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Sales Customer Service

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
October 13, 2016

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Archie Knight

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Orange Park, FL ****7

Mobile: 904-***-****



American Homes 4 Rent

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Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Re: Property Management Jacksonville/Northeast Florida Region

Please accept my resume for the position of Property Management as per posting September 19, 2016.

I’m a self-motivated and determined with 30 years of experience in ownership, leadership in sales oriented businesses. My leadership, reliability, devotedness, and problem-solving skills, joined with my vast and broad range experience background makes me a great team leader and valuable employee. I have a variety of skills and understanding allowing for organizing, gain control and build moving forward of company expectations business plans.

My zeal, reliability, and problem-solving skills will ensure all work that is done, to be of the highest standard possible and is completed accurately. My leadership and communication skills bring a positive attitude to the work environment enabling to be an excellent communicator with company and competing agents, colleagues, as well as our agent’s customer base.

I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with American Homes 4 Rent Jacksonville Region because I’ve appreciated and admired this company’s growth business model since first being introduced to me by a couple of investors I work with who also subcontract renovating your homes after purchase in preparation to become a rental income earning property. My attached resume demonstrates my ability in a way that is well-matched to this job.

I look forward further discussing my application with you and how I can help in the influence and contribution to your company’s success.

Yours Sincerely,

Archie Knight

James Archie Knight, Jr

549 Morgan St

Orange Park, Florida 32073


Summary of Qualifications

Owner/Vice President with 30 years experience in construction, construction sales, market, development, installed products and customer service


Owner/Vice President Premier Windows and Cabinets, LLC, April 1996-June 2007

An $11 million plus annual privately held company serving the Northeast Florida area construction industry

Owner of ARC Homes of Florida, LLC Home Builder 2004-present

Broker and Sales Associate resale and new construction sales 2010-present

Broker/Sales Associate, Jacksonville, Florida, 2010-present

Resale and new construction sales representing both the seller and buyer market share. Diversified in sales of large parcel timber/farm, waterfront, bank- owned, and short sale properties. Vast knowledge of property background review through local public records, building dept., health dept., land feasibility, water rights including dock permitting both State and Federal level. Proactive problem solving to the transaction, assurance for maintaining proper dialogue to resolve issues remain on track to contract timeline set forth to bring both parties to close as scheduled. Facilitate first time home buyers through the transaction purchase, and responsibility of home ownership after the sale. Design sales for print and intranet marketing for seller customer base. Certification received as a specialist with multiple relocation companies, REO, and Investment as well. Recipient of the presidential, multi-million dollar club and multi-months recognition awards.

Owner/Vice President, Jacksonville, Florida, 1996-2007

A new company (Premier Windows and Cabinets, LLC) was formulated from both local and national home builder relationships established over numerous years of dedicated service. Successfully managed sales and grew in volume starting from the first year gross sales ending at $1.9m to $11.2m

year ending 2006. The company gross profit margin increased exponentially by expanding the client base and controlling both direct and indirect costs. Notably managed the collection of account receivables and inventory control, this enabled company inventory to turn up to 20-24 times annually, thus allowing operational cash flow to stay constant. Implemented company business plans for long term growth sales growth which was surpassed by 40 percent.

Directed and reviewed the purchase of products represented by the company. Negotiated pricing structures for vendors conducting business with enabling the terms of pricing for long term budgeting. These terms may pass through to company customer base allowing for an additional discount for their base building budget of each floor plan.

At inception, the business started with 12 employees which grew to an additional 50-75 inclusive of subcontractor installation crews. Administered company sales, mid-management, clerical, warehouse employees including subcontractor installation crews along with processing the weekly payroll for all employees. Oversight of weekly sales meeting, monthly motivational and toolbox meeting as well.

Created and enacted both a company and OSHA safety regulation compliance booklets for all employees to acknowledge then follow inclusive of company office, warehouse, vehicle usage and jobsite locations.

Formulated the design and operation of company service department to act upon the necessary high demands of production homebuilders and homeowners ensuring the scheduled closing dates were met. Supervised in the purchase and erection of company 20,000 square foot building to facilitate the ongoing business and future growth as well. Assisted in the design/build-out for 3,000 square foot office space including window and cabinet showroom. Directed the warehouse’s set up for inventory storage, staging, and flow/output efficiency for installation crews.

Early Career Positions, 1986-1996

Keller Building Products, Jacksonville, Florida

Davis Windows, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida

Eighty-Four Lumber, Orange Park, Florida


Florida-State Certified Builder – CBC1251953 (July 2004)

Florida-Real Estate Broker Associate – BK3193080 (March 2007)

Lead Base Paint (E.P.A. – R.R.P. Certification) Mandated certification in Renovation, Repair, and Paint (effective April 22, 2010)


Attended Florida Junior College, AA Business Administration, Jacksonville, Florida

Edward H. White High School, Jacksonville, Florida


Lifelong resident of Duval and Clay County

Married 32 years

Son – 27 years of graduate of University of Florida – Architecture Design engaged to be married February 18, 2017

Sacred Heart Catholic, member Fleming Island, Florida

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