#79 Save On Your Wagebill - Hire Overseas Talent! With Will Wang
Crushing It In Construction
by Jordan Skinner
3d ago
Welcome back to the Crushing It In Construction Podcast. It's time for a different kind of episode today, as we dive into something that every construction company could benefit from: hiring overseas talent. Our expert? Founder and CEO of reputable marketing and lead generation agency GrowthLabz, Will Wang. As Will shares, he has hired over fifty employees from the Philippines over the years, and so he knows exactly what it takes to ensure success, support a happy workforce and save on the company wagebill. He gives the lowdown on everything you need to know: where to hire, how to advertis ..read more
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#78 Building Bridges, Dedicated Team Players AND The Business With Con O'Connor
Crushing It In Construction
by Jordan Skinner
1w ago
Welcome back to the Crushing It In Construction Podcast. Joining from across the pond is Oregon-based bridge builder Con O'Connor, President of Hamilton Construction. With Hamilton diversifying over the last few years to offer more services and reach a wider target market, Con takes a step back to reflect on the successes, important lessons and business wisdom gained from his time in charge. And he's no stranger to the company, having started as a Project Manager back in 1998. He recounts his path to construction, veering away from life as a sheep farmer, going to uni, and trying to land a ..read more
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#77 Hit The Ground Running! Co-Founding A Business To Semi-Retirement In Nine Years With Guy Schweitzer
Crushing It In Construction
by Jordan Skinner
2w ago
Welcome back to the Crushing It In Construction Podcast. In the hot seat this week is Guy Schweitzer, one of the founding directors of MGN Civil in New South Wales. Now a national company taking on projects from east to west, MGN have grown rapidly since forming in 2015 - as Guy reveals, it really has been an unstoppable journey. He shares how some old-fashioned interpersonal skills landed them an early client who sorted them out with all the necessary accreditation, and how this pivotal job set them on their upward journey. Plenty to gain from this chat, as Guy reflects on a whirlwind few ..read more
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#76 THIS Is What It Takes To Build A Successful Company... With Colm Phibbs
Crushing It In Construction
by Jordan Skinner
1M ago
Welcome back to the Crushing It In Construction Podcast. This week, we've got a special chat with the inimitable Colm Phibbs, Managing Director of CONO Services in Sydney. What makes it special? Well, Colm really tells it how it is - sparing no detail as he recounts the rise of CONO from a risk-taking one-man operation biting off more than he could chew, into a well-structured, successful and reputable company. There's loads to learn from his approach, with tips for starting out with the right attitude, getting professionals in to scour your contracts, learning to say no, and refining your ..read more
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#75 How To Get The Law Of Social Proof On Your Side With Jason De Vos
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by Jordan Skinner
1M ago
Welcome back to the Crushing It In Construction Podcast. Kicking off 2024 in style, with episode 75, is a chat with none other than Jason De Vos from JDV Projects in Sydney. Since founding the company 25 years ago, Jason has grown JDV from a one-man band into a fully-formed team of construction, fitout and refurb specialists. And it's quite clear from this conversation just how big an emphasis he's placed on instilling and upholding good values in himself, his staff and the relationships he builds with clients. Empathy, hard work, collaboration, respect, accountability... time to get the n ..read more
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#74 Staying One Step Ahead In An Ever-Changing Industry... With Peter Rahilly
Crushing It In Construction
by Jordan Skinner
2M ago
Welcome back to the Crushing It In Construction Podcast. Joining for one of the last episodes of 2023 is Peter Rahilly, Owner and Director of 2Construct in Melbourne. With heaps of experience delivering high quality projects, Peter has picked up a thing or two about running a business, managing money and navigating an ever-changing industry. Today's episode lays it all out on the table:  How did 2Construct get started? Why are builders and contractors bankrolling jobs instead of developers?  How have contracts and payment terms changed over the years?  Join us for an insigh ..read more
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#73 A 3-Step Method To Attract Your Ideal Employees & Slash Recruitment Costs With Jordan Skinner
Crushing It In Construction
by Jordan Skinner
3M ago
Welcome back to the Crushing It In Construction Podcast. We have a bit of a different episode for you this week.  Everyone in the construction industry is struggling to attract and retain talent.  And as an industry we; Are attracting less than ⅓ of the job applications compared to 10 years ago Have an aging workforce that is rapidly moving towards retirement And our industry is failing to attract enough younger talent  So in today's episode, we wanted to give people an actionable method they can implement to attract better people to their business and ultimately thrive. CO ..read more
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#72 SaaS, Warehouse Parties & A Side Hustle That Got Serious... With Jack Martin
Crushing It In Construction
by Jordan Skinner
3M ago
Welcome back to the Crushing It In Construction Podcast. And a warm welcome to this week's guest Jack Martin, CEO and co-founder of Brisbane landscapers Martin Brothers. Jack is brilliant in this episode. He shares a whole bunch of stories from his entrepreneurial career: selling cans out of his school locker, running warehouse parties and tinkering with SaaS businesses, before he joined forces with his brother to mow as many lawns as they could - and it's going pretty well for them! Martin Brothers are diversifying and expanding shrewdly - ensuring they offer the most attractive services A ..read more
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#71 Knowledge Transfer, AI and Revitalising A Business. A Masterclass With Marc Kenney
Crushing It In Construction
by Jordan Skinner
3M ago
Welcome back to the Crushing It In Construction Podcast. Joining today is Managing Director of Mettle, Marc Kenney. With bases in Queensland and New South Wales, Mettle have become a construction powerhouse - ever since Marc took the reins and revitalised their approach. In the episode, he recounts some lessons from his prior experience as General Manager of Built, and reflects on Mettle's journey from misfiring infrastructure to $170m annual turnover. Most importantly, we touch on an important topic for Marc: knowledge transfer. How can we ensure that old heads in the game are passing on ..read more
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#70 Feeling Stuck? EOS Could Help Take Your Business To The Next Level. With Mike Paton
Crushing It In Construction
by Jordan Skinner
4M ago
Welcome back to the Crushing It In Construction Podcast. It's a milestone moment, as we hit episode 70 in our series. And what better way to mark the occasion, than welcoming this week's guest Mike Paton from EOS Worldwide? EOS has cropped up a couple times in conversations with previous guests, and it was time to get to the bottom of what it's all about - quite simply, it's a system to help businesses run more efficiently and scale. Pretty neat stuff then. But how does it work? Primarily through pinpointing your core focus, mastering guarantees and nailing your "uniques". In our chat, Mik ..read more
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