Beazer exec forms consulting group

Tony Callahan, the former senior VP national purchasing, planning and design for Beazer Homes, has left the Atlanta-based home-building firm to form his own consulting firm. The Callahan Consulting Group (CCG) specializes in helping building product and residential construction companies lower costs and lead times, while managing risk throughout the supply chain.

At Beazer, Callahan was also responsible for the architectural designs, CAD drawings and standardization initiative. He joined the company from home builder NVR, where he spent six years in the purchasing and materials management arena.

“I have spent a career helping organizations reduce cost, cycle time and risk,” Callahan told Home Channel News. “The fact is our economy is weak, and the home-building industry is struggling. I have always felt like I can make a difference, and I plan to do just that with this new venture. Whether the client is big or small, I want to be there to help any company within the industry gain market share, reduce costs and get through this downturn.”

In addition to supply chain efficiency, CCG also specializes in assistance with putting together an RFI, RFP or RFQ and meeting with suppliers, service providers and operations team to eliminate waste and help drive costs out of the system, Callahan said.