THE BUILD BUZZ: A LIVE PODCAST EVENT

Join us on May 16, 2024 as The Modern Craftsman, Brad Leavitt Podcast, and The Curious Builder Podcast, along with special guest Morgan Molitor from construction2style come together to share with you the in's and out's of what's up and coming in the construction industry this year.

The Live Podcast is kicking off the bi-annual Contractor Coalition Summit event hosted in Minneapolis this year, and promises to be an engaging and insightful gathering for professionals and enthusiasts in the construction industry.
Location
Date & TIME
Thursday, May 16, 2024 
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
EVENT HOSTS & SPEAKERS
A look into the minds behind The Build Buzz Live Podcast:
Brad Leavitt
PRESIDENT + FOUNDER, AFT CONSTRUCTION
brad leavitt podcast
Brad is the President and Founder of “A Finer Touch Construction” - a Scottsdale based luxury residential and commercial builder. AFT Construction, as known throughout the industry, is an award-winning construction firm and has been nationally published in magazines such as: Fine Home Building, Luxe Interiors and Design, and Professional Builder.

Brad Leavitt is an energetic public speaker and ambassador for many national brands including Kohler, Pella, Subzero-Wolf, Cambria, Elkay and Post-it Notes. Brad completed a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from BYU in 2005 and worked on notable projects around Phoenix, including the Omni Montelucia in Paradise Valley.

His Podcast, “The AFT Construction Podcast”, is focused on bringing value to its listeners, no matter their industry. The topics are focused on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, organization, building science and construction. AFT has continued to exceed industry standards and create strong client relationships based on integrity, reliability and quality.

Brad is married to Ashley Leavitt. Together, they have 6 children, 5 girls and 1 boy. Brad is active with all 6 of his children, serves in his local community, and loves all sports.
Nick Schiffer
FOUNDER, NS Builders
modern craftsman podcast
Nick started NS Builders in 2014, fulfilling his lifelong dream to build amazing houses. Applying his education from Fitchburg State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Technology/Management and drawing from his real-world experience in building and construction management, Nick made the leap from employee to employer. And what began as a small carpentry company eventually earned a stellar reputation for premier home building and large-scale renovation projects, custom cabinet millwork, and even a digital media company.

Nick realized early on that surrounding himself with the right people—dedicated, talented craftsmen who shared his vision for NS Builders—would be one of the wisest investments he could make. And that decision has undeniably paid off. He generously shares his expert advice and first-hand knowledge of building and managing a construction business across multiple social media platforms, including the hugely popular Site Visits. Nick has a firm grasp on how to harness the power of social media, connecting with his followers on a personal level, and providing trustworthy advice, practical tips, and solutions to help anyone take their business to the next level.

Nick’s mission: “To expand the potential of not only myself and my company, but to share my expertise with others. The construction business is always evolving; knowing how to adapt is the key to longevity and success.”
Morgan Moliltor
CO-FOUNDER, construction2style
Morgan is the other half and co-founder of construction2style, alongside her husband Jamie. For 10 years, they’ve been tearing houses apart and creating new dream spaces not only for their clients but for themselves; starting off as a DIY home improvement blog in 2012, they quickly transitioned into a full-service interior residential design + build company in 2015. Her husband Jamie went to school for carpentry and is the talented GC behind c2s.

They started c2s from the ground up. With now over 1.7M + monthly website impressions, and 150K+ social media following, Morgan now teaches their readers how they can implement various marketing strategies and produce multiple streams of revenue through the construction industry.

MN-based, but nationwide, Morgan graduated from college in Long Beach, CA with a fashion merchandising and marketing degree. Morgan has now taken that creativity and knowledge to use within their client’s homes and websites.

Morgan oversees all content creation, manages the brand partnerships, is the writing guru, and lead designer. She also heads up their online education courses and in-house monthly marketing workshops.

You can always find an infectious smile on Morgan’s face and hear her contagious laugh. She’s a forward thinker, risk-taker, and nothing makes her happier than when she gets to play a small part in making people’s lives thrive.
Mark D. Williams 
Founder + builder, Mark d william custom homes
the curious builder podcast
MDW is a third-generation high-end residential builder in the Twin Cities, creating dream homes through thoughtful remodeling transformations and ground-up custom builds. Our company was named Minnesota Builder of the Year in 2021—an incredible honor considering the high quality of builders in this market.

With nearly two decades of home-building experience, founder Mark D. Williams uses his endless curiosity and ability to adapt to deliver an exceptional home-building experience for all his clients. He credits this success to his collaborative approach with trade partners and homeowners, and his nonstop quest to be a fun, trustworthy, highly skilled, and creative partner in the process. He surrounds himself with dedicated craftspeople who share his company’s mission to bring homeowners joy while helping them create their dream lifestyle.

The Curious Builder Podcast
Mark launched The Curious Builder Podcast to connect with the artisans in the Twin Cities, share their business stories, and celebrate the building craft. The Curious Builder is a podcast that gives a voice to Minnesota building industry professionals, providing them a platform to tell their stories about starting and growing their businesses, highlighting challenges and wins, and revealing insights listeners may apply to their own businesses and experiences.
Mark and his wife have three young children. He also loves to be active daily in some sort of athletic endeavor when not chasing the kids around the house for a pillow fight.
Tyler Grace
Owner, TRG Concepts
modern craftsman podcast
Tyler is the owner/operator of TRG Home Concepts, a boutique residential remodeling company, specializing in detail-oriented renovations of older homes.  Their efforts are primarily focused on smaller projects that afford them adequate time and the budgets necessary for proper design, extensive site-protection, quality installations, comprehensive processes, and the ability to self-perform various trades.  He believes that by remaining small, and maintaining intense control over his projects, he is able to deliver an uncompromising product and experience.  

Tyler's entire youth revolved around becoming a white collar professional, and steering clear of trades. There was a heavy emphasis on NOT working with his hands as his father did. During his college internships working for civil and commercial construction contractors, he quickly realized he wanted to pursue a more hands-on, self-gratifying path. Despite all the warnings, he started his own residential remodeling company shortly after graduation from Drexel University. It was there he met his eventual wife, Rachel, and they now have two beautiful daughters who keep them on their toes. He currently works with his hands every day, and hopes to be able to do so indefinitely.
About ​The Curious Builder Podcast
A podcast for building pros by a building pro.
The Curious Builder is a podcast that gives a voice to top building industry professionals, providing them a platform to tell their stories about starting and growing their businesses, highlighting challenges and wins, and revealing insights listeners may apply to their own businesses and experiences.
About the Modern Craftsman Podcast
Real and relatable stories.
A podcast for professionals to tell their unbiased stories about the industry and the markets they live and work in. From their wins and losses to the experiences they’d change or keep, we aim to uncover honest conversations with each of our guests. Mental health, balance, money, company growth, education. We want to discuss the in-between sh*t that no one else is talking about.
LIVE PODCAST EVENT
Join us for the official kickoff of the Contractor Coalition Summit on Thursday night with an exclusive Live Podcast Event—open to the public, but you must have a ticket to attend. Enjoy a unique meet and greet, networking opportunities, and a live podcast featuring the dynamic hosts of The Curious Builder, Brad Leavitt Podcast (AFT Construction), and Modern Craftsman. If you've tuned in to our podcast before, you know we always have a blast! This is your chance to actively participate in the discussion, with designated time for audience interaction, Q&A, and networking at the event's beginning and end.

Step into a community atmosphere where you're not just an observer but an active participant in the conversation we're fostering. This intimate networking event promises to be a night filled with inspiration, leaving you with lasting memories. Join us for food, drinks, networking, and more! Secure your ticket and see you there!

The three best podcasts in the industry LIVE in Minneapolis! 
The event starts at 5 PM at the North House Minneapolis. 

Great ready for a great conversation with Mark, Morgan, Nick, Tyler and Brad.

EARLY BIRD PRICING NOW. WON'T LAST LONG.
What is a Live Podcast?
If you've ever listened to any of these podcasts, you know that we have a great time!

We wanted to create a place for guests to not only listen to the conversation between these podcast gurus, but also to have opportunities for audience participation. This is an opportunity to join in on the conversation and be a part of the podcast itself. Not only that, we will have time set aside for a Q& A as well as networking opportunities at the beginning and end of the event.

We want guests to come in and feel a sense of community and be a part of the conversation we’re fostering. This intimate networking event will be a night to remember and we hope you'll leave feeling inspired.
About the Brad Leavitt Podcast 

What can you expect from The Brad Leavitt Podcast?


Candid Conversations: Brad's engaging and relatable style of interviewing ensures you get those hidden, practical ideas and valuable insights from his remarkable guests. Their stories, experiences, and the hard-learned business lessons they share will leave you inspired and motivated.


Expertise Across Industries: Whether it's professional athletes, tech, real estate and construction, healthcare, or any other field, Brad's guests are top industry leaders who've navigated the twists and turns of their respective sectors. They'll share their lessons, so you don’t have to learn them the hard way.


Proven Strategies: Brad doesn't just skim the surface; he dives deep into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to build and lead a thriving, modern business. You'll walk away with practical advice, actionable strategies, and a newfound perspective to build on.
The Location
The North House Minneapolis 
 
At North House, we believe in the power of collaborative spaces to accelerate success.

The North House is the perfect space to host your next occasion — from gatherings to parties, meetings and retreats, to galas and receptions. Turn up the music and dim the lights. Keep it exclusive or extend a warm invitation to all.

If you have any issues or questions on your hotel booking, please email [email protected]


THE COUNTDOWN IS ON - WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
UPCOMING EVENTS
We're in the process of planning our next round of Summit events for 2025. If you're interested in attending, drop us an email and we'll add you to our distribution list for when our next registration links go live. 
Join in the fun - we'll see you there!
We look forward to hosting you.

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