In episode 192 of Buildertrend's¹ "The Building Code" podcast, hosted by Zach Wojtowicz and Courtney Mattern, the spotlight is on Adam Copenhaver, co-founder of CopeGrand Homes. The episode delves into how continuous learning plays a crucial role in advancing both personal growth and professional development, with a special focus on the construction industry and his love for Charleston, South Carolina.
Who is Adam Copenhaver?
Adam, growing up in a construction-influenced family, pursued his passion alongside his twin brother, Ben. Their different educational paths – engineering for Adam and building science for Ben – converged to establish Charleston's Top Custom Home Builder, CopeGrand Homes, in 2015. Adam's journey is a testament to the synergy of diverse knowledge and his pursuit of continuous learning.
Key Takeaways from the Podcast
The Importance of Continuous Learning: Adam emphasizes the plateau that often follows the initial career learning curve. He advocates for seeking external educational resources to avoid stagnation, highlighting his personal commitment to reading, listening to podcasts, and subscribing to relevant content.
Collaboration over Isolation: Reflecting on his recent read, "Who Not How" by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy, Adam discusses the paradigm shift from a solitary approach (‘How am I going to do this?’) to a collaborative one (‘Who can help me do this?’). This concept challenges the traditional educational model and is particularly relevant in the construction industry, where collaboration is key.
Implementation in Business: Adam has incorporated these insights into his hiring process and business development strategies, notably through the recent revamp of CopeGrand's website. This approach exemplifies how continuous learning can directly impact and enhance business practices.
Final Thoughts: Lifelong Learning is a Key to Personal and Professional Growth
Adam's appearance on "The Building Code" is more than just a story about construction; it’s a narrative on the transformative power of continuous learning and collaboration. His approach to education, not just as a formal process but as a lifelong journey, is inspiring for professionals across a multitude of industries. Get Access to the Podcast Now: https://bit.ly/BCP
¹BuilderTrend is a cloud-based construction management software used by CopeGrand Homes and is primarily designed for residential construction companies, including home builders, remodelers, and specialty contractors. The software provides an all-in-one solution that offers a range of features to facilitate various aspects of construction projects.