David Caldwell

David Caldwell

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

Owner / General Manager

Heritage Property Management, LLC

Company assists investor owners with full service property management, including rent collection, bookkeeping and maintenance. Assistance provided to Home Owners Associations in dues collection, bookkeeping, budgets, maintenance bids and covenant violations.

Dec 2001 - Dec 2008

Owner – Home Builder, Construction Manager, Real Estate Investor

Red Rock Custom Homes, LLC

Managed higher end design–build projects, at a variety of locations in the local area. Directed project design and schedule, procured all materials and fixtures, managed all subcontract crews and applied natural sense of attention to detail for highest quality product and customer satisfaction.

  • New homes built set a standard for quality construction and distinctive architectural style.
  • Personally designed some homes and worked closely with several architects on others. Managed customer’s budget until project completion and responsible for own company’s P&L.
  • Negotiated many real estate transactions for homes, as well as development land. Negotiated and managed subcontractor agreements.
Feb 2000 - Jan 2004

Planning Commissioner

Mesa County Planning Commission

Attended land use and zoning hearings, rendering judgments on petitioner's requests for zoning changes, land splits, subdivisions, etc.

  • Worked closely with Mesa County Commissioners, Grand Junction City Council and the local county and city governments in general.
  • Participated in many planning hearings, citizen workshops and community development task forces.
  • Interacted with a number of county and city employees, as well as local elected officials.
Oct 1997 - Oct 1998

Manager, Product Design Group

Manager of engineering department engaged in product design of fiber optic transmission equipment for cable television.

  • Redesigned electro/mechanical packaging of company’s previous product line, leading to successful sale of company. This included all mechanical and electrical parts and assemblies, along with complete documentation.
  • Selected and managed all fabrication materials, processes and vendors.
  • Interviewed, hired and supervised 3 mechanical design engineers for design of companion products.
 
Oct 1996 - Oct 1997

Independent Consultant

Caldwell Product Design

Consulted in the area of product & industrial design for several of the area’s technology companies. Member of PATCA - Professional and Technical Consultants Association.

  • Assisted several companies with their special product design needs.
  • Affected design, selected fabrication methods, materials and vendors.
  • Provided full documentation and release to manufacturing support.
Feb 1990 - Oct 1996

Senior Product Design Engineer, Project Manager

Harmonic Lightwaves

Responsible for all phases of product design of fiber optic transmission equipment for cable television, from concept to production.

  • Designed electro/mechanical packaging for company’s first product line offering, in company’s start-up phase. Was a key contributor to laser transmitter product that launched the company.
  • Directed efforts of various contract engineers and designers.
  • Involved in many areas of the business, including R&D, manufacturing, operations and purchasing.
Mar 1989 - Feb 1990

Independent Contractor, Mechanical Design Temp Position

Mega Test

Engaged in various design projects for company’s line of semiconductor test equipment.

  • Redesigned backplane system for lower cost and improved thermal efficiency.
  • Designed card rack system for a new product. Identified new fabrication processes and vendors.
Aug 1982 - Mar 1989

Senior Product Design Engineer

Telesciences Transmission Systems (formerly Avantek)

Managed product design projects for microwave radio systems.

  • Designed new mast mounted radio/antenna system.
  • Designed many aspects of rack mount radios, including card racks, waveguide runs, power supplies, etc.
  • Closely interfaced with marketing, manufacturing and other engineering staff members.

Education

Education

Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications

Certified Ground Instructor

FAA

Certified Flight Instructor

FAA

Commercial Pilot

FAA