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Episode 37: Grasshopper Heating & Cooling: Handling Explosive Growth in a Short Time

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 host Mike Nelson and visionary founder Derek Foster interview three Blue Collar superstars - Amanda Triolo, Brian Correll, and Luke Scarcelli of Grasshopper Heating & Cooling! Grasshopper has been all the buzz - or rather, chirp - on the scene lately as their marvelous marketing, terrific teamwork and stellar service take the community by storm! What's the secret to their raid growth and success? We have some of the answers for you here in this episode!

01:00 - Shoutout to Michaels Group: And Our Mission

02:29 - Introductions: The Grasshopper Team

06:58 - A Grasshopper Hops Forward

12:57 - A Sudden Swarm of Happy Hoppers

13:57 - Glory Be to Gary Grasshopper

14:49 - Business Ain’t for Babies!

17:18 - Carving Through COVID

19:23 - Everything Has a Solution!

20:24 - Keep Calm and Carry On

22:33 - Cultivating Culture and Valuing Values

29:47 - Inform and Educate: Do No Disservice

31:39 - Why Does It Matter? Sharing a Vision

34:22 - The Vision Board: Pipe the Perspective

35:57 - Employee-Focus Isn’t Just for Higher-Ups!

37:30 - Started from the Bottom… Now We’re Here

38:55 - Maintaining Morale

43:02 - Game Time

47:20 - Shoutout to Dean Leber:

47:55 - Throttled Marketing

51:25 - Keep Those Customers!

54:45 - GrassLARPer

56:06 - How to Get in Touch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

56:41 - Closing Remarks



  • Interviewers

    Mike Nelson & Derek Foster

  • Guests

    Amanda Triolo, Brian Correll, & Luke Scarcelli

  • Runtime

    57 Minutes, 32 Seconds

  • Air Date

    September 12th, 2023