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Construction Tech Talk

Construction Tech Talk’ with Nick Peret is where the tradition of the trades meets the innovation of technology. Each episode delves into discussions with industry leaders who are transforming the construction landscape, offering insights into the future of the trades through a tech-savvy lens.

Ryan Brown, a Superintendent at Pinkard Construction

Construction Career Path Advice & Construction Life stories

Superintendent Shares
Construction Career Tips for Success

In this episode of Construction Tech Talk, we chat with Ryan Brown, a Superintendent at Pinkard Construction, sharing valuable insights into the construction career path of a Superintendent. Ryan provides advice on being successful in your construction career and shares funny stories about construction life. From Ryan’s early experiences in the trades, influenced by his father’s commercial development business, to the pivotal moments that shaped his career, the discussion covers a broad spectrum. We explore the significance of work ethic, the impact of relationships in the trades, and the importance of embracing new technologies and processes. 

Ryan shares his construction life journey from starting in the trades at a young age, navigating challenges, and eventually founding his own company in Colorado. The conversation delves into practical advice for those looking to enter or navigate the construction industry, emphasizing the importance of being open to learning, building relationships, and leveraging technology to streamline communication. Ryan highlights the potential AI and modern communication tools hold for the future of construction, urging the industry to adapt and embrace these changes. Through personal stories and professional insights, this episode provides a comprehensive look into the construction trades, offering inspiration and guidance for both newcomers and seasoned professionals. This is a must for anyone who wants to have a construction career path as a Superintendent.

Main Talking Points: Construction Career Path for Superintendent, Construction Life, Construction Career Advice

Superintendent Shares Construction Career Path & Construction Life Stories for Construction Career Success - Construction Tech Talk

00:00 Introduction and Guest Introduction

00:37 Ryan’s Journey into the Construction Trades

01:07 The Challenges of Starting in the Trades

01:43 Transitioning into a Career in Construction

02:28 Starting a Construction Company in Colorado

03:02 The Unexpected Opportunities in Construction

03:38 The Importance of Relationships in Construction

04:45 The Challenges of Estimating and Bidding

10:30 The Importance of Building Relationships in Construction

12:35 Starting a Construction Business: Tips and Advice

15:03 The Importance of Financial Management in Construction

20:22 The Challenges of the New Generation in Construction

21:05 Generational Differences in the Workplace

22:21 The Importance of Efficiency and Innovation

22:46 Challenges of Implementing New Systems

24:03 The Importance of Open Communication

25:01 The Value of Attention to Detail

26:33 The Future of Construction: Technology and Processes

26:54 Advice for Hiring Young Talent

27:54 The Power of Relationships in Construction

35:38 The Role of AI in Streamlining Construction

39:15 The Value of Starting as a General Carpenter

41:03 Closing Thoughts: Making the Trades Cool

We hope those with a desire to follow the construction career path of a Superintendent, we hope you learned something that will help you succeed in your construction career. For everyone else, my fingers are crossed that you enjoyed the construction life stories from Superintendent, Ryan Brown!

If anyone has any construction career questions about the Superintendent construction career path, or simplily wants to share one of their construction life stories – please feel to reach out. 

Before we sign off, a quick word about Better Boss-our own venture into elevating the construction industry. At Better Boss, we’re passionate about harnessing technology to streamline your business operations, from sales and estimating to project management and beyond. Our goal is to not just improve your job finances and customer experiences but to transform your business into a model of efficiency and innovation.

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Join us next time as we continue to explore the innovations shaping our industry, helping you build smarter, faster, and with greater confidence. I’m Nick Peret, thanking you for tuning in, and reminding you that in the world of construction, you’re not just building structures; you’re building the future.

This is Construction Tech Talk – Signing off, until next time.


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