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JUNE JLC 1999 Using Lead Carpenters 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