Michael O. Drone
*** ******* ****** ***** *******, TX 77079 713/299-3419
Seeking a position in sales with a real estate investment team.
Career Skills Summary:
Project Manager: Manage all aspects of projects for a metal fabricator by closely working with all departments within the company, the general contractor, the architects and engineers, and the erectors to ensure projects are completed on time, at or under budget, and to the level of quality or customers have become accustomed. Responsibilities include but are not limited to understanding the contract and specifications for each project, reading and interpreting construction documents, purchasing material, reconciling purchases with estimates, attending weekly subcontractor meetings, writing RFIs, issuing change orders as well as auditing all invoices and incoming change orders.
PC and Mac Literate: Skilled in Windows and Mac operating systems, Microsoft Office and their counterparts in Mac. Experienced user of several internet navigational tools and functionality.
Berger Iron Works, 1411 Bonner Street, Houston, TX 77007
2008-- Project Manager (Texas Children’s Neurological Research Institute, Rice University’s James Turrell Skyspace, University of Houston Energy Research Park, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal, Embassy Suites Downtown, Houston Zoo)
Bayfield Landscaping, 546 Ramblewood, Houston, TX 77079
2006-- Founder and Owner
The Quikrete Companies, 3490 Piedmont Street, Atlanta, GA 30305
2005-- Merchandiser and sales support
The Orvis Company, 178 Conservation Way, Sunderland, VT 05250
2002-- Retail Associate and Fly Fishing Instructor
University of Houston Downtown, One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
2011 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Houston Community College, 3100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Southern Methodist University, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205
University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, Austin, TX 78712
OSHA 30 Hour Certified
Working knowledge of conversational Spanish
Professional and Personal References:
Available upon request
Personal Mission Statement
It has been my goal in life to create for my family a better life than the one my father provided for his family. This in itself is a lofty goal considering his success. I will do everything in my power to raise children of integrity, faith, and a desire to achieve greatness. To this end, I will do whatever it takes to be a great husband, father and provider for my family. I’ve decided the clearest path, given my skill set, is to invest in real estate on multiple fronts: as a landlord, as a purchaser and seller, and finally as an advisor to other investors. My goal is to create a balance between my personal and professional life that will give me the most fulfillment in both arenas.
Personal Goals and Company Expectations
My personal goals are two-fold. The first is to create a level of wealth for myself and my family that money will never be a concern. The second is to always work as hard as I can while conducting myself with honesty and integrity. The first goal may be criticized by some, but I believe it’s the attitude one needs to accomplish the American Dream. No one ever strives to be poor. Creating wealth not only provides me with the resources to live the way I want to, but also will provide me with the ability to invest in others that they may be able to achieve their goals. In order to achieve this, I’m planning on owning several investment properties (single family, multi-family, and commercial) that provide a continual stream of income while I also purchase homes, remodel them and resell them. This goal is meaningless, however, if not done in a manner that is not ethical, honest, and done with integrity. It requires hard work which can translate into long hours, working smarter, or a combination of the two.
I would expect the company to challenge me daily with aggressive sales goals while teaching me the ins and outs of the real estate investment world. My greatest skill is my ability to work well under stressful conditions while maintaining my focus. I am still able to see the big picture while focusing on the details. I am able to analyze a situation quickly and have never met a person that I have not been able to relate to in some manner. It is my hope that they would recognize and utilize these skills in order to increase sales and profits. I would hope that my desire to learn, work hard, and make money for the team and myself would be challenged daily.