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Mike Botkin has recently acquired a landscaping company in Orlando, FL and has finished his first 30 days in the business.
John purchased his 3rd generation family business, Wilson Plumbing, which was started by his grandfather and has grown it from 4-5 plumbers to 20 and still growing strong.
My guest on this episode is Bill D’Alessandro, CEO of Elements Brands which buys digitally native consumer brands and uses their expertise and playbook to scale them upward.
Matt is a director of corporate development at Orthopedic Care Partners, a private equity group focused on acquiring orthopedic surgery practices.
This is the second time I’ve had David Krock on the podcast, the first was episode 6 where we broadly discussed his investment firm, Sunset Coast Brands which has now become PermaVentures. This second episode with him goes off the beaten path a bit.
In this episode with Palmer, we talk about his move to one of their operating companies, Mainely Grass, as CEO.
David Johnson started Northridge 4×4, a Jeep parts and accessories business, in his father’s garage and eventually hired his father and brother to help in the business.
My guest is Brandon Laughridge. Brandon lives in Kansas City and owns a property management company North Terrace and a furniture and home interior store Nell Hill’s, along with a growing real estate portfolio. This is the first episode on the podcast where we discuss how real estate overlaps with owning small companies, something I hadn’t spent much time thinking about until meeting Brandon. Those on Twitter will recognize Brandon
My guest Matt Estep got his business start early in life when he started a go-kart manufacturing business in high school with dreams of eventually being a professional NASCAR driver. The business still exists today but Matt sold it with other plans in mind.
My guest Aaron Green founded a staffing company called Professional Staffing Group, or PSG, in 1996. He has grown it along with 6 other related companies to just shy of $100m in revenue and 2,000 employees. Most of my guests operate small companies and PSG of course started small, but I wanted to learn from an owner who had managed to scale a company and their role in it over
Each year I write an annual letter to readers and listeners to reflect on the evolution of the podcast and my personal growth.