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Podcasting has exploded, and with good reason. Podcasts come in the form of digital audio and/or video files that can be downloaded or streamed on various devices. You can listen to or view them on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, smart TV, or car audio system.

One of the great things about podcasts is that they allow you to receive dedicated and current content on the subject of your choice that you can consume anywhere that you happen to be. For many people, they provide a source of entertainment, but they are also a valuable way to stay informed. For professionals, podcasts are a great way to increase your knowledge while doing other necessary activities. Podcasts aimed at the contractor profession can help you track the latest tech, strengthen leadership skills, update your knowledge base, keep track of industry trends, and more.

We have compiled what we believe are some of the top podcasts for you to check out in the construction and remodeling industries. They will be of interest to contractors and construction professionals. Our recommendations are broken down into four categories:

Podcasts for general construction, remodeling, and contractors
Podcasts for contracting business owners and entrepreneurs
Podcasts for construction engineers, technicians, and project managers
Podcasts about construction technology

The 15 Best Podcasts for Contractors

 

Podcasts for General Construction, Remodeling, and Contractors

The Construction Life

The Construction Life

Mike, Manny, and Carlito, the hosts of The Construction Life, talk about a wide variety of topics related to the construction industry. These topics include contractor negotiations, calculating heat loss, and women in construction.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Amazon Music

The Contractor Fight With Tom Reber

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Tom Reber is a former contractor who talks about the challenges faced by the small contractor or remodeler. On his podcast called The Contractor Fight, he covers a wide variety of topics over the course of 400-plus podcasts. His language can get a bit salty, so you’ve been warned!

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
Stitcher

Remodelers On The Rise

Remodelers on the Rise

Remodelers on the Rise is hosted by Kyle Hunt. He discusses topics of interest to remodeling entrepreneurs such as pricing, marketing, margins, and employee management.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Audible

Powertips Unscripted

Powertips Unscripted

Every Thursday, hosts Victoria Downing and Mark Harari talk about various topics related to the remodeling community. These topics include marketing, hiring & recruiting, team building, and design.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Stitcher

The Modern Craftsman Podcast

The Modern Craftsman Podcast

The Modern Craftsman is a weekly podcast that informs general contractors, carpenters, design professionals, architects, and project managers. The three hosts interview guests who tell their stories about the industry and their experiences.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
iHeartRadio
Stitcher

The Building Code

The Building Code

Zach and Charley of Buildertrend host The Building Code podcast and cover a wide variety of topics about the construction industry. These include design, customer satisfaction, technology, and innovation.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Stitcher
Podbean

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

The Fine Homebuilding Podcast

The editors of Fine Homebuilding Magazine host this podcast devoted to residential construction. Their informal and easy-listening style makes for enjoyable and informative discussions about the industry.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts

Made For Profit

Made for Profit

John Malecki and Brad Rodriquez host the Made for Profit podcast and discuss topics of interest to anyone who runs a business as a craftsman. It’s a great listen for builders, remodelers, metalworkers, and woodworkers.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
SoundCloud
TuneIn

Podcasts for Contracting Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

The Art Of Construction

The Art of Construction

Since 2014, Devon Tilley has hosted the Art of Construction podcast. As the owner of a materials supply company, he has experience in commercial and residential construction. He interviews owners and entrepreneurs in the building and design industry.

Available on all streaming platforms including:

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Stitcher
iHeartRadio

Contractor Cents

Contractor Cents

Contractor Cents is hosted by Ruth King and focuses on the small business owner. Ruth discusses the nuts and bolts of running a profitable contracting business. Topics include generating leads, employee recruiting, financing, and customer satisfaction.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
Podbean

The Construction Leading Edge Podcast

The Construction Leading Edge Podcast

Todd Dawalt hosts The Construction Leading Edge podcast. He uses his 20-plus years of experience in the industry to talk about being an effective entrepreneur and leader. He also discusses a wide variety of subjects in the industry with other experts.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
Stitcher

Construction Brothers

Construction Brothers

Tyler and Eddie Campbell host the Construction Brother podcast. They own a virtual building and construction company which is the focus of their discussions. This podcast will have special interest for architects, contractors, and consultants in the virtual design and construction business.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Overcast

Podcasts for Construction Engineers, Technicians and Project Managers

The Construction Engineering Show

The Construction Engineering Show

The Construction Engineering Show is hosted by Bob Hildebranski. Bob is a licensed professional civil engineer with 30-plus years of construction and civil engineering experience. He discusses tools, strategies, and tactics for use in the civil and site development industry.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Listen Notes

Connecting Construction

Connecting Construction

Connecting Construction is hosted by Matt Sprague and Evan Hill of e-Builder. They interview program managers, contractors, and analysts about their businesses.

Available on:

Spotify

Podcasts about Construction Technology

The Contech Crew

The ConTech Crew

Begun in 2016, The ConTech Crew has multiple hosts who discuss the construction industry’s latest tech news and developments. They also make product recommendations and give investment advice.

Available on:

Apple Podcasts
Spotify
Spreaker

Conclusion

As you can see from our list, there is a wide variety of podcast resources out there. This list only scratches the surface of what’s out there for those in the construction industry. However, it provides a nice representation of the many aspects of the industry.

Your preferences will vary depending on each podcast’s characteristics. For example, you might prefer to listen to some hosts more than others depending on their styles or personalities. In other cases, you might have a preference for the length of time of each podcast. Some people have more time to devote to a longer and more detailed format while others prefer shorter and more concise episodes. Either way, we hope this is a helpful guide that you can use to sample what’s out there and that you find a few that you like.

About the Author

Neil Peterson is Chief Operating Officer at LED Lighting Supply. He has been active in the LED industry for over 10 years and is responsible for product planning and management as well as revenue and operations at LED Lighting Supply. Much of Neil’s time is focused on customer engagement for large commercial and industrial lighting requirements. When not working, he enjoys family time, camping, fishing, and sports..

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