The Top 10 Business Coaches and Mastermind Groups to Help You Grow Your Construction Business

Sean Lund-Brown

Construction is a competitive industry, but it's one that can be very rewarding for those who stick with it and do it right. We live in a world that is constantly growing, changing, and evolving. People are constantly looking to construct new homes, businesses, and other structures, and they need professionals to help them do it. 

That's where you come in. Of course, you're not alone in this journey. You've got to take advantage of all the resources available to you. One that several people overlook: business coaches and coaching groups. We know what you're thinking:

  • Those guys are a crock!
  • I don't need coaching; I know what I'm doing!
  • How can a CEO help a trade business?
  • I don't have time for books and podcasts, let alone training seminars. 

We could keep going, but you get the point. Everyone makes excuses. Everyone's short on time and trust these days—the "lone wolf" mentality is alive and well. 

But that's not how you succeed. Or at least, you don't have to. Instead of thinking of all the things you don't have time for or couldn't possibly need, consider what you could stand to gain from some business coaching.

For starters, most construction companies and contractors fail within the first 5 years of business simply due to a lack of proper business training. If you don't want to become another statistic, it's best to gain as much knowledge as you can. 

Professional coaching comes in several forms. You'll find live events and seminars, online training courses and videos, podcasts, books, websites, and so much more. No matter what your preferred medium, you'll likely find a coaching solution that offers training in that format. Plus, you can benefit from all kinds of training opportunities virtually and locally, getting a different experience and perspective each time. 

Before we dig into the 10 best coaches and groups out there for construction businesses, let's talk a little more about why construction business coaching can be such a valuable asset. 


The case for construction coaching


Aside from the obvious fear of failure, there's a lot more to gain when you invest in the best coaching solutions out there today. Your business will grow faster, and you'll learn to work smarter. Plus, you'll develop a lifetime's worth of relationships through networking, helping you stay ahead of the competition and keep your industry knowledge sharp at all times. 

Construction coaching services and experts offer:

  1. A new perspective. When you're inside your business day in and day out, it's hard to see it from a different perspective. With coaching and mastermind groups, you'll get an outsider's look at your company to see just where improvements could be made. 
  2. Years of industry expertise. The coaching services and professionals listed here aren't new to the market. They've all got at least a decade or two of experience in entrepreneurship, business ownership, and/or the automotive industry. That kind of expertise is invaluable and hard to come by. 
  3. Improved operations and culture. Not only will you grow your bottom line, but when you embrace business coaching, you can improve your overall operations and your business culture, too. Your team will be happier, and collaboration will come naturally, giving you the chance to really build a reputation with your construction business. 
  4. A chance to network with experts. Aside from the actual coaches that you choose, you'll also find other construction business owners and company leaders online and at various in-person events, giving you the chance to increase your networking opportunities exponentially. 
  5. A better understanding of strategy and risk. Even the best construction owners aren't always business-savvy in terms of risk. It's easy to play it safe with your business, but there are times when a good strategy includes a little risk to get a greater reward. Having a coach can help you learn when to spot these opportunities. 
  6. Offers a clear roadmap for your business. It's hard to create your own roadmap if you're new to the world of business. Not only that, but you might not even be sure what roads and stops you need to include along the way. A coach or coaching program can help you identify the latest trends and elements to help you make the right business decisions to take your brand in the direction of success. 
  7. Critical and creative thinking opportunities. Now is the time to stop thinking the way you always have. It's time to open your mind and let creativity in. Consider things you've never done. Try methods you used to avoid. Do things differently if you want different results. When you do it with the assistance of a professional coach or training group, you'll have a lot less risk because they'll guide you every step of the way. 

These are just some of the biggest perks when you take advantage of a coach or mastermind group like those listed below. And speaking of which, let's start talking about who you should be learning from. 


The top 10 coaches for construction businesses


  1. Achievr, John Michael Morgan

In the vein of changing your mindset, we're going to open with John Michael Morgan. He's been doing coaching work for more than a decade and is notable for helping brands like Twitter, Starbucks, Google, and even the U.S. Marines. He's been coaching on subjects like personal development, leadership, and marketing and branding. He is a known speaker, bestselling author, and now has a podcast, a coaching program of his own, and helps businesses succeed by helping them match their life and business with their vision. 


  1. Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is a household name for many entrepreneurs and people who are trying to succeed in business. He might not specialize in construction, but he specializes in building success and wealth, and that's more than enough to look forward to. He's got a podcast, tons of books, a blog and website, and so much more. There's even a YouTube channel available where you can watch past seminars and other videos. Tony Robbins has been coaching people on financial freedom and success for decades, and he's got a lot to offer for any business owner, including those in construction. 

Tony Robbins also has tons of free resources available on the official website, giving you a chance to get a taste of things before you make a huge investment. 


  1. Mark Paskell

Now, we'll give you a contractor-specific reference in Mark Paskell. He's at the top of the list for many contractors and construction brands looking to make sure their business is solid. He's been working in residential construction for over 25 years, and he specializes in areas like:

  • Business and Management
  • Marketing
  • Design/Build Sales Training
  • Exterior Replacement Sales and System Training
  • Lead Carpenter Production Training

Mark offers a lot of valuable online resources, including videos and articles, as well as books, seminars, and other appearances where he assists with consulting and continuous improvement for construction businesses. 


  1. Paul Fox

With more than 20 years as an Executive Coach in the construction industry, Paul Fox remains at the top of the list for many people who are looking to get more from their contactor or construction business. He was one of the first to bring the concept of performance coaching to the construction industry and he specializes in things like productivity, performance, and relationship management. He's also an authority on collaboration and team building. Paul holds multiple degrees and certifications, has a YouTube channel and is an in-demand keynote speaker at several trade seminars around the country. 

He also gets a special nod because he's great at helping busy professionals breakthrough with that work/life balance, convincing them to move beyond feeling pressured to be constantly working. 


  1. The Aspire Institute

This group is created entirely for business strategy for contractors. They have tons of programs and courses available, as well as a One-Day Business Owner's Workshop where you can learn all about how to increase cash flow with skills that you can put in place today to start improving your bottom line. The Aspire Institute offers a free report for newcomers, and you'll find tons of free news and advice in their newsletter. Whether you're looking for a consulting program or a workshop, or anything in between, the Aspire Institute can take care of your construction business. 


  1. George Hedley, LPBC

George Hedley is a Construction Business Coach and professional speaker that specializes in the construction industry. He's a business owner, entrepreneur, and well-recognized and respected authority on building a growing construction business with consistent results for growth and profits. He has tons of books, articles, and videos available, speaks at events around the country, and can be hired for speaking engagements or private coaching sessions. He's got a Civil-Structural Engineering Degree and has been the president of five different industry associations. 

Hedley also earned the Certified Speaking Professional nod from the National Speakers Association, which is only given to about 7% of members. 


  1. Coachfirm

Coachfirm offers business consulting solutions specifically for construction businesses, including bookkeeping advice, marketing, management, team building, new business concerns, and so much more. The group has decades of experience in the construction industry (over 100 years combined, in fact!). And they offer in-person meetings, video consults and training seminars, workshops, and so much more. Plus, they even have free resources and personalized coaches that will help you with all of the aspects of building your construction business. 


  1. Legacy Business Leaders, LLC

Legacy Business Leaders, LLC is coaching specifically for the construction industry. They offer tons of free resources along with tips and tricks to help people improve their construction business from day one. They have 33 years of experience in construction, design, and related businesses to help ensure that you get the knowledge that you need. You'll be able to use their training to become a leader in your industry, thanks to the principal Fred Reikowsky and his team of professionals. 

They're also available via social media and can ensure that your construction business is firing on all cylinders in all aspects. 


  1. Michael Stone, Markup and Profit

This group offers coaching for construction businesses as part of their Construction Programs & Results, Inc. The program is designed to help improve profits and see an immediate turnaround. Some companies that work with Michael Stone end up seeing profit improvements in as little as three months. They'll do a full review of everything, discuss your construction business from top to bottom, and focus on the areas that need improvement. If it's efficiency, sales, or even training-related issues, you will ensure that they get resolved when you rely on this team to assist you with your construction business. 


  1. Association of Professional Builders

The APB has systems that are tailored specifically for residential construction and building companies, making sure that you get exactly what you need and in the format that you need it. The group has worked with builders across the US and Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand, to deliver a premium system for running a profitable, efficient construction business, no matter which specific business you're in. There are resources on the website, including a list of events (live and virtual), and you'll find plenty of articles, contact info, and more. 

They've been featured in MarketWatch and the Daily Telegraph, as well as on AOL and Yahoo! Finance. 


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You can learn more when you schedule a consultation to discuss how a partnership with our virtual receptionists can give your business the 24/7 support it deserves. You can also reach us at hello@smith.ai or by calling (650) 727-6484. 


Sean Lund-Brown

Sean Lund-Brown is a current Marketing Assistant for Smith.ai. A graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver, Sean graduated with a BA in Music and an individualized degree in Teaching Vocal Pedagogy.

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