I am the lead framer on my crew, and one of my primary goals is to “make things click.” You know the feeling: It’s the gratification you feel when the framing goes together quickly and cleanly. This doesn’t happen by accident. High-quality framing and production comes from good organization and planning and a crew that wants to work hard and do a good job.

Over the last 10 years, we have tried just about everything in an effort to increase quality and increase production. I’ve read every article I could get my hands on about production, production tools, and crew management, and continually discuss these issues with my crew. My crew has changed quite a bit over the last few years, but regardless...

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