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Recent Posts by Brian Kaskavalciyan

How A Mentor and a Solid Business Model Can Transform Your Business and Your Life





On today's episode, we're talking with John Huxtable who is the founder of Bathroom Buddy Remodeling.

After working for years in sales and marketing producing TV commercials, he became interested in the home improvement industry. True story: John educated himself in home improvement by watching YouTube videos. Armed with that knowledge, he joined forces with his younger brother to open a home remodeling business that would take on just about any job the customer wanted. 

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Why You’ve Got To “Replace” Yourself Over And Over Again






On today’s episode, we’re talking with Rick Wuest, owner of Thompson Creek Windows Company, a family-owned business in the mid-Atlantic region.

Rick started working with his father who owned a B2B window manufacturing business. After buying his father out in 2000, he did his research, soaked up all the information he could, and decided to take the gutsy move of firing all of his customers and transforming his business into a B2C windows company.

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The Power of a Great Mentor






On Wednesday, August 21 I got the news that my mentor of 20+ years Dan Kennedy would be dead in a matter of days. Needless to say, I was saddened and heartbroken by this sudden, unexpected news. I immediately thought of all he has done for me, and that got me thinking about how important it is to have a great mentor(s). You’ve heard me say it on the podcast over and over… business is hard enough, don’t try and do everything on your own. Find people that can help you get where you want to go. Nearly every successful business owner I know has used the power of other people’s experience and knowledge to grow their business.  Too many entrepreneurs are struggling unnecessarily because they are trying to do it all on their own.  

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Taking ‘Free Days’ Has Got To Be A Regular Goal






On this week’s podcast, we’re welcoming back Justin Bartley, owner of Next Door and Windows, a company he started in the Chicago area in 2002.

Like most entrepreneurs, Justin worked long hours and very rarely took real time off. He has heard me say that your business exists to give you MORE LIFE, not less. And, part of this is taking time off, away from your business. I introduced Justin to the man I learned about the concept of “free days” from - Dan Sullivan of The Strategic Coach.

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3 Easy Steps For Creating High Quality Summer Leads



Today I’m switching things up a bit. Instead of a regular podcast with a special guest, I’m sharing a webinar I recently did regarding how to get leads during the summer. In fact, the information can be used at any time of year when business slows down, including who you need to target first when that happens.

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5 Star Reviews: It’s All About Communication



On today’s episode of The Wealthy Contractor Podcast, we’re talking with John Quint of Quint-Pro Siding & Windows, LLC in Plano TX.

The topic of this podcast is reviews, reviews, reviews, and John has mastered the art of earning them and collecting them. While he got his start in home improvement working for other companies, that experience revealed a real need for a company that had a focus on customer service and customer experience. 

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You’ve Got To Let Go Of Your Ego To Grow Your Wealth



On today’s podcast is Brian Diamond of Quality Home Exteriors based in Omaha Nebraska. Brian is a second-generation home-improvement entrepreneur. 

Starting his company in 2013, his customer-centered approach earned Brian the industry nod of “Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2017, and Quality Home Exteriors a Remodeling’s Big 50 membership, a distinction given only to the top 1% of remodelers in North America.

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Ensure the Financial Security of Your Business With A Relationship Mindset



On today’s podcast is “Big” Steve Rennenkamp, owner of award-winning Energy Swing Windows in Murrysville, PA.

Also a student of Dan Kennedy, Steve developed his own product and successfully brought it to market. He’s one of the smartest guys I know when it comes to developing relationships with customers, creating raving fans, and getting reviews.

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Is The Person Answering Your Phone Costing You Leads, Sales & Profits?



On this episode of The Wealthy Contractor Podcast is Dave Azer, VP at Jacuzzi Walk-In Tub. Dave was one of our speakers at Accelerate Live 2019 and is one of the hardest working people I know in the home improvement business. He’s an expert at growing companies and is in the trenches with contractors every single day helping them create leads, convert leads into sales and make more money.

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Getting The Right People In The Right Seats For Massive Business Growth



On this episode of The Wealthy Contractor Podcast is Victor Smolyanov, owner of Victor’s Roofing in southeast Michigan.

When Victor climbed onto his first roof at age 13, he was instantly hooked. His father, Vladimir, was a roofer and put Victor to work to encourage him to take school more seriously and pursue a college degree instead of following in his footsteps.

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