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If you are thinking about exiting your business in some form in the next 3 to 5 years, start here and NOW. Let Adam Coffey give you the right playbook for your exit.

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All About ESOPs

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Ted Lape and Doug Janowski of Lazear Capital Partners join us on the Contractor Succession podcast to discuss ESOPs. What are they? What are the advantages and disadvantages? How do I know if I’m a right fit for an ESOP?


Learn more about Ted and Doug here:

You can find Ted on Linkedin at:
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"Statement of Beliefs" with Ari Weinzweig

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My friend and mentor Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, MI joins us for this edition of the Contractor Succession podcast. When you take the time to listen, you will learn so much and you will want to share with your team, and any one else you feel could benefit from this wisdom.


Learn more about Ari and his work at:

If you want to reach out directly to Ari, here’s his email: [email protected]

Private Equity and Exit Strategy Playbook with Adam Coffey

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For our Contractor Succession clients, prospects, followers and ALL folks in the construction industry, this interview is so relevant for what you are doing now and what you are planning for your future, Our guest Adam Coffey wrote The Private Equity Playbook: Management’s Guide to Working with Private Equity AND The Exit Strategy Playbook: The DEFINITIVE Guide to Selling Your Business.

How lucky are you that you can learn lessons from someone who has been immersed in the areas of business that are important to you! Adam Coffey really delivers in his books and in this interview.

Learn more about Adam and his work at You can also find him on Linkedin

The Financial Partner You've Always Wanted

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We wanted to learn more about how Dare Capital could be of service to all our friends, colleagues and clients in the construction industry. We asked Cole Harmonson, Co-Founder and CEO and Casey Conlon, Client Advisor of Dare Capital to join us on the Contractor Succession podcast. They gave us details on why they “are the financial partner you’ve always wanted on your team.”

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The True Competitive Advantage with Dan Silvert

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Dan Silvert is the President of Velocity Advisory Group – He is also the author of The True Competitive Advantage: A Practical Guide to Achieving Extraordinary Success through Deep Relationships. In this book and in Dan’s work, he tells us that so many of the business problems we face are rooted in PEOPLE!

What is DISC and how does Dan and his team at Velocity Advisory Group take a unique view of DISC by talking about Eagles, Parrots, Doves, and Owls?

Learn more about Dan at If you are interested in taking the Velocity DISC Assessment go to

"The Seller's Journey" with Denise Logan

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Denise Logan, award-winning professional speaker & author of The Seller’s Journey, joins us for this episode of the Contractor Succession podcast.

Denise knows that to business owners, selling a business is more than a TRANSACTION. To them, it is an emotionally fraught period of TRANSITION, filled with unexpected highs and lows. All of us will leave our business at some point. We can plan for a healthy and happy exit OR…………..

This conversation and Denise’s book is loaded with sage advice for business owners who are PLANNING their exit in the next 3 to 5 years (listen why we often say we are leaving in 5 years!)

Visit Denise’s website or contact her at [email protected] or 586-770-3329.

From Boston Consulting Group to Oliver Mechanical

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This episode of the Contractor Succession podcast is all about helping contractors understand some of the issues around buying and selling a business. Our guest is Jon Bristol, CEO of Oliver Mechanical, Inc. in Manchester, NH.

Listen to learn how and why Jon went from a promising career at Boston Consulting Group to buying and operating a mechanical contracting business. Why this was a good fit for him and his family, and the lessons he learned from acquiring and growing Oliver Mechanical. You’ll hear Jon relate the story of the transition from the seller to him and how he assumed his new role. It’s very interesting!

Oliver Mechanical was founded in 1990 and is a full-service mechanical contractor based in Manchester, NH and licensed to do business in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The company possesses strong capabilities in HVAC installation & service and commercial plumbing installations. It serves both the plan & spec and design-build markets and has expertise in a wide range of technologies and applications. Learn more about Oliver Mechanical at