Join us March 30-31 for Leadership Training

Come get Leadership Tools, Certification, Networking, and Accountability to take your business to the next level.

Grow your business through

Leadership Development

Gain time-freedom, reduce stress, and conquer chaos in your business.

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  • Is your business consuming all your time?
  • Is the chaos in your business causing you to burn out?
  • Do you struggle to find and keep good team members?
  • Do you feel isolated with no one to turn to for help with the challenges you face in your business?
  • Our clients experience...

  • Time-freedom from their business

  • Engaged team members working to achieve a common vision

  • Experienced mentors to provide guidance Increased revenue

  • Do you want these results in your business?

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    Leadership Development Tools

    Grow your business with these free leadership tools.

    Free tools to help you find the next leader in your business, scorecards to make progress on your goals, a system to help you train up your leaders and more!

    Is effective communication with your team a challenge?

  • Different types of people communicate in different ways.
  • The best way to improve your communication is to understand how other types of people communicate and how you communicate.
  • Take our free Leadership Assessment to understand yourself and improve your communication today!
  • Do you need a community of growth-minded business owners to connect with?

    As a business owner you may struggle with isolation, lack of accountability, and connecting with like-minded owners who actually understand what it's like to grow a trade business. A Mastermind group can solve these issues and propel the growth of your business by bringing you into community with other owners who face your exact challenges.

    Do you struggle to get consistent results from your team?

    Do you or your team need help with...
  • Time Management
  • Accountability
  • Communication

    Join us for our next Leadership Round-Up trainings on
  • Friday, May 3, 2024 in Lampasas TX from 8am to 4pm
  • Friday, October 25, 2024 in Lampasas TX from 8am to 4pm

    Come get Leadership Tools, Certification, Networking, and Accountability.
  • Do you need one-on-one leadership development?

    One-on-one leadership coaching helps you with...
  • Developing your leadership skills for the next level of your business
  • Training up leaders in your business
  • Accountability
  • Vision Tool development
  • Gaining time-freedom from your business
  • Not sure where to start?

    What our clients are saying...

    We specialize in working with plumbing, HVAC and electrical businesses that are looking to grow their leadership team and are ...

    1- 2 million
    In Revenue Size

    "Every single month since we first started our coaching sessions with Dan my company has seen continual growth.

    Not just financial growth (which is awesome!), I am talking about personal, team and just an overall culture shift.

    Before working with you we had no idea what importance trainings had, or written goals and quarterly rocks to get over.

    The tools you have provided to us really empower us to either stand up and take charge or keep the same as usual but your accountability will not let that happen!"

    Chris Cline

    Yochim Plumbing


    "I would give my highest recommendation for Dan Dowdy and his excellent coaching services.

    After 4 years of owning Sunflower Services - a small plumbing company - I asked Dan to coach me and our leadership team.

    Long story short, his commitment of time, his true care for our family and team, and the wisdom he’s offered have taken us to the next level as a company.

    If you’re looking for a one-and-done coach, this is not your guy. But if you want a solid partner and long-term friend to help you build your business - Dan is the man!"

    Jonathan Brickley
    Sunflower Services

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    Our upper management and mid level management at Sunrise Plumbing LLC, has been working with Dan and Built for the Trades for a little over a month now. What we have accomplished up to this point is absolutely amazing! Together, we have really given our company next level direction. Our management team is really “developing the leader within”. Our customers and team members are already benefiting from the company message. To be working with someone who has the experience and has been there and done that is priceless. I am excited about where our company will be in a year! Working with Dan and Built for the Trades is an opportunity of a lifetime!!

    Mitchell Salas
    Sunrise Plumbing LLC

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    Our mission
    is to grow your business through leadership development.

    We do that by serving you, by listening to your vision and providing customized coaching, training, and mastermind solutions built around what you want to achieve in business and in life.

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    Built for the Trades

    is a community of people who believe in and who are...

    Proud to be an American
    Proud to be a Tradesman
    Providing Quality Work
    Serving over Selling
    Living with Integrity
    Keeping their Word
    Always Progressing
    Built on a Foundation of Faith
    What is Built for the Trades?
    We are a community helping Trade businesses grow through leadership development.

    Our Mission.
    We exist to serve our customers, by listening to their vision and providing customized coaching, training and mastermind solutions built around what they want to achieve in business and in life.

    Our Beliefs. Built for the Trades is a community of people who believe in and who are ...
  • Proud to be an American
  • Proud to be a Tradesman
  • Providing Quality Work
  • Serving over Selling
  • Live with Integrity
  • Keep Word
  • Always Progress
  • Built on a Foundation of Faith
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    Dan Dowdy is a 2nd generation Tradesman with 20+ years of experience leading multi-million dollar home service businesses. Dan loves helping business owners build self operating businesses, all while living the life of their dreams, through Leadership Training, Coaching and Mastermind Groups.
    Certifications and Accomplishments
  • Family man- married 20 years with 4 kids
  • Texas Master Plumber M-37578
  • John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach, Trainer and Speaker
  • Enneagram Certified through Cloverleaf
  • Home Service Business owner involved in multi million dollar growth
  • Certified in the Business Freedom Coaching System
  • Certified in “The Four Stages of Leadership”
  • 2x Ironman and ultra marathoner
  • One thing people don’t know about me is that I ran the Grand Canyon from the North rim to the South rim and back in one day, all self supported

  • Speaking Topic: “How to Attract and Retain Top Talented Team Members”

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