Episode #59 – Neil Lockhart
Mike and Brian are joined by Neil Lockhart, CEO of AmeriConstruct. This one’s a bit different today! Neil is a recruiter and consultant providing best practices in hiring in the Construction industry. With a background in technology back in the early 2000’s and at least starting as an architecture major in college, construction was the industry to which Neil gravitated. Their strength is filling the mid level to senior level positions – superintendents, project managers, safety engineers, estimators, etc. Their commitment is to fill these professional jobs within 30 days! Check out Neil and AmeriConstruct!
Episode #58 – Brandon LoCascio
Mike and Brian are joined by Brandon LoCascio, President and CEO of Inland Builders. Getting his start as a loan officer in 2005 during the real estate boom, he learned quickly the high highs and the low lows of the real estate industry – especially when 2007 and 2008 hit. Learning a ton as he went, he got his real estate license, and started flipping homes, making connections with key contractors to help support that model. That business quickly morphed into commercial development in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. With a strong business mindset and key relationships in the industry, Inland Builders is growing rapidly in the commercial development space!
Episode #57 – Ray Cerulli
Mike and Brian are joined by Ray Cerulli, President of Plastic Tops, Inc. He cut his teeth growing up in a family restaurant business and learned the value of grit and hard work at an early age. Also, the value of loyalty. So much so that when he had an opportunity to interview with another company, he went MIA because he was that upset about leaving the family business. Eventually at 18, he started at Plastic Tops pushing a broom – PUSHING A BROOM!! Now he’s the President and he does not shy away from that story to any one of his employees. Hard work, loyalty, passion and excellence in your work – those are the ingredients to a successful business and Ray certainly has all of it!
Episode #56 – Kevin Soohoo
Kevin Soohoo, the Head of Growth and Leader of Sales and Marketing at Dado. Dado is a unique software that’s made specifically for contractors – it gives contractors in the field the ability to instantly search and find the latest specifications, drawings, building codes, and so much more. No need to call and wait for the General Contractor, or the office, or some other subcontractor to get you a set of plans, or specific information for that project. Every piece of information that you need for that project is at your disposal on your smartphone and made available to everyone on that job site. Dado in fact, is the Google of the construction job site – so much so that Stanley Black & Decker has made a significant investment in their technology. Kevin opened our eyes to where the industry is heading and how Dado is significantly improving and helping to fast track the construction industry.
Episode #55 – Adam Beamish
Mike and Brian are joined by Adam Beamish, President and CEO of Mark Beamish Waterproofing. Surviving a major ski accident as a kid and though his father was a contractor, he was kept from working out in the field due to the head injury he had received. Fast forward to post college life, Adam sought out his father for advice and was given the opportunity to come to work for him. Starting in collections, he surprisingly fell in love with the company, the community, and the passion of the workmanship and pride of being out on the job. Mark Beamish Waterproofing is one of the leading waterproofing companies in California now with 150 employees with revenue going through the roof. Adam has a passion for excellence in his craft and trusting and knowing the people he works with.
Episode #54 – Bill Carmichael
Mike and Brian are joined by Bill Carmichael, President and Founder of My Soylutions – a certified Roof Maxx dealer. Specializing in residential real estate, Bill noticed from several previous transactions the Roof Maxx product and the superiority of it on the residential side. Kevin Harrington, one of the first Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank, has invested and jumped on board with Roof Maxx as well. Not a bad business to be a part of! Check out Roof Maxx’s product and how My Soylutions – Roof Maxx’s local Monterey dealer – is making plans to disrupt and change the roofing industry!
Episode #53 – Eric Soderin
Mike and Brian are joined by Eric Soderin, Project Manager for Major Capital Projects at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Eric is unique in the contractor world in that he wasn’t raised by a parent in construction, but knew early on in junior high and high school that he enjoyed creating and tinkering with objects and structures. Eventually going to school at Cal Poly and after a few positions with some General Contractors, Eric found an opportunity to return to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo managing major capital projects at the university. If you’re a subcontractor interested in prevailing wage opportunities, this is your episode. Thanks Eric for jumping on the show!
Episode #52 – Juan J. Baños
Mike and Brian are joined by Juan J. Baños, CEO of B.R. & Co. Building. Like many other contractors, Juan grew up with a father in construction. But, unlike most contractors – and most businesses for that matter, they have a clear understanding of who they are and where they’re going as an organization. Their “Why” – They exist to champion peoples’ value and interest in order for them to build lives of significance and they use the vehicle of construction to get there. B.R. & Co. is literally changing the construction space in Southern California and they’re growing rapidly. With just around 30 employees around 10 years ago, they’re now at 150 employees and still growing. If you’re interested in creating something “bigger”, then you’ve got to listen to Juan. He’s changing peoples lives and growing an empire.
Episode #51 – Chase Wirtz
Mike and Brian are joined by Chase Wirtz, Partner with Capo Projects Group. With 10 years of construction under his belt working for large General Contractors, Chase joined Capo Projects Group – a construction, technical and professional services company specializing in project management, project controls, cost estimating and delay claims management. If you’re looking for the latest in Construction Management tools, then this is your episode!
Episode #50 – Patrick Heffler
Mike and Brian are joined by Patrick Heffler, President and Owner of Heffler Contracting Group. Growing up with a father in construction, Patrick worked summers and weekends on job sites learning what it means to work hard and the value of earning your keep. Starting as a laborer and then moving up through the ranks, he learned all aspects of the contracting business. Starting with himself as their sole employee, Heffler Contracting Group now employs 96 people! Heffler Contracting Group specializes in the 8(a) Federal Business Development Program and has found their niche in long-term contracts. Check out how Patrick built a business with a specific long-term plan around the 8(a) Federal Program.