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Manager Construction

Atlanta, GA
90,000.00 Negotiable
October 04, 2018

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**** ***** **** ***. ***** B, ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA 31522

PHONE 912-***-**** EMAIL



Seeking a challenging position that I can apply my past experience, my education, and my knowledge on successfully managing and assisting an organization of personnel, equipment, and programs such as Civil Engineering Projects ranging from Design, Estimating, Bidding Process, Construction Management, and Inspection.


20 Years of Senior Executive Management Positions with Ashland Petroleum & Construction, Triangle Construction, Seaboard Construction Company, Plant Improvement Company and B/G Joint Water & Sewer Commission.

20 Years Experience with Managing Personnel, Assets, Resources, Estimating, and Budgeting of 3 Multi-Million Dollar Construction Companies.

20 Years Experience in negotiating Contracts, Sub-Contracts, Change Orders, and other Binding Agreements.

20 Years Experience of working with the Georgia Department of Transportation, Local Governments, State Government, Federal Government, and within the Commercial and Private Markets.

20 Years experience with installing sewer and water systems within southeast Georgia and South Carolina.

20 Years Experience with managing and maintaining Heavy Construction Equipment and Fleets of Vehicles.

20 Years Experience with working with multiple engineering companies on Value Engineering and Design Build Projects.

20 Years Experience managing civil construction companies with over 300 employees.

15 Years experience with bidding and constructing civil construction projects of Heavy Highway and Site work as well as Sewer and Water Projects for the City of Savannah, Brunswick, Jacksonville, Chatham & Glynn County and the I-95 / I-16 Corridors.

16 years of possessing a Utility Managers License with the State of Georgia.

9 Year Member of the Brunswick / Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce serving as Chairman (2009-2010), Internal Affairs, Industrial Affairs, Building Committee, Alfred W. Jones Award Selection Committee, and Executive Board Member.

9 Year Civic Duty as a Committee Member of the SGHS Sidney Lanier Bridge Run.

5 Years as a Georgia Department of Transportation Contractors Relation Committee Member.

4 Year Member of the McIntosh Chamber of Commerce.

4 Years Selection Committee and Founder of the Shepherd Center Community Service Award (Glynn County Annual Achievement Award).

3 Year member of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce.

Worked with FIU and John Guttman Engineering of Miami on developing a waste water system for disposing waste water and the treatment of BOD’s for a large Winery & Brewery in South Florida.

15 Plus years experience working with Land Developers for both commercial and residential: Landmar, Blue/Green Communities, Mercedes Benz, Sea Island Company, Frederica Township (Wayne Huizenga), Home Depot, Walmart Super-centers.

20 Plus years experience with Heavy Highway and Civil Site Work: GDOT, FDOT, SCDOT, Savannah International Airport, Brunswick Airport, SSI Airport, NAS Jax, Kings-bay Naval Base, Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Stewart Army Base, Paris Island SC, and Georgia Ports Authority, CSX, and Norfolk Souther Railways

20 Plus years heavy highway experience: I-95 (GA,FL,SC). I-16, Truman Parkway, Eisenhower Parkway, Lyons Parkway, Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, GA SR-341, SR-84, Sidney Lanier Bridge. (Full List of Projects on Request)

20 years Association Memberships: National Asphalt Producers Association, Georgia Highway Contractors Association, Georgia Crushed Aggregate Association, Georgia Section of American Society of Civil Engineers, Georgia Chamber of Commerce


Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)

Microsoft Project / Primavera / HCSS Heavy Job

HCSS Heavy Bid / Timberline (Sage) / Viewpoint


JD Edwards Accounting Software

GIS (Drainage, Property, Sewer, Water, ROW)

GDOT/FDOT/SCDOT Electronic Bidding programs


2016 – Present General Contractor and Home Builder

Stephen B.Cookson Waverly, GA

General Contractor & Construction Manager

2014 – 2016 Brunswick/Glynn Joint Water & Sewer Commission

Executive Director & CEO

2013 - 2014 Schnebly Redlands Winery & Brewery Miami, FL

General Manager

2001 – 2013 Seaboard Construction Company Brunswick, GA

President & CEO

2001- 2013 Plant Improvement Company Atlanta, GA

Vice President

1999-2001 US Army Aviation Command Fort Rucker, AL

Commissioned Chief Warrant Officer 3 & Aviation Instructor Pilot

1992-1999 Ashland Petroleum & Construction Savannah, GA

Branch Manager, Area Manager

1985-1992 United States Army Aviation Command Fort Rucker, AL

Commissioned Chief Warrant Officer 3 & Aviation Instructor Pilot


1981 Albion High School Albion, NE

High School Diploma

1981-1985 University of Nebraska, Lincoln Lincoln, NE

Bachelor of Science (Construction Management)

1985 United States Army Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Basic Training & Engineering School


1999-2001 United States Army Aviation Command Fort Rucker, AL

Warrant Officer & Aviation Training

Commissioned Warrant Officer (Medically Discharged at the rank of CW3

Aviator Qualifications In: UH-1 Huey, AH-1 Cobra, AH-64 Apache, FAA Instrument Certification, Night Vision Goggle Flight, Forward Looking Infra Red Flight (FLIR), Instructor Pilot in AH-1 & AH-64, Night Vision Flight Instructor, US Army Hazardous Material Certification, US Army Safety Officers Course, General Aviation Studies, Aerodynamics General & Advance Studies, Continuing education courses with University of Maryland and Kansas State University in General Studies


Congressman Buddy Carter 229-***-****

United States Congressman

Rep. Don Hogan 912-***-****

Georgia State Representative

Sen. William Ligon Jr. 912-***-****

Attorney and Georgia State Senator

Woody Woodside 912-***-****

President of the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce

Bill Dawson 912-***-****

Georgia Ports Authority

General Manager for Brunswick / Bainbridge GA

Timothy L. Heilmeier P.E. 770-***-****

HNTB Architects, Engineers, & Planners

Vice President / Division Operations Officer

Col. Thomas Boland 803-***-****

Former B/G JWSC Commission Chairman

Todd Kline P.E. 912-***-****

Director of Engineering / Senior Engineer

Brunswick/Glynn Joint Water & Sewer Commission

Thomas Moreland 678-***-****

Former GDOT Commissioner

President & Founder of Moreland Altobelli Associates, Inc.

David J. Mollering 770-***-****

Executive Director of Georgia Highway Contractors Association

Travis Miller 706-***-****

President – Georgia Crushed Aggregate Association

Vice President of Martin Marietta Aggregates

James Shepherd 404-***-****

Chairman & Treasure of Plant Improvement Company

President, CEO, & Founder of Shepherd Spinal Center

Jeff Kicklighter 912-***-****

President of Seaboard Construction Company

Vice-President Plant Improvement Company

Craig C. Brack 912-***-****

Former & Retired GDOT District Engineer (District Five)

Stephen B. Cookson 912-***-****

President & Owner of Cookson Architectural Roofing Company

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