Episode 10 - Learning to be a better version of yourself with Nick Lonsdale from Lonsdale Building G

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Nick Lonsdale from Lonsdale Building Group.  

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Nick grew up in country Thomastown, Victoria.

  • Nick was very social at school, yet in year 10 the principal told him he needed to get a job. 

  • Nicks introduction to hard work came from his upbringing. 

  • The road that brought Nick to the construction industry. 

  • The mentors and motivators Nick had at the start of his career. 

  • -Nick regularly uses Saturdays to complete site cleans and enjoys the moment of reflection and hard work.

  • Three years into his career Nick started sub-contracting which rolled into starting his own company, Lonsdale Building Group. 

  • Finding practical ways to solve problems.

  • Mistakes can bring learnings if you allow yourself to learn from them.  

  • Nick’s aspirations today compared to when he first started the Lonsdale Building Group. 

  • The importance of learning on trusted friends when it comes to making business decisions. 

  • Nick won Young Builder of the year 2018.

  • The flow on effect of winning the builders award.  

  • Nick was approached to be involved in a TV production, ‘Healthy Homes’ to promote Master Builders Association of Victoria.

  • The opportunities of working on a television show and Nicks learnings from this experience.  

  • Focusing on long-term goals rather than profit upfront.  

  • Nick’s tips for working in property development.  

  • Finding a niche and paying your tax are the keys to good business growth. 

  • Aspirations Nick has for the future of Lonsdale Building Group. 

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with award-winning contractor, Nick Lonsdale.  


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