Episode 85 - ‘Completing the Full Circle’ with Brad Reeves from Trend Building Solutions

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Brad Reeves from Trend Building Solutions

In this episode we talk about:

  • Brad grew up in Canberra NSW, as the son of a hard-working single dad who owned a small business / lawn mowing company.

  • Although he had goals to become a panel beater, he decided to go down the carpentry path for the lifestyle outside.

  • The entry to construction came in the form of an apprenticeship in Cabinet making.

  • After several years in carpentry, Brad decided to step out on his own and started ‘Trend Building Solutions’ at the age of 23.

  • At the beginning, Brad started with real-estate maintenance and naturally progressed into building homes full time.

  • The construction industry in Canberra in the current climate and, the public service requirements and government funding for those projects.

  • The challenge of sourcing materials and the increase in steel frame construction.

  • Working in the cold months, managing a small team and working through the unexpected events.

  • Canberra is generally based on rates when it comes to pricing and pricing at a per metre rate and how this is calculated.

  • Emerging trends in metal cladding in Canberra.

  • Marketing, collaboration and the strong word-of mouth benefits in Canberra.

  • The process of acquiring a building licence in Canberra and surrounding area.

  • Outside of work, Brad enjoys Rugby League and this year has started coaching his 5-year-old son’s team.

  • Brad’s reflections on his career and his advice to a ‘young Brad’.

  • How he manages staff as they leave to move on to the next thing – he calls this the full circle.

  • Brad discusses ‘completing the circle’ – assisting those who want to start their own business and the support he provides.

  • The future for Trend Building Solutions

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Brad Reeves from Trend Building Solutions.


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