Episode 8 - The value of being relatable and understanding people’s interests with Callan Herron

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Callan Herron from Apical Engineering.  

In this episode we talk about:

  • Callan was raised in Dudley NSW, right on the coast.

  • Callan’s father is an electrician and encouraged him to look outside of trades for a career. 

  • A self-defined ‘nerd’, Callan was interested in mathematics from a young age. 

  • Callan’s first experience of engineering.

  • Studying a double degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

  • Working as a coal loader, and boilermaker all while studying full time.

  • The pivot from environmental engineering to structural engineering.

  • How connections Callan made at university led to him starting his own business.

  • The importance of Mentors, in all aspects of the business.

  • Word of mouth marketing is Callan’s greatest and (almost) sole business generator.

  • Callan has an obvious passion for connection and loves talking to people.

  • Persona, relatability and honesty are Callan’s biggest assets.

  • Callan considers all options for the client prior to ‘getting the job’ to achieve client satisfaction.

  • Work-life-balance.

  • Client budget considerations.

  • Beekeeping, surfing, fishing and, of course, family is where Callan likes to spend his spare time.

  • The support and encouragement of Callan’s wife for Apical has kept him motivated.

  • Benefits outweigh hardship.

  • Callan’s advice to those considering stepping out to start their own business.

  • Hemp masonry explained.

  • Sustainability and innovation are changing the construction industry. 

Sit back and enjoy this entertaining interview with Callan Herron. 

Links:  Apical Engineering

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