JUNE JLC 1999
by Tim Faller Sooner or later, a construction company owner is faced with an
increasing number of jobs, and less time to manage them all.
Many companies have found the solution in the lead carpenter
system, where one carpenter takes full responsibility for each job,
including material ordering, labor allocation, sub supervision, and
client communication. In this excerpt from The Lead Carpenter
Handbook, author Tim Faller uses four case studies to show how different
companies have modified the system to meet their needs.
Case Study One
Hartman-Baldwin has a reputation for being a bit brainy. Located in a town
with seven private colleges, many of the