What can contractors learn from startups?
You need to pick Luke Hansen’s brain. From roofing contractor to founder of a fast-growing industry software, Luke’s seen both sides of the business. His innovative ideas and no B.S. approach are the perfect recipe for inspiring contractors and business owners to take action and reap the benefits of thinking like a startup.
Where it all began
Growing up with a father in the roofing business, Luke’s seen the inside of a contracting company since he was 13 years old. The practical experience gained in moving from ground crew, to nailing shingles, to running crews of his own, has earned him the credibility and reputation in the industry as “one of us”. In his frustration to find an app that helped his team better manage pictures and communication about projects, he founded CompanyCam, and the construction industry was forever changed.
Since starting the company in 2015, many in the industry have asked Luke to share his story, including lessons learned along the way. This “startup wisdom” has become part of Luke’s message and is wildly popular among event attendees.
Luke studied mechanical engineering in college, but dropped out to move to Europe and teach 3rd grade.
Read, watch, and listen for yourself.
Rather than take our word for it, you’re invited to check out these examples from recent events. Get a feel for Luke’s story, audience value, and overall brand experience.
Creating an app for roofers
GAF Regional Kickoff 2018
SpeakEasy Episode 2
Why people are more important than product
Discussing tech startups in the trades industry
How to document your work
Luke doesn’t actually know how to code (though he understands code and can speak to it). But that didn’t stop him from founding a software company.
Speaking topics and tidbits
While Luke is asked to speak or write on a number of topics, they typically all fall into these two topic areas:
Luke is a huge fan of bitcoin and cryptocurrency. When he’s not leading CompanyCam, he can be found discussing the future of currency and relationships with anyone who will listen.
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