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StoneTalk Episode 30: Blake Christensen

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StoneTalk Episode 30: Blake Christensen

Posted on 26 January 2017 by cradmin

In the 30th episode of Moraware’s StoneTalk Podcast, host Patrick Foley interviews Blake Christensen, owner of Valley View Granite in Utah. The two discuss a variety of topics, including all of the following:

  • How to provide customers with a great end-to-end experience
  • Get good people from other industries and retrain them for yours
  • Reasons to avoid being the low-price provider in your market
  • Challenges of opening a new location

Read the transcript of this episode here: StoneTalk Episode 30 – Blake Christensen

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StoneTalk Episode 29: Geoffrey Gran

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StoneTalk Episode 29: Geoffrey Gran

Posted on 19 December 2016 by CRadmin2

Welcome to Episode 29 of StoneTalk, the premier podcast about countertops and countertop fabrication produced by Moraware with host Patrick Foley. In this episode, Patrick talks with Geoffrey Gran, owner of the Countertop Factory Midwest in Addison, Ill. The two discuss a variety of topics, including all of the following:

  • The three Cs: consistency, communication and caring
  • Focusing on sales and marketing
  • The benefits of avoiding retail
  • All about the Rockhead Group

Read the transcript of this episode here: StoneTalk Episode 29 – Geoffrey Gran

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StoneTalk Episode 28: Kyle Carpenter

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StoneTalk Episode 28: Kyle Carpenter

Posted on 23 November 2016 by CRadmin2

CountertopResource.com is pleased to bring you another episode of StoneTalk, the podcast dedicated to countertops and countertop fabrication, hosted by Patrick Foley and produced by Moraware.

In Episode 28, Patrick talks with Kyle Carpenter, the founder of SolidSurface.com, the online marketplace for solid surface, solid surface tools and solid surface accessories. The two discuss an array of fascinating topics, including all of the following:

  • How SolidSurface.com evolved from a resource for the DIY community to supporting professional fabricators
  • How customers go about searching for construction contractors
  • How fabricators can pass down the work for small vanities
  • The ins and outs of application program interfaces (APIs) and how they are used to benefit the countertop industry

Read the transcript of this episode here: StoneTalk Episode 28 – Kyle Carpenter

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StoneTalk Episode 27: Chuck Russo

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StoneTalk Episode 27: Chuck Russo

Posted on 17 October 2016 by CRadmin2

Episode 27 of Moraware’s StoneTalk podcast features Chuck Russo of BacaSystems.com.

Host Patrick Foley and Chuck Russo discuss:

  • The advantage of using robot saws over other types of automated equipment
  • The benefits of a 2-table system
  • Different approaches to ensuring employee safety around equipment

 


 

Read the transcript of this episode here: StoneTalk Episode 27 – Chuck Russo

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StoneTalk Episode 26:  Karen Rothenberg

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StoneTalk Episode 26: Karen Rothenberg

Posted on 09 September 2016 by cradmin

Episode 26 of Moraware’s StoneTalk podcast features Karen Rothenberg of Natural Stone Motif, Inc.. Host Patrick Foley and Rothenberg talk about :

  • Why you need to ask your customers questions to determine their lifestyle, wants, and true needs – in order to help them pick the right product for them
  • How to move to a bigger building without interrupting your workload
  • How to work with a big box store like Costco
  • How to leverage your woman- or minority-owned status to win commercial business
  • How daily 5-minute meetings can help keep everyone on the same page

Read the transcript of this episode here: StoneTalk Episode 26 – Karen Rothenberg

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StoneTalk Episode 25: Ed Hill

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StoneTalk Episode 25: Ed Hill

Posted on 10 August 2016 by cradmin

Episode of 25 of Moraware’s Stonetalk podcast features Ed Hill of Synchronous Solutions. Host Patrick Foley and Hill discuss several topics relevant to business operations, including the following:

  • How the concept of “throughput” can improve your bottom line
  • The identification of natural constraints in business processes
  • Why successful businesses plan for failure and disaster
  • How to learn more about the Theory of Constraints and Synchronous Flow.

Read the transcript of this episode here: StoneTalk Episode 25 – Ed Hill

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Stonetalk Episode 24: Brian Johnson

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Stonetalk Episode 24: Brian Johnson

Posted on 19 July 2016 by cradmin

Episode 24 of Moraware’s Stonetalk podcast with host Patrick Foley features special guest Brian Johnson, CEO of Johnson Granite. The two discuss several topics during the interview, including all of the following:

  • When to introduce new types of surfaces
  • Using retail/wholesale experience to develop a commercial business
  • The importance of working with designers
  • How Facebook can be used to acquire countertop photos

To read a full transcript of this podcast, visit the Moraware website here:
Episode 24 – Brian Johnson

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Stonetalk Episode 23: Jeremy Mathison

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Stonetalk Episode 23: Jeremy Mathison

Posted on 20 June 2016 by cradmin

Listen now to episode 23 of Moraware’s Stonetalk podcast with host Patrick Foley and special guest Jeremy Mathison, CEO of Western Marble & Tile Ltd. The wide variety of topics discussed include all of the following:

  • Why radio is still a viable avenue for marketing
  • The problems with social media
  • How team pride in workmanship is important for business
  • Saving money on sinks and faucets imported from Asia
  • The benefits of automating your shop

To read a full transcript of this podcast, visit the Moraware website here: Episode 23 – Jeremy Mathison.

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StoneTalk Episode 21: Scott Hanes

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StoneTalk Episode 21: Scott Hanes

Posted on 25 April 2016 by cradmin

We are happy to present to you Episode 21 of Moraware’s StoneTalk podcast hosted by Patrick Foley. In this episode, Patrick speaks with Scott Hanes, owner of Majestic Marble & Granite in Orlando, Fla. The topics discussed include all of the following and more:

  • Why granite becoming the standard countertop material may potentially create problems
  • How digital technology can give you an edge over the competition
  • Why some of the simplest tasks and most basic aspects of your shop can be the most important
  • The need for good rapport and relationships with both clients and vendors

A full transcript of this podcast can be viewed on the Moraware website: Episode 21 – Scott Hanes

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StoneTalk Episode 20: Terrance Jacobs

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StoneTalk Episode 20: Terrance Jacobs

Posted on 22 March 2016 by cradmin

Listen to Episode 20 of Moraware’s StoneTalk podcast right here. In this episode, host Patrick Foley speaks with Terrance Jacobs of TCL Asset Group. The two discuss last year’s auction of Breton equipment and much more:

  • Reasons for having your equipment and machinery appraised
  • Differentiating between an asset audit and business valuation
  • How to spot red flags before buying machinery

A full transcript of this episode can be viewed at the Moraware website: Episode 20 – Terrance Jacobs.

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