Thomas Edison said, "Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration." This show interviews hard-working construction company owners and executives who share their wisdom, perspectives, and lessons learned from decades of experience bidding, planning, and building profitable projects. Topics include leadership, strategic planning, conflict resolution, niche identification, succession planning, talent management, business development, and business growth. Industry expert, Eric Anderton also shares his insights about how construction company owners can increase project profit by improving communication, running productive meetings, and attracting, developing, and retaining talented leaders. Tune in each week and get practical inspiration for how to build people, projects, and profits. "I know of no genius but the genius of hard work." John Ruskin
Transforming America's Infrastructure: A Journey From Decline To Revival With Marc Gravely
34:20The world is moving at a rapid pace, and you’re either moving along or getting left behind. One of the greatest physical evidence of these changes can be seen in our infrastructures. Here to take you on a journey of the transformations in America’s infrastructures is Marc Gravely. He is the founder of Gravely Attorneys and Counselors and the author of the book, Reframing America’s Infrastructures. Discussing opposite host Eric Anderton, Marc shares with us what he thinks are broken about the infrastructure in the country and what we can do to fix them. He dives deep into energy-efficient infrastructures along with the main innovations he sees happening in the next 10 to 20 years that construction companies need to be aware of. Take advantage of the information Marc shares by tuning in to this conversation.
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The Construction Well-Being Initiative With Vivian Burgnon and Sebastien de Ghellink
39:27In the construction business, your money is made by the people in the labor force. While they may seem like they’re at the bottom of the food chain, having their holistic well-being compromised also compromises the business. In this episode, special guests Vivian Burgnon and Sebastien de Ghellink openly discuss with host Eric Anderton about their company, Skill Signal, a construction well-being initiative. They confront the issues in the industry and just how important the well-being of the labor force is in ensuring that this industry remains an industry. Tune in and learn how to take care of the foundation of your business!
Construction Scrum: Innovating Through Obstacles To Profitability With Felipe Engineer-Manriquez
52:18With 2023 on the horizon, how will the construction industry change? With obstacles like labor shortages and supply chain issues, the key to profitability right now is innovation. Join Eric Anderton as he talks to best-selling author, keynote speaker, Project Delivery Services Director for The Boldt Company, and the host of The EBFC Show podcast, Felipe Engineer-Manriquez. Listen in as they talk about the state of the construction industry next year. Learn how to mitigate all these risks by focusing on your team and having a little optimism. Find out the generational differences between the construction workforce and how you can use that in your favor. Start scaling your business correctly so you can build your project's profitability.
Boost Your Productivity and Profit with Improved Processes
38:18Nothing can run your business like a well-oiled machine than having improved processes in place. This then affects your productivity and, consequently, the profits generated. How do you start improving your process? In this episode, Eric Anderton brings someone whose experience runs deep in developing and executing processes in construction. He sits down with Whitney Hill, the co-founder and CEO of SnapADU, an accessory dwelling unit (ADU, guest house, granny flat, casita) construction company serving San Diego. Here, Whitney sheds light on the importance of processes, offering great tips and strategies to help you improve them. She also highlights some of the struggles many businesses encounter along the way—from resistance towards documenting to the cycle of communication. Find solutions to overcome these roadblocks to success. Join Whitney in this great conversation to gain insights on improving and executing new processes.
How To Recession Proof Your Business With Todd Dawalt
53:37A recession happens on a micro or macro basis. Everyone should prepare because a recession will strike when it strikes. In this episode, we will help you to be ready for it. Todd Dawalt, Founder of Construction Leading Edge, talks with Eric Anderton to discuss how you can recession-proof your business. Companies will be able to get through this recession by taking some practical steps. Make sure that you're ready for the recession! Tune in to this insightful episode and gain tremendous value from Todd. Link to Eric's Book, Construction Genius: Effective, Hands-On, Practical, Simple, No-BS Leadership, Strategy, Sales, and Marketing Advice for Construction Companies: https://www.amazon.com/Construction-Genius-Effective-Hands-Leadership/dp/B0BHTRDY1T/
Bootstrap! How To Generate Cash And Keep Control In Your Construction Company With James Benham
52:18Nobody wants to set their business up for failure. Although a few startups can successfully raise their outside capital, most end up bootstrapping to survive. In this episode, James Benham, author of Be Your Own VC, describes how bootstrapping principles led his tech company to a multimillion-dollar exit. He also shares some insights on the indicators that business owners should look out for to make changes in their businesses. There are so many takeaways from this conversation. Find the end of your rainbow and tune in with James Benham.
Mastering Dynamic Strategic Planning And Disciplined Project Management With Antonia Botero
52:03The construction industry is undergoing a market shift, and it’s now become necessary for businesses to adapt to these changes. Antonia Botero shares a lesson on how you can pivot through dynamic strategic planning and disciplined project management to sustain and maintain your business in the downs and in the ups. Antonia is an Architect, professional project manager, and owner of boutique project management and business consulting firm MADDPROJECT. In this episode, she chats with host Eric Anderton about different strategies construction company owners need to use to optimize their teams and take their businesses through economic shifts in the marketplace. Antonia speaks about tapping into your team’s expertise and the relationships that you have external to your organization to identify the right projects with the right clients in the right locations. Listen to their conversation and get valuable practical wisdom for your construction business.
Cybersecurity: Specific Strategies to Protect Your Business from Hacks, Phishing, and Fraud With Nick Espinosa
42:47In the construction business, the engine of your economy is the technology that allows you to get the work done. With the constant risk of hacking, phishing, and fraud, your tools must always be protected by proper cybersecurity measures. If you fail to protect your data in today's easy-to-access digital world, your business could be taken down even with one swift online attack. Join Eric Anderton as he talks to Nick Espinosa, Founder and Chief Security Fanatic of Security Fanatics. Discover why your construction business needs the highest level of cybersecurity right now. Find out how IT and cybersecurity are different, the best ways to protect your business through silos, and how to assess online risks without delay. Discover all you need to know about cybersecurity and keep your data safe at all costs!
Luck Is Not A Tactic: Navy SEAL Wisdom Applied To Construction With Peter Worhunsky And Jeremy Beal
48:20Running your construction business like a Navy SEAL team is a great way to be successful. The principles and tactics of teamwork and leadership all apply and transfer over. You need to create a company culture that is aligned with everyone at the business. In the Navy, once you have a mission, you have to push forward so you can complete that mission. It's the same thing in the construction industry. There must be a reason why you're doing what you're doing. Join Eric Anderton as he talks to the President of Radix, Peter Worhunsky and the Chief Leadership Officer of Radix, and former Navy SEAL, Jeremy Beal. Discover how they implement SEAL team training, culture, and principles in the construction industry. Find out new tactics so you can grow your construction business today!