Matt DiBara, Founder of The Undercover Contractor: Holiday Season Construction Tips and Tricks

By Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on February 10, 2023

Welcome to The Grit Daily Podcast with your host Sebastian Rusk, where we explore the behind-the-scenes of startups and their founders. Today’s guest is Matt DiBara, the creator of The Undercover Contractor. Matt is a fourth-generation mason who used his expertise to start a business that helps people not get scammed by construction companies who do poor jobs on home renovations projects. Sebastian and Matt talk about the experience of starting a business. Sebastian discussed how when he was starting his business, he had to make tough decisions quickly and have faith in himself during the process. Matt shares that he recently attended the World of Concrete, completing the full circle of his journey. His final message is to never give up!

You don’t want to miss this episode! We hope you enjoy!

Topics Discussed and Key Points:

●Creating a Successful Business with Hard Work and Dedication

●The Challenges of Starting a Business

●Making Tough Decisions Quickly as a Startup Entrepreneur

●The Power of Determination and Perseverance


[00:00:45] Matt’s Background in the Construction Industry

[00:02:53] What It Takes To Start A Successful Business

[00:05:48] Inner Knowing and The Challenges of Starting The Business

[00:08:33] Tough Decisions You Make As An Entrepreneur

[00:13:28] Why Determination and Perseverance Are Necessary For Success

Notable Quotes

“My first day on the job was 9 years old and my dad, or ‘the old man’ sometimes as the crew call him as a joke, you know. Anyways, I got there and he’s like, hey, you gotta pick up some trash.”

“I had to just know. A startup is so hard because you have to have that inner knowing that you’re gonna make it.”

“If you looked at me, like, he’s got this much in the bank account. He does this for work. This is his education. Yeah. Those probability statistics don’t work in my favor. But I had this inner knowing.”

“You gotta make tough decisions quickly. And what I mean by that is you gotta protect the nest and not necessarily every egg.”

“If you can live with the downside and the upside is exponential and somewhat likely, that’s how I’ve done well in my career.”

By Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Jennifer Johnson is an Operations Specialist and Booking Producer at Grit Daily.

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