NC Shop Talk show

NC Shop Talk

Summary: NC Shop Talk is a no limits interview show that shares never before heard tips, secrets, and hilarious conversations with today's biggest names in the auto, aircraft, & carpet industries. Join Mal Maher, owner of NC Carpet Binding, as he interviews today's most talented craftsmen. You'll pick up some new vendors, how to grow your business, and he'll be asking some wild questions that you've never heard answered before. Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: Website: Instagram: nc_carpet_binding

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 TEXAS METAL: EXTREME EVERYTHING with Bill Carlton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:07

We all know that fathers play a unique role in their son’s aspirations. This week, Mal interviews Bill Carlton, a major player in the custom fabrication industry. He grew up on a property that his father bought in 1976. Growing up, Bill got accustomed to seeing his dad working on trucks and cars and transforming them into beautiful and powerful vehicles. Soon, he started working in the family business while transforming vehicles for fun. In 1998, Bill finally decided to turn his passion into a business and established (Ekstensive Metal Works), one of the most respected custom fabrication and automotive design shops in Houston, Texas. The shop delivers the most reliable and highest quality vehicles to customers. Bill's business rose to fame in 2017 with the show (Texas Metal). The show features Bill and his team while designing and building creatively outrageous cars and trucks. Let's meet the man behind Texas Metal in another fun episode of NC Shop Talk. “It’s not easy any day in any business that I know of. 99% of the time, I figure it out the hard way.” - Bill Carlton In This Episode: A business built on a solid foundation and fueled by a highly talented team Would you like to go on a test drive from Houston to Nevada Get to know Bill’s trusted vendors (because great designs need amazing spare parts) What can we expect from the next season of Texas Metal Show Bill answers questions from Dalton Lovejoy Of course, no guest has ever escaped the Rapid Fire Hot Seat and other fun questions from Mal Bill’s bucket list and some fun and crazy stories And more! Connect with Bill: Website (Instagram) (Texas Metal TV Show) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 The Rising Talent of Custom Upholstery: The Stitch Girl with Oksana Ignatova | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:48

In today’s episode, Mal Maher welcomes Oksana Ignatova of (Stitch Girl) Inc., a fast-rising talent in custom interiors. Oksana tried her hand at upholstery at the age of 23 and fell in love with it. Originally from Belarus, she moved to the US with her husband to pursue the American Dream. Fueled by her passion for sewing and making creative ideas come to life, Oksana has developed her craft to the level of an expert in just six years. Her love for her art drives her to learn new techniques and employ state-of-the-art tools. She enjoys working on unique projects that bring out her creativity and keen attention to detail, ensuring that every stitch counts. As you listen to this episode, you can hear and feel Oksana's determination to be the best she can be and her appreciation for being here. “I’m so glad that my family’s here; Our son has the opportunity to grow in a great country.” - Oksana Ignatova In This Episode: The move from Belarus to the USA (and what it's like living the American Dream) Oksana's 3D printers, custom-built laser engraver, and other tools of the trade What new and exciting projects can we expect from The Stitch Girl Oksana's favorite movie and other interesting facts about her What is the first thing Oksana would do with 1 million dollars Connect with Oksana: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 Bux Customs: Inside the Mind of Master Craftsman Chris McClintock | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:15

It is not uncommon for someone to have diverse interests. But what does a pizza shop have in common with a custom upholstery shop? This week, Mal interviews Chris McClintock about his journey from working in his family’s pizza shop to establishing Bux Customs in a small town in Pennsylvania. Today, Bux Customs is known for custom high-end automotive interiors. Chris’s story is inspiring because he succeeded in an industry that is very different from what he knew. His stunning designs and detail-oriented craftsmanship have won him awards, making him one of the most sought-after hotrod trimmers in the United States. Let's hear about how Chris learned the craft, his design inspirations, and his goals for the future. And of course, the episode will not be complete without Mal putting his guest on to the Rapid Fire Hot Seat. “No matter what project I’m doing, I’m diving full into it.” - Chris McClintock In This Episode: How Bux Customs started from the ground up What can we learn from Chris about learning the custom upholstery craft A proud moment for Chris (which has nothing to do with custom upholstery) Bux Customs is growing (do you have what it takes to join the team) What does the future look like for Bux Customs Connect with Chris and Bux Customs: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 Moore & Giles Leather: Industry Leader for Nearly 100 years with Randy Maggard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:57

Are you a fan of bespoke leather products? A good quality leather product is a work of art. It is something you’ll cherish for a long time. It can also be a good conversation piece. There are a few reliable companies that create sustainable leather to supply the needs of the leather industry. In today’s episode, Mal talks to Randy Maggard, Automotive Division Manager who also handles several aviation accounts for (Moore and Giles). Founded in 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia, Moore and Giles is dedicated to designing and developing the most innovative and luxurious natural leathers for the high-end hospitality, aviation, automotive, and residential interior design industries. With over 200 types of leather and more than 3000 color choices, Moore and Giles has something for everyone. Tune in to this episode to know more about the trends in the leather industry and have fun while Randy goes through the Movie Line Quiz and sits for the Rapid Fire Hot Seat. “We want to be the very best partner to our customers and help them grow their business in the way they want to grow it.” - Randy Maggard In This Episode: How Moore and Giles decided to get involved in the automotive leather industry Commitment to source the best raw materials for sustainable organic leather A walkthrough of the Moore and Giles leather tanning and quality control process Industry trends and new product lines from Moore and Giles PROMO ALERT for podcast listeners! Take advantage of the free standard shipping when you order from the Apollo line Connect with Moore and Giles: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram) (Twitter) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 Leadership and Innovations at NBAA - VP for Exhibits Linda Peters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:33

The (National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive, and successful. It is also known for supporting philanthropic organizations like the Corporate Angel Network, Air Charity Network, and Veterans Airlift Command. In addition, NBAA hosts the most prominent annual aviation trade show. Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the organization is led by a team of experienced senior executives. Today, Mal interviews NBAA Vice President for Exhibits Linda Peters to share what’s happening in this year's conference. Linda is responsible for exhibitor relations for the NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, EBACE, LABACE, and ABACE. So, if you're excited about fresh, innovative ideas, tune in to this episode to know more about the (2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)). “We're in such a family community in the aviation industry. Our goal is always to make sure everybody has the best experience possible.” - Linda Peters In This Episode: 99% SOLD OUT and other details that will make you attend this year's event The exciting future of emerging technologies and unmanned aircraft systems Philanthropic organizations and initiatives that use general aviation airplanes for humanitarian purposes The perfect day, Pilatus PC-12, and other interesting facts about Linda Peters Connect with Linda and NBAA: (Website) (Facebook) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 Timeless Design for Modern Age - Nourison Carpet & Custom Rug Manufacturer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:44

When decorating your space, would you go for bare floors or designer rugs? Rugs definitely add a layer of warmth to a room with their luxurious materials and textures. Rugs transform an interior with different colors, textures, and patterns and reflect your style. But where do you get the exact carpet you need? Fret no more. (Nourison) doesn’t like bare floors as much as you do. So they would love to help you craft a custom rug for your space. For more than 40 years, Nourison has built a reputation as a leading resource in today’s floor covering market, working with designers and retailers to provide beautiful, top-quality rugs, carpets, and home accessories for homes around the world. The company offers a comprehensive range of products across styles and price ranges in commercial and residential spaces. Nourison is committed to ethical business practices and sustainable production using renewable, natural fibers in most products. They also give back to the community through the 40 Acts of Kindness. To talk more about what’s happening in the Custom Carpet Industry, Mal interviews Don Karlin, Director of Broadloom Sales and National Sales Manager at Noursion. You’re also in for some new segments premiering in today’s episode of NC Shop Talk! “The reason Nourison got into the manufacturing business was to better address the North American Market and the North American taste.” - Don Karlin In This Episode: Get to know the colorful history and culture of Nourison and the relationship between NC Carpet and Nourison Industries Where to get Mina Victory home accents, pillows, and accessories Nourison’s prestigious designer lines featuring top brands in the home décor market What sets Nourison apart from other carpet manufacturers Don takes us through how Nourison fabricates each custom carpet Watch out for Nourison’s new ideas... Connect with Nourison: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram) (Twitter) (Youtube) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 Mobile Solutions ‘Huge Announcement & New Product Launch’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:19

How would you like to have beautifully designed interiors done efficiently? Better yet, how would you like to learn the craft? If your answer is yes, you're going to love this episode with today's guest Bryan Schmitt, founder and CEO of Mobile Solutions. Bryan has extensive experience in the automotive aftermarket. He designed and constructed award-winning car audio systems bringing him worldwide recognition as a leader in the design and fabrication industry. Since founding Mobile Solutions in 2005, Bryan has revolutionized how many fabricators approach custom installation. His sought-after fabrication seminars focus on time-saving installation techniques that industry professionals and enthusiasts have adopted in over 30 countries worldwide. In addition, Bryan is actively involved with leading industry training and education objectives through trade associations such as MEA, CTA, and SEMA. So if you want to dive deeper into design elements and process-driven methodologies, tune in to this episode and be among the first to catch the HUGE announcement and new product launch from Mobile Solutions. “When it comes to interiors, the sky's the limit! You can design any material, any shape, anything you want; it’s an open canvas.” - Bryan Schmitt In This Episode: Discover how Bryan came up with solution-driven tools with a high-value proposition THESE are the products that put Mobile Solutions on the map as an industry leader Find out how Bryan addresses sourcing challenges and how he prepares his contingency plan What can you expect from the (2022 MasterTech Expo), and why should you join (Here’s one reason: See famous designer (Dave Kindig of Bitchin' Rides) do live sketches!) Resources: (Register for the March 2022 MasterTech Expo, a unique event where professionals come to learn with highly focused and exclusive training) Connect with Bryan: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 Ride with The Real "King of the Road“ - CSC's Steve Kurzman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:22

What does it take to become a master trimmer? Aside from getting formal training, nothing beats years of hands-on experience and a love of the craft. After years of being known as “the owner's son,” his ambition to create something on his own drove Steve Kurzman to open (The Custom Stitching Co. (CSC)) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Custom Stitching Co. is not your average upholstery shop. Founded in 2013, the shop quickly gained a reputation for thinking outside of the box and applying design-forward creativity to all projects. CSC prides itself on delivering cutting-edge designs, no matter if it's a large-scale bespoke interior or one of CSC's signature Harley-Davidson® restyled seats. Let’s hear more about Steve’s story in today’s episode of NC Shop Talk. “It's a great day and age that we live in to do upholstery work.” - Steve Kurzman In This Episode: Steve's great heritage and early exposure to the industry What a good website can do for your business How Steve deals with copycats says a lot about his character You can't do without these indispensable tools of the trade What's in your backpack The future is bright for CSC -- and everyone else in the custom upholstery industry Connect with Steve: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 22 Year Old Truck Builder Headed For Stardom - Dude's Fab Shop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:09

Dude’s Fab Shop is a fabrication shop specializing in custom vehicles, specifically custom trucks. They have a fully equipped shop to meet all your fabrication needs, including CNC plasma cutting, MIG, TIG, Flux Core, stick welding, and oxy fuel cutting. The shop is owned and operated by young couple Dalton Lovejoy and Maddie Heater. Dalton bought his first truck when he was 15. He wanted to build a “mega mud truck” and be the only kid his age with one. That was the starting point for everything. Soon he was building custom trucks and winning awards at trade shows like Daytona Truck Meet and SEMA Shows. Now Maddie helps run the business and has also built her first custom jeep. Dalton and Maddie’s story proves that you’re never too young to chase a dream. Let’s hear more about what this power couple has in store for you in today’s episode of NC Shop Talk. “Never one or two trucks that I build is ever going to be the same. I’m not a cookie-cutter builder.” - Dalton Lovejoy In This Episode: Where does Dalton get his motivation to give his best What does the future look like for Dude’s Fab Shop Dalton shares his unique design process How do Maddie and Dalton divide business responsibilities Which vendors do they use and recommend What exciting things are coming up from this couple Connect with Dalton and Maddie: (Website) (Instagram) (Maddie and Dude YouTube) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 The Proper Gentleman - Unleashed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:07

Are you up for some serious conversation? How do you transcend political differences and just really listen to each other? Or would you rather shut up so you do not offend anyone? Today's guest is US Army Combat Veteran-turned-entrepreneur Jimmy Compton. Jimmy is the man behind (The Proper Gentleman), a company that provides custom bespoke leather goods for men. Mal describes Jimmy as a patriot, a great brand builder, and a maverick. But the best thing about him is that he's true to himself. Get ready for some insightful talk that might give us a view of what it takes to build a better society. “If I know something, I feel obligated to share it.” - Jimmy Compton In This Episode: What does Jimmy's brand stand for What do you do when your clients don't always share your beliefs Growing your audience vs. sticking around with the people who really support you Mal and Jimmy's take on the political scene and the US Presidential elections Why you should never copy your mentor Connect with Jimmy Compton - The Proper Gentleman: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 Aircraft Interior Products (AIP) - Fly Beyond Ordinary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:34

Are you a frequent traveler? Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, flying is usually the safest and most convenient way to reach your destination. However, your overall experience as a passenger determines how happy you are with your flight. If you work in the aviation industry, you know that this same experience makes passengers decide whether to fly with your airline again and recommend it to others. One thing passengers look for is comfort, especially for long flights. Therefore, maintaining a luxurious and comfortable interior enhances the flying experience of you and your passengers. That's where (Aircraft Interior Products) come in. AIP has been proudly serving the aircraft industry since 1974. It is a second-generation family-owned company backed by the buying power of CAP Carpet, Inc., a flooring retailer in operation since 1967. AIP's VIP carpet is the best of the best - the best patterns, the best fibers, and the best colors. Here to talk more about what makes AIP unique is their Senior Sales Executive Kerry Trebbe. Find out more about Kerry, his relationship with Mal, and what you can expect from AIP in today’s episode of NC Shop Talk. “I don't care if it's a $20-order or $2,000 -- I want that guy, that girl, that company, that organization to get the best from me.” - Kerry Trebbe In This Episode: What makes AIP so special A gathering of the best in the industry at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition Watch out for the cutting edge technology and new carpet styles from AIP What you didn't know about Kerry Trebbe AIP is giving away a specially-designed rug that looks like a runway Get a personalized service no matter what the cost -- only from AIP Connect with Kerry and AIP: Website (Facebook) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: Website (Facebook) (Instagram)

 Interiors with Shannon - One-Man Shop Handbuilt Custom Interiors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:43

How do you craft custom interiors purely by hand? It definitely takes a lot of work, artistry, and dedication. And this guy can do it with excellent results that leave his customers very happy. So get ready for another exciting and super fun conversation with today's guest, Shannon Walters, owner of (Interiors by Shannon), a one-man shop based in Alabama. Shannon's custom upholstery has won Best Interior Awards at shows like GoodGuys, NSRA, and World of Wheels. His work has also been featured in automotive publications such as Hot Rod, Street Rodder, Southern Rodder, Super Chevy, Hot VW, Super Rodder, "MandM" Makes and Models Magazine, Chevy Rumble, Popular Hot Rodding. In addition, Interiors by Shannon has been featured online, in magazines (Auto Trim and Restyling News, March 1999 issue and Southern Rodder, March 2000 issue) and two "how-to" books ("Standard Guide to Build Street Rods" and "Building Street Rods"). Wow! There's a lot we can learn from Shannon. If you love handcrafted car interiors, this is an episode you will surely enjoy. “You can't put a price on a custom interior; every car is different” - Shannon Walters In This Episode: Why Shannon prefers to do his work by hand Shannon's design and install tips for door panels and medallions What type of car will Shannon build for himself What would Shannon do differently if he had to start over How Shannon values time, hard work, and integrity Connect with Shannon: (Website) (Facebook) Instagram Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 Iron Resurrection - The Inside Story & Rise To Fame | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:46

“It doesn't matter whether it's a busted out bike or a rusted out roadster, Joe Martin and his crew are hard at work giving vehicles another chance in life.”- Iron Resurrection If you've been watching the Iron Resurrection, you're in for a treat. Joe Martin, winner of Discovery Channel's "Biker Build-Off'', and his wife Mandi dropped by the show to chat with Mal. The couple runs Martin Bros. Customs, which is the home of the show that's been running for five seasons now. Stay tuned for some exciting and fun conversations around the future of the custom car and bike industry. “Before you make a commitment and invest in your own business and jump off the deep end, just do it on the side a little bit..” - Joe Martin In This Episode: How Mandi's passion and motivation drives her to be the best version of herself The exciting things to look out for with Iron Resurrection Season 5 Find out how Joe became so good at what he does What does the future hold for electric vehicles vs. muscle cars Listen to Joe's advice for new custom car builders Connect with Joe and Mandi at Martin Bros. Customs: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram) (YouTube) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)

 Cato's Custom Upholstery - Your Butt Will Thank Him with Phil Cato | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:50

Found an old car in your grandpa's garage? Toss it or restore it? If it's a vintage car, you'd probably want to restore it to its former glory. How do you start? Of course, you want to bring back the stylish look and feel of the car. But don't forget to have those seats customized for utmost comfort. After all, you're going to be spending a lot of time sitting there on road trips. Today's guest makes the most comfortable seats to pamper your backside. Tune in as Mal talks to Phil Cato, a proud USAF veteran and former cast member of the Iron Resurrection. Learn how to become a top trimmer and share some laughs as Mal and Phil on this episode. “Quit letting customers RUN YOUR SHOP” - Phil Cato In This Episode: Why Phil focuses on this vital aspect of customs upholstery that most trimmers overlook Phil's expert advice to other trimmers: Reach out, ask questions, and don’t be afraid to say NO How much would it take to convince Phil to shave his beard The real reason Phil left the cast of Iron Resurrection What does it really take to be successful (luck has very little to do with it) Connect with Phil Cato: (Website) (Instagram) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram )

 Customs By Vos: Designing Modern Interiors While Preserving Your Car's Heritage with Dave Vos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:03

If you’re into classic cars and motorcycles, you’re going to love this first episode. Listen up as Mal interviews Dave Vos, owner and operator of Customs by Vos, a shop specializing in custom interiors and fabrication. Aside from talking about creating masterpiece designs, get to know the lighter side of Dave as Mal puts him through the Rapid Fire Hot Seat. So who do you think would win in a fight between Floyd Mayweather vs. Sugar Ray Leonard? “Style and design are very important, and craftsmanship as well.” - Dave Vos In This Episode: What can you expect from Customs by Vos and why you should watch out for the next Grand National Roadster Show Get to know Dave’s favorite vendors and why he likes them Why creating an Instagram account is the first thing Dave would do if he has to start over How craftsmanship impacts the overall look and feel of the car Connect with Dave Vos: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram) Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: (Website) (Facebook) (Instagram)


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