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CM Mentors Ep 16 w/ Adam Hoots

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In Episode 16 of The CM Mentors Podcast, Matt Graves and Kyle Grandell chat with Adam Hoots, Lean Construction Shepard at Construction ACHE Solutions and Clemson Professor, in our first YouTube Live Stream experiment.

Thanks to Everyone who showed up and participated! This was a fun one and keep your eye out for more Live Streams to come.

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About Adam:

Adam began his career in the construction industry as a plumber's helper and then as a red-line architect’s helper while attending the University of South Florida. Over the past 20 years, he has steadily advanced his career and has held a variety of roles within the industry. Adam has successfully completed more than $1.5 billion in pre-construction and construction services for a diverse group of industries, including: healthcare, higher education, industrial, life science, retail, and hospitality. Most projects have been in life science and high-tech laboratory construction for clients, such as: Stanford University, Oregon Health Science University, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and the University of Florida (NIMET). A highly technical builder, Adam excels in efficiency, action, visual communication, and continuous improvement using Lean principles. As an avid, life-long learner, Adam has earned numerous credentials. His achievements include Lean Construction Coaching Professional (LCCP), Green Globes Certified, LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction, BCSP STS-C, AGC CM Lean, Takt Master, and Scrum Master. Adam is passionate about elevating and empowering the construction industry partners and those around him. He works hard to drive respect to our skilled craft professionals, and intentionally creates environments where capability development and innovation are encouraged.

He serves on several community boards, including Skilled Trades Alliance (, kidSney (, National Kidney Foundation (, RECAB (Regional Education Center for Advisory Board - Greenville, SC) and SC Career Kids ( Adam is proud to continue his service to the construction industry through his coaching business Construction ACHE Solutions, and by teaching Construction Scheduling at Clemson University.

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Be on the lookout for Adam’s new book releasing soon! Here’s a little teaser of the Old Dawg and the Lean Geek: