Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast

Jacob Edmond

Welcome to Verify In Field. Your host, Jacob Edmond, CEO of DuckWorks, will be interviewing experts in the architectural millwork industry to bring you insights and knowledge about updates, techniques, and challenges in millwork. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this podcast is for you.


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Industry Innovations and Cultural Shifts with Innergy's Cassey Gibson
3日前
Industry Innovations and Cultural Shifts with Innergy's Cassey Gibson
In this episode, host Jacob Edmond dives into the world of millwork and the woodworking industry with guest Cassey Gibson, Chief Marketing Officer at Innergy. Together, they tackle the often overlooked but vital role of the trades and industry-related careers. From the misconception of glamorous careers to the underappreciation of skilled trades, Jacob and Cassey discuss the challenges, changes, and opportunities within the industry. They emphasize the need to promote diversity, inclusivity, and the importance of marketing and education in the millwork sector. Join us as we explore the evolving landscape of millwork and woodworking, the value of community, and the push for workforce development in this dynamic industry.0:00 Intro00:54 Welcome and Introduction to Cassey Gibson01:47 Cassey's Journey: From AWI to Innergy03:18 The Evolution of Cassey's Role at Innergy03:42 Innergy's Growth and Development04:37 The Role of Education in Innergy's Strategy06:04 Exploring Energy Peak: A Learning Management System06:52 Live Events and Summits: Expanding Innergy's Reach07:45 Understanding Innergy: An ERP Solution for Woodworkers09:15 Industry Changes Observed by Cassey13:59 Diversity and Inclusion in the Woodworking Industry21:04 Future Directions and Embracing Change21:32 Innovative Learning Strategies in the Industry21:41 The Power of Social Learning and Shared Experiences22:17 Unique Educational Approaches and Workforce Development24:10 Challenges and Solutions in Onboarding and Training25:30 The Role of Community and Social Proof in Learning31:12 Embracing Technology and Software for Industry Growth31:20 Future Aspirations for the Industry and Workforce Development33:52 Promoting a Positive Industry Image and Work Environment40:39 The Importance of Connection and Community in the Industry41:03 Closing Remarks and Contact Informationhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/industry-innovations-and-cultural-shifts-with-innergys-cassey-gibsonHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Building Smarter: Innovative Solutions with Construction Connectivity
08-05-2024
Building Smarter: Innovative Solutions with Construction Connectivity
In this episode, our host Jacob Edmond sits down with Scott Banda and Chris Eichmann from Construction Connectivity. This dynamic duo shares their expertise and insights on the latest innovations in construction technology, focusing on real-time monitoring solutions for construction sites. From discussing the importance of transparent and objective data in construction projects to the development of their groundbreaking sensor technology, our guests provide valuable insights into how technology is transforming the construction industry. Join us as we explore the impact of construction connectivity on labor shortages, quality improvement, and attracting younger talent to the field. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the industry, this episode promises to deliver engaging discussions and practical solutions for building smarter in the construction world.0:00 Introduction00:57 Introduction to Construction Connectivity Innovations04:25 The Genesis and Impact of Sensor Technology in Construction08:15 Real-Time Monitoring: A Game Changer for Construction Sites11:52 The Revolutionary Sensor Hardware Unveiled14:10 Transforming Job Site Management with Data-Driven Solutions14:34 Empowering Contractors with Objective, Real-Time Data17:21 The Future of Construction: Embracing Technology for Better Outcomes21:18 Navigating On-Site Challenges with Technology21:59 Best Practices for Sensor Deployment24:47 Expanding Use Cases and Industry Acceptance29:21 Innovations and Future Directions in Construction Connectivity33:47 Industry Insights: Changes and Constants in Construction38:38 Attracting Young Talent with Technologyhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/building-smarter-innovative-solutions-with-construction-connectivity How to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Shaping the Future of Millwork: Insights from Diego Piersanti of Ferwood
01-05-2024
Shaping the Future of Millwork: Insights from Diego Piersanti of Ferwood
In episode 55, we sit down with Diego Piersanti, a seasoned professional in the woodworking machinery industry. Host Jacob Edmond dives into Diego's experiences across both European and US markets, uncovering the nuances of the millwork industry and the challenges and opportunities it presents. Diego vividly outlines his journey from a young enthusiast in Italy to his current role at FerWood, a company specializing in used woodworking machinery. The conversation explores FerWood's white glove services, customer-focused solutions, and the ever-evolving landscape of the millwork industry. Join us as we explore the world of machinery, market dynamics, and the passion driving innovation in millwork.0:00 VIF 055 - Diego Piersanti00:47 Introduction to Diego Piersanti and FerWood00:47 Introduction to Equipment Disposal01:41 Diego's Journey into the Machinery Industry03:25 Transition to FerWood and the Wow Effect06:14 Exploring FerWood's Unique Approach to Used Machinery15:48 The Global Reach and Impact of FerWood15:58 Comparing Millwork Markets: US vs Europe19:47 Exploring the Logistics of Shipping Machinery20:36 The Ease of Machinery Movement in Europe vs. the U.S.21:47 Understanding the Speed of the Used Machinery Market22:23 The Role of a Machinery Company in Sales and Trust23:38 Proactive Customer Service and Matching Machinery25:01 Unique Challenges and Opportunities in the U.S. Market26:33 Success Stories and Business Model Insights29:51 Customer Visits and the Value of Personal Connections31:56 Future Trends in the Millwork Industry35:48 Final Thoughts and How to Connect with FerWood37:16 Maximizing Equipment Value Before Disposal37:49 The Importance of Timing in Equipment Sale38:10 Final Advice on Equipment Disposalhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/shaping-the-future-of-millwork-insights-from-diego-piersanti-of-ferwoodHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Breaking Molds, Building Futures: Jim Mayer's Manufacturing Vision
24-04-2024
Breaking Molds, Building Futures: Jim Mayer's Manufacturing Vision
In this episode our host, Jacob Edmond, engages in a thought-provoking conversation with guest Jim Mayer. They dive into the importance of aligning company culture with employees' values and involving them in shaping the organization's mission, vision, and values. The discussion also delves into crucial topics such as diversity, equity, and inclusion in the manufacturing industry, the future of culture and automation, and the impact of offshoring jobs on the middle class and economic prosperity post-World War II. Jim Mayer shares his career trajectory and insights into creating a culture to attract and retain talent in the manufacturing industry. Additionally, they explore the exciting transformation in the industry, highlighting the significance of valuing technical trades and addressing the challenges of the skills gap. This episode is an eye-opening exploration of the vital role of culture, diversity, and learning in shaping the future of manufacturing. Tune in for an enriching dialogue that offers valuable perspectives on the evolving landscape of the industry.00:00 Cultivating a Winning Culture in Organizations01:18 Introduction to Verify and Field Podcast with Jim Mayer02:00 Jim Mayer's Journey: From Construction to Manufacturing Advocate10:26 The Birth of Manufacturing Culture Podcast12:36 Bridging the Skills Gap: Stories of Impact and Innovation13:52 The Future of Manufacturing: Embracing Technology and Culture26:48 Revitalizing Skilled Trades: A New Approach to Mentorship33:04 Cultivating a Winning Culture in Organizations33:32 The Economic Influence on Cultural Fit and Employee Retention34:26 Inclusive Mission, Vision, and Values: Key to Retention35:07 The Reality of Organizational Culture vs. Employee Experience35:49 The Importance of Learning and Development in Retention37:14 Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace50:09 Intentionality in DEI Initiatives and Hiring Practices54:20 The Future of Culture and Automation in Manufacturing56:51 The Constant Human Element in Manufacturing59:04 Closing Remarks and Contact Informationhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/breaking-molds-building-futures-jim-mayers-manufacturing-visionHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
From Suits to Sawdust: Jillian Klinar's Career Pivot into the Trade
17-04-2024
From Suits to Sawdust: Jillian Klinar's Career Pivot into the Trade
In this episode, titled "From Suits to Sawdust: Jillian Klinar's Career Pivot into the Trade," our host Jacob Edmond engages in a profound conversation with Jillian Klinar. Together, they explore Jillian's significant transition from the realm of commercial real estate to her current role as a senior product specialist at Energi. Throughout their dialogue, Jillian delves into the complexities of being a woman in a predominantly male-dominated industry, the pivotal impact of diversity and inclusion, the evolving landscape of technology in the trade, and the invaluable role of mentorship and education. Join us for an insightful exploration of Jillian's remarkable career pivot and gain a deeper understanding of the millwork industry.00:00 Discovered passion in trades, found new purpose.06:30 Acknowledge lack of diversity in the industry.08:11 Positive and hardworking attitude defied gender stereotypes.12:33 Embrace diverse perspectives for organizational and personal growth.15:02 Real estate background enhances millwork industry skills.18:12 Perseverance, positivity, hope, gratitude, humility, determination.21:54 Product specialist tours industry, enhances operational efficiency.25:51 Real estate experience, thick skin, knowledge valuable.28:50 Diversity in talent brings valuable perspectives.35:06 Shift towards valuing physical labor over technology.37:41 Link in show notes for easy access.https://duckworksmw.com/podcast/from-suits-to-sawdust-jillian-klinars-career-pivot-into-the-tradeHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Sketching Success: Kevin Fassnacht's Path from Design to Entrepreneurship
10-04-2024
Sketching Success: Kevin Fassnacht's Path from Design to Entrepreneurship
We dive into the captivating journey of Kevin Fassnacht, owner of Fine Point Cabinetry. Host Jacob Edmond guides us through a thought-provoking conversation as Kevin discusses his unconventional path to cabinetry, the challenges of balancing craftsmanship with profitability, and the evolving landscape of the cabinetry industry. From his use of SketchUp in design and shop drawings to his insights on the future of the industry, Kevin shares valuable experiences and perspectives for all aspiring entrepreneurs in the millwork field. So, grab your favorite cup of coffee, sit back, and join us for an enriching discussion on creativity, entrepreneurship, and the intricate world of cabinetry.00:00 Introducing Kevin Fasnacht: A Unique Journey in Cabinetry01:25 Kevin's Path from Art Major to Cabinetry Entrepreneur03:51 The Shift from Craftsman to Business Owner04:28 Exploring New Avenues: Designing and Selling Cabinetry06:18 The Evolution of a Cabinetry Business Model10:57 Embracing Outsourcing and Expanding Creative Options20:03 The Value of Understanding Every Aspect of Your Business21:01 Finding Joy and Balance in Business21:32 The Art of Juggling Multiple Projects24:05 Embracing Entrepreneurial ADD26:53 Mastering SketchUp for Design Efficiency36:41 Predictions and Constants in the Industry41:38 Connecting and Sharing Expertisehttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/sketching-success-kevin-fassnachts-path-from-design-to-entrepreneurshipHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Navigating the Talent Market: Insights from Vicky Borkowski
03-04-2024
Navigating the Talent Market: Insights from Vicky Borkowski
In today's episode, Vicky Borkowski, CEO of Millwork Recruiting Source, returns to share her insights on how technology is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, the impact of remote work on talent acquisition and retention, and strategies for finding new job opportunities. Vicky and host Jacob Edmond discuss the evolving dynamics of knowledge distribution within organizations, the increasing demand for remote work, and the potential benefits and challenges it presents for both employees and employers. They also explore the changing landscape of talent acquisition and provide valuable advice for individuals seeking new career prospects. Join us as we delve into these engaging topics and gain valuable insights from Vicky's wealth of experience in the world of manufacturing and recruiting.0:00 Introduction00:59 Welcome Back with Vicki Borkowski: A Dive into the Talent Marketplace02:10 The Shift Towards Remote Work in Millwork03:43 Remote Work's Impact on Engineering and Other Roles05:22 The Challenges and Opportunities of Remote Work for Employers10:08 Navigating the Talent Market: Strategies and Insights15:39 The Ripple Effects of Millwork Shop Closures on the Talent Market19:47 Embracing Remote Work: A Strategy for Future Success21:13 Effective Remote Work Practices and the Importance of Communication26:52 Advice for Job Seekers in the Millwork Industry33:28 The Future of Talent Acquisition and Retention in Millwork38:50 Closing Thoughts and Contact Informationhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/navigating-the-talent-market-insights-from-vicky-borkowskiHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
From Childhood Curiosity to Industry Innovation: Christopher Wernimont's Millwork Mission
27-03-2024
From Childhood Curiosity to Industry Innovation: Christopher Wernimont's Millwork Mission
In this enlightening episode, guest Christopher Wernimont shares his journey from Pittsburg State's renowned Wood Tech Program to becoming a grad assistant at the University of Arkansas. Christopher emphasizes the importance of hands-on experience, having engaged in internships that allowed him to run production equipment and draft real jobs, shaping his belief in learning as the primary criterion for choosing internships. He talks about his early influences, his high school's emphasis on Career and Technical Education (CTE), and how it led him to pursue a career in architectural millwork. The discussion navigates through the changing landscape of internships and the critical nature of mentorship in attracting and retaining young talent in the millwork industry. Furthermore, Christopher delves into adult learning theories and the impact of positive feedback in training, underscoring the need for authentic practice in learning environments. He also shares insights on the future of the millwork industry, highlighting the shift of crucial knowledge due to automation and the enduring need for a passion for craftsmanship. Christopher advocates for the millwork industry to be more competitive in offering values beyond salary to appeal to the younger workforce.https://duckworksmw.com/podcast/from-childhood-curiosity-to-industry-innovation-christopher-wernimonts-millwork-missionHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Engineering Success: Insights from Schlaegle Design Build's Justin Berken
20-03-2024
Engineering Success: Insights from Schlaegle Design Build's Justin Berken
In this episode, our host Jacob Edmond sits down with Justin Berken, engineering manager at Schlaegle Design Build, to discuss valuable insights and experiences from his successful career in the millwork industry. Justin shares his journey, emphasizing the importance of confidence and persistence in pursuing opportunities. Together, they dive into the challenges and opportunities in the millwork industry, the evolving landscape of remote work, finding and nurturing young talent, and the exciting integration of AI tools. From his early interest in 3D design to his current role leading a diverse engineering team, Justin's career journey is a testament to the drive for continuous learning and growth. Join us as we explore Justin's experiences and wisdom in engineering success within the dynamic world of millwork.0:00 Engineering Success: Insights from Schlaegle Design Build's Justin Berken00:24 Welcome and Introduction to Today's Guest01:38 Journey into Millwork: From Field Trips to Engineering Manager03:31 First Steps in the Millwork Industry: Learning and Adapting09:39 The Importance of a 3D Mindset in Millwork Engineering11:00 Transitioning to USA Millwork: Learning and Leading17:01 Embracing Remote Work and Talent Development in Millwork24:49 The Future of Talent in the Millwork Industry30:33 Mastering Remote Work: Tips and Strategies32:55 The Importance of Visiting Work Sites34:08 Balancing Remote and On-Site Work Dynamics36:15 Innovative Approaches to Talent Development and Recruitment39:54 Future Trends in the Industry: Software and AI42:05 The Evergreen Skills of Engineering43:14 Closing Thoughts and Contact Informationhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/engineering-success-insights-from-schlaegle-design-builds-justin-berkenHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Distant Skills, Close Quarters: Navigating the Remote Engineering Dilemma
12-03-2024
Distant Skills, Close Quarters: Navigating the Remote Engineering Dilemma
In this episode, Jacob Edmond, CEO of DuckWorks, shares his insights and observations on the current events and trends in the millwork industry. He discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by remote engineering and the evolving dynamics between skilled engineers and millwork companies. Jacob dives into the gap between remote engineering aspirations and the practical challenges faced by the industry, offering a thought-provoking perspective on the remote work dilemma. He encourages both engineers and millwork companies to adopt a more creative and collaborative mindset in navigating this new landscape. Join us as we explore this engaging discussion and gain valuable insights into the evolving world of millwork.00:00 Industry News & Events04:39 Self-guided training yields awesome results at DuckWorks.08:09 Industry lacks formal training, remote work challenge.09:39 Challenges in managing remote engineering talent.13:42 Perception and risk are key in employment.16:41 Using technology to close skill gap feasible.20:50 Engineer self-reflection: communication, solution-oriented mindset, relationships.23:40 Conclusionhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/distant-skills-close-quarters-navigating-the-remote-engineering-dilemmaHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide.Share The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Empowering Teams, Cultivating Culture: Lessons from David Stasiukaitis in Millwork
28-02-2024
Empowering Teams, Cultivating Culture: Lessons from David Stasiukaitis in Millwork
In this episode, we sit down with David Stasiukaitis, the CEO of Low Country Case and Millwork in North Charleston, South Carolina. As a second-generation leader in the family business, David shares his insights on the challenges and opportunities within the woodworking industry.From the company's gradual leadership transition to navigating the rapidly evolving market, David discusses the need for continuous personal and professional growth, including the hiring of individuals from different generations to drive the business forward. We also explore the significance of establishing strong company culture, personal and team development, and the role of core values in driving growth.Join us as we uncover the journey of Low Country Case and Millwork, from its market focus in Charleston to the strategies employed for team development and culture building. Discover how the company's commitment to community service and employee engagement has contributed to their significant growth and success. This episode offers invaluable insights into the woodworking industry's resilience, adaptability, and the vital role of people in driving its future.https://duckworksmw.com/podcast/empowering-teams-cultivating-culture-lessons-from-david-stasiukaitis-in-millworkHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Crafting Success: Joinery Coach Bruce Poling's Path to Business Excellence
21-02-2024
Crafting Success: Joinery Coach Bruce Poling's Path to Business Excellence
Welcome to Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast! In today's episode, host Jacob Edmond sits down with special guest Bruce Poling, the director of the Joinery Business Podcast. Bruce shares his journey from running his own cabinetry business in Canada to becoming the founder of the Joinery Coach in Australia. He discusses the challenges he faced, the importance of maximizing machinery uptime in manufacturing, and the nine foundations that every business should focus on. The conversation delves into marketing strategies, the value of niching down, the future of joinery coaching, and much more. Join us as we gain valuable insights into the world of millwork and joinery from Bruce Poling’s wealth of experience and expertise.00:00 Understanding the Core of Marketing01:24 Introducing the Guest: Bruce Polling02:42 Bruce's Journey in the Joinery Business03:51 The Importance of Business Knowledge05:38 The Turning Point: From Cabinet Making to Business Coaching11:26 The Concept of GPS in Business17:53 The Nine Foundations of a Successful Business23:52 The Importance of Customer Experience27:34 The Role of Efficient Manufacturing in Business29:26 The Marketing Joint: A New Approach to Business Marketing30:32 The Importance of Conscious Marketing31:09 The Birth of the Marketing Joint31:33 Understanding the True Essence of Marketing32:37 The Difference Between Attracting and Hunting33:28 The Evolution of Marketing Strategies34:06 The Challenges of Implementing Marketing Strategies34:45 The Success of the Marketing Joint40:27 The Power of Niche Marketing47:48 The Future of the Joinery Coach and the Marketing Joint50:04 The Importance of Continuous Learning50:27 The Role of Technology in Business56:16 Conclusion: The Power of Community and Knowledge SharingHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Navigating Change in the Millwork Industry with Microvellum's David Fairbanks
14-02-2024
Navigating Change in the Millwork Industry with Microvellum's David Fairbanks
Welcome to Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast! In this episode, our host Jacob Edmond sits down with David Fairbanks, President of Microvellum and an industry expert with a passion for education and an eye for technological advancements in the millwork industry. They delve into the challenges faced by millwork businesses, the changing landscape of the industry, and the vital role of leadership in successful technological implementation. David shares his journey from environmental engineering to joining Microvellum during a tumultuous period, emphasizing the importance of problem-solving and the entrepreneurial nature of the millwork industry. Together, they explore the evolving demands of the industry and the misconceptions surrounding sales, providing valuable insights for both industry professionals and those aspiring to be part of the millwork world. Get ready for an engaging discussion that sheds light on the unique blend of craftsmanship and technology in the millwork industry.00:00 Introduction00:00 Entering the Millwork Industry01:23 The Journey to Microvellum02:32 The Challenges of a New Industry04:07 The Transition from Engineering to Business05:06 The Role of Software in Streamlining Business06:46 The Path to Microvellum07:39 The State of Microvellum Upon Arrival10:52 The Transformation of Microvellum14:08 The Role of Sales in Problem Solving23:11 Advice for Early Career Professionals29:25 The Importance of Embracing Change29:49 Insights from the Millwork Industry30:37 The Intersection of Craft and Technology31:50 Challenges in the Millwork Industry33:00 The Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Millwork Industry34:56 The Struggle with Change and Innovation35:48 The Role of Talent in Business Growth40:10 The Importance of Leadership in Change Management51:56 The Future of the Millwork Industry56:52 Closing Thoughtshttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/navigating-change-in-the-millwork-industry-with-microvellums-david-fairbanksHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Revolutionizing Millwork through Cloud-based Software with Garen Ceva
07-02-2024
Revolutionizing Millwork through Cloud-based Software with Garen Ceva
In this episode of Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast, our host Jacob Edmond is joined by Garen Ceva, the founder of Vesta 360, a revolutionary cloud-based software transforming the millwork industry. Together, they explore how Vesta 360 is reshaping the way millwork companies operate, from design and sales to seamless integration with other platforms. Garen shares insights into the development process, the software's features, and its potential impact on the industry. Join us as we delve into the intersection of technology and millwork, and learn how Vesta 360 is paving the way for innovation and efficiency.00:00 Introduction to the Concept01:27 Interview Begins: Meet the Founder of Vesta 36002:13 Garin's Journey: From Production to Software05:47 The Birth of Vesta 36008:47 Understanding Vesta 360: A Powerful Tool for Designers13:04 The Development Process of Vesta 36017:58 Vesta 360: Serving the Residential Market19:30 The Estimating Functionality of Vesta 36021:50 Understanding Vesta 360: Startup and Configuration22:00 Vesta 360: Catering to Manufacturing Shops and Independent Designers23:29 The Integration Process with Microvellum and Cabinet Vision25:21 The Workflow: From Design to Purchasing26:32 Vesta 360 and Microvellum: Configuration and Translation27:05 Material Request and Purchasing Process27:45 Integration with ODU: A Powerful ERP30:27 Sharing Designs with Clients: The Workflow32:17 Usability and Learning Curve of Vesta 36034:21 The Future of Vesta 360: Innovations and Developments37:43 Industry Insights: Changes and Constants42:08 Contacting Vesta 360: How to Reach Outhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/revolutionizing-millwork-through-cloud-based-software-with-garen-cevaHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
An Owner's Perspective on Streamlining Millwork Design and Production with Matt Oberlies
31-01-2024
An Owner's Perspective on Streamlining Millwork Design and Production with Matt Oberlies
Welcome to Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast! In episode 42, host Jacob Edmond sits down with guest Matt Oberlies, a partner at Vogo Cabinets in Denver, to discuss their experiences with transitioning to new software, particularly Microvellum. Matt and Jacob dive into the challenges and successes of integrating Microvellum into their millwork processes, sharing valuable insights on navigating the complexities of transitioning to a new software and the benefits of leveraging formula-driven materials and customizing spec groups. Join us as we explore the intricacies of millwork software and the evolving landscape of the industry.0:00 An Owner's Perspective on Streamlining Millwork Design and Production with Matt Oberlies01:50 Journey into Millwork and Cabinet Making05:12 Transition from General Contracting to Cabinet Making10:47 Challenges and Benefits of the Transition12:16 The Role of Connections and Experience in Business Growth17:23 Transition to Microvellum Software19:44 Challenges and Solutions in Software Transition23:36 The Impact of Consultation on the Transition Process31:58 Setting Up for Success: Streamlining User Workflow32:38 The Power of Customization: DuckWorks's Journey32:56 The Room Template: Decisions and Setups33:48 The Challenges of Implementing Microvellum35:28 The Game Changer: The Wizard40:25 The User Experience: Transitioning and Benefits51:59 The Future of Millwork Industry: Changes and Constants56:55 Vortek Overview01:01:35 Wrapping Up: Contact Information and Final Thoughtshttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/an-owners-perspective-on-streamlining-millwork-design-and-production-with-matt-oberliesHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Innovation in Millwork: Jonathan Blackburn on Vortek Spaces' Rendering Solutions
24-01-2024
Innovation in Millwork: Jonathan Blackburn on Vortek Spaces' Rendering Solutions
Welcome to "Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast" where we dive into the world of millwork and the latest innovations shaping the industry. In today's episode, we sit down with Jonathan Blackburn, the senior product evangelist at Vortek Spaces, a cutting-edge rendering software company. Join host Jacob Edmond as they explore how Vortek Spaces is revolutionizing the millwork industry with its user-friendly rendering solutions and the impact it's making on businesses worldwide. Find out how Vortek Spaces is pushing the boundaries of virtual design, streamlining the rendering process, and enhancing the customer experience. Stay tuned as we uncover the future developments and capabilities of Vortek Spaces in this insightful conversation.00:00 Introduction to AI in Everyday Life01:21 Welcoming the Guest: Jonathan Blackburn02:38 Jonathan's Journey into Millwork and Vortek Spaces05:55 The Evolution of Vortek Spaces10:13 Jonathan's Role in Vortek Spaces12:14 Understanding the Vortek Spaces Software16:43 Workflow and Features of Vortek Spaces21:05 Using Cabinet Vision and Vortek for Product Design21:42 Client Interaction Workflows and Sales Strategies22:50 The Power of Virtual Reality in Design24:03 Adapting to Different Markets and Manufacturers26:53 The Importance of Rendering Quality29:58 Efficient Workflow and Design Changes31:10 Success Stories and Customer Satisfaction33:14 The Future of Vortek Spaces36:34 Resources and Support for New Customers38:02 Predictions for the Millwork Industry41:34 Contacting Vortek Spaceshttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/tinnovation-in-millwork-jonathan-blackburn-on-vortek-spaces-rendering-solutionsHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Technology, Basketball and Millwork: A Candid Chat with Hunter Hawley
17-01-2024
Technology, Basketball and Millwork: A Candid Chat with Hunter Hawley
In this episode of Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast, we're joined by Hunter Hawley, a tech entrepreneur turned consultant, as he shares his fascinating journey from building a high school basketball stats tracking system to consulting for a millwork company. Hunter's background in technology and his innovative approach to problem-solving have allowed him to navigate and thrive in both the digital and traditional worlds. Tune in as we dive into the challenges and opportunities within the architectural millwork industry, the crucial role of technology and talent recruitment, and the delicate balance between preserving artisanal craftsmanship and embracing modernization. Join us for a compelling discussion that offers insights into the evolving landscape of millwork and the forward-thinking strategies needed for success.0:00 - Introduction and Guest Background02:29 - Guest's Journey into Tech and Startup04:27 - Transition from Basketball to Tech05:33 - Building a Business in Sports Analytics07:14 - Challenges and Successes in the Startup Journey15:14 - Selling the Business and Moving to Dallas15:27 - Consulting for a Millwork Company21:02 - Experiences and Observations in the Millwork Industry23:34 - The Importance of Drawings in Millwork24:27 - Implementing New Processes and Leadership25:08 - The Tech Space and Employee Dynamics26:20 - The Value of Experienced Craftspeople26:59 - Challenges in Recruiting Young Talent27:13 - The Impact of Aging Personnel and Talent27:38 - The Difficulty of Scaling a Business28:56 - The Need for Succession Planning30:28 - The Role of Engineers in Millwork32:39 - The Benefits of Outsourcing Digital Work34:21 - The Impact of Outsourcing on Internal Processes46:40 - The Future of the Millwork Industry50:13 - The Constant Elements in the Millwork Industryhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/technology-basketball-and-millwork-a-candid-chat-with-hunter-hawleyHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
The Power of Smartsheet: Streamlining Project Management with Paul Koetke
10-01-2024
The Power of Smartsheet: Streamlining Project Management with Paul Koetke
Welcome to Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast. In this episode, host Jacob Edmond is joined by Smartsheet expert and consultant, Paul Koetke. Together, they dive into the powerful and interactive aspects of Smartsheet, discussing the benefits of using this platform for project management, resource management, and more. From the challenges of overwhelming email notifications to real-life examples of how businesses can effectively utilize Smartsheet, Jacob and Paul explore the versatility and potential of this popular tool. Join us as we uncover valuable insights and practical tips from their expertise in this engaging discussion.00:00 Introduction to Smartsheet and AI01:17 Guest Introduction: Paul Koetke from Koetke Consulting02:15 Discussion on Smartsheet's Role in Different Industries03:24 Understanding the Concept of Structured and Unstructured Work04:49 Guest's Journey to Starting His Own Consulting Company08:14 Defining Smartsheet as a Software12:24 Common Challenges in Implementing Smartsheet14:07 The Importance of Standardizing Information in Smartsheet22:02 Discussion on the Use of Notifications in Smartsheet26:03 Case Study: Implementing Smartsheet in a Mortgage Company29:50 The Stress of Project Management30:09 The Benefits of Smartsheet30:44 Automating Processes with Smartsheet31:53 The Impact of Real-Time Decision Making33:50 Smartsheet for Large Enterprises35:05 Smartsheet for Project Management37:48 The Versatility of Smartsheet42:04 Smartsheet for ERP Solutions46:02 Smartsheet for Applicant Tracking and IT Ticketing50:50 The Future of Project Management and Technology53:37 The Constant in Project Management58:06 Conclusion: The Importance of Change Managementhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/the-power-of-smartsheet-streamlining-project-management-with-paul-koetkeHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
From Drafting to Entrepreneurship: Adam Dirig's Journey Unveiled
03-01-2024
From Drafting to Entrepreneurship: Adam Dirig's Journey Unveiled
In this detailed and engaging interview, serial entrepreneur Adam Dirig talks about his journey from a student interested in carpentry and woodworking to owning several successful businesses in his industry, including Dirig Design, Advanced Dimensions, and American Bubble Boy. Adam shares about how he caught the entrepreneurship bug early on, his passion for problem-solving, devising efficient systems and the importance of being open to new opportunities, which led him to diversify into different ventures. Discussion also covers how the integration of technology is shaping millwork, balance between maintaining traditional practices and adopting automation, and the significance of continuous learning and innovation to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving market.00:00 Introduction and Early Career01:19 Starting a Career in Millwork01:45 Journey to Starting Own Company02:57 Experience with CNC Machine and AutoCAD05:33 Transition to Office and Programming09:19 Starting Own Business11:20 Challenges and Successes in Business16:56 Motivation for Starting Own Business19:34 Growth and Expansion of Business21:56 Introduction to Advanced Dimensions27:39 Becoming a Dealer for Leica28:29 The Journey of Selling Units28:50 The First Encounter with 3D Dis29:31 The Evolution of Advanced Dimensions30:15 The Birth of Bubble Boy32:33 The Growth of Bubble Boy37:05 The Leap to Microvellum Account Management44:34 The Future of the Business55:12 The Changes in the Millwork Industry01:01:07 The Constant Aspects of the Millwork Industry01:05:37 The Future Plans and Conclusionhttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/from-drafting-to-entrepreneurship-adam-dirigs-journey-unveiledHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!
Adapting to Change and Finding Success: Nic Frost's Millwork and CNC Tooling Odyssey
27-12-2023
Adapting to Change and Finding Success: Nic Frost's Millwork and CNC Tooling Odyssey
In this episode of Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast, host Jacob Edmond sits down with Nic Frost, a prominent figure in the millwork and Mozaik communities. Nic Frost delves into the importance of tailoring messages and tooling to individual needs, predicting industry changes and discussing the challenges and successes of his own journey in the field. From starting his own cabinet company to establishing Frost CNC Tooling, Frost’s expertise and insight make for a compelling and insightful conversation. Join us as we explore the intricacies of the industry and gain valuable insights from Nic Frost's extensive experience and unique perspective.00:00 Introduction and Importance of Adapting to New Software00:57 Guest Introduction: Nick Frost, Owner of Frost CNC Tooling01:32 Nick's Journey from Chemistry Professor to Cabinet Maker02:46 Transition from Academia to Starting a Cabinet Company03:07 The Role of Software and Technology in Nick's Business03:52 The Shift from Cabinet Making to Consulting05:04 The Birth of Frost CNC Tooling05:28 Reflections on Career Transitions and Growth05:35 Nick's Early Experiences with Woodworking and Cabinet Making08:35 The Evolution of Nick's Business and Use of Software09:32 The Impact of Community and Online Presence on Business Growth15:57 The Transition from Cabinet Shop Owner to Consultant21:06 The Birth and Growth of Frost CNC Tooling27:06 On-Site Consultation Process27:35 Common Challenges in CNC Operations28:47 Unforeseen Improvements in CNC Operations29:28 Transition from Face Frame to Frameless Onsite30:00 Impact of Consultation on Businesses30:13 Material Choices and Cost Analysis31:53 Transitioning from Traditional to Modern Processes43:10 The Role of Personal Relationships in Business Growth47:43 Future of the Industry and Businesshttps://duckworksmw.com/podcast/adapting-to-change-and-finding-success-nic-frosts-millwork-and-cnc-tooling-odysseyHow to Start a Podcast Guide: The Complete GuideLearn how to plan, record, and launch your podcast with this illustrated guide. David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making M&A SMBI discuss buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyShare The Love: If you like Verify In Field: The Millwork Podcast … Never miss an episode by subscribing via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, or by RSS!