The Construction Life
The Construction Life
Manny Neves and Carlito Pavlovic
What is The Construction Life? It is a 5am wake up, work out, shower, prepare lunch, send off the family, hop into the van, call the crews and suppliers, arrive on site, organize, prep, build, have fun, wrap up, end the day on a high note, head home, spend time with the family, prep for the next day, turn in, sleep, and wake up and do it all over again because you love what you do every single day of The Construction Life. Good Enough Will Never Be Good Enough For Us.
#300 Gary from @marescarpentry and Carrie from @mysticalca talk about something that has affected so many of us: cancer
On this 300th episode of the Construction Life Podcast, Gary from @marescarpentry and Carrie from @mysticalca talk about something that has affected so many of us: cancer. Come listen to their story of hardship and perseverance, going from having 6 months to live, to beating all odds and getting the chance to have a family. Thank you for sharing such a personal story and thank you to everyone that has made TCL the one construction show to share real stories. Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show. Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join us in studio! TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
Nov 27
1 hr 43 min
#299 Monique of AMA Roofing Supplies joins us to talk about running a mom-and-pop and staffing issues
Monique of AMA Roofing Supplies joins us to talk about running a mom-and-pop and staffing issues. She tells us how both shingles and tradespeople have changed over the decades, for better and worse. We also cover recession concerns and just how much prices have increased. Monique also explains her gripes with insurance making it too hard to hire drivers, and shares an interesting tidbit about homeowners buying and installing their own metal roofs. Tune into this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Interested in AMA Roofing Supplies? Check out their website, AMARoofingSupplies.com, their Twitter, @AMARoofing1979, their Instagram, @AMA_Roofing_Supplies, or email Monique at MoniqueL@AMARoofingSupplies.com. Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on TikTok and Pinterest @the_amabel_letters, and Instagram @_the_amabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated. Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show. Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join us in studio! TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
Nov 25
1 hr 26 min
#298 Richard Eipl of RETile & Finishes joins us to talk tiling, welding and more
Richard Eipl of RETile & Finishes joins us to talk tiling. To start, Richard talks to us about his past in welding and the health risks that made him leave. Richard has some strong opinions about everything from clips to thin-set to blades to grout. For everything you need to know about climatizing tile, working on century homes, thin-set setting temperature, tiling on ceilings, priming and epoxy, tune into this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Interested in RETile & Finishes? Check them out at RETile&Finishes.com and @RETile&Finishes, or send them an email at RE.TileandFinishes@gmail.com. Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on TikTok and Pinterest @the_amabel_letters, and Instagram @_the_amabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated. Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show. Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join us in studio! TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
Nov 23
1 hr 47 min
#297 Clint Young of Fieldstone General Contracting talks about subcontractors, pricing & tiling
Clint Young of Fieldstone General Contracting joins us to talk about subcontractors, pricing and tiling. We discuss how tradespeople can balance rising material prices with making a profit without selling themselves out of a job. That leads to Clint's three-strike rule with subcontractors and the importance of building relationships. We also get into tiling gripes, and educating clients about materials. Tune into another great episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Interested in Fieldstone General Contracting? Check out their website, FieldstoneGeneralContracting.com, or Instagram, @FSFieldstone, or send them an email at FSFieldstone@hotmail.com. Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on TikTok and Pinterest @the_amabel_letters, and Instagram @_the_amabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated. Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show. Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join us in studio! TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
Nov 20
1 hr 45 min
#296 David Paraguirre of the Mexican Carpenter talks carpentry, construction & passion
David Paraguirre of the Mexican Carpenter joins us to talk about carpentry, construction and passion. He has a lot to say about many aspects of the industry, including whether tradespeople make enough money, whether they will be able to charge more due to the labour shortage, and whether the construction stigma is changing in younger people. We also talk about family, language and being passionate about what you do. Learn how not to undersell yourself on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast.Interested in the Mexican Carpenter? Check out their website, MexicanCarpenter.com, their Instagram, @themexicancarpenter, or send David an email at PCWorkshop@yahoo.com.Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on TikTok and Pinterest @the_amabel_letters, and Instagram @_the_amabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated.Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show.Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join us in studio!TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
Nov 17
1 hr 34 min
#295 Agnes of NextGen Professional talks women in construction & getting people into the trades
Agnes of NextGen Professional joins us to talk about women in construction and getting people into the trades. She tells us about what NextGen does to connect clients to employers and train "paper" skills, just how bad the labour shortage really is, and the importance of recognizing the skills immigrants bring to the workforce. After banging her head against the wall with the government, Agnes describes her new direction of partnering with organizations to make programs for elementary and high school students, exposing them to the trades and teaching home maintenance that should be common knowledge. To learn all about how you can get involved with NextGen, listen to this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Interested in NextGen? Check them out on their website, NextGenProfessional.com, and Instagram, @NextGenJobs, or email Agnes at Agnes@NextGenProfessional.com.Also check out NextGen at upcoming shows and conferences:WiTT (Women in Technology and Trades) Exploring Workforce Expectations at 6pm on November 16th. For more information, visit Mohawkcollege.ca/women-technology-trades.The Buildings Show. Sign up at Informaconnect.com/the-buildings-show.Labour Shortage Challenges at 1pm on November 30th. Use code MW105.Young Leaders at 2:30 on December 1st. Use code TS112.Visit the Career Hub, in collaboration with the Carpenter's Union and Career Foundations.Career Coaching seminar at 12pm on the 30th and the 1st, and at 10am on the 2nd.Mock Interviews at 3pm on the 30th and the 1st, and 12pm on the 2nd.Get involved! Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on TikTok and Pinterest @the_amabel_letters, and Instagram @_the_amabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated. Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show. Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join us in studio! TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
Nov 14
1 hr 23 min
#294 Ken Morgan of Kenneth Morgan Group talks an inspirational conversation about building up from the bottom
Ken Morgan of Kenneth Morgan Group joins us for an inspirational conversation about building up from the bottom. He explains his story of starting as a street kid and working hard through adversity. He believes in chasing passion, not money, and in two years he now has over 60 employees in a handful of companies. Learn from a man whose mindset makes sure he always gets paid on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Interested in Kenneth Morgan Group? Check out their website, KennethMorganGroup.com, or on Instagram @KennethMorganGroup, @NextLevelRailings, @NextLevelPaving, @Furniturescapes, @KennethMorganPools, or @EndlessDemolitionInc, or send Ken an email at Ken@KennethMorgan.com. Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on TikTok and Pinterest @the_amabel_letters, and Instagram @_the_amabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated. Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show. Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join us in studio! TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
Nov 13
1 hr 29 min
#293 Jason and Wendy of 780 Handyman Grand Prairie talk about construction in Alberta & small town handyman services
Jason and Wendy of 780 Handyman Grand Prairie join us to talk about construction in Alberta and small town handyman services. After giving an unintentional economic advertisement about booming Grand Prairie, they tell us about being a franchise and the lesson they learned about the importance of marketing. Jason and Wendy share what they love about their business, the historical finds they’ve uncovered from the walls of homes, and the joy they can bring to their client’s faces, just by helping them change a light bulb. Let them bring a smile to your face as well on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast.Interested in 780 Handyman? Check out their website, 780Handyman.com, or look into the Grand Prairie franchise on Instagram @780HandymanGrandPrairie or through email at GP@780Handyman.com.Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on TikTok and Pinterest @the_amabel_letters, and Instagram @_the_amabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated.Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show.Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join us in studio!TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
Nov 12
1 hr 38 min
#292 Adnan Zabian of ACAD Modular talks modular and the many projects he has going on
Adnan Zabian of ACAD Modular joins us to talk modular. He tells us about the kinds of clients interested in modular building, including a brief description of how severances work in Toronto, and how tradespeople can get into modular construction. Over the show, he shares models and drawings from the projects he's working on, giving us an idea of the kinds of things that are possible with the modular movement. If you've ever considered a shipping container home or you're looking for the future of construction tune into this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Interested in ACAD Modular? Check them out on their website, ACADModular.com, or on Instagram and Facebook @ACADModular and @AdnanZabian, or just send them an email at Info@ACADModular.com. Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on TikTok and Pinterest @the_amabel_letters, and Instagram @_the_amabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated. Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show. Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join us in studio! TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
Nov 11
1 hr 21 min
#291 Nuno from Luso Roofing and Sutton Group Security Realty joins us to talk roofing and real estate.
Nuno from Luso Roofing and Sutton Group Security Realty joins us to talk roofing and real estate. He tells us about why he and his dad hand-nail all their roofs, and about the importance of quality in roofing. We then break into a discussion about the current real estate climate, including advice about planning for the future. The last third of the show jumps back into roofing, with a conversation about different vent types, skylights, and the materials and tools he uses. Hear all about one of the most important uninspected parts of a home on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast.Interested in Luso Roofing? Check out their website, LusoRoofing.com, on Instagram and Facebook @Luso_Roofing, or send them an email at Info@LusoRoofing.com.Thank you to everyone who recently purchased a copy of Manny’s first book, The Amabel Letters. The support has been amazing. Check out the book and find out how to purchase a paperback or ebook copy at www.theamabelletters.com, on TikTok and Pinterest @the_amabel_letters, and Instagram @_the_amabel_letters. Direct questions and inquiries to info@theamabelletters, and remember, reviews are always appreciated.Connecting with The Construction Life Podcast is easy. To send a question Manny’s way, text his mobile at 416 433-5737 or email him at manny@theconstructionlife.com. Be sure to include your name and your question may be read on the show.Do you have something to add to the conversation? Email info@theconstructionlife.com to schedule a date and time to join us in studio!TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
Nov 9
1 hr 44 min
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