Episode 76: Big Business Processes Make a Powerful Small Business with Jonathan Klemm


Like many real estate professionals, Jonathan Klemm transitioned from a W-2; what is remarkable about him is his background working with Walsh Construction, which is one of Chicago’s largest construction and contraction companies. Jonathan has taken everything he learned about managing large scale projects and applied it to smaller, investor focused projects. Listen in as Jonathan explains his process, what sets his company apart and how to best position yourself to work with contractors.

Guest Intro 5:00

Takeaways from working at a large construction company for quality builders? 8:00

Questions to ask when interviewing contractors? 11:20

What’s expected of investors you partner with? 12:50

How does an investor's financing affect your timeline? 17:00

What items can cause a large change in price during the work? 25:00

How do you manage pricing variability? 27:00

How did you move from W-2 to self employed? 28:25

What’s your competitive advantage? 37:45

Advice for new investors? 38:40

What do you do for fun? 39:15

Self development activity? 39:56

Local network recommendation? 40:45

How can we learn more about you? 41:45

That’s our show, thanks again for tuning in!


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Guest Name: Jonathan Klemm

Guest Company: Quality Builders

Guest Link: https://www.qualitybuilders.com

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