Episode #29 – Joel Rogers
Mike and Brian are joined by Joel Rogers of Onset Technical Services. Joel started serving in the Air Force and after completing a ‘fear of heights’ test, he started doing line work for about 5 years. After leaving the service, Joel found that his electrical infrastructure background worked really well with green technology. His background in safety doing line work in the Air Force set up Onset Technical Services to be able to advise project owners on lease programs, safety, which specific contractors to hire, quality of work, etc. Joel takes pride in everything and every detail that he engages in and you’ll hear it in his stories, his experience, and you’ll see it in his work ethic. Thanks Joel for jumping on the show!
Episode #28 – Matt Stoutenburg
Mike and Brian are joined by Matt Stoutenburg of Peak Power Solutions, Inc. Finding himself in hot water in high school after getting in a fender bender without a drivers’ license, Matt’s mom made him get a job. She was a controller for an electrical contractor and Matt started in the warehouse and learned the trade. Eventually, he started his own business in 2000 as an electrician when lending was flowing and soon started Peak Power Solutions – a solar installation company. Matt goes way back in the industry and was “in the room” when the phraseology was being developed for the customer and the salesperson. In addition, Peak Power Solutions is a turn-key company – meaning they do everything – from sales to installation which is rare in the industry. Check out Matt’s episode today!
Episode #27 – Glenn Todd
Mike and Brian are joined by Glenn Todd of Todd Construction Services and Ezer. Starting in the construction industry working for his father at 13, Glenn eventually took over the business after his dad passed away. Todd Construction Services specializes in the Cold Storage and Food Processing Construction space with clients such as Farmer John, Van de Kamp’s, Zacky Farms, and Tyson Foods. They’ve created and curated a business model that centers on maintaining their client base which, consequently, has contributed greatly to their continued financial success. Basically, they do what they say they’re going to do, and they do it really well. If you’re looking to push past that glass ceiling, Glenn’s episode will offer you insight and wisdom on how to accomplish that.
Episode #26 – Tony Falco
Mike and Brian are joined by Tony Falco of Accurate Leak Locators & Plumbing. As a meat cutter for Vons in 1984, a union representative approached Tony telling him he couldn’t work because the teamsters were going on strike. The fact that someone else was dictating the terms of his work schedule and pocket book did not sit well with him and that, ultimately, propelled him into the trades and owning his own business. He is a recognized authority figure in the field of leak detection, restoration, and remediation, and his business practices, from hiring to dress policy to work ethic, are key to their financial success. Wherever you are, whether at home or on the road, you’ll want to hear from Tony Falco.
Episode #25 – Tyler Marsh
Mike and Brian are joined by Tyler Marsh of A Revitalized Bath and Kitchen. Growing up in San Diego and graduating from Arizona State, Tyler went to work in hotels and restaurants while living in places like Maui and Mammoth. He met his wife in Hawaii and decided to get serious taking a job in mortgage. After making a move to mortgage banking and making 100% commission on zero sales, he opted to take a different path. At that point, he started in the trades, did a boot camp training in about a week, and moved to San Diego and started the business. Tyler goes into detail on the difficulties and rewards of running his own trade business – from hiring and firing, to the ins and outs of getting the business – you’ll want to listen to this one!
Episode #24 – Rod Maclean
Mike and Brian are joined by Rod Maclean of Pacific Southern Foundation and Zamborelli Enterprises, Inc. A Canadian born third generation contractor, Rod has traveled all over the world drilling and shoring large projects. Rod details stories of dangerous turned over rigs, drilling into a tusk of a woolly mammoth, and finding buried muskets when working on the SkyDome in Toronto. If you’re into global drilling and shoring, this one’s for you!
Episode #23 – Abbigail Brown
Mike and Brian are joined by Abbigail Brown of CPM Logistics, LLC. Starting her career in construction working for a steel contractor while in college, it changed the course of her life. It was the change of scenery and the comradery that drew her to the industry. She started CPM Logistics with the aim to help streamline construction processes and help contractors bridge the gap of communication with local communities – especially for transportation infrastructure projects. Grab a chair, sit back, and enjoy our time with Abbigail!
Episode #22 – Vince Free
Mike and Brian are joined by Vince Free, President and CEO of FREEZ Construction – a company specializing in thermal construction. Wisconsin born and bred and a die hard hockey fan, Vince was destined for cold storage construction. Starting in sales for a cold storage door manufacturing company out of college, he ended up moving with his fiancee to California and eventually started FREEZ Construction. Vince has a dynamic personality and utilizing his experience in the business world and cold construction to quickly grow FREEZ. Throw down a few tequila shots and enjoy today’s episode with Vince!;
Episode #21 – Barry Durand
Mike and Brian are joined by Barry Durand, CEO of GS Homes, Inc. Coming from a background of owning several businesses including restaurants, night clubs, and magazines, Barry started in the solar industry in sales. Moving up the ladder quickly, he eventually started GS Homes. Barry delves into the ins and outs of customer service, installation, and the details as a business owner that go into his daily decision making. Check him out!
Episode #20 – Joe Larson
Mike and Brian are joined by Joe Larson, owner at Salt Safety Training. Joe left high school early and joined the Navy realizing that school was not in his gifting. The military broke the cycle of how he grew up, and completely changed the trajectory of his life. He joined the trades after he left the Navy and realized he had the gift of teaching and training contractors. Check out Joe’s episode today!