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#213 Filippo Placentino of Cr3ative Construction Company is here to share plenty of construction

January 22, 2022

The show opens with one of the best show tunes ever! Then the guys assess the grappa and realize we need more grappa because both Manny and Danny are feeling cockatail. Filippo was kind enough to bring one of the OG Hardcore Renos t-shirt, one of 1000’s that have been given away over the years,…

#212 Philippe Gaudreau from Construction Anorak Inc. the new kid on the block and loads to consider

January 20, 2022

1 year on his own after 6 years of working with others Philippe has a lot of questions for us and the industry, he is so passionate about. Incredibly refreshing to have a tradesperson that loves construction but wants to learn more on how best to navigate through the construction world. This is going to…

#211 Old School Italian Show – 3 wise masons and the 2 young masons taking over from Construction Dosca Inc.

January 19, 2022

This is going to be one for the podcast books, we have 3 of the best masons on the show, Tony, Mario and the OG Ermete and the young men taking over the empire they built, Danny and Mike from Construction Dosca Inc. Sit back, pull out some paper, listen to the three wise Italian…

#210 Aldev Construction with Pasquale (Pat) the Dad and David the son taking things over for the next 40 years

January 17, 2022

Welcome to Detour a Montreal – Danny from @dannydosca suggested I come to Montreal and record a few shows, He reached out and had so many wanting to be on the show, 5 were selected and Manny was off to Montreal to get the Quebec Tradespersons perspective. 1962 and Pat’s dad is the one that…

#209 Derek Sousa a Highschool Trade Teacher has a lot to say about teaching the next generation of trades

January 16, 2022

15 years in the industry with the last 4 being a teacher, Derek wasn’t the best kid in school but in his high school years he found his passion through the woodworking class. Finished school and went right into the union and began working right away. After a few years of doing commercial construction, he…

#208 Alex Maggiacomo from Universal Aluminium Products is a mom-and-pop shop handling all kinds

January 13, 2022

Welcome back!!! Nice to have a bit of a break after such an amazing 5 months of pushing the show to new heights and crossing that 500,000-download mark. First show back and we are geared to reach over 300 shows and 1 million downloads this year, stay tuned because it will all happen, and more.…

#207 Millennials Choice Group of Companies with Matthew Ablakan – Let’s talk investing your money

December 29, 2021

In our last show of 2021, we end things with a lot of great information about where to spend your hard-earned money with pre construction condos. Matthew opens the show with a few reasons why tradespeople are the perfect candidate for real estate investing. Matthew takes us back to his humble beginnings, immigrant old school…

#206 Tyrone Nickel from Nickel General Contracting is on the show, and he has a lot of years to share

December 28, 2021

I have known Ty for over 11 years, with his Irish background his name comes from the county Tyrone in Ireland. He’s been in construction since 1987, right out of college, always loved working with his hands, went through 2 recessions, shut down his Canadian business in 2004 to move to the USA and work…

#205 Frontiers Design Build building the right construction team

December 27, 2021

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…

#204 Mike Belley from Belley Renovations is back to discuss toxic masculinity on the jobsite

December 25, 2021

In our last show of the 24-hour event we discuss a topic that no construction cares to discuss but this is The Construction Life. As a GC we ae asked to handle so many details, on and off the job site, recognizing what our clients, crews, sub trades, suppliers are going through on a day-to-day…

#203 Jesse Barbosa is back to discuss what’s been going on with the growth of his framing business

December 14, 2021

Jesse has now joined the 3rd guest show appearance club and we couldn’t be happier as we have watched him grow his business over the course of our show. Welcome back Jesse, on with the show. Jesse gets Manny and Carlito to join in for the opening track and it’s great. Where do we begin…

#202 WELCOME BACK CrewMenGroup Taha has a lot more to share on the show – hold onto your tool belt

December 12, 2021

Taha (T) is back and gearing to go 3am in the morning and it all begins with where he left off the last time, a 400K fuck up. Sit back and enjoy the many lessons T has to share on this show and we appreciate him being a part of our craziness. Back to the…

#201 Adrian Schwartz from C.R.C Contracting Inc is here to discuss ICF and more of his construction life

December 11, 2021

One O’clock in the morning and Manny and Carlito are still at it and thanks so much for Adrian for making the trek for such a late night or early morning show, much appreciated. Adrian began his career with ICF at the young age of 14 years old, learned so much with the right builder,…

#200 Significant Others and what we as tradespeople put our loved ones through every single day.

December 7, 2021

This has been an idea for a show since our very first show and here we are 200 shows later and we finally get to record a show about our significant others and what tradespeople put our loved ones through every single day of The Construction Life. We have Carlito, his wife couldn’t make it,…

#199 Danny Dosca is BACK for more TCL talk and this round we will talk about the future of tradespeople, young and old.

December 6, 2021

“Tough times create strong men. Strong men create easy times. Easy times create weak men. Weak men create tough times.” The quote, from a postapocalyptic novel by the author G. Michael Hopf, sums up a stunningly pervasive cyclical vision of history. That is what this show will be about. Plenty of older tradespeople are nervous…

#198 Kurt Snell of Snell Contracting Services Inc talking his young construction life and young trades

December 5, 2021

With today’s show we cast a wide construction net, but Kurt wants to focus on young trades, young business owners, the youth of construction, as the older trades prepare to step down, where is the industry going to be in the next decade, a particular favorite topic at TCL. Strap on the tool belt, this…

#197 The Finish Carpentry Trim Team is here – Gary Mares Fabio Andrede and finally we have Joe Nicolau

December 1, 2021

WARNING – This show is raw and honest and if you’re not interested in the real version of The Construction Life then please don’t listen. Very Explicit conversations on this show. What a show we have for you during our craziness of 24 hours of podcast and 14 shows, finally reaching the halfway mark we…

#196 Quaid Sturdy of Sturdy Contracting Co Young Contractor talking the future of construction

November 30, 2021

What a great show we have with Quaid Sturdy from Sturdy Contracting Co. and he’s going to share what he’s been doing being so young in Trades and why he sees such an optimistic future in construction. At 24 years old Quaid is very interested in meeting, speaking, absorbing from as many tradespeople as possible.…

#195 Tyler Stott from Stott HVAC is back to talk loads more heat loss calculations and advancing your business

November 28, 2021

Welcome to the wonderful world of HVAC, Tyler is back to discuss his business, the HVAC business and more. Working for an established HVAC brand Tyler was making suggestions on where to take the business how to grow with the times and his ideas, the powers at be didn’t want to go in that direction…

#194 Mental Health and Tradespeople with Taylor Pagniello from Rise Psychotherapy

November 25, 2021

This is one show Carlito and Manny have wanted to do since the very beginning. We are going to upset some, we are going to bring up some issues that most don’t discuss, we will discuss addictions, anxiety, suicide, depression and more. This show might not be for everyobe but it’s a conversation we must…