TCL Episode #57 – Trim Carpentry and Contracting with Daniel Vella of Vella Contracting

After going to college for new media design where he learned web designing, business, and training, he got a job at Home Depot at a big box store, he then became a project manager. Daniel started 18 years back in construction when he started doing some small side jobs, he worked with a carpenter, and…

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TCL Episode #55 – Talking Demolition Excavation and Abatement with Michael from MagCor Demolition

Construction is a very broad industry, you can find several niches from carpentry to renovation, from high-end homes to high-rise buildings. Demolition, excavation, and abatement are some important niches when it comes to construction. Episode 55 of “The Construction Life” has a 3-in-1 business, unlike other companies, Michael offers several services under one roof. Michael…

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TCL Episode #53 – A Real Science Guy – Greg Labbe from the Ryerson Building Science Research Lab

Greg Labbe, a chemistry guy who started in big pharma, quality control, and also worked in the mining sector. He was not meant to do bench work so he joined a small company that did home energy audits called Greensaver. He worked 12 years over there managing spray foam, retrofit and has assessed thousands of…

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Episode 58- Perception/Views of a Client from a Client!

You can never improve unless you hear others’ opinions about you. Constructive criticism is something you should always welcome and consider. Episode 58 of “The Construction Life” welcomes an amazing couple “Cesar and Marie,” who share their perception, expectations, and experiences with contractors.The couple was understanding and open when it comes to discussions, and communications.…

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TCL Episode #213 – Filippo Placentino of Cr3ative Construction

The construction industry is evolving every other day and one of the biggest reasons is the diversity of minds working in it. Episode 213 of “The Construction Life” has another guest contractor. Carpenter by profession, Filippo started when he was 27. He worked on several niches before professionally starting in it. He was professional soccer…

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TCL Episode #211 – Italian Masonry Family – Live, Love, Laugh and Lay Bricks!

No one can deny the value of masonry in construction. The masons are the foundation artists that work hard to make your property durable. Episode 211 of “The Construction Life” has Italian Masonry Family. The clan bridges the past and present with their interesting stories, and experiences. The guests include the senior masons, Tony, Mario…

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TCL Episode #209 – DEREK SOUSA – A CARPENTER TURNED HIGH SCHOOL TRADE TEACHER

Teachers are the most important part of a society. If we think of a construction analogy, they are like cement that is holding everything together. They are building the foundation of a nation. The episode 209 of “The Construction Life” has a special guest Derek Sousa who is teaching high school trade students’ construction. Derek…

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TCL Episode #207 – Millennials Choice Group Investments for Millennials

No matter which industry you are working in, your investments should be good enough to have your back. Some investments give you safe but low profits, but some investments give you high returns on the cost of higher risk. But with the help of professionals and your homework you can mitigate the risk, and increase…

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TCL Episode #36 – Social Media Marketing for The Construction Industry

Are your posts not reaching the masses? Have you tried online ads and found them not useful? You keep posting pictures of your work but you don’t see results? There’s a whole other world to the construction industry other than just the pretty pictures of the construction. “The Construction Life” is focused on that whole…

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TCL Episode #24 -Talking Trim Carpentry with Gary Mares of Mares Carpentry

Carpentry is one of the most important aspects when it comes to the construction industry. It is said to hold society together. It is because of carpentry, that we have homes, buildings, churches, construction. Gary’s father started when he was 9 with his father, he served as his motivation, giving him the drive to work in…

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