Forrest E. Ebbs
Operations Manager Project Manager
Solution-focused construction project management professional with 20+ years of experience that includes large-scale commercial construction operations and project oversight. Versed in leading and directing employees and contractors in planning and execution of projects, with focus on on-time and under-budget completion. Skilled in resolving project obstacles and getting problematic and take-over projects and business operations back on track. Expertise includes overseeing major capital projects and ensuring adherence to architectural and engineering requirements. Former US Marine, received honorable discharge.
Document / Plan Interpretation
Scope of Work
Submittal / Shop Drawings
OST/ Quick Bid
MS Word / MS Excel
Knowledgeable of construction management, general contracting, and quality control concepts involving commercial drywall, framing, fireproofing, plaster and insulation. Ensure adherence to design requirements and applicable codes.
Coordinate and ensure project success in areas of establishing budgets, budget adherence, safety, time scheduling, risk management, work quality, project work plan establishment, and progress tracking against goals.
Trained to estimate and manage construction projects of all sizes from conceptual design through completion.
DMS Interiors Inc.-West Palm Beach, Fl March 2018- September 2019
Responsibilities included training 6 new project managers, implementing best means and methods as this is a new company. Coordinated with our customers, vendors and work force that are in California.
TruTeam – Dublin, CA November 2015-November 2017
Commercial Manager / Business Development Manager, Western Region
Managed 20 direct and 75 indirect reports in winning new business and exploring new avenues of business. Accountable for financial management of projects. Assembled bids for new work and negotiated contracts.
Lead office rank went from #120 (of 190) to #1 within 6 months
Standard Drywall – Fremont, CA December 2013-December 2014
Vice President of Operations
Started up and opened Northern California office, which included executing lease for office space, hiring staff, developing operational procedures.
Played key role in company securing $30 million in backlog in framing and drywall.
Analyzed market and made long-range projections regarding potential projects
KHS&S – Anaheim, CA December 2012-December 2013
Director of Estimating
Developed and implemented training program for estimators across Western region consisting of 4 states. Oversaw and reviewed estimates prior to release. Provided instruction on performing estimates and calling in for materials from vendors and suppliers. Developed project reports and maintained critical path project schedules. Hired, trained, and disciplined employees and subcontractors.
Developed pricing models for programs and ensured timely and accurate delivery of client estimates. Ensured integrity of numbers / scope of work.
Superior Wall Systems of Montana – Missoula, MT June 2006-January 2012
President / Director of Operations
Started commercial and residential drywall enterprise employing up to 50 carpenters and finishers. Accountable for day-to-day construction operations, on-site safety, client service, and financial wellness of projects. Managed clients and opportunities in line with strategic goals. Prepared RFP responses and followed up on sales opportunities.
Established financial key performance indicators (KPIs); enabled timely course corrections and provided basis for long and short-term strategic planning.
Developed and improved processes in areas of purchasing, contract negotiation, operational systems, job costing, project management skills training and development, client service initiatives, and safety programs.
Martin Brothers / Macrowall – Gardena, CA April 1980-June 2006
Hired as estimator and eventually advanced to position of ownership, ultimately creating one of the most successful drywall, framing, plaster and fireproofing companies on the west coast
Grew annual revenue from $15 million at time of purchase to $100 million at time of divestiture.
Pepperdine University – Malibu, CA
B.S., Criminal Justice
San Diego State – San Diego, CA
Former Board Member and Labor Negotiating Committee Member
Western Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (WWCCA)