EP 20: The 5 Disciplines
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Bob Whitten is one of the home building industry’s most respected financial & business management consultants. With over 70 recurring clients in over 40 states and 4 Canadian provinces, his firm’s sweet spot is privately held builders doing 20-250 homes per year; although many have grown larger. Join us for a conversation with one of the industry’s most respected financial business management consultants. A lot of people know how to build houses but very few people know how to build good companies.

Show highlights include:

  • The “5 Disciplines” that make building a good business easier than building a home (5:42) 
  • How your business can go belly up even if you have the best systems, fanciest software, and best trucks (7:48) 
  • How the “pre-construction period” helps you build homes more efficiently and more profitably (9:15) 
  • The single most important metric for long-term success that has nothing to do with how many houses you build each year (16:59) 
  • Building or remodeling fewer houses may actually make you more money (17:28)
  • One of the biggest risks for custom builders and remodelers is spending too much on overhead and not making enough margin on the jobs we do (14:44)

To get the most out of this podcast, head over to https://buildernuggets.com  and join our active community of like-minded builders and remodelers.

If you’d like to learn how Bob’s consulting can help grow your business, send him an email at BWhitten@smaops.com.

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