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Helping contractors shorten their DANG learning curve. The DYOJO Podcast will INFORM and ENTERTAIN. Personal and professional development for the skilled trades, construction, insurance claims, and property restoration. Thursdays are for The DYOJO Podcast.

This podcast is hosted by contractor and author, Jon Isaacson, aka The Intentional Restorer. Content for: Insurance claims professionals, property restoration contractors, construction business owners, skilled trades estimators, project managers, developing leaders, aspiring technicians, and insurance adjusters. TheDYOJO.com/podcast

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Helping contractors shorten their DANG learning curve. The DYOJO Podcast will INFORM and ENTERTAIN. Personal and professional development for the skilled trades, construction, insurance claims, and property restoration. Thursdays are for The DYOJO Podcast.

This podcast is hosted by contractor and author, Jon Isaacson, aka The Intentional Restorer. Content for: Insurance claims professionals, property restoration contractors, construction business owners, skilled trades estimators, project managers, developing leaders, aspiring technicians, and insurance adjusters. TheDYOJO.com/podcast

    Ep 94 The Roadmap to Expertise with Bob Blochinger

    Ep 94 The Roadmap to Expertise with Bob Blochinger

    “An expert is somebody who knows what he's talking about through experience, training, and education. You cannot become an expert without all three.” - Bob Blochinger   



    As a guest for Episode 94 of The DYOJO Podcast, Bob Blochinger shares his thoughts on the roadmap to expertise. For a professional to seek and achieve expertise, they need to be able to:  


    Determine whether the information is reliable 
    Apply a scientific approach to their journey 
    Demonstrate a mastery of relevant knowledge  



    From his own experience Bob states, “Whatever questions, or problems, or whatever exists that needs explanation or evaluation, the expert needs to know what he's saying and how to explain it so that a regular person can understand.”  Josh Winton, aka IAQ Josh, and Pete Consigli join our panel discussion on the roadmap to expertise as well as some great educational events coming up in January 2023.   



    ON THIS EPISODE: 

    0:00 Podcast reviews with Ed and Jeff Cross  

    4:00 IAQ Josh joins the expertise discussion  

    5:56 Recap of contractor suing schools district for storm response  

    9:30 Bob Blochingers Pyramid of Expertise (great quote)  

    16:26 Expert witnesses and the Daubert Standard  

    21:54 Follow the damn instructions  

    25:12 Pete Consigli discusses 3 upcoming events in January 2023  



    Thursdays are for The DYOJO Podcast - helping contractors shorten their DANG learning curve for personal and professional development.          



    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:       


    The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a professional certification and standard-development non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.          
    Advocate Claim Service was founded to provide policyholders, brokers, and attorneys with a dedicated claim professional to develop a comprehensive claim presentation strategy. Read David Princeton's column, Dear David, in C&R Magazine.          
    Author Jon Isaacson, The Intentional Restorer, shares his two decades of professional experience to help anyone involved with, or interested in, the art of estimating to shorten their DANG learning curve for improvement. How To Suck Less At Estimating: Habits For Better Project Outcomes.  



    Theme music "Get Lifted" by Suganuts


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    • 34 min
    What are you, stupid?

    What are you, stupid?

    What is the opposite of stupid? An expert. 



    How then does one become a subject matter or construction industry expert? 



    In this brief video, a promo for Episode 94 of The DYOJO Podcast, "Bavarian" Bob Blochinger shares his thoughts on what it means to be an expert. Bob believes in a triangle of success, "Expert is somebody who knows what he's talking about through experience, training, and education."  As a member of the infamous Moisture Mob, Bob reminds all industry professionals, "You cannot become an expert without all three."



    Josh Winton, aka IAQ Josh, joins the discussion with Pete Consigli, the Global Restoration Watchdog. Josh shares his thoughts on those who call themselves "experts" and Pete introduces two upcoming events that will help listeners not to be stupid. 



    The week of January 23, 2023, in Naples, Florida, the guests on our podcast are participating in a three-day event with robust opportunities to learn from a wealth of building science experts and storm damage response leaders.  and 



    1. Pete Consigli will be facilitating the Andrew Ask Building Science Symposium (aka Winter Break 2023 - Tuesday, January 24th - Wednesday, January 25th). 

    2. Pete and Jon Isaacson (The DYOJO) will be hosting a one-day workshop Lessons Learned from Storm Response and Hurricane Recovery (Thursday, January 26th). Both Bob and Josh will be presenting at this event. 



    Read more about these events from The DYOJO blog and stay tuned for more information from The DYOJO Podcast. 



    Thursdays are for The DYOJO Podcast - Helping contractors shorten their DANG learning curve. 

    • 3 min
    Be there or be square - Winter Break January 2023 and THREE exclusive DYOJO events

    Be there or be square - Winter Break January 2023 and THREE exclusive DYOJO events

    Tune in to The DYOJO Podcast for some exciting news about THREE EXCLUSIVE EVENTS:  



    Check out TheDYOJO.com/blog for information and links:   



    1. Eventbrite Link for the LIVE recording of The DYOJO Podcast on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 12pm PST - Guests include Pete Consigli, Bob Blochinger, IAQ Josh Winton  



    2. The DYOJO Watchdogs Neighborhood Cardigan Party on Monday evening, January 23, 2023 in Naples, Florida - an opportunity to meet some of the historic figures who have built up the property restoration and the building science industries.   



    This event will kick off the Ask Andrew Building Science Symposium (aka the Building Science Winter Break 2023) Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25, 2023.   A highlight of this Symposium will be a four-member Pioneers of Building Science Panel featuring Joe Lstiburek, Gary Nelson, Neil Moyer, and John Tooley.    



    Read more in the Cleanfax Magazine article on AABSS 2023



    3. The DYOJO Hurricane Ian Workshop on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 in Naples, Florida. Pete Consigli is working to put together an education-packed panel of specialists who address various aspects of hurricane and storm disaster response.   This is a great time to be in Florida, as Bob Blochinger says, "We don't have winter."   



    IN THIS VIDEO: 

    0:00 Pete Consigli addresses The DYOJO Nation  

    2:17 Exclusive invites for The DYOJO Nation 

    3:43 AABSS walk through with Pete  

    5:06 Be there or be square   



    Thursdays are for The DYOJO Podcast - helping contractors shorten their DANG learning curve for personal and professional development.          



    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:       

    The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a professional certification and standard-development non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.          



    Advocate Claim Service was founded to provide policyholders, brokers, and attorneys with a dedicated claim professional to develop a comprehensive claim presentation strategy. Read David Princeton's column, Dear David, in C&R Magazine.          



    Author Jon Isaacson, The Intentional Restorer, shares his two decades of professional experience to help anyone involved with, or interested in, the art of estimating to shorten their DANG learning curve for improvement. How To Suck Less At Estimating: Habits For Better Project Outcomes.  



    Theme music "Get Lifted" by Suganuts

    • 6 min
    Ep 93 Contractors behaving badly? RJC vs. AISD part 2

    Ep 93 Contractors behaving badly? RJC vs. AISD part 2

    The DYOJO Podcast introduced a series of episodes covering the lawsuit between Robert Jordan (RJ) Construction and the Arlington Independent School District (AISD). According to RJC they brought suit for underpayment of a 2021 emergency response at Sam Houston High School in Arlington, Texas following the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri. We are diving into the court documents and internet content to draw out the lessons contractors can learn from this unfortunate experience.




    In episode 92, the DYOJO team and guests introduced the preceding events and the outline of the case currently being litigated in the court of appeals for the second district of Texas.
    In episode 93 we will explore the backstory of Robert Jordan and his award-winning construction company.



    Whether contractors "chase storms" by responding to national catastrophes such as the devastation left by Hurricane Ian, or provide aid during regional events such as the one we are talking about in the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri (2021), or are simply working on projects where there are multiple representatives involved in the decision-making matrix, there are lessons to be learned from this unfortunate story. The DYOJO team has poured over the available court documents and a key component of this case centers around what constitutes a contractual agreement.



    IN THIS EPISODE: 

    0:00 RJC vs AISD recap 

    2:30 Discussion with Michelle Blevins (C&R Magazine)  

    3:25 Introducing Robert Jordan with Bebo Crain  

    8:36 New article series "Myths of O&P" with C&R Magazine 

    12:06 Is this an instance of a contractor behaving badly?  

    18:00 Twenty other contractors were paid, why not RJC? 

    21:11 An invite behind the scenes



    Thursdays are for The DYOJO Podcast - helping contractors shorten their DANG learning curve for personal and professional development.          



    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:       

    The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a professional certification and standard-development non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.          



    Advocate Claim Service was founded to provide policyholders, brokers, and attorneys with a dedicated claim professional to develop a comprehensive claim presentation strategy. Read David Princeton's column, Dear David, in C&R Magazine.          



    Author Jon Isaacson, The Intentional Restorer, shares his two decades of professional experience to help anyone involved with, or interested in, the art of estimating to shorten their DANG learning curve for improvement. How To Suck Less At Estimating: Habits For Better Project Outcomes.  



    Theme music "Get Lifted" by Suganuts

    • 24 min
    SOCKTember 2022 Winners & Plans for Next Year

    SOCKTember 2022 Winners & Plans for Next Year

    Restorers Raise OVER 57,000 Socks for Local Charities

    If a few local contractors combined forces to ask friends, vendors, and service partners to donate pairs of NEW socks, how many could they raise? In 2020, professionals from various industries in Washington state assembled five teams to test the concept of competitive sock-raising for local charitable organizations. Originally, this group of do-gooders thought it would be awesome to raise and donate over 1,000 pairs of socks. They discovered that they had a simple, and scaleable idea, that brought teams together, elevated spirits, and made an impact in their local communities.

    In 2020, the first year of SOCKTember, five teams in Washington State raised over 5,500 pairs of socks and donated them to local charities.
    In 2021, the second year of SOCKTember, 39 teams in 2 countries raised over 66,000 pairs of socks and donated them to local charities.

    Last year On Side Restoration joined the competition to expand The DYOJO Podcast annual SOCKTember to an international event. New pairs of socks have been raised and donated in at least 15 communities across these two nations. The combined offices of On Side Restoration raised over 33,000 socks and distributed those to charitable organizations from Vancouver in the West to Montreal in the East.

    SOCKTember 2022 questions that must be answered now that all of the socks have been counted:

    Question 1
    Were we able to raise over 100,000 pairs of NEW socks in 2022? The answer is no. Does this mean we failed? The answer is no. But, we will need YOUR HELP to reach this goal next year. Every single pair of NEW socks is a win and a donation that brings our industry closer together through the combined efforts of our competitors and does good in our local communities.

    Question 2
    Were we able to beat the 2021phenomenal haul of NEW socks? The answer is no. But we still raised a TON of socks, literally and figuratively.

    Question 3
    Were those valiant Sisters for Socks able to three-peat? The answer is no. This back-to-back (2020 & 2021) winning team is led by Allstars Lindsey Ward (Reliable Contents Services) and Sarah Roberts (ServiceMaster of Tacoma). We know they will be back next year with a vengeance.

    Question 4
    Who won the third annual SOCKTember event?

    Fifth place, with 4,968 pairs of NEW socks, The Best DANG Sock-Raising Team in Pierce County led by David Kean (Arken), Diane Salz (Seattle Contents), and Jon Isaacson (ARES Restoration)
    Fourth place, with 6,394 pairs of NEW socks, On Side Restoration - Edmonton
    Third place, with 7,021 pairs of NEW socks, Sock Unicorns led by Pierce County realtors Kelsey Isaacson and Joe Vego
    Second place, with 8,144 pairs of NEW socks (nearly doubling their sock-haul from last year), On Side Restoration - Red Deer

    The winning team this year joined the competition in 2021 and raised a total of 36 pairs of NEW socks. This year, their team returned to the competition with their eyes on the prize and were able to raise a current record of 11,160 pairs of NEW socks. The team behind the Laval office of On Side Restoration are the 2022 SOCKTember Champions! Their record-breaking efforts bring the total quantity of NEW socks raised and donated to local charitable organizations throughout the United States and Canada to 57,791.

    The hard work of all of the On Side Restoration offices brings their country's total to 38,881 which means that IF we were competing nation vs. nation, Canada would be the 2022 victor. Which is where YOU come in. Next year we would like to expand this event to at least one other country - Europe and/or Australia, are you reading this? We would like to have competitions at the international, regional, state-by-state, and team-by-team levels.

    SOCKTember fits well into the fall plans for those participating in Restoring Kindness as a means of

    • 6 min
    Ep 92 Contractor bankrupted by storm response, RJC vs AISD part 1

    Ep 92 Contractor bankrupted by storm response, RJC vs AISD part 1

    An unexpected winter vortex rips through Arlington, Texas in February 2021 causing incredible damage throughout the South. Contractor Erick Hernandez who works in the Houston area notes that in the days prior everything seemed normal. Like many Texans, Erick was scrambling to save his home from the effects of freezing conditions and widespread lack of power. 



    RJ Construction (RJC), a local contractor, hears of damage sustained at Sam Houston High School. According to owner Robert Jordan, "My company sprung into action. Over the course of days, near round-the-clock work, Sam Houston was dried in and dehumidifier." Even though RJC says that certain school officials guaranteed that they would get the company paid and thanked them for their work, Jordan says that they have not been paid for their invoice totaling over $1.2 million dollars. 



    RJC has sued the Arlington Independent School District (AISD). So, I invited Bebo Crain (Jonesboro, AR) to review the court documents with me so that we can extract as many lessons to help contractors shorten their DANG learning curve as possible. As Bebo says, "It's hard to drive from the backseat after the ride is over," but we will do our best to share the many lessons that can be learned from this case.  



    This upcoming series of episodes on The DYOJO Podcast will reveal information that will help contractors respond to everyday insurance claims, regional damage events (such as Winter Storm Uri from 2021), and catastrophe responses (such as Hurricane Ian in 2022). 



    IN THIS EPISODE:

    0:00 Episode 92 

    1:50 Customer used contractors estimate to hire someone cheaper

    3:20 A new series - RJC vs. AISD 

    5:55 RJC's YouTube video received over 33,000 views

    9:06 Winter Storm Uri timeline 

    12:04 Input from Houston contractor Erick Hernandez

    15:13 "It's hard to drive from the backseat after the ride is over" - Bebo Crain 

    18:05 Breaking down the response with Bebo 

    22:51 Questions about insurance coverage during storm response 



    Thursdays are for The DYOJO Podcast - helping contractors shorten their DANG learning curve for personal and professional development.        



    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:     



    The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a professional certification and standard-development non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.        



    Advocate Claim Service was founded to provide policyholders, brokers, and attorneys with a dedicated claim professional to develop a comprehensive claim presentation strategy. Read David Princeton's column, Dear David, in C&R Magazine.        



    Author Jon Isaacson, The Intentional Restorer, shares his two decades of professional experience to help anyone involved with, or interested in, the art of estimating to shorten their DANG learning curve for improvement. How To Suck Less At Estimating: Habits For Better Project Outcomes.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

BlueTudor ,

Jon is hilarious

Great podcast with Great content. John is a consummate professional when talking about his skills because he is an expert.

Surgeaka67 ,

Great Content, difficult to listen to.

Five seconds into the the show, and there was a sound byte. FIVE seconds into the show and there was a gimmick sound byte. This show is all over the place but when you’re able to follow, and catch what Jon says it’s really good, very knowledgeable. I listened to Jon on the restoration rundown and the show was good. Just tone it down with the gimmicky sound effects and you’ll have a good show, this would be a 5 star show but the sound bytes drop the quality of the show imo.

mykolTradez ,

Good content, But tough to listen to at times.

Great content and lots of value info to learn from. But most episodes are so hard to listen to with all the special effects and such wish I could listen more often but definitely one of my last resorts due to this reason. Wish it was just a basic flow not so gimmickyish sound effects and trying to be over the top “cool” or “different” keep it simple imo. Keep up the good work on the actual content tho.

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