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All posts by: Tim Faller

Ep.119: Moving from Carpenter to Owner with Brad Sawler

Today’s topic came from a subscriber who contacted Tim asking about making the transition from a single owner-operator to building a team and assuming the role of “Boss.” Some remodelers just want to do the work themselves and stay small. They enjoy wearing all the “hats,” resigning themselves to the fact that they don’t have […]

Ep.117: Maintaining Good Mental Health with Marian Faller

We are well into the Covid crisis of 2020 and we are starting to hear of people struggling with the stress. We also see business owners and production leaders that are working like crazy to handle the surge of business, catch up or even to just make it all work. Our guest today is someone […]

Ep.116: Detailed Planning for Large Remodeling Jobs with Andy Moore

In the last episode, we talked about the importance of Daily planning with Billy Andrews from Schloegel Design Remodel. In this episode, we take another step by talking more about how to approach planning and orchestration for larger, more extensive remodeling projects. This topic of planning actually came from one of our subscribers, so keep […]

Ep.115: The Importance of Daily Planning with Billy Andrews

As you have likely heard us request ideas for show topics and guests, we are happy to deliver with this episode, focusing on the importance of daily planning. This topic can be slightly different depending on the size of the project; this episode is focused on regular sized projects and we will cover planning for […]

Ep.114: Building the Next Generation of Trades with Brek Goin

We have covered the challenges associated with labor shortage on this show and we have probably had more than ten guests that are directly associated with solving the issue and increasing the awareness and opportunity in the Skilled trades. We have included many guests who are getting involved by putting together programs and initiatives, and […]

Ep.113: Hiring Right the First Time with Doug Howard

Finding and keeping good “help” can make or break your remodeling business. As a business owner you can recruit and interview candidates, maybe even hire one you think will be a superstar, and 2 weeks later you realize that not only are they a bad “fit,” they are destroying the chemistry and dynamic of your […]

Ep.112: Sales Training for Non-Salespeople with Jeff Borovitz

In this episode, we continue to explore outside of the production world, but touch on areas of the business that affect what we do every day. Remodeling sales is typically handled by the business owner, or perhaps a sales team if the company is large enough. What if we got others involved in the sales […]

Ep.111: Becoming a “Carpentress” with Jade Duffy-Michael

As we continue to explore ways to overcome the labor shortage, that plagues so many remodelers and builders in our industry, we found that so many overlook one of the largest untapped labor pools out there… women working in construction. Women make up a small percentage of the construction workforce and most are in office-based […]

Ep.110: Providing Energy Audits with Larry Mayer

Energy, and more specifically energy efficiency, has been a critical issue for building and remodeling since the late 80’s and 90’s when the attention seemed focused on window size and glazing. Fast-forward to today where the discussion has advanced to green energy, solar and thousands of products focused on energy conservation and efficiency. An important […]