E1 | John Jorgenson | Host of Go With John
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Go With John as he shares the story behind taking the Go With John Show from a dream to reality. John Jorgenson is an entrepreneur whose professional career includes launching, owning, and managing successful businesses, in addition to selling homes for Stanley Martin Custom Homes for 15 years.

 

 

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E2 | Lilian Jorgenson | Long & Foster Real Estate
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Born in Denmark, Lilian is the top producing agent for Long & Foster in the Northern Virginia area. Lilian shares her story growing up during World War II and insight on what it takes to be a top Realtor.

 

 

 

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E3 | Boomer Foster
President of General Brokerage Long & Foster Real Estate
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Boomer Foster is the President of General Brokerage at Long & Foster Real Estate. This wonderful conversation includes Boomer’s early life in a small town, his hilarious College Football stories, and his road to Long & Foster.

 

 

E4 | Mike Zell | Citizens One
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Go With John as he chats with Mike Zell – an incredibly successful Loan Officer, as well as a Preferred Lender for Stanley Martin Custom Homes. In this episode, Zell offers his perspective on what success means to him and the importance of perseverance. John and Mike also discuss how the lending business has changed over the years, advice for new lenders, and how to overcome challenges throughout your career.

 

 

 

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E5 | Michael Schnitzer | President of SMCH
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Not only is Michael Schnitzer the President of Stanley Martin Custom Homes, he is a history buff and an amazing engineer. He is involved with every home Stanley Martin Custom Homes builds and enjoys helping customers build their dream home.

 

 

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E6 | Frank Stidman | Evolution Broadband LLC
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Frank is the owner of his company Evolution Broadband LLC which is a very forward-thinking company that does everything from home improvement to setting up 5G towers. Frank discusses how he got into the business as well as advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

 

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E7 | Jerry Berry | First Heritage Mortgage
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Jerry is the Executive Vice President at First Heritage Mortgage and a Preferred Lender for Stanley Martin Custom Homes. Before he got into the lending business, he was a bowler, tortilla chip maker, and car salesman! In this episode, John and Jerry discuss first jobs, and how sales experience and building trust with clients leads to success in business.

 

 

 

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E8 | Laura Lovo | Stanley Martin Custom Homes
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Go With John as he chats with Laura Lovo. Laura is the Design Manager at Stanley Martin Custom Homes. In this episode, Laura shares her favorite aspects of working at the design studio as well as her predictions on future design trends. In addition to having an eye for all things home design, Laura enjoys painting in her free time.

 

 

 

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E9 | Rachel Foster | Long & Foster Real Estate
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Go With John as he sits down with Rachel Foster, broker for Long & Foster Real Estate. In this episode, John and Rachel discuss the unique and personal aspects of selling real estate, career growth, and uncovering your passions. Rachel also shares the story behind joining the family business, and talks about her involvement with Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP). Hear more about Rachel Foster in Episode 3, where John sits down for a fun conversation with her brother, Boomer Foster!

 

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E10 | Jennifer Jacobs & Rachel Foster | AHIP
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Go With John as he chats with Jennifer Jacobs, the Executive Director for the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program. AHIP is a Virginia-based nonprofit that helps keep people in their homes by doing critical repairs. Rachel Foster joins us for part of the show, and shares how she became involved with AHIP, as well as what inspired her to support the nonprofit.

 

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E11 | Tom Mitchell
CEO of Disaster Response Inc. & Service First Inc.
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Tom and John discuss what it was like to grow up in Virginia in the 70s and 80s as well as some great insight from a long time business owner. Tom even explains his brief period as an apple salesman!

 

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E12 | Pat Kearns, Tim Brassfield, Craig Christman
Stanley Martin Custom Homes Project Managers
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In this special episode, John talks to three of Stanley Martin Custom Home’s Project Managers. They discuss what it means to be a project manager and even share a few stories.

 

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E13 | Ed Schudel | RGS Title
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Go With John as he sits down with Ed Schudel of RGS Title. Ed discusses some interesting stories including his experience in television when he was on “Worst Cooks in America” as well as being apart of a BMW commercial. John and Ed also discuss what exactly title work is and share their experiences in the field.

 

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E14 | Nate Thanig | Electrical Connection Services
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Go With John as he has a conversation with Nate Thanig, Owner of Electrical Connection Services. They discuss how Nate worked for a large company, learned his trade, and how that experience helped build his electrical business. Nate also shares some laughable “out-in-the-field” stories during the interview to give our listeners an inside look into the day-to-day of owning a successful trade business.

 

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E15 | Joey Stidman | Student
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Go With John on a special upcoming episode as he welcomes Joey Stidman and his family. Joey shares how his phone and social media took him to a very dark place and how he was able to find happiness again through the help of his parents and “unplugging.”

 

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E16 | Ed Schudel | RGS Title
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Ed Schudel with RGS Title returns to the show. As the Director of Social Media, Ed shares his experience in the social media realm. Find out his go-to social media platforms, his must-try Twitter tricks, and some insight into what works and what doesn’t when trying to connect with your audience through social media. Don’t miss this insightful episode.

 

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E17 | Mike Thornburg | Emblemax Corporation
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Mike Thornburg, the owner of Emblemax, joins the Go With John show to share his journey as an entrepreneur. He discusses the challenges of being a small business owner faced with always chasing the urgent and finding the time to scale a company. Learn from his experience  how to grow your business without being hampered.

 

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E18 | Jimmy Lange | Pro Boxer
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Jimmy Lange, retired pro boxer, shares some amazing stories about his experiences both in and outside the ring. Jimmy talks about his toughest fights, starring in the hit TV show “The Contender” and life after boxing. He’s now a father, motivational speaker, and helping youths find their way. Don’t miss this amazing episode of the Go With John show.

 

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E19 | Jeff Detwiler | CEO of Long & Foster Companies
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Jeff Detwiler, CEO of Long & Foster, sits down with John and shares his stories and experiences spreading over 35 years in the finance industry. After the first anniversary of Covid, Jeff and John also delve into how being a CEO during the pandemic presented its challenges and how Jeff was not only able to stay afloat but grow the Long & Foster business over that past year. Plus, a touching tribute and storytelling session about now-retired Wess Foster, founder of Long & Foster. Don’t miss the upcoming episode.

 

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E20 | Patrick Readyhough | Owner of Pond Roofing
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Patrick Readyhough, the owner of Pond Roofing, discusses his life experiences as a long-time entrepreneur. He shares his passion for customer service and his perspective about how customers can either make or break your business. Learn from Patrick the importance of processes when building your business and much more.

 

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E21 | Michael Schnitzer | President of Stanley Martin Custom Homes
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Michael Schnitzer, President of Stanley Martin Custom Homes, returns to the Go With John show to discuss his business success in the building and engineering industry. We are reminded throughout the interview of his passion for history. Take a journey through his amazing career and through time as he shares his tips of the trade and tidbits about history.

 

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