Navigating challenging times with the co-CEOs and co-founders of Buildertrend

Episode 90

On this episode of “The Building Code,” Tom and Paul are sitting down with the guys who started it all. Buildertrend co-founders, and returning guests of the podcast, Dan Houghton, Jeff Dugger and Steve Dugger (known affectionately as The Bobs) are here to chat about their experience with leading the company through times of change and uncertainty.

Check out the full episode to hear more about how the company has adapted to change throughout the years and how The Bobs have used past experiences to quickly modify for the present and plan for the future.

BEING A LEADER OF A COMPANY, HOW DO YOU ADAPT DURING A CRISIS OR TIME OF UNCERTAINTY?

  • Stay calm and maintain a level head
  • Focus on the news
  • Meet every day with other company leaders or stakeholders
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Think strategically
  • Make changes as quick as possible
  • Have grace toward your customers
  • Work through change and the changes of your customers

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PROCESS FOR KEEPING EMPLOYEES INFORMED AND ENGAGED DURING THIS TIME?

  • Be transparent and human
  • Overcommunicate and keep the communication lines open
  • Work on maintaining the company culture
  • Use constant engagement to help employees feel a personal connection

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