In this episode, Hoots on the Ground interviews Kevin Rice, Chief Operating Officer for Elevate Construction and discovers a laborer that went from ripping out flooring, to placing concrete, and eventually managing work for a General Contractor. Currently he is coaching construction teams on takt planning nationwide and in Canada!
Hoots and Kevin took part in Elevate Construction’s field engineer boot camp, where we assisted teams in surveying, excavating, laying out, forming, and placing concrete. This was a true immersive learning experience as we bared the freezing conditions in Phoenix, AZ!
Kevin talks about some of his memories as coming up through the trades. He challenges the audience to think about what is the rock in your life that you just must put your head down and move!? Find the piles of rock in your life, and deal with them!!
Kevin successfully predicts the World Series champion, Houston Astros and sports his 6+4+3=2 shirt! Kevin encourages young people to get into the trades and try to learn something to advance and develop a career in construction. An all around amazing human being making the construction industry better through coaching and helping teams takt plan.
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.
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