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Estimator and Project Manager

Los Gatos, CA
September 13, 2019

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Barak Quesada


Superintendent & Construction Manager

Estimator and Construction manager with a 31-year record of success overseeing all commercial phases of multimillion-dollar construction projects for government, state and private-sector clients. Experience includes managing crews of up to 200 in new commercial construction projects, backed by a long-proven history of on-time, on-budget and high-quality project completions. A strong commitment to continual learning and mentoring of others. Key Skills

~Strong Leadership and Training Skills

~Developing New Customer Base while Maintaining Existing Customer Base

~ Value Engineering/ Design Consultation

~ Pre-construction Services/Budgets for Conceptual Designs

~ Development of scopes for bid packages

~ Development of Specifications

~ Contract Negotiation

~ Estimating and Project Management Training/ Onscreen & Quick bid

~ Change Order Management and Negotiation

~ Budgeting & Cost Controls

~ Bidding/Estimating/Proposals for Public Bid, Hard Bid and Negotiated Contracts

~ Scheduling/Subcontractor Supervision/Crew Supervision/Quality Control / 10 Hour OSHA

~ Fluent in English, Spanish and Limited ASL

Employer Summary

Hensel Phelps – Superintendent 1/2019 to present

DEB Construction LLC Superintendent / Project Manager 9/2017 thru 12/2018 KMI – Director of Estimating & Project Management 6/2016 thru 8/2017 Telesis Design Build LLC (Gilroy, CA) — President, Director of Estimating & Project Management, 7/13 thru 2016. Performed all functions listed above and along with manpower management until General Superintendent was hired in June of 2014.

Brady Company Central California (Castroville, CA) — Senior Estimator and Project Manager, 7/12 thru 8/13 Focused on design build projects for state, federal and private sector working with design teams to develop specifications, design, engineering and budgets ranging from 2 to 30 million in drywall, truss, load bearing, lath and plaster scope. Estimated, sold and managed the multi-million-dollar backlog created in the first year. Member of the Brady Company Leadership Committee. Introduced and implemented two of my programs developed in 1993, The Zero Punch List Program and The Productivity Program.

Sears Contract Inc. (Raleigh, NC) — Senior Estimator and Project Manager, 6/07 to 7/12 Developed and expanded strong relationships with Balfour Beatty and Whiting Turner which lead to a 270% increase in sales.

BUDGET ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION (Abilene, TX) — Owner, 2/02 to 6/07 Designed, estimated and managed high end residential and commercial projects consisting of hotels and office buildings. Carpenters Local 217 (San Mateo, CA) —Apprentice, Journeyman, Foreman 09/85 to 2/02 Worked in foreman position for California Drywall, Page Craft Drywall, Custom Drywall, Magnum Drywall and DPR. By May of 1986 at 75% apprentice scale I was allowed to run a 4 story 1.4-million-dollar project at Foothill College. Continued to run multiple projects up to 12 million dollars and managing up to 200 people on one site which was the World Headquarters for Yahoo in Sunnyvale.

Project Highlights

San Jose Interim Terminal $82M

Kaiser IDIQ Projects in San Jose and Milpitas, Ca $12M Wake County Justice Center (2009 to Present) $7M

Successful estimator for Public Bid opening with two separate packages and a combination package. Project Manager for new 15 level construction project. Scope includes metal studs, security plaster, GFRC, door frames, spray foam and paint. Assisted in design improvements which led to 2.3 million in change orders. NCSU Centennial Campus (2012 to present) $6M

Successful estimator for Public Bid opening with three separate packages and a combination package. Project Manager for the new 6 building construction project. Scope includes metal studs, plaster, GFRC, Architectural FRP, Phenolic Panels, Fiber Cement Panels and Trex Decking.

Wallace Creek and MARSOC (2007 to present) $10M

Estimator and Senior Project Manager for multiple building, multiple phase new federal construction project with blast resistant and progressive collapse design.

Other Estimated Projects (2007 to present) $44.1M

Estimated and project managed diverse construction projects including hospitals, labs, universities, fire stations, police stations, federal projects, dorms and new office buildings. Education

Architectural and Mechanical Drawing (1981- 1985) Gilroy High School Drywall Lather Apprenticeship Program –(12/85 – 4/89) Apprenticeship Training Center (Morgan Hill/Hayward) Licenses

CA General Contractor Class B #678691- The Integrator Group - former Sole Proprietor CA Contractors License # 820697 –Cobalt Power Systems- former Responsible Managing Officer

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