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Episode 10: Mike Robyck & Matt Roberts (MR² 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 hosts Mike Nelson and Derek Foster interview Mike Robyck and Matt Roberts from MR² Construction Services! They make it clear for us that no matter what your background or how you start up, you can make your business shine with enough work - and a little luck!

Mike Robyck & Matt Roberts - MR² Construction Services

00:16 - Introductions
05:20 - What Motivated Them To Start Their Business?
11:50 - Managing Employees: Strategies and Complications
13:56 - Strategizing the Expansion of a Business
18:55 - Finding the Right People For the Job
22:16 - Commercial Break
22:41 - Rags to Riches: Doing What It Takes
26:36 - Adapting to Stress
30:12 - The MR² Process: Structure is Crucial!
34:10 - Recreation: Mike and Matt’s Hobbies
39:32 - MR²’s Secret to Success
42:44 - Thoughts on Work Ethic
43:38 - MR²’s Final Piece of Advice



  • Interviewers

    Michael Nelson & Derek Foster

  • Guests

    Mike Robyck & Matt Roberts

  • Runtime

    47 Minutes 9 Seconds

  • Air Date

    July 8th, 2022