The Business of Restoration - A Next Gear Podcast

Available Podcasts

Episode 6 – July 9, 2020

Your Business Culture is not an Accident with OP Almarez and Tim Bauer

We’re talking today with O.P. Almaraz and Tim Bauer of Los Angeles-based Restoration Mastery. Stay with us for a conversation about key-man insurance and how it works with a buy-sell agreement to ensure the continuity of a business partnership; the courage needed to execute on goals; the power of a leader’s strong vision for a company in times of crisis; the value of building a positive company culture, and so much more.

 
 

Episode 5 – May 27, 2020

Adjusting to the New COVID Reality: Talking with Holly Murry, President of FRSTeam, Inc.

Next Gear CEO Garret Gray virtually sits down with Holly Murry, the president of FRSTeam, Inc., a restoration company specializing in electronics and textiles, for a discussion of how her company is coping and adapting its business operations in the face of a worldwide pandemic. Discussion topics include how great contractors value customer service, how COVID-19 has accelerated the restoration industry’s move to the virtual realm, and many more.

 
 

Episode 4 – April 30, 2020

Talking COVID-related Stimulus Dollars and Financial Planning

Next Gear CEO Garret Gray sits down with Chris Pegg, the Senior Director of Wealth Planning for Wells Fargo Private Bank, to discuss the latest on the financial programs designed to help restoration companies thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Garret and Chris discuss everything from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and tax deferment options that help contractors conserve cash during a difficult time to transferring generational wealth and business continuity planning.

Episode 3 – October 9, 2019

Walk Before You Run – How to Grow Your Restoration Business, Go Paperless, and Get More Out of Your Tools

Welcome to episode 3 of The Business of Restoration Podcast! In this episode, Next Gear’s CEO Garret Gray sits down with Jerry P of GraEagle Restoration in Las Vegas to share stories of growth, and you’ll learn about what a path to a paperless office looks like, protecting yourself with proper documentation, and how to identify what’s falling through the cracks.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to maximize your gross profit margin
  • How to navigate the transition from paper-driven to paperless
  • Why documentation is essential for protecting yourself and your business
  • How to use reporting to identify what’s falling through the cracks
  • How to manage common growing pains

Resources:

Episode 2 – August 29, 2019

Garret Gray, CEO: Next Gear Solutions, and Chris Corder, President: Coastal Restoration – Part 2

Garret and Chris are back to talk about how technology is changing the restoration game. Between setting up your compliance manager to increasing your VPASS score, there are a lot of tech decisions to make in your restoration business. Chris Corder shares his own experience of going through the cultural transition to adopt more advanced technology in his company. Chris’ story will make you a lot more confident to make those changes. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways:

  • What determines your business growth in your specific market
  • How to hold your staff accountable for compliance tasks
  • How technology is impacting the restoration industry
  • Where the restoration industry is going

Episode 1 – July 31, 2019

Garret Gray, CEO: Next Gear Solutions, and Chris Corder, President: Coastal Restoration – Part 1​​

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is how to build and manage a team to support their growing restoration company. Chris Corder from Coastal Restoration, a Next Gear Solutions customer, believes you should hire in-house versus outsourcing, and in this interview, you’ll learn some of the ways he’s found great people and created a full-service restoration business from a team of two (including his dad) over the past ten years.

Available Podcasts

Episode 6 – July 9, 2020

Your Business Culture is not an Accident with OP Almarez and Tim Bauer

We’re talking today with O.P. Almaraz and Tim Bauer of Los Angeles-based Restoration Mastery. Stay with us for a conversation about key-man insurance and how it works with a buy-sell agreement to ensure the continuity of a business partnership; the courage needed to execute on goals; the power of a leader’s strong vision for a company in times of crisis; the value of building a positive company culture, and so much more.

Episode 5 – May 27, 2020

Adjusting to the New COVID Reality: Talking with Holly Murry, President of FRSTeam, Inc.

Next Gear CEO Garret Gray virtually sits down with Holly Murry, the president of FRSTeam, Inc., a restoration company specializing in electronics and textiles, for a discussion of how her company is coping and adapting its business operations in the face of a worldwide pandemic. Discussion topics include how great contractors value customer service, how COVID-19 has accelerated the restoration industry’s move to the virtual realm, and many more.

Episode 4 – April 30, 2020

Talking COVID-related Stimulus Dollars and Financial Planning

Next Gear CEO Garret Gray sits down with Chris Pegg, the Senior Director of Wealth Planning for Wells Fargo Private Bank, to discuss the latest on the financial programs designed to help restoration companies thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Garret and Chris discuss everything from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and tax deferment options that help contractors conserve cash during a difficult time to transferring generational wealth and business continuity planning.

Episode 3 – October 9, 2019

Walk Before You Run – How to Grow Your Restoration Business, Go Paperless, and Get More Out of Your Tools

Welcome to episode 3 of The Business of Restoration Podcast! In this episode, Next Gear’s CEO Garret Gray sits down with Jerry P of GraEagle Restoration in Las Vegas to share stories of growth, and you’ll learn about what a path to a paperless office looks like, protecting yourself with proper documentation, and how to identify what’s falling through the cracks. In this episode, you’ll learn:How to maximize your gross profit marginHow to navigate the transition from paper-driven to paperlessWhy documentation is essential for protecting yourself and your businessHow to use reporting to identify what’s falling through the cracksHow to manage common growing pains Resources:DASH – #1 Restoration PlatformGraEagle Restoration – Las VegasMore Podcast EpisodesNext Gear Webinars for IICRC CreditRegister for Connect2020

Episode 2 – August 29, 2019

Garret Gray, CEO: Next Gear Solutions, and Chris Corder, President: Coastal Restoration – Part 2

Garret and Chris are back to talk about how technology is changing the restoration game. Between setting up your compliance manager to increasing your VPASS score, there are a lot of tech decisions to make in your restoration business. Chris Corder shares his own experience of going through the cultural transition to adopt more advanced technology in his company. Chris’ story will make you a lot more confident to make those changes. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways:

  • What determines your business growth in your specific market
  • How to hold your staff accountable for compliance tasks
  • How technology is impacting the restoration industry
  • Where the restoration industry is going

Episode 1 – July 31, 2019

Garret Gray, CEO: Next Gear Solutions, and Chris Corder, President: Coastal Restoration – Part 1​​

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is how to build and manage a team to support their growing restoration company. Chris Corder from Coastal Restoration, a Next Gear Solutions customer, believes you should hire in-house versus outsourcing, and in this interview, you’ll learn some of the ways he’s found great people and created a full-service restoration business from a team of two (including his dad) over the past ten years.

Available Podcasts

Episode 6 – July 9, 2020

Your Business Culture is not an Accident with OP Almarez and Tim Bauer

We’re talking today with O.P. Almaraz and Tim Bauer of Los Angeles-based Restoration Mastery. Stay with us for a conversation about key-man insurance and how it works with a buy-sell agreement to ensure the continuity of a business partnership; the courage needed to execute on goals; the power of a leader’s strong vision for a company in times of crisis; the value of building a positive company culture, and so much more.

Episode 5 – May 27, 2020

Adjusting to the New COVID Reality: Talking with Holly Murry, President of FRSTeam, Inc.

Next Gear CEO Garret Gray virtually sits down with Holly Murry, the president of FRSTeam, Inc., a restoration company specializing in electronics and textiles, for a discussion of how her company is coping and adapting its business operations in the face of a worldwide pandemic. Discussion topics include how great contractors value customer service, how COVID-19 has accelerated the restoration industry’s move to the virtual realm, and many more.

Episode 4 – April 30, 2020

Talking COVID-related Stimulus Dollars and Financial Planning

Next Gear CEO Garret Gray sits down with Chris Pegg, the Senior Director of Wealth Planning for Wells Fargo Private Bank, to discuss the latest on the financial programs designed to help restoration companies thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Garret and Chris discuss everything from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and tax deferment options that help contractors conserve cash during a difficult time to transferring generational wealth and business continuity planning.

Episode 3 – October 9, 2019

Walk Before You Run – How to Grow Your Restoration Business, Go Paperless, and Get More Out of Your Tools

Welcome to episode 3 of The Business of Restoration Podcast! In this episode, Next Gear’s CEO Garret Gray sits down with Jerry P of GraEagle Restoration in Las Vegas to share stories of growth, and you’ll learn about what a path to a paperless office looks like, protecting yourself with proper documentation, and how to identify what’s falling through the cracks. In this episode, you’ll learn:How to maximize your gross profit marginHow to navigate the transition from paper-driven to paperlessWhy documentation is essential for protecting yourself and your businessHow to use reporting to identify what’s falling through the cracksHow to manage common growing pains Resources:DASH – #1 Restoration PlatformGraEagle Restoration – Las VegasMore Podcast EpisodesNext Gear Webinars for IICRC CreditRegister for Connect2020

Episode 2 – August 29, 2019

Garret Gray, CEO: Next Gear Solutions, and Chris Corder, President: Coastal Restoration – Part 2

Garret and Chris are back to talk about how technology is changing the restoration game. Between setting up your compliance manager to increasing your VPASS score, there are a lot of tech decisions to make in your restoration business. Chris Corder shares his own experience of going through the cultural transition to adopt more advanced technology in his company. Chris’ story will make you a lot more confident to make those changes. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways:

  • What determines your business growth in your specific market
  • How to hold your staff accountable for compliance tasks
  • How technology is impacting the restoration industry
  • Where the restoration industry is going

Episode 1 – July 31, 2019

Garret Gray, CEO: Next Gear Solutions, and Chris Corder, President: Coastal Restoration – Part 1​​

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is how to build and manage a team to support their growing restoration company. Chris Corder from Coastal Restoration, a Next Gear Solutions customer, believes you should hire in-house versus outsourcing, and in this interview, you’ll learn some of the ways he’s found great people and created a full-service restoration business from a team of two (including his dad) over the past ten years.

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