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Job management; pre-construction meetings & the lead carpenter system

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Jul 06, 2015 @ 05:30 AM

The lead carpenter system utilizes pre-construction meetings when turning over a sold project to production to insure that a project gets off on the right foot. Construction business owners who utilize this system effectively tend to have happier clients and smoother flowing jobs. 

Have you ever experienced the following scenario....

You work your butt off to design, scope develop, select products, price and then sell a remodeling, kitchen, bath or addition project with your homeowner client. Then over the course of the next one to three months you get the permit, order the products and line up the crew and subs. The day comes when you start the demo and proceed into framing and rough. Then on cue the homeowner starts a daily barrage of emails, texts and phone calls after hours questioning every little and big item underway. You find yourself on the job site everyday to address their concerns and wonder if they remember what they approved in the contract. They begin to grill you as if they do not trust that you will perform per the contract. 

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Remodelers: Install The Lead Carpenter System Before You Hire Leads

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 @ 09:02 AM

Remodeling activity is on a steady rise and remodelers are looking for qualified lead carpenters to handle the influx of new projects. In both the Boston and Worcester, Ma market we are asked to find lead carpenters on a weekly basis. When we have a lead on a true lead carpenter they are quickly hired by a client who uses the lead carpenter system. Unfortunately, there are not many competent lead carpenters. The good ones are working for someone else or have started their own business.

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