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Podcast Episode 29 – Growing a family business – A discussion with Josh Hostetler

Scaling a business, sub-contracting tactics, marketing and growing a small business, what Josh's growth goals are, and of course, bubble guns.

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Josh, who grew up climbing job site dirt piles and honing his hammering skills on scrap lumber, now runs the company after obtaining a degree in Business from The Ohio State University. Josh later obtained his MBA in Finance and holds a Certified Management Accountant designation. Josh is working diligently to elevate the business and plans to continue their tradition of craftsmanship and excellence. Hostetler Family Homes has been serving clients in Northeastern Ohio for 36 years.

The company builds custom homes ranging in price from $150,000 to over $1 million. The business is guided by the values of integrity, hard work, honesty, and respect. Hostetler Family Homes takes great pride in the exceptional homes they build, and they aim to create customers for life through quality craftsmanship and a lasting customer experience.

We’re gonna be talking about starting and scaling a business, sub-contracting tactics, marketing and growing a small business, what Josh’s growth goals are, and of course, bubble guns. So, let’s jump into it! Today’s episode is led by Tom Murphy who is The Director of Growth at Sanctuary. I know he enjoyed chatting with Josh, so I know you’ll enjoy this wide-ranging discussion with a man that is doing great things in his community and the business world… Josh Hostetler.

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Chris Auman is a veteran digital marketer with over 25 years of experience in the trenches. As Sanctuary’s founder and President, Chris has successfully guided online marketing efforts for companies large and small.

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