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The Builder Nuggets Podcast

Nov 22, 2022

Anyone who’s been in the construction industry long enough knows that there can be a disconnect between architects and builders. Often this comes from a lack of education, communication, and differing expectations. Our guest, Jacob Brillhart, is an architect that has worked diligently to surround himself with a great team of builders and sub-contractors. Together they've built a strong relationship with each other and their clients, overcoming the normal industry struggles. These relationships, in conjunction with his tropical designs, have catapulted him to success. Today we hear where he started and how he built his business. A tenured professor, Jacob teaches us how improving on existing designs and being curious about new techniques can lead to a career in exotic places.

Show highlights include:


  • 8:57 In the beginning I was patient and picked the projects I could be passionate about
  • 9:51 My first real inspiration was for the mid century modern homes of the 1950’s and 1960’s that somehow got lost in south Florida
  • 13:18 We were fortunate to get featured in some great publications early on along with a spot on Extraordinary Homes on Netflix. That really propelled our visibility and growth
  • 16:11 Every one of our projects is original and site specific
  • 17:30 I want to engage with a builder very early in the process and we establish a budget

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