Detailed
Compact
Art
Reverse
March 30, 2020
Dovi Hirsch is a partner at Barney and Carey Lumber Specialties in Avon, MA. He talks with the guys about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, how he always wanted to own a lumber yard and much more.  Where to find our guest: @rbarneyandcarey on Instagram. https://www.barneyandcareylumber.com/ Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
March 23, 2020
Ryan Surette owns RMS Iron Works based out of New Hampshire. The guys talk about COVID-19 and how it's having a ripple effect on the construction industry. They also talk about steelwork, accountability, and tongue rings. Where to find our guest: @rmsironworksllc on Instagram. https://www.rmsironworksllc.com/ Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
March 13, 2020
This week we have PJ Antonik owner of Oak Development and Design and host of Heart of Oak airing on NBC Sports Boston and NECN. New-season premiering March 14th. PJ shares his experiences in the TV industry, corporate world, building spec homes, and a deep dive on the financial side of building. Tune in for a great one! Where to find our guest: Heart of Oak airing on NBC Sports Boston and NECN on Saturdays heartofoaktv.com @heartofoaktv on Instagram. Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
March 4, 2020
Dan Arone of Arone Brothers Development talks about investing, subcontractor management, procurement, and more.  Where to find our guest: @aronebrothers on Instagram. Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
February 29, 2020
John, Nick, and Tyler talk about current projects, the Tyler mentality, possible Modern Craftsman development project and much more.  Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
February 22, 2020
Spencer Lewis the insider carpenter joins Nick and Tyler.  Where to find our guest: @insider_carpentry on Instagram. youtube.com/insidercarpentry Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
February 13, 2020
The guys talk about coffee (briefly), speed of construction, television, and Ellie the apprentice. No guest this week.  Is there a topic you want to hear discussed on The Modern Craftsman? A guest you want to hear? Send all your thoughts to info@themoderncraftsman.org Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com Should Johnny stop making hockey references? Should Tyler grow back his mustache? Should Nick find tighter pants? Send all your thoughts to info@themoderncraftsman.org
February 7, 2020
The guys deep dive into company culture and discuss the state of craftsmanship in 2020. Anthony Vitale owns and operates Probuilt Woodworking in Southeast Michigan. Where to find our guest: @probuiltwoodworking on Instagram. Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
February 2, 2020
Tune in for a unique Q&A style conversation between Nick and Tyler. They discuss company cars, subbing out vs doing your own finishing work, explosion-proof fans, waste removal, bringing your dog to work, and value engineering.  Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
January 27, 2020
They guys are at IBS 2020 and link up with Adam McCool and Mike Grace at the Royal Building Products booth. They talk about what's good and bad about working with synthetic building materials. The types of projects you should and shouldn't use synthetic products on and much more! This episode is sponsored by Royal Building Products, the largest exterior building materials company in the US. Focus on decking, siding, and exterior trim products.  @royalbuildingproducts on Instagram  royalbuildingproducts.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
January 17, 2020
100 Episodes!! Thanks to all of you for tuning in and being a part of the conversation. The guys jump into schedule, what drives schedule, credit lines, pre-planning, and brief reminiscing of the road to 100 episodes.  They also talk about their plans at IBS 2020. This episode was sponsored by: Upstate Merch @upstatemerch on Instagram www.upstatemerch.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
January 13, 2020
Brek Goin the founder of Builders of Insta joins the guys as they prepare for IBS 2020. Brek talks about what drove him to start BOI, the reality of the labor shortage, how to connect at IBS, and much more.  Where to find our Guest: builders.of.insta on Instagram Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
January 6, 2020
On the outside, it may look like the guys have it all figured out but internally the guys are struggling with life just as much as anyone else. The guys jump into the struggle work-life balance creates and how to find solutions.  Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov 
December 13, 2019
Nick, Johhny, and Tyler sit down with moderator Tom Ellerbrook at the CCL Build on EXPO. The guys talk about attracting, developing, and maintaining youth talent with questions from a live audience of builders and contractors. Explaining their successes, failures and everything they've learned.  Where to find our Moderator: @profinder12 on Instagram Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
December 5, 2019
Christopher Quinn is a Partner at Apex Projects based in New Canaan, CT.  Chris shares his past experience of working with a company for 13 years explaining why he stayed that long and why he left. The guys jump right into project management, finding ways to teach project management, and the struggles of ownership. Johnny and Tyler are back! Where to find our Guest: cmq_apexpps on Instagram apexpps.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
December 1, 2019
David West is the owner/photographer of Born Imagery based in the Boston area. He recently shot twilight shots of NS Builders and Vintage Builders projects. David was a remodeler for 20 years and for stress and mental health reasons found joy in photography and made that his business.  Where to find our Guest: @bornimagery on Instagram bornimagery.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
November 22, 2019
Guillermo owns and operates C&S Drywall based on the island O'ahu. He talks about the housing market in Hawaii as a whole, what it takes to keep a full schedule in a unique market, a deep dive into drywall talk and much more! Where to find our Guest: @csdrywallhawaii on Instagram hullmillwork.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
November 17, 2019
Brent Hull from Hull Millwork and Hull Homes joins the guys to talk about preserving homes, the hierarchy of moulding, when did the master-builder die, tipping the scales back to craftsmanship and much more. A must-listen for the romantics! This episode is sponsored by: Cape Cod Lumber is hosting the Build On Expo December 12th in Randolph, MA. Be sure to register for free at the link below. A full schedule of events featuring Finding Unicorns - Attracting Talent to Fill Your Skills Gap with Shawn Van Dyke, How can an Interior Designer add Value to your Next Project? with Amy Kearns & Brain Charron, and Attracting, Developing and Retaining Young Talent with The Modern Craftsman.  capecodlumber.com/build-on-expo Kuiken Brothers Classical Moulding Collection featuring over 70 historically accurate moulding profiles. All milled from poplar in stock with 16ft lengths. kuikenbrothers.com Where to find our Guest: @hullmillwork_hullhomes on Instagram hullmillwork.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
November 11, 2019
Peter Jonak joins the guys to share his story and dives into responsibility, mental health, lifestyle, culture, and happiness for his employees. He had a lot of relatable information to share. Enjoy! We also have an additional guest Joe Cresta. He is the Regional Coordinator - New England for Project Healing Waters. Joe joined the guys to share what they're all about.  Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.  projecthealingwaters.org Where to find our Guest: @spirebuilders on Instagram spirebuilders.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
November 1, 2019
Tim Holton is a belt on owner of James K. Holton Inc. which specializes in residential construction based in Cochranville, PA. Tim talks about working with the Amish, training young talent, and sharing knowledge.  Where to find our Guest: jkholton.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
October 27, 2019
This week we have Andy Moore, Owner of Modern Oak construction out of Virginia. Andy opens up about a recent struggle that hit his growing 5-year-old business. John talks about exit interviews, which everyone will want to start implementing immediately.  Where to find our Guest:  @modern_oak on Instagram  Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
October 21, 2019
"A structural masonry revival fusing classical practices with modern tech to create affordable, multi-century lifecycle alternatives to disposable building."  Chrisitan Chapman joins the guys to talk about what history has taught us about building homes, and the traditional approach to building and architecture.  Where to find our Guest:  @1000yearhouse on Instagram  Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
October 13, 2019
Ryan Anderson owns and operates Native Air Conditioning in West Palm Florida. Ryan talks about his mission to strengthen the relationship between HVAC subcontractors and general contractors, geeks out with Tyler and tells some hard truths.  Where to find our Guest:  @native_air_conditioning on Instagram  Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com + Special performance by Tyler Grace
October 6, 2019
Jake Bruton owns and operates Aarow Building based in Columbia Missouri. They're custom home builders and remodelers. Jake tells his story and geeks out on building science with Nick and Johnny.  Where to find our Guest: Jake Bruton @jake.bruton on Instagram  Aarow Building on YouTube Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
September 26, 2019
Michael Walsh at 33 years old bought Wolcott Builders based in Rhinebeck, NY. He started as a laborer for Wolcott when he was a teenager and now in addition to owning the company he is also a project manager. Tune in! Where to find our Guest: www.wolcottbuilders.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
September 22, 2019
Jamie Verdura owns Verdura construction with his wife and they build high-end custom homes in the Bay Area. Jamie explains an Instagram story he posted questioning what contractors are actually doing to keep craft alive. He talks about hiring young workers, working with the bags on, running the company with his wife and much more.  Where to find our Guest: Jamie Verdura @verduraconstruction on Instagram  Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
September 12, 2019
Maxx Heerlein is a project manager for high-end builder Kirby Perkins in Newport, RI. Maxx talks about what it's like to be a project manager, how he got into the industry, and his little side hustle.  Where to find our Guest: Maxx Heerlein @mbhdesignbuild on Instagram  Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
September 8, 2019
Toby Grace, Tyler's better looking younger brother brings an outside perspective to the guys. He talks about the challenges he faces being a diesel repair tech, the limitations of growth in the auto repair industry, and the parallels to the construction industry.  Where to find our Guest: Toby Grace @toptechtoby on Instagram  Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com    
August 29, 2019
Alex Melendez is a 25-year-old breaking into the construction business in LA. He's 4 years in, hungry to learn and working towards becoming a licensed carpenter. Alex talks about what lead him to the construction industry.  Where to find our Guest: Alex Melendez @am_builder on Instagram   Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
August 22, 2019
Luke Mann is the owner of Rangeline Homes. They provide new construction and renovations to the foothills of Denver. Luke talks about employee policies, subcontractor policies, transitioning into a management position, new construction vs. renovations, taxes, smoking policies and much more.   Where to find our Guest: Luke Mann @rangelinehomes on Instagram   Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
August 16, 2019
This week the guys talk about effort and how it impacts every aspect of their life. They also touch on being inspired by old houses, details, schedule, quality, and much more.  Article Tyler references: https://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2013/12/13/eave-returns-interpreting-gyhr-details/  Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
August 11, 2019
You know him from This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop the legend Norm Abram joins the guys. They talk about This Old House, The New Yankee Workshop, being on TV, building Norm's house, moving the industry forward, and much more.  This episode was sponsored by: Kuiken Brothers @kuikenbrothers on Instagram www.kuikenbrothers.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
August 4, 2019
Will Dennis is the owner of Premier Woodcrafting which specializes in wood floor installations. Will talks about how he got into carpentry, NWFA (national wood flooring association), working with builders, no excuses, adding value, and some tips and tricks of the trade.    Where to find our Guest: Will Dennis @premierwoodcrafting98 on Instagram   Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
July 21, 2019
 Ken Decost is the lead cabinet maker at NS Builders in Boston. Ken takes us behind the curtain of what it's like to work at NS Builders. He talks about efficiency, raising the bar, process and what it's like being a craftsman.    Where to find our Guest: Ken DeCost @kendecost on Instagram   Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
July 14, 2019
Brendan O'Sullivan is the owner and carpenter for Keystone Home Remodeling in Norristown, PA. He talks about the difference in markets, why he left the flip market, making mistakes, and getting paid what you're worth.    Where to find our Guest: Brendan O'Sullivan @thekeystonecarpenter on Instagram   Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
June 28, 2019
Lou Mellinghausen owns Penn Painting based in Chalfont, Pennsylvania and is Fine Paints of Europe certified. Lou talks about his background, transparency with clients and dives deep on what's safe to share or keep secret on social media when it comes to trade secrets.    Where to find our Guest: Lou Mellinghausen @pennpainting on Instagram     Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com      
June 21, 2019
Nate Gusakov works for Zone 6 Energy based in Vermont. They are AEROBarrier installers and home efficiency experts. Nate talks about the process and science behind getting your home to maximum efficiency. This is a deep dive into the future of insulating homes and there's a banjo.  This episode is sponsored by AEROBarrier  www.aerobarrier.net     Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com   Where to find our Guest: Nate Gusakov @wallacegusakov on Instagram www.zone6energy.com   Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman    
June 16, 2019
The three amigos are back! The guys fall into several rabbit holes but touch on credit, stealing, inspiration, advertising, being published, and much more.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman  
June 7, 2019
Matt Sargent joins John and Tyler to talk about the not so obvious benefits of a well-designed home.  Matt is the Partner and Studio Director at Island Architects. "Matt has happily spent over 20 years designing custom homes and renovating historic properties throughout the East Coast. His work spans from historic Boston, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and the coast of Maine all the way through South Carolina." -excerpt from Island Architects website.  Where to find our guest: Matt Sargent @islandarchitects & @mattsargearc on Instagram www.islandarchitects.com Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman  
May 29, 2019
Ben Horning owns a design-build firm that operates out of Chester County PA. Ben's background is in financing and comes to construction from the business side. He emailed The Modern Craftsman to argue making money should be just as important as high craftsmanship.  Where to find our guest: Ben Horning @bhdb_ben on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
May 24, 2019
Nick, Tyler, and John are back! The guys have on Milissa Hyrsko and Amy Kearns and debate about owning mistakes vs. admitting fault and builders workload vs. designers workload. They also discuss warranties, movers, podcast life and much more.  Where to find Modern Design Minds: @moderndesignminds on Instagram.  Melissa Hryszko @verandainterior on Instagram. Amy Lynn @amylynn_interiors on Instagram. Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
May 19, 2019
Modern Design Minds takes of The Modern Craftsman! Melissa Hryszko & Amy Kearns put Tyler in the hot seat and talk about designers, the role designers play in the PROcess, regulating designers and more. Enjoy! Where to find Modern Design Minds: @moderndesignminds on Instagram.  Melissa Hryszko @verandainterior on Instagram. Amy Lynn @amylynn_interiors on Instagram. Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
May 13, 2019
This week Mike Telich of Telich Custom Homes out of Baton Rouge Louisiana joins the guys. He talks about taking risks, what gives him an edge, not bidding against other contractors, the hardest lessons learned and being confident vs cocky with your skill.  This Episode is sponsored by Kuiken Brothers.  Where to find our guest: Mike Telich @telichcustomhomes on Instagram Where to find our sponsor: Kuiken Brothers @kuikenbrothers on Instagram www.kuikenbrothers.com Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
May 6, 2019
If you're starting a business or have plans to start a business of any kind this episode is a must listen. The guys talk with Chris who is starting his own construction business. Chris is an avid listener of the podcast and stopped by to observe Nick's shop. Then the guys gave him a mic and started asking him the hard questions! Special thanks to Chris for being on the podcast with zero warning and jumping into the fire.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncrafts  
April 29, 2019
Nick and Tyler went live on Instagram to answer your questions. This episode circles around one main theme... making the tough decision to not compromise quality for budget. The guys share their experiences from both sides of the fence.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncrafts  
April 21, 2019
This week the guys return to their roots and talk to each other about their current struggles and try to help each other find solutions. The conversation includes making realistic schedules, client relationships, and risk tolerance.   Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncrafts
April 15, 2019
Peter Humphrey & Louisa Eggleston of Humphrey Munson talk about kitchens and kitchen design. Peter shares the origin story of Humphrey Munson and what it takes to build a brand. This episode dives deep on quality, team building, and maintaining excellence.  Humphrey Munson is based in the UK where they design and build handmade kitchens. Where to find our guests: @humphreymunson on Instagram    Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncrafts
April 8, 2019
Nick and Johnny grill Steve about what it's like working with Tyler every day and Marley shares an interesting story about working with a feng shui consultant on one of his new construction projects. The guys have a deep discussion about building and maintaining strong relationships with employees.  Where to find our guests: John Marley @finewoodworking on Instagram Steve Kane @stevekane1022 on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncrafts
April 1, 2019
CJ Nielsen is a high-end residential electrical contractor in Sonoma County California. CJ talks about his start in the industry which eventually lead him to create CNC Electric. He discusses the economy he works in, wildfires, and where he sees himself in 10 years.  Where to find our guest: CJ Nielsen @cnc_electric on Instagram.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
March 25, 2019
In our final podcast from the International Builders Show 2019, the guys talk with Manny Neves. Manny started out in the film industry and then found himself renovating homes in Toronto CA. The guys talk about starting out and finding your inner confidence, understanding the client relationship on a deeper level and the good & bad of Instagram.  This episode is sponsored by Thermory.  Where to find our guests: Manny @hardcorerenos on Instagram and YouTube.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
March 17, 2019
We dropped by the Buildertrend booth at IBS to talk with Paul Wurth VP of Sales. The guys dive deep on the benefits and the drawbacks of implementing software on the job site. Nick uses BuilderTrend for his jobs and Johnny has his own system. Get an in-depth look at both sides.  This episode is sponsored by Buildertrend.  Where to find our guests: @buildertrend on Instagram. Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman  
March 11, 2019
We stopped at the Huber Engineered Woods booth at the International Builders Show and talked with Jure Krpan of Dakota Homes and Matt Minchew GM ZIP System Roof Applications. Don't be alarmed if you visit @dakotahomes on Instagram and see no profile picture. Jure builds custom homes in Vancouver Canada. Matt Minchew is spearheading the growth of ZIP System Roof Applications. The guys talk about quality and how you can't fake it.  This episode is sponsored by Huber Engineered Woods.  Where to find our guests: Jure Krpan @dakotahomes on Instagram. Matt Minchew @huberwood on Instagram.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman  
March 4, 2019
Our second episode coming out of the International Builders Show 2019 features Richard Trethewey. He has been the plumbing and HVAC expert on This Old House for the past 40 years. Rich talks about the future of the trades, why he decided to share his expertise and techniques on TOH and shares some great stories!  Where to find our guest: Richard Trethewey @thisoldplumber on Instagram & Twitter and This Old House Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman  
February 25, 2019
Internation Builders Show 2019! The guys set up at the Schluter-Systems booth to talk with Adam L. Esparza of ALE Tile & Andrew Acker of Schluter-Systems. They discuss the evolution of tiling as a trade and the important details that are often overlooked or disregarded. A must listen for all things tile! Where to find our guest: Adam L. Esparza @aletile on Instagram  Andrew Acker @schlutersystemsna on Instagram  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman This episode is sponsored by Schluter-Systems North America.      
February 18, 2019
This year the International Builders Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) are in Las Vegas and the guys share their past experiences and how to maximize your time at the show. To start the episode National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) CEO Jerry Howard joins the guys and shares his story and talks about IBS and the future of Design and Construction Week. 
February 11, 2019
Melissa Hryszko of Veranda Estate Homes Inc. and co-host of the Modern Design Minds Podcast joins the guys to share her process, work-life balance, the power of saying no and much more.  Where to find our guest: Melissa Hryszko @verandainterior on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
February 3, 2019
Brian "Sedge" Sedgeley shares his journey from making cabinets in Flordia to working with Festool across the country. Buckle up it's a good one! Where to find our guest: Brian Sedgeley @festoolsedge & @sedgetv on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
January 27, 2019
Jeff Sweenor President and CEO of Sweenor Builders in Narragansett, RI joins the guys and shares his 30 years of building experience and knowledge. Jeff talks about numbers, building his team, working with This Old House, and much more.  Where to find our guest: Jeff Sweenor @sweenor_builders on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
January 20, 2019
Jeff Harvey of Harvey Homes and Interiors shares why he started his business and how he has cultivated a thriving culture for his employees. He also talks about an accident he had on the job site and how sharing his story on social media was a wake-up call to builders in the IG community.    Where to find our guest: Jeff Harvey @harveyhomesandinteriors on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
January 14, 2019
Tim Uhler of Awesome Framers talks about his values, work ethic, and shares the truth about tool reviews in the age of Instagram.  Where to find our guest: Tim Uhler @awesomeframers on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
January 7, 2019
What do you do when your guys take on side work? Should you consider creating a partnership?  Just a couple of the questions that come up while the guys talk with Matt Troyer CEO of Emergent Group out of Indianapolis.  Where to find our guest: Matt Troyer @emergent_indy on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
December 26, 2018
Zach shares his story about how and why he focuses on the high-end painting market. He talks about the difficulty of saying no and shares the proof to his success.  Where to find our guest:  Zach Kenney @zkpainting on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
December 17, 2018
Brian Charron of Silver Phoenix talks about his sub-pool and how he utilizes them across his projects. The guys also get into a discussion about project management and valuing your time.  Where to find our guest: Brian Charron @silver_phoenix_construction on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
December 14, 2018
Brian Charron of Silver Phoenix Construction joins John, Nick, and Tyler to discuss how he got into the construction business and how he balances his family and work. This is part 01 of 02 talking with Brain.  Where to find our guest: Brian Charron @silver_phoenix_construction on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
December 5, 2018
The guys talk about the reality of getting things done before the holiday season and the setbacks they face.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
November 26, 2018
Amy Lynn of Amy Lynn Interiors talks about the difference between interior designers and decorators,  the relationship between interior designers and contractors/architects and describes her day to day as a functional designer. 
November 19, 2018
"Inspiring The Next Generation of Craftsman" a panel discussion at the Kuiken Brother Live Product EXPO featuring Nick, Tyler, and Johnny with Kevin O'Connor hosting. The guys talk about what they're doing to keep craftsmanship alive and what the future holds. 
November 12, 2018
Mike Elayan joins the guys to talk about billing, money and building custom homes vs. spec homes. 
November 5, 2018
Mark Martinez shares his story from being a bad a** framer all the way to Martinez Tool Co. Buckle up for a great episode.  
October 29, 2018
Tyler shares how he developed his system for vetting incoming jobs. The guys also talk about finding subs who work with a sense of urgency. 
October 22, 2018
The guys discuss the future of the trades and how to bring in young talent. 
October 16, 2018
Instagram live Q&A with Nick and John. 
September 14, 2018
In this episode, Matt Risinger @risingerbuild and the guys talk about the benefits and drawbacks of closed foam insulation, managing your business through economical downtimes and finding the balance between work and family life.
July 19, 2018
Instagram Live Q&A with John, Nick and Tyler.
July 9, 2018
Jeff Himstedt owner of @j.him_woodworking talks about how he manages working full time for the military services and runs his woodworkings business at night.
May 31, 2018
Shawn Van Dyke starts our Business Coaching Series!!! Author of “The Paperwork Punch List” 28 Days to Streamline Your Construction Business. Former GC; Redbud Construction (7yrs) and Chief Operating Office at Finish Point Trim & Millwork (3+ yrs). Love some good biz talk and this is Shawn’s bread & butter, enjoy!!! Shawnvandyke.com
April 25, 2018
Jason Burgess, a life long carpenter grew up building homes the “old school” way. Working for a local builder that would farm his own logs and mill them into the necessary lumber to build the homes they created. Start to finish, he would be onsite with his boss performing almost every trade. Jason went off into to a number of related careers only to come back to residential construction with he started his company. Beginning with his personal home, he put a heavy focus on the efficiency and advanced methods of construction. Now a growing business he continues to educate himself and his clients to understand his approach to provide a superior hone.   
April 12, 2018
Steel fabricator turned craftsman and this is The Build Show’s Jordan Smith. We chat w/ Jordan about his roll at Risinger Co. & his path to connecting w/ residential construction and Matt Risinger.
April 2, 2018
Jeremy Cottingham of @Cottingham LTD. breaks down his fast growth in the residential contracting world & his realization that it wasn’t his passion.  This realization guided him a specialized niche that pushes his passion and creativity to the limits. We also tough on growth…. Growing just to grow to cover all the jobs and not scaled growth. Hope you enjoy Podcast #2 live from JLCLive 2018!!!
March 26, 2018
Kicking off JLC Live 2018 at the Huber Engineered Woods Booth with Mike Guertin. Mike is a builder, editorial advisor for Fine Home Building and a JLC Live teacher. We chat with Mike about all he is doing within the building community and so much more!
March 21, 2018
We talk shop w/ Arizona builder Brad Leavitt of A Finer Touch Construction Company. He shares how he got his start in the construction industry, business plan, culture, hiring process and so much more!
March 13, 2018
We go live answering your questions while attending Cape Cod Lumber’s social media meet-up!!! 
February 24, 2018
In November 2016, The Modern Craftsman was created.... Thanks to Kuiken Brothers, Nick, Tyler and John all met for the first time. Give a listen to this first meet up with a seminar the boys took part in called "The Modern Craftsman and Social Media".
February 10, 2018
Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s Editorial Director; Rob Yagid closes out our podcasts while at IBS 2018. Son of a master carpenter, this industry is in his blood! Rob spearheaded the #keepcraftalive movement and we dig into where this industry is heading..... Rob is a great guy and a pleasure to speak with. We hope you enjoy this podcast!!!!
February 5, 2018
We chat w/ Christine Marvin a 4th generation Marvin family member of Marvin Windows & Doors!! We wanted to know the secret to building a huge company while keeping the culture of a small business!!!
January 19, 2018
Tom Silva is really all you need to say..... Tom is responsible for inspiring so many of us for being introduced to this industry.  Such a class act and a pleasure to talk to. Hope you Enjoy!!! Huge thank you to This Old House & Marvin Windows and Doors for the opportunity!!!
January 16, 2018
Matt Risinger has so much knowledge to drop that we had to put a mic in front of him for a 3rd time!!!! We crashed the booth of Huber Eng. Woods, and talked a little about what we thought about their products.... Also, hit building science and so much more.  Enjoy!!!
January 12, 2018
@toolaholic joins us for our 2nd podcast from the floor of the 2018 International builder show in Orlando. Kiefer gives us a little insight into 2018 plans, tools, site crashers, IG content & his view of the industry.
January 12, 2018
2018 International Builders Show starts us off w/ Washington based Dr. Decks!!  Jason is a trend setter specializing in the Art of PVC checking & rail heat bending & modification. We chat about this start in the business, the evolution of his career & impact on the deck building industry.
December 4, 2017
We loved speaking w/ Matt Risinger just as much as u loved listening.  So, here’s part 2!!!! Enjoy!!!!
November 20, 2017
Zack Dettmore or @dettmore101 joins the guys for an in depth chat of his early stages in the construction industry and how he started and runs Dettmore Home Improvements. Zack also talks about his future plans for his company.
October 10, 2017
Part 1 of 2 Matt Risinger of Risinger & Company Texas based High Performance Custom Home Builder. Matt is the perfect blend of high-end execution/ building science / amazing communicator. Want more about Matt check out his YouTube channel or at: mattrisinger.com  rising.co
September 20, 2017
Joe Mitchell our first Modern Craftsman to be featured on Instagram and now we get to hear his story.   We talk about the atmosphere & years at Finish Point and the new venture of Revelation Trim Works & GypsyHammer!!! Why he made the change, and the thought process to value risk over complacency.
September 12, 2017
W/ the handle @RIwoodworker you think the conversation would be about tools, sawdust, cabinetry and technique….. We hit these topics but our convo was around systems & the numbers of the biz. Learn how you build on your skill and create an a family of companies that covers all the components of this industry.
September 4, 2017
@JCH_cabinets or Jon Hilgenberg as he's know in the real world. We get to chat about cabinets, this craft, the industry and everything in-between.  Really cool to hear how Jon got in the biz and how he was treated early on in his career that shaped who and how he works today! Great guy and amazing craftsman!!!!
August 14, 2017
Branding! We chat w/ @upstatemerch about what they see in trends, do's & don'ts and how their company has helped so many companies showcase their brand through apparel.   
August 2, 2017
We dig a little deeper into the discussion of scale, details & what’s happening to the culture of today’s Homes. We talk w/ Brandon Ingram, Atlanta Georgia based Architect. We touch on how he got started, schooling, passion, mind-set and how he’s grown in such a short time.    
July 13, 2017
Let's talk mechanicals!!!!! We talk w/ Eric Aune of @mechanicalhub about how this side of the trade is evolving; tools, materials, speed/ pricing, etc.  
July 9, 2017
Today we chat w/ @alex7020 of Central PA. Alex along w/ his brothers are building homes on the side while keeping full-time jobs. We touch on how their first spec home burned to the ground weeks before closing and we drill down on the "why" they aren't committing full-time to the spec/ custom home gig they are so passionate about.
July 1, 2017
We sit down w/ the guy responsible for connecting the three of us and inspiring The Modern Craftsman movement. Ryan Mulkeen, Director of Marketing Kuiken Brothers Company, Inc. We talk trim, history of it, what's changed and what needs to be done to bring the craftsmanship & details BACK!!! Another amazing episode!!!!
    15
    15
      0:00:00 / 0:00:00