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Don Collier


When Don needed to support his family at age 17, he went looking a well-paying job. Not exactly flush with options, he found a gig at a local demolition company thanks to an intro from his friend’s dad.

Starting as a laborer, he worked his ass off and grabbed ahold of more responsibility and leadership opportunities when they presented themselves. By his 20’s, he was managing demolition crews across town and learning a whole lot of lessons while he did it.

Fast forward a few years and he’s now part owner and Director of Field Operations of MILBURN Demolition out of Chicago. Started only a few years ago, they’ve already completed hundreds of wild demolition projects all over Chicagoland.

Don and I talk about how he rose through the ranks thanks to sheer work, why the demolition industry needs to change, and how he’s raised his kids while working long hours.

Learn more about Don and MILBURN at

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