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Hey guys I'm Jake

Jake

Hey guys I'm Jake
« on: November 15, 2016, 07:57:06 PM »
Hey guys my name is Jake Lewandowski. I currently run jobs for my family's construction company specializing in structural work, in the Chicagoland area. I look forward to hearing about you guys.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 09:04:36 PM by Jake »
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Re: Hey guys I'am Jake
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 08:35:42 PM »
Jake -- saw your post on the FOG.  Thanks! 

Re: Hey guys I'am Jake
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 03:24:49 PM »
Hi Jake, 
You posted this awhile back, but I just found this forum.  I'm a remodeler in Kansas City and I'm on a quest to find other lean disciples in my industry.  Just curious to know if you are pursuing lean in your business in Chicago?

« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 07:43:09 PM by Jake »

Jake

Re: Hey guys I'am Jake
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 07:43:51 PM »
Hi Jake, 
You posted this awhile back, but I just found this forum.  I'm a remodeler in Kansas City and I'm on a quest to find other lean disciples in my industry.  Just curious to know if you are pursuing lean in your business in Chicago?


It can be a struggle at times I am not going to lie. I really try to eliminate waste.
on site
#1 I try to stay pretty organized,  I don't want guys to struggle finding a specific fastener, or joist hanger, etc...
#2 I try to replicate sites as much as I can, I have been using knack boxes more and more, so all of our core tools are always in the same place. In the past I would only use knaack boxes for security.
#3 Lighting is now a top priority. So is dust collection. Which both are a total win, win.

office side

theres really a just a few things, and I really struggle with them.
#1 standard operating procedures, I really need to get everyone on board with this. I have the guys in field on board. If I need to leave for something and some one in management comes by, theres a high likely hood that they're going to direct the guys to go in a different direction.
so my solution, including the why. Why specific standard operating procedures are important, and what issues where we having that made this procedure valuable enough to include it in a standard operating procedures.
#2 getting engineers, and architects on board.
So historically some one will hand me a print to bid. lets just say its a $50,000 project. but the owner doesn't have a clue what stuff cost and only has $30,000. Sometimes certainly not always, I can do the cost engineering, and work with the engineer, to redesign the project to meet the owners needs. What I am trying to do is come on before any drawing are done. This way the owner gets the right drawings the first time. I am charging for this. Its pretty small fee, I do give it back to the owner if they go with me to do the work.
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