In this episode, Hoots discovers who Josh Kreitler is! Graduating college during a recession in 2009 led Josh to work for an aerospace manufacturing machine shop. Josh takes us through his lean journey starting with manufacturing and taking advantage of these concepts once he had the opportunity to run his own project!
Josh tells us about his role with McCarthy Building Companies and all of the amazing lean tools that he is using on his mega lab project in St. Louis. Some of these tools consist of Scrum, Last Planner System, Roadblock tracking maps, Big Rooms, daily huddles, visual communications, and many others!
Hoots and Josh rave on Jason Schroeder and his authoring of several industry changing books! A word to Jason of please take care of yourself and put your oxygen mask on before you help others with their mask!
What phrase bothers Josh?! He tells the story of cutting the ends off the ham while learning how to make Thanksgiving dinner! Tune in to find out more!!
Like a true leader, Josh shines the light on several people who have influenced his career and influenced him to get to where he is on his lean journey! Including people, he is currently working with that are McCarthy employees but also and most important he calls out his trade partners because that is what lean builders do!! True leaders take all the blame and none of the credit while raising everyone around them!
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
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
- Josh Kreitler | https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-kreitler-40850423/