Building the Future Podcast

Building the Future Podcast

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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.


To be, or not to be….efficient
Oct 7 • 27 min
In this episode with Ruth Kellick-Grubbs, we discuss operation efficiencies and why they are so important. We further discuss the pitfalls of inefficiencies and how to identify them and correct course. If you seek to optimize and maximize your business,…
Halftime of the Re-Roaring 20’s Part II
Sep 16 • 50 min
The re-roaring 20’s have begun and are living up to the name to say the least. Just past the halfway mark of 2020, the world and our country has tilted a direction unfamiliar to most. In this episode, I connect with dealers from different regions of the…
Halftime of the Re-Roaring 20’s Part 1
Sep 2 • 63 min
The re-roaring 20’s have begun and are living up to the name to say the least. Just past the halfway mark of 2020, the world and our country has tilted a direction unfamiliar to most. In this episode, I connect with dealers from different regions of the…
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Aug 19 • 18 min
It is more important now than ever for our industries voice to be heard. Walter Foxworth and I discuss legislative advocacy and why it is so important. If we want changes in building the future, they have to be made by us. For more information of Walter…
Failure to Launch…Successfully
Aug 5 • 30 min
Failure to plan is the same as planning to fail. Often times when new products are launched there is no plan of going to market and this is the reason that every year there are new products that never get off the ground level and fail. In this episode Tom…
Finding the Power In You
Jul 15 • 41 min
On this episode with Rick Davis, we talk about personal development and growth. Rick shares his success stories and how you can use his information and experience to achieve your goals. If you want to find out more about Rick, check out episode #6.…
If We Don’t Build It Up, They Won’t Come
Jul 1 • 54 min
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…
The Credit Overlord
Jun 17 • 60 min
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…
The Year of the Corona
Jun 3 • 42 min
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…
Memoirs of a Headhunter
May 20 • 45 min
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…
The Lumberyard Whisperer
May 6 • 35 min
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…
DIY with Strong-Tie
Apr 15 • 15 min
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…
Winning at Company Culture Part #1
Apr 1 • 48 min
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 is the Sexy Industry
Mar 18 • 18 min
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…
DIB Feb Market 2020
Mar 4 • 15 min
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…
Smart Home 101
Feb 19 • 19 min
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!…
Bob Erwin of Lee Resources
Feb 5 • 62 min
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…
Cody Nuernberg of Northwestern Lumber Association
Jan 22 • 69 min
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…
The Foundation
Jan 8 • 3 min
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…