems he was facing that led him to join our coaching program, and the results he’s experienced His biggest lesson from a few decades in the business The brilliant way he uses his Airbnb townhouse Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:
    Get Out of Your Business: Make it Run Without You This Year: Free online training workshop - www.constructionleadingedge.com/getout
    Apply to Work with Our Team to Systematize Your Construction Business: www.constructionleadingedge.com/apply
    Raken - Get the data you need to build better projects with an app your field crews will actually  use - https://www.rakenapp.com
    How to connect with Phil Coe and Revision Built:

    Company website - http://www.revisionbuilt.com
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/revisionbuilt/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    253: How to Get a Check from the IRS for Your Employee Retention Credit with Catherine Tindall

    253: How to Get a Check from the IRS for Your Employee Retention Credit with Catherine Tindall

    #253: How to Get a Check from the IRS for Your Employee Retention Credit with Catherine Tindall
    Catherine Tindall is an entrepreneur, CPA and partner with Dominion Enterprises. She specializes in advanced tax reduction and is an expert on the employee retention credit, which is what this episode is all about.
     
    What’s in it for you?  If you own a business, work for a business, or know someone who owns a business, this episode could be worth a lot of money.  
     
    What is the Employee Retention Credit, and why does it exist?   How the Employee Retention Credit is different from PPP or EIDL. How to determine if you might qualify. Some common misconceptions about ERC. A few case studies of businesses that received substantial checks for the ERC.   The deadline when the Employee Retention Credit will go away. Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:
    See if you qualify for the Employee Retention Credit - https://dominiones.com/
    Get Out of Your Business: Make it Run Without You This Year - www.constructionleadingedge.com/getout
    Apply to Work with Our Team to Systematize Your Construction Business: www.constructionleadingedge.com/apply
    Raken - Get the data you need to build better projects with an app your field crews will actually  use - https://www.rakenapp.com

    • 59 min
    252: Constraints Make You More Effective & Using Marketing as a Lever with Spencer Powell

    252: Constraints Make You More Effective & Using Marketing as a Lever with Spencer Powell

    Are you wasting marketing dollars?  How can you use your website as a “lever” to automate your sales process?  What’s the 80/20 on marketing activities you should be focused on now, even if you’re busier than ever?  Listen to my conversation with Spencer Powell to learn all that and more.
    What you’ll learn about in this construction podcast episode with Spencer Powell:
    Using marketing as a lever for adjusting lead flow. What you could be wasting your marketing dollars and energy on. How people really find you online. The 80/20 on marketing activities, and the question you need to answer first. What you can focus on now to strengthen your position during the next downturn. The biggest group of people you want to market to, that no one else is talking to. How to use lifestyle content to build relationships with future clients. How to use your website during the sales process. How can busy construction business owners leverage automation? How to say “No” gracefully. How creating constraints can make you more effective.   Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:
    Get Out of Your Business: Make it Run Without You This Year - www.constructionleadingedge.com/getout
    Apply to Work with Todd Dawalt’s Team to Systematize Your Construction Business: www.constructionleadingedge.com/apply
    Delegate to Elevate: Free ebook from Belay Solutions - https://resources.belaysolutions.com/edge
    Raken - Get the data you need to build better projects with an app your field crews will actually  use - https://www.rakenapp.com
    How to connect with Spencer Powell:
    Builder Funnel Website: https://www.builderfunnel.com/
    Builder Funnel Radio Podcast: https://www.builderfunnel.com/builder-funnel-radio

    • 1 hr 7 min
    251: Red Flags You Could Be Overpaying for Workers Comp & How to Get Your Money Back with Scott Priz

    251: Red Flags You Could Be Overpaying for Workers Comp & How to Get Your Money Back with Scott Priz

    How do you know if you’re getting overcharged for your workers comp premiums?  If you are 100% happy with the checks you’re writing for workers comp, and feel great about how much you’re paying…you should probably skip this episode.
    What you’ll take away from this construction podcast episode with workers comp overpayment recovery specialist Scott Priz:
    There’s a 30% chance you’re getting overcharged for workers comp, and what to do about it. What a “shock” audit can look like, and how it could bankrupt you. Some of the pitfalls to watch out for that can create gigantic increases in premiums. How insufficient documents open the door to insurance companies doing what they want. Red flags that you could be getting overcharged. The two most common reasons contractors get overcharged. (Time tracking)  The biggest errors made during an audit, that you need to know about. A few things your insurance company is allowed to do to you if you don’t cooperate. The importance of your experience modification factor, and how to get it lowered. One way your experience modification factor can prevent you from bidding on work, and in extreme cases put you out of business. How to get your hard earned money back.      
    Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:
     
    Contact Scott and our overpayment recovery partners - www.constructionleadingedge.com/recover
    Get Out of Your Business: Make it Run Without You This Year: Free online training workshop - www.constructionleadingedge.com/getout
    Apply to Work with Our Team to Systematize Your Construction Business: www.constructionleadingedge.com/apply
    Delegate to Elevate: Free ebook from Belay Solutions - https://resources.belaysolutions.com/edge
    Raken - Get the data you need to build better projects with an app your field crews will actually  use - https://www.rakenapp.com

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

SonofNun2415 ,

Pure Wisdom!

The episode “8 ways to sabotage your delegation skills” is straight fire🔥! Please keep em’ coming!!

JT Lane ,

amazing content for construction professionals

Todd does a fantastic job of having relevant and helpful content for construction professionals. Thank you

BHM ALABAMA ,

High quality content & prime guests

HANDS DOWN The Construction Leading Edge Podcast is among the top info productions in our industry. Not just ear candy; actionable content that can be implemented for a better business overall.

This is a direct, to the point, no nonsense conversational platform that is well structured and easy to listen. I even appreciate the way he manages ads- right at the beginning and relatively short- never interrupting guest mid conversation.

Todd Dewalt, and his guests, truly represent the construction industry with class, and professionalism.

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