Today Ted speaks with Michael Pearson, Lead Estimator and Project Manager at Hedrick Brothers Construction.
The full-service quality-driven construction management and general contracting firm was founded by Dale Hedrick in 1979. Today, the firm works on commercial and luxury residential projects with offices in West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, and Melbourne.
Listen in as Michael tells the story of how Dale Hedrick came to establish Hedrick Brothers and how the company’s culture challenges employees both on the level of creativity and leadership.
He shares his greatest lessons learned from building dozens upon dozens of homes for ultra-wealthy clients in Florida and how he sees the homebuilding market evolving in the near future.
- The story of behind Hedrick Brothers
- Why Michael came down to Palm Beach
- How the culture at Hedrick Brothers challenges its people
- Incentivizing employees with a case of beer
- Learning from ultra-high-net-worth clients
- How homebuilding in Naples has changed over the past several years
- Building a 4000 sq. ft house versus a 20,000 sq. ft house
- What excites Michael about building homes
- Residential versus commercial
- Upcoming trends in the homebuilding market
- Michael’s background
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Key Quotes from Episode
- Anyone can do what we do as a company but few have the follow-through to achieve it and continue to maintain those standards over the years.
- Every client wants you to be completely honest with them, and set expectations and manage those expectations throughout the course of the project.
- Everyone wants to make their house their paradise now—their little sanctuary. People are definitely investing more into what they care about in their homes and not waiting till later.
- Quality is never an accident. It’s always the result of intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
About Hedrick Brothers Construction
Discerning clients and architects have turned to Hedrick Brothers Construction since 1979 for new construction, renovation and historic restoration of world-class residences, condominiums, and equestrian and hunting estates throughout South Florida and Georgia. A tradition of excellence is built into every project. Our company has a solid reputation for professional project management, exceptional craftsmanship and uncompromising service. We are a versatile and highly – qualified builder with a passionate team.
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