Skip to content

Brubacher & Beyond Podcast

Brubacher & Beyond Podcast

Brubacher & Beyond POdcast Logo reversed

The Brubacher and Beyond podcast shares over 50 years of business experience and Insight. On Site.®  knowledge related to the civil construction industry. Join us as we dig deeper into Shaping The World We Live In by sharing about everything from people to pipe and paving with a focus on living safety as a value. This podcast features industry-leading discussions and interviews with Brubacher team members and industry experts.

Subscribe for the Latest Updates

To get the newest episode as soon as it’s shared, visit your podcast platform of choice, log in or create an account, find “Brubacher & Beyond”, and click “Subscribe” or “Follow.”

Listen Now! Recent Episodes.

Check out the links below to listen to recent episodes on your podcast platform of choice.

Balancing Safety, Production, & Maintenance in Equipment Design

In this episode Chris (host) sits down with Charlie Bagnall (Astec Industries) for a behind-the-scenes look at the engineering, design, customer feedback, and testing process for new equipment. Tune in to learn how million-dollar machines like the Petersen 5710E horizontal grinder are designed and improved. As a bonus, you’ll hear about the life of a sales manager and opportunities in the construction and equipment industries!

Questions? Email podcast@brubacher.net!

Listen Now: BuzzSprout SpotifyPodcast Index | YouTube

Optimizing Equipment Purchases Based on Needs

In this episode Chris (host) sits down with Brad (Operations Director – Brubacher) and Kris (CFO – Brubacher) to discuss the process when a new piece of equipment is needed. From identifying the need to carrying out the purchase that best fits, tune in to find out more!

Questions or comments? Email podcast@brubacher.net!

Listen Now: BuzzSprout SpotifyPodcast Index | YouTube

What Does “Success” Mean to You?

In this episode, Maecy Landis (host) continues discussion with Megan Ament (Hinkletown Mennonite School), Jordan Keller (Brubacher), and Dave Strawser (Brubacher) on what success means to them and how the younger generations can define their own success. Tune in to hear more!

Listen Now: BuzzSprout SpotifyPodcast Index | YouTube

Defining Success for Younger Individuals

In this episode, Maecy Landis (host) sits down with Megan Ament (Hinkletown Mennonite School), Jordan Keller (Brubacher), and Dave Strawser (Brubacher) to discuss how we can encourage younger generations in their career journeys and motivate them to be successful. Success can be defined in many ways and is unique to each individual. Tune in to hear personal experiences, strategies, and more!

Listen Now: BuzzSprout SpotifyPodcast Index | YouTube

Tips for Preparing a Succession Plan in a Family Business

In this episode of Brubacher and Beyond, Chris Sztenderowicz hosts Peter Kraybill (Gibbel, Kraybill, and Hess) and Henry Landes (Delaware Valley Family Business Center) alongside Keith Brubacher to continue the discussion on succession planning in family business. Tune in to hear their personal experiences and keys to preparing a functional succession plan! 

Preparing a Succession Plan in a Family Business

In this episode of Brubacher and Beyond, Chris Sztenderowicz hosts Peter Kraybill (Gibbel, Kraybill, and Hess) and Henry Landes (Delaware Valley Family Business Center) alongside Keith Brubacher to discuss succession planning in family business. Tune in to hear their personal experiences and keys to preparing a functional succession plan!

Listen Now: BuzzSprout SpotifyPodcast Index | YouTube

Celebrating Women in Construction

In anticipation of Women in Construction Week (WIC Week), hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), tune in for a discussion honoring and celebrating the women in the construction industry and learn what construction means to them. Featuring April Barkasi (President & CEO of Cedarville Engineering Group) and Madison Werner (Assistant Estimator at Brubacher), we highlight their background and current roles, what inspires them, advice they have for others, and more!

Check out the links below for more information:

https://wicweek.org/
https://nawic.org/
https://www.cedarvilleeng.com/
https://www.brubacher.net/

Listen Now: BuzzSprout SpotifyPodcast Index | YouTube

Recruiting & Hiring In Construction – Part 1 & 2

On this two-part episode of Brubacher & Beyond, we discuss the ins and outs of recruiting and hiring in the construction industry. Tune in to learn about challenges faced, stories and tips for selecting, hiring, and onboarding new team members, and incorporating principles when hiring. Featured on this episode is Sean Cotter from Warfel Construction, Gina Breslin from North Group Consultants, as well as Allan Day and Torey Shotzberger from Brubacher. Tune in to gain insight on what the industry can do to overcome these challenges and be prepared for the future!

Listen Now: BuzzSprout SpotifyPodcast Index | YouTube

BuildWitt DirtWorld Summit Recap – Part 1 and 2

In this two-part episode of Brubacher & Beyond, Chris Sztenderowicz meets with Ben Holmgren from BuildWitt to recap and discuss the recent BuildWitt DirtWorld Summit, which they both attended. This multi-day conference was held in Houston, Texas and encourages leadership and human development, provides the opportunity to listen to key speakers from the industry, and network with other attendees. Tune in and check out the links below to find out more!

https://www.buildwitt.com/aaron-witt/youre-invited-to-the-first-ever-dirt-world-summit

https://www.forconstructionpros.com/equipment/article/22872200/buildwitt-the-construction-industrys-new-event-dirt-world-summit-2023

 The 2024 DirtWorld Summit will be held in San Antonio, Texas from November 4-6, 2024. Tickets and information can be found here: https://dirtworld.com/

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast IndexYouTube

Supply Chain Disruptions Past, Present & Future: How They Effect the Site Construction Industry

Check out this month’s episode of Brubacher & Beyond! In this new episode Brubacher team members Allan Day, Rob DeLong, and Maecy Landis sit down with guests John Smolnik and Dave Care from LB Water to discuss how the construction industry was impacted by pandemic-related disruptions to project schedules, material acquisition, relationships, and more. We hope that this discussion will help others view these events as a learning experience and gain insight to prepare for the future.

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast IndexYouTube

Suicide Awareness and Prevention- Part 1 and Part 2

On this two-part episode of Brubacher and Beyond, we welcome Liz Grubb from Mental Health America of Lancaster County to discuss suicide prevention tips, resources, statistics, and more in honor of September 4-8 being construction suicide prevention week. September is nationally known as suicide prevention month, with construction getting its own week as it is one of the top industries to face this crisis. Tune in to find out what we are doing and what you can do to help prevent more lives from being lost!

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast IndexYouTube

DiSC Workplace Profile Assessment: A Tool to Strengthen Your Workplace

Check out this week’s new episode of Brubacher & Beyond! In this episode we discuss the DiSC Workplace Profile Assessment and examine how it can be used to benefit individuals, teams, and workplaces. With Carolyn Weaver and Hannah Lopez, guests from Brubacher’s Human Resources Department, we learn what the assessment is, who can benefit from it, and where it can be applied in the workplace to improve team interaction.

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast IndexYouTube

ConExpo & Beyond Part 2

Tune in to this week’s new episode of Brubacher & Beyond as we continue our discussion on ConExpo, the world’s second-largest construction equipment show. In this episode we focus on the opportunities and challenges that arise within the rapidly-changing world of construction equipment, as well as tips for planning a successful ConExpo trip and what to expect while there. Featuring special guests Jason Wasielevski from Komatsu, Brady Yingst from Groff Tractor & Equipment, and Pat Klose from Cleveland Brothers Equipment alongside Brubacher managers Allan Day, Andy Horning, and President Keith Brubacher.

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast IndexYouTube

ConExpo & Beyond Part 1

Check out this week’s new episode of Brubacher & Beyond where we discuss ConExpo, the world’s second-largest construction equipment show. Featuring special guests Jason Wasielevski from Komatsu, Brady Yingst from Groff Tractor & Equipment, and Pat Klose from Cleveland Brothers Equipment alongside Brubacher managers Allan Day, Andy Horning, and President Keith Brubacher. Stay tuned next week for Part 2!

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast IndexYouTube

Career Pathways- Turns to Opportunity Part 2

Chris, Taylor, and Jordan continue the discussion on changing industries, their drive towards construction, and the recognition they receive. Join us for another enlightening episode of Brubacher & Beyond. 

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast IndexYouTube

Career Pathways- Turns to Opportunity Part 1

In this NEW episode of Brubacher & Beyond, we are talking with Taylor G. and Jordan K. about how they found their way into the Construction industry with completely different backgrounds and experience!  We also explore the variety of similarities and differences they found when changing industries, and the advantages and disadvantages of both!

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast IndexYouTube

Individuals, Passions, and Construction Part 2

How do businesses become successful? In this episode of Brubacher and Beyond, part 2 with special guest Mike Vorster, the hosts discuss how the individuals within a company affect the success of the business. Join Chris Sztenderowicz, Keith Brubacher, and Mike Vorster as they discuss how the  continuous learning and development of individuals in the company has a tremendous impact on success.

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast IndexYouTube

Individuals, Passions, and Construction Part 1

In this episode of Brubacher and Beyond, we interview special guest Mike Vorster, a consultant, former Brubacher board member, and teacher in the civil construction industry. Chris Sztenderowicz, Keith Brubacher, and Mike Vorster discuss the evolution of the labor force, their love for construction, and the concept of learning.

Mike Vorster states, “I’ve never worked a day in my life,” referring to his passion for the construction industry that makes work feel like play. His adventurous personality and adaptability contributed to his success in this ever-changing and developing industry, and he shares his long-term experience on this episode.

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast IndexYouTube

Stand Up vs. Stand Down

In this episode of Brubacher and Beyond, Keith, Brad, and I discuss how we can call all workers to be their best and influence them to do what is necessary. We also give a detailed summary on the difference between safety stand-ups and safety stand-downs. These both are educational meetings; however, one is an appraisal and the other is a repercussion. Give this episode a listen to bring more awareness to safety and the crucial, long-term effects it can have on the construction industry.

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast Index | YouTube

Safety is a Value

Here at Brubacher, safety is our fundamental value. We firmly believe that safety is a value and not a priority. A priority can change- values remain the same. We continuously practice safety, from daily morning stretches to always wearing PPE equipment. In this episode of Brubacher & Beyond, Chris, Keith, and Brad discuss our personal experiences with safety and give insights as to why safety should be a critical component in any workplace.

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast Index | YouTube

How Who We Are Shapes What We Do

We begin our podcast journey with an introduction to our world, starting with intakes from Keith Brubacher, Brad Cober, and Christopher Sztenderowicz. Hear how our personal lives shape us in the workplace. We touch on our people and safety approaches, how we gain knowledge and build relationships, and how we became successful using our abilities and ambitions.

Listen Now: BuzzSprout | Spotify | Podcast Index | YouTube

Let’s Connect To Discuss Your Project!

We look forward to learning more about your upcoming projects. Start a conversation today to see how we can bring true value to your jobsite.