Subcontrators Participate in Pull Planning

what makes it Lean? Think. Plan. Build.

The core focus of Lean is to produce value without generating waste. In GLY’s hands, it’s a powerful project delivery model that embraces close coordination and accountability among all project team members and stakeholders. Lean practices are integrated throughout our company as well, and we are an industry resource for Lean knowledge and education through organizations such as AGC and AIA.


lean project delivery benefits clients by engaging design and subcontractor teams to find ways of saving time and cost, and execute higher quality. Lean discipline helps us get it right the first time in a less stressful environment, and is proven to eliminate excessive rework, repricing, and of course, change orders.


On one project alone, the Group Health Cooperative Puyallup Clinic, Lean efforts resulted in turning the building over 72 days ahead of the Owner’s goal, with equivalent money savings.


lean operations save time + money by giving renewed energy and purpose to the way we do business. All departments at GLY implement 5S Principles [Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain] to continuously improve processes, reduce natural resource consumption, and remove daily frustrations that come from inefficient practices.


lean culture is sustainable because it adds value, seeks to protect our natural resources, and helps build strong communities – all of which are essential to a robust economy. Tracking results and implementing adjustments helps us continually innovate and improve.

The practical application of Lean processes allowed for greater coordination with all of the trades. The RFIs are a small fraction of what is typically seen thanks to open lines of communication and a strong sense of accountability for timely decisions.