Episode 21 - Knowing your strengths and working hard with Paul Smart from Smartview Building

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Paul Smart from Smartview Building.  

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Paul grew up locally at Speers Point, Lake Macquarie and loved playing sports as a child. 

  • The construction industry was always Paul’s goal as he always had a love for property development.  

  • The importance of learning ‘low-level’ roles like contract administration and organising plans. 

  • A clean site is the foundation for a good building business. 

  • How the concept of Smartview Building was born. 

  • After meeting Paul’s business partner Dan, Smartview was formed and commenced in 2014. 

  • Splitting business responsibilities and roles has been a crucial move in their business.  

  • The first job of Smartview Building which was the removal of a chimney. 

  • Paul’s passion is the client journey and for Dan it’s the quality – they together combine and make a level headed team. 

  • A typical work week for Smartview Building and the team they have built.  

  • Smarter Building focus’ on renovations, repairs and residential projects. 

  • Paul is a family man with three small children. 

  • Paul’s advice to his 18 year old self.  

  • Paul stays humble and works hard and encourages young builders to be careful of the lure of ‘it all’.  

  • The relationships created behind the project is much more important to both Paul and Dan. 

  • Paul has set out to include owner operated trades who mirror their very same culture fit. 

  • The reward of clients going from transactional to long-time friends. 

  • The next steps for Smartview Building. 

  • Staying in your lane and focus on what you do well rather than competing with others.    

Sit back and enjoy this insightful interview with Paul Smart.  


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