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Journeyman carpenter/ Concrete finisher

Dubuque, Iowa, 52001, United States
January 31, 2018

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Don Freese

Experienced construction professional who is knowledgeable about the tools,materials and methods used in concrete construction. Bringing valuable experience from large commercial projects, heavy highway paving projects, to private residential jobs.

Bellevue, IA 52031


Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Concrete Finisher/Carpenter

Primary Source Construction - Dubuque, IA

April 2015 to Present

: Prepared job site for concrete delivery.

:Ensure grade and depth of concrete was correct with specifications.

:Operated Skid loaders/backhoes digging and leveling ground to meet requirements.

:Experience using many tools (power and hand) to complete the job correctly, on time and safely.

:Constructed and poured foundation walls and footings. roll and stand up curb and gutter. Concrete Finisher/ Maintenance

State of Iowa - Rockwell City, IA

October 2014 to April 2015

: Experience using trowels, bow floats, aluminum screed to level and smooth concrete.

:Mold expansion joints and edges using edging tools and straight edge.

:Install under ground drainage pipe.

: Assisted in Plumbing, electrical and remodeling projects. Concrete Finisher/operator

Doyenne Constructors - Mariah Hill, IN

July 2012 to October 2014

: Assisted in pouring a 'super slab' floor for a sub station at Hoosier Energy Plant. Sullivan Indiana.

: Moved tons of ground with skid loader and back hoe.

: Set up batter boards.

: Assembled cages out of re bar by following blue prints.

: Poured pillars and footings

: Formed, poured and finished concrete.

Concrete Finisher/Laborer

Flynn Paving - Dubuque, IA

March 2010 to June 2012

: Assisted in building a new 4 lane highway, 9 miles long.

: Followed paving machine, finishing concrete with straight edges and bow floats.

: Checked for correct depth on concrete.

: Analyzed the area to determine pitch and water flow patterns.

:Level ground to correct grade.

: Placed re bar where needed.


High school dipolma in General

Dubuque Senior High School - Dubuque, IA

1981 to 1985


:Concrete and carpentry (10+ years), Blueprint Reading (5 years), Heavy equipment operator (7 years), Hand roll curbing (5 years), Works well independently, Power Plant and large Commercial experience, Effective at multitasking, Truck driver (5 years)


First Aid CPR and AED certified through American Heart Association National Career Readiness Certificate

November 2014 to Present

Gold Certificate.

OSHA General Industry Safety and Health/OSHA 10 Card Additional Information

: 10+ years experience in the concrete construction industry.

:Experienced at working under a deadline, extreme weather conditions and with time sensitive materials.

:Motivated, determined and reliable.

:Team player, works well with others.

:Good listener and follows orders/ directions great.

:Knowledgeable in all safety protocols.

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