Episode 86 - Make it Happen with Bryce Ireland from Ireland Tiling

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Bryce Ireland from Ireland Tiling

In this episode we talk about:

  • Growing up in up in Emerald VIC before moving to Melbourne after getting married.

  • Bryce wasn’t a pen and paper guy so, he finished his high school studies as soon as he could before getting a job.

  • The beginnings of Bryce’s work-life as he trialled cabinetry, welding, call-centre, sales and much more.

  • The fundamentals of business and the experience Bryce gained moving job to job.

  • Variety of work and environments attracted Bryce to the tiling industry and he finally found his craft.

  • Finding commercial tiling to be unsustainable financially, Bryce stepped out on his own and started Ireland Tiling.

  • The first few years of cold calling and growing the business to now a 11-man staff.

  • Working with sub-contractors and the pros and cons of this staffing style.

  • ‘We’re all relying on each other in construction so, communication is key’

  • The big jobs of waterproofing and the common challenges tilers face.

  • Bryce’s favourite tiling products as well as new trends.

  • The future for Ireland Tiling

  • Construction can mean delays in payment and how Bryce manages this within his business.

  • Doing research before quoting by using ‘creditor watch’ to avoid financial hardship up front.

  • The early learnings for Bryce as a tiler.

  • Outside of work, Bryce is a family man with a passion for cars and motor bikes.

  • Bryce’s reflections on Ireland Tiling and his hopes for the future.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Bryce Ireland from Ireland Tiling


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