Case | HBS Case Collection | March 1990

Lehrer McGovern Bovis, Inc. (Abridged)

by Steven C. Wheelwright

Abstract

Describes the growth of a construction management company and the operating problems it now encounters. Designed to introduce students to the value of competition in the construction industry, to show how the techniques of value analysis can be used to strategic advantage, and to illustrate the strains that growth places on an entrepreneurial and informal operating system. Also raises issues of quality and productivity in a service setting.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Operations; Construction; Growth Management; Quality; Competition; Problems and Challenges; Performance Productivity; Management Analysis, Tools, and Techniques; Construction Industry;

Citation:

Wheelwright, Steven C. "Lehrer McGovern Bovis, Inc. (Abridged)." Harvard Business School Case 690-074, March 1990.