#24: Building More Affordably with Fernando Pagés

Fernando Pagés Ruiz is a builder, developer, and author of the popular book, Building an Affordable House. He has a deep knowledge of how to save money on your homes, including how to mine the code for savings and how to go beyond the plans to cut costs. Fernando has operations in Colorado, Nebraska, and…

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#23: The Right Way to do Customer Deposits

Many people get this deceptively simple practice wrong, but it’s an easy fix. In this episode, Jared reads a recent article he wrote for our newly launched, Building Optimal Journal. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our new articles, such as Bulletproofing Against Downturns. Show Notes: 0:30 – The two most important…

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#22: Ace Your Prospect Calls with Kyle Hunt

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Kyle Hunt shares a few pointers on how to make the “best” first impression we possibly can during that initial call with a potential client. Kyle is the owner of Remodel Your Marketing, a business coach focused on remodelers. For 10 years…

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#21: Forging Stronger Subcontractor Relationships with David Gerstel

If you thought we were going to let David Gerstel off the hook with a paltry two-episode series, well think again. He’s back with some tips to improve our relationships with our subcontractors (affectionately called trade partners). These are tips he’s developed over his decades of experience in the construction business. For those of you…

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#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…

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