Episode 3: Devon Camenga (Camenga Construction)

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 interviews Devon Camenga from Camenga Construction. Devon really highlights how to go from no-hustle to side-hustle, and then how to turn that side-hustle into your full-time gig! Big secret to success here? We'll give you a hint: Reputation. 

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JApYhfx6RfI 



2:53 - Who is Camenga Construction, and What Do They Do?
5:12 - The Difference in Demand Between Now, and Just 5 Years Ago
11:23 - Young Blue Collar Labor Force
14:18 - Soloprenuer!
14:47 - Looking For an Apprentice.
16:40 - Making the Jump from Educator to Full-Time Contractor...
18:57 - ... It's a Scary Leap.
21:04 - Your Reputation is EVERYTHING!
22:14 - You Have to Know How to Network
24:21 - The Plight of the Adirondack Contractor
27:58 - Mentors Along the Way
30:15 - Secret to Success
32:11 - State of Blue Collar Industries
44:26 - Things to Consider - Trade School IS an Option!
47:06 - Mental Toughness...
49:01 One Bad Job



  • Interviewer

    Michael Nelson

  • Guest

    Devon Camenga

  • Runtime

     50 Minutes 40 Seconds

  • Air Date

    March 25th, 2022

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