Josh Schneider is a member of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI).  LCI’s mission is to transform design and construction through new approaches to project design and delivery. Lean theory, principles and techniques, taken together, provide the foundation for a different, more collaborative, and more effective form of project management. Lean design and construction represents a transformational way to design and build your facility. The Lean approach generates significant improvements in schedule with dramatically reduced waste, particularly on complex, uncertain and quick projects.






Josh Schneider is a LEED Accredited Professional and member of the United States Green Building Council Northern California Chapter.  LEED stands for green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe.  LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.


custom residential homes.  Josh pursued his education in construction earning an AS Degree in Construction & Energy Management from Cabrillo College and a BS Degree in Construction Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


Josh worked as a Senior Project Manager with medium to large commercial general contractors for sixteen years completing many high profile projects.


Having completed over $250 million and 2,000,000 SF of construction projects, Josh excels in managing multiple projects and teams concurrently while maintaining tight deadlines and budgets.  Excellent at identifying and solving a project’s most critical issues, Josh brings high-value to the Owner and End-User of any design or construction project.  Josh has specialized in design/build delivery systems throughout his career and continues to encourage that approach with his current and past clients:


• Driscoll’s, Inc.

• Cumming Corporation/University of California Santa Cruz

• Dientes

• Santa Cruz Community Health

• Seaside Company (Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk)

• Second Harvest Food Bank

• TRC Retail

• Network Appliance

• Polycom

• Palo Alto Medical Foundation

• New Leaf Grocery Stores


Blue Water Construction, Inc. is a licensed General Building Contractor (License #954633).  Josh is a member of the United States Green Building Council and a LEED Accredited Professional.  Josh is also a member of the Lean Construction Institute, has attended many Lean Construction seminars, and a Lean Training Bootcamp.  Josh was a Lean Construction “Champion” and was responsible for implementing Lean systems to improve safety and performance in the field and office.  As author of the article titled “Better Scheduling Reduces Delays”, published by the periodical Modern Contractor Solutions, Josh references the Lean philosophies of Pull Planning.


Joshua Schneider is the President of
Blue Water Construction, Inc.
a turn-key construction management firm. Josh began his construction career at the age of sixteen as a laborer cleaning up job sites and later honed his advanced carpentry skills building