From Margins to Mastery: Shawn Van Dyke’s Construction Business Insights

In our latest blog installment, we delve into the rich tapestry of knowledge shared in an insightful interview conducted by Paul Sanneman, founder of Contractor Staffing Source, with the renowned construction savant, Shawn Van Dyke.

Explore the rich insights from Shawn Van Dyke, a mastermind in the construction industry, as he converses with Paul Sanneman, the innovator behind Contractor Staffing Source. This blog will demonstrate how Shawn’s expertise can transform your construction business and guide you towards building a legacy of success.

Blueprints for Prosperity: Insights from Engineering to Entrepreneurship

Embark on a journey with us as we discuss Shawn Van Dyke’s transition from an engineer to a construction management expert. His blend of technical knowledge and industry savvy provides a framework that you can apply to elevate your projects and business practices. In this part of our blog, we will show you how understanding the critical financial concepts of markup vs. margin can directly benefit your bottom line, helping you navigate the industry’s economic landscape with confidence.

Strategies for Lasting Success: Operational Simplification and Financial Management

Dive into the strategic approaches advocated by Shawn Van Dyke that are essential for building a resilient and profitable construction business. This section combines his operational and financial advice, offering you practical steps to streamline your business processes and implement a ‘Profit First’ approach. By embracing these strategies, you will learn how to transform your construction expertise into entrepreneurial success, scale your business effectively, and enhance your financial stability.

The Road to Financial Mastery: Building Your Business with Expert Guidance

As you apply the insights discussed by Shawn Van Dyke, guided by Paul Sanneman’s thoughtful questioning, you’ll be equipped to make impactful changes in your business operations and financial planning. This podcast will help you understand how to use these strategies to create a thriving, profitable business that stands the test of time.

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Let the expertise of industry leaders like Shawn Van Dyke, showcased by veteran entrepreneurs like Paul Sanneman, be your guide as you construct not just buildings, but a legacy of success and innovation in the construction industry.


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Paul Sanneman
Founder & President

With over 40 years of experience, Paul has created several business coaching companies and consulted more than 400 construction companies. Contractor Staffing Source is the product of this experience and his most profound inspiration, as well as a solution to the most common issue his clients face; finding good people.Paul’s dedication to working with residential contractors stems from his belief that they are the most exciting and ethical business owners. He is passionate about helping them build successful teams so they can make more money in less time and have more FUN.Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Education. He studied metaphysics as a post graduate and has facilitated and attended numerous seminars in personal growth and business success over the years. Check out Paul’s latest album with the Beach Road Band, Mostly for Kids.