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Plumbing Estimator - Project Manager - Purchasing Agent

Sunrise, Florida, 33322, United States
July 06, 2012

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Extensive experience in estimating, project management, purchasing and administration of plumbing systems and wet pipe heating systems for commercial, residential, multifamily and institutional buildings.

Areas of expertise:

Estimating: Performed takeoffs using computer-based estimating systems for plumbing jobs over eight million dollars and wet pipe heating jobs up to five hundred thousand dollars. Negotiated bids with owners, developers, and general contractors through to finalization of contract.

Project Management: Attended project and design development meetings with general contractors, owners, subcontractors, architects, and engineers. Prepared and processed equipment and material submittals. Performed job closeout.

Purchasing: Solicited quotations through formalization of purchase orders. Negotiated and finalized purchases, providing for the most cost effective pricing for my company. Prepared and tracked purchase orders. Created a computerized inventory system.

Administration: Budgeted expenses to providing TQM. Maintained consistent contact with general contractors, owners, subcontractors, architects, engineers, vendors, and manufacturers. Approved expenditures of committed funds for budgeting and operational expenses.

Professionalism: Knowledgeable, dedicated and versatile person who values teamwork and takes pride in a job well done.


Olympia Plumbing Corp. Miami, Florida 11/1997 to 03/2003 and 02/2004 to 01/2011

Estimator and Project Manager

Performed as the sole company estimator.

Value engineered plumbing systems in high-rise apartment buildings, resulting in savings for both owner/developer and my company.

Negotiated with vendors for best pricing resulting in additional profits for my company.

Maintained close relationships with project estimators and project managers for the betterment of my company.

Ameri-Tech Plumbing Port St. Lucie, Florida 03/2003 to 12/2003

Estimator and Project Manager

Hired to be the Commercial Estimator and grow the Commercial Division.

In the first six months, showed a significant increase in commercial volume.

Negotiated job buyout against job quote for additional profits for my company.

Given the autonomy to bid jobs and negotiate to contract.

Helmke Plumbing Miami, Florida 07/1996 to 08/1997

Estimator and Project Manager

Performed as the sole estimator of the company.

Assumed existing estimate and then project managed Dr. Michael Krop High School (complete new campus).

Negotiated purchases with vendors resulting in significant savings to my company.

Estimated, negotiated and project managed various projects to a final profitable completion.

Western Allied Corp. Santa Fe Springs, California 10/1994 to 02/1996

Purchasing Manager (Job description included Facilities and Fleet Manager)

Negotiated with suppliers for net annual savings to company in excess of 5% of total purchases.

As Facilities Manager, hired new building cleaning service and security alarm service, for total annual savings to company of over $ 12,500.

As Fleet Manager (fleet consisted of over 150 cars and trucks) negotiated purchases of vehicles and oversaw administrative portion of vehicle maintenance.

SA-MEC-CO San Diego, California 10/1992 to 08/1994

Estimator and Project Manager

Performed as the sole estimator of the company.

Bid projects that came to contract, up to $1,150,000.

Estimated, bid and project managed construction of El Centro High School (complete new campus)

Sherwood Mechanical San Diego, California 02/1992 to 10/1992


Trained entry level estimator in estimating and then the use of Estimation, Inc.’s software and hardware.

Estimated jobs up to $7.5 million.

Sam Bloom Plumbers Miami, Florida 02/1964 to 09/1990

President, Estimator, Project Manager and Purchasing Agent

Successfully bid, negotiated and brought to contract, average of $6 to $8M per year annual sales for 8 consecutive years.

Instrumental in design, programming and implementation of a computerized inventory system (approximately 1984).

Licensed Master Plumber and State of Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor.

Completed 5 year Plumbing apprenticeship.


Computer Skills - On screen takeoffs with both Estimation (Logistics) and QuoteExpress; Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Quicken, and Internet proficient

Certified Plumbing Contractor - State of Florida (Not currently active)

Master Plumber – Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Hillsborough Counties, Florida (Not currently active)

Graduate - Plumbers Local Union 519 Apprenticeship (5 year) Program - Miami, Florida

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