From Paper to an App: Continuous Improvement in the Age of Technology

Continuous improvement in the age of technology can mean a process leaps from a sheet of paper into the ether with a custom app. After struggling to design and print legible, project-specific crisis management cards for our workers in the field to carry and easily reference, and in a quest to improve our emergency response times and our communications with our team members, we explored several existing tools,... read more

A Look Back, A Look Ahead

I’ve spent the past 32 years of my life with Skiles Group; needless to say, I have seen many different growth phases, but none have compared with what we experienced in 2018. It's been a distinct pleasure to be leading our company through our largest growth phase thus far – and also our most transformative. One of the primary drivers of this most transformation has been our wholesale adoption of Lean. Five... read more

Did Your Last Project Put You in the Doghouse?

Did your last project put you “in the doghouse”? Was your building over-designed? Did you start — and finish — late due to being over budget, or needing to go through multiple value engineering exercises? Did the completed facility not quite meet the needs or expectations of you or your staff? All of the above? Welcome to a majority of the projects delivered in the AEC industry. Construction projects... read more

Join us for Digging Deeper: From the Roots

The Lean Construction Institute's Dallas/Fort Worth Community of Practice will host Digging Deeper: From the Roots, Growing a Holistic Project Team with Lean Tools on February 20th from 4:30-6:30 at TEXO. Three Skiles Group team members — Keyan Zandy, Michael Knapp, and Buddy Brumley — will participate in an interactive panel, alongside Scott Simons from Methodist Health System and Baker Triangle's David... read more

Texas & Louisiana Snapshot: Methodist Richardson Medical Center

ENR Texas & Louisiana recently featured our vertical expansion project with Methodist Richardson Medical Center on their website. The feature includes a direct overhead view of the construction progress shot by Jeff Carrillo. You can view the full feature below, or by visiting their website.  Methodist Richardson Medical Center is in the midst of a $55-million, 103,000-sq-ft vertical expansion that will... read more

Building to Better Serve You

Skiles Group is honored to help Methodist Richardson Medical Center expand to better serve the community. You can read the full article below, and on page 43 of the current issue of Shine Healthy Living Magazine.  In late 2017, Methodist Health System approved a multi-tiered expansion at Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and things are moving along steadily. The seven-story parking garage opened this fall... read more

Skiles Group Honored with Two Safety Awards

In construction, nothing is more important than the safety of our workers, and in recognition of our efforts towards achieving and maintaining safe jobsites we were honored to have been presented with two awards at the TEXO Construction Safety Professional’s Day event, held earlier this month: ABC STEP Diamond Award -- the ABC STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) is a safety benchmarking and improvement... read more

From the Roots: Growing a Holistic Project Team with Lean

We were excited to participate in the 20th LCI Congress in Orlando two weeks ago! A handful of our staff attended, and Keyan Zandy (COO) shared the stage with Methodist Health System’s Jeff Schroder (AVP, PDC) to present “From the Roots: Growing a Holistic Project Team with Lean Tools.” “From the Roots” tells the story of how Lean thinking and Lean tools were deployed in the selection process and early... read more

Top Tech

With the end of the year approaching, COO Keyan Zandy wrote an article for Construction Today's Magazine on how investing in new technologies can improve your firm's efficiency. We invite you to read the article below, and also to access the full issue online. It’s budgeting season, so now’s a great time to think about investing in technology that allows your firm to work more efficiently and... read more

Skiles Group Sponsors Methodist Richardson Medical Center Gala

We're honored to support Methodist Richardson Medical Center's Foundation as the Platinum Sponsor for its annual Yellow & Black Tie Gala on Saturday, Oct. 20th. Our CEO Clay Harrison and his wife, Shelley, are the honorary gala chairs and are looking forward to celebrating with everyone. The gala is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, raising approximately $300,000 each year. All proceeds support... read more