Joseph Thomas Fuhrmann
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Branch Manager - Managed a $3 million plus business that managed the inspection, maintenance and service contracts for Kone Crane customers in the North Texas Region. Responsibilities included managing office financials, building and maintaining client relationships, generating sales, forecasting budgets, managing staff and ensuring projects are delivered to time, quality and budget. Increased sales by 30% by training field personnel to identify sell-on opportunities and expanding the customer base. Achieved 22% profit margin by clearly defining project scope and accurately forecasting budget for staff, equipment and materials. Delivered 90% of projects to time and budget by implementing a random on-site inspection process. Maintained 100% compliance with OSHA regulations both in the office and in the field. Generated monthly financial reports that detailed year-to-date performance and forward-looking forecasts for revenue and operating costs. Ensured technical staff maintained the qualifications and training mandated by the crane industry. Grew the customer base by 10% through competitive pricing and excellence in client service.
Production Manager - Managed all aspects of the planning and delivery of large, complex residential construction projects including permitting, sub-contractor selection, construction, and acquisition of the certificate of occupancy. Completed five diverse communities that included a variety of four story buildings with 32 to 40 family dwellings and two story carriage homes with 6 to 10 units per complex. Achieved two JD Powers Awards for Quality Construction. Trained over 100 superintendents, assistant superintendents, subcontractors and vendors to follow Pulte’s standard operating procedures. Enforced compliance with OSHA regulations resulting in 100% compliance rate and no lost work time. Earned a 60% increase in positive customer surveys by providing accurate and timely communications with the field team members, sales office, purchasing agents and homeowners. Managed project scope and timelines by diligently recoding job change orders, building delays due to plan discrepancies or subcontractor issues as well as weather delays to create an accurate history of each project.
SEDA CUSTOM HOMES
General Foreman - Oversaw the day-to-day management of multiple residential communities by scheduling all trades, verifying budgets, monitoring and communicating progress to homeowners and passing city inspections. Directed start up processes for 5 new residential communities including subcontractor selection, blue print revisions and build time schedules. Completed the construction of over 300 Seda Custom homes, Selected to manage all off site projects which required independent management.
Superintendent - Managed all-aspect of construction for 25 residential homes annually. Responsibilities included managing sub-contractors, interfacing with home-owners, monitoring progress to timeline and budget and ensuring on-site compliance with OSHA regulations. Expedited delivery of Arvida's key residential community by rewriting build schedules and working with the St. John’s County Building officials to expedite permit approval. Achieved 95% on-time deliver by verifying daily progress of each stage of construction. Monitored all change orders to meet homeowners’ expectations and communicated information to the office and field in a timely fashion
Founder/Owner - Successfully owned and operated an independent sub-contracting company that specialized in framing and concrete for residential and commercial construction. Awarded $350,000 annually in contracts with multiple builders due to ability to complete projects on time and within the scope of work. Employed over 35 different tradesmen and maintained a 100% safety record.
NORTH FLORIDA BUIDERS ASSOCIATION APPRENTICE PROGRAM
Interest include hunting, sports fishing and golf.