Shawn Van Dyke is a construction business coach, an international keynote speaker, and author of two books - Profit First for Contractors and The Paperwork Punch List. He works with construction business owners, executives, and managers all over the world and shows them how to stop losing profits and wasting time. Shawn helps contractors get their lives back. He is the founder of the Built to Build Academy™ which creates confident construction business owners through on demand training and coaching programs so you can make more money, stop worrying, and get your life back.
Episode 132: The Design and Build Industry is Fuelling a Culture of Waste (+ What We Can Do!) with Katie Storey
Did you know that 500 million tons of construction and demolition debris is generated annually in the US? Did you know that each year 12.2 million tons of furniture and furnishings end up in landfills?
Those are big numbers! The good news is that the Good Future Design Alliance is developing a solution. Founder, Katie Storey, joins us today for an interview to give us more information. In this conversation we talk about making the shift to a career you love no matter what stage of life you are in, the amount of waste in the design and building industry, the GFDA's mission to reduce waste, and the impacts if we don't change.
Casey is back to answer another question from a viewer. Arian Kooger asks "What problems have you encountered using cost plus pricing and how have you handled them?".
If you have a question, let us know in the comments and we will feature it in an upcoming video.
Casey is back to answer another question from a viewer. This week we are talking about solar panels.
Are solar panels really a green option?
How much energy goes into making them?
If you have a question let us know and we will feature it on an upcoming episode!
Are Solar Panels Really a Green Option? on Youtube
Have you ever wondered what it's like to live in a Passive House? Simply put... it's awesome! But I'm sure you want to know more than that. Our speciality is in building healthy, comfortable, and efficient homes which is really difficult to put into a pretty picture on Instagram! It's something you need to experience for yourself. Casey shares what it was like living in a Passive House for 4 years.
VIDEO - What It's Like Living in a Passive House
Martin Thornell is a woodworker and one of the co-owners at the Ottawa City Woodshop, a community woodshop located in downtown Ottawa.
Martin shares ways that you can get into woodworking with minimal costs, talks about the programs for all levels at the Ottawa City Woodshop, and shares how he ended up with OCW coming from a different industry.
We hope this episode inspires you to try woodworking, to check out their programs, or if you’re in a different city to check out woodshops in your area!
Alexx Stuart interviewed two builders a few weeks back. First up, Casey Grey, aka the Conscious Builder. Casey was born to build as demonstrated by a voracious lego habit as a child, a passion for construction and seeing how things fit together, leading to his first job in construction at 17 and his own construction business a few years later. One day asking “WHY?” he realized he wanted to fulfill a bigger purpose than simply building houses for people, but making the experience a conscious, low impact one from start to finish: The Conscious Builder was born and the rest is history. We talk passive house, building materials, renovation vs building pitfalls, and more on today’s show.
This interview was originally recorded for the Low Tox Life Podcast with Alexx Stuart. This is a replay of the episode.
Alexx Stuart is an educator and change agent who founded Low Tox Life in 2010 after seeing the lack of transparency in our food system, personal care and cleaning products. The Low Tox Life provides real support for real people wanting to make better choices for their health and our planet.
Steve Brown talks with Casey Grey of The Conscious Builder about mindfulness, finding your why, and how working on yourself makes a difference in your business.
Casey Grey on The Deliberate, Conscious Effort of Discerning Your Why was originally recorded for the ROI Online Podcast. This is a replay of the interview.
In this episode with Austin Linney, Casey shares about his journey in the construction business that began in his teenage years and has only excelled. He explains how his interest in building and seeking knowledge from mentors enabled him to know better and establish himself through his business.
Listen in to learn the right steps you need to take to create a business-oriented mindset.
How to create a healthy business mindset with Casey Grey was originally recorded for the Construct Your Life Podcast with Austin Linney. This is a replay from the interview.
The buildings and infrastructure you see all around you started with a single thought. That thought was communicated to people who then built with skill and hard work. Without that thought, nothing would be created. Just like how those buildings started with a thought, your thoughts and your mindset also play a critical role when it comes to the success of your business.
Your thoughts dictate your actions and behaviour. Without having control over your mindset, you can make poor decisions in critical situations that will affect you, your clients and even how your employees perceive you as their leader. What can you do to gain greater control? That’s what we’re here to find out in this Construction Genius episode as Casey Grey, founder of The Conscious Builder, shares with us how your mindset can make a difference to the way you manage your employees and your clients.
Casey joined Eric Anderton on this episode of the Construction Genius Podcast. This is a replay of the interview.