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GMS PODCAST

90 EpisodesProduced by Gerrett StierWebsite

I am Gerrett Stier, owner of GMS DISTRIBUTION and host of the GMS PODCAST. I am talking to different manufacturers, vendors, contractors, suppliers, educators and anyone else I have met in the restoration industry while building power distribution equipment for the last 10 years. These are non-scrip… read more

90 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Ep. 83 What Is Kolb's Learning Style??

February 2nd, 2022

1:14:15

Brianna Graham has worked in the health industry for over 20 years and is currently a Risk Analyst at her local hospital.  She joins me on the …

Ep. 82 Such A Cool Guy

January 19th, 2022

1:05:39

Jason Burrows is the Founder and CEO of Flood Digital out of Orlando, Florida.  Jason specializes in SEO, PPC, online reviews and more for restoration companies.  I got Jason on the phone to talk about digital …

Ep. 81 Layflat Is Fun To Me

January 13th, 2022

51:08

Dan Boot is the Vice President of Operations at Garrett McKenzie.  Dan has over 15 years of experience in the restoration industry and is now specializing in contractor support for large loss projects.  I met up with …

Ep. 80 The Cops Didn't Come

January 4th, 2022

1:00:57

Tom McGuire is the founder of Large Loss Mastery and he is back on the podcast to celebrate his 5 Year Anniversary!  I traveled to Cape Canaveral, FL to attend the Large Loss Mastery MEGA Course, hang out with my friend …

Ep. 79 What Is DISC??

December 28th, 2021

1:00:07

Chris Jeter is the owner of ServiceMaster of Abilene Texas and has 21 years in the restoration/cleaning industry.  Chris is also a certified trainer for the personality assessment DISC which is why I really wanted to …

Ep. 78 Fall Hunting Stories From 2021

December 21st, 2021

1:51:25

Colin Miller joins me on the podcast to talk with me about our fall 2021 hunting seasons.  Colin is a backcountry hunter, photographer and …

Ep. 77 "Who Did What?" with Rachel Stewart

December 15th, 2021

1:07:18

Rachel Stewart is the CEO and Founder of Xcelerate Restoration Software, the Author of the book "Unqualified Success", and the host of Restore Your Power To Succeed Podcast.  She has worked with some of the greatest …

Ep. 76 Who Did What?

December 8th, 2021

1:01:28

Rachel Stewart is the CEO and Founder of Xcelerate Restoration Software, the Author of the book "Unqualified Success", and the host of Restore Your Power To Succeed Podcast.  She has worked with some of the greatest …

Ep. 75 Weight Of The World

December 1st, 2021

55:45

Bryon Rocz is the Owner of Father and Son Restoration outside Detroit, Michigan.  Bryon has almost 20 years of experience in the restoration …

Ep. 74 Have A Vision

November 18th, 2021

1:11:07

Andrew Golkin is the President of a top performing PAUL DAVIS franchise in Virginia outside Washington DC.  Andrew has partnered with his sister to …

Ep.73 99% Equals ZERO

November 10th, 2021

1:07:31

Darren Hudema is the Director of Training at PuroClean.  He is an approved IICRC Instructor, Master Restorer and has over 30 years of experience in the restoration industry.  I have been wanting to get Darren on the …

Ep.72 I'm Taller Than Him

November 3rd, 2021

1:01:06

A Restoration Industry LEGEND Barry Costa is my guest!!  That's pretty much all I need to say.

This episode was recorded on September 8, 2021

Ep.71 Work Hard, Play Harder

October 26th, 2021

52:51

Chris Phelps is the owner of Phelps Restoration in Pe Ell Washington.  Chris has a background in construction before starting his restoration company.  Chris stopped by the GMS PODCAST booth in Vegas during The …

"The Experience" Fall 2021 Software Day

October 22nd, 2021

58:52

I'm really excited to get this podcast out!  While at "The Experience" in Vegas, I was able to sit down with 4 different software companies and find out how each one impacts the restoration industry.  I had a great time …

Ep. 70 The Restoration Golf League

October 19th, 2021

51:11

Peter Lyons is a partner at RestCon Environmental and the Co-Founder of The Restoration Golf League.  He has been in sales and marketing for over 15 …

"The Experience" Fall 2021

October 1st, 2021

1:04:30

This episode was recorded during the first day of "The Experience Conference & Exhibition" in Las Vegas, NV.  I interview participants of the tradeshow and talk to them about their company, products, the tradeshow …

Ep. 69 Blue Collar Nation, DYOJO and GMS!!

September 28th, 2021

1:13:43

Eric Sprague and Larry Wilberton host the Blue Collar Nation Podcast.  They invited Jon Isaacson host of the DYOJO and yours truly to be part of a …

Ep. 68 Blew Up The Levy

September 22nd, 2021

53:48

Robert Jackson is the Brand Manager at Express Chem.  He has been developing chemical products for the restoration market for over 7 years.  I …

Ep. 67 Spring Bears and Spring Turkeys

July 13th, 2021

1:27:53

Colin Miller joins me on the podcast to talk about his Turkey hunting and my bear hunting season.  Colin is a backcountry hunter, photographer and …

Ep. 66 The Employee Experience

July 6th, 2021

45:16

Dr. Jessica Stahl is the founder of Ignite Results and she has a PHD in Organizational Psychology.  Ignite Results is a Management Consulting firm …

Ep. 65 Young Guns Part 2

July 6th, 2021

1:10:55

Isaac Sticht with Dayspring Restoration and Brandin Canida with ICON Property Rescue join me on this weeks podcast.  I was really looking forward to talking to these two guys because they are young and new to the …

Ep. 64 Young Guns Part 1

July 6th, 2021

1:09:13

Nate Newman with Crown Restoration and Jesse Mann with Showcase Restoration join me on this weeks podcast.  I was really looking forward to talking to these two guys because they are young and new to the industry.  I …

Ep. 63 The Bearing Hope Foundation

July 6th, 2021

1:21:20

Scott Vogel is the Chief Operations Officer at Emergi-Clean, Inc. in Rahway, New Jersey. Scott is a Certified Bio Recovery Master with 15+ years …

Ep. 62 The Panty Hose Trick

June 3rd, 2021

1:08:34

Tim Kreczmer is a Partner at PuroClean Property Restoration in Naperville and Wheaton.  Tim was featured back on episode 44 where we talked with him about starting his company.   Today I talk with Tim about partnering …

Ep. 61 Keep Going Eric

May 26th, 2021

1:27:56

Eric Sprague and Larry Wilberton are the owners of Blue Collar Consulting and MorningTechMeeting.com. Eric and Larry have been in the …

Ep. 60 This Industry Has Progressed So Much

May 18th, 2021

1:04:51

Joe Cerone is the Product Manager and Sales Representative for Sentinel Products located in Minneapolis.  Joe started working in this industry during …

The Experience Day 3

May 14th, 2021

1:22:52

This episode was recorded during the third day of "The Experience Conference & Exhibition" in Charleston, SC.  I interview 6 vendors and talk to them about their company, products, the tradeshow and much more.  I …

Ep. 59 Historical Plate On My...

May 11th, 2021

1:04:08

Kerry and Heather Mayuer are two really great friends I finally had the chance to see in Charleston at The Experience Convention.  Kerry is a sales rep at Phoenix Restoration Equipment and Heather is the Regional …

The Experience Day 2

May 7th, 2021

1:25:55

This episode was recorded during the second day of "The Experience Conference & Exhibition" in Charleston, SC.  I interview 6 vendors and talk to them about their company, products, the tradeshow and much more.  I …

Ep. 58 I Just Fulfilled The American Dream

May 4th, 2021

1:06:39

Frank Gomez is my business banker and friend.  Frank started his banking career as a teller and has been promoted quickly due to his dedication and hard work.  I was able to sit down with Frank at his house and talk to …

The Experience Day 1

April 30th, 2021

1:07:17

This episode was recorded during the first day of "The Experience Conference & Exhibition" in Charleston, SC.  I interview 5 vendors and talk to them about their company, products, the tradeshow and much more.  I …

Ep. 57 Not For Use With Mouth

April 27th, 2021

1:07:35

Bill Coy is the Key Accounts Manager at ICP Environmental Restoration Group (Benefect).  Bill has a passion for this industry and truly wants to help …

Ep. 56 It Turned Out To Be Yak

April 8th, 2021

1:07:09

Larry Cooper is the man behind the "The Experience Conference and Exhibition".  Larry started cleaning carpet during the early 70's and restoring properties in the early 80's.  After selling his company, he wanted to …

Ep. 55 We Were The Wild, Wild West

March 30th, 2021

1:07:47

Barry Wilson is the VP of Aramsco Restoration Rentals.  He is a Certified Restorer and an Air Systems Cleaning Specialist that started in the restoration industry in 1999.  Barry was the Vice President of Midwest Rental …

Ep. 54 Handsomest Man Badge

February 18th, 2021

59:38

Corey and Lindsay Brandon are National Key Account Managers for NDT (National Drying Technologies).  These are two of the busiest and sweetest people …

Ep. 53 Not Perfection, But Progress

February 2nd, 2021

1:03:27

I traveled to the Paul Davis of Vancouver Washington to provide power box training and sat down with 2 team members for this podcast.  My guests on …

Ep. 52 My Ugly Mug On The Screen

January 28th, 2021

1:23:35

Chris Phelps is the owner of Phelps Restoration in Pe Ell Washington.  Chris has a background in construction and has recently found a passion for restoration work.  Chris and I sat down to talk about restoration work, …

Ep. 51 Repair Your Own Equipment

January 19th, 2021

1:05:01

Elan Pasmanick is the owner of Born To Repair.  Elan has a background in appliance repair and  has started a business specializing in onsite repair of restoration equipment.  He is also working on an online seminar to …

Ep. 49 Save The Drama For Your Mama

January 19th, 2021

1:04:06

Rick McGuigan is the President of Pine Ridge Cleaning and Restoration located just outside of Cleveland Ohio.  Rick started as a carpet cleaner working for Pine Ridge, eventually bought the company and then added …

Ep. 50 It's 50 Cause It Sounds Better

January 5th, 2021

1:09:50

Chris Laney and Chuck Dewald were the very first guests of the GMS Podcast one year ago and they are back to kick off year number 2!!  I have been really looking forward to this anniversary podcast.  These guys are not …

Ep.48 Be Intentional

December 23rd, 2020

1:17:04

Jon Isaacson is the host of the DYOJO Podcast, Author of Be Intentional: Estimating and the Vice President of Operations at All American Restoration Services.  Jon was a guest of the GMS Podcast on episode 5 and now he …

Ep. 47 Oh The Humanity

December 15th, 2020

1:12:02

Tom McGuire is back! Tom is the instructor for The Large Loss Mastery courses and invited me to Cape Canaveral, FL to participate in his “Super Course”. We had a chance to sit down when the class was over and talk about …

Ep. 46 Super Thankful To Get One

December 8th, 2020

1:09:54

Mark Springer owner of Dayspring Restoration is back! I had a great conversation with Mark on Ep. 42 but time ran out before we could talk about our …

Ep. 45 Insane Level Of Value

December 2nd, 2020

1:00:40

Clint Junell is a partner at Mr. Restore and Job-Dox based outside of Dallas.  Clint started Mr. Restore in 2009.  He created software to solve some …

Ep. 44 The New Guys

November 17th, 2020

1:29:38

I'm really excited about this podcast!!!  I have 4 restoration business owners who are in there second or third year of business talking to me about there experiences so far.  The 4 owners are Mike McFadden at Hero …

Ep. 43 Had To Learn How To ZOOM

November 12th, 2020

1:06:49

Sam and Brad Bridges own Efficient Drying Systems.  They are brothers from Texas with 30+ years experience as restoration contractors.  A few years …

Ep. 42 A Blueprint For Change

November 3rd, 2020

1:21:01

Mark Springer is the owner of Dayspring Restoration and the President of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA).  In this episode Mark and I talk about his background, growing his company from $75,000 to almost $20M …

Ep. 41 FRAGMENTED NO MORE

September 23rd, 2020

1:09:32

On this episode I will talk to 4 guest speakers who are presenting at the virtual conference "FRAGMENTED NO MORE" hosted by the RIA (Restoration …

Ep. 40 Paying Dividends In 2 Years

September 16th, 2020

1:11:08

Rocky Hensley is the owner of ICON Property Restoration based in Cincinnati.  Rocky is a serial entrepreneur and I am always excited to talk to him and find out what he is working on...He is always working on something! …

Ep. 39 Hurricane Laura Response

September 7th, 2020

1:15:05

This week I have 4 previous guests on the podcast, Dan Vaughn, Huey Miller, Kory Kappes, and Michael Albert.  All 4 of these guys have boots on the ground in Louisiana.  I was able to get 10-15 min with each of them to …

Ep. 38 The Most Impact I Can Make

September 1st, 2020

53:35

Kanna Sunkara is the CEO at Re-U-Zip.  Kanna and Re-U-Zip are responsible for making "the world's first reusable containment zipper", magnetic …

Ep. 37 The Execution Really Matters

August 25th, 2020

1:01:58

Mike Fritsch is a business coach and the Director of Revenue Development at Northeast Indiana Innovation Center.  Mike is an entrepreneur and has …

Ep. 36 "Bear Down" Spring Bear Hunt Part 3

August 18th, 2020

1:18:37

Colin Miller joins me on the podcast to talk about my trip back to Idaho to hunt spring bears.  Colin is a backcountry hunter, photographer and …

Ep. 35 Thank You To The Volunteers

August 11th, 2020

1:00:26

Jenee Johnson is the Program Director for Junior Achievement (JA) in Northeast Indiana.  She is a great asset to the youth in our community and is responsible for reaching over 142,000 kids K-12 in 2019!  Jenee …

Ep. 34 Keep Having Fun

August 4th, 2020

1:02:36

Frank Kinmonth is the Director at Serum Products.  Frank is a very successful business person with expertise in leadership, management, and growth. …

Ep. 33 JustServe.org

July 28th, 2020

59:18

Darren Foote is the President of Remediation Training & Consulting.  Darren has owned and operated a restoration company, is an IICRC Instructor, …

Ep. 32 Without My Employees, I'm Nothing

July 24th, 2020

1:10:12

David Olson is the General Manager of 1-800 Water Damage Seattle.  David has over 40 years of experience starting at "the bottom of the totem pole" …

Ep. 31 It Even Ruined Asparagus

July 14th, 2020

1:06:37

Jakob Hibbard is the Business Development Manager at DBK-USA.  Jakob has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Materials Science Engineering.  Jakob has a passion for the science of …

Ep. 30 Be The Example

July 1st, 2020

54:28

Stuart Stier is the owner of Ultimate Electric and is my Dad.  He joined me on the podcast for a special Father's Day episode.  My Dad is one of the greatest people I know!  We talk about how he started his business, …

Ep. 29 I'm A Total Hugger

June 23rd, 2020

1:01:36

Michelle Blevins is the Editor in Chief at R&R Magazine and an award winning journalist.  Her passion is to provide the restoration industry with quality education, stories, and information.  Michelle and I talked …

Ep. 28 Call Her Your Girlfriend

June 17th, 2020

1:05:27

Dan Vaughn is a Strategic Account Specialist at Jon-Don.  Dan started his career with a local restoration contractor outside of Chicago which allows …

Ep. 27 What Is Your NET Profit?

June 10th, 2020

1:05:56

Ben Justesen is the President of Just Right Cleaning & Construction in Moses Lake, Washington.  Ben is a second generation restorer who started working with his dad at a very young age.  Ben has grown the company to …

Ep. 26 Spring Bear Hunt (Part 2)

June 2nd, 2020

1:24:03

Colin Miller joins me on the podcast to talk about our recent adventure, a spring bear hunting trip to Idaho.  Colin is a backcountry hunter, …

Ep. 25 Spring Bear Hunt (Part 1)

May 27th, 2020

51:45

Colin Miller joins me on the podcast to talk about our recent adventure, a spring bear hunting trip to Idaho.  Colin is a backcountry hunter, …

Ep. 24 Dumped The Sewage

May 19th, 2020

1:08:43

Rachel Adams is a Corporate Accounts Manager.  Starting her career as a chemist, she eventually found her passion teaching the science behind restoration work.   She has over 30 years of restoration experience!  During …

Ep. 23 The Belt Buckle

May 12th, 2020

49:30

Jeff Cross is the Editorial Director of ISSA Media and the host of Straight Talk.  Jeff hosted me on an episode of Straight Talk and now I had the pleasure of hosting him on the podcast.  We talked about changes in the …

Bonus Episode: Happy Mother's Day

May 10th, 2020

34:07

Tamra Stier is my Mom and is my guest for our Mother's Day Episode.  My Mom is AMAZING!! She has raised 7 children while growing her real estate company, Rockfield Realty Group.  I talked to my Mom about some of her …

Ep. 22 You Didn't Know That??

May 5th, 2020

57:51

Leanne Welsh is a National Sales Rep at Phoenix Restoration Equipment.  I met Leanne years ago when she worked for her family's business Viking Equipment.  Leanne has a ton of experience in the restoration industry. …

Ep. 21 Old Dog, New Tricks

April 28th, 2020

46:08

Bryan Brainerd is the President at Restoration Academy.  He is an IICRC approved instructor and industry consultant.  Bryan and I have been friends …

Bonus Episode: Selling People, Not a Process

April 24th, 2020

21:40

Eddie Green is the host of the podcast called "Selling People, Not a Process."   He is a sales and marketing specialist with over 25 years of experience.  Eddie invited me on his podcast to talk about my background, …

Ep. 20 This Is Me

April 21st, 2020

1:03:00

Josh Winton owns Discreet Restoration.  Josh is a mold expert who promotes "healthy homes" through remediation.  He talks with me about his company, …

Ep. 19 Empower Others

April 14th, 2020

1:02:09

Jackie Haydock is a Digital Healthcare Attorney at Microsoft (and my lovely wife).  Her expertise include navigating the FDA regulations, negotiating …

Ep. 18 There's Not Enough Of Us

April 7th, 2020

1:30:25

Cole Stanton, Director Of Education at ICP Building Solutions Group (parent company of Fiberlock and Benefecrt), is on the podcast.  Cole has been in …

Ep. 17 You're Going To Like Me

March 31st, 2020

1:08:34

Keith and Paige Sproles are on the podcast.  Keith is a construction contractor and Paige has a passion for working with underprivileged children.  I …

Ep. 16 We Clean Rockets

March 24th, 2020

1:06:26

Thomas McGuire is the founder of Large Loss Mastery which is a class offering hands-on training in restoration and recovery of commercial properties.  I met up with Tom after the AIR Summit 2020 to talk about his 30+ …

Ep.15 Visions Of Rockstar Fame

March 17th, 2020

1:10:39

Ron Colling is the Product Manager at Aramsco, Nashville TN.   There are very few people in this industry that I have known longer than Ron Colling. …

Ep. 14 The Best Lego Castle

March 10th, 2020

1:12:04

Kory Kappes is the Commercial Account Manager at SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team in Atlanta, GA.   I met up with Kory in Las Vegas and talked to him …

Ep. 13 Texas Heart Shot

March 3rd, 2020

33:31

Huey Miller of ServiceMaster out of Scott Louisiana is on the podcast.  Huey is a second generation restorer that works at a ServiceMaster that is 60 …

Ep. 12 Raise The Bar Brother

February 25th, 2020

45:19

Blaine Parry owns Parry Property Services just outside Seattle.  Blaine has 2 masters and is an expert in many areas of the water restoration industry.  We talk about how he got started and his new business focusing on …

Ep. 11 I Love Me Wall

February 18th, 2020

44:54

Michael Albert owns ServiceMaster of Wichita Falls in Texas.  I was able to talk with Michael about how he started his business, the importance of …

Ep. 10 "THE PLACE"

February 11th, 2020

36:08

Bob Frazee and his son Justin Frazee.  Bob Frazee owns ServiceMaster by Texas Best in San Angelo, TX.  I flew to Texas to train Bob and his team on the generator power distribution system GMS built for them.  I stayed …

Ep. 9 Legitimately My Friends

February 4th, 2020

57:36

Luke Draeger is a sales rep at Aramsco.  I met up with him at the Seattle location to talk about his job, the people at Aramsco, 14 hour days, swimming and lots of shout outs.  Luke is so much fun to talk with, he is a …

Ep. 8 One Upper Part 2

January 28th, 2020

57:55

Klark Brown, owner of Restoration Advisers and Chris Jeter, owner of ServiceMaster are on a retreat with me in Kalispell, Montana.  We talk about our visit to Glacier National Park, The Titans, traveling, diving and …

Ep. 7 Bring Order To Chaos Part 1

January 21st, 2020

53:37

Klark Brown, owner of Restoration Advisers and Chris Jeter, owner of ServiceMaster are on a retreat with me in Kalispell, Montana.  We talk about education, company ownership, FB communities, leadership and elevating …

Ep. 6 Pushed To Do Something

January 15th, 2020

36:50

Derec Stevens is the warehouse manager at GMS Distribution.  We reflect on 2019, discuss new things for 2020, talk ice fishing, dogs and company improvement.  This podcast was recorded on January 14, 2020.

Ep. 5 Skill And Luck

January 7th, 2020

46:44

Jon Isaacson is a Project Manager at 3 Kings Environmental in Seattle, WA.  I talk with Jon about asbestos removal, trusting your team, TheDYOJO.com and his article in Restoration Remediation Magazine the "Intentional …

Ep. 4 Education Is An Investment

January 3rd, 2020

38:01

Tim Farmer is on the episode.  Tim is a Restoration Consultant out of North Carolina.  We talk about business growth, personal growth, education and …

Ep. 3 Prove It On Paper

January 3rd, 2020

30:30

Matt Hice is on the episode.  Matt Hice is the manager at AllPhase Electrical Supply in Fort Wayne, IN.  We talk to Matt about upgrades in his warehouse, long range shooting, LED lighting and home automation.  This …

Ep. 2 Put Tape Over Your Mouth

January 3rd, 2020

33:51

Spencer Warren is on the episode.  Spencer is the Logistics Manager for Woodard in St. Louis, MO.  We talk about the history of Woodard, what makes a …

Ep. 1 My Mother's House

January 3rd, 2020

34:42

Chris Laney and Chuck Dewald are on the episode.  Chris Laney is the owner of WaterOut in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Chuck Dewald is an instructor and …

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