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Home Automation with Ben and Adam MacKenzie | Episode 37

October 31, 2019 | The Building Code

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On this episode of The Building Code, we're talking with brothers Ben and Adam MacKenzie. Ben and Adam are engineers, LEED Green Associates, co-owners of Budget Blinds in Lincoln and just so happen to be identical twins. They joined us in-studio to talk about home automation and trends in the commercial and residential markets.

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On this episode of The Building Code, we're joined by Melissa Hryszko, co-owner of Veranda Estate Homes. Veranda Estate Homes builds fully custom homes from the ground up in Calgary, Alberta. And Melissa is no stranger to podcast recording! When she isn't designing homes, she is a co-host of the podcast Modern Design Minds. We're discussing best business practices, upcoming trends and why it is important for builders to work with interior designers.

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You won't able to contain yourself after listening to this exciting episode of The Building Code! Our guest this week is Anthony Halsch, founder and CEO of RoxBox Containers based in Erie, Co. We're discussing what sparked the idea of using shipping containers, and what the future of shipping container construction looks like.

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On this exciting episode of The Building Code, we're joined by Jenny Sneller, co-owner of Sneller Custom Homes, to talk about her experience attending our inaugural Buildertrend University on the Road in Dallas. We're talking expectations and key takeaways after attending the sessions at BTU in Dallas.

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Building Passive Homes: A-1 Builders
| Episode 33

October 3, 2019 | The Building Code

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On this exciting episode of The Building Code, we're joined by Maggie Bates, passive home consultant and co-owner of A-1 Builders and Adaptations Design Studio. We're taking a deep dive into building passive houses and what it means to be a part of a worker-owned cooperative.

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Buildertrend's Rise to 500 Employees
| Episode 32

September 24, 2019 | The Building Code

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On this exciting episode of The Building Code, we are celebrating reaching a milestone of hiring 500 full-time employees. Yep, you read that right ... 500. Paul and Tom are joined by Josh Kaiser, vice president of sales, to talk about the work and the process it took to reach this mark of 500 employees.

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Feature Spotlight: Scheduling | Episode 31

September 19, 2019 | The Building Code

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Joining us on The Building Code is Gina Saccoman, a Buildertrend Product Release Coordinator, for a "Feature Spotlight" all about our Scheduling feature! Gina was a Customer Success Manager when she first joined Buildertrend a little over six years ago, which makes her a great resource for Buildertrend users and an excellent choice to feature on the podcast.

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On this episode of The Building Code, we're joined by Steven Frosch, a self-proclaimed Buildertrend "super user"! Steven is the builder at Michael Lee Homes based in east Minneapolis, Minn., and chatted with Paul and Tom about how he came to know (and love) Buildertrend.

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On this episode of The Building Code, Paul and Tom discuss all things Buildertrend with our Director of Product, Eric Fischer. In previous department spotlight episodes, we've gotten to know a certain team within our company, but we're doing things a little differently this time ... this episode is dedicated to the software itself!

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On this episode of The Building Code, we feature Tad Starsiak - Project Manager at Two Chicks and a Hammer (Indianapolis, Ind.), the company behind the HGTV show Good Bones!

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On this episode of The Building Code, Steve Peters, Vice President of Sales at Rocket Loans, to talk about the newest Buildertrend Pro Services offering: the Rocket Loans Contractor Financing Program!

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On this episode of The Building Code, we are joined by Josh Dotzler, CEO of Abide, to talk about his nonprofit organization and how it is impacting Omaha, Neb., one neighborhood at a time.

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Recruiting and Managing People
| Episode 25

August 1, 2019 | The Building Code

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On this episode of The Building Code, we are joined by two of our very own: Megan Maslanka, VP of Human Resources, and Makayla Hoover, Director of Talent Acquisition, to discuss how to attract and obtain employees. We're also chatting about culture and how it can lead to success for any company, big or small!

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On this episode of The Building Code, we feature two guests, both of whom received the 2019 Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 award: Justin Shipp and Charlie Schloegel. After they were named the industry's future leaders by Pro Remodeler magazine, we couldn't resist the opportunity to interview these two on the podcast.

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Andy Ferguson (Vice President) and project manager – and new dad! - Joe Crider of Legend Homes (Brentwood, Tenn.) join us on The Building Code this episode to chat about building a strong team.

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On this first Buildertrend Team Spotlight on The Building Code our very own VP of Customer Success, Scott Siegert, joins us to discuss exactly what a Customer Success Manager is responsible for and how important this team is for successful adoption of Buildertrend.

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This episode of The Building Code features guest Brad Hogan of Hogan Design and Construction, who joins us from the Chicago, Ill., area. Brad shares his tips on marketing a construction business, from signs to dust pans to social media.

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Building Science: Matt Risinger | Episode 20

July 3, 2019 | The Building Code

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This episode of The Building Code features guest Matt Risinger of Risinger & Co. and The Build Show. Contrary to where he actually recorded the episode (Minneapolis, Minn.), he's based out of Austin, TX.

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Feature Spotlight: To Do's | Episode 19

June 27, 2019 | The Building Code

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Jeff Koraleski, a technical services manager (TSM) at Buildertrend, joins us on The Building Code for a "Feature Spotlight" on a true client favorite – To-Do's!

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On this episode of The Building Code, Ipsun Solar discusses the future of solar power and how it will change everything.

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Art Sobczak, President of Business by Phone and host of The Art of Sales podcast (among other things), joins us on The Building Code to talk all things sales.

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Brandon Patterson of Iowa Skilled Trades, joins Paul and Tom on The Building Code live from Buildertrend University. Brandon discusses his work with Iowa Skilled Trades and their mission to get kids involved in the trades from an early age.

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The Building Code is live from Buildertrend University with NS Builders' Nick Schiffer.

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Habitat for Humanity of Omaha | Episode 14

May 23, 2019 | The Building Code

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On this episode of The Building Code we've got Ken Mar from Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, joining Paul and Tom to talk about their mission - building affordable housing.

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Feature Spotlight: Daily Logs | Episode 13

May 16, 2019 | The Building Code

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Andy McCarville - a technical services manager at Buildertrend - joins us on The Building Code podcast to chat about Daily Logs: what they are, how this feature has grown within Buildertrend, and how our clients are using it.

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Jason Economos, Director of Beyond Build Constructions, joins Paul and Tom on The Building Code podcast all the way from Sydney, Australia, to share what's new with the construction industry in their part of the world.

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Chris Anderson, founder of Monthend in Minneapolis, Minn., joins us on The Building Code podcast for a financially focused episode.

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David Hopkins, VP Sales and Chief Estimator at JNT Developers - Dallas, TX - joins us on The Building Code podcast to talk about managing the sales and leads process.

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The Building Code is live from Buildertrend University (BTU) again - this time Paul and Tom are talking with Jim Rogers from Building Homes for Heroes. They are a great non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and homes of our veterans.

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Alex Barthet, a construction lawyer from The Lien Zone The Building Code from Miami, Florida. What are we chatting about today? Simply put, how to avoid issues with your customers that would
lead to court.

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Feature Spotlight - Lead Management | Episode 8

April 11, 2019 | The Building Code

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On our first "Feature Spotlight" episode of The Building Code Dan Lipari - a senior manager of customer success at Buildertrend - discusses with us lead management and how Buildertrend customers use it in their building worlds.

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Wes Trunk, project manager at Trunk Bay Companies - Bloomington, Illinois - joins us on The Building Code podcast during Buildertrend University (BTU), our two-day user conference. We cover with him many topics, from palm trees to Trunk Bay's business and everything in between.


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Brad Smith and Brittany Walker of Brown Haven Homes - based in the South - join us on The Building Code podcast during Buildertrend University (BTU), our two-day user conference. We talk all things Brown Haven Homes history, future goals of the company, seeing snow, and so much more.


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IBS Builder Talks: Proformance Construction | Episode 5

March 21, 2019 | The Building Code

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Pat Fitzgerald, Project Manager at Proformance Construction, joins us on part four of four of the IBS Builder Talks series on the podcast to give us insight into their company goals moving forward and what LaCrosse, Wisconsin is truly known for.


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Matt Troyer, CEO at Emergent Construction (Indianapolis, Ind.), joins us on The Building Code podcast at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, to give the lowdown on business systems and his company's strategy for social media marketing.


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Brad Leavitt, president of A Finer Touch Construction (Scottsdale, Ariz.), joins us on The Building Code podcast at the International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, to share his experience with moving his company from Excel to Buidertrend, building high-end drinking fountains, and creating a strong Instagram presence.


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Alex Skobel, president of Skobel Homes in Gainsville, Fla., joins The Building Code to share his take on construction project management software solutions and his secret sauce for getting their subs in Buildertrend.


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Buildertrend co-founders Dan Houghton, Steve Dugger and Jeff Dugger kick off The Building Code podcast with the story of how Buildertrend came to be, as well as anecdotes that speak to the rapid growth and success of the company.


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Guest Appearances
The Commonwealth: The Founders of Buildertrend

September 24, 2019 | The Commonwealth

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Our founders Dan, Jeff, and Steve were high school buddies who started with just an idea, began working on it from their basement, and now have over five hundred employees. Their story is a wild ride. Click here to enjoy.

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The Modern Craftsman Show 60: The Guys Talk Pros and Cons of using Builder Software - Paul Wurth of Buildertrend Joins

March 28, 2019 | The Modern Craftsman

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Paul Wurth, Buildertrend VP Sales, joins The Modern Craftsman Podcast to discuss the pros and cons of using builder software.

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AOC Show 138/Buildertrend Series: Changing the Way the World Builds with Buildertrend

March 7, 2019 | The Art of Construction

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Dan Houghton, Buildertrend Co-Founder, joins The Art of Construction to share what makes Buildertrend - the product, the company, the brand - special. This is show 2 of 3 in the Buildertrend Series.

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AOC Show 136/Buildertrend Series: How Client Communication Can Change Your Business

February 21, 2019 | The Art of Construction

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Paul Wurth, Buildertrend VP Sales, joins The Art of Construction to discuss client communication software. This is show 1 of 3 in the Buildertrend Series.

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