#169 David Maniccia of Luco Design & Build shares his 20 plus years of navigating through construction
Before the mics get recording David’s brother drops off some amazing food from Ombretta Cucina, amazing pizzas from Pizzeria Rosso…OMG So good. Thank you so much. Check them out and trust me, you will love the food. Open the show with a listener message from Mike Dunn from Washington @m1keandike24 asking how he can start on his own and some of the things to consider when you make that move.
We are going to talk about everything, how he got started, who taught him, building a business from scratch, dealing with trades, clients, designers, Tarion, management, the past, present and future of construction, and somehow, we chat about HGTV, I never spark it, guests spark it and David has more than a few interesting stories to share there and still even more. Hold on, fasten your safety harness and prepare for a classic TCL show because we are going to piss a few “individuals” off.
It all began with Nono, David’s grandfather, an immigrant came to this country like so many others and worked hard in the rail industry, David’s Dad followed his steps but then got into construction, eventually David followed his Dad into construction and here we are. Through networking David was able to get his name out there and be given a chance to submit an estimate and eventually get to work with these designers and many others, the word spread and spread fast because of the quality and the positive experience David was offering his clients. David is offering high quality engineered hardwood flooring and high-quality stone and tile, check it out. Manny wants to invent a TCL Fly where we can leave it at the client’s house after we didn’t get the job, that way we can tune into the live TCL Feed and watch how and why certain jobs go bad. Get your stockings ready, this might be a huge seller on Amazon. LOL
David wraps up the show by letting everyone know all his friends are in the trades, they all have successful careers, happy fulfilling families, choosing a career in construction should be an option for a lot of kids and we need to get trades back into high schools and we need to educate these stupid parents to let their kids choose a career in trades if that is where their passion is. And remember 4, 5, 6 or in construction dubbed, for, fucks, sakes.
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What an amazing show and thank you so much David for sharing so much of your construction love and life, greatly appreciate your time. Thank you. Find David on IG @lucodesignbuild and contact David on his email at email@example.com on FaceBook at Luco Design Build and his web site www.luco.ca for your next project or finish flooring materials walk into his design center at 2133 Royal Windsor Drive Unit 16, in Mississauga, right off the street, can’t miss it, don’t miss it.
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