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Manager Construction

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
January 06, 2018

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Carl R. Waters, Jr.

Wilmington, NC ***** (910) ***-****

Construction Executive

Driving Productivity, Profitability, and Performance by Leading Teams and Utilizing Emerging Technologies

Passionate, self-driven, Commercial/Residential Construction Manager with 32+ years of proficient planning, execution and finalizing of projects. All delivered on time, within budget and effective completion of scope; always with safety in mind. Successful in most, if not all endeavors while increasing customers brand, revenue and maintaining 51% or more in contribution margin. Managed and supervised problem prevention during the project life cycle, while preserving customers; managing portfolios ranging from $250k - $18M. Competent liaison between upper-management,

stakeholders and departmental teams. Possesses effective communication, analytical, coordination and problem-solving skills.

Areas of Expertise:

Construction Construction Management Civil Engineering Change Orders

Contract Management Facilities Management Water Distribution Healthcare Construction Water Distribution

Construction Consulting X-Ray Room Renovations Project Planning Renovation Project Bidding Design Build

Feasibility Studies Stormwater Management Licensed General Contractor Infrastructure Projects

Sr. Project Management Project Estimation Value Engineering Subcontracting

Infrastructure General Contracting Pump Stations Environmental Consulting

Professional Experience

JCW CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC Wilmington, NC 2000-2014 Sept. 2016 to Present


Commercial contracting company performing construction management to engineers and architects on a variety of civil and structural projects ensuring job performance as instructed by each client with documentation for each job. Competitive bidder in the job market for renovation projects as single prime contractor facilitating all facets of construction from ground up to simple renovation projects.

Prime Contractor on multiple x-ray rooms and health care facility renovations around Wilmington including many floor/office remodels at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Wilmington Health Associates 28+ facilities located in and around Wilmington.

Prime Contractor of simple & complex projects at UNCW including the renovation of the Seahawk Grill restaurant, the campus sidewalk and lighting project, the asbestos abatement and renovation in DeLoach Hall-Lecture to name a few.

Prime Contractor of marina facilities & dock renovations on the NC coast

Construction Manager of a 65,000sf 4.8 million addition and renovation to Carolina Beach Police and Municipal Building Complex while allowing Town Hall to remain open to the public.

Construction Manager/Inspector of multiple Waste Water Treatment Plant renovations and expansions, municipality improvements to include water sewer renovations, storm water renovations, sidewalk, curbing and paving upgrades, slip lining of existing sewer lines and manhole rehabilitations, NCDOT road repairs where construction projects were performed.

Construction Executive that negotiated all contracts prior to being awarded as well as primary person responsible for oversight & completion of all contracts per plans & specifications

Held a NC Commercial General Contracting license # 48540

E&S STELL CONTRACTORS INC., Castle Hayne, NC Sept. 2013 to Sept. 2016

General Manager

Metal building contractor-subcontractor, who supplies and erects PEMB, performs ground up construction and design build projects that meet clients' needs.

Surpassed all sales goals through improved communication with existing clients & personally following up ensuring their needs were being met while at the same time expanding client base

Expanded the company from 12 employees to 48

Took control of the fiduciary duties over all accounts, ensured company had adequate cash flow by improving accounts receivables, consolidated accounting in addition to eliminating past debts

Created a consistent standard for the estimating teams to follow allowing for better bid results

Created a cost analysis used to assess crew performance as well as estimating procedures in addition to Implementing a new contract with our clients and subcontractors

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Professional Experience (cont.)

Personally, managed our military clients and supervised/reviewed all paperwork before submitting to our contractors eliminating errors & increasing accuracy resulting in prompt payments

Improved safety and safety paperwork such as AHA, fall protection training, documentation & upgraded safety equipment for employees

Reviewed employees individually giving each positive feedback in addition to areas of improvement

Maintained a presence in the field ensuring company policy was being followed

Created a way to track our bids and projects throughout the company that held the management team accountable as well as allowed the office administrator the ability to see when projects were awarded in real time.

Built up moral throughout the company allowing anyone with an idea or a construction lead to be rewarded, made clear the advancement possibilities in addition to pay raises & bonuses based on a performance reward system.

ENGINEERING SERVICES, PA, Garner, NC Apr. 1996 – Aug. 2009

Construction Manager/Sr. Project Manager/Site Inspector, Client Liaison

Civil Engineering Company servicing municipalities across North Carolina.

Consulted & managed a multitude of projects across the State of NC in all areas of construction

Reviewed all documents from our project management team before submitting reports to each engineer responsible for the design of each project in addition to reporting all findings directly to the principal engineer/owner

Organized, scheduled & conducted construction meetings with contractors, engineering office, town managers, city & state officials and city councils

Construction coordinator & manager of multiple projects in progress that ranged from 1.2 to 18.6 million dollars. Waste water treatment plants, lagoons, water treatment plants, water storage tanks, water & sewer line installations, lift station installations, high velocity well installations, beach erosion refurbishment projects

Responsible for checking all contract documents, shop drawings, RFP, RFI, schedule of values, change orders and red line drawings for accuracy prior to being submitted and approved by resident engineer

Created all punch list items for contractor to complete

Approved or disapproved payment requests from contractors

As quality control inspector ensured that projects were completed on time as per contract, plans, and specifications

STEPHENS & JONES CONSTRUCTION, INC., Wilmington, NC Feb. 1998 – Nov. 2000

Project Manager, Estimator, Business Development

Commercial construction company whose clients were primarily design build with developers, architects and business leaders in and around Wilmington, NC

Participated in preconstruction estimating and design of the renovation work as part of the Design / Build team

Solicited bids, reviewed scopes of work and awarded subcontracts.

Identified and purchased long lead items during the design phase to assure timely delivery and installation

Assisted in coordination of materials to the project sites.

Monitored changes in scope and cost during construction. Issued change orders to existing contracts and issued new contracts and purchase orders as needed as the design was finalized.

Helped grow the company by working directly with developers and architects

Helped to create & implement new company team oriented policies.

Closed out the projects.

VM. C. VICK CONSTRUCTION CO., Wilmington, NC Jan. 1994 – Jan. 1996

Project Manager, Estimator

One of the oldest and most prestigious contracting companies in NC that has trained a great number of NC top general contractors. William C Vick Construction does a variety of construction services from Federal Government contracts, University, State and Local Government contracts, Marine construction and High-Rise Construction. Projects I worked on included Raytheon radar upgrade (NC Coast), Whites Tires Fire Restoration and Construction, Meredith College parking and building renovation, NC State University Housing upgrade renovation, Food lion bid and execution of job from start to finish (Raleigh, NC), Prison facility renovation (Blanch Youth Institute)

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Professional Experience (cont.)

Managed multiple projects at once by way of direct communication and correspondence with the site superintendent, subcontractors, architect and owner

Developed and managed the construction schedule, including any changes due to scope changes or impact by other trades

Prepared RFI (Request for Information) and prepare/process any associated costs for pre-approval

Issued various documents including contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, change orders, pay requests, sworn statements and notice to quit

Monitored project costs against the budget throughout the duration of the job to ensure profit margins were maintained

Reviewed shop drawings/submittals against bid documents and process for approval

Worked with subcontractors and site superintend to identify early any issues that need resolution and communicate these clearly to the owner

Managed the project close out with owner/architect and site superintendent to include; punch lists, inspections, as built drawings and maintenance manual.

KEZA CONSTRUCTION, INC., Raleigh, NC Sep. 1990 – June. 1993

Project Supervisor, Estimator

A commercial construction company started by a painting contractor and a residential home builder. They formed as a team to service a large client in Research Triangle Park named Northern Telecom at the time until they changed their name to Nortel a few years later.

Responsible for estimating and management of various project sites.

Duties included job scheduling, negotiating contracts and change orders, project coordination with owners and engineers, monthly billing to owner and controlling job cost.

Within 1st year helped to double sales to the company working directly with the client on multiple site locations.

By the 2nd year helped to establish the company as the number 1 contractor at Northern Telecom and maintained that status in the 3rd year. This was my final turning point from residential to commercial while going to college.

Expanded the company to also include IBM as a client through my contacts and subcontractor relationships.

Responsible for planning, budgeting, overseeing, and documenting all aspects of all work.

RESIDENTIAL CUSTOM HOMES., Raleigh, NC May 1986 – June. 1990

Job Superintendent

Provided supervision over high end custom homes in built Cary, Raleigh, Charlotte, Hillsboro and Chapel Hill, NC.

Responsible for scheduling numerous contractors, maintaining a very tight schedule, overseeing code enforcement in all facets, quality control and customer relations.

Supervised and monitored work of subcontractors to ensure accuracy and completion of work

Reviewed and analyzed homeowner selections to monitor and track budget overages

Arranged and scheduled subcontractors to meet tight schedules

Conducted pre-construction meetings and any necessary meetings with home owners to ensure


Reviewed plans prior to construction for detail and clarification

Education & Course Work Studies

Attended Wake Technical Community College-Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (1991-1993)

Architectural Drafting and Design I, II, III, IV and V: Architectural Equipment I and II:

Architectural materials and Methods I and II:

Site Development & planning

Introduction to CAD

Principles of Surveying, Strength of Materials and History of Architecture.

American Buildings Company, (continuing education metal buildings)-1999- design, estimating and ordering.

High School Diploma-Cary High School, Cary, NC (1987)

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