Ep.101: Costly Mistakes in Renovation with Michael Upshall
In this episode, we talk about mistakes. Not technical mistakes like forgetting to shim a heavy door, but the mistakes that cost remodelers and renovators in other ways.
Our guest was recommended to us from an avid listener in British Columbia who heard him speak at a conference. His topic was avoiding costly mistakes in renovation and remodeling projects.
Michael Upshall is the Founder of Probuilt Design + Build in Bolton, Ontario. Michael is a well-known face in design and home/lifestyle magazines, and a regular speaker on stage at GTA Home Shows. Michael is a master carpenter at heart who naturally progressed into a renovator and builder. His career spans over 35 years, and PROBUILT’s collection of awards and recognitions continue to grow. PROBUILT was the first two-time recipient of the BILD “Renovator of the Year” Award (2002 & 2006).
Tim, Steve and Michael discuss:
- 3 biggest business mistakes that contractors make
- Importance of Detailed Specifications
- Designing Projects towards Client Budgets
- Competitive Bidding vs Design/Build
- 3 biggest mistakes in production
- Sales to Production hand-off packages
- Tracking Job Costs during Production
- Timelines and Scheduling
- And More!
Michael also shares what it is like to build a house in 9 days to be featured in a trade show.
Michael is a great example of a suggested guest from folks just like you… our subscribers and listeners. If there is someone out there that you have either heard on another podcast, or perhaps an author of a book you have read, contact us and let us know.