Hi, Jim Coshow here from Dunn Lumber. Welcome to the Dunn Solutions podcast, where we’re committed to providing cutting-edge industry knowledge for the building contractor and trade professional.

Today we’ll hear from a panel of remodeling experts. These five individuals have seen it all. They will share stories of how they got started, discuss the current state of the industry, and offer insight on what the future may hold for a qualified, professional remodeler. They say to know where we’re going, we must first understand where we’ve been. We hope this podcast will help you understand the past so you can increase your chances of a more successful future.

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This podcast features:

Donna Shirey, owner of Shirey Home Pro

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Shirey Home Pro hires full-time home professionals with a minimum of 10 years’ experience—each employee has a broad range of specialized skills, which are extensively tested before they’re hired. Combined, Shirey Home Pro’s core team of professionals has a total of 210 years of expertise.

Gary Potter, owner of Potter Construction

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For more than 30 years, Gary Potter has steadily grown his business, and in 2006, Potter Construction was named one of the “Big-50—Top 50 Remodelers” in the United States by Remodeling magazine. Gary is a certified graduate remodeler and former chair of the Master Builders Association’s Remodelers Council.

Joseph Irons, president and general manager of Irons Brothers Construction

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Years of hands-on experience and commitment have helped Joseph structure his business into a national award–winning company, and his dedication to education has earned him a number of designations and certifications. He’s a former executive board president of the Master Builders Association and chair of the Building Industry Association of Washington and Remodelers Council, and currently sits on multiple National Association of Homebuilders Remodelers boards.

Michael Bogan, founder and owner of J. M. Bogan Remodeling

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From sales and estimating to project and business management, Michael Bogan’s role at J. M. Bogan Remodeling runs the gamut. His company is made of up of people dedicated to excellence in performance and character who bring more than 80 years of combined construction experience to each project.

Michael Tenhulzen, director of Tenhulzen Residential

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For Michael, residential remodeling is a family business. He held nearly every position in his father’s company and led committees at the Master Builders Association before founding his own company—Tenhulzen Residential—in October 2012. Tenhulzen Residential’s unique design/build process development and management—which focuses on the customer experience—is always evolving.

For information on attending future educational events, feel free to email me at jimc@dunnlumber.com.

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