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Episode 35: Juan, Jason & Matt (Hunt Companies, 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 host Mike Nelson and visionary founder Derek Foster interview the triple threat team of Juan, Jason, and Matt from Argyle's Hunt Companies! They've handled construction for some major players locally, but they didn't just stumble into the trust of those big league clients - they earned it! Have a listen to this episode and find out how!

01:26 - An Introduction to Hunt Companies

03:45 - The Beginning: McDonald’s and You

06:06 - Director of Operations: Welcome to Argyle

08:02 - Matt: The Future

09:06 - Commercial vs. Residential Work

11:14 - The Record is Seven!

13:15 - Small, Focused Teams: The Ups and Downs of COVID

16:39 - Onboarding: A Constant Process (Shoutout to BOCES!)

19:14 - Experience Ain’t Cheap! Don’t Be Afraid to Train!

22:15 - Cultivating Culture

24:41 - Trickle-Down Culture: It Starts at the Top!

28:12 - Showing Support

30:16 - Kinks in the Supply Chain… Won’t Get Better Anytime Soon!

34:42 - Why Haven’t Costs Gone Back Down?

38:48 - Good Relationships… Are Based on Trust!

41:37 - Multi-Layered Profit-Earning: Waste Not!

43:26 - Advice to the Next Generation: Find Out What You Like to Do!

47:27 - How to Get in Touch

49:04 - Closing Remarks



  • Interviewers

    Mike Nelson & Derek Foster

  • Guests

    Juan, Jason & Matt

  • Runtime

    50 Minutes, 8 Seconds

  • Air Date

    August 7th, 2023