In season 2, episode 21 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape, talk with Joshua Gillow, founder of YES Express, and Duane Draughon owner and lead designer of VizX Design Studios.
Gillow is the founder of YES Express — a company teaching outdoor living contractors the systems that grant the ability to successfully sell on the worst day of your life! His passion is outdoor living, having operated his own outdoor living & landscaping design/build company for 24 years.
Draughon is the owner and lead designer of VizX Design Studios, an outdoor living design firm that adds a “modern design style” to all projects. With over 20 years of experience, Draughon is certainly not new to this industry. Both Gillow and Draughon are also the co-hosts of Outerspaces, a podcast dedicated to empowering contractors in the outdoor living space.
In this podcast, Gillow and Draughon share their own career paths and how they came together and stayed connected before deciding to go into business together. They touch on the importance of networking, taking chances, and navigating away from fear mode and the growth of employees and self-care.
Listen to the full podcast below.