DirtStories: The Podcast
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Kurtis Samchee from MGI Construction explores the benefits of putting people and company values first, the importance of personal connection and winning bids in the construction industry.
Listen Time: 53:26
From the daughter of a contractor to the founder of an all-women construction company, Kendall Ansell from Belle Construction shares her Dirt Story.
Listen Time: 40:58
Women have been consistently talked about as the missing labour force for the construction industry. Angela Cacace from Move Over Bob explores why it’s important to make room for women in the industry and how this can be done.
Listen Time: 52:21
“Priestly Demolition is globally recognized as being an innovate demolition company that leads the industry. Ryan Priestly joins this episode of DirtStories to share some stories about his experiences in the world of Demolition.
Listen Time: 41:32
Getting paid can be a headache in the industry. Break down this pain-point for contractors with Alex Dunn from Levelset and get an inside look at the world of payment in construction.
Listen Time: 48:18
It’s time to start thinking about snow removal. Brent Giles from DOZR explores the topic of snow removal and winter season in this episode of DirtStories.
Listen Time: 39:26
Construction technology is a buzzword that we talk about a lot in the industry. We invited Mallorie Brodie from Bridgit to join us on DirtStories to break down what this topic is and what “construction tech” really means.
Listen Time: 31:09
Keith Ardron from Ardron Landscape INC joins Becca Grieb to chat about landscaping trends, the rise of the outdoor living space and how hes seen the connection between people and nature has changed throughout his career.
Listen Time: 36:07
We chatted with David Broomhead, CEO and Co-Founder of Trade Hounds, about using technology to address the labour shortage that continues to challenge the industry. It’s another way that technology is helping to solve problems facing the industry.
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Welcome to Episode 18 of DirtStories. In this episode, we are looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small farming. COVID-19 has changed a lot about our world. It's changed how we work, how we play, how we socialize and even how we think and plan for the...
In this episode of DirtStories, we chat with Paul Pacheco, the coordinator for the Heavy Equipment Operators Training Program at Conestoga College in Guelph, Ontario. Learn about the program, the benefits of taking a heavy equipment training course and what makes a great operator.
Listen Time: 41:17
Tony DiGiovanni has been Executive Director of Landscape Ontario for over 30 years. Learn how he got involved in the association, how associations are still relevant in the 21st century and how technology is changing the role of associations in this episode of DirtStories.
Listen Time: 43:13
Chris Loftin of Jackman Construction chats with Becca Grieb about sustainable building practises, a Kitchener Ontario building that’s built out of cross laminated timber and the future of green construction.
Listen Time: 32:27
Bryan Wickson from Equipment Exchange discusses heavy equipment auctioning, how technology is changing the world of heavy equipment and the role social media plays in business. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.
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Joe Jackson from Floatr chats with Becca Grieb about running an equipment floating business during the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses his drive for self-improvement and how social media has impacted his business.
Listen Time: 31:57
Mental health is often referred to as the “silent epidemic” in construction. Jack Veitch and Stephanie Jones from the Canadian Mental Health Association break down this huge topic in this episode of DirtStories.
Listen Time: 39:51
Brent Giles, Director of Customer Success at DOZR, talks about finding a career he’s passionate about, cool trends in landscaping, the value of relationships and more in this episode of DirtStories.
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Cliff Fetner, CEO and founder of Soil Connect chats about starting a construction tech business after working as a builder and developer for over 30 years. Cliff also discusses the future of technology in construction, the role of tech in problem solving and the value of change.
Listen Time: 39:28
Ryan Kunisch discusses how tech tools and organizational software can help encourage proactive resource management. Ultimately, taking a proactive approach through the power of data will make sites both more productive and safer.
Listen Time: 32:30
Chad Hollingsworth, cofounder of Triax, discusses Internet of Things technology, what it means for the construction industry, the importance of data collection and how small businesses can embrace tech.
Listen Time: 43:41
Devcon Inc VP Devan Rosluk chats with Becca Grieb about founding the company with his father, dealing with COVID-19 and how he got involved in the construction industry. Get insights into being an Alberta contractor in 2020 in this episode of DirtStories.
Listen Time: 40:05
Tim Forestell of DOZR discusses how to build authentic, genuine and lasting customer relationships in a digital era. Listen to learn more.
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Desi Matel-Anderson is Chief Wrangler at the Field Innovation Team. Her team leads communities through problem solving, crisis management and innovation during times of crises. In this episode, Desi explores the role of innovation and resilience during COVID-19 and beyond.
Listen Time: 44:57
COVID-19 has changed the world and is continuing to do so quickly. The construction industry has been and will be changed because of this pandemic. DOZR CEO Kevin Forestell explores how COVID-19 has impacted the construction industry and how it will change construction in the future.
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DOZR CEO Kevin Forestell talks about the latest construction trends, the future of construction tech and what he’s looking forward to in ConExpo 2020.
Listen Time: 23:30
DOZR CEO chats with Cindy McCree-Bodine from McCree General Contractors and Architects in Orlando, Florida. Being a woman in the construction industry, the role of family in the company and different projects are discussed in this podcast.
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What is DirtStories and why did we start this podcast? Hear from Becca and the DOZR Executive Team about the history of DirtStories and what you can expect from this podcast.
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