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About Field Training Service

Tim Faller was a custom homebuilder and remodeler in Thomasville, Georgia before joining the team at Hopkins and Porter Construction as a Lead Carpenter in June of 1988. In 1989 he was asked to be the Production Manager overseeing a field staff of Lead Carpenters and helpers that fluctuated from 15 to 7. In 1994 Tim helped begin the New Homes division of Hopkins and Porter and until June of 2000 worked as the Vice President for New Homes.

Tim developed a training seminar for Lead Carpenters through the local NARI association that later became the basis for the NARI Certified Lead Carpenter Program. He has spoken extensively at seminars and trade shows across the country and in Canada, including The Remodelers Show, JLCLive, local NARI and Remodelers Council  meetings, and The Ontario Home Builders Association’s Builder and Renovators Forum.

In December of 1998 he published a book through the Journal of Light Construction called The Lead Carpenter Handbook, The Complete Hands-On Guide to Successful Job-Site Management. 

In August of 1999, Tim formed Field Training Services, a firm committed to training production staff in good job site management, helping companies develop training programs for their field staff, and assisting companies with their production systems.

Qualified Remodeler Magazine, July 2005, chose Tim as one of the top 15 innovators in the industry over the last 30 years for his work advancing the Lead Carpenter System. In July of 2007, Tim and 3 others, were asked to speak at the very first Remodelling Conference in Canberra, Australia, an event that was the forum for announcing the formation of a professional trade organization specifically for Remodellers in Australia.

While speaking and consulting extensively, Tim has developed a human resource system for remodelers, a series of checklists used for sub contractors management and quality control, and an eleven CD training set for Lead Carpenters. All available through his web site, www.leadcarpenter.com.

In 2009 Tim formed FalCon Remodeling and Handyman in Westerly Rhode Island. Along with consulting and training he now spends time working in the field practicing what he preaches!