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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 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.