In this episode, Hoots meets Carey George and discuss his approach to running work and how he’s always had a lean mindset when building projects. As a superintendent with over 45 years of construction experience, Carey offers a lot of wise knowledge in this episode! Carey highlights Keith Patterson from Waco Construction who taught him how to be a great Superintendent.
The conversation ranges from stop starting to start finishing all the way to meeting Carey’s current project team. Carey goes into detail about BE&K’s lean journey and talks about the way he visualizes the schedule, utilizing a stoplight scheduling approach to managing production. There are even photos in this episode to show you the boards he uses on his project site.
This episode is all about people. Carey is a true people person that knows how to motivate and inspire folks to get things done. You hear that in Ms. Jennifer’s voice as she talks about her three male heroes in her life and you guessed it!! Mr. Carey George is one of those three people!
Do yourself a favor and don’t ever tell Carey George that you emailed someone when you could call them or you might just hear “Let me tell you something” which is your cue to get out of there! Carey also touches base on multi-tasking as a myth and we learn together that on average it takes 23 minutes to recover from context switching!
All of this and more as we introduce Carey George to the lean construction world…
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
- Carey George | https://www.linkedin.com/in/carey-george-2b1737123/