Rob, Kiley and Patrick hear from listeners about business books for contractors and pool kits before taking listener questions about shop-ceiling heights, Foamglas insulation, and home-energy efficiency.
In this Pro-Talk podcast Patrick talks to Paul Torcellini, an engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, about home efficiency, moving to a renewable-energy utility grid, and how Paul built a net-zero house for his family.
After 20 years in a corporate job, this lifelong craftsperson took a leap of faith to start a business doing the work that he truly loves, and he’s never been happier.
Brian, Matt, and Patrick hear from listeners about good-looking gate hinges and real-world budgets before taking listener questions about living with your own work, lowering a basement floor, and the best way to fit and prep doors.
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Patrick talks to stereotomist Pat Moore about how he learned the ancient building technique of sterotomy from guild-trained French timber framers.
Patrick, Kiley, and Rob hear from listeners about DIY insulation vacs and AV gas for generators before taking questions on nasty crawlspaces, polished concrete floors, and hiring your first employee.
In this second installment of a two-part Pro-Talk podcast, Mike and Patrick discuss the perks and headaches of owning a small business, the future of plumbing and heating, and dealing with problem customers.
Patrick, Rob, and Brian hear from listeners about cool roofs and acoustics before taking questions on wall assemblies for basements, conditioning a woodshop, and air-sealing with liquid WRB.
Hear about the ups and downs on one builder's path to creating a sought-after company with a reputation for executing the highest quality work.