28 episodes

We sit with various tradespeople who are experts in their field and chat about their skilled trades journey. It is a chance for you to learn from the people out there getting their hands dirty and doing the work all while flourishing in this underrated industry. These are general contractors, builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, drywall installers, tile setters, and more. If you have ever considered starting a career in the trades, starting your own business, or are already a tradesperson and are eager to learn how the best in the game do it, then the Upstryve Podcast was made for you.

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We sit with various tradespeople who are experts in their field and chat about their skilled trades journey. It is a chance for you to learn from the people out there getting their hands dirty and doing the work all while flourishing in this underrated industry. These are general contractors, builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, drywall installers, tile setters, and more. If you have ever considered starting a career in the trades, starting your own business, or are already a tradesperson and are eager to learn how the best in the game do it, then the Upstryve Podcast was made for you.

    Entering the Game, Even if It’s Not the Right Time

    Entering the Game, Even if It’s Not the Right Time

    The Upstryve Podcast is all about hearing highly motivated, and inspiring people tell their stories. Today we step into the fascinating mind of Jon Dawson a multifaceted man who started his entrepreneurial journey when he decided college wasn’t for him, He talks about how he started his remodels, and all the different avenues one can take when joining the trades. He stresses the importance of what he calls “sales media” and why every contractor should be on social media today more than ever, and the power of passive income.

     

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    How Do Women Break Into & Excel In A Male Dominated Industry

    How Do Women Break Into & Excel In A Male Dominated Industry

    Today’s guest is Nilva Gonzalez. She explains her beginnings in the trades, she started in the most difficult of circumstances after a divorce and being a mother of three to now thriving as a multiple license holder and running her own businesses, From general contracting, to roofing to solar. Nilva currently holds a General Contractor and Roofing license that allowed her to scale her business. We also discuss the role of women in this industry. Why it is important, and how to get more women in the skilled trades to keep on building together.



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    • 46 min
    Focus Less On Money And More On Serving Your Clients

    Focus Less On Money And More On Serving Your Clients

    Today’s episode features Clay Nelson. He tells us how he grew his YouTube channel and what this did for him as a business and as a person, the commitment, discipline and sacrifice to give educational content where it is much needed has payed off and how a human more customer based approach to business is fundamental to grow and thrive in the trades.

     

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    • 45 min
    What Is Construction Management and Why Is It Important

    What Is Construction Management and Why Is It Important

    Our featured guest on today’s podcast is Mariah Bowen, owner of Broven consulting. She’s been around the trades since she was a child and has learned so much throughout the years, she’s now helped countless tradespeople with their businesses with her expertise. Listen to how she got started, what it is she does exactly, and how she stresses the importance of systems in the construction management world.

     

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    • 53 min
    How To Become a General Contractor In South Carolina

    How To Become a General Contractor In South Carolina

    Our licensing expert J.D Myers is back with all the information on how to get your G.C license in the state of South Carolina. As we know, each state's requirements are different, J.D explains the tiers of licensing and how he strongly recommends always going for the biggest license you can according to your qualifications. He goes into detail of what the benefits are, and also touches on how doing the tests through NASCLA can help in the long run. You can chat with JD at Jd.myers@upstryve.com or at 5612291418

     

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    • 29 min
    Why You Should Join IEBW with Eduard

    Why You Should Join IEBW with Eduard

    Today’s Upstryve episode features Journeyman Electrician Eduard Sandulyak, a former Costco employee who with some help from a friend was convinced to join the trades for a better future. He discusses how he came to understand the electrical trade was for him, a few tips on how to know if you are cut out or not and what that application process looked like once he joined the union it’s benefits and why he recommends it. Also, his prospects for the future, as Eduard is very passionate about teaching and has a thriving TikTok on all things electrical!

     

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    • 44 min