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Joe Barbutes

Current Owner of Advanced Comfort Engineering at Advanced Comfort Engineering

Camden, DE

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Results-oriented, hands-on construction and development professional with 24 years of professional experience in all facets of the industry. Never satisfied with a "quick fix" and seeks to create long-term value via environmental, health, and safety compliance and integrity. Verifiable track record for the successful completion of multi-million dollar projects through coordinating trades, developing partnerships, and building positive rapport with architects, engineers, local officials, vendors, and clients while maintaining costs. Well versed in contract negotiations, material purchasing, and site management through certification of occupancy. 
 
Areas of Expertise lie in: 
 
• Facility management 
• Project management 
• Contractor management 
• Capital improvements 
• Capital improvements 
• Cost Reduction 
• Hiring and Development 
• Budgeting 
• Cost Estimation 
• Permitting 
• Municipal contracts 
• Mechanical Accountability

Work Experience

Current Owner of Advanced Comfort Engineering

Advanced Comfort Engineering
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Dover, DE
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2000 to Present

Owner/Engineer 
• Managed all day to day operations for a national HVAC/R company including all estimations, invoices, and accounting 
• Handled daily problem solving with technicians in the field. 
• Conducted periodical company and employee training scheduling, and reviewing 
• Organized both national and local company meetings 
• Oversaw hazards and on-site inspections 
• Worked directly with outside contractors from the approval process through project completion 
• Trained all Craft in the proper use of MBM Principles, JSA and proper safety in the work place through SAP training 
• Wrote all engineering manuals and maintenance programs 
• Created preventive maintenance programs, instructed all techs how to use all the software, and created predictable and reliable maintenance in just six months. 
• Reduced overall maintenance cost by 15% 
• Federal and State Rebate programs for all large commercial retail clients. 
Key Projects and Accomplishments: • Clients included: Wal-Mart, DuPont, Rite-Aid, Target, Dow, Honeywell, Dollar General, Rent-A-Center 
 
• Serviced approx 55 commercial locations on a monthly schedule

Owner-Advanced Comfort Engineering

Advanced Comfort Engineering
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Camden, DE

• Managed all day to day operations for a national HVAC/R company including all estimations, invoices, and accounting 
• Handled daily problem solving with technicians in the field. 
• Conducted periodical company and employee training scheduling, and reviewing 
• Organized both national and local company meetings 
• Oversaw hazards and on-site inspections 
• Worked directly with outside contractors from the approval process through project completion 
• Trained all Craft in the proper use of MBM Principles, JSA and proper safety in the work place through SAP training 
• Wrote all engineering manuals and maintenance programs 
• Created preventive maintenance programs, instructed all techs how to use all the software, and created predictable and reliable maintenance in just six months. 
• Reduced overall maintenance cost by 15% 
• Federal and State Rebate programs for all large commercial retail clients.

Facility and Project Manager

The Commonwealth Group
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Wilmington, DE
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1998 to 2000

• Managed all LLC and management company properties from southern DE, MD and southern NJ 
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Developed, wrote, managed, and maintained budgets covering capital improvements, operating costs, employee labor, and contract services 
• Oversaw and managed hiring projects for outside contractors, a maintenance staff of 20, and an assistant manager 
• Coordinated maintenance, tenant fit-out, and property improvements processes with daily quality assurance. (4 complexes) and 13 commercial buildings. 
• Reviewed and approved payables 
• Reorganized and renegotiated property service contracts for landscaping, pest control, janitorial, snow removal, security/alarm monitoring, elevator maintenance/inspection, painting, carpet replacement, and roofing repair/replacement 
Key Projects and Accomplishments: • Reduced third party contracts through improved employee utilization 
• Partnered with city municipality and civil engineer for a $500,000 5-story commercial building re-leveling project. 
• Managed the commercial/residential Dryvet system repair for 6-story building 
• Managed the Riveredge $120,000 concrete paving project 
• Improved tenant relationships and lowered costs per square foot 
• Saved $18,000 from elevator manufacturing company to correct an improperly installed elevator system. 
• Managed the Discover Building (Dover) electrical service correction and caulking operations 
• Planned, wrote, maintained, and managed budgets for improvements, operating costs, and contracting services 
• Revamped contractor hiring system that streamlined duties and saved $40,000

HVAC Engineer/ Facilities Engineer

The Centre at Salisbury
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Salisbury, MD
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1991 to 1998

• Maintained the daily Boiler checks, and recorded all daily activity on the boilers 
• Performed water treatments, boiler tear down repairs, and boiler maintenance contracts 
• Hired outside contractors and 42 staff, and managed 25 employees and outside contractors for comprehensive mall interior and exterior/grounds maintenance services 
• Compiled and managed budgets for improvements, operating costs, and contractors 
• Oversaw construction of 50% of capital improvement projects including all HVAC on site, roofing, mechanical/general. 
• Served as a plant safety committee member 
• Trained staff of USDA, OSHA, GMP, FDA, MSDS, and JSA. 
• Implemented the use of MSDS books at all properties and provided subsequent education for employees and contractors 
• Overhauled Facilities maintenance program that reduced maintenance costs and overall costs by 17% and 4% respectively. 
• Planned, wrote, maintained, and managed budgets for improvements, operating costs, and contracting services

Education

B.S. in Energy Management

Sustainable Energy Bismarck State College

A.S. in Industrial Maintenance

Delaware Technical and Community College

Skills

Energy Management/ Retail locations/ Industrial locations/ Facility Management/ SAP/ Microsoft/ Project Microsoft

Awards

Leed Educated, HVAC, CFC

January 2000

Masters HVAC 
Delaware 
Limted HVAC-Maryland 
Universal CFC

Additional Information

Joe Barbutes 
140Moccasin Path 
Camden, DE 19934 (Cell Phone 302-632-6261) 
 
May 27, 2011 
 
Attention: H/R Department 
 
I am Innovative and dedicated energy expert and energy market professional with a Bachelors Degree in energy management. I have a track record of success in consulting and managing energy management systems for many large retail commercial locations through-out the U.S. 
 
• Reputation for building top-performing energy strategies. Models and lifecycle cost analyses for large-scale retail-commercial locations through-out the U.S. 
• I have the ability to chair energy policy and energy management committees.  
• My experience as an Energy Manager and Owner for Advanced Comfort Engineering has allowed (me) to manage all third party service contracts (2500 –separate retail locations in 12-separate states. (Energy-Management systems, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and all other mechanical contracts).  
• Track record of success in benchmark energy reducing programs that exceed state and Federal guidelines, while continually identifying new ways to reduce consumption. ( Turnkey solutions, Federal and State Rebate Rebate tax credit programs, Managed all contractors, purchasing, all cost negations and final execution) 
• Proactively thrives in challenging and fast paced work environments through forward thinking, organization, collaboration and creative strategies become the cornerstone to both my success, and the success of my clients over the course of my 24 year career. I currently own a Facility Management company in Delaware. I have decided to sell the Facility Management Company and I seek an Energy Managers position. 
 
SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS 
 
 Dollar General: 30% reduction in total energy consumption. Reduction of 25% of all facility related mechanical repairs. Asset refurbishment through real estate negations. 
 Wal-Mart: Supplier RFP used to inspect and correct 25-separate sites. All energy management related and HVAC installations. Total 10% energy reduction. 
 Dollar Tree: The installation of 300-separate energy management systems. Also complete HVAC-Lighting-Refrigeration controls managed by Novar. 
 Rent-A-Center: Proactively corrected 450- locations. Energy reduction, asset refurbishments. Complete turn key solutions. (HVAC-Electrical-Lighting) 
 
I would welcome an opportunity to discuss the position and my interest in contributing to your organization. Please contact me to discuss your needs and my qualifications in depth. Thank you for your time and consideration. 
 
Respectfully, 
Enclosure: resume 
Joe Barbutes