246 | Ed Buset | The Biggest Things that Helped Me Build a $40 Million Contracting Business


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On today’s show, we interview Ed Buset of New City Contracting who shares with us how he transitioned from being a student painter to running a $40 million construction business.

Born to first-generation immigrants, Ed shares that he was born in a typical, hard-working Italian family. So, he grew up working odd jobs and quickly understanding the value of money.

Getting the Student Works internship helped him learn important foundational lessons in communication and cooperation – which helped him grow and scale his contracting business.

One of the main themes that we touch upon in today’s show is the importance of running a systemized and disciplined business.

As someone who works in the contracting space, Ed gives us a peek into his business philosophy which has catapulted him ahead of the competition. He also shares the importance of always completing a project – on schedule in this segment of the show.

Getting ISO has further helped Ed and his team run their operations in a systemized manner.

Other topics discussed on today’s show include the importance of diversity and continuous learning.

This is a show you do not want to miss.


What You Will Learn In This Show

  • Why working with integrity is the one thing that can take your business forward
  • Leveraging diversity for building a dream team
  • Importance of documenting your processes
  • Opportunities in the contracting space
  • Expert tips for finishing a construction project on schedule
  • And so much more…


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