Ed Earl More about Ed Earl Ed Earl is a principal with Residential Contractor Services Group, a national consulting firm as well as owner of Priority 1 Projects, an Owners Representation / Construction Project Management firm based in San Diego. Ed has 30 years of construction experience and an MBA from Stanford University. As a business coach, Ed works exclusively with residential contractors to help them increase both their profitability and enjoyment in their construction company. Ed has been nicknamed the ‘Zen Builder’ as a 20 year practitioner of Zen Buddhism and the project manager for the construction of a nunnery complex at Deer Park Monastery. Ed is an energetic, talented national speaker with a passion for helping contractors reduce conflict in their business and eliminate drama with their customers.