The Wealthy Contractor
Rick Wuest - Ep. 76 - Why You’ve Got To “Replace” Yourself Over And Over Again

Rick Wuest - Ep. 76 - Why You’ve Got To “Replace” Yourself Over And Over Again

September 10, 2019

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On today’s episode, we’re talking with Rick Wuest, owner of Thompson Creek Windows Company, a family-owned business in the mid-Atlantic region.

Rick started working with his father who owned a B2B window manufacturing business. After buying his father out in 2000, he did his research, soaked up all the information he could, and decided to take the gutsy move of firing all of his customers and transforming his business into a B2C windows company.

I’m amazed at what Rick has done in such a short amount of time – figuring it out and doing it on his own - so you’ll want to listen closely. It’s a great, inspiring story.

 

Brian Kaskavalciyan - Ep. 75 - The Power of a Great Mentor

Brian Kaskavalciyan - Ep. 75 - The Power of a Great Mentor

August 27, 2019

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You’ve heard me say it on the podcast over and over… business is hard enough, don’t try and do everything on your own. Find people that can help you get where you want to go. Nearly every successful business owner I know has used the power of other people’s experience and knowledge to grow their business.  Too many entrepreneurs are struggling unnecessarily because they are trying to do it all on their own.  This episode is not scripted and admittedly, this episode doesn’t have the same energy as others. It’s just me talking to you about the power of mentors, how to find them and what makes a good mentor.

Justin Bartley #2 - Ep. 74 - Taking ‘Free Days’ Has Got To Be A Regular Goal

Justin Bartley #2 - Ep. 74 - Taking ‘Free Days’ Has Got To Be A Regular Goal

August 12, 2019

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On this week’s podcast, we’re welcoming back Justin Bartley, owner of Next Door and Windows, a company he started in the Chicago area in 2002.

Like most entrepreneurs, Justin worked long hours and very rarely took real time off. He has heard me say that your business exists to give you MORE LIFE, not less. And, part of this is taking time off, away from your business. 

On this episode, we talk about how Justin went from working 70 to 80 hours a week for 10 years to taking 133 days off. We talk about what a real free day is, and Justin shares details about the changes he had to make in his business in order to make these free days happen.

Brian Kaskavalciyan - Ep. 72 - 3 Easy Steps for Creating High Quality Summer Leads

Brian Kaskavalciyan - Ep. 72 - 3 Easy Steps for Creating High Quality Summer Leads

July 15, 2019

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Today I’m switching things up a bit. Instead of a regular podcast with a special guest, I’m sharing a webinar I recently did regarding how to get leads during the summer. In fact, the information can be used at any time of year when business slows down, including who you need to target first when that happens.

The message involves many tried-and-true strategies including Dan Kennedy’s “Results Triangle” that every smart business owner should familiarize themselves with and then utilize in their business. In this webinar, I will also go over some very compelling sample offers you can tailor to use in your own marketing efforts.

If you have any questions after listening to the webinar – or would like additional information regarding one or more of our products - I invite you to contact me.

 

 

 

John Quint - Ep. 71- 5 Star Reviews: It’s All About Communication

John Quint - Ep. 71- 5 Star Reviews: It’s All About Communication

July 1, 2019

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On today’s episode of The Wealthy Contractor Podcast, we’re talking with John Quint of Quint-Pro Siding & Windows, LLC in Plano TX.

The topic of this podcast is reviews, reviews, reviews, and John has mastered the art of earning them and collecting them. And in today’s competitive marketplace, this has become key to not only getting great reviews but also referrals and repeat business. 

If you want to enjoy this level of 5-star success with your business, listen carefully and take notes as John reveals his secrets.

Brian Diamond - Ep. 70 - You’ve Got To Let Go Of Your Ego To Grow Your Wealth

Brian Diamond - Ep. 70 - You’ve Got To Let Go Of Your Ego To Grow Your Wealth

June 17, 2019

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On today’s podcast is Brian Diamond of Quality Home Exteriors based in Omaha Nebraska. Brian is a second-generation home-improvement entrepreneur. 

Starting his company in 2013, his customer-centered approach earned Brian the industry nod of “Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2017, and Quality Home Exteriors a Remodeling’s Big 50 membership, a distinction given only to the top 1% of remodelers in North America.

Brian has become an absolute master at creating the processes and the systems that drive his company, so the business doesn’t rely on HIM to operate it. If you’re stuck in your business, and you need a plan for getting yourself unstuck, this is another one of those episodes that you'll want to listen to with pen and paper in hand, ready to take notes.

Steve Rennekamp - Ep. 69 - Ensure the Financial Security of Your Business With A Relationship Mindset

Steve Rennekamp - Ep. 69 - Ensure the Financial Security of Your Business With A Relationship Mindset

June 3, 2019

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On today’s podcast is “Big” Steve Rennenkamp, owner of award-winning Energy Swing Windows in Murrysville, PA.

Also a student of Dan Kennedy, Steve developed his own product and successfully brought it to market. He’s one of the smartest guys I know when it comes to developing relationships with customers, creating raving fans, and getting reviews.

Today he’s sharing how his company came to be “the most referred” company in his market, and tips for building your business using direct mail. He also shares how he pulls his whole team – employees and suppliers alike -  together with WIN-WIN-WIN solutions.

Dave Azer Ep. 68 - Is The Person Answering Your Phone Costing You Leads, Sales & Profits?

Dave Azer Ep. 68 - Is The Person Answering Your Phone Costing You Leads, Sales & Profits?

May 20, 2019

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On this episode of The Wealthy Contractor Podcast is Dave Azer, VP at Jacuzzi Walk-In Tub. Dave was one of our speakers at Accelerate Live 2019 and is one of the hardest working people I know in the home improvement business. He’s an expert at growing companies and is in the trenches with contractors every single day helping them create leads, convert leads into sales and make more money.

Today focus in on the heart of any business – the call center. If you're spending any kind of money on advertising and marketing and you don't have somebody who’s properly trained with scripting to answer your phones, you're already behind the ball. The information you learn today can help change that, so listen closely.

 

Getting The Right People In The Right Seats For Massive Business Growth

Getting The Right People In The Right Seats For Massive Business Growth

May 6, 2019

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On this episode of The Wealthy Contractor Podcast is Victor Smolyanov, owner of Victor’s Roofing in southeast Michigan.

When Victor climbed onto his first roof at age 13, he was instantly hooked. His father, Vladimir, was a roofer and put Victor to work to encourage him to take school more seriously and pursue a college degree instead of following in his footsteps.

But that plan backfired because Victor loved every minute of it. He went on to build a business that focuses on residential roofing, gutters, and attic insulation and employs more than 50 people. 

After making a number of poor hiring choices, he shares the things he’s learned about employing the right people and having proper systems in place. Listen carefully as we follow his interesting journey to success and what he’s learned along the way that got him off the roof.

Ken Sherman - Ep. 66 - Copy Your Way to Massive Success

Ken Sherman - Ep. 66 - Copy Your Way to Massive Success

April 22, 2019

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On this episode of The Wealthy Contractor Podcast is Ken Sherman of Sentry Windows and Doors, located in Canada. (His company is currently being rebranded as Brookstone Home Exteriors.)

Ken’s journey into home improvement began late in 2014 when he opened his first business to improve the perception of the industry. He is living proof that the strategy of connecting with other successful business owners - and copying what they’re doing - really works.

I can honestly say that I wish I had done that when I first started out; I could have saved myself a lot of time and money. Now you can, with Ken’s advice, so listen closely and be sure to check out the valuable resources he shares.