E05: The Master Blaster of Water, Pressure Cleaning with Robert Soto

Show Notes This week Clelland welcomes Robert Soto, “master water blaster,” to the podcast. Robert is the proud owner of All Clean Pressure Washing and has been in the trade for 20 years. Robert speaks to the high profit margin that initially attracted him to the trade and the many techniques and tools that he’s learned to utilize that makes his job easier. Together, Robert and Clelland speak to how being a tradesman enables a person to become the master of their own destiny, only being limited by how hard you’re willing to work.

Show Links

Connect with Clelland!

LinkedIn – Clelland Russell

FB – @WhytheTrades

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Guest Links

Robert Soto – Owner, All Clean

Pressure Washing

502.235.3972

[email protected]

www.louisvillepressurewash.com

E04: Waste Management with the “Dumpster Diva”, Becky Duncan

On this weeks episode, Clelland welcomes Becky “Dumpster Diva” Duncan, owner of redbox + Greater Louisville into the studio. Becky discusses the reasons why she choose to start a business in this unlikely trade. and how she utilizes the skills she has learned through years of work in marketing, and her time in the Air Force to make her name known in the industry. If you’re curious about franchising your business, you should definitely tune in to hear some great reasons Becky chose to buy into a franchise instead of starting from the ground up. Also, this episode comes with wine.

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Show Links

Connect with Clelland!

LinkedIn – Clelland Russell

FB – @WhytheTrades

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Guest Links

Becky Duncan –

Owner, redbox + of Greater Louisville

https://www.redboxplus.com/greater-louisville

Co-Founder at New Vibes Wine Co.

http://newvibeswine.com/

E03: Adventures in Auto Detailing with Mike Ashley

Show Notes

This week Clelland welcomes Mike Ashley, owner of AA Auto Detailing. Mike tells us about the details within the details, and how his standard of detailing and approach to inspecting his cars helps him stand apart from his competition. Mike speaks to the value of having a base knowledge of his trade and how it can always be something to fall back on to generate income.

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Topics covered in this episode:

Breaking into the Industry

Marketing Tips & Strategy

Hourly vs. Per Job

Equipment to Get Started and more

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Show Links

Connect with Clelland!

LinkedIn – Clelland Russell

FB – @WhytheTrades

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Guest Links

Mike Ashley – AA Auto Detailing

FB – @aaautoanddetailing

E02: Ironmen & Ironworkers with Billy Cockerel & Kelly Cooper

Show Notes

This week Clelland welcomes his father-in-law, Billy, and his fellow Iron worker, Kelly. With a combined experience of almost 60 years in iron working, they talk shop with Clelland. They touch on a lot of ins and outs of iron working, the education that it takes to become an iron worker, and the way the local union operates.

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Topics covered in this episode:

Apprenticeships

Being a Union Member

Types of Jobs for an Iron Worker

The Pay and Freedom

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Show Links

Connect with Clelland!

LinkedIn – Clelland Russell

FB – @WhytheTrades

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Guest Links

Iron Workers Local 70 Union

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Billy Cockerel – Retired Iron Work, Local 70

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Kelly Cooper, Examining Committee Local 70

E01: Pilot Episode – Window Washing with the Window Ninja with Joe Jakoby

In the inaugural episode of Why the Trades?, Mr. Clelland Russell is joined by his long-time, best friend and business partner, Joe Jakoby. They dice things up, giving a good read on the trades as a whole, and specifically in the realm of roofing and window cleaning.

Topics covered in this episode:

Typical day of a window cleaner

Freedom that comes with the trades

Starting a window cleaning business and much more

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This is a great kick-off for a podcast that is bringing invaluable information on the world of trades to it’s listeners!

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Show Links

Connect with Clelland!

LinkedIn – Clelland Russell

FB – @WhytheTrades

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Guest Links

FB – @thewindowninjas

thewindowninjas.com

Why the Trades? – Trailer

Why the Trades? is a dive into the minds of the successful people that chose a trade as a career pathway. In our interviews , we ask the questions – why participants chose their profession, what does an average day look like, what are the pros and cons of their job, and where their specific industry is headed? Since many guests are entrepreneurs, we’ll also explore aspects of working for yourself. This podcast is a tool to educate our listeners on the power of the trades and which one may be calling to them. Whether you’re already a tradesman or looking for a stable and fulfilling career opportunity, we hope you join us on our journey through the trades..Hosted by Clelland Russell, entrepreneur, tradesman, author, and advocate for the trades!

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Connect with Clelland!

LinkedIn – Clelland Russell

FB – @WhytheTrades

[email protected]