Building Optimal Radio
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Building Optimal Radio is a podcast for custom builders and remodelers. The lessons and strategies you will learn from our interviews with leading industry experts and top performers will give you all the tools you need to grow your revenue, improve your bottom line, and build your brand.
||Clean#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,||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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.||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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).||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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,||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19: Bidding, Estimating, and Achieving Financial Freedom with David Gerstel||David Gerstel joins us to talking bidding, estimating, and achieving financial freedom as a builder. David is a best-selling author of several construction books, including his most recent, Nail Your Numbers: A Path to Skilled Construction Estimating a.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18: How to Raise Money for Your Projects (Part 3) – Behind the Scenes||This is the third episode in a mini-series exploring how to raise money for your projects. In this episode, we explore the logistics and other considerations of how to raise the money and structure your deals. Enjoy the episode!||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: Using Security Cameras for Better Project Management||It’s time to enter the wonderful, magical world of…security cameras. Our guest, Nate Carty, explains a simple, affordable system to help with theft deterrence, subcontractor management, client communication, and more.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: How to Raise Money for Your Projects (Part 2) – Tips to Raise Money and Structure Deals||This is the second episode in a mini-series exploring how to raise money for your projects. In this episode, Jared offers tips on how to raise money and structure your deals. To get for free Jared’s deal pro forma template that he mentions at the begi||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: Peter Yost Returns – Upgrading Your Assemblies, Benefits of 2×6 on 24, and the Best WRB’s||Peter Yost, one of our most popular interviews to date, returns for a short episode on more great high performance construction tips! Peter is a building science expert and VP of Technical Services with buildinggreen.||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: How to Raise Money for Your Projects (Part 1) – Dangers, Dead-Ends, and Pitfalls||This is the first episode (19 minutes) in a mini-series exploring how to raise money for your projects. In this heavily opinionated, rant-laden (yet valuable) episode, Jared explores a few dangers, dead-ends, and pitfalls to avoid when raising money.||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: Short Episode, Nathan Owen on Subcontractor Back Office Best Practices and Preventing Billing Fraud||Nathan Owen, CPA, is an expert is accounting for contractors. In this episode he discusses best practices for subcontractors’ back offices as well as preventing fraud amongst your employees. Nathan’s company, Vine Financial Partners,||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: James Rudnicki, Attorney to Builders on Contracts, Warranties, and Lien Waivers||James Rudnicki is a Texas attorney specializing in home building. He actually *wrote* the contracts for the Texas Association of Builders. Bottom line…he knows his stuff, probably as well as anyone. And when it comes to risk management,||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: Paul Sanneman on Getting Business from Architects||Paul Sanneman on Getting Business from Architects||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: David Wright on Resolving Conflict, Winning More Clients, and Building Influence||David Wright is an expert in conflict resolution, salesmanship, and building influence. He is the CEO of Dale Carnegie of Austin and Houston. Dale Carnegie one of the world’s preeminent sales and relationship building programs with offices in more tha||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#09: Karine Woodman, Bookkeeping Best Practices||Karine Woodman is the Founder of 24 Hour Bookkeeper, a company with expertise in construction accounting and systems integration. Karine has spoken extensively on construction bookkeeping topics, and is one of the best minds in the industry.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#08: Sheri Allshouse, Common Tax Questions||Sheri Allshouse is a CPA with an expertise in home building and construction. Her firm is The Allshouse Group in Houston, Texas. In this discussion, we cover a wide variety of tax topics, including the most commonly asked questions from her builders to.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#07: Scott Stroud, Key Drivers for Your Business||Scott Stroud is a founding partner of Cash Flow Engineering, a company that helps home builders and business owners create process to simplify business management and optimize cash flow. He is also a nationally-known speaker and the co-author of three .||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#06: Ed Earl, Secrets to Happy Clients||Meet Ed Earl, the Zen Builder. Ed is consistently one of the top presenters at the International Builders Show, where he typically discusses his methods for building happy clients and making the construction process go much smoother for everyone.||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#05: Peter Yost, Tips for High Performance Builds||Peter Yost is the Vice President of Technical Services with Building Green, Inc., one of the preeminent voices and thought leaders in the high performance home space. Amongst his lengthy resume, Peter is also a lecturer at Yale University and was recen.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#04: Tom Woodcock, Seal the Deal||Tom Woodcock is the Founder and President of Seal the Deal. Tom is an author and nationally known branding, marketing, and selling expert. He is one of the most dynamic sales trainers and consultants in the country.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#03: John Leggett, Texas Custom Builder of the Year||John Leggett is the Founder and CEO of On Point Custom Homes in Houston, Texas. On Point won 2017 Texas Custom Builder of the Year and Houston Builder of the Year. John is regarded as a thought leader in the industry and was a panelist at the 2018 Inte.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#02: Dennis Dixon, Finding Hidden Profits||Dennis Dixon is the author of Finding Hidden Profits: A Guide for Custom Builders, Remodelers, and Architects. The book is a comprehensive guide that offers a multitude of best practices and ideas to improve every aspect of your business.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#01: Introduction||A podcast for custom builders and remodelers||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast for builders
The two episodes on financing offers Good insights and thoughts on the capital stack. Other episodes are just as informative and cover a great range of topics with Q and A with industry experts.
Great Host, topics & strategy...
Great show!!! Not only do you keep it simple for a beginner, but cover the details for a seasoned builder. Introduced to Building Optimal through Professional Builder - like this one the BEST! Keep the shows coming!
Great insights from industry leaders!
I’m Learning so much from listening to just a few episodes. These are gems from people who’ve spent lifetimes doing this work. Thanks so much for doing this.