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 Coaching Will Make You a More Successful Contractor

This episode requires a pen and paper, what you’ll hear today is tons of great advice from Brad Huebner, Contractor and business coach of Hammer & Grind. He helps other contractors reach their goals by giving them...
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Apprentice to Journeyman Electrician

On today’s episode we speak with Jon lock a Journeyman electrician, as he goes through how he started his apprenticeship journey and how consistency, a good attitude, question asking and mindset was key to finishing...
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Marketing for Electricians and Service Based Businesses

Today's episode features guest speaker Jeff Guldalian owner of 360 Electric inc. we go through his beginnings in the electrical trade, his teachings as a multiple time business owner, how he jumped from being an...
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Create Systems to Scale Your Business

On this Episode Our speaker, Miguel from GVS Design and Build, takes the time to share the lessons he’s learned in his 10 years as a business owner, the hard knocks of the industry and how setting up systems for...
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From Exam Prep to License Holder

You’re almost there, you almost have your license in your hand, but first, Lauren Ruiz our Applications Director, talks about this crucial final step in becoming a license holder. She goes through the nitpicky details...
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How to Become a General Contractor in 2022

In todays episode we talk about what the 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....
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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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