Robert Curtis

Robert Curtis

Work History

Work History
Jan 1998 - Jul 2008

Division President

Kimball Hill Homes

Regional Q4E Director (Quality, Training, Safety)March2008-July 2008

Division / Area PresidentMarch 2006-March 2008

Project ManagerNov 2002-March 2006

Senior Construction managerJune 2000-Nov. 2002

Construction managerJanuary 1998-June 2000

KIMBALL HILL HOMESRolling Meadows, IL

Kimball Hill Homes is the 29th largest builder/developer in the Builder Giant 400, providing product lines in entry-level and move-up homes.

·Managed Chicago North and Cleveland divisions operations including profit and loss, budgeting/forecasting, sales, facilities, customer service, construction, financial reporting/planning, and training/development.

·Designed training programs for sales, construction and customer service which resulted in increased sales by 3%, decreased construction time by 24% and increased customer referrals by 11%.

·Closed 282 homes for over $103 million in Chicago North and Cleveland Divisions in 2007.

·Managed staff of 32 including sales managers, project managers, senior construction managers, quality assurance managers, construction managers, customer care managers, and division support personnel.

·Designed and approved all subcontractor scopes for multifamily, single family and condominium projects.

·Increased JD Power’s survey scores in Chicago market every year since participation began in 2002, from twenty-first in 2002 to forth in 2007.

Jun 1993 - Jan 1998

Construction Manager

Sundance Homes

Sundance HomesSchaumburg, IL

Sundance Homes was a builder of single family homes in the Chicago metropolitan area and condominiums in the Chicago urban market, acquired in 1999 by Centex Homes.

·Managed construction of 125 single family homes in a residential community including scheduling, material ordering, supervision, subcontracting, customer service, and permitting.

·Evaluated and approved payment for contract trades on a job by job bases negotiating follow-up work and follow-up contracts.

·Test manager for new computerized customer care tracking system which impacted quality of service as well as number of customers managed per customer care manager.

·Managed multiple product lines allowing for reduction of customer care managers and reducing manpower by 66%.

·Developed and managed construction schedules reducing construction time by 18%.

Dec 1974 - Apr 1990

Sergeant First Class

U.S.Army

Served in the Army Medical Corps 11 years full time and 12 years National Guard and Reserve.

  • Managed medical soldiers during conflicts and peace time in all aspects of their lives including soldier training, life skills, medical training and all soldier duties.
  • Led medical company in Bosnia with NATO forces which received highest Moral designation in theater.
  • Managed facilities and soldiers at The Academy of Health Science.
  • Received numerous awards and medals for leadership and meritorious service.
  • Taught students in Leadership, Advance Leadership, Management, Political Situational Response, Map Reading, Navigation, Emergency Medical Treatment and Soldier skills.

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Education

Education
1988 - 1990

Masters of Arts

Webster University
1980 - 1984

BA

Summary

 Highly focused innovative leader with a history of making a decisive, positive impact on the financial growth and "esprit de corps" of the organizations I have worked for.  My ability to manage complex projects by breaking them down to financial accountability, accurate and precise scheduling, quality control excellence while building customer centric teams  has proven me to be highly successful leader for the organizations I have been a part of.  With my knowledge of the latest construction technologies, and over twenty years of construction management experience, I am able to manage any projects placed before me.

Objective

Challenging position where I can use my organizational expertise to enhance the growth and profitability of a company with the corporate culture of excellence in product development and production, ethics in business, employee growth through training and fostering, flexibility and innovative thinking with an overall team philosophy.