#20: In-House Crews & Employee-Centered Companies with David Gerstel

David Gerstel is back to talk about the decision between hiring in-house crews or subcontractors. We also discuss the advantages of employee-centered companies. For those of you who haven’t listened to Episode 19 with David, he is a best-selling author of several construction books, including his most recent, Nail Your Numbers: A Path to Skilled Construction Estimating and Bidding. He is also a well-known speaker, and will be featured at the JLC Live Show November 28-30 in Portland. In addition to being an expert on many things “home building,” David is also a model of success, having achieved financial freedom with his own construction business by the age of 34.

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Show Notes
1:15 – The pros and cons of in-house crews vs. subcontractors.
4:00 – The best part of having an in-house crew.
7:32 – What questions should you be asking before making the decision.
9:18 – David’s business setup.
13:00 – How to find and hire your crew.
17:03 – The benefits of giving your employees a 4-10 workweek.
18:10 – David’s staffing/employee structure in his company.
20:55 – David’s prescription for stronger subcontractor relationships.

About the author, Jared Gossett

Jared Gossett is the host of Building Optimal Radio and the owner of Gossett and Company, LLC, a custom home builder in Austin, Texas.