Podcast Episode 61 — Jeremy Martin Interview
A deep dive into doing business right: cost-plus contracts, pricing issues, dealing with customer-homeowners, pre-construction services, and change orders.
In this podcast episode, another Texan joins host and editor Justin Fink and design editor Brian Pontolilo — Jeremy Martin, principal of Risher Martin Fine Homes in Austin, Texas. Jeremy has done everything from finish carpentry to managing on-site construction, interfacing with architects and designers, and running sales, marketing and financial operations. He’s a realtor. He holds the highest level of certification from the National Homebuilders Association, and is on the association board of directors. He was listed by Professional Remodeler Magazine as one of the 40 under 40, and was named custom builder of the year in Austin in 2015.
The conversation roamed over fixed-price and cost-plus contracts (and other pricing issues); dealing with customer-homeowners; how to talk with customers about money; pre-construction services; and change orders.
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This episode is sponsored by AdvanTech Flooring. For more information, visit the AdvanTech Flooring website.
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Resources mentioned in (or related to) this podcast episode:
- Jeremy’s company: RisherMartin Fine Homes
- The Viking House that Brian mentioned on the podcast
- Paul Biebel’s Calculating the True Cost of Construction
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast
- Buy a shirt at KeepCraftAlive.org.
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