Episode 30 - Opening new doors and taking every opportunity with Matt Menichelli - Elevate Building

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Matt Menichelli from Elevate Building Group. 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Growing up Matt was 1 of 3 kids and attended Marcellin College in Melbourne, VIC.

  • Coming from a family of professionals, Matt started his studies in Visual Communication and Design, but felt there was a missing practical element to his future.

  • Realising he wanted to start a carpentry apprenticeship, Matt opened the newspaper and applied for a job.

  • Matt regularly has a three-year plan and strives to always be progressing.

  • Halfway through his Cert 3 apprenticeship Matt also enrolled in a Cert 4 to obtain his Builder’s Licence.

  • Matt emphasises that the choices you make now point you in the direction of your future plans.

  • Completing his Cert 3 and Cert 4 at the same time, Matt was ready to step out on this own and started ‘Elevate Building Group’.

  • The beginnings of ‘Elevate Building Group’ and the cold call that changed his business literally immediately.

  • Working on Channel 9’s ‘The Block’ and ‘Reno Rumble’.

  • We get an exclusive behind the scenes insight into the show and how it operates.

  • Matt believes in taking every opportunity and subsequently doors will eventually open.

  • The positive and both negative assumptions Matt receives from his time on Television and how he manages the interaction and expectations of the client.

  • As a business owner, you need to inspire a crew that is willing to invest in your goals and values.

  • The future for Elevate Building Group is focused on progression rather than a final end goal.

  • Scaling the business and Matt’s learnings from this natural step.

  • The mindset shift required to progress from carpenter to builder.

  • Matt’s mentors and the importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people.

  • Outside of work, Matt loves his footy and the mateship it brings.

  • Matt’s approach to client interaction and Social Media presence.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Matt Menichelli.


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