Episode 14 - Never forget where you came from and also where you are going with Sean Richards

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Sean Richards from Sean Richards Building.  

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Sean grew up in Sydney and completed high school at boarding school. 

  • After finishing school, Sean started a carpentry apprenticeship in Sydney.  

  • His time learning and working in Port Stephens, NSW.

  • In 2000, Sean started his own business, Sean Richards Building. 

  • The partnership that formed with Torren Bell, who is a building designer. 

  • The importance of being a sponge and using the resources available to you.  

  • The goals Sean had for his life when he started his company.  

  • Managing family and business and Sean’s tips for doing this as well as possible.

  • Communication is key for a successful large-scale build. 

  • Managing client expectations when working on multiple sites.  

  • What get’s Sean up in the morning. 

  • Don’t forget where you came from and where you are heading.  

  • Sean’s favourite part of a project. 

  • Looking after yourself and ensuring you don’t burn out. 

  • Sean shares his tips and tricks for carpenters starting out in their big-build careers. 

  • Sean Richards Building won ‘Hunter home of the Year’ in 2019 and 2013. 

  • The experience of winning the 2019 award for the Soldiers Point build.

  • Sean explains the time and calibre needed to quote a build similar to Soldiers Point. 

  • Managing an international client and the difficulties faced.

  • The importance of the relationship between a designer and builder. 

  • Sean loves the glazing, joinery and kitchen (which also won an award) of the Soldiers Point build.  

  • Sean’s advice for new carpenters coming into the trade.

  • The future plans for Sean and his Sean Richards building team.  

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Sean Richards.  


Richards Building

]Hunter Home of the Year 2019](https://hia.com.au/awards/regional-housing-awards/hunter/2019/custom)

Torren Bell

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