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Oct 16, 2023

In episode SBA 441, we're joined by Derek Wright from D&L Controls, who offers an intimate look into the journey of his organization. From its humble beginnings to the present, and aspirations for the next two years, Derek gives listeners a roadmap of D&L's evolution. Hiring practices take center stage as he reveals what qualities stand out in potential candidates, followed by an engaging discussion on preserving company culture amidst rapid growth.

The episode doesn't shy away from challenges; Derek delves deep into the biggest hurdles D&L faces and their strategies for overcoming them. He also shines a spotlight on the immense growth opportunities for contractors in the building automation sector.

As we venture further, technology emerges as a double-edged sword, proving both beneficial and cumbersome for D&L over the past year and a half. Partnerships, their significance, and their impact on business dynamics are also addressed.

Rounding off the episode, Derek shares insights on one of the most delicate balancing acts in the contracting business: ensuring robust growth without overstepping into undue risks.

For budding contractors, industry veterans, and everyone in between, this episode promises a blend of experiences, challenges, and invaluable advice. Tune in!

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