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West Memphis, Arkansas, 72301, United States
April 09, 2018

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William N. Ferguson

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West Memphis, AR



To secure a position in the construction industry, where my knowledge and skills will make a difference in the outcome of the projects where I am involved in their construction. To receive compensation commensurate with my performance.


I joined the labors local in Memphis, TN, advanced to labor foreman, then up to a union carpenter. Most of my early years were mainly spent in the forming and pouring of concrete. I was fortunate enough to be the concrete foreman on Clark Towers in Memphis, TN, a thirty-four-story hi-rise, poured in-place concrete. I was also fortunate to be trained by supers that were World War II, Korean Vets that planned their projects and pushed them to completion by making something happen every day. My project experience includes hard money, time and material, and design and builds construction, with a little construction management thrown in, but to me it’s all good work. I am certified in Red Cross, Safety, and Concrete. While I have not obtained a degree in a discipline, I have found myself in a supervisory, or management positions that must make things happen. Today's projects are not, for the most part, properly designed, therefore, an aggressive RFI, and COR system is needed. The ability to maintain a paper trail, and to track design flaws and project problems until they bear fruit has become one of my strongest traits. EDUCATION:

Overton High School, Memphis, Tennessee, Graduated United States Marine Corps - Honor, Discharge

State Technical Institute, Construction Courses - Graduated State Technical Institute, Construction Management - Graduated University of Tennessee, Real Estate - Graduated


Born in Memphis, Tennessee. Excellent health, single with three grown children and four grandchildren. WORK EXPERIENCE:

May 2016 – Present Dunbar Mechanical Contractor Memphis, TN Project Superintendent, VA Hospital, Memphis, TN

2008 – 2015 Self Employed, Safety and Quality Contractor Performed numerous safety tours, confined space, shutdowns, inspections, etc. Aug 2005 – Jan 2008 S&M and Associates, Inc., Pascagoula, MS Project Superintendent

• Project, take off and estimating

• Sub-contractor negotiations, job buyouts

• Multiple job scheduling and supervision

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• Control job cost, (hard bids)

• Processed job documents

• Direct contact with owners, designers, and inspectors

• Responsible for setting up and staffing projects

• Chaired weekly progress meetings

July 2001 – Aug 2005 Fo Tech Services Inc., Naperville, Illinois Project Manager / Superintendent

• Project, take off and estimating

• Sub-contractor negotiations, job buyouts

• Multiple job scheduling and supervision

• Control job cost, (hard bids)

• Processed job documents, ASI’s, RFI's, COR's

• Direct contact with owners, designers, and inspectors

• Responsible for setting up and staffing projects

• Chaired weekly progress meetings

May 98 - Aug 2001 Tri Tech Management Services, Memphis, Tennessee Senior Project Superintendent / Construction Manager

• Onsite management of a ten-man team for the construction

• Retail, and entertainment mall @ 500,000 square feet, four

• Floors of steel bricks, EFIS. Seventy-six million dollars

• Fast track construction with owner changes at every turn

• Set up and staffed project office, three area supers, one project engineer, secretary, safety manager, one general foreman, and three area foremen

• Daily staff meetings before work began

• Weekly foreman’s meetings, and weekly owners meeting

• Project input as to design hurdles, RFI's, ASI's, COR's

• Implemented plans for traffic control, safety, environmental

• Controlled job direction and daily operations

• Personally, handled job delays, critical paths, and problem Solutions

• Dealt directly with the Fire Marshall, and the Building Department

• Participated in project litigation with owner’s legal team Jan 95 - May 98 Advanced Construction Company, Memphis, Tennessee Superintended, then General Superintendent

• Roughly, thirty million dollars a year, several million in tenant

• Improvements the balance in commercial construction. Ranged

• Retail, wireless, motel, casinos, and general construction.

• As General assisted in bidding and contract negotiations

• Responsible for job logistics and scheduling

• Worked with a staff of two superintendents and three foremen

• Projects ranged from 50 thousand to 5 million

• Owner John Dean retired in 1998


• Motels, Hotels; I have done both new construction and renovation.

• Schools; I have built three new schools and remodeling six.

• Waste Water Treatment Plants; I was a general foreman on one, and later a superintendent on another.

• Apartments; I built a total of three apartment projects, two were three stories.

• Wireless; I have built switches for Sprint, MCI, and Metro Media for a total of seven pops. William N. Ferguson 3 of 3

• Internal Revenue Service; 850,000 Square feet of floor space.

• Civil Construction; Dams, box culverts, curb/gutters, sub-divisions, and utility construction.

• Multi-story; One 34 story, a 28 story, a 12 story, and several 2, 3, and 4 story buildings.

• Medical; One hospital in Jackson, TN.

• Marine water way, concrete structures on Tom Bigby canal. Corps of Engineers project SKILLS:

• Instrumentation

• Drafting

• Blueprint Reading

• Takeoffs

• Scheduling

• Estimating

• Safety

• Training

• Project Management

• Staffing

• Litigation

• Computer Literate



• Wireless Switch, Rosemont, IL. Twenty million, structural steel, brick veneer, 12000sqft.

• Wireless Switch, Chicago, IL. Total gut out and rebuild 7000 sq. ft. seven million, and logistic nightmares.

• Wireless Switch, Naperville, IL. Upgrade on emergency power, and fire protection, ninety-five thousand.

*Fo Tech is in the process of shutting down projects listed above, their primary client Decided to close all Projects until the economic outlook has improved. TRI TECH MANAGEMENT

Peabody Place Entertainment Mall, Memphis, TN., Seventy-six million, four story, steel, brick, Ifis, large center atrium. 500,000 so. Project covered two city blocks. ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION

Baptist Minor Medical, Memphis, TN. Tenant improvements on four different sights, work were performed while offices were open, and required TLC for the client. $520,000 contract

* Note, the other company projects types are listed in resume. WEAVER CONTRUCTION COMPANY

• Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, TN. 1981, Fifteen million, four stories pour in place concrete, brick veneer, total tear out and rebuild on another four story wing.

• Stewart Medical Clinic, Jackson, TN. Four Million, single story, concrete block, with bar joist, and conventional roof. Site concrete on Tom Bigby Waterway

* Note, there were only three general contractors in Jackson at this time and we were Constantly on call at the hospital. We also built other small medical facilities.

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