Season 2 Episodes

November 20, 2020

14: Season 2 - Recap by Host Ete AhPing

During Season 2 of The Company Next Door, we've had the privilege of talking to 13 exceptional people. If you've missed any of these conversations, go take a listen. You're going to want to hear what these people–just "average," friends and neighbors–have to say about their lives and businesses. You'll learn that the everyday people […]
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November 13, 2020

13: Interview with Tim Naval (Eco Lawn Salt Lake City)

Today Ete sits down with Tim Naval of Eco Lawn Salt Lake. A single mother with 5 kids to raise on her own. An absent father. Several moves across the country. Not "much direction as far as structure." A first "job" of stealing candy from Wawa (the best of all convenience stores) and selling it […]
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November 6, 2020

12: Interview with Kyle Moody (MoodyBlu Express)

Today Ete sits down with Kyle Moody of MoodyBlu Express. If you live in the Heber Valley chances are very good you've seen Kyle Moody. In fact, you've probably talked with him or gotten his help at the local Smith's, where he's worked for the past 13 years. Perhaps you've seen his picture on the […]
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October 31, 2020

11: Interview with Isabel and David Dupes (The Great American Food Truck)

Today Ete sits down with Isabel and David Dupes, owners of The Great American Food Truck. We often speak of each interviewee's "journey" on this show, complete with twists and turns, surprises, and unlikely coincidences. But David and Isabel have taken one of the most twisty, surprising, and unlikely routes to their present life. They […]
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October 23, 2020

10: Interview with Travis Wilcox (Heber Hatchets)

Things were going so well, incredibly well. Travis Wilcox, uncharacteristically, had taken a chance and it was paying off in a big way. He is, by his own account "the most conservative person on the planet." Risk-taking is not in his nature, and even he himself seemed surprised by his desire to start a business, […]
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October 15, 2020

9: Interview with Tom Stone (Commercial Real Estate, Guild Mortgage)

Today Ete sits down with Tom Stone, loan officer at Guild Mortgage. By the time Tom Stone finished college, he had studied accounting, physical therapy, and finally landed on sociology and behavioral science. While his choices in majors may have seemed a little scattered, there were a few things that he was certain about. For […]
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October 7, 2020

8: Interview with John Perry (Bio Green, Greene County Fertilizer, Lawncology)

Today, Ete sits down with John Perry, founder of Bio Green, author of the Lawncology blog and YouTube channel, and founder of Greene County Fertilizer Company. John Perry is a rockstar of the lawn care industry. If you have anything to do with lawns professionally, you know who John is and you know that he […]
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October 2, 2020

7: Interview with Howard Mattson (Plan One Financial Group)

Today Ete sits down with Howard Mattson, founder and owner of Plan One Financial Group. These days researchers are finding that there are specific characteristics that help people to succeed in life, in business, in everything. You've no doubt heard about the importance of "grit," and having a "growth mindset," and realizing "post traumatic growth." […]
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September 24, 2020

6: Interview with Allison Page (Founder of Trail Talk)

Today, Ete sits down with Allison Page, founder of Trailtalk. Allison Page is a self-described "dreamer." She's got ideas. Lots of ideas. So many absorbing ideas that friends have warned, "we need to pull you off that cloud and into reality." Allison is also one heck of an energetic and optimistic go-getter, a doer, a […]
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September 16, 2020

5: Interview with Brett Lee (Serial Entrepreneur)

Today, Ete sits down with serial entrepreneur, Brett Lee of Midway, UT. Brett has been a part of several business ventures including selling styrofoam shipping pallets in India, exporting succulents to China, and importing plants and fruit. In one of those cruel twists of irony life sometimes doles out, Brett Lee was a recently graduated […]
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September 8, 2020

4: Interview with Audrey Watkins (Elevate Nutrition and Fitness Consulting)

Today Ete sits down with Audrey Watkins of Elevate Nutrition and Fitness Consulting. When Audrey Watkins started seeing signs from corporate that things were headed in the wrong direction, she followed the exodus of co-workers out of this particular nutrition and wellness company and into a new phase of life. Without knowing exactly how to […]
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September 1, 2020

3: Interview with Dave Zimmerman (Noisebox Studios)

Today Ete sits down with Dave Zimmerman of Noisebox Studios. Dave Zimmerman, owner and founder of Noisebox Studios in Provo, UT, is a musician, music producer, and recording engineer. Just try to schedule some studio time at Noisebox and you'll realize that Dave is doing something very right. Booked out for months, without having spent […]
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August 24, 2020

2: Interview with Megan Perry (Trail Talk Provo, Heber)

Today Ete sits down with Megan Perry of Trail Talk. Megan Perry, a therapist originally from rural South Jersey--a mere 15 minutes from the town where Ete grew up--is an integral member of the team that runs Trail Talk and oversees the affiliate branches in Provo and Heber City. Trail Talk is a therapy practice […]
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August 19, 2020

1: Interview with Rusty Fife (Built Medical)

Today Ete sits down with Rusty Fife. Rusty, who grew up in Orange County and now lives in Gilbert, AZ, is an owner of Built Medical. The company imports medical equipment--typically mobility products--and sells them, most often to VA hospitals. They also sell products that increase sleep comfort. Built Medical is relatively new, having started […]
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