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Construction Genius

Jul 30, 2019

Sean Cook, President of Cook Engineering, is my guest on today’s show. 

Cook Engineering is a general engineering company based in Rancho Cordova, California. Sean and his wife Shellie started the business in 2003. They’ve grown the business to $30m in revenue by taking care of their customers, and providing their...

Jul 23, 2019

Four Leadership Lessons from the Finest Soldier of the Twentieth Century

  1. Display Cheerful Optimism 
  2. Be Selfless 
  3. Practice Loyal
  4. Demonstrate Determination

This podcast was inspired by a letter on leadership that George C. Marshall wrote in 1920. To download the letter, click this link.

George C. Marshall (1880 –...

Jul 16, 2019

Shifting Ownership of a Construction Company to the Next Generation

Doug Reitz and his partner are currently 2 years into a 5-year process, purchasing Mark Wilson Construction from the founder. 

In this episode of Construction Genius, we discuss Doug’s successes, challenges, and lessons learned as he’s embarked on...

Jul 9, 2019

Saving time and money is essential on every construction project. 

In an urban environment, maximizing the use of space is critical also. What if there was a way to reduce the space required for parking by 40-60%, save money by eliminating the floors of concrete needed for a traditional parking structure, and cut 30-90...

Jul 2, 2019

According to a recent Bloomberg article: “Last year was a tough one for the Swedish construction giant, with operating income hit by project writedowns, goodwill impairments and restructuring charges totaling 3.1 billion kronor ($327 million).”

To put it another way, they took on projects that they...