Senior Estimator and Construction professional within the Acoustical Ceilings market. Deep experience from bottom up including hands-on Journeyman knowledge to Ceiling Division start-up for a 100M+ Drywall Contractor and 9B+ General Contractor. Expert in cost estimating, cost control and project management. Customer-focused and results driven self-starter with a high success rate for solving complex problems; developing and simplifying procedures as well as finding innovative solutions. Adept at leading teams to deliver projects on time from conception to completion. Dedicated to finishing all projects on time, within budget and delivering excellent results.
DPR CONSTRUCTION August 2018 – November 2019
Acoustical/Ceiling Division Senior Estimator:
Established the Acoustical/Ceiling Division for DPR Construction for Southern California region. Worked primarily on negotiated commercial projects within DPR’s core markets and worked closely with architects, engineers, owners, and subcontractors.
Handle projects from first estimate all the way through subcontracts being formalized.
Provide complete project cost evaluation.
Collaborate and passionately advocate for customers, empowering and informing them throughout the project.
Provide innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials.
Prepare detailed conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematics.
Prepare detailed estimates and developed variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout.
Assemble complete presentation-worthy estimate packages that clearly communicated project cost.
Collaborate with project teams to establish the necessary staffing and project requirements.
Utilize expert knowledge and understanding of unit costs and factors that affect construction cost in estimating projects.
Prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages.
Engage and develop business with new and existing customers.
Nevell Group, Inc. Sept. 2014 – June 2018
Ceilings Division Senior Estimator / Project Manager:
Founded the Start-up of the new Ceilings Division for NGI as Senior Estimator and Project Manager for this innovative and fast growing commercial interior and exterior wall system contractor. Specialization in high end work including commercial office buildings, retail, education, and government buildings. Successfully grew NGI Ceilings Division to over $4.5M within two years. Recipient of the WWCCA “Walter F. Pruter 2018 Project of the Year Award” for Edwards Life Science - Acoustical
Oversee all new Ceilings capabilities and complex projects including Wood and Metal ceilings, Tectum panels, Standard Acoustical and Wall panels, Specialty and Insul Quilt.
Hire, train and mentor Ceilings field personnel
Implement all initial internal division policies and communications
Create and track all acoustical budgets, change orders and ROMS in Plexis software
Manage and prepare all aspects of construction project estimating, budgeting and pricing
Maintain a thorough understanding of the projects scope of work, timing, and budget restrictions
Communicate with vendors and clients in both written and oral form
Ensure bidding is on time and within budget
Provide written proposals and presentations on each project
Cochran Interiors, Inc. July 2003 – Sept. 2014
Sept.1996 – July 2003
Orange County/ Riverside Region
Manage projects from $5k to $5M. Managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Work closely with Project Managers, Superintendents, General Contractors, Material Vendors, and Building Code Inspectors.
Estimate using On Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid.
Created acoustical ceiling database in Quick Bid.
Resolve installation issues as it is related to acoustical ceilings and surrounding trades.
Prepare documents for the submittal process including shop drawings, schedule of values and additional literature for a complete package.
Attendance at project meetings requiring BIM involvement.
Create budgets and monitor project cost during construction and post construction.
Maintain valuable relationships with vendors in order to keep competitive environment for maximum savings.
Attend project meetings as required by the general contractor, Architect, and project team to resolve any issues relating to subcontractor scope of work.
Analyze vendor and subcontractor proposals to confirm we had a qualified contractor on specific projects.
Offer value engineering on cost proposals for a more competitive bid.
Value engineer awarded projects in an effort to increase the bottom line profits.
Assist General Contractor and project team with technical and non-technical construction details needed for the aspects of completing the installation of acoustical ceilings and wall panels.
Draft quality control sheets that require contractor to sign off on a complete installation without defects in order to simplify the project punch list and expedite change orders.
ACOUSTICAL MATERIAL SERVICES. Montebello, CA June 2001- July 2003
Responsible for outside sales of construction building materials to general contractors, facilities managers, Schools, Sub Contractors, and Owner Builders.
Serviced existing accounts, obtained orders, and established new accounts by planning / organizing daily work schedule.
Adjust content of sales by studying the type of sales outlet or trade factor.
Focus sales efforts by studying existing and potential volume of customer.
Submits orders by referring to price lists and product literature.
Monitor competition gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products, & merchandising
Recommend changes in products, service, and policy by evaluating results and competitive developments.
Resolve customer complaints by investigating problems; develop solutions; prepare reports; make recommendations to management.
Maintain professional & technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; review professional publications; establish personal networks; participate in professional societies / mixers.
Review historical records by maintaining records on area and customer sales.
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Participate in marketing events such as seminars, trade shows, and telemarketing events.
Follow-up for collection of payment.
Coordinate shipping schedules and delivery of merchandise and services as delegated by the client.
Microsoft Office Suite
Quick Bid, On Screen Takeoff and Plan Grid
OST Bluebeam and Plexis Accounting Software
Pasadena City College - Business Administration, A.A. Degree
Carpenters Local Union 1506 Member - Journeyman Certification and Apprenticeship Completion