72 episodes

Toolbox for the Trades is a podcast where top service professionals share the tips, tricks, and tactics they use to succeed in their industry. This podcast is brought to you by ServiceTitan—the leading home and commercial field service software. Episodes will feature stories and strategies to help contractors grow and scale their service business.

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    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

Toolbox for the Trades is a podcast where top service professionals share the tips, tricks, and tactics they use to succeed in their industry. This podcast is brought to you by ServiceTitan—the leading home and commercial field service software. Episodes will feature stories and strategies to help contractors grow and scale their service business.

    Episode 70: The 6 Ps to Please the Prospect

    Episode 70: The 6 Ps to Please the Prospect

    You should place these 6 Ps prominently on your home service website: product, place, price, promotion, people, and personality.
    Yeah, we said price.
    In this episode, I chat with Chris Yano, CEO at RYNO Strategic Solutions, about what he’s learned from his depth of 14 years’ experience marketing for home service businesses.
    Here are some topics we highlight in the conversation:
    - How Chris finally got the attention of Gary Vee
    - Two common themes from coaching and marketing in the trades
    - The 6 Ps of a website that will please prospects
    - Why price belongs on your website
    - Reasons Chris is grateful he started a podcast
    Check out these resources we mentioned:
    - Chris’s podcast is To the Point
    - Traction by Gino Wickman
    - The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
    If you want to hear more stories from the trades, subscribe to Toolbox for the Trades onApple Podcasts,Spotify, orhere.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Toolbox for the Trades in your favorite podcast player.

    • 48 min
    Episode 69: How to Market to Spanish Speakers in the U.S. Market

    Episode 69: How to Market to Spanish Speakers in the U.S. Market

    One way to reach the Spanish speaking population of the U.S. market is to make your ads in Spanish, not in English with Hablamos Español pasted on.
    In this episode, I chat with Mario Campirano, Owner at Express Electrical Service, about his pride and passion for marketing to Spanish speakers and uplifting his local community.
    Here are some topics we highlight in the conversation:
    - Mario’s journey from digging trenches to 32 trucks in the field
    - The family feel of his company culture
    - His calling to help others pursue their dreams
    - Strategies for marketing to Spanish speakers in the U.S.
    - Recruiting and training electricians
    Check out these resources we mentioned:
    - Pew Research Center
    - Zippa.com
    - Los Titans presents Spanish in the Trades
    If you want to hear more stories from the trades, subscribe to Toolbox for the Trades onApple Podcasts,Spotify, orhere.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Toolbox for the Trades in your favorite podcast player.

    • 38 min
    Episode 68: How to Build a $50M Service Company w/ Your Spouse

    Episode 68: How to Build a $50M Service Company w/ Your Spouse

    Working with your spouse can be absolutely ego destroying at best. At worst, it can ruin your business and your relationship.
    Ready to learn from a couple who succeeded?
    In this episode, I chat with Sarah Casebier and Brad Casebier, Owner and President, respectively, at Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning, a company they built from scratch that now brings in $50M in revenue.
    Here are some topics we highlight in the conversation:
    - Sarah’s shift from an ER labor and delivery nurse to GM of Radiant
    - Brad’s fear that he wouldn’t have a role in a service company
    - Concurrent business coaching and life coaching
    - Candid struggles in co-leading a business
    - Incorporating private equity into the business partnership
    Check out these additional resources:
    - The Survival Guide to Working with Your Spouse by Brad Casebier
    - Making Sense of Men by Alison Armstrong
    - Loving What Is by Byron Katie
    - Plumbing and Mechanical
    - The Mike Dillard Show
    - Ellen Rohr: Your Job is Hard, Keep Your Financials Simple
    If you want to hear more stories from the trades, subscribe to Toolbox for the Trades onApple Podcasts,Spotify, orhere.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Toolbox for the Trades in your favorite podcast player.

    • 57 min
    Episode 67: The Top 4 Challenges for Female Service Entrepreneurs

    Episode 67: The Top 4 Challenges for Female Service Entrepreneurs

    Women bring something unique to the trades industry, to their customers, and to their employees. The female contractors who stand out most are the ones who are hungry to improve.
    In this episode, I chat with Desiree Grosman, Business Coach at Female Home Service Pros, about the 4 top challenges facing female owners in the trades.
    Here are some topics we highlight in the conversation:
    - The difficulty of money management
    - Gaining the respect of your employees
    - The dynamics of husband-wife partnerships
    - Why a rebrand can be super effective
    - Hire year-round by keeping a database of potential employees
    Check out these resources we mentioned:
    - Dan Antonelli: 10 Takeaways on Rebranding for Breakout Success
    - The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber
    - Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
    - The Go-Giver by Bob Burg
    - The Contractor's Guide To Saving 30+ Hours Per Week
    If you want to hear more stories from the trades, subscribe to Toolbox for the Trades onApple Podcasts,Spotify, orhere.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Toolbox for the Trades in your favorite podcast player.

    • 42 min
    Episode 66: Why Safety Sells

    Episode 66: Why Safety Sells

    People become seriously sick, injured, or die because of conditions in buildings maintained by people doing work they shouldn't be doing. You may think it’s rare, but it isn’t.
    Look, experience doesn’t necessarily mean skill. Skilled work requires education, proper training, and ongoing learning and development. A culture of learning is created by leaders who learn.
    In this episode, I chat with Willby Evans, Safety and Training Manager at Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc., about how a focus on safety has increased learning and profits and saved lives.
    Here are some topics we highlight in the conversation:
    - Answering the calling to protect the public
    - Why experience doesn’t equal skill
    - Leaders who set a culture of humility and learning
    - Willby’s company’s apprenticeship program
    - Strengthening your competitors with education
    Check out these resources we mentioned:
    - The National Center for Construction Education and Research
    - Leadership BS by Jeffrey Pfeiffer
    If you want to hear more stories from the trades, subscribe to Toolbox for the Trades onApple Podcasts,Spotify, orhere.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Toolbox for the Trades in your favorite podcast player.

    • 49 min
    Episode 65: From 3 to 23 Vehicles: Leading Through Explosive Growth

    Episode 65: From 3 to 23 Vehicles: Leading Through Explosive Growth

    There’s no money for Christmas presents. We’ve got to try something — anything. Let’s start a company. 
    Since its founding in 2017, Viva Electric has evolved from just three vehicles to three locations. Today’s guest is the person with the vision for business growth and adaptation that has made the company what it is today: a family.  
    In this episode, I chat with Maegan Giler , COO and Co-Owner at Viva Electric , about orchestrating the explosive growth and change in her company. 
    Here are some topics we highlight in the conversation:
    - The origin story of Viva Electric as a construction company
    - Shared services with Griffin Brothers and mentorship
    - Behind the scenes of a COO’s business development strategy
    - When employees are family
    - Why marketing is everything 
    Check out these resources we mentioned:
    Episode #17 with Vanessa Gonzalez  
    If you want to hear more stories from the trades, subscribe to Toolbox for the Trades on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , or here . 
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Toolbox for the Trades in your favorite podcast player.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Evan1026 ,

Exceptional

Fantastic resource for anyone in the trades from one of the most trusted sources in the ERP space.

need it asap ,

Inspirational stuff

Whenever I need ideas for my business, I listen to an episode to hear what other trade entrepreneurs are doing in the industry. Keep it up!

Eyal B ,

Great podcast for the trades

Great resources to grow your knowledge if you work in the trades.

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