The Lean Builder

The Lean Builder



, August 31, 2015

In these times of increasing sales with decreasing margins, home builders are on a continual campaign to decrease costs.

, August 17, 2015

“Sometimes life – and work – would be easier if you could forget some things you’ve learned.”

, June 23, 2015

I just read a very interesting blog by John McManus stating that the Trade Shortage is not a political p

, June 17, 2015

Last week’s big announcement of the merger of StanPac and Ryland Group, creating a new member of the Top 5 Homebuilders, spawned a flurry of articles and blogs, most of them suggesting the kingdom

, June 09, 2015

The shortage of qualified trade contractors is a problem that vexes the entire industry and finally people are waking up to it, largely for the wrong reasons.

, June 04, 2015

This week I read that Ivy Zelman, generally acknowledged as the top homebuilding financial analyst, was laying it on pretty heavy to builders at a conference that their reluctance to supply entry l

During Operation Desert Storm in the early 90s, France’s decision to not support the U.S. intervention revived an old joke from the World War II era.  

It has been long been said that “homebuilding is a local business” and as much as I’d like to think that Lean always transcends locality, that is not always the case.

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