In this episode, we get to meet a great Holt Construction project team working at the DFW Airport. Sarah tells us about how she started early on working with her grandfather out of Louisiana. We learn more about Armando’s story coming through construction from a laborer to a General Superintendent.
Armando asks Hoots a great question on what the deal is with the bullshido of the word culture!? Hoots responds with exactly why that word bothers him and why the word is Bullshido! Surprise, Hoots loves the word culture as it’s truly understood and valuing from EVERYONE’S perspective.
Armando and Sarah have a great working relationship and they love to build each other up and pat one another on the back! Listen in as Hoots on the Ground interrogates what bugs each of them about one another! Hoots calls out the Bullshido lovefest and tries to get to the root of what putting teams like this together looks like.
Types of Waste
Armando touches on the three types of waste and leader standard work as he shouts out Jake Harrell for visiting his project site and offering an outsider’s lean opinion on his operation. Jake taught Armando about the three types of waste and how they apply even inside of the office as the staff shares responsibilities:
- Muri – Overburdened
- Mura – Unevenness
- Muda – Waste. Uselessness
They introduce us to Brian the Superintendent of the Iron working trade, which is the home screen on Armando’s phone. Watch the YouTube version to see the photo of Brian being angry with a job cleaning shutdown! The photo is classic!
These two have a great working relationship and they’ve been able to unite their team by building trust with the project team inside AND outside the gate. The relationship investment is real and they’re able to dive into the details and understand people at a deeper level.
ABOUT HOOTS ON THE GROUND PODCAST:
The Lean Builder’s absolutely, positively NO Bullshido podcast. Join Host Adam Hoots and his guests as they dig deep into the topics that are relevant to those of us who “get it”: the men and women with the dirty boots, the ones who work in the field, doing the hands-on business of construction each day. Listen in as we keep it real while stories from the trenches are shared along with lessons learned and some laughter along the way.
RESOURCE LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- theleanbuilder.com | Our main blog, book, resources, news & events website
- linkedin.com/company/the-lean-builder | Our LinkedIn community
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakeharrellchasingexcellence/ | Jake Harrell
GUESTS FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Adam Hoots | linkedin.com/in/adam-hoots-4645519/ | podcast host for “Hoots on the Ground” and Lean Construction Shepherd with ConstructionACHEsolutions
- Armando Tunales | https://www.linkedin.com/in/armando-tunales-2380531a8/
- Sarah Gomez | https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-sumrall-gomez-35728a31/