We have a full house on the show today, no less than 8 members of the Frontiers Design Build team, from the 3 owners, James Savoie, Doug Taylor, and Adam Taylor and then we have 5 of their employees, Jeremy Muzzell, Mac Myers, Patt Davis, Jesse Ranch and Graeme Fraser.
We have quite the show for you today, we will be discussing the partnership, hiring, project planning, expanding the business, taking things from hardscape and landscape to full builds to high performance building. With 17 employees, the business started with Doug and 3 of his classmates from the University of Guelph. A lot of tradespeople get stuck working in their business and not on their business, with 3 very different owners they can approach the business from a few different vantage points.
Everyone shares their thoughts on pricing, figuring out your price, based on scope of work and not square footage, and avoiding the rat race to the bottom just to get the job. The owners have found quarterly company meetings with all 17 employees has really improved the business where they encourage the company to speak up and be a part of the bigger picture. During these meetings they will look at Profit and Loss, different KPI, Key Performance Indicators, then they will wrap up the meetings with what they call Parking Lot issues, current topics and how to streamline them, achieve better from everyone.
High Performance building comes up as the team has embraced it and will always try to sell certain details to all of their projects. This show has been a lot about what Frontiers calls Pre Construction Agreement, where it allows the client to commit to the project and allow access to Frontiers to take things to the next stage, Concept, Design and Budget Planning. The owners, James, Doug and Adam have created a business that encourages new hires to step up, learn new skills, and take the business to new heights.
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Thank you so much James, Doug, Adam, Jeremy, Mac, Patt, Jesse and Graemefor joining the show and sharing so much. Reach out to James at firstname.lastname@example.org and find them on IG @frontiersdesignbuild for some great posts and videos that will teach and entertain you and at their website www.frontiersdesignbuild.com
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