Ep.129: Dealing with “The Runs” with Joe Betz
The Runs! Most of us think of two situations. There is an unfortunate personal issue, which is not good.
And then there are “the runs” from the job site to the store or lumberyard to pick up $10 worth of stuff.
Both scenarios are bad, but the latter will quickly eat away at your job costs and profit margin.
Lumberyard runs are notorious among production professionals; a necessary part of the project, but if not planned correctly, can throw things off track quickly. You are factoring in the time it takes to leave and return to the job site into your cost per hour for labor and then expanding that over the life of the project.
To look at this more closely, Tim and Steve welcome Joe Betz to the show. Joe was listening to our podcast and invited Tim for an on-site consulting gig with Buraski Builders Inc. in Springfield, IL – and the lumber yard run issue was one they were able to tackle.
Joe is currently the Production Manager for Buraski Builders and has been with the firm since 2009, working his way up from Carpenter, to Foreman, to Construction Manager and onto his current role with the award-winning remodeler and home builder.
Tim, Steve and Joe talk more about:
- Background of Buraski Builders (the type of work, number of field staff, etc.)
- Lumberyard run situation before the change and during the transition.
- The process Buraski went through to implement change.
- Getting buy-in and acceptance from the team.
- The results of making changes to the lumberyard run process at Buraski.
- And more…