Episode 6 - Staying in your own lane with Nathan Gill from Automated Innovation 

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Nathan Gill from Automated Innovation.  

 In this episode we talk about: 

  • Nathan graduated high school at year 10, and started a trade at age 16. 

  • He always loved drawing in school and loved the electrical field for the diversity. 

  • Nathan completed his apprenticeships through TAFE and also undertook a diploma in electrical engineering. 

  • We discuss Nathan’s goal of owning his own business and if it was his driving force during his career. 

  • In 2007, Nathan launched Automated Innovation, which was created solely for automated systems for commercial and residential residency.

  • Nathan tells us about his first home automation project in Newcastle. 

  • Future proofing your business and setting big goals for the future. 

  • Nathan’s mentors throughout his career. 

  • Dealing with difficult projects and how Nathan manages mistakes.

  • The team Nathan has grown significantly over the past few years. 

  • Nathan’s tactical process’ when working on a project. 

  • Self-learning and encouraging staff to continue educating themselves is crucial. 

  • Nathan’s approach to his clients and their individual needs. 

  • What gets Nathan up in the morning and the health changes he has made during his career.

  • The future for Automated Innovation.

  • Client relationships.

  • Nathan explains, CRM and the other products and technology Automated Innovation uses.

  • The process of ‘Control 4’ and the integration involved in putting it into place in projects.

  • Marketing up and marketing down and why this is working for Nathan.

  • Nathan’s key advice for other self-owned contractors. 

  • Automated Innovation’s list of awards.  

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Nathan Gill.  


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