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Episode 39: Inspect & Protect - Morgan's One-Man Operation

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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 Morgan Pellitteri, the man behind TechSmart Inspections! While he worked white collar and with other employees in the past, Morgan rededicated himself to a new calling - running an entire home inspection operation himself! What made him make the change? How has he achieved success? Listen to this episode and find out!

00:15 - Off-Tangent

00:49 - Show Begins: Mike Needs His Sleep!

02:35 - An Introduction to Morgan Pellitteri

03:54 - From Corporate to Crepes to Inspection

07:55 - The Sales Component

09:37 - Call Morgan, Maybe?

11:04 - Starting Small: It’s All About Communication!

13:05 - The Next Steps: Cold-Calling Strategies

16:12 - You’re Not for Everybody: A Story About Drawing the Line

21:04 - The Real Estate Boom… When Will it End?

23:14 - A One-Man Operation

25:55 - A Day in the Life

27:27 - One-Note Arnold

28:16 - Exercise and Meditation: The Benefits of Sober Living

29:46 - Work to Live

31:15 - The Next Generation: Shoutout to Edon, Jawid, Jonathan and Tim!

33:56 - Inspect = Protect

36:37 - Morgan’s Advice: Keep Learning!

38:47 - Closing Remarks



  • Interviewers

    Mike Nelson & Derek Foster

  • Guest

    Morgan Pellitteri

  • Runtime

    41 Minutes, 11 Seconds

  • Air Date

    October 16th, 2023