TCF871: Mastering Production: Construction Edition

Today’s guest on the show, Nick Slavik of Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration, is an operations guru when it comes to production management. With over 40 full-time employees at 1600 production hours a week, Nick has refined systems for training, communication, and goal-setting to keep his business running smoothly. Nick shares his secrets for maximizing production through operational excellence and prioritizing his employees.

Episode Highlights :

[00:00] – Intro
[02:24] – Nick’s background
[04:13] – Managing 1600 production hours per week
[07:18] – Hiring and retaining good employees
[09:37] – The decent human being theory
[11:07] – The best recruiting tool
[15:03] – Nick’s advice for contractors
[16:13] – How to make your team awake during meetings
[20:14] – Details of Nick’s apprenticeship program
[24:17] – Biggest challenge with the apprenticeship program
[25:39] – Filling the hiring funnel
[27:51] – Constantly improving your business
[29:51] – Training process for crew leaders
[33:55] – Vision and goals for Nick’s podcast and brand
[38:55] – How Nick’s podcast helped his paint business
[40:31] – Power of building your brand
[43:21] – Nick’s marketing strategy
[45:36] – Breakdown of Nick’s client sources
[46:08] – Nurturing relationships with clients
[52:58] – Best way to connect with Nick


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