Episode 11 - Pushing the boundaries of possible with Michael and Scott from Concrete Collective

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Michael and Scott from Concrete Collective in Melbourne.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Michael and Scott attended Ivanhoe Grammar School and met in Grade 9.

  • Scott was one of the only students to graduate and go directly into a trade (carpentry). 

  • In contrast, Michael went on to study engineering and construction management.

  • The story behind the Concrete Collective Logo.

  • Concrete Collective make custom concrete benchtops, vanities, baths, among other things. 

  • The impact the new showroom has had on their business model. 

  • The ‘working with your best mate’ dynamic.

  • Pushing yourself to the limit and trusting your business partner. 

  • Guiding and teaching the client about the product is a part of Concrete Collective’s process. 

  • Scott’s tips for positive working relationships with both clients, builders and architects.   

  • Knowing when to compromise and when to be clear and direct. 

  • Marketing styles that work for Concrete Collective. 

  • The steps Michael and Scott took to start the Concrete Collective in their early 20s.

  • Michael and Scott have set out to create a strong social and business network.

  • The Mount Martha Bench Build.

  • Concrete can be its own ‘beast’ and comes with challenges in production. 

  • Factory produced vs insitu concrete construction.

  • Balancing between the challenge of a craftsman and being businessmen.

  • The emotional rollercoaster of working with concrete. 

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Michael and Scott. 


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