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Dare to Disrupt Episode 23: Scaling a Stress-free Home Remodeling Business with West Shore Home Founder B.J. Werzyn

B.J. Werzyn is the founder and CEO of West Shore Home, one of the largest direct to consumer home remodelers in the nation. Through a combination of acquisitions and new office openings, West Shore Home has over 38 locations in 18 states with over $750 million in revenue.

In this episode, B.J. talks about how he is revolutionizing a traditionally fragmented and tech averse industry. He talks through how West Shore Home mapped out the 67 processes of home remodeling, removed inefficiencies, and implemented streamlined processes empowered by technology to ultimately make the easiest, quickest, most stress-free customer experience.

At the end of the episode, current Penn State student Jennifer Natale joins the conversation. Jennifer is a senior at Penn State majoring in finance with a minor in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is the president of the Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Society at Penn State. She talks to B.J. about overcoming initial entrepreneurial obstacles. B.J. graduated from Penn State in 1999.

Episode Chapters

0:00 – 2:50 Growing Up, the Family Business

2:50 – 8:56 Expanding Family Business to Florida as College Student

8:56 – 14:38 Launching West Shore Home, Go-to-market Strategy

14:38 – 24:31 Building the Model to Scale the Remodeling Company Nationally

24:31 -27:22 Next Steps for West Shore Home

27:22 – 28:35 Hiring

28:35 – 32:10 Penn State Athletics Connection

32:10 – 38:22 Student Questions

About B.J. Werzyn

B.J. Werzyn is the founder and CEO of West Shore Home. He graduated from Penn State in 1999.

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