Episode 49 - Growing our Business by Trusting your Team with Dave Maiolo from Roda Developments

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Dave Maiolo from Roda Developments

In this episode we talk about:

  • Dave grew up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne born to Italian immigrant parents. He was surrounded by trades and always had aspirations to become a trade.

  • Straight out of school, Dave started his carpentry apprenticeship but it wasn’t until 10 years later that he really found alignment in his values for the industry.

  • Dave’s experience as a carpenter and the natural progression into building when he stepped out with a friend to start his own business.

  • Carpentry vs building and the process of attaining a building licence in Victoria.

  • Being good at your craft vs the other side of business management.

  • Knowing your contracts, staged payments and the numbers are all critical to a builder’s success.

  • How the name ‘Roda Developments’ came about and the first renovation they completed, which led to the boom of their business.

  • Every build and every contract is an opportunity to learn and develop.

  • Dave is a problem solver – and always uses feedback from clients and staff to come up with solutions to move forward in business.

  • A typical project for Roda Developments.

  • Educational marketing and how this process works to bring in new clients.

  • Design, yield and pricing.

  • The challenge of 30% of all tenders coming to fruition and the work required to break ground on a site.

  • Due-diligence within the construction industry and the changes Dave would like to see across the industry as a whole.

  • The value in nurturing relationships between design and build with the client as this process can take up to two years.

  • Outside of work, Dave is spoilt for choice when it comes to his free time and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

  • The future for Roda Developments.

  • The constant need to pivot in business and re-adjust, which has become evident for Dave post-Covid.

  • A day in the life of Dave as the Director of Roda Developments.

  • The law of attraction and trusting the team that you have built.

  • Dave reflects on his business journey and the trust he has for his staff which, has become a core part of his business model.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Dave Maiolo from Roda Developments.


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