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LATEST EPISODES

#72: L.A. Builder Jason Pietruszka Shares His Story and Advice

You’ve probably seen Jason Pietruszka on Instagram or YouTube. He shares some great content on social media, but his day…

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#71: Rising Lumber Costs with Senior Wood Products Economist Dustin Jalbert

If you’re getting *hammered* on lumber prices, well so is the rest of America. What’s happening and when will it…

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#70: 8 Tips to Combat Soaring Costs

This is a reading of an article we just published on the Building Optimal blog. If you prefer the written…

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#69: Transparency and Self-Sustaining Companies with Michael Anschel

Michael Anschel is owner of Otogawa-Anschel, a design-build firm out of Minnesota. Michael frequently lectures on topics in the industry and…

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LATEST ARTICLES

8 Tips to Combat Soaring Costs

Twelve years building and this is the most inflation I’ve ever seen in our construction costs. At the writing of…

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Value Buckets for Better Deal Structuring

   “The wise man knows exactly what value should be put upon everything.” — Seneca       Over my 15…

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Some ACTIONABLE Ideas to Protect Your Business

My builder friends, I know y’all are getting a lot of stuff about Coronavirus…emails, ideas, tips, and the like. This one’s…

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21 Business Lessons from the Building Trenches

This is a guest post from my friend Justin Self, a guy I’ve known in this business for some time.…

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