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The Shed Geek Podcast offers an in depth analysis of the ever growing and robust Shed Industry. Listeners will experience a variety of guests who identify or specialize in particular niche areas of the Shed Industry.
You will be engaged as you hear amateur and professional personalities discuss topics such as: Shed hauling, sales, marketing, Rent to Own, shed history, shed faith, and much more. Host Shannon Latham is a self proclaimed “Shed Geek” who attempts to take you through discussions that are as exciting as the industry itself. Listeners of this podcast include those who play a role directly or indirectly with the Shed Industry itself.
ABOUT THE HOST
Shannon Latham, the host of the Shed Geek Podcast, is an industry resource for the shed and portable building industry. He was born in Paducah, KY, and raised in Olmsted, IL. Shannon is a graduate of Century H.S. in Ullin, IL, and attended Shawnee Community College in Ullin, IL, where he studied business management. Shannon served in the Illinois Army National Guard and has had a diverse work history, including being a jailer/juvenile justice employee, casino bartender/hotel manager, business owner/entrepreneur, and more.
Shannon's journey in the shed industry started in purchasing, as a Procurement Coordinator, ordering all supplies necessary for shed builders and coordinating with plant managers. He then continued as a sales manager, where he sought potential Retail Specialists and trained them on how to be successful lot owners. He relied on his own experience as a co-owner/operator of three different sales locations in Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Currently, he is expanding the Shed Geek brand to serve multiple sectors inside the shed industry, including 3-D/point of sale systems such as My Shed Solutions, and lumber providers such as Union Grove Lumber.
Apart from being a successful businessman, Shannon is the biggest Shed Geek around and the host of the Shed Geek Podcast. He brings a variety of guests from shed haulers, dealers, manufacturers, and suppliers to the mic to discuss all things sheds. According to him, "What makes me a SHED GEEK is that it was just at a time where I was ready to invest everything I had into a career. The shed industry was easy in that the people were so embracing and welcoming; I just felt at home. I would have never thought in a million years; I would be so invested in something like a shed. I’ve learned that you cannot separate ministry and work, therefore, it’s not just the shed itself; it’s the process and really it's the people. From building and hauling to selling and every other area that touches the industry in some way, IT’S THE PEOPLE. That’s really it, the people who make it happen. If you’re doing your job, you’re ministering to them too, right? So that means they are ministering to you also. That’s what has been so cool, learning about them, their shed life experiences; that’s what makes me a SHED GEEK."
I eventually found a home in the portable building industry, and although it took a while to get there, it has been worth the wait to find something I enjoy so much.
In his leisure time, Shannon enjoys drawing, reading, listening to music, and spending time in his shed office with his Boxer, Lucy, when he is not on the road meeting new shed folks. He is also an avid baseball fan and cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals. At home, he spends his time supporting his family and doing yard work. Shannon and his family attend Brookport Church of God, located in Brookport, IL. He serves as a community service chaplain, helping those suffering from addiction to attend faith-based rehabilitation programs. He has also previously served by offering prison fellowship to those incarcerated.
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