Ep. 09- That State of the Construction Market

Why are prices so high!?!?!

This is a question I get asked and think about almost weekly now-a-days. There are a ton of complexities to this question and the answers are ever-changing. In this episode, Faith Atteberry sits down with us to discuss some of the overarching reasons prices got to where they are, helps gives some insight into what will need to happen for prices to settle and other challenges that our current market has created.

Ep. 08- Our Story Pt. 2

Growing a business is hard work. It’s a lot of heavy lifting and learning on the fly. We have been no different.

On today’s episode, Brad & Kaitlyn talk about where Spruce Homes started, where they are today and how they got from A to B. They share a couple stories and discuss lessons learned through their time in business so far. If you are looking for “the scoop”, give this episode a listen!

Ep. 07 - Our Story

It’s interesting when you look back how the way you grew up impacts how you function as an adult.

In this episode, Brad and Kaitlyn talk through how their childhoods moulded them into who they are today and the unique path that brought them to be self-employed.

If you are interested in learning the people behind the people, this episode will be right up your alley!

Ep. 06 - All Things Flooring Ft. Flooring Superstore

Building, renovating or simply replacing your flooring? Give this episode a listen! Together, Brad and Ryan Ketchum from Flooring Superstore talk all things flooring. Ryan gives insights into how to spot quality products, he discuss’s the impact freight has had on timelines and pricing, helps us understand how flooring and lifestyle mesh, and much more. Listen to this episode before you go select your flooring and it will gear you for what to look for and questions to ask!

Ep. 05 - The Last 3 Weeks of Your Build

What are the most important parts of your build? Of course they’re all important, but we would argue the beginning (structural) and the end (finishing). The importance of the last three weeks is often over looked. It’s when everything comes together, when everything gets touched up, and when everything gets made “just right”. There is always more to that finishing stage then you think and in this episode, Brad is joined by Spruce Homes’ carpenter Scott Muller to discuss why the last stage of your build should NOT be rushed!

Ep. 04 - How We Use Technology to Be Better

We’re in the 21st century and technology is here to stay! Like other industries, we are now able to leverage technology to help build a better house all while creating a better experience for you, the client. On this episode Brad is joined by our Project Manager, Adam to discuss how we use technology to be better. From scheduling to logs to change orders, they all help to make the process more seamless. If you’re curious about behind the scenes organization that happens in construction and get an understanding of how it helps bring a better experience to you, make sure to listen!

Ep. 03 - Why Pricing Multiple Builders Won't Get You What You Want

If you’re trying to get the best price possible getting quotes from multiple contractors makes sense, right? Well, maybe… If price is your ONLY objective then you are probably on the right track. But if you are looking for more than that, simply pricing multiple contractors isn’t the way to go. Instead, you need to interview multiple builders and understand which one fits you the best. The reason simply pricing multiple contractors won’t get you what you’re looking for is because of the complexity of construction. Beyond price, there are a lot of other factors to consider:

Ep. 02 - How to Bring Your Personality Into Your Home

Your house is more then that – it’s your home. It’s where you spend a large part of your time and where lifetime memories are made. To make those memories even more special, we believe your home should portray your personality. But how do you do that? In this episode, Kaitlyn walks us through how she brings personality to a space in both permanent and temporary ways. She talks about compromising, taking your time and being patient, and getting out of your comfort zone!

Ep. 01 - Construction Isn't Perfect, Things Happen!

Throughout the construction process, things happen! Delays happen, material gets backordered, product can get discontinued and mistakes happen. Houses are built and renovated by hand and there are a lot of people included in the process. Don’t expect everything to go 100% – there will be pivot points throughout your project. But that’s okay! If you understand what can come up, you’ll be better prepared when it does. Through team work and trust, you and your builder will get through the bumps (regardless of how big), just fine!

Introducing: The Spruce Homes Show

The Spruce Homes Show is your local real estate podcast that tackles what it looks like to design, build and renovate. We’re going to walk you through what the custom construction experience looks like. Throughout the podcast we’ll help you understand how we walk clients through the design and build process, help you understand the construction industry and how it affects you, and help you understand when and where different products should be used. Our hope is that by following along, you will have a better grasp on what to expect before starting a construction project, making the process easier and more fun.

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