Home Contractors HQ Show Notes – Episode 1 – Clay Lamb
Thanks for listening to our first podcast! In case you missed some of the things we referenced in the episode, this is where you can come and follow up on the things we’ve discussed.
So, for starters, how about introductions?
Co-Host Quick Bios
Clay started like many of our listeners might be, as a person trying to look for a new way to provide for his family. Clay has been the owner of American Chimney and Masonry in Cincinnati, OH for over 30 years. Clay has started a website (Ask The Chimney Sweep) that hosts informational videos in his industry that has amassed over 2,000,000 views on YouTube. He also developed several MIX groups (Mastermind Information Exchange) that has brought together dozens of business owners in their individual niches to collaborate and improve each other’s businesses. Clay has a history of inspiring his employees and other business owners to reach for bigger and better things.
Chris has always loved being behind the microphone, and is eager to bring home contractors looking to start or grow their existing business the information and tools they need to take the next step. Chris has worked for over 15 years in manufacturing, and has vast experience in management systems, particularly when it comes to quality and customer satisfaction. He has developed and maintained quality systems for two international companies, and has taken best practices from both and applied them to a small business environment.
Our goal: to speak to home contractors who want to start their own business. One truck or multi-truck operation, either way there will be weekly content in our podcast that can help you make it happen!
Interview – Clay Lamb, American Chimney and Masonry
This episode’s interview is a bit different than most will be…it is a snippet of an interview Clay did with Daniel Bowling on his Smart Tradesmen podcast. Click here to hear the interview in its entirety.
A few things mentioned in Clay’s interview snippet…
An example of what got Clay started down this path of home contracting business ownership…a simple ad that provided him with a way to pay the bills. No direct experience, just an opportunity to fill a need during the energy crunch of the late 197o’s.
Clay mentions a book you’ll hear us mention a lot…The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It by Michael E. Gerber. If you’re smart, you’ll start your business reading with this book. And if you’re nice, you’ll consider sending me a new copy…mine is quite dog-eared by this point!
We did not feature any questions on our mailbag segment this week, quite simply because we are waiting to hear from you! Ways to get a hold of us and ask us your questions:
See you next episode!
— Chris —