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Ep. 50: Employ Better

Ep. 50: Employ Better

Have you been experiencing personnel issues with both recruiting and retaining employees? If so, you are not alone, as this is an issue throughout our industry and country. In this episode, Brett connects with Levi Smith of Franklin Building Supply to discuss how...
Ep. 44: The House That She Built

Ep. 44: The House That She Built

In a male-dominated industry like the Construction industry, there is a place and need for women in the industry. In Ep 44: The House That She Built, I sit down with Natalie Miles to discuss her latest endeavor, The House That She Built. Tune in as we discuss the...
Ep. 34: Happy Father’s Day

Ep. 34: Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day! The LBM industry is full of fathers that have been teaching and guiding, both professionally and personally. It’s an honor to have my father and mentor, Pat Thorne, as this episode’s guest. In this episode, we discuss his time and over 50 years of...
Ep. 33: The Perfect Storm

Ep. 33: The Perfect Storm

The LBM Industry is in the Perfect Storm, a condition unlike anything this industry has seen before. Demand is up, but Supply is down. So how do you find a balance? In Episode 33, Brett goes over the historic background that set the stage for the current climate,...
Ep. 29: The Eye of the Beholder

Ep. 29: The Eye of the Beholder

The depth and opportunities for the art industry are vast and amazing.  In Episode 29, I connect with Martha Weidmann from Nine Dot Arts to find out how they are adding the beauty of art to the building materials industry and the passion, detail, and commitment...