Waste No Day: A Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical Motivational Podcast
Return of the Mello with Tommy Mello of A1 Garage Door Service - Part 2

Return of the Mello with Tommy Mello of A1 Garage Door Service - Part 2

October 3, 2022

In today’s show, we are putting Tommy Mello back in your passenger seat to discuss more about the client experience and differentiating you from the other guy. From value to marketing to recruitment and beyond, Tommy is an innovative mind in the home services industry. Already the author of one book, “Home Service Millionaire,” Tommy is working on his second book, “Elevate” which is expected to be out later this year or early 2023. On part two of this packed-full episode, Tommy discusses surrounding yourself with trusted advisors and treating your client like you would your own mom. Make sure you check out part one also as we wrap up this great conversation.

Return of the Mello with Tommy Mello of A1 Garage Door Service - Part 1

Return of the Mello with Tommy Mello of A1 Garage Door Service - Part 1

September 26, 2022

In today’s show, we are putting Tommy Mello in your passenger seat to discuss people, profit, training, and whatever else happens to be on his mind. Tommy Mello is the owner and operator of A1 Garage Door Service, the host of the Home Service Expert podcast, and owner, partner, or investor in multiple other businesses ranging from Christmas lights to real estate to mobile apps. In 2007, Tommy became the sole owner and operator of a single Phoenix-based garage door service business, which came with $50,000 in debt. Today, A1Garage generates north of $170 million dollars in annual revenue. Tommy is a regular contributor to Inc., Entrepreneur, and other business publications on the topic of entrepreneurship and small business as well as a sought after podcast, radio and television guest. When not in the office or working on the businesses, you’ll find him on a plane headed to exotic destinations or chasing the little white ball around one of Arizona’s many golf courses. Make sure you list to the exciting conclusion of this conversation on part 2 next week.

Overcoming Objections with a $3M Electrician and a $3M Plumber with Logan Altland and Dylan Moya - Part 2

Overcoming Objections with a $3M Electrician and a $3M Plumber with Logan Altland and Dylan Moya - Part 2

September 19, 2022

In today’s show, we are putting Logan Altland and Dylan Moya in your passenger seat to discuss their success as a $3 million dollar electrician and a $3 million dollar plumber. Last week Logan and Dylan went back and forth on their process in the home. This week we get down and dirty with objections. Whether you are a plumber, electrician, or an HVAC technician, the objections you hear in the home are likely to be the same. On this episode, we do some objection role play and hear from some of the best names in the game on how they would approach each scenario. Dylan Moya is a service plumber for BillyGo Plumbing, Cooling, and Heating based out of Texas and Logan Altland is a service electrician for Mister Sparky Electric based out of Pennsylvania. Check out the conclusion of this great two-part episode.

Overcoming Objections with a $3M Electrician and a $3M Plumber with Logan Altland and Dylan Moya - Part 1

Overcoming Objections with a $3M Electrician and a $3M Plumber with Logan Altland and Dylan Moya - Part 1

September 12, 2022

In today’s show, we are putting Logan Altland and Dylan Moya in your passenger seat to discuss their success as a $3 million dollar electrician and a $3 million dollar plumber. Logan and Dylan are return guests to the show and combine forces on this two-part episode focusing in on their process similarities despite different trades as well as how they overcome objections. Logan Altland is a service electrician for Mister Sparky Electric in Lancaster, PA. Dylan Moya is a service plumber for BillyGo Plumbing, Cooling, and Heating based out of Texas. These two record breakers have put in the work to have the success and neither of them are satisfied. Listen as they jump into what make them tick on this episode and be sure to catch the conclusion next week.

Creating Service Excellence with Technician Trainer Todd Liles of Service Excellence

Creating Service Excellence with Technician Trainer Todd Liles of Service Excellence

September 5, 2022

In today’s show, we are putting Todd Liles in your passenger seat to discuss bringing excellence into the service industry. Todd Liles is the founder of Service Excellence and the creator of the PRESS PLAY Training System. He began his career in the HVAC Trades in 2001. Over the last 21 years, Todd has been a tech, salesperson, trainer, and is now an entrepreneur. His work mission is to IGNITE THE POWER WITHIN the businesses and people of the residential service industries. Todd founded SE because he is called to help contractors. “I’m meant to help contractors. It’s a calling. It’s my mission. Service Excellence is the vehicle I use to accomplish my mission.” Todd was the Director of Training for Clockwork Home Services’ Success Academy before he founded Service Excellence. After leaving Clockwork, Todd Co-founded Drain and Air Rescue in Austin, TX where he served as the General Manager. Todd now leads a team of 15 at Service Excellence. On today’s show he gives practical insight into how demeanor impacts presentation as well as an in-depth review of his patented PRESS PLAY system.

$2.8M In Just Electrical Safety Inspections with James Mellinger of Mister Sparky Electric - Part 2

$2.8M In Just Electrical Safety Inspections with James Mellinger of Mister Sparky Electric - Part 2

August 29, 2022

In today’s show, we are putting James Mellinger back in your passenger seat for the conclusion of a conversation about electrical safety inspections including role play. James is a service electrician and safety advisor for Mister Sparky Electric in Lancaster, PA. He has become one of the highest producing panel sales electricians in the nation and is only getting better. James shares more on his approach to the client including some fascinating role play dialogue. If you didn’t catch the first part, check out last week’s episode.

$2.8M In Just Electrical Safety Inspections with James Mellinger of Mister Sparky Electric - Part 1

$2.8M In Just Electrical Safety Inspections with James Mellinger of Mister Sparky Electric - Part 1

August 22, 2022

In today’s show, we are putting James Mellinger in your passenger seat for the first part of a conversation about his incredible success with electrical safety inspections. James is a service electrician and safety advisor for Mister Sparky Electric in Lancaster, PA. Coming out of high school, James got introduced to the trades through a family connection eventually taking apprenticeship classes and learning the skills. Originally joining One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning as an HVAC tech, he eventually transferred to the sister company Mister Sparky Electric wear he found his niche in the service industry. As a self-proclaimed amateur in selling communication, James graduated the school of hard knocks to eventually become one of the highest producing panel sales electricians in the nation. In this two-part episode, James shares how he approaches an electrical safety inspection or tune-up and how he walks the client through expectations the whole way to the table. Make sure to catch the conclusion of the conversation next episode.

LARGEST Plumbing Contractor in AZ Talks Growth and Trading a Legacy Business for Legacy Money with Mike Brewer of Brewer Companies - Part 2

LARGEST Plumbing Contractor in AZ Talks Growth and Trading a Legacy Business for Legacy Money with Mike Brewer of Brewer Companies - Part 2

August 15, 2022

In today’s show, we are putting Mike Brewer in your passenger seat for the conclusion of a conversation around growth and leadership. Mike brings 44 years of experience in the plumbing industry as the Chief Executive Officer for the Brewer Companies, a family of businesses that provide plumbing services to the retail, residential new construction and commercial markets. He has held the role of strategist and visionary for the overall enterprise since its inception. Michael is devoted to the contracting industry and is past President of the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona (ASAA) and is the past chair of the steering committee for the Build Your Future Arizona initiative (BYFAZ.org).  Michael was instrumental as one of the initial leaders of the concept of a marketing campaign to attract the youth of our state to consider a career in the trades while striving to change the perception of the general public from trade workers being dead-end jobs to the deserved recognition that they are actually a gateway to highly lucrative and sound careers. He is also a lifelong learner, problem solver and inventor and holds two patents on a plumbing test device for the industry. Michael has lived in Arizona since 1968 and is married with 6 children, 4 of those working within the businesses. Mike joins us again to discuss the conclusion of his incredible story.

LARGEST Plumbing Contractor in AZ Talks Growth and Trading a Legacy Business for Legacy Money with Mike Brewer of Brewer Companies - Part 1

LARGEST Plumbing Contractor in AZ Talks Growth and Trading a Legacy Business for Legacy Money with Mike Brewer of Brewer Companies - Part 1

August 8, 2022

In today’s show, we are putting Mike Brewer in your passenger seat for the first part of a conversation about his journey to become the largest residential plumbing company in Arizona. Mike brings 44 years of experience in the plumbing industry as the Chief Executive Officer for the Brewer Companies, a family of businesses that provide plumbing services to the retail, residential new construction and commercial markets. He has held the role of strategist and visionary for the overall enterprise since its inception. He led and constituted a strategy to become the largest residential plumbing contractor in the state of Arizona right through the Great Recession. Not only did Brewer Enterprises Inc. survive, but organically grew its revenue from $6.4 million in 2009 to ~$80 million in 2021, growing market share in the Phoenix and Tucson market, all while going through the toughest economic times of our lives. He opened the first Benjamin Franklin Plumbing service and repair retail franchise in Arizona in 2003 and provides the commercial markets drain and service needs with Brewer Commercial Services since 2007. Having sold his ownership interests in the fall of 2021, he also currently holds the role as Senior Advisor to the CEO of Synergos Companies, a company of trade leaders who build efficiency into every project. He is also a lifelong learner, problem solver and inventor and holds two patents on a plumbing test device for the industry. Michael has lived in Arizona since 1968 and is married with 6 children, 4 of those working within the businesses. Today he shares his story on part 1 of this incredible episode.

Growing to $25M from $300K as an Electrical Contractor with Aaron Hagan of Mister Sparky Electric

Growing to $25M from $300K as an Electrical Contractor with Aaron Hagan of Mister Sparky Electric

August 1, 2022

In today’s show, we are putting Aaron Hagan in your passenger seat to discuss growing an electrical contractor business. Aaron is no stranger to the trade. He is a second generation electrician who grew up in a truck and made his way through the ranks to become owner. Learning in his dad's passenger seat from a young age, Aaron kept seeking out new and better ways to grow eventually putting them into the increase of his business. Starting off a two-man operation generating over $300,000 annually, Hagan saw his fair share of ups and downs. At one point, the entire company cycled in a year as they redesigned the definition of culture. Starting over a second time, Hagan grew the business to $25M with goals to his $70M in the next three years. Aaron joins the show today to not only talk about his journey personally, but some tips from the school of hard knocks that he picked up along the way.

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