Building the Future Podcast

Building the Future Podcast

By Brett Thorne
The Building the Future podcast is your direct link to the pulse of the construction market. The podcast will cover topics such as residential and commercial construction, the housing market, real estate, remodeling, technology, products, and much more.
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If We Don't Build It Up, They Won't Come
One of the key components of building the future of our industry is bringing new people into our industry. We must also educate them on the opportunities and give them the tools & skills necessary to succeed.  As an industry we all have to do this because nobody else is going to. For more info: Dena Cordova-Jack Email: dena@mountainstateslumber.com Phone: 303-793-0859 Website: https://mslbmda.org/ Connect with Dena on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dena-cordova-jack-3603967/ https://www.cshba.com/careers-in-construction.html
54:19
July 1, 2020
The Credit Overlord
Sales are worthless if you never get paid for them.  This reason alone is why collections are so important but collections are only one piece of the credit management puzzle.  Thea Dudley, The Credit Overlord, joins me to define credit management and confirm why it is so critical to any business or organization, not to mention how fun it can be just like our conversation. For more information, visit https://www.pocketprotectorsllc.com or connect with Thea on Linkedin.
1:00:29
June 17, 2020
The Year of the Corona
The COVID-19 virus has put the world at a tilt and has etched 2020 into the pages of history.  As America is reopening for business, the direction of the economy has undergone many shifts and is still looking for solid stable ground to progress. Craig Webb and I analyze the conditions and outline some of the potential opportunities for this market. For more information on Craig Webb, visit his website or connect with him on LinkedIn.
42:40
June 3, 2020
Memoirs of a Headhunter
If your #1 assets are your employees, then your recruiting and hiring process needs to be on the same level.  If it's not, Building Gurus and the Building The Future Podcast are here to help. And if that's not enough, Rikka Brandon will find your next needle! For more information on Rikka... website:  https://buildinggurus.com phone: (701) 361-4239 email: rikka@buildinggurus.com linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rikkabrandon/
45:17
May 20, 2020
The Lumberyard Whisperer
When you're in the trenches, it's often difficult to see the entire field.  Craig Webb came to this industry over a decade ago as a professional journalist and has been giving a construction commentary that starts from the outside looking in. For more information on Craig Webb, visit his website at www.webb-analytics.com. https://www.sekisuihouse-global.com/ Chowa House in Las Vegas, NV
35:38
May 6, 2020
DIY with Strong-Tie
Simpson Strong-Tie has been an anchor to the professional of the building materials industry for over 60 years. They have been innovative in their production and manufacturing that has been building safer, stronger structures both commercial and residential.  They are now shifting their innovation and technology to the DIY market making projects doable for almost everyone. In this episode we discuss how Simpson Strong-Tie is bridging the gap and putting the power in the hands of the weekend warrior. For more information, visit https://www.strongtie.com/
15:02
April 15, 2020
Winning at Company Culture Part #1
If you want the very best company culture, then you have to learn from the very best.  In this episode, Ken Wilbanks gives a profound definition of world-class company culture and a playbook of how to achieve it. If you're in the pursuit of excellence, this episode is for you. For more information on Ken Wilbanks, visit his website at www.kenwilbanks.com.
48:16
April 1, 2020
This is the Sexy Industry
This is the sexy industry! From the homes we build to the structures we create, Rick Davis gives insight on how this industry is the hidden secret that few know about.  More importantly, he gives information on how anyone can get into this industry and thrive. https://buildingleaders.com/
18:06
March 18, 2020
DIB Feb Market 2020
I've got something special for you today. This is what I call the Building the Future Blitz. I am at the Do it Best February 2020 Market and I am running around the show floor picking out some of the latest greatest products. These conversations are high level pitches. Hope you're ready because the blitz is coming.
15:04
March 4, 2020
Smart Home 101
Episode #4 is all about the Smart Home.  Greg Fields from Do it Best provides insight and information about this fast growing concept and the direction it is going.  From lighting to locks, this episode has valuable information for the beginner or the pro! For more information, visit www.doitbest.com.
19:15
February 19, 2020
Bob Erwin of Lee Resources
In this episode, I sit down with Bob Erwin of Lee Resources and we take a hard look at the personnel in the industry and more importantly the lack of personnel for the future of this industry.  The primary focus of this conversation is from the building materials dealer view point. 
1:02:59
February 5, 2020
Cody Nuernberg of Northwestern Lumber Association
I sit down with Cody Nuernberg of the Northwestern Lumber Association and Mid-America Lumbermens Association and break down all the key features and benefits they provide to this industry. Stick with us because the information and value these associations provide play a critical role in building the future.
1:09:01
January 23, 2020
The Foundation
We lay down the foundation to the podcast, giving you the who, what, why and how. The goal of this podcast is to be the multi-tool for building the foundation of the future. This podcast will be the conduit of information to all the visions of the building market. We aim to to be the nuts and bolts of knowledge for this industry. 
03:13
January 8, 2020