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Ep 24: Making Demolition Innovative

Ep 24: Making Demolition Innovative

“Priestly Demolition is globally recognized as being an innovate demolition company that leads the industry. Ryan Priestly joins this episode of DirtStories to share some stories about his experiences in the world of Demolition.

Listen Time: 41:32

Ep 22: Winter Season & Snow Removal

Ep 22: Winter Season & Snow Removal

It’s time to start thinking about snow removal. Brent Giles from DOZR explores the topic of snow removal and winter season in this episode of DirtStories.

Listen Time: 39:26

Ep 21: Construction Technology Explained

Ep 21: Construction Technology Explained

Construction technology is a buzzword that we talk about a lot in the industry. We invited Mallorie Brodie from Bridgit to join us on DirtStories to break down what this topic is and what “construction tech” really means.

Listen Time: 31:09

Ep 20: The Rise of the “Outdoor Living Space”

Ep 20: The Rise of the “Outdoor Living Space”

Keith Ardron from Ardron Landscape INC joins Becca Grieb to chat about landscaping trends, the rise of the outdoor living space and how hes seen the connection between people and nature has changed throughout his career.

Listen Time: 36:07

Ep 19: Tech To Connect Contractors During a Labour Shortage

Ep 19: Tech To Connect Contractors During a Labour Shortage

We chatted with David Broomhead, CEO and Co-Founder of Trade Hounds, about using technology to address the labour shortage that continues to challenge the industry. It’s another way that technology is helping to solve problems facing the industry.

Listen Time: 27:55

Ep 18: How COVID Has Impacted Small Farming

Ep 18: How COVID Has Impacted Small Farming

Welcome to Episode 18 of DirtStories. In this episode, we are looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small farming. COVID-19 has changed a lot about our world. It's changed how we work, how we play, how we socialize and even how we think and plan for the...

Ep 17: Becoming an Operator

Ep 17: Becoming an Operator

In this episode of DirtStories, we chat with Paul Pacheco, the coordinator for the Heavy Equipment Operators Training Program at Conestoga College in Guelph, Ontario. Learn about the program, the benefits of taking a heavy equipment training course and what makes a great operator.

Listen Time: 41:17

Ep 16: Associations in the 21st Century

Ep 16: Associations in the 21st Century

Tony DiGiovanni has been Executive Director of Landscape Ontario for over 30 years. Learn how he got involved in the association, how associations are still relevant in the 21st century and how technology is changing the role of associations in this episode of DirtStories.

Listen Time: 43:13

Ep 13: Floating Equipment in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ep 13: Floating Equipment in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Joe Jackson from Floatr chats with Becca Grieb about running an equipment floating business during the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses his drive for self-improvement and how social media has impacted his business.

Listen Time: 31:57

Ep 12: Mental Health in Construction

Ep 12: Mental Health in Construction

Mental health is often referred to as the “silent epidemic” in construction. Jack Veitch and Stephanie Jones from the Canadian Mental Health Association break down this huge topic in this episode of DirtStories.

Listen Time: 39:51

Ep 10: Builder to Business Owner

Ep 10: Builder to Business Owner

Cliff Fetner, CEO and founder of Soil Connect chats about starting a construction tech business after working as a builder and developer for over 30 years. Cliff also discusses the future of technology in construction, the role of tech in problem solving and the value of change.

Listen Time: 39:28

Ep 9: Tech Tools for On Site Productivity

Ep 9: Tech Tools for On Site Productivity

Ryan Kunisch discusses how tech tools and organizational software can help encourage proactive resource management. Ultimately, taking a proactive approach through the power of data will make sites both more productive and safer.

Listen Time: 32:30

Ep 7: Lift As An Alberta Contractor in 2020

Ep 7: Lift As An Alberta Contractor in 2020

Devcon Inc VP Devan Rosluk chats with Becca Grieb about founding the company with his father, dealing with COVID-19 and how he got involved in the construction industry. Get insights into being an Alberta contractor in 2020 in this episode of DirtStories.

Listen Time: 40:05

Ep 4: COVID-19 and Construction

Ep 4: COVID-19 and Construction

COVID-19 has changed the world and is continuing to do so quickly. The construction industry has been and will be changed because of this pandemic. DOZR CEO Kevin Forestell explores how COVID-19 has impacted the construction industry and how it will change construction in the future.

Listen Time: 26:38

EP 2: Building Up Orlando with McCree

EP 2: Building Up Orlando with McCree

DOZR CEO chats with Cindy McCree-Bodine from McCree General Contractors and Architects in Orlando, Florida. Being a woman in the construction industry, the role of family in the company and different projects are discussed in this podcast.

Listen Time: 28:34

Ep 1: Welcome To DirtStories

Ep 1: Welcome To DirtStories

What is DirtStories and why did we start this podcast? Hear from Becca and the DOZR Executive Team about the history of DirtStories and what you can expect from this podcast.

Listen Time: 11:03

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