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Roofing Success Podcast

203: Cultivating a Winning Team: The Role of Training and Recruiting in Success w/ John McHughes

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About this Episode

In this episode of the Roofing Success Podcast, host Jim Ahlin sits down with John McHughes, the driving force behind Mallard Construction and Four Star General Contracting, to discuss the crucial role that training and recruiting play in building a thriving roofing business. John shares his fascinating journey from the oil and gas industry to roofing, highlighting the importance of adaptability and continuous learning in the face of challenges.

Throughout the conversation, John emphasizes the significance of providing comprehensive training to sales representatives, including role-playing, objection handling, and developing a strong mindset. He stresses the value of leading by example and fostering a culture of open communication and support within the team at Mallard Construction and Four Star General Contracting.

The discussion also delves into John’s philosophy of “Always Be Recruiting” (ABR) as a key strategy for scaling and sustaining a successful roofing company. He shares his experience with in-house recruiting at both Mallard Construction and Four Star General Contracting, offering valuable advice on how to navigate the challenges of high turnover rates in the industry.

Listeners will gain powerful insights into creating a winning team culture, implementing effective training programs, and proactively recruiting top talent to drive long-term success in the competitive roofing industry. John’s unique perspective, shaped by his experiences at Mallard Construction and Four Star General Contracting, makes this episode a must-listen for roofing professionals seeking to take their businesses to the next level.




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