Greater Des Moines

Welcome to the LCI Greater Des Moines Community of Practice.  Located in the Greater Des Moines area, our mission is to connect A/E firms, contractors, trade partners, owners, and other stakeholders to transform the design and construction industry through Lean practices.  We are committed to pushing the envelope of what is possible through innovation, continuous learning, and collaboration.  Our ultimate goal is to set the benchmark for project value delivery in our industry. As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we serve as a local extension reaching out to design and construction stakeholders by:

  • Advancing Lean knowledge and understanding
  • Providing academic, applied and experiential learning opportunities that engage members at any point in their development of Lean mastery
  • Building a Lean network to better connect people and ideas

Whether you are new to Lean or you are a seasoned Lean practitioner, our Community of Practice aims at providing you with a dynamic and energizing forum where you will meet like-minded individuals and/or organizations that want to take their value proposition and value delivery to the next level.

With Owners, Architects & Contractors

Your Lean Journey
About Industry Trends & Best Practices

LCI-Greater Des Moines Core Group:
Leader — Larry Cormicle, Cormicle Consulting Services, LLC
— Trevor Otto, JE Dunn Construction
Events Leader
— Jenny Herrera, The Weitz Company
  Liaison - Tonia Householder, Hy-Vee
- Tom Foldes, Bluestone Engineering
Core Group Member
— Roger Cannoy, Interstate Electric
Core Group Member
- Thomas Wright, DIRTT Environmental Services

For questions or comments about this CoP please contact us at LCI Greater Des Moines CoP


The Greater Des Moines Community of Practice meets the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 8:00 AM for Zoom based virtual meetings.  We look forward to returning to live in-person meetings pending the resolution of COVID issues at which time we will begin at 7:30 AM for a meet and greet with the formal meeting beginning at 8:00 AM.


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Local Lean Buzz!

  • Join us in 2021 as we explore several Lean topics from LCI's Lean Learning Series!  These will include What is Lean?, Exploring the 8 Wastes, Last Planner System®, Target Value Delivery and Big Room!
  • Beginning in June, 2021 through November, 2021 we will share Lean project presentations
  • Be sure to connect with us on LinkedIn and check for monthly meeting announcements as they are opened for registration.

LCI Greater Des Moines Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

UPCOMING National LCI Events