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Experienced Commercial Estimator

Lockhart, TX, 78644
October 09, 2008

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James Garner

Objective Efficient completion of all tasks assigned through knowledge, ingenuity and hard work.

2006–2008 Jim Connelly Masonry Inc. Austin, TX

Senior Estimator

 Responsible for accurate masonry takeoffs, budgets, and contractor relations through job start for various types

of construction including residential, commercial, and government jobs valued up to $1.5 million.

 Maintain budgets and cost analysis.

 Integral in IT upgrades and maintenance to insure productive operation of office staff.

2004–2006 Viking Construction Inc. Coeur d’Alene, ID

Estimating Manger

 Estimated entire job cost and takeoffs for custom homes valued up to and over $300,000.

 Involved in design, budgeting, contracting, and scheduling of over 1250 custom homes.

 Accountable for all pricing and customer relations from start to customer orientation.

 Installed, operated, and maintained all IT systems essential for estimating, scheduling, cost analysis, customer

database, payroll, and billing.

2002–2004 Concrete Pumping Service Colorado Springs, CO

Concrete Pump Operator

 Responsible for providing safe, dependable and professional placement of materials on jobsite.

 Performed all required maintenance and repairs to machinery including hydraulic operations, welding, and general

automotive repair.

 Installed, operated, and maintained all IT systems essential for payroll, maintenance, and billing.

1992–2001 Summerville Const. Inc. Colorado Springs, CO

Jobsite Supervisor

 Responsible for all material and workforce required for quality installation of various types of custom home

foundations including estimation of materials, scheduling and quality control.

 Scheduled, monitored, and inspected all foundation work from open hole, up to but not including waterproofing;

direct interaction with custom home builders and homeowners.

 Installed, operated, and maintained all IT systems essential for estimating, payroll, and billing.

1987–1992 US Army Ft Hood, TX

Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Operator (88M/77F)

 Responsible for operations, maintenance, and supplies for 1/67 Armored, 1st Cavalry Division and 2/41 Mechanized

Infantry, 2nd Armored Division

 Veteran of Operation Dessert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

 Achieved the rank of Specialist Promotable (E-4P)

 Honorable Discharge


1997–1998 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO

 Primary field of Computer Information Specialist.

 Training in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, with a familiarity of Access

Software Familiarity Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft OneNote, Adobe Acrobat Professional, QuickBooks Professional Contractors Edition, Windows XP, Toolbox 2, and Builder 360.

Familiarity with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, AutoCAD, and Peachtree Accounting.

Interests Computer programming and hardware, kayaking, woodworking, snow sports.

Sample Reference Projects

The following are examples of commercial masonry projects that were awarded based on generated proposals.

Au’ Authum Ki, Inc.

Ft Hood Dining Facility


Austin Canyon Corporation

United Heritage Credit Union Austin


Beck-Reit & Sons Construction

55th Street Condos


Burt Watts Construction

Colvin Automotive Austin


Embree Construction

Chase Bank Bee Caves


Flynn Construction

Austin Children’s Shelter


Mueller Amenity Center


Journeyman Construction

East Metro Park


Ratton Creek Retail


KW Construction

Town Center Medical


Lott Brothers Construction

Seton Medical Center, Hays County


MST Constructors

CFAN Expansion


Pepper Lawson

Brushy Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant


Stokes Construction

New Braunfels Fire Station


Hays County Womens Center


Central Fire Station


Teal Construction

Penske Congress Austin


Tribble and Stephens

University Oaks Shopping Center


Workman Commercial

Capital One Slaughter Austin


Wurzel Builders

Harris Ridge Retail


Wal Mart Expansion #2133


Misc Proposals awaiting owner approval

Killeen Police Station


Center for Lifelong Learning


North Austin Medical Center


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