Keep Craft Alive Podcast: Ep. 2, Josh Salinger, Construction Business Owner
Hear about the ups and downs of one builder's quest to create a company where quality of life is as important as quality of work.
In this special series of episodes of the FHB Podcast, Rob Yagid, executive director of Keep Craft Alive and former Fine Homebuilding editor, shares his conversations with some of the most talented and dedicated people in the world of residential design and construction.
In this episode, Rob talks to Josh Salinger, owner of the Portland, Ore., design/build firm Birdsmouth Construction. Josh shares the lessons he learned during a period of rapid growth in his company that ultimately caused him to feel out of touch with the work and the people he cared about. He talks about the path his career has taken to the point it’s at now—one where he can focus on doing the work he enjoys most, maintain the level of quality he demands, and build the relationships that make it all worth it.
Keep Craft Alive is an initiative powered by Fine Homebuilding to bring awareness to the skills gap in the building industry and the rich professional opportunities that exist in the trades.
The SkillsUSA #KeepCraftAlive Scholarship Fund provides tuition money to students pursuing a career in the trades. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the fund, or buy a #KeepCraftAlive T-shirt to both support the fund and show your support .