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Before you hire a lead carpenter learn and implement the system

Posted by Mark Paskell on Thu, Oct 01, 2015 @ 09:37 PM

Recently a remodeler called me frustrated that he lost the opportunity to hire a great lead carpenter to help him manage his heavy backlog of work. The qualified candidate asked him how he runs his jobs. Most of the questions were based on the lead carpenter production system. The remodeler explained how he runs his jobs on a day to day basis. However, it became apparent that what the candidate was seeking ( a lead carpenter production system) was not the standard operating protocol in the remodeler's business. This lead provided proof of training and experience that checked out.  

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Tags: production challenges, lead carpenter

Contractor education + system implementation = postive ROI

Posted by Mark Paskell on Thu, Jul 02, 2009 @ 09:54 PM

Recently, I spoke with a veteran contractor who was having challenges with his business. There was significant budget slippage on projects and poor communication between his carpenters and customers. These challenges were causing significant culture issues among the employees in the field and the office. The owner found himself putting out fires every day. All departments were playing the blame game pointing fingers at everyone but themselves.

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Tags: lead carpenter, contractor education, systems