Got a tradesperson or builder in your life that could use some business advice?
Warrick Bidwell is the voice behind the Tradies Business Show, a podcast designed to help tradies from all industries, and builders as well, create better businesses and lifestyles.
Warrick recently interviewed me about Undercover Architect – how it came to be, what it’s all about, and who it helps (and how)! And we also spoke a lot about how tradies and builders can work to better support homeowners as they build or renovate their homes.
From Warrick’s website (which you can find here) …
“Aaaarrgghhh! They’ve put the window in the wrong place!”
If you’ve ever built or renovated a home you might be familiar with those words…or words like them! Almost everyone has a horror story from that time they renovated the bathroom, extended the family room or built their dream home.
Why are these stories so persistent? It would seem such a great opportunity for builders and tradespeople to do something about it!
Fortunately there are some fantastic tradespeople working for their clients but sadly, disasters continue to happen. They’re not confined to construction either. Ask anyone who’s had work done on their car, their garden or their hair (haha) and you’ll hear some less-than-positive experiences.
My guest on today’s episode quit her (very) successful career as an architect with one of Australia’s largest development and construction companies to help consumers and trades alike, avoid these negative outcomes.
Amelia Lee from Undercover Architect shares her stories of jumping in the deep end, juggling renovations with child rearing and business, what makes for successful client communication and how to keep the cows from interrupting a podcast!
On top of all that, we delve into the question of how much is enough and Amelia fills us in on the 3 reasons clients get soooo emotional about their house project (approx 16m:00sec).