Laying the foundation: How to build a winning construction team

A Deep Dive with Contractor Staffing Source Experts on “The Building Code”

In an insightful and expansive episode of “The Building Code,” hosts Zach Watovich and Charlie Burtwistle open up a compelling discussion on the myriad of roles within the construction industry that extend far beyond the traditional archetypes. Our esteemed guests from Contractor Staffing Source, Paul Sanneman and Ed Earl, bring forth their seasoned perspectives to unravel the nuances of this diverse landscape.

Embracing a Rich Tapestry of Talent:

Throughout the episode, Paul and Ed tackle the vital topic of “Breaking Stereotypes: The Diverse Roles in Construction Revealed,” shining a light on the often-overlooked variety of career paths in the construction field. From designers and architects to project managers and client liaisons, the conversation underscores the breadth of expertise that is essential to driving the industry forward.

Beyond the Hard Hat – The Faces of Modern Construction:

Paul adeptly addresses the misconception that construction is solely about physical labor. In detailing the contributions of technologists, sustainability experts, and compliance officers, among others, he illustrates that construction is a melting pot of skills—a fusion of art, science, technology, and management that forms the backbone of our built environment.

Spotlight on Inclusivity:

Ed delves into the transformative impact of inclusion and diversity in expanding the talent pool. Contractor Staffing Source stands as a testament to the belief that a varied workforce brings a wealth of perspectives and solutions, enriching the entire construction process. By embracing gender diversity and drawing professionals from different backgrounds, including those from industries with transferable skills, the construction industry is poised for innovation and resilience.

Redefining Roles and Breaking Barriers:

The conversation extends to the emerging roles—data analysts, drone operators, and virtual design coordinators—that are redefining the sector. The hosts and their guests explore how these roles break the mold of what has traditionally been expected in construction, ushering in an era of strategic planning and precision that is as cerebral as it is constructive.

Fostering Growth and Adaptability:

In their dialogue, Paul and Ed advocate for a proactive approach to leadership development and career pathing within the industry. They discuss the importance of mentorship and continuous learning in cultivating a career landscape that supports growth and adapts to the ever-changing needs of the construction sector.

A Vision for the Future:

The episode culminates in a powerful statement on the future of construction—a future that is dynamic, diverse, and driven by talent that transcends traditional confines. With open minds and strategic recruitment, companies can harness the full potential of a workforce that is ready to challenge norms and build the future.

Contractor Staffing Source exemplifies this vision, standing as a partner to construction companies eager to navigate the complexities of recruitment and eager to build teams that reflect the full spectrum of talent available. We invite you to embrace this journey with us, as we work hand-in-hand to cultivate an industry landscape that is as varied and vibrant as the structures it creates.

Listen to the complete episode and be inspired to redefine what roles in construction can look like: Discover “The Building Code” Episode.

Let us at Contractor Staffing Source guide you on the path to discovering the exceptional individuals who will not only fit your company’s needs but also break new ground. Together, let’s construct a bright, inclusive future for the industry we passionately serve.

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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.