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No ‘I’ In Sales Team

No ‘I’ In Sales Team

Team is not a universal term. A team can take many different shapes and styles. This holds true for a sales team as well. In "No 'I' in Sales Team", Brett discusses a team that truly functions as a single unit and the advantages this provides for the team and...

Remodeling is the New Black

Remodeling is the New Black

2020 was a crazy year and especially in the housing market. Demand for new homes and remodeling projects skyrocketed, but the product supply was struggling to keep up. To truly understand what happened and the factors that contributed to the market environment we have...

Lead, Follow, Or Get The Jeff Out Of The Way

Lead, Follow, Or Get The Jeff Out Of The Way

There are many different types of leaders and countless skills you can develop to become a great leader. In this episode, Brett examines one of the greatest leaders of the modern era, Mr. Jeff Bezos. Learn about the different leadership traits it takes to build a...

Extra! Extra! Hear All About It

Extra! Extra! Hear All About It

As the Lumber and Building Materials Industry continues to change and evolve, it is critical to know and understand the changes that are happening in the market. Tune in to this episode as I meet with Ken Clark, the Editor in Chief of HBS Dealer, to discuss the...

The Man of Mystery

The Man of Mystery

After over a year of hosting this podcast, it was brought to my attention that very little is known about me, which is the way I like it. Ryan Brown, who was a guest and a listener of this show, requested this episode and put me in the hot seat. I decided that so many...

Happy Father’s Day

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...

The Perfect Storm

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,...

You’re Ready to Sell, But Is Your Business?

You’re Ready to Sell, But Is Your Business?

In our industry, 2020 was a year of mergers and acquisitions. If you have ever thought about selling your business, now is the time. But more importantly, is your business ready for sale? In this episode, I meet with Ryan Brown of Next Level Essentials, and we discuss...

Cocktails with the Queens of the LBM

Cocktails with the Queens of the LBM

This episode is a perfect model of this amazing industry. The Lumber/Building Materials industry is an essential industry that has space and freedom to have some fun and this show is nothing short of that. This episode was actually recorded as a happy hour with some...

The Eye of the Beholder

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...

Don’t Sell Yourself Short…ages

Don’t Sell Yourself Short…ages

Product shortages have become the new norm in our current and future market conditions. Despite the challenges, shortages can be handled with positive effects both short term and long term. If you or your company do not have a plan to overcome product shortage...

You Don’t Need The Practice, You Need To Get Paid

You Don’t Need The Practice, You Need To Get Paid

At the end of the day, what matters is getting paid. This does not belittle quality, service, or customer satisfaction, but it does signify job completion. Unfortunately, the final step can sometimes be the most challenging. In this episode, we discuss everything you...

New Year, New Career

New Year, New Career

Is your New Year’s Resolution a new job or career change? Tune into this episode with James Aiken with Legacy Search. We breakdown his Talent Marketing Guide and provide listeners with all of the necessary steps and tools to best position themselves for achieving...

2021 Has Begun

2021 Has Begun

It's time to celebrate as the Building The Future Podcast turns 1 year old!! On this first episode of the new year, I reflect back on the beginning of the re-roaring 20's as well as provide some goals for 2021.   

Reflections & Forecasts with the NAHB

Reflections & Forecasts with the NAHB

As we wrap up this crazy year, I wanted to reflect back on the year and forecast what the future might hold for this industry. I meet with Danushka Nanayakkara of the National Association of Home Builders to discuss the impacts of 2020 to the housing market and how...

Construction Technology is Here to Stay

Construction Technology is Here to Stay

Though slow to adapt, technology plays a major role in construction industry. On this episode, Kendall Jones from ConstructConnect and I discuss what construction technology is, how it's used and why it's important. Like it or not, technology is the future of building...

Happy Birthday Buddy

Happy Birthday Buddy

In this industry, products come and products go. We must take time to celebrate and honor those that are passing the test of time and streamlining the way we do business. Jeff Tweten with Lumber Buddy and Work Safe, Work Smart knows a few thing about efficiency and...

Winning at Company Culture Part #2

Winning at Company Culture Part #2

If you want the very best company culture, then you have to learn from the very best. In this episode, Ken and I go deeper into world-class company culture meaning, and develop a playbook on how to achieve it. If you're in the pursuit of excellence, this episode is...

Teaching and old dog a new trick

Teaching and old dog a new trick

In order to grow and strengthen, we must finds ways to be more efficient and effective. Technology can be a useful tool in doing this, and MaterialsXchange is offering technology that may optimize and streamline your business. In this episode we put them under the...

To be, or not to be…efficient

To be, or not to be…efficient

In this episode with Ruth Kellick-Grubbs, we discuss operation efficiencies and why they are so important. We further discuss the pitfalls of inefficiencies and how to identify them and correct course. If you seek to optimize and maximize your business, operation...

Halftime of the Re-Roaring 20’s Part II

Halftime of the Re-Roaring 20’s Part II

The re-roaring 20's have begun and are living up to the name to say the least. Just past the halfway mark of 2020, the world and our country has tilted a direction unfamiliar to most. In this episode, I connect with dealers from different regions of the country to...

Halftime of the Re-Roaring 20’s Part 1

Halftime of the Re-Roaring 20’s Part 1

The re-roaring 20's have begun and are living up to the name to say the least. Just past the halfway mark of 2020, the world and our country has tilted a direction unfamiliar to most. In this episode, I connect with dealers from different regions of the country to...

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