Builder Stories Podcast Hosted by Eric Fortenberry
Episode 29

From Apprentice to EntrepreneurWith Brian Blankenheim of Build It Right Carpentry

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Meet Brian Blankenheim, owner of Build It Right Carpentry located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. In his late 20s, while working at a construction site, he discovered his love of carpentry. Under the guidance of a skilled mentor, Brian honed his skills and even undertook the monumental task of constructing his own home. Starting his company in 2009, Brian shares his challenges, specifically around finding and retaining good subcontractors. Brian’s story serves as a testament to succeeding in business by truly loving what you’re doing, maintaining comprehensive systems, and continuously seeking growth.

Here are a few key takeaways from our discussion with Brian:

  • Finding and retaining good subcontractors
  • Starting small and implementing systems
  • Learning through mentorship
  • Balancing field and office work
  • Keeping a positive mindset

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