John Allen Chambers
Address: ***** ******* **** ****, ****** Chapel, FL 33543, USA
SENIOR PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT
Accomplished and meticulous top management construction professional offering extensive experience in managing various
aspects of construction and civil works while supervising projects related to land development for medical centers and shopping
malls. Qualified with Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, showcasing outstanding track record of working for
renowned contracting firms and developing projects right from conception through to completion. Out of the box thinker, well
versed in reviewing project plans, managing budgets, maintaining relations with vendors, scheduling civil engineers, and
preparing materials procurement plans. Extensive experience in negotiating with clients, contractors, and local authorities to
resolve disputes while adhering to assigned budgets and accommodating variances. Highly skilled in managing high end projects
by utilizing strategic insights and sharp planning skills to manage client expectations as well as meet top and bottom line
objectives. Hands on experience in accomplishing assigned work in accordance with established codes and standards while
spearheading multicultural teams and inspiring them towards achieving organizational objectives.
Project Coordination Design Analysis and Improvements Procurement Inventory Control Logistic Management Quality
Assurance and Control Client Relationship Management Payment Approvals and Schedules Regulatory/Building Code
Compliance Manpower Planning Training and Development Effective Reporting and Documentation Payments and
Receipts Subcontractor Management Request for Quotation (RFQ)/Request for Proposal (RFP) Analysis Time/Schedule
Management Project Planning Bids, Estimating, and Contract Negotiation P&L Management Budget Forecasting and
KEY SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Leadership/Training and Development – Hands on experience in leading and ensuring completion of construction work by
coordinating 270 crew members at 68,920 SF South Elgin Dominicks to complete construction in record time of 87 days and
budget of $8.5M; obtained a development project for another three sites. Built $85M 520, 000 SF Deer Grove site for GLP
and acted as general contractor while overseeing performance of 585 crew members; generated profit of $1.5M after taxes
for each of the three partners. Instrumental in coordinating demolition and construction crews (225 people); successfully
completed demolition, addition, and remodeling without interrupting activities of Dominick at a cost of $4.8M.
Project/Site Management – Played an integral role in building office space (60,000 SF) for Sears Logistics within given time
and budget of $1.6M, thus maximizing client satisfaction. Expertise in completing a historical renovation project (180,000
SF) for VSP Corporation in conjunction with 125 demolition crew. Successfully completed paving of 15 acre parking lot with
a crew of 22 members by ensuring relevant cooperation of K 5 Paving, further leading to opening of the lot in a timely
manner with grand opening. Qualified and compared bids for GLP on projects ranging from 220K SF to 520K SF to avoid cost
overruns of $50K to $300K. Simultaneously managed work of two shopping malls while balancing schedules without crew
Health, Safety, and Environment Regulations – Instrumental in promoting site safety culture and executing projects in line
with the statutory regulations, current standards, and company quality assurance procedures. Successful in resolving a life
threatening situation when front loader hit a high pressure gas line at project site; instructed workers to safely evacuate
project site, thus ensuring no injury with maximum site safety. Completed the project at 219 East Lake Shore Drive while
maintaining safety (no accidents or incidents) throughout the operations.
Business Development/Customer Service/Relationship Management – Identified new customer base and provided
qualified leads for strip mall and outbuildings for GLP Properties. Generated new revenue streams with the Chase Bank,
Wallgreen and Arby’s restaurants. Resolved and responded to customer service requests while supervising performance of
construction crews. Developed and maintained credible relations with Carpentersville village inspectors; obtained required
permission and minimized multiple inspection cost by $5K.
Cost Reduction and Process Improvement – Analyzed white box build out cost for Trammel Crow malls and reduced cost by
$45/SF. Efficiently negotiated cost effective prices with trades on existing Dominicks while ensuring high quality standards
for future projects, thus saving approximately $1.5M. Successfully convinced McDonald Carpentry to work overtime without
any extra pay, thus completing the project on time and saving $20,000. Addressed shortfalls in material takeoffs for General
Homes on five different models from 1800 SF to 2300 SF; eliminated extra costs in time and materials as well as expedited
projects with a saving of $5K to 8K/unit.
Senior Superintendent MCP Partner, Chicago 2010 – 2014
Managed construction activities of 3 subdivisions (Semi customer homes, Multi family homes and Total custom homes)
right from opening, planning and working with architect on designs through to clearing lands, managing all site works and
Assisted in converting 600 apartments into 400 condos while acting as a project manager.
Ensured completion of assigned projects within given time (closing and turnover date) and budget while attaining safety
Senior Superintendent Edge Biometrics, Tacoma, WA 2008 – 2010
Responsible for starting up and directing all aspects of development division for medical imaging and security screening
company with $80M in annual revenues.
Identified areas of improvement as well as established and maintained credible relations with city officials.
Negotiated project cost, developed land and construction budgets while securing tax breaks from city government.
Approached and hired outside firms to conduct demographic studies of each area.
Selected engineering companies to perform soil testing; also provided support to banks in securing 20 year leases from
Presented findings, recommendations, budgets, schedules, and projected profits to board of directors.
Recruited, hired, coordinated, and oversaw superintendents and subcontractors to ensure completion of projects on time
and within budget.
Successfully launched and grew development division and recommended six sites, leading to highly profitable results.
Assisted in raising finance for the projects by negotiating Tax Increment Financing (TIF) with city government.
Senior Superintendent Great Lake Principles, Wheaton, IL 1996 – 2008
Managed all assigned construction projects from conception through completion for startup mall developer previously
affiliated with Trammel Crow.
Conducted meetings with architects and engineers to discuss plans and designs as well as estimated project costs,
performed value engineering of all expenses, prepared and negotiated subcontractor bids, and wrote final contracts.
Oversaw all phases of projects from groundbreaking to final turnover to tenants; also provided on site supervision.
Tracked progress and coordinated subcontractors to ensure completion of projects in a safe and timely manner.
Led inspections and testing, ensured compliance with specifications, and resolved technical problems; also conducted site
visits with tenants to verify completion of all punch list items.
Managed and led construction of Eleven new Dominick Food Stores and remodeling of three store locations.
Directed crews in avoiding major accidents and associated lost time for all projects.
Generated substantial new business from national tenants by building strong relationships and delivering projects ahead of
schedule and under budget.
General Superintendent K&R General Contractors, Chicago, IL 1991 – 1996
General Superintendent Adams Service Company, Lombard, IL 1987 – 1991
Lead Superintendent Davidson Custom Homes, Los Angeles, CA 1984 – 1987
Superintendent General Homes, Houston, TX 1979 – 1984
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Jun 1979
30 Hour OSHA Safety Training
Competent Man for Scaffolding and Confined Spaces
Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Date of Birth: 22nd May, 1954 Nationality: American
Marital Status: Widowed Driver’s License: USA (FL)
References available on request