Scott Sedam

President @ TrueNorth Development

Scott Sedam is President of TrueNorth Development, an internationally known consulting and training firm focused exclusively on the building industry, and a contributing editor for ProBuilder Magazine. Now in its 25th year, TrueNorth conducts consulting projects and training workshops with more than 250 homebuilder, supplier, and trade clients. TrueNorth’s LeanBuilding™ processes have saved clients more than $500 million, demonstrating clearly how to improve product and process, while enhancing builder, supplier, and trade relationships. Scott serves as contributing editor for Professional Builder Magazine, where his monthly column has received multiple writing awards over its 25-year run. He is a passionate advocate of the application of Lean Methods as the one way to reduce cost without the collateral damage that inhibits long-term growth and success. Scott is the longest-serving examiner for the National Housing Quality Award, a past examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Home Building Institute (HBI) that is leading the way toward rebuilding the American trade base. Most recently, Scott has been consulting on onsite vs. offsite construction methods with both builders and suppliers.