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August 16, 2019
This week the guys talk about effort and how it impacts every aspect of their life. They also touch on being inspired by old houses, details, schedule, quality, and much more.  Article Tyler references: https://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2013/12/13/eave-returns-interpreting-gyhr-details/  Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
August 11, 2019
You know him from This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop the legend Norm Abram joins the guys. They talk about This Old House, The New Yankee Workshop, being on TV, building Norm's house, moving the industry forward, and much more.  This episode was sponsored by: Kuiken Brothers @kuikenbrothers on Instagram www.kuikenbrothers.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
August 4, 2019
Will Dennis is the owner of Premier Woodcrafting which specializes in wood floor installations. Will talks about how he got into carpentry, NWFA (national wood flooring association), working with builders, no excuses, adding value, and some tips and tricks of the trade.    Where to find our Guest: Will Dennis @premierwoodcrafting98 on Instagram   Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
July 21, 2019
 Ken Decost is the lead cabinet maker at NS Builders in Boston. Ken takes us behind the curtain of what it's like to work at NS Builders. He talks about efficiency, raising the bar, process and what it's like being a craftsman.    Where to find our Guest: Ken DeCost @kendecost on Instagram   Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
July 14, 2019
Brendan O'Sullivan is the owner and carpenter for Keystone Home Remodeling in Norristown, PA. He talks about the difference in markets, why he left the flip market, making mistakes, and getting paid what you're worth.    Where to find our Guest: Brendan O'Sullivan @thekeystonecarpenter on Instagram   Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
June 28, 2019
Lou Mellinghausen owns Penn Painting based in Chalfont, Pennsylvania and is Fine Paints of Europe certified. Lou talks about his background, transparency with clients and dives deep on what's safe to share or keep secret on social media when it comes to trade secrets.    Where to find our Guest: Lou Mellinghausen @pennpainting on Instagram     Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com      
June 21, 2019
Nate Gusakov works for Zone 6 Energy based in Vermont. They are AEROBarrier installers and home efficiency experts. Nate talks about the process and science behind getting your home to maximum efficiency. This is a deep dive into the future of insulating homes and there's a banjo.  This episode is sponsored by AEROBarrier  www.aerobarrier.net     Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com   Where to find our Guest: Nate Gusakov @wallacegusakov on Instagram www.zone6energy.com   Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman    
June 16, 2019
The three amigos are back! The guys fall into several rabbit holes but touch on credit, stealing, inspiration, advertising, being published, and much more.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman  
June 7, 2019
Matt Sargent joins John and Tyler to talk about the not so obvious benefits of a well-designed home.  Matt is the Partner and Studio Director at Island Architects. "Matt has happily spent over 20 years designing custom homes and renovating historic properties throughout the East Coast. His work spans from historic Boston, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and the coast of Maine all the way through South Carolina." -excerpt from Island Architects website.  Where to find our guest: Matt Sargent @islandarchitects & @mattsargearc on Instagram www.islandarchitects.com Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman  
May 29, 2019
Ben Horning owns a design-build firm that operates out of Chester County PA. Ben's background is in financing and comes to construction from the business side. He emailed The Modern Craftsman to argue making money should be just as important as high craftsmanship.  Where to find our guest: Ben Horning @bhdb_ben on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
May 24, 2019
Nick, Tyler, and John are back! The guys have on Milissa Hyrsko and Amy Kearns and debate about owning mistakes vs. admitting fault and builders workload vs. designers workload. They also discuss warranties, movers, podcast life and much more.  Where to find Modern Design Minds: @moderndesignminds on Instagram.  Melissa Hryszko @verandainterior on Instagram. Amy Lynn @amylynn_interiors on Instagram. Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
May 19, 2019
Modern Design Minds takes of The Modern Craftsman! Melissa Hryszko & Amy Kearns put Tyler in the hot seat and talk about designers, the role designers play in the PROcess, regulating designers and more. Enjoy! Where to find Modern Design Minds: @moderndesignminds on Instagram.  Melissa Hryszko @verandainterior on Instagram. Amy Lynn @amylynn_interiors on Instagram. Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
May 13, 2019
This week Mike Telich of Telich Custom Homes out of Baton Rouge Louisiana joins the guys. He talks about taking risks, what gives him an edge, not bidding against other contractors, the hardest lessons learned and being confident vs cocky with your skill.  This Episode is sponsored by Kuiken Brothers.  Where to find our guest: Mike Telich @telichcustomhomes on Instagram Where to find our sponsor: Kuiken Brothers @kuikenbrothers on Instagram www.kuikenbrothers.com Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
May 6, 2019
If you're starting a business or have plans to start a business of any kind this episode is a must listen. The guys talk with Chris who is starting his own construction business. Chris is an avid listener of the podcast and stopped by to observe Nick's shop. Then the guys gave him a mic and started asking him the hard questions! Special thanks to Chris for being on the podcast with zero warning and jumping into the fire.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncrafts  
April 29, 2019
Nick and Tyler went live on Instagram to answer your questions. This episode circles around one main theme... making the tough decision to not compromise quality for budget. The guys share their experiences from both sides of the fence.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncrafts  
April 21, 2019
This week the guys return to their roots and talk to each other about their current struggles and try to help each other find solutions. The conversation includes making realistic schedules, client relationships, and risk tolerance.   Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncrafts
April 15, 2019
Peter Humphrey & Louisa Eggleston of Humphrey Munson talk about kitchens and kitchen design. Peter shares the origin story of Humphrey Munson and what it takes to build a brand. This episode dives deep on quality, team building, and maintaining excellence.  Humphrey Munson is based in the UK where they design and build handmade kitchens. Where to find our guests: @humphreymunson on Instagram    Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncrafts
April 8, 2019
Nick and Johnny grill Steve about what it's like working with Tyler every day and Marley shares an interesting story about working with a feng shui consultant on one of his new construction projects. The guys have a deep discussion about building and maintaining strong relationships with employees.  Where to find our guests: John Marley @finewoodworking on Instagram Steve Kane @stevekane1022 on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncrafts
April 1, 2019
CJ Nielsen is a high-end residential electrical contractor in Sonoma County California. CJ talks about his start in the industry which eventually lead him to create CNC Electric. He discusses the economy he works in, wildfires, and where he sees himself in 10 years.  Where to find our guest: CJ Nielsen @cnc_electric on Instagram.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
March 25, 2019
In our final podcast from the International Builders Show 2019, the guys talk with Manny Neves. Manny started out in the film industry and then found himself renovating homes in Toronto CA. The guys talk about starting out and finding your inner confidence, understanding the client relationship on a deeper level and the good & bad of Instagram.  This episode is sponsored by Thermory.  Where to find our guests: Manny @hardcorerenos on Instagram and YouTube.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman
March 17, 2019
We dropped by the Buildertrend booth at IBS to talk with Paul Wurth VP of Sales. The guys dive deep on the benefits and the drawbacks of implementing software on the job site. Nick uses BuilderTrend for his jobs and Johnny has his own system. Get an in-depth look at both sides.  This episode is sponsored by Buildertrend.  Where to find our guests: @buildertrend on Instagram. Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman  
March 11, 2019
We stopped at the Huber Engineered Woods booth at the International Builders Show and talked with Jure Krpan of Dakota Homes and Matt Minchew GM ZIP System Roof Applications. Don't be alarmed if you visit @dakotahomes on Instagram and see no profile picture. Jure builds custom homes in Vancouver Canada. Matt Minchew is spearheading the growth of ZIP System Roof Applications. The guys talk about quality and how you can't fake it.  This episode is sponsored by Huber Engineered Woods.  Where to find our guests: Jure Krpan @dakotahomes on Instagram. Matt Minchew @huberwood on Instagram.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman  
March 4, 2019
Our second episode coming out of the International Builders Show 2019 features Richard Trethewey. He has been the plumbing and HVAC expert on This Old House for the past 40 years. Rich talks about the future of the trades, why he decided to share his expertise and techniques on TOH and shares some great stories!  Where to find our guest: Richard Trethewey @thisoldplumber on Instagram & Twitter and This Old House Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman  
February 25, 2019
Internation Builders Show 2019! The guys set up at the Schluter-Systems booth to talk with Adam L. Esparza of ALE Tile & Andrew Acker of Schluter-Systems. They discuss the evolution of tiling as a trade and the important details that are often overlooked or disregarded. A must listen for all things tile! Where to find our guest: Adam L. Esparza @aletile on Instagram  Andrew Acker @schlutersystemsna on Instagram  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram  John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram  Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman This episode is sponsored by Schluter-Systems North America.      
February 18, 2019
This year the International Builders Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) are in Las Vegas and the guys share their past experiences and how to maximize your time at the show. To start the episode National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) CEO Jerry Howard joins the guys and shares his story and talks about IBS and the future of Design and Construction Week. 
February 11, 2019
Melissa Hryszko of Veranda Estate Homes Inc. and co-host of the Modern Design Minds Podcast joins the guys to share her process, work-life balance, the power of saying no and much more.  Where to find our guest: Melissa Hryszko @verandainterior on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
February 3, 2019
Brian "Sedge" Sedgeley shares his journey from making cabinets in Flordia to working with Festool across the country. Buckle up it's a good one! Where to find our guest: Brian Sedgeley @festoolsedge & @sedgetv on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
January 27, 2019
Jeff Sweenor President and CEO of Sweenor Builders in Narragansett, RI joins the guys and shares his 30 years of building experience and knowledge. Jeff talks about numbers, building his team, working with This Old House, and much more.  Where to find our guest: Jeff Sweenor @sweenor_builders on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
January 20, 2019
Jeff Harvey of Harvey Homes and Interiors shares why he started his business and how he has cultivated a thriving culture for his employees. He also talks about an accident he had on the job site and how sharing his story on social media was a wake-up call to builders in the IG community.    Where to find our guest: Jeff Harvey @harveyhomesandinteriors on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
January 14, 2019
Tim Uhler of Awesome Framers talks about his values, work ethic, and shares the truth about tool reviews in the age of Instagram.  Where to find our guest: Tim Uhler @awesomeframers on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
January 7, 2019
What do you do when your guys take on side work? Should you consider creating a partnership?  Just a couple of the questions that come up while the guys talk with Matt Troyer CEO of Emergent Group out of Indianapolis.  Where to find our guest: Matt Troyer @emergent_indy on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
December 26, 2018
Zach shares his story about how and why he focuses on the high-end painting market. He talks about the difficulty of saying no and shares the proof to his success.  Where to find our guest:  Zach Kenney @zkpainting on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
December 17, 2018
Brian Charron of Silver Phoenix talks about his sub-pool and how he utilizes them across his projects. The guys also get into a discussion about project management and valuing your time.  Where to find our guest: Brian Charron @silver_phoenix_construction on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
December 14, 2018
Brian Charron of Silver Phoenix Construction joins John, Nick, and Tyler to discuss how he got into the construction business and how he balances his family and work. This is part 01 of 02 talking with Brain.  Where to find our guest: Brian Charron @silver_phoenix_construction on Instagram Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
December 5, 2018
The guys talk about the reality of getting things done before the holiday season and the setbacks they face.  Where to find our Hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @ the.moderncraftsman
November 26, 2018
Amy Lynn of Amy Lynn Interiors talks about the difference between interior designers and decorators,  the relationship between interior designers and contractors/architects and describes her day to day as a functional designer. 
November 19, 2018
"Inspiring The Next Generation of Craftsman" a panel discussion at the Kuiken Brother Live Product EXPO featuring Nick, Tyler, and Johnny with Kevin O'Connor hosting. The guys talk about what they're doing to keep craftsmanship alive and what the future holds. 
November 12, 2018
Mike Elayan joins the guys to talk about billing, money and building custom homes vs. spec homes. 
November 5, 2018
Mark Martinez shares his story from being a bad a** framer all the way to Martinez Tool Co. Buckle up for a great episode.  
October 29, 2018
Tyler shares how he developed his system for vetting incoming jobs. The guys also talk about finding subs who work with a sense of urgency. 
October 22, 2018
The guys discuss the future of the trades and how to bring in young talent. 
October 16, 2018
Instagram live Q&A with Nick and John. 
September 14, 2018
In this episode, Matt Risinger @risingerbuild and the guys talk about the benefits and drawbacks of closed foam insulation, managing your business through economical downtimes and finding the balance between work and family life.
July 19, 2018
Instagram Live Q&A with John, Nick and Tyler.
July 9, 2018
Jeff Himstedt owner of @j.him_woodworking talks about how he manages working full time for the military services and runs his woodworkings business at night.
May 31, 2018
Shawn Van Dyke starts our Business Coaching Series!!! Author of “The Paperwork Punch List” 28 Days to Streamline Your Construction Business. Former GC; Redbud Construction (7yrs) and Chief Operating Office at Finish Point Trim & Millwork (3+ yrs). Love some good biz talk and this is Shawn’s bread & butter, enjoy!!! Shawnvandyke.com
April 25, 2018
Jason Burgess, a life long carpenter grew up building homes the “old school” way. Working for a local builder that would farm his own logs and mill them into the necessary lumber to build the homes they created. Start to finish, he would be onsite with his boss performing almost every trade. Jason went off into to a number of related careers only to come back to residential construction with he started his company. Beginning with his personal home, he put a heavy focus on the efficiency and advanced methods of construction. Now a growing business he continues to educate himself and his clients to understand his approach to provide a superior hone.   
April 12, 2018
Steel fabricator turned craftsman and this is The Build Show’s Jordan Smith. We chat w/ Jordan about his roll at Risinger Co. & his path to connecting w/ residential construction and Matt Risinger.
April 2, 2018
Jeremy Cottingham of @Cottingham LTD. breaks down his fast growth in the residential contracting world & his realization that it wasn’t his passion.  This realization guided him a specialized niche that pushes his passion and creativity to the limits. We also tough on growth…. Growing just to grow to cover all the jobs and not scaled growth. Hope you enjoy Podcast #2 live from JLCLive 2018!!!
March 26, 2018
Kicking off JLC Live 2018 at the Huber Engineered Woods Booth with Mike Guertin. Mike is a builder, editorial advisor for Fine Home Building and a JLC Live teacher. We chat with Mike about all he is doing within the building community and so much more!
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