Dec. 20, 2017

Episode 11 :: Marcus Lumber version 4.0: Clay and Grant Leavitt

Episode 11 :: Marcus Lumber version 4.0: Clay and Grant Leavitt

The holidays are nearly here. Family members conv…


The holidays are nearly here. Family members convene to rejoice, reconnect, and of course, to reopen old wounds with copious amounts of antagonization and alcohol. Now, imagine for a moment, y'all own a business together! For many, the thought alone calls for another splash of E&J brandy in their egg nog. Well, brothers and 4th generation business owners of Marcus Lumber, Grant and Clay Leavitt, have figured out a way to have a successful family business while keeping their family relationships intact. In Ep. 11 of the Behind Your Back Podcast, you’ll hear how the forward-thinking Leavitt brothers (along with their relatives/co-workers) have been expanding their footprint despite the shrinking population in their hometown. With a population of only 1200, Marcus Lumber has 1500 Facebook followers and they share exactly how they use it to help drive their business. Their focus on modernizing Marcus Lumber doesn’t stop at social media, the Leavitt brothers are even investigating the use of long range drones to enhance efficiency. So much for small town thinking, eh? As always, thanks for listening to the Behind Your Back Podcast—I think you'll enjoy my conversation with Grant and Clay Leavitt of Marcus Lumber.