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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E22 | Mimi Weisberg | Clinical Social Worker
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The issues of stress, anxiety, and managing our lives are complicated enough, but when faced with a pandemic, it’s even more challenging! Simple communication between family and co-workers has changed dramatically. So, what do we do? Go With John as he speaks with Mimi Weisberg, Clinical Social Worker, about how to communicate effectively, deal with stress and anxiety, and how to prepare for the eventual “new normal.” Mimi also shares her passion for the Safe Community Coalition organization.

 

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E23 | Jeff Detwiler | Long & Foster
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Jeff Detwiler, CEO of Long & Foster, returns to the Go With John show to share upcoming growth plans of the Long & Foster companies. Jeff and John also discuss what’s trending in the real estate market and where the market is headed.

 

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E24 | John Jorgenson | Host of Go With John
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John Jorgenson has been selling homes for nearly 15 years, helping people make their dream home a reality. In this episode, John shares tips and tricks for the first-time homebuyer and some insight for those who have been through the home buying process several times.  Whether you are a seasoned investor or a first-time homebuyer – this is a do not miss episode!

 

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E25 | Doug Kay | Attorney 
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Doug Kay joins John to share his journey from being a JAG officer in the Navy to working as an attorney in the Fairfax county area, and in particular his involvement in the Fairfax county civilian board panel. In light of George Floyd’s murder and the police officer investigation, this is a relevant topic today. Find out how the civilian board panel reviews citizen complaints about officers’ behavior, how the board pinpoints police procedure issues, and the results of how each complaint being individually investigated have made a difference in their community.

 

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E26 | Michael Schnitzer | President, 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 how the pandemic has affected the home building industry. COVID-19 has produced a huge surge in homebuilding, and a huge deficit in building materials, lumber in particular. Due to the limited supply, lumber prices have skyrocketed. Supply is down, and building demand is up, way up.  How is Stanley Martin Custom Homes dealing with the crisis? Get an update from Mike as he shares with John if this is the “new normal,” what we can expect down the road, and some good news to look forward to! If you are considering building a home, this is a don’t miss episode.  Be sure to tune in via YouTube for visuals!

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E27 | John Tomasello | Mortgage Lender, Burke and Herbert Bank
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John Tomasello from Burke and Herbert Bank discusses what is trending in lending! What do you need to know about obtaining a mortgage today? He shares his tips about how to get your credit score where it needs to be, what to do if you are self-employed, and much more. Burke & Herbert Bank was founded in 1852, John shares stories about the bank and what keeps it thriving!

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E28 | Tim Wilson | Chief Executive Officer of Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC
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John and Tim Wilson of Prosperity Home Mortgage discuss some interesting topics such as home loans, diversity and inclusion in the real estate business, and growing up with 12 siblings in a small town in Kansas. This episode is full of great insights and stories from Tim.

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E29 | Dr. Kaneriya | MD Internal Medicine
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Doctor Shalini Kaneriya takes John on an engaging conversation revolving mostly around what it’s like to be a doctor as well as how she ended up starting her own practice. Dr. Kaneriya also shares some insight on how she got to where she is now and some advice from the road.

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E30 | Mike and the PMs Discuss the Importance of Weekly Meetings
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Back by popular demand, John talks to two of Stanley Martin Custom Home’s Project Managers, Pat Kearns, Brian McGranahan, as well as President of SMCH, Michael Schnitzer. They discuss what it means to be a project manager, go into more detail about the process, and discuss the weekly meetings.

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E31 | Hunt Burke | Chairman of Burke & Herbert Bank
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In this very special episode John sits down with the Chairman and former CEO of Burke & Herbert Bank Hunt Burke. Mr. Burke discusses what it’s like to run a large bank like Burke & Herbert, what life was like growing up in the Burke family, and some of the important lessons he learned along the way. Hunt shares some interesting early history, stories about his father, and what he likes to do for fun, you don’t want to miss this one!

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E32 | Best Of | Funny Moments
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In this special episode of the Go With John show, John shares some of his favorite funny moments from the first 30 episodes of the show! Sit back, relax, and laugh in this hilarious edition of the Go With John show!

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E33 | Cheryl Freeman & Lee Gigliotti | Trashaway Inc.
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In this episode, John sits down with Cheryl Freeman & Lee Gigliotti of Trashaway Inc, a female owned trash and recycling services company. Cheryl and Lee discuss the history of the company, it’s success, and it’s future. Cheryl is also a mortgage lender and shares some insight on the lending business. Don’t miss this interesting and informative episode!

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E34 | Best Of | Business Tips
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In another special episode of the Go With John show, John shares some excellent business tips from some of the sharpest minds from the first 30 episodes of the show! Sit back, relax, and soak up some great insight featured on the Go With John show!

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E35 | Mike and the PMs Discuss the Construction Process
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Some of our most popular episodes are our discussions regarding building a home and this one is full of information! John sits down with President of Stanley Martin Custom Homes, Michael Schnitzer and Project Managers Brian McGranahan, and Pat Kearns and discusses starting construction and change orders. Enjoy!

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E36 | Justin Messer | COO at Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC
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John sits down with the COO of Prosperity Home Mortgage Justin Messer, Justin has incredible knowledge of the mortgage world and has great energy when discussing his passions. Even if you have no knowledge of how the business works prior, this episode will leave you with some great insight.

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E37 | Rachel and Larry “Boomer” Foster | Long and Foster Companies
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John brings the heat in this explosive episode of the Go With John Show! John sits down with Rachel Foster, Head Managing Broker for Long & Foster Real Estate (McLean) as well as Larry “Boomer” Foster. John, Rachel and Boomer discuss welcoming Rachel back to McLean and what responsibilities Rachel will be fulfilling in the office. Rachel shares what she believes makes the work environment unique and why collaboration is so important in the workplace. You also get to hear first hand stories about childhood in the Foster Home. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

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E38 | Mike and the PMs Discuss New Home Orientation and Your Home Warranty
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John brings the heat in this explosive episode of the Go With John Show! John sits down with Rachel Foster, Head Managing Broker for Long & Foster Real Estate (McLean) as well as Larry “Boomer” Foster. John, Rachel and Boomer discuss welcoming Rachel back to McLean and what responsibilities Rachel will be fulfilling in the office. Rachel shares what she believes makes the work environment unique and why collaboration is so important in the workplace. You also get to hear first hand stories about childhood in the Foster Home. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

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E39 | Daniel Aminoff | Citizens One
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Go With John as he chats with Daniel Aminoff– Branch Manager at Citizens One, as well as a Preferred Lender for Stanley Martin Custom Homes. In this episode, Dan offers his perspective on what success means to him and the importance of communication throughout the loan process. John and Dan also discuss how the construction to permanent loan process works and give advice and tips for new home buyers.

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E40 | Bill Orrence | Stanley Martin Custom Homes
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Go With John into the new year as he chats with Bill Orrence, Project Manager at Stanley Martin Custom Homes. In this episode, Bill shares his passion for building and how he became a custom home builder. Bill also discusses the importance of effective communication with the homeowners and why he values his relationships with his clients; and even shares some innovative ideas that clients have implemented in past builds! Don’t miss it!

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E41 | Patrick Bain | Long and Foster Companies, President of Property Services Group
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Go With John as he chats with Patrick Bain! Patrick serves as the President of the Property Services Group, Long and Foster Companies; and discusses the roles and responsibilities of each division and how they uniquely work together. He also shares the story behind his success and the importance of human interaction in the workplace. Don’t miss this exciting new episode!

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E42 | Michael Schnitzer Discusses the Supply Chain and Transparency
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In this special episode, John and Mike Schnitzer, President of Stanley Martin Custom Homes, sit down to discuss the challenges with supply chain and the impacts this has on the building industry. Find out how Stanley Martin Custom Homes is responding to these challenges with transparency. Mike shares important processes that have been implemented to navigate these challenges and still provide the best customer experience possible while building your dream home! This is a great follow up conversation to episode 26 in case you missed it! 

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E43 | Lilian Jorgenson, Long and Foster Real Estate
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Let Lilian walk you through the process of selling your home and getting the most profit from the sale! Lilian Jorgenson is one of the Top Producing Agents with Long and Foster Real Estate and recognized as Washingtonian’s Best Top Real Estate Agent for the past seven years! In this special episode, John and Lilian sit down to discuss in detail the steps required to prepare and list your home for the most successful sale in the shortest time possible. 

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E44 |Executive Vice President First Heritage Mortgage
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Join us for this special episode featuring Jerry Berry, Executive Vice President at First Heritage Mortgage and Preferred Lender for Stanley Martin Custom Homes. Jerry walks you through the construction to permanent loan process and gives helpful tips on what to expect during the construction loan period. Jerry also addresses what every new home buyer really wants to know about…. interest rates! With the current market, higher rates are coming soon! Tune in and learn how Jerry can help you lock in your interest rates now! You don’t want to miss this informative episode!

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E45 |C. Lee Cawley, Owner of Simplify You, Organizational Expert and Educator
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Go With John as he has an engaging conversation with C. Lee Cawley, Owner of Simplify You, Organizational Expert and Educator. C. Lee shares where she focuses her energy when she is working with clients and the importance of “Move In Perfection” moving people in the right way, right away. Don’t miss this exciting new episode!

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E46 |Raymond Greenstreet II, Owner and President Greenstreet Growers and Greenstreet Gardens
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Ray Greenstreet joins John in this exciting new episode just in time for Spring! Ray is the Owner and President of Greenstreet Growers/Greenstreet Gardens and has three different locations throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland. Ray shares a wealth of knowledge from the gardening industry, the latest technology, tips for getting your family involved with gardening and the amazing health benefits of having plants in your home and life. Don’t miss this exciting new episode!

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E47 |Teresa Schudel, Virginia Attorney and Regional Director of RGS Title
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Easements are Complicated! Don’t worry…Teresa Schudel is joining John to make it “less” complicated. Teresa is a Virginia Attorney and Regional Director of RGS Title Company and specializes in residential, commercial, and real estate settlements. Teresa explains the importance of doing your homework and obtaining a full title report on your property before you make the final purchase. Tune in for this informative new episode, you don’t want to miss it!

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E48 | Chris, Brian and Christopher Gepford, Pro Mow Inc and Superior Sprinkler Systems
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“A Family Business!” John welcomes Chris, Brian, and Christopher Gepford to the Go With John Show! Learn how Pro Mow started as a one-man operation that has flourished into the successful lawn care company it is today! Chris shares his success story with two of his partners by his side, his sons, Brian and Christopher. While the three have different interests outside of work, they share one very common goal: to ensure the future of their companies and the ultimate satisfaction of their clients.  Tune in for this awesome story about a family and the businesses they continue to build together!

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E49 | John Esposito, Owner of Personal Touch Jewelers
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”Diamonds and Bikes!”
John sits down with John Esposito for an intriguing conversation covering everything from diamonds to motorcycles! John Esposito is the Owner of Personal Touch Jewelers and has been in the industry for over 50 years! He also shares a wealth of knowledge on one of his other biggest passions-motorcycles. Tune in for this roaring new episode and learn all about Bikes and Breakfast!

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