E11 Construction Labor Shortage and an Innovative Solution with Kassidy Hazelton
There is a shortage of skilled labor in the construction industry, but there is also an issue with weather and other issues that come up, like permitting, or heaven forbid, a worldwide pandemic that causes skilled workers to sit idle for a short or extended period of time. Kassidy Hazelton with Hire Hard Hats has a solution that can solve both issues. Kassidy is 4th generation skilled trades. She has a passion that is infectious for solving some of these critical issues that all construction companies face. She is confident that her solution will make the industry more efficient and we don’t doubt that she will make a huge impact.
If you are a skilled worker, or you participate in the skilled trades in any way or you love to hear from somebody who is passionate about solving problems and innovating, you will not want to miss this episode. Kassidy Hazelton is a firecracker and a force to be reckoned with.
HardHats is an on-demand matchmaking platform and two-sided market application for construction workers and contractors built to combat the labor shortage with workers & crews to deliver skills immediately.
We target qualified workers and crews when they experience downtime on projects and offer gigs, jobs, or available crews to contractors.
Kassidy Hazelton is an Arizona Native and the Founder & Ceo of HardHats. She has 5 years of experience in construction. In addition, she has over 70 years of family history in the construction industry.
Kassidy is a labor shortage expert and has a strong knowledge of workforce development and employment innovation specifically in the construction industry. A fun fact, her birthday is also on labor day.
Kassidy is a Coplex Venture, Venture Devil, 2x startup, and SBC Graduate with the Arizona Dept of Transportation. Experience in Technology & business advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.
Skilled in Intelligence and Creative Entrepreneurship. Strong support with Adot, Coplex, Galvanize, and a Venture Devil at Skysong focused on Entrepreneurship + Innovation from Arizona State University. Experienced in lean MVP process, startups, and customer and candidate acquisition.
About the Show
Tycoons of Small Biz spotlights the true backbone of the American economy, the true tycoons of business in America… the owners, founders and CEO’s of small businesses. Join hosts, Austin L Peterson, Landon Mance and the featured tycoons LIVE every Tuesday at 1 pm, right here on Business RadioX and your favorite podcast platform.
About Your Hosts
Austin Peterson is a Comprehensive Financial Planner and owner of Backbone Financial in Scottsdale, AZ. Austin is a registered rep and investment advisor representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial Advisors, Austin worked in a variety of roles in the financial services industry.
He began his career in financial services in the year 2000 as a personal financial advisor with Independent Capital Management in Santa Ana, CA. Austin then joined Pacific Life Insurance Company as an internal wholesaler for their variable annuity and mutual fund products. After Pacific Life, Austin formed his own financial planning company in Southern California that he built and ran for 6 years and eventually sold when he moved his family to Salt Lake City to pursue his MBA. After he completed his MBA, Austin joined Crump Life Insurance where he filled a couple of different sales roles and eventually a management role throughout the five years he was with Crump. Most recently before joining Lincoln Financial Advisors in February 2015, Austin spent 2 years as a life insurance field wholesaler with Symetra Life Insurance Company. Austin is a Certified Financial Planner Professional and Chartered Life Underwriter.
Austin and his wife of 21 years, Robin, have two children, AJ (19) and Ella (16) and they reside in Gilbert, Arizona. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in French and of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in sales and entrepreneurship.
Landon Mance is a Financial Planner and founder of YourFuture Planning Partners out of Las Vegas, Nevada. His firm came to life in 2020 after operating as Mance Wealth Management since 2015 when Landon broke off from a major bank and started his own “shop.”
Landon comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs and has a passion and excitement for serving the business community. This passion is what brought about the growth of YourFuture Planning Partners to help business owners and their families. At YourFuture, we believe small business owners’ personal and business goals are intertwined, so we work with our clients to design a financial plan to support all aspects of their lives.
In 2019, Landon obtained the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation through the Exit Planning Institute. With this certification, YourFuture Planning Partners assists business owners through an ownership transition while focusing on a positive outcome for their employees and meeting the business owner’s goals. Landon is also a member of the Business Intelligence Institute (BII) which is a collaborative group that shares tools, resources and personnel, and offers advanced level training and technical support to specifically serve business owners.
Landon enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, stepson, and new baby twins. He grew up in sunny San Diego and loves visiting his family, playing a round of golf with friends, and many other outdoor activities. Landon tries make a difference in the lives of children in Las Vegas as a part of the leadership team for a local non-profit. He regularly visits the children that we work with to remind himself of why it’s so important to, “be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Landon received his B.S. from California State University Long Beach in business marketing and gets the rest of his education through the school of hard knocks via his business owner clients.
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