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Construction Manager/Project Manager

Houston, Texas, 77098, United States
65k-90k base plus performance bonuses
February 10, 2010
Contact Info:

M. Brian Lawrence

Tel: 910.***.**** Fax: 910.***.**** Email:

**** ******* ******** #**** ******* TX 77098


Seeking employment in the construction industry relating to, but not limited to, general contracting and construction management roles, managing and scheduling of employees and subcontractors, cost estimating and plan take-offs within commercial, residential and industrial applications, utilizing computer programs to track budgets and job progress, and building strong client relationships.


- The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

- Bachelor of Arts, History/Political Science 1996


- Utilization of RS Means CostWorks Building Construction Cost Data, Electrical Cost Data, Concrete and Masonry Cost Data and Plumbing Cost Data

- Expert in utilization, sizing and application of building materials such as wood, concrete, and steel

- Creating Pro-formas for bidding and pricing jobs

- Cost estimating and scheduling

- 13 years experience in the construction industry

- North Carolina Licensed General Contractor (#61141)

- Knowledge of current IBC building codes

- Versed in OSHA requirements

- Superlative communication skills

- Proven Management Skills

- Proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, QuickBooks, Timberline Estimating System

- Unblemished jobsite safety record

- General knowledge of construction practices and processes

- Builder of Award Winning Homes

Lawrence Building and Remodeling, - Houston, TX July 2009-Present


- Mobilized team of subcontractors in restoring homes in Houston Heights

- Used RS Means CostWorks and Xactimate estimating software to effectively bid new projects

- Worked as client liaison to expedite building process and meet budget

- Created custom trim and cabinetry to owner’s specifications

Ocwen Properties March 2009-July 2009

Property Preservation Specialist

- Inspected properties to verify condition and status of potential property foreclosures

- Created detailed reports on assigned properties

- Performed work on properties to lienholders and Ocwen standards

- Maintained assigned properties on a biweekly basis

Lawrence & Daniels, LLC - Kure Beach, NC July 2005-July 2009


- Owned and operated residential construction firm

- Constructed homes from $299k – $500k

- Hired and supervised employees and subcontractors

- Cost estimating and budgeting

- Used RS Means CostWorks cost systems and market data to bid prospective jobs

- Worked closely with consultants to expedite bidding process

- Procured financing for projects

- Managed construction quality control

- Constructed residential projects with revenues over $4 million

- Streamlined operations to build high-quality custom homes at $72 per square foot

- Negotiated fixed costs from vendors and subcontractors

- Constructed homes to withstand 130 mph winds according to IBC

- Coordinated with realtors to expedite closings

- Coordinated with local zoning officials concerning wetland and other environmental issues

The Manning Companies, LLC – Weddington, NC Sept 2003-July 2005

Wilmington NC Division Construction Manager

- Senior Project Manager of construction

- Responsible for bidding prospective projects using cost estimating software

- Used RS Means CostWorks programs to effectively bid projects

- Annual revenues of $6 million+

- Constructed single family residences from $350k – $800k

- Constructed multi-family projects from $600K – over $2 million

- Constructed light commercial facilities such as shopping centers and mixed-use buildings

- Member of management team for mixed-use/ multi-family high-rise development, estimated cost of $88 million

- Hired field and office personnel

- Responsible for cost estimating and budgeting

- Managed construction quality control

- Created website for clients to view progress of homes

- Negotiated pricing terms with vendors and subcontractors

- Developed schedules to promote cost effectiveness and efficiency

- Procured financing for projects through bank and investor contacts

- Developed raw land including water, sewer, utilities and roads

- Represented company during Town Council and Planning and Zoning meetings

- Won 2004 Cape Fear Homebuilders Parade of Homes Blue Ribbon Award at the Tucker’s Square development in Kure Beach, NC

Builders First Source – Wilmington, NC July 2001-September 2003

Outside Sales Representative

- Sold building materials to local and regional contractors.

- Annual sales of $3 million

- Developed unique communication link between contractors in-field, coordinators, and office dispatch to expedite deliveries

84 Lumber Company – Wilmington, NC December 1996-July 2001

Outside Sales Representative/Co-Manager

- Sold building materials to local and regional contractors.

- Annual sales of $4.5 million.

- Responsible for inventory levels

- Hired and managed up to 7 employees

- Won 2000 Norman B. Hardy sales award

- Performed material take-offs for clients


North Carolina General Contractor #61141


Lauren Burns – Client – 713.***.****

Mike Peters – Investor - 919.***.****

Rich McCormick – Mortgage Broker – 910.***.****

Mark Daniels – Business Associate – 910.***.****

Jim Poppa – Vendor – 704.***.****