We are passionate about transforming how our built environment is created.  Located throughout the country, we have the expertise and capability to support you, your projects, and your organization as you follow your own lean journey.  Please let us know how we can help.

Gregory A. Howell, P.E., M.S.C.E.

Gregory A. Howell, P.E., M.S.C.E.

Chairman

Gregory A. Howell, P.E. is both a co-founder and President of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), a non-profit organization devoted to research in design and management of production systems in project settings.

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Klaus Lemke

Klaus Lemke

Managing Principal

Klaus is the Managing Principal of LeanProject. His expertise spans all aspects of project design and construction, with a career-long focus on continuous improvement and lean construction.

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Jason Klous

Jason Klous

Principal

Jason is a Principal with LeanProject.  He grew up in the construction industry helping his dad on job sites.  His experience has evolved with all other construction-site positions in between.  His passion is work-site safety and continuous improvement and enjoys teaching and training others. A Construction Management graduate of the University of Minnesota, Jason started […]

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Tom Richert

Tom Richert

Principal

Tom began his work with lean principles in 2000. In addition to using lean approaches on projects he also helped develop and deliver a corporate-wide training program for a large construction management firm. Tom’s lean experience with Linbeck includes projects in New England and California. His work with LeanProject includes coaching project teams in their […]

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John Draper, P.E.

John Draper, P.E.

Associate Principal

As a registered Professional Civil Engineer, John has a strong technical background coupled with leadership, managerial, planning and coaching skills developed and honed during a 22-year career in the US Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps.

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David Long

David Long

Senior Coach

David Long has over 30 years of construction experience including residential, lab, biotech, and health care building. An early adopter of lean construction principles, for the last 10 years he has established lean project teams up to several hundred people for projects and programs up to $2.5 billion U.S. dollars. Currently, a Senior Coach with […]

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Susan Pratt

Susan Pratt

Senior Coach

Susan Pratt is a Lean Coach with LeanProject. She is also a licensed architect in California and Colorado, and has worked in the design and construction industry since her first job in 1991 designing schools and multi-family housing in Switzerland.

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Paz Arroyo

Paz Arroyo

Senior Coach

Paz Arroyo is a Senior Coach with LeanProject. She holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. She has expertise on both implementing and researching the Choosing By a Advantages (CBA) decision-making system, Last Planner System (LPS), and Lean Project Delivery. She also holds a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Catholic University […]

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Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith

Administrative Coordinator

Based in our Minneapolis headquarters, Suzanne takes care of the bookkeeping and administrative functions for the company. Her helpful attitude and collaborative approach make her an asset to our customers as well the entire LeanProject team.

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