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Episode 33: Taylor Hopeck (Witt Construction, Inc.)

Welcome to Blue Collar StartUp, the podcast!
Our Mission is Simple: To facilitate the growth and development of Blue Collar businesses. We will showcase REAL Blue Collar businesses in interviews, and use these stories to help educate and empower the next generation of trades workers to become Blue Collar business owners.

In this episode, our hosts Mike and Derek interview Taylor Hopeck, the Client Coordinator at Witt Construction! Her story perfectly showcases that sometimes, you choose the Blue Collar life... And sometimes, it chooses you!

00:15 - Introduction and Shoutouts

03:06 - Who is Taylor Hopeck?

04:48 - Supply Chain? More Like Supply Pain!

05:24 - Team and Client Coordination: How Taylor Handles It…

07:34 - … And How Derek Handles It

09:15 - Finding a Home in Home-Building

12:48 - Social Media: A Powerful Tool!

14:55 - A Day in the Life of Taylor Hopeck

16:43 - Field Experience is SO Important!

17:24 - From Being Green to Making Green

19:38 - Taylor’s Advice: It Never Hurts to Try! Knowledge is Power!

22:20 - Workforce Development: What Witt’s Working On

25:23 - When Email Becomes Snail Mail

27:57 - When Do You Need Taylor?.. Right Away!

32:33 - Keeping Your Free Time Free

34:53 - Closing Remarks: How to Get in Touch



  • Interviewers

    Mike Nelson & Derek Foster

  • Guest

    Taylor Hopeck

  • Runtime

    36 Minutes, 20 Seconds

  • Air Date

    July 10th, 2023