Our interview with Ron Paulk! I hope you enjoy this. As I said in this episode, please forgive my extreme lateness in posting! Lot’s going on, and great things on the way!
A brief list of what you will hear:
Stopped college to pursue building/finish carpentry
Still uses psychology in dealing with clients (and trades)
Importance of safety and efficiency in employees
Severe lack of qualified candidates coming into the trades/ construction
Mentorship is a necessity for all business owners to embrace
Collaboration of businesses is the only way to really succeed.
Finding like minded people who will be proactive in bringing up the next generations
Young men and women NEED skin in the game, no matter what they pursue in their education and life. Learning a skill can only help long term
Change the typical public perception of the trades to be truly seen as professionals
To be viewed as a professional, you must act as a professional
Encourage other contractors to teach through social media
Encourage the use of new technology to attract young people