The Upstryve Podcast

The Upstryve Podcast

Hosted by: Cesar Valencia

We sit with various tradespeople who are experts in their field and chat about their skilled trades journey. It is a chance for you to learn from the people out there getting their hands dirty and doing the work all...

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How to Become a General Contractor in 2022

application process is like to obtain your GC license. Our licensing expert, JD Meyers, tells us everything if you’re applying for residential, or commercial licenses. Requirements, how to show you’ve got the...
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Electrician Apprenticeship- A Golden Opportunity in Plain Sight

Welcome to Episode 10 of the Upstryve podcast! Stephen Madrosen, a fourth year electrician apprentice, answers all of our audience's questions. And we mean ALL. He goes through the process step by step of what the...
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Motivating the Next Generation for a Career in the Trades

Welcome to Episode 9 of the Upstryve podcast, join this conversation today where Father and Daughter duo Anna Pearson and Monte Ervin from A Better Plumbing Company, a 15-year owned business, give us some insight on...
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How to Become a General Contractor in Multiple States

This episode dives way deep into how NASCLA works, how to best prep for this test, What states participate, who should obtain it and what are the benefits of the NASCLA accreditation and how it can open doors in...
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Labor of Love - How a General Contractor Can Change Lives One Fix at a Time

On this Knowledge Up episode, Eduardo Lopez from EZ homes tells us his amazing story of how he hopped on the social media craze of the early pandemic days and how he has amassed a large following in a years time, how...
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How to Become a General Contractor and Build a Successful Business

Join us on this episode where Sadi Pajaziti keeps it real with your questions, answering everything from how to take that initial step in seeking the confidence and commitment to start your licensing journey. And how...
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How to Create Wealth in the Trades Part 2

Today's Knowledge Up episode features one of our favorite guest speakers and also a tutor at Upstryve. Dr. Hugo Villegas, a very experienced entrepreneur, property owner and veteran of the contacting business. His...
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How Mentorship Can Help You Become a Plumbing Contractor

This Knowledge Up series episode focuses on the experience of our guest speaker Thomas Hicken, a Master Plumber. Thomas goes through the process needed for the Journeyman and Master Plumbing license and also the...
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How Upstryve Can Help You Become a Licensed Contractor Faster

On this Knowledge Up series episode, Our account manager Lauren Ruiz and our licensing expert JD Myers dive into how having a tutor and taking advantage of our resources are key to creating a custom package for...
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How to Become a General Contractor

Welcome to our Upstryve "Knowledge Up" series, today we discuss our viewer's questions, where our marketing and licensing experts respond from how to scale and grow your business after receiving your GC license, to...
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Create Wealth In The Trades

Today's Knowledge Up episode features an industry expert: Dr. Hugo Villegas, An MIT graduate, experienced contractor, and a tutor at Upstryve. We answer our live Q&As where his expertise, knowledge, and dedication...
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