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Listening Time S1 – Episode 06 Listening Time 25 Minutes

Essential Hires to Grow Your Business

With Andy Weins

Episode Overview

In this episode of Masters of Home Service, host Adam Sylvester talks about the most important hires you need to scale your business with Andy Weins (Trash Talk Business Podcast).

Show Notes

– Who keeps Andy’s junk removal business organized (hint: not Andy) (1:15)

– What led Andy to hire his first middle manager (02:02)

– Should you hire a sales person or operations manager first? (03:37)

– Training your operations manager and what their to-do list looks like (05:53)

– The one thing an operations manager should never do (08:54)

– The tipping point: how many employees to have before hiring an operations manager (10:15)

– Send quotes and win work faster with Jobber (12:27)

– The key to hiring your first operations manager (13:11)

– The skills your operations manager needs to help your business grow (14:30)

– Hiring someone to answer the phones—so you don’t have to (16:25)

– Training your phone answerer to book jobs and handle sales (20:24)

– TL;DR: Adam’s top takeaways: hire a CSR, get an operations manager, respond to calls fast (23:17)

About the speakers


Adam Sylvester


Instagram: @adamsylvester

Adam started Charlottesville Lawn Care in 2013 and Charlottesville Gutter Pros in the fall of 2020, in Charlottesville, VA. He likes to say, “I do gutters and grass! When it rains the grass grows and the gutters leak!” He got into owning his own business because he saw it as a huge opportunity to generate great income while living a life that suited him. He believes that large companies can make a serious impact on their communities and on every individual it touches, and he wanted to build a company that could make a big difference. His sweet spot talent is sales and marketing with a strong passion for building a place his team wants to work. Adam values his employees and loves leading people. While operations and efficiency is not something that comes naturally to him, he is constantly working to improve himself and his business in these areas. 


Andy weins

Camo Crew Junk Removal

LinkedIn: Andy Weins
YouTube: @andyweinsdtft
Facebook: AndyWeinsAFW
Podcast: Trash Talk Business Podcast

Andy Weins is the owner of Camo Crew Junk removal, a veteran-owned business in Butler, WI, which provides services in junk removal, hauling, demolition, deconstruction, and logistics for the waste and recycling industries. The idea for his business began as a side hustle in 2009, and in 2016, after his last deployment, he took a bet on himself and jumped into full-time entrepreneurship. Andy and his team understand the importance of hard work, dedication, and service to their community, and he is honored to be able to hire, train, and employ other local Veterans. He is also proud of his company’s environmental initiatives. They keep 80% of the material they pick up out of the landfill, and he uses his platform to teach others in the industry about environmental responsibility.

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