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#056: Why Every Brick and Mortar Business Needs a Construction Manager – NEXGEN Building Group

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Josh Kueber – President & CEO of NEXGEN Building- – San Diego, California

*Podcast recorded above the butcher shop at Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley, California.


  • Josh is the president and CEO of NEXGEN Building Group and Derek Marso’s lifelong best friend and neighbor.
  • Josh following his gut and turning down an established positions and large offer to establish NEXGEN Building Group with the a core team of people he is able to trust.
  • Tackling the digital landscape and utilizing technology as a resource in any industry, especially construction.
  • Adopting the advancements in technology: Dubai 3D printing an office and Google Maps Distance Tool allowing projects to measured remotely.
  • “Get it done now” vs. “Get it done right” and how valuable a general contractor is to properly execute projects based on the effective foundation building
  • Offering and asking for help from your Community. Overcoming the misconception that people aren’t welling help you.

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Shareable Quotes From This Podcast:

“If you’re not gonna start now, when are you gonna start?” {13:30} – Shawn

“We know less and less every single day but we have to rely on people that we trust that have experience.” {17:44} – Shawn

“It’s not so much the successes as it is the failures. It’s when you fall on your face and your team members are there, your brothers and sisters are there, to pick you up. {21:43} – Shawn

“Implementing something may impact efficiency and productivity immediately.” {29:55} – Josh

“You’re in that ‘all in jumping off the cliff moment’. This is time to make the right decisions. Don’t try to do it by yourself. Reach out!” {40:19} – Shawn

“Preparation in terms of clarity of scope of work allows for cost effective pricing, planning, sequencing of work […] that leads to timely completion.” {44:17} – Josh

“‘We’ve been kicking and screaming for 10 years and finally they are taking notice. Not in the way that we want but it’s a step.” {51:40} – Shawn

“For me it’s the transparency. I just feel so much better about life when it’s that way.” {53:30} – Derek

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