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Project management, estimating and sales

Chicago, Illinois, United States
November 12, 2018

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Professional Resume

A construction executive with over 20 years of experience. Major strengths include strategic planning, estimating and procurement, cost analysis and control, effective business communications, sales and marketing.

Recent experience

DBM Services, 9850 W 190th Street, Suite A, Mokena, IL, 2013-2018

Estimator, Project Manager

Estimator, purchasing agent, and project manager for this mid-sized carpentry/drywall/general trades contractor. Effective in both hard bid and negotiated work. Client list includes

Turner Construction

Leopardo Construction

Gilbane Building Company

LG Development

W.E. O’Neil

Wright Company

O’Malley construction Company

Self-Employed, Chicago and NYC 2006-2012

Estimating, Project Management, Field Supervision

Worked on a contract short term basis for various clients with whom I had a previous business relationship. Client list includes




Arris Contracting

The Creative Core

Markets Supported were:




oCritical environment

oHigh end residential

Professional Resume, Continued

Detailed Experience

McClier, 401 East Illinois, Chicago, IL 1998-2006

Vice President

Program Manager for Design/Builder’s prestigious Bank account. Additionally, served as project manager, established estimating protocol and procedures, and headed interior estimating for the firm.

Generated GMP budgets on multi-use projects exceeding $40,000,000

Secured and directed architectural efforts

Extensive fast-track experience

Traveled extensively to spearhead firm’s out of town activities

Trained and supervised support personnel

Developed forms fro reporting to senior management and clientele

Developed business opportunities with existing clientele

Handled project from conception to completion

Representative completed projects

oNew York Traders, Reconfiguration of six occupied trading floors valued at $4,500,000, project manager

oCITE, Renovation of the historic Lytton Building, Chicago, IL., $11,000,000, architectural project manager

oSan Francisco Traders, 85,000 SF trading floor with 200,000 SF of related office space, $35,000,000, secured work, program manager, project manager

oTennaco Packaging, Lincolnshire, IL 65,000 Data Center, $9,000,000, program manager, construction project manager

oFour Fast Floors, eight trading floors and 75,000 SF of related offices completed in occupied areas against strict timelines for the Bank of America, $32,000,000, program manager, construction project manager

oComdisco, several projects, disaster recovery sites, 8,000 to 12,000 SF approximately $1,500,000 each, program manager, project manager

oDesigned, and managed McClier office expansion, seven phases in occupied architect office, $2,000,000

Resume, Continued

Oakview Construction, 450 Parkwest, Red Oak, Iowa 1996-1998

Division Manager

Division Manager of ENR top 400 company. Total responsibility for staff and line personnel, procedures, sales, accounting, and finance. Serving a national market specializing in the hospitality industry with an emphasis on national chain restaurants

Recruited, hired, trained and supervised a permanent staff of 20 professionals

Created a pattern of profitable forecasts, and continually improved on projections

Formulated a marketing strategy and implemented sales effort consistent with annual business plan

Instituted quality control procedures to continually improved customer satisfaction

Oversaw construction throughout the United States

Representative completed projects

oRed Lobster Restaurant, Downers Grove, IL, $1,000,000

oTGI Fridays’, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Airport, $850,000

oOlive Garden Restaurant, Janesville, Wisconsin, $1,200,000

oHardee’s Restaurants, several locations, $550,000 each

oRed Lobster Restaurant, Marin County, California, $1,100,000

oCracker Barrel Restaurant, Davenport, Iowa, $1,200,000

DeWindt Corporation, 1130 South Wabash, Chicago, IL 1986-1996

Senior Vice President

Cornerstone executive for mid-sized general contractor. Specialties included tenant improvement, total building renovations, design/build, and special use space. Responsible for estimating, purchasing, and administration

Established corporate policy and philosophy

Responsible for management activities and decisions on both bid and negotiated projects

Responsible for profit or loss

Designed and organized company forms and systems

Extensive experience in hotels, telecommunications, luxury condominiums and landlord tenant projects

Resume, Continued

Representative completed DeWindt projects

oOlympia Center Luxury Condominiums, condo customizations in 292 unit condominium building. Projects ranged from window sill repairs to 4,000 SF full unit development. Total account total, $12,000,000 to $15,000,000

o900 North Michigan, merging of two adjacent apartments into single unit. Five apartments combined approximate value, $$2,500,000

oDallas Plaza Hotel, historic update of Conrad Hilton’s first Hotel. 177 rooms plus public areas and restaurant, $6,000,000

oMayfair Hotel, historic renovation of hotel in downtown St. Louis. 220 rooms, plus public spaces, and landmark restaurant, $9,000,000

oArlington Park Hilton, Arlington Heights, IL, upgrade to hotel bathrooms, public areas and three restaurants. $12,000,000

oEditel Sound Studios, 3,000 SF voice to film recording and production studio, voted “Sound Studio of the Year,” $1,250,000

oFriedman & Koven law offices, Chicago, Il., 60,000 SF $2,000,000

Nico Construction Company, 345 Hudson, NYC, NY 1982-1986

Vice President

Responsible for the estimating and purchasing activities of the New York branch of the nation’s largest renovation contractor

Responsible for profit and loss on $35,000,000 yearly volume

Reverse previous year’s losses and achieved profitable position

Recruited, trained, and administered support staff of 20 FTE

Evaluated and recommended corporate policy

Handled retail, commercial, industrial, banking, and hotel projects

Representative NICO projects

oHines Lumber regional office, 20,000 SF Tenant improvement, $2,000,000

oWest Deutsche Landesbank executive offices, 7,000 SF, $700,000

oCOMEX, phased renovation of trading facility, World Trade Center, NYC, $15,000,000

oTouche Ross, 44,000 SF build-out of advertising agency, NYC, NY, $2,900,000

oDarabyn, 4,000 SF high fashion women’s boutique, NYC, NC, $125,000

oSwiss-Reinsurance, 75,000 SF office space, NYC, NY, $1,200,000

oPromenade Center, Various office installations, 90,000 SF, Atlanta, Georgia, $3,000,000

o310 South Michigan, Chicago, IL, 600,000 SF total building renovation $12,000,000

Resume, Continued

AJ Contracting, 470 Park Avenue South, NYC, NY 1980-1982

Senior Estimator

Provided estimating services for both bid and negotiated projects. Served as project manager on several successful negotiations

Conceptually estimated projects from pre-design meetings through to final documents

Monitored plan development to assure budget compliance

Formulated department procedures and forms

Trained and supervised junior personnel

Oversaw project costs and administration

Representative AJ projects

oWard’s Island Men’s Shelter, NYC, NY, 26,000 SF, $6,000,000

oMorgan Stanley, 100,000 SF corporate office, NYC, NY, $3,000,000

oCadwallader, Wickershan, and Taft, 60,000 SF Law firm, NYC, NY, $2,000,000

oCrocker Bank Regional Office, NYC, NY, 8,000 SF, $400,000

oSunar Furniture Showroom, NYC, NY 8,000 SF, award winning Michael Graves design, $700,000

oVecta Furniture Showroom, NYC, NY, 4,000 SF, $500,000

oUniversity Club, NYC, NY, 20,000 SF improvements in the historic University Club, NYC, NY, $2,000,000

oFeasibility studies for condo conversions at both Hotel Pierre, and Plaza Hotel, NYC, NY, $20,000 fee


University of Notre Dame, BA, Economics

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