Dunn Lumber Podcast

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Sinopsis

Dunn Lumber is a locally-owned family business serving the home improvement and hardware needs of the city of Seattle since 1907. We're dedicated to giving our customers access not only to the highest quality materials, but also to cutting edge industry knowledge. Our Dunn Lumber podcast episodes highlight our vendors, products, and expert advice. We hope you'll give them a listen! Dunn Lumber: Building Success Together.

Episodios

  • How to be a Manager that Leads

    17/09/2019 Duración: 56min

    Today we’re hearing from Tim Faller, senior consultant and master of production at Remodelers Advantage Inc. and a podcast host himself. Tim shares leadership principles for how to be a better manager in your company and how to help employees have a sense of ownership in the company’s success.

  • Marketing for Contractors and Construction

    23/07/2019 Duración: 01h25min

    Today we’ll hear from Belief Agency, a Seattle-based creative agency that specializes in full-stack marketing. They do everything, from core messaging to strategy to content creation and SEO. In this podcast, digital director Joel Cummings, creative director Rachelle Cummings, and marketing manager Dave Powell are sharing some best practices for various components of your online presence, from social media to email marketing to branding to website management.

  • The 3 Essential Financial Components Of A Well - Run Business

    06/05/2019 Duración: 37min

    Today we’ll hear from Dave Odom, a CPA Certified Business Exit Consultant. Through his work at his company, Strategic Financial Advisors, LLC, he offers chief financial officer and business transition services to small and mid-sized business owners. Dave has more than 30 years of expertise in serving companies in finance and accounting, including for a Fortune 100 construction company. In this podcast, Dave is sharing the three essential financial components of a well-run business, including: Why it’s crucial to think with the end in mind The importance of accurate financial reporting and meaningful metrics And what you need to know about profits versus cash flow

  • Dr. Eric Scroggins: Overcome Obstacles to Achieve Success

    30/10/2018 Duración: 48min

    Welcome to the Dunn Solutions podcast, where we’re committed to providing cutting-edge industry knowledge for the building contractor and trade professional. In today's Dunn Solutions podcast, we’ll hear from Dr. Eric Scroggins. Eric is an author, professional speaker, and leadership coach with degrees in business management and psychology. In this presentation to the Master Builders Association Remodelers Council, Eric shares examples of men and women who have used their vision to make a big impact, discusses how to overcome cultural and behavioral obstacles, and provides tips on how to live at your personal and professional best, whether you're a remodeling contractor or a banker.

  • Gary Katz on Moisture Content and More

    02/10/2018 Duración: 01h16min

    Welcome to the Dunn Solutions podcast, where we’re committed to providing cutting-edge industry knowledge for the building contractor and trade professional. Today we’ll hear from our good friend Gary Katz. Gary’s been part of the Dunn Lumber family for years now. Dunn Lumber is proud to have hosted one of Gary’s first Katz Roadshow events back in 2003, which are still going strong today—and continue to feature Gary's carpentry clinics. Whether through his publication THISisCarpentry, one of his articles in Fine Homebuilding, or a presentation at a JLC LIVE show, Gary always delivers enthusiastic and experienced insight to our industry. We’ve been fortunate to learn from his decades of experience as a general contractor and finish carpenter through his educational contributions to our Dunn Solutions blog. In this podcast, Gary will discuss methods for creating better miter joints, best practices for installing tongue-and-groove materials, and the tried-and-true method for properly installing a prehung door

  • How to Build a Sustainable Business Model

    02/08/2018 Duración: 39min

    Today we’ll hear from Judith Miller of J. Miller and Company. Judith is a finance guru—she formed J. Miller and Company 30 years ago, providing bookkeeping and financial services to the remodeling industry. Judith's services allow remodeling companies to market, sell, estimate, budget, produce, control overhead, and more—all in the name of building a successful, sustainable company that will stand the test of time. Through decades of experience, Judith has learned—and honed—key strategies that have helped her own company and career.

  • Industry Insight from Women Architects and Builders

    22/03/2018 Duración: 58min

    Welcome to the Dunn Solutions podcast, where we’re committed to providing cutting-edge industry knowledge for the building contractor and trade professional. An all-female panel of architects and builders visit the Dunn Lumber podcast to discuss how they got started, challenges faced and overcome, and advice for women in the industry. This podcast features: Lisa Bingham Dewart, Luxe Magazine (host) Allison Ainslie, Ainslie-Davis Construction Arlene Kisiel-Jermann, AKJ Architects LLC Meredith Everist, Baylis Architects Sharen Borgias, Fairbank Construction Mary Johnston, Johnston Architects LLC Dawn Larson, David Hopkins Design Sheri Olson, Sheri Olson Architecture, PLLC

  • The Past, Present, and Future of Remodeling

    27/02/2018 Duración: 59min

    Welcome to the Dunn Solutions podcast, where we’re committed to providing cutting-edge industry knowledge for the building contractor and trade professional. Looking for an insider's understanding of the construction industry, and insight about what the future may hold? The new Dunn Lumber podcast offers helpful information from the remodeling experts at Shirey Home Pro, Potter Construction, Irons Brothers Construction, J.M. Bogan Remodeling, and Tenhulzen Residential.

  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast- How to Organize to Optimize

    30/01/2018 Duración: 54min

    Welcome to the Dunn Solutions podcast, where we’re committed to providing cutting-edge industry knowledge for the building contractor and trade professional. Certified professional organizer Debbie Rosemont visits the Dunn Lumber podcast to offer tips on how to declutter your workspace, organize your business, and prioritize what matters most.

  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast: How to Win Remodeling Projects

    19/12/2017 Duración: 31min

    Welcome to the Dunn Solutions podcast, where we’re committed to providing cutting-edge industry knowledge for the building contractor and trade professional. Nationally recognized remodeling expert Dan Bawden visits the Dunn Lumber podcast to offer valuable tips on how to conduct consultations, present remodeling bids, and win projects.

  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast: How to Evaluate the Health of Your Business

    31/10/2017 Duración: 59min

    Welcome to the Dunn Solutions podcast, where we’re committed to providing cutting-edge industry knowledge for the building contractor and trade professional. Today we’ll hear from Howard Chermak. Howard founded award-winning Chermak Construction, Inc. in 1980, and is a much-loved and respected leader in the local remodeling industry. Howard also negotiated the successful sale of his business recently, and agreed to share some of his knowledge and insight with us. On today's podcast, Howard will discuss some ways to evaluate the health of your business, including: Why it’s important to hire people who are more skilled at their trade than you are The importance of learning from your competitors Why a healthy workplace requires trust, empathy, and collaboration The value of failure, measured risk, and conquering fears Why education and community involvement are beneficial for everyone involved For information on attending future educational events, feel free to email me at jimc@dunnlumber.com.

  • Get to Know Kebony Products

    28/06/2017 Duración: 52min

    For more, visit the post here: https://solutions.dunnlumber.com/projects/get-to-know-kebony-wood-products Today we’ll hear from Andy Hehl of Kebony. Kebony is a modified wood manufacturer that produces environmentally friendly, sustainable softwood lumber. Kebony's patented process uses a plant-derived waste product to enhance the lumber's durability, stability, and hardness, resulting in a modified softwood lumber with premium hardwood characteristics and rich color. On today's podcast, Andy will discuss: • the definition and benefits of modified wood • the thermal modification process • how to choose the right Kebony product for your project, home, or climate • how to build with Kebony wood, and answers to specific construction-related questions • how to clean Kebony wood

  • Important Updates to WA state L&I Rules and Regulations

    27/04/2017 Duración: 50min

    For more, visit the post here: https://solutions.dunnlumber.com/projects/important-updates-to-l-i-rules-and-regulations Erich Smith of Labor & Industries (L&I), Washington State stops by the Dunn Lumber podcast to discuss updates to the Washington Administrative Codes, proper reporting of work-related injuries, and how to utilize L&I's free consultation services. Learn more about job site safety—including fall protection trigger heights, ladder and scaffolding, and asbestos exposure.

  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast: Home Deck-Building 101: Design, Permits, and Products

    11/04/2017 Duración: 01h51s

    Today on the podcast, we’ll hear from Ron Spillers of West Coast Decks, as he discusses what you need to know to get started on your next decking project, including ways to enhance your deck design, the importance of building permits and code compliance, and the evolution of manufactured decking materials.

  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast: Planning Your Business Exit, and Strategies for a Successful Transition

    09/03/2017 Duración: 01h54s

    The Dunn Solutions podcast is committed to providing cutting-edge industry knowledge for the building contractor and trade professional. Today we’ll hear from Arnie Hendricks, who provides CFO and business planning services for small to midsize companies. In the last 25 years, Arnie has consulted with over 300 companies, helping them achieve more profitable growth while increasing the value of their business. On today’s podcast, Arnie will discuss: • Attributes of a business transition • The importance of strong financials • How to properly restate your financials for prospective buyers • Understanding your options for selling your company internally or externally • How businesses are valued, and the issues that drive the value of a company If you have additional questions for Arnie, please email him at arnie.hendricks@gmail.com, or visit his website at www.financialmanagementresources.biz. For information on future construction-related professional events, feel free to email me at jimc@dun

  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast: How Contractors Can Protect Themselves From Litigation

    24/01/2017 Duración: 39min

    Scott Noel of AMS Law joins the podcast to ​discuss litigation and employer citations related to the Washington State Safety Act (WISHA) and OSHA, while providing tips on how best to steer your business away from these costly and damaging situations.​

  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast: Document, Document, Document: How to Lower Your Insurance Rates...

    09/12/2016 Duración: 52min

    On this episode of the Dunn Solutions Podcast you’ll be hearing from Shelli Lucus-Kennedy with American Insurance Associates. Shelli has been educating and serving her clients in the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years. Shelli will explain the different options you have when managing your risk, and encouraging you to document, document, document!! Shelli will also cover the following: 1. Why you should view your insurance policies as a contract (And accept the fact that by signing, you give the insurer full authority to settle claims any way they choose) 2. She will help you understand that as a general contractor, you are already guilty if you are sued. And the only way to minimize that is the quality of your policy and paperwork. 3. What it means to do work in a Type 2 indemnity state. Why you should consider adding cyber liability to your policy if you own a cell phone. If you have additional questions for Shelli, please visit American Insurance Associates: http://www.americaninsuranceassociates.

  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast: Modern Design and James Hardie Products

    24/10/2016 Duración: 01h09min

    To learn more visit: http://solutions.dunnlumber.com/projects/the-dunn-lumber-podcast-modern-design-and-james-hardie-products Today on the Dunn Lumber podcast, we'll hear from Brian Horstmann, a representative with James Hardie building products. Brian grew up around remodeling, and has been in the industry for over 19 years. He has spent the last five of those years sharing best-practices for installing fiber cement siding. In this podcast, Brian will be focusing on today's modern design look using the HardiePanel® and the Hardie® Reveal® Panel products. He will also cover the following: How does this design choice change the building envelope? How do we navigate the different profiles of model trim? What are the keys to a quality modern design installation?

  • The Dunn Lumber Podcats: How to Protect Yourself From Liability When Hiring Trade Contractors

    19/09/2016 Duración: 51min

    To learn more visit: Today we’ll hear from Scott Hildebrand, an attorney and government affairs consultant in western Washington. As a government affairs consultant, Scott represents various entities before state and local government bodies and agencies. In this podcast, Scott will be sharing with us: How to protect yourself from liability when hiring trade contractors. What constitutes a binding contract? Are verbal contracts legally enforceable? What are the Top 10 things NOT to do when hiring trade contractors? If you have additional questions for Scott on this topic, please go to Starboard-Strategies.com And to attend a future product information breakfast, you can email me at jimc@dunnlumber.com.

  • The Dunn Lumber Podcast: Western Red Cedar Association

    18/07/2016 Duración: 48min

    This podcast features a seminar from from Paul Mackie from the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. In this podcast, Paul (he's known as "Mr. Cedar" to many in the industry) covers extractive bleeding and the advantages of using stainless steel fasteners, the myth that unprimed cedar can sometimes react with house wrap products, and the real green story behind Western Red Cedar lumber. Dunn Lumber is a locally-owned family business serving the home improvement needs of the city of Seattle since 1907. We're dedicated to giving our customers access not only to the highest quality materials but also to cutting edge industry knowledge. Our Dunn Lumber podcast episodes highlight our vendors, products, and expert advice. We hope you'll give them a listen! Dunn Lumber: Building Success Together.

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