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Recap with Dan Dowdy: Dig Into A 4th Generation Business Owner’s Key To Success

In this episode of the Built for the Trades podcast, host Dan Dowdy recaps his recent interview with Bret Barnhart of Barnhart Excavating. Bret’s favorite core value in his business is to have no regrets, and in this recap, Dan shares the seven steps to live your life with no regrets.

As Bret’s number one core value, living with no regrets carries over from his personal life to his business. It is vital that each decision made in the business is made to ensure the employees and the customers never have regrets when working with Barnhart Excavating.

How do you do that? Listen to this episode for these top tips:

  • Find out the four core values Bret Barnhart lives by in his business.
  • Uncover the one thing you can control, despite all the changes in the world.
  • Learn the seven steps to living your life with no regrets.

If we don’t like what we do, take ownership of it and do something about it. If you don’t like where you’re at in your business, take ownership and make a change because we are in complete control of our lives.

-Dan Dowdy

About Bret

Bret Barnhart Excavating is a Native American-owned excavation company located south of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The Barnhart’s have been in the excavation business for over 75 years.  Bret Jr. is the 4th generation, Barnhart, to own his excavating company.  Bret’s great-grandfather Herb Barnhart started his company in the 1930s with mules and slips.  A few years later, Herb saw his first motor-powered dozer, bought out the company that owned it, and the Barnhart Excavating legacy began.  In the years that followed, Bret’s grandfather, father, and uncle all started their own companies and continue to work today.

Bret Barnhart Excavating was established in 2002 by Bret Jr. and has continued to grow and expand in Northeastern Oklahoma.  Our company specializes in Earthwork, Utility installation, and Government Contracting.  We use the latest GPS technology to complete our jobs with accuracy and efficiency.  We strive to ensure all business and personal decisions made by owners and employees will accomplish long-term positive outcomes.  We are proud and extremely honored to continue the remarkable legacy created by the Barnhart family.

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