The Role Manufacturers Play in Keeping Job-Sites Safe
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by Builders Mutual
2w ago
We like to say that when it comes to keeping anyone who steps foot on a job-site safe, it is everyone’s responsibility. But who is everyone? Yes, at Builders Mutual our experts train and provide knowledge about job-site safety. We encourage contractors to promote a culture of safety and their workers to follow those guidelines. But what about the tools those workers are using? Are they being designed with safety in mind? What role do these manufacturers play in creating safer job-sites for workers? In this episode of Building Progress, we look for answers to those questions from our guests, Pa ..read more
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Fixing Common Job-Site Mistakes
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by Builders Mutual
4M ago
There’s no way to remove all the risks associated with construction, but Builders Mutual is giving it our best effort. Our purpose is to protect and advance the unique needs of the contractor community, and we are hopeful this episode will do just that. We’ll take a look at four of the most common safety mistakes on the job-site, sitting down with Builders Mutual Senior Risk Management Consultants Andrew Walters and Michelle Fox to find out why these mistakes happen so frequently and what we can do to ensure job-sites are taking the necessary steps to fix these issues.   ..read more
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Starting Your Own Construction Business
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by Builders Mutual
6M ago
Have you always wanted to go out on your own? Thinking about taking the leap to start your own business? On this episode of Building Progress, we talk to two Builders Mutual policyholders who did just that. Carlos and Christina Calzadilla of SunSouth Carolinas and Ron Mitchell of MB Drywall join us to share what led to them starting their own business, the challenges they faced along the way, and advice they’d give to someone looking to get started ..read more
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Women in Construction
Building Progress
by Builders Mutual
8M ago
In this special episode of the Building Progress podcast, we share a live recording from the North Carolina Home Builders Association’s Women in Construction panel. “Breaking the Concrete Ceiling” took place on the final day of the NCHBA’s 21st Century Building Expo and Conference and featured a celebration of women in the industry. The panel was moderated by the President of Brookline Homes, Andi Dirkschneider Bliss, and featured three leading women in building – 2023 NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey, author of “The House That She Built” Mollie Elkman, and the CEO and Founder of Hope Renovation ..read more
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Mental Health in the Workplace
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by Builders Mutual
10M ago
According to a 2021 study by the American Psychological Association, nearly 90% of employees across all industries think actions from their employers would help their mental health. In this episode, host Katie Mariani is joined by NCHBA President and Owner of Red Tree Builders, Brandon Bryant, as well as his Project Manager at Red Tree, Ryan Kuczynski. They discuss the importance of developing open lines of communication in the workplace around mental health and walk through what they’ve learned from their own personal mental health struggles ..read more
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Innovation in the Construction Industry
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by Builders Mutual
1y ago
How are businesses tackling current challenges and changing the way they work? What are some of the latest trends we see as the industry evolves? And what will the industry look like as we move into the future? In this episode, host Katie Mariani gets answers to those questions and much more from Builders Mutual Executive Advisor Bill Schaffner and the Co-Founder and CEO of Plantd, Josh Dorfman. Bill has spent his entire career in the industry and specializes in focusing on what’s happening in the world of construction, and Josh’s company manufactures carbon-negative building materials in an a ..read more
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Season 3, Episode 1: Mental Health in the Workplace
Building Progress
by Builders Mutual
1y ago
According to a 2021 study by the American Psychological Association, nearly 90% of employees across all industries think actions from their employers would help their mental health. In this episode, host Katie Mariani is joined by NCHBA President and Owner of Red Tree Builders, Brandon Bryant, as well as his Project Manager at Red Tree, Ryan Kuczynski. They discuss the importance of developing open lines of communication in the workplace around mental health and walk through what they’ve learned from their own personal mental health struggles ..read more
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Return-to-Work: Getting a Plan in Place
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by Builders Mutual
1y ago
A Return-to-Work program allows employees to remain engaged and be productive within their abilities during the injury recovery process, and is a key component for containing and minimizing the cost of Workers’ Compensation claims. In this episode of Building Progress, host Katie Mariani is joined by Builders Mutual Risk Management Regional Manager Stacey Kitchen and Builders Mutual Workers Compensation Claims Manager Wendy Maunu to discuss how policyholders and their employees can benefit from a Return-to-Work program ..read more
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Supply Chain Issues and Construction: Industry Impact and Response
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by Builders Mutual
1y ago
Supply chain issues are currently impacting every facet of the economy. For construction, we’re in a unique industry cycle that is being affected by supply, labor, costs, and other factors. To address this important topic, Building Progress host, Katie Mariani, sits down with Dr. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist and Senior VP for Economics and Housing Policy for the National Association of Home Builders, and Mark Martin, home builder and owner of Sandmark Custom Homes ..read more
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The Significance of Connectivity - Establishing and maintaining a circle of professional influence
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by Builders Mutual
1y ago
You’ve probably heard that it’s not what you know but who you know. This is networking—and it’s a vital aspect of the construction industry. This episode of Building Progress, with our new host, Katie Mariani, focuses on the hows and whys of professional connectivity. Our guests, Brian Pace who is the principal manager of Charlotte-based Pace Development Group and Josh Chappell of Jennings Bryan Chappell Insurance, provide their insights about what it means to sustain relationships for successful business ..read more
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