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Project Manager Construction

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
December 23, 2015

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Superintendent - Estimator - Project Manager - Contract Administrator Business Owner

Summary of Qualifications

More than 20 years of varied construction experience.

Superintendent: residential reconstruction and renovation, and light to heavy industrial buildings.

Estimator: residential, light to heavy industrial, medical, religious.

Project Manager: residential, religious, municipal, industrial.

Contract Administrator: six school projects in SW Florida.

Purchasing Manager: single- and multi-family homes.

Business Owner: understanding the importance of client satisfaction, sense of urgency and meeting projects time and budget restraints.

Professional Background and Accomplishments


Scheduled CPM work sequence, monitored subcontractors, responsible for job site safety, code compliance, job meetings, RFIs, daily logs.

Monitored expenses to ensure they met budget and if not, determined whether it was possible to make up the difference

Tracked the inventory of supplies and materials to guard against loss and to ensure that vital materials were ordered and delivered to meet schedule.

Coordinated the activities of a variety of tradespeople, professionals and laborers, worked closely with the architect or engineer, planned work schedules so that conflicts did not occur, etc.


Prepared detailed cost estimates from $50K to $100M, through manual and on screen takeoff, subcontractor input and historical cost data.

Provided negotiated, hard bid, and time and material estimates for public and private work.

Performed business development along with the President to ensure continued growth.

Worked with architect/engineer to ensure design did not exceed owner’s budget on Design/Build projects.

Established bidder lists and created RFP Solicitations for vendors and subcontractors. Developed scopes of work for subcontractors. Performed scope reviews with bidders. Submitted bids to owners and developers. Transitioned pre-construction information and contracts to Operations and Field Staff.

Project Manager

Commercial, industrial, medical, municipal and residential projects.

oThe DKM Refrigerated – Freezer warehouse was a $110M on time and at budget.

oWilliam Penn Industrial Park with heavy to light industrial buildings was $167M.

Oversaw and directed construction projects from conception to completion. Reviewed the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs. Negotiated terms of agreements, wrote contracts and obtained permits and licenses. Analyzed, managed and mitigated risks. Prepared internal and external reports pertaining to job status. Always met contractual conditions of performance.

Construction Contract Administrator

Elementary school projects in Lee, Charlotte, and Collier counties Florida

oHeights Elementary School $43.5M

oTreeline Elementary School $24.2M

oNeil Armstrong Elementary School $26.8M

oPeace River Elementary School $35.2M

oEast Elementary School $27.5M

Oversaw the preparation and revision of contracts, purchase orders and vendor orders. Handled all the acquisition, distribution and storage of equipment and supplies. Walked site with General Contractor, looking for unsafe practices, unauthorized personnel, product deficiencies, or improper construction means and methods. Ensured that all subcontractors accurately completed and submitted their daily reports and weekly safety meeting minutes. Reviewed and approved pay applications.

Vendor Relations Manager

Single- and multi-family residential homes in planned communities, such as Creekside Community, Oak Harbour, Tortuga, with homes ranging from $250K to in excess of $500K. Identified, recruited and investigated all subcontractors and vendors. Showed creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors and vendors. Reviewed and approved all pay applications for work completed. Worked closely with the VP Purchasing in procuring state of the art material for residential homes.

Employment History

Richard E Stephenson II CM GC, Naples, Florida 08/15 to

Owner / Operator of QPS, Fort Myers, Florida 2010 to 2015

Unemployed to care for a dying parent 2008 to 2010

Reynolds Smith & Hill, Fort Myers, Florida CCA 2006 to 2008

KB Homes, Fort Myers, Florida Vendor Relations 2004 to 2006

Perely Halladay Assoc. Westchester, Pennsylvania PM 1997 to 2004

Ettwein Construction, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Estimator 1987 to 1997


Guilford College, Greensboro NC BS Civil Engineering 1984 to 1987


US Navy Petty Officer (White House staff 1977-1978) 1972 to 1984

Additional Information

Microsoft Office, Excel, Prolog, Timberline, Primavera, MC2, Xactimate

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