Estimate Review Specialist
2012 to Present
Responsible for reviewing, writing and approving estimating documentation packages submitted by program Contractors.
❖ Review / revise estimates utilizing various estimating software programs (estimates, photos, diagrams, and code compliance issues) for accuracy to comply with Carrier specific guidelines.
❖ Communicate with program contractors to ensure their quality standards were sufficient.
❖ Assist insurance adjusters in claim handling and payment decisions
❖ Responsible for all areas of restoration, including water mitigation, roof, siding, gutters, emergency services and general restoration.
Senior Teaching Consultant
2010 to 2011
Taught advanced & intermediate levels of grammar, vocabulary, and conversational English for adults and University aged students.
2009 to 2010
Estimated and managed multiple commercial and residential project's; new construction, remodel, additions and outdoor living spaces.
❖ Marketed and Developed new client relationships for the commercial projects; condominium associations, building management firms, real estate companies.
❖ Met with residential clients implemented design build solutions produced final drawings. Provided value engineering solutions, reducing construction costs for clients
❖ Negotiated contracts draw schedules, budgets and final close-out on all projects.
❖ Developed new sub-contractor relationships assuring good quality & timely completions
❖ Produced project schedule for clients and sub-contractors; Microsoft Project.
❖ Ensured permitting and code requirements were met.
❖ Conducted client final walk through; 100% satisfaction rating on over 50 projects.
2008 to 2009
Management and administration of new start-up location; full service branch office for a
National Restoration & Reconstruction Company.
❖ Develop profit center, through proper budgeting and team building.
❖ Oversee proper staffing for projects resulting in better quality and profitability.
❖ Monitor estimating department, budgeting, increasing gross margin
❖ Provide increased revenue, with Work in Progress reporting; post Hurricane Ike.
❖ Negotiate and administer contractual requirements on all projects.
❖ Acquire new clients and develop existing relationships for growth in the region.
2005 to 2007
Managed multiple large commercial reconstruction and water mitigation projects in the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina.
❖ Demonstrated ability to meet or exceed budgeting expectations, increasing profitability on large projects; averaging a 40% margin or higher.
❖ Built strong subcontractor relationships, resulting in higher level of quality on all projects.
❖ Provided consistent on site presence, exceeding our clients' expectations and minimizing completion issues.
❖ Full understanding of contracts and requirements, coordinating when field change orders needed to be executed.
❖ Provide value engineering solutions; reducing construction costs for our clients
❖ Executed permitting requirements, working closely with local municipalities to assure all code requirements were met.
2004 to 2005
Managed & supervised ground up commercial retail and facility project upgrades.
❖ Design build oversight
❖ Implemented and completed project buy out.
❖ Responsible for scheduling and budgeting.
❖ Responsible for timely communication to field personnel and minimizing construction delays through coordination between architects and engineers
❖ Oversight of staffing levels and negotiation of subcontractor agreements.
❖ Administer contracts, assuring adherence to project scope and specifications; minimizing the need for change orders.
❖ Provide value engineering solutions, reducing construction costs for clients
❖ Negotiate vendor packages.
❖ Worked closely with local municipalities to assure that permitting requirements and code requirements were met.
Division Construction Manager
2002 to 2004
Management and administration of a full service branch office for a national restoration and reconstruction company.
❖ Succeeded turning around a profit center from 20% margins to 35%, through proper budgeting and better team building.
❖ Oversaw proper staffing for projects; resulting in better quality and profitability.
❖ Monitored estimating department, creating better budgeting, increasing gross margin.
❖ Provided increased revenue, with diligent Work in Progress reporting.
❖ Assured contractual requirements were complete, through proper negotiation and administration.
❖ Acquired new clients and maintained strong relationships with existing clients, creating brand name recognition and growth in the region.
2000 to 2002
Responsible for managing production department for local operations in the DFW area.
❖ Responsible for estimating, managing and overseeing multiple large commercial reconstruction, and water mitigation projects.
❖ Demonstrated the ability to meet or exceed budgeting expectations, increasing profitability on large projects averaging a 32% margin or higher
❖ Directed all superintendents, assuring proper planning, staffing, scheduling, and budgeting of assigned projects.
❖ Fostered open lines of communication between estimating and production; resulting in strong team building relationships.
❖ Ensured that all projects were constructed in accordance with contract requirements.
❖ Assisted with the coordination and implementation of safety programs.
❖ Oversaw and managed the accounts receivable department for the entire region. Resolved issues that resulted in reducing $5.5 million in the over 120-day column to under $500.000 in just 6 months.
❖ Established long lasting relationships with quality subcontractor base, assuring the best workmanship and quality for all projects.
❖ Developed and designed training programs for assistant project managers, and superintendents; providing the company with quality leadership from within.
Project Manager / Superintendent
1988 to 2000
Managed and supervised large commercial retail remodeling and restoration projects.
❖ Demonstrated ability to manage 30 + projects simultaneously.
❖ Coordinated completion schedules, utilizing software to substantially reduce timeline expectations for most projects.
❖ Developed new relationships and strengthened existing relationships with independent subcontractors, resulting in higher productivity and timely completion schedules.
1982 to 1988
Managed and supervised residential, commercial, and multi-family reconstruction.
❖ Proven ability to manage multiple projects, resulting in high volume of completed projects on an annual basis.
❖ Strong on site presence, resulting in fewer completion issues at final walk through.
❖ Built and developed new relationships with vendors and subcontractors, improving company resources.
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