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Project Manager Construction

West Olive, Michigan, 49460, United States
October 14, 2016

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Bryant Eckert

West Olive, MI *****



Construction Project Management professional, offering experience in commercial and retail construction. Recognized for communications skills while managing cross-functional teams. Routinely directs multiple simultaneous projects toward on time & within budget completion. Proven ability to develop vendor relationships, negotiate contracts and reduce costs through value engineering. Leads with both analytical and creative solutions to problem solving. History of steadfast dependability and dedication to attain organizational goals.


Strategic & Analytical

Problem Solver

Team Builder

Cost Controller

Focused & Decisive


Organized & Thorough



Pinnacle Realty Services, Grand Rapids, MI 2014 - 2016

Exclusive Builder & Developer for Gordon Food Services

Construction Project Manager

Managed construction of industrial/commercial/retail projects, including; distribution center expansion and new stores in Gordon Food Services (10) state distribution network. Oversaw construction process as liaison between field operations and Gordon Food Service team. Drove projects from concept through execution to attain on time and within budget completion.

Managed the construction and procurement/delivery of owner supplied equipment for 45,000 sq. ft. food distribution center expansion in Taunton, MA with budget of $11 million.

Managed the construction of new concept Gordon Restaurant Market Stores in Buffalo, NY and Chicago, IL with total scope exceeding 70,000 sq. ft. and budget of $6.8 million.

Coordinated purchase and delivery of Owner Supplied equipment to meet project critical path.

Directed architects, engineers, general contractors and vendors to meet Gordon Food Services specifications and quality standards.

Interfaced in development of Gordon Restaurant Market new store concepts with internal Merchandising and Operations teams to develop strategy and plans for design and construction.

Gordon Food Services, Grand Rapids, MI 2003 - 2014

Wholesale & Retail Food Supplier and Distributor

Construction Project Manager

Managed the construction of multiple simultaneous ground up and previously owned building renovations for commercial/retail grocery stores in Gordon Food Service’s supply chain network. Drove projects from concept and planning through execution to on time and within budget completion.

Managed construction of over (70) GFS Marketplace grocery stores throughout (10) state distribution network with responsibility for spending approvals and budget control of projects averaging $1.5 million and total volume of $105 million.

Managed purchase and coordinated strategic delivery of all owner supplied equipment and services associated with construction averaging $650,000 per project and total volume of over $45 million.

Managed construction bidding process through qualification, proposal analysis and negotiations through AIA contract preparation.

Oversaw architectural, civil and MEP design and engineering plan reviews to provide consistency and confirm adherence to specifications from concept to turnover.

Led weekly project meetings providing forum for problem solving and decision making.

Performed site visits to review progress, quality, construction details and job site management.

Interfaced with local municipalities and agencies for permitting and licensing. Coordinated activities to insure timely installations of utilities and worked closely with contractors, AHJ’s and inspectors to acquire Certificates of Occupancy.

Haworth Inc., Holland, MI 1985 - 2001

Leading Office Furniture Manufacturer

Senior Project Manager

Managed design and construction of interior buildouts and renovations throughout global facilities network, including; showrooms, sales offices, corporate facilities renovations and distribution centers.

Implemented facilities construction plans in support of National Sales & Marketing initiatives which contributed to sales growth from $350,000 to $2 Billion.

Managed Design Resource Center interior design team responsible for product designs, space planning and specifications for installation in network of (25) showrooms and sales offices containing inventories exceeding $2.5 million.

Coordinated installation of communications and audio visual media for Sales Support team.

Interfaced with Marketing & Sales teams to develop strategies for product display & function.


Masters of Business Administration: Grand Valley State University ….. Allendale, MI

Bachelor of Science: Construction Management : Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN


Effective Negotiating Karrass

Project Management ….. Gordon Food Services Strategic Project Management Group

Contract Law Gordon Food Services Legal Services

Leader Effectiveness ….. Gordon Food Services Training Department

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