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Project Manager

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546, United States
October 04, 2016

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David Berendt Fort Myers, FL 239-***-****

Construction Executive Relocating to Grand Rapids MI

Creative, strategic director of project planning and execution. Proven project leadership. Drives process improvement. Known as a thoughtful, yet driven leader who keeps an eye on the big picture while tending to details. Strong analytical, detail design, value engineering, process improvement, decision-making and project management skills. Manages self-performing trades and sub-contractors. Familiar with all building trades. BS Civil and Environmental Engineering. Competencies:

Risk management. Proficient at identifying project risks and managing complex & difficult projects that others tend to shy away from. Proven project execution results of greater gross profit realized over estimated gross profit.

o$1.2M project with $360k estimated margin. Realized $528k margin upon completion. Managed parallel activities and trades completing project in 12 days for a key account.

Resource management. Increased work crew efficiency and improvements in material management. Resulted in a 16% average gain in project margins.

Team development and work process improvement. Initiated and led cross functional team to improve work flow, tracking, scheduling, and resource prioritization.

oInstituted daily prioritization updates communicated to cross-functional stakeholders. Functional roles that that had been working in “silos” now function as a team. Able to manage a 60% gain in projects without increasing office compliment.

Professional Experience

February 2016 - Present Advanced Roofing and Sheet Metal, Fort Myers, FL

Senior Project Manager

Leads project management team in managing the performance of construction projects. Includes administering contracts and subcontracts, from post-award, preconstruction, execution and closeout activities. Reports to the CEO.

Approximately 30 concurrent projects up to $1M. Manages scope changes and contingency plans.

$22 M revenue in 2016 is 60% growth over 2015.

Manages all aspects of projects from award through closeout. Provides administrative leadership and coordination. Collaborates with sales, procurement and production.

Oversees project engineering and permitting, submittals, shop drawings, document alignment.

Plans, schedules and tracks project milestones, schedule and budget.

Advises CEO on team development, equipment acquisition, process improvement.

June 2013 - January 2016 Meade Construction, Inc., Fort Myers, FL

Director Operations

Established new operating division. Determined P&L targets, equipment and staffing requirements. Initiated, developed, and managed all aspects of Ohio company expansion into Florida. Reported to CEO.

Building renovation & new construction projects up to $1.2 million.

Achieved net profit in first operating year $1.7 M revenue. Developed business to $4.5 million year two.

Managed the day-to-day operational aspects of projects built with self-performing trades.

Directly managed Field Supervisor, and Office Manager. Indirectly managed crew of 12.

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2011 - 2013 Entrepreneur - Residential Design-Build Renovations, Fort Myers, FL

Property acquisition, renovation, re-sale.

2001 - 2011 Roth Bros., Inc., Youngstown, OH

Project Manager

Oversite of self-performing trade superintendents. Wrote subcontracts and managed subcontractors.

Industrial & commercial project estimating, proposals, contracts, project management.

Responsible for concurrent industrial & commercial renovation projects up to $8 million in multiple states. Reported to EVP Construction.

1998 - 2001 Exxcel Project Management, Inc., Columbus, OH

Design-Build Construction Management

Design-build project projects up to $15 million

Identified manufacturing & distribution facility client needs, proposed solutions, created project budgets, value engineering, collaborated in project strategy, project management. Reported to President.

1980 - 1998 Columbia Gas System, Inc., Columbus, OH

Director Marketing 1991 - 1998

Directed strategies to optimize market share across all market segments.

Led a team of 70+. Managed $12M O&M. Reported to President.

Industrial Engineering and Energy Systems Manager 1980-1991

Manufacturing energy strategy, thermal process engineering, energy management

Customer and vendor relations. 12 direct reports.

Skills & Experience

Building Renovation, New Construction, Project Management, Design/Build, Engineering, Estimating, Proposals, Value Engineering, Preconstruction, Scheduling, Sub-Contracts, Detail Design, Shop Drawings, Submittals, Procurement, Operations, Risk Management, Project Execution, Contract Management, Administration, Safety, QA/QC, Cost Control, Pay Apps, AR, P&L, Closeout, Warranty.

Building Trades, Means & Methods, Building Codes, FM, OSHA

Team Leadership and Development, Client and Vendor Relations, Sales, Business Development, Organizational Development, Process Improvement, Performance Metrics

MS Outlook, Project, Word, Excel, Access


Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

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