At Bassett Mechanical (Bassett), we know that what we do directly impacts our customers’ success. We are committed to excellence in everything we design, fabricate, install, and service. As a true partner, we strive to continuously improve the way we deliver our solutions so that our customers receive the highest quality product or service time and time again.

At the heart of this promise is our steadfast commitment to continuous improvement and our strategic initiative to integrate digital tools across our operations. These dual efforts led to the creation of the Bassett Transformation Office. This newly formed group brings together our continuous improvement, information technology, business analysts, and training teams under one umbrella to prioritize efforts, allocate resources, and share best practices.

“The formation of the Bassett Transformation Office is a game-changer for our business as it reaffirms our dedication to lean that has been practiced at Bassett since 2006 and demonstrates our commitment to staying ahead of rapidly changing technological advancements,” said Craig Lamers, Chief Financial Officer.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement

This philosophy isn’t just a buzzword but a guiding principle embedded deeply within the organization. It starts with fostering a culture where every associate is encouraged to think critically and innovatively about their work.

Several key pillars drive continuous improvement at Bassett:

  1. Kaizen Philosophy: Inspired by the Japanese management concept of Kaizen, which emphasizes small, incremental changes for ongoing improvement, Bassett encourages its associates to identify bottlenecks, streamline processes, and implement solutions that enhance efficiency without compromising quality.
  2. Data-Driven Decision Making: In an industry where margins for error are slim, we leverage data analytics to gain actionable insights into project performance. Our teams can make informed decisions that optimize workflow and mitigate risks by harnessing real-time data on project timelines, resource allocation, and budgetary constraints.
  3. Empowered Teams: Recognizing that the best ideas often originate from those closest to the work, Bassett empowers its workforce to take ownership of improvement initiatives. Through regular brainstorming sessions, cross-functional collaboration, and feedback mechanisms, associates are encouraged to voice their ideas and see them through to implementation, fostering a sense of ownership and pride.

In addition to continuous improvement, Bassett embraces lean principles to streamline operations and maximize value for its customers by eliminating waste and optimizing workflows.

Bassett’s steadfast commitment to continuous improvement and lean principles drives transformative change in the industries we operate in. By empowering our teams, leveraging data-driven insights, and embracing sustainable practices, they not only build structures but also construct a future where innovation and excellence go hand-in-hand.

Accelerate our Digital Transformation

Recognizing the importance of digital transformation, Bassett has embarked on a strategic initiative to integrate digital tools across our operations. This foundational shift is focused in the following key areas:

  1. Streamlining Project Delivery: Central to Bassett’s transformation was the adoption of prefabrication software that connects Building Information Modeling (BIM), Shop Fabrication, and Field resources. These tools revolutionized project planning, allowing for precise simulations, clash detection, and streamlined collaboration among stakeholders. Real-time data analytics empowers project managers to make informed decisions, enhancing productivity and minimizing delays.
  2. Streamlining Service Delivery: Bassett prides itself on being a top-tier service provider, and the key to maintaining this industry-leading position is ensuring our teams have the tools needed to respond to our customers’ needs. The recent implementation of an enhanced mobile work order solution improves connectivity with service technicians from the field to the back office. This solution also comes with a customer portal giving our customers real-time access to pertinent information on their equipment, particularly those critical to their operations.
  3. Enhancing Client Engagement: Customer satisfaction is a focal point of Bassett’s digital strategy. We enhanced transparency and responsiveness throughout project lifecycles by implementing CRM systems and digital communication platforms.
  4. Empowering the Workforce: Recognizing the pivotal role of skilled labor in our industries, Bassett invests in digital training and upskilling programs. Associates are encouraged to embrace new technologies, which not only elevates operational efficiency but also fosters a culture of continuous learning and innovation.

“As Bassett continues to evolve, our journey of continuous improvement and digital transformation remains dynamic. By embracing emerging technologies, we are poised to unlock new efficiencies and drive innovation, leading to a better customer experience,” said Jerod Steigenberger, President.