Buy vs. Build

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As prefabrication continues to grow traction, the opportunities to buy versus build components is ever increasing. Today’s contractors can build their own prefabricated components, order from manufacturers, or even order from other contractors who have developed specialty services. Join us as we explore the ROI of buying versus building and discuss the considerations we must explore when pursuing this strategy.


  • Perry Thompson

    Perry Thompson

    Parsons Electric

    Perry is Lean Executive Director at Parsons Electric. Perry’s interest in construction began with his family’s tradition of construction in carpentry and masonry fields. Perry served honorably in the United States Air Force. Following the service, he spent many years earning degrees in the technologies industry until he joined Parsons and began his electrical construction career where he has served for the last twenty years. Perry has held positions of increasing responsibility including estimator, project manager, senior project manager, and division manager of Parsons’ Southwest Office in Phoenix, AZ. He then returned home as Construction Executive. They promoted him in April 2015 to Lean Executive Director and joined the senior management team in 2016. Perry is a certified instructor for Lean Construction Institute (LCI), served (s) on the LCI education board, and is a certified instructor for Jeff Liker’s Lean Leadership Institute (LLI). He has certified hundreds of lean students in the Parson’s Black Belt program, developed by Perry and LLI, to achieve the corporate goal of becoming a “Lean Ready” trade partner.

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