This week we're talking about real estate investing and entrepreneurship with Riley Oikle. We cover a lot of topics in this conversation but we are focusing on the "BRRRR Strategy".
Riley Oickle is a graduate from Western University where he studied Business & Kinesiology while competing in Varsity Track & Field. From the age of 18 to 24, he started multiple businesses including ‘Home Maintenance London’ & ‘RO Business Consulting’ which combined surpassed $2 million in revenue. Since then, Riley still operates his businesses from afar, and now focuses his career in Real Estate Investing full-time. He is passionate about helping people take their first step toward financial freedom through the investment vehicle of Real Estate.
Bob Deeks joins Casey for a conversation on the path to Net Zero ready, workplace safety, low carbon construction, and more.
Bob is President of RDC Fine Homes, a high performance net zero and net zero ready builder of new custom homes and renovations operating out of Whistler and servicing the south coast of BC. Bob is a past president of CHBA BC, past chair of the CHBA National Technical Research Committee and Net Zero Council, a member of the Standing Committee for Energy Efficiency with Codes Canada and currently sits as CO vice chair of the BC Energy Step Code Council.
RDC Fine Homes
Claire Chandler joins Casey for a conversation about how to get clear on where you business is going, why mindset is the most important thing to focus on as a leader, the difference between a leader and a manager, and how to attract and retain top talent for your business.
The President and Founder of Talent Boost, Claire Chandler specializes in leadership and business acceleration. She taps into over 25 years of experience in people leadership, human resources, and business ownership to help the investment community identify the leaders and businesses of the future. She helps private equity firms and venture capitalists make better decisions about which businesses to fund and fuel—AND helps future-proof those businesses—by delivering a strategic valuation of the leadership and talent within their target companies.
Claire gets results because she’s insanely easy to work with, cuts through the corporate clutter, and has a crystal-clear, proven approach for building your strategic growth roadmap, positioning your leaders for maximum success, and determining when a leader isn’t the right fit.
Claire holds a certificate in strategic HR leadership from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, a master’s degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University. She is the author of The Decision Dashboard and The Whirlpool Effect, and co-author of Leading Beyond A Crisis.
“Building Conversations” interview with Casey Grey hosted by Passive House Canada. This is the Q&A portion from the recorded webinar. Casey joins CEO of Passive House Canada, Chris Ballard, for a conversation on the importance of team, experience with Passive House, and the upcoming trades training that Passive House Canada is doing.
Full Webinar on Youtube
Derrick Kinney joins Casey this week for a conversation on money - the stigma around having it, why your beliefs about money are the key to your wealth and growth of your business and more.
As the man that media outlets like Fox Business, CNBC and Reuters call-on to make sense of complex financial topics, sought-after money expert Derrick Kinney believes money is not bad and good people should have more of it. Derrick launched Good Money Framework and the new Good Money Podcast, to change the conversation about money by teaching his community to put meaning behind their money - and share Good Money insights from A-list guests like Matthew McConaughey, Daymond John and Michael Hyatt.
Ruth King joins Casey this week on the podcast for a conversation about how to get and stay profitable, why looking only at a profit and loss statement can put you out of business, and simple action to build wealth.
Profitability Master Ruth King has worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years. She gives owners the tools and processes to get and stay profitable, build wealth, and give back. She is the author of five award winning books including two number one best sellers - Profit or Wealth and The Courage to be profitable.
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Episode 152: How to Choose The Right Contractor for Your Project with Jean Brownhill, Founder & CEO of Sweeten
Jean Brownhill, an experienced commercial architect for ten plus years, thought she knew what she was doing when it came time to renovate her house. But she didn’t and that struggle inspired her to create the client, contractor matchmaking website Sweeten, to help clients renovate fearlessly. Learn more about the startup and how business is going with her interview with Casey Grey.
“Our mission is to have people renovate fearlessly, that’s the goal, I think that construction and renovation is just magic!” - Jean Brownhill
Sweeten is an online platform that matches home renovation projects with vetted general contractors, as well as offering advice, support, and financial protection for the duration of a project. With 10 years of experience, strong relationships with its contractor network, over 2,000 completed renovations, Sweeten is the authority on home reno trends.
Today, Sweeten has nearly $1.5B of construction projects in the pipeline. The two-sided marketplace brings trust, transparency and technology to a $400B industry, creating the end-to-end standard for the renovation experience. Sweeten has been called a “Renovation Game-Changer,” with Jean hailed as “The Contractor Whisperer” by New York Magazine and one of Inc. Magazine’s “Most Innovative Women Founders in America.”
We have Jeff Thorman on with us today to chat about the reason for supply chain shortages and what you need to do.
Episode 150: Why You Need to Visit Your Local Tool Library with Co-Founder of the Ottawa Tool Library
Bettina Vollmerhausen, Co-Founder of the Ottawa Tool Library joins Casey for an inspiring interview. They talk about the brand new location for OTL, the programs they offer including tool lending, workshops, shared workspaces.
The Ottawa Tool Library is a non-profit tool lending library in the heart of Ottawa – providing tools, expertise and a workspace for projects.
A lot exciting things are on the horizon when it comes to improving the performance of your home. In this video we welcome Stephen Magnerson from Homesol Building Solutions back to the show to talk about energy audits.
What is exactly is an energy audit? Listen to find out.