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Construction Genius

Sep 24, 2019

I welcome back to the show Scott Gable, CEO of CityLift Parking, a company that is revolutionizing the way buildings are built in the United States, particularly in urban, land constrained environments. CityLift Parking designs, installs, and services automated parking systems that reduce the footprint needed for parking and can typically be done at a lower cost per space than conventional parking.

In this episode we discuss Scott’s insights into scaling a construction business.

Highlights Include: 

  • Scott’s first business growing a 60 head flock of sheep.
  • The hard work and commitment involved in scaling a business.
  • Scott’s long-term goal: to be the dominant brand in the automated parking lift industry.
  • The link between scaling and having a clear purpose
  • Scott’s love of creating a company that will outlive him. 
  • The importance of vision, team, and common values 
  • How CityLift’s values are translated into everyday business
  • An “ego-free” decision making process 
  • Professionalism defined as a combination of competence and personal relationships
  • How Scott embraces the challenges of scaling, and maintains his motivation and energy 
  • Dealing with technically competent people who don’t fit the company culture
  • Essential elements of scaling: finding your why, building your team, establishing your processes
  • PPQ: Scott’s favorite restaurant in San Francisco on 19th and Irving. 

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Show Links: 

City Lift Parking
Scott Gable
A City Lift Project: Hive Parking Structure