Home Service Leaders

David Hartman

We bring you the best minds in trade services to help take your business to the next level.

All Episodes

Beth Carr of Fortified Branding (https://www.fortifiedbranding.com) tells Nathan and Dave that they need to get their story straight if they want to attract and retain customers. Check out this amazing, free resource with Beth's company, Fortified Branding: https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/54679150406288dea4d25d0cc12b26a35292aecd?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmailchi.mp%2Ffca6245b8632%2Felevator-pitch-workbook&userId=6198509&signature=b9c9d01ebbcd20c6

Sep 24

48 min 34 sec

Nathan and Dan Platta from BlueSkies Services (https://www.blueskiesservices.com/) sit down to do have a conversation about bookkeeping and marketing for service companies. It's simultaneously an HSL episode and an episode of Dan's Bookkeeping, Beer, and BS podcast. So it kind of ends up being neither. But it's a great conversation.

Sep 10

1 hr 25 min

Nathan talks with Dave Sage, head of sales for More Leads Online, about all that he's learned in his role about marketing for the trades.

Aug 13

23 min 2 sec

Kate Cinnamo (www.explorethetrades.org) stops by to talk about how to get people interested in the trades. Nathan realizes he's actually part of the problem, and Kate is cool about it.

Jul 23

49 min 23 sec

Mark Jones from Blue Street Pools is on the podcast, and marketing school is in session. Nathan's brain may never be the same.

Jul 9

1 hr 1 min

Zach Ausherman from Ausherman Painting (https://www.aushermanpainting.com/) stops by to talk about how to hire, bid, and grow with quality for the long haul.

Jun 18

52 min 40 sec

Nathan brings on Martin Morud (https://www.trunorthsolar.com/) to talk about what it's like to start a renewable energy business from the ground up. But in the end, Nathan really wants Martin to help him figure how to charge an electric car with an ill-advised mobile solar set up.

May 18

1 hr 5 min

Nathan gets Al Levi's name right on the second try. Al (7powercontractor.com) is nice enough to come back and talk in-depth about his approach to budgeting and managing growth for contractors.

Apr 23

53 min 58 sec

Al Levi (7powercontractor.com) sits down to school Nathan on how to pronounce his name and how get your contracting business growing with by getting everything organized and written down. If you feel like you're fighting the same fires every week in your business, this is the episode for you.

Apr 2

1 hr 7 min

Chad German (Nationwide Electrical Education Services - www.electricaledu.org) drops some knowledge on Nathan about the current state of electrical trades and tech education. Listen to the end for Chad's insights on how to use social media in an authentic way and still grow your business.

Mar 19

1 hr

Steve Sheinkopf from Yale Appliance stops by and blows Nathan's mind with Yale's 360-degree approach to tying costs to serving customers.

Feb 26

38 min 50 sec

Mike Arnold from Creekside Outdoor Living stops by to talk with Nathan about bidding with confidence, what he thinks about "fake it 'til you make it," and how to adapt for customers during a pandemic.

Feb 5

32 min 18 sec

Catch the second part of Nathan's conversation with Alex Hallmark of Fred's Appliance Academy. Alex talks about how educating is the best way to stay innovative and runs the gauntlet of Quick-fire Questions.

Jan 29

40 min 4 sec

This week Nathan talks appliance repair and so much more with Alex Hallmark of Fred's Appliance (https://fredsappliance.com) and Fluid Services (https://fluid.services/). This is the first part of a two-part conversation, and in this installment Alex talks about how to educate and provide good services during the erratic parts delivery of the pandemic.

Jan 11

32 min 44 sec

Derek Clarkin of Prime General Contractors stops by to give his perspective on the impact of the pandemic from the view of a thriving general contractor. Listen as Derek speaks frankly about the dynamics of the contractor/subcontractor relationship during the craziness of 2020.

Dec 2020

54 min 47 sec

Tim Brown (Hook Agency) stops by to talk about digital marketing for service trades and how to get your employees involved in building successful business processes.

Oct 2020

40 min 28 sec

Amanda Boomen (TheHomeMag Minnesota) stops by to talk about a range of topics in home services. Listen as Nathan's mind gets blown by some of Amanda's tips on hiring in home services.

Oct 2020

40 min 11 sec

Rejoin Nathan's conversation with Matt Tyner and hear Matt drop gems as he answers the round of Quick-Fire Questions.

Sep 2020

30 min 11 sec

Matt Tyner from Williams Comfort Air joins the show to talk about how provide 5-star trades service.

Sep 2020

31 min 40 sec

Alex Hallmark of Fred's Appliances tells you how to train successful employees. It's seriously impressive.

Aug 2020

28 min 54 sec

Dustin Stelzer from Electrician U joins the show and drops some wisdom on how to keep good workers in your shop.

Aug 2020

49 min 58 sec

Austin Caldwell from MLO sits down with Mike Arnold, President of Creekside Outdoor Living of Northwest Indiana. They address key small business topics such as finding and keeping good talent, how to find good customers, and how to grow your business smarter.

Jul 2020

29 min 10 sec