How the Trades Can Benefit from Diversifying with Women and Minorities

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In this episode of the Built for the Trades podcast, host Dan Dowdy welcomes Allie Perez with George Plumbing Company in San Antonio. Dan and Allie discuss the traction to be gained by diversifying the trades with women and minorities.  If you’re in the trades and looking for ways to diversify your workforce and team, […]

How To Recruit In The Trades Using Social Media

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In this episode of the Built for the Trades podcast, host Dan Dowdy welcomes Levi Torres with High Five Plumbing in Denver. Levi is doing something that is ahead of the times when it comes to using social media to recruit in the trades, Dan and Levi discuss how he’s really caught a lot of […]

How to Reduce Your Stress and Have a Clear Vision In Your Life and Business

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In this episode of the Built for the Trades podcast, host Dan Dowdy welcomes Stephen Christopher with Wit Digital. Dan and Stephen discuss reducing stress, getting more clear on where you’re going, and being able to make decisions. There are many times business owners, and leaders in the trades get in their way, and Stephen has excellent tips for getting out of those same ruts in the road. 

Creating the Next Generation of Skilled Tradesmen

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In this episode of the Built for the Trades podcast, host Dan Dowdy welcomes Brant Martin with Martins Rod and Customs. Dan and Brant talk about bringing in the next generation of skilled tradesmen and women and how to equip them for success in their careers to come!  “How you do anything is how you […]

How Built For The Trades Got Started

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“Everyone has a story to tell and is the core of who you are as a unique individual.” In this episode, our Founder Dan Dowdy shares his story of where he came from and how Built For The Trades got started. Dan is a second-generation tradesman, growing up in the family business, learning about hard […]

Building Generational Companies with Core Values In Mind

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In this episode with Dan Dowdy, he interviews Chris Cline from Yochim Plumbing, who is a Founding Member here at Built For The Trades. Dan and Chris chat about their experiences with being second-generation tradesmen and being “old school” where integrity, hard work, and a handshake means everything in business. Chris’s story of how his […]

Appreciation: The Undervalued Tool in Employee Retention

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In this episode of the Built for the Trades podcast, host Dan Dowdy, welcomes Michael Sauer from Scorpion to the show. Dan and Michael talk about employee retention attracting great team members, how to curb The Great Resignation, what the “love languages of appreciation” are and how to practice them in real life. “51% of […]