Published in CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS OWNER AUGUST 2018 | ASK THE EXPERTS
How has your leadership role developed in managing incoming generations?
Lewis Builders Inc.’s Carmel, California, location and proximity to Silicon Valley inspires us to stay ahead of the trends affecting our workplace and the homes we work on. Our four-member executive team (median age of 39) shares the belief that we must continually innovate and support progressive trends so that we continue to attract incoming generations (both employees and clients). So, we are intentional about several things:
• Remote work—We support two of our designers and our CFO to work remotely at least 50 percent of the time.
• Cloud-based work—CoConstruct’s construction management software allows us to do everything on the cloud, accessible via their mobile app. Other applications, like Expensify, manage our expenses, and soon, a quick response (QR) code app will manage our assets and inventory.
• Progressive and green designs—Universal design, smart home technology and green building are not only attractive to our target clientele, but they also are progressive trends that our team gets excited about.
• Education and development—We send members of our team to key conferences and software education seminars and pair them with experts.