Jody Underhill’s Hiring Secrets: How Rapid Hire Pro Helped 300+ Companies

Struggling to attract top talent for your deck building company? In this insightful episode, renowned recruitment strategist Jody Underhill reveals the unconventional tactics he used to help over 300 home service businesses hire a staggering 3,500+ employees in under 3 years. Jody exposes the costly mistakes most deck builders make when recruiting and shares his proven system for landing rockstar hires – from crafting irresistible social media job ads to automating follow-ups that nurture applicants. You’ll discover how to entice workers who aren’t actively job hunting, conduct efficient video interviews, and align new hires with your company culture and values.

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Behind The Scenes: April Edwards And Bobby Warren

April Edwards, the CEO of Deck Builder Marketers, took an interesting path from commercial art to leading a digital marketing agency. On the “We Love Deck Builders” podcast, she talks about adapting her career after having children and the importance of letting go of control to trust her team. Her leadership style focuses on coaching and collaboration, and she prioritizes client focus, aiming to empower deck builders to achieve their goals. For April, success goes beyond money – it’s about improving lives.

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Jeff Mudd on Deck building and Recruitment

Join us on ‘We Love Deck Builders’ as April Edwards welcomes Jeff Mudd, a renowned figure in the decking industry and the insightful voice behind ‘The Trades Podcast.’ With over 17 years of experience, Jeff shares his journey, the current state and future of deck building, addresses the labor shortage, and offers strategic advice on recruitment and business growth. Dive into this episode for valuable insights to elevate your deck building business.

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Building Solid Ground: Craftsmanship and Connections

In this episode of “We Love Deck Builders,” April Edwards interviews Tara and Tommy from Solid Ground, exploring their journey from hospitality to leading a deck building empire in St. Louis. They discuss the importance of values like honesty and trustworthiness in their work, their recognition as DuraLife Deck Specialists of the Year, and how treating clients like family has been key to their success. Tune in for an inspiring look at building a thriving business while maintaining strong community ties and personal connections.

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Innovations and Insights with Lainie Sleppin

Join us on “We Love Deck Builders,” where host April Edwards, a renowned growth strategist in the decking world, sits down with industry luminary Lainie Sleppin. In this episode, we uncover the evolving landscape of the decking industry, from the latest trends to pivotal business strategies shaping the future. Lainie, with her extensive experience and hands-on approach, shares invaluable insights into overcoming industry challenges, leveraging technology, and harnessing the power of networking. Whether you’re a seasoned deck builder or just starting, this conversation promises a wealth of knowledge to elevate your business. Dive into the future of decking with us and discover how to build the business you deserve.

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Legacy Decks Academy

Welcome to this podcast episode featuring Chris and Amy Breen from Legacy Decks Academy. Whether you’re new to deck building or a seasoned pro, this episode is packed with valuable insights. Learn how the Breens have transformed deck builders into savvy business owners, tackling challenges like disorganization and unclear business models. Recognized with the 2022 NADRA Award, their innovative approach has reshaped the industry. We discuss balancing hands-on work with business management, scaling while maintaining quality, and future trends. Tune in for expert strategies and success stories from Chris and Amy Breen.

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DeckExpo Recap: with April Edwards & Mackenzie Zera

In this episode, April Edwards and Mackenzie Zera share insights from DeckExpo on running a successful deck building business. They cover understanding client needs, independent business models, and having a clear vision. Key topics include exceptional customer experiences, effective recruitment, knowing your numbers, and implementing new ideas. They also discuss SOPs and retaining top talent. A must-listen for deck builders and entrepreneurs looking to enhance their business and team management skills.

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Blueprints for Success: The Mitchell Construction Story With Mike Mitchell

In this episode of “We Love Deck Builders,” host April Edwards chats with Mike Mitchell from Mitchell Construction. Learn about the company’s journey from its start in 1978 to becoming a leader in low-maintenance decks. Mike shares lessons on transitioning the family business, embracing niche markets, and the importance of knowing your numbers. Discover how focusing on the right projects and clients helped them exceed sales goals, and the role of delegation and personal growth in their success. Tune in for valuable insights, strategies, and the story of a family legacy in deck building.

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