A custom home building job supervisor has a tough job …
He/she is the center point for the job – interacting with clients, who may show up at any time and demand attention – architects and designers, who may not always be able to supply the information needed in a timely fashion – trade specialists, who are typically independent small businesses – employees, sometimes late, careless or not alert to the needs of the job.
Some words to live by ….
honesty is a good policy
TCB “Take care of business” Elvis and his guys used this !
say what you mean – do what you say
construction isn’t perfect don’t expect …
– the plans to be correct
– the client to make up their mind
– the trade specialist to show up
– the delivery to be right
– the inspector to know the code
dress nicely – no shorts – don’t make a statement
it’s about the client not you
never tell the client – “it’s not possible”
never talk about another job – right now this is the only job!
be on time
expect to be the first on the job and the last off
document – document – document
photo – photo – photo
measure once, twice, three times or more, you are responsible
be friendly respectful and firm
don’t indulge in negative talk – it breeds
go the extra mile
plan ahead – you need to be three months ahead of everyone else
plan next week’s most important goals
work your plan every day
review your plan every week
help others plan ahead – this is your job !
be especially alert at the important phase changes of the job
– ground work to foundations
– foundations to framing
– dry in
wrap up strong
learn from every job and remember
you are ..
– a leader
– an inspirationist
– a mentor
– a source of knowledge
This is a tough job – do it well.