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About me

A proven construction professional with a uniquely qualifying history, level of experience and track record of computer proficiency and creative thinking.

Although most of my experience is in detailing commercial and residential shell work and interiors, I was trained to estimate in all phases of construction and renovations in large self-performing companies, as many facets of our current market require. I am uniquely qualified to perform detailed take-offs based on exact materials and labor productions as well as prepare and review detailed sub-bid packages with complete understanding of the scopes and values involved. I am as equally adept at working in an established software environment as creating all my own tools for detailed estimating and management.

My career experience, divided between 10 years in the field and 10 years developing, estimating and managing projects has created a strong skill set of problem solving, brand development and effective communications at all levels of the industry from field personal to suppliers, engineers, owners and architects.

A highly creative, goal orientated and energetic individual capable of self-starting and managing all facets of the construction process from design development to closeout to working in team environment where the ability to focus and specialize, create a greater whole. I have proven myself to be a highly valuable member of every team I have worked with and greatly desire to continue this method of success.

Notable Projects

Software Proficiencies

Expert Levels

·On Center Software – Quickbid and On-Screen Takeoff

·On Center Software – Interactive Database setup, Electronic Plan Management

·AES Systems – The Edge

·Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, Access

·Microsoft Project 

  • Exceptional abilities to create, combine, convert, share, distribute and archive all formats of electronic files and construction documents.

Work experience

Jan 2007Jul 2010

Estimator / Project Engineer

Schear Corporation, Inc
  • Introduced and accomplished Residential Contractor into large scale commercial work.

  • Restructured estimating system for full scope large scale projects.

  • Trained supervisors and estimators in the materials and methods of commercial and residential renovation and restorations, greatly increasing scope of work and potential earnings.

  • Full Pre-Construction services including project coordination, commitments, value engineering, estimating, scheduling, etc. with General Contractor, Owner and Project Superintendents to review the blueprints, contracts, scope of work, value engineering, methodology of bid, submittals and substitutions, budgets, cost codes and all project specific issues.

  • Provide accurate and timely budgets for accounting, project cost reporting, schedule of values for project draws, monthly billing amounts for schedule of values.
Apr 2002Dec 2006

Estimator / Project Manager

AA Stucco and Drywall, Inc.
  • Provide accurate and complete bids, change order request, information requests, submittals, schedule of values, etc. to General Contractor on time with their schedules and requests.
  • Trained estimators in the use of Quick Bid and On Screen Take-Off software vastly reducing bid time.
  • Scheduled and administered meeting with General Superintendents and Project Superintendents.
  • Administered Pre-Construction services including project coordination, commitments, value engineering, estimating, scheduling, etc. with General Contractor, Owner and Project Superintendant to review the blueprints, contracts, scope of work, value engineering, methodology of bid, submittals and substitutions, budgets, cost codes and all project specific issues.
  • Provide accurate and timely budges for accounting and project cost reporting, schedule of values for project draws, monthly billing amounts from schedule of values.
  • Scheduled and administered bi-weekly job cost meeting with Project Superintendents.
Aug 2001Apr 2002

Estimator / Project Manager

DePinto Plastering, Inc.
  • Assumes management responsibilities of several existing projects, providing general field direction, dispensing ASTM and code compliance information, change order and RFI processing, shop drawings of EIFS and stucco systems.
  • Complete estimating and document preparation for Stucco and EIFS systems.
  • Optimized reporting structures, bridging gabs between estimating / management of several high and mid rise projects.
  • Provide reliable budget breakdowns of awarded bids, enabling field level micromanagement of several high and mid-rise projects.
  • Trained estimator and sales staff in the use of On Screen Take-Off software vastly reducing bid time and streamlining to bid and accounting software.
Apr 1999Aug 2001

Estimator / Project Manager

Lotspeich Company Southwest, Inc.
  • Assumed management responsibilities for new and existing commercial projects.
  • Bid and managed projects consisting of division nine trade packages including metal framing, drywall, insulation, acoustical ceilings, VCT and specialty flooring's.
  • Responsible for purchasing, tracking and delivery of all metal, drywall, insulation, acoustic wall and ceiling systems.
  • Introduced several new profitable clients by providing timely and properly presented bids and exceptional attentiveness and customer service.
19981999

Estimator / Sales Associate / Contract Administrator

Mediterranean Marble, Inc.
  • Prepared all cost workups and contracts for busy stone and flooring fabrication shop.
  • Created custom take-off software generating invoicing and proposal documents directly from custom cost workup applets.
  • Created custom database applications that track and report job progress from proposals to final payment.
19941998

Owner / Framing Subcontractor

Scott Hannigan Carpentry
  • Sub-Contracted metal stud framing and drywall in over one hundred forty (140) luxury high-rise residences as well as numerous commercial and residential interiors, structural gauge entrances, facades, ceiling and soffit systems, including fabrication and installation of pre-engineered truss, decking and curtain wall systems.
  • Specialized in all wood interior framing.
  • Provided all interior framing of Viscaya - Phase 1 in Bay Colony, including several large custom homes.
  • Commercial and Residential trim carpentry.

Education

References

John M. Ford