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A Building with a Mission

Posted on December 25, 2017

By Peter Szotkowski, Director of Business Development Vogel Bros. Building Co.’s mission is to continually improve our services in order to enhance the lives of the people in the communities we serve. This mantra was ever present this past year as we planned and built our new 13,400 square foot Madison office building. Not only [...]

Servant Leadership and Lean Construction: Respect for the Worker

Posted on December 18, 2017

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development As I travel down the parallel paths of Lean Construction and Servant Leadership, I continue to find synergies between both approaches to leadership. The primary synergy is the respect for the worker. Many models of management in use are based on top-down theory, where the supervisor is in [...]

Servant Leadership and Lean Construction

Posted on October 30, 2017

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development After 20 years of work in construction operations, I was in a quandary: how do I get more joy out of my work? I had an excellent reputation as a project manager. My projects were on time, of the highest quality, and with exceptional customer satisfaction. I also [...]

Words Have Influence

Posted on July 31, 2017

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development Vogel Bros. Building Co.’s safety program starts with the foundational belief that “all jobsite accidents are preventable.” Our lean approach to safety takes every step into account to reduce wasteful motion which reduces exposure to injury. Another key element of our lean approach to safety is to use [...]

Reduce Waste – Reduce Exposure to Accidents

Posted on April 24, 2017

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development Lean is not only for manufacturing and production. Lean is thinking differently about everything we do. It challenges us to eliminate waste to improve customer value. That value might literally be translated through the cost of the project, or might be figuratively expressed through the values and culture [...]

Staying Lean in 2017

Posted on April 10, 2017

By Peter Vogel, President & CEO Lean principles are most often associated with the manufacturing industry. The concept of lean evolved out of the work of W. Edward Deming following WWII and developed into a systematic method of increasing customer value by eliminating waste. One of the most recognized champions of this process is Toyota [...]