For nearly two decades, Minnesota resident, Sidney Elyea has performed as a Project Manager, Estimator, and Drafter for construction companies in the state. Involved in all aspects of building commercial and residential properties, Sidney Elyea maintains relationships with clients, employers, and staff. For clients, Sidney Elyea develops cost and time estimates and obtains their approval on designs, scope, and schedules. Throughout pre-construction, Sidney Elyea involves them in the process by discussing building codes and regulations while also seeking to understand their personal vision of the building. As construction progresses, Sidney Elyea continues to serve as a liaison to his clients and provides them with regular updates. Employers also benefit from Sidney Elyea’s assistance. As Project Manager, Sidney Elyea holds responsibility for receiving, analyzing, negotiating, and writing contracts. Aware of the myriad regulations concerning many assignments, Sidney Elyea obtains permits from local and regional governments while ensuring that each job meets legal standards. As he does with clients, Sidney Elyea conducts regular status report meetings with his employers. As a supervisor, Sidney Elyea oversees his entire staff of craftsmen, approves invoices, and talks with architects and engineers to fully comprehend the details involved in every project. Some of Sidney Elyea’s assignments include the creation of a condominium complex and the remodeling of 40 exercise facilities owned by Life Time Fitness, Inc. In his personal life, Sidney Elyea supports the military. A vehicular enthusiast, Sidney Elyea enjoys cars, bicycles, motorcycles, and boats. Sidney Elyea often travels to bodies of water such as Lake Minnewashta to fish, one of his favorite pastimes along with nature walks and grilling. When settling down with a book, Sidney Elyea prefers Lee Child’s series of Jack Reacher mysteries.
Technology, Biking, Walking, Movies, Gaming, Photography, Muscle Cars, Boating, Call of Duty, Motorcycles, Camping, Traveling, Firearms, Vacationing, Football, Baseball, Grilling
Jan 1993 - Present
Independent Construction Consultant/Project Manager
Jul 2006 - Nov 2008
Life Time Fitness / FCA Construction
Responsibilities:Applied for permits at local and regional planning offices; hired contractors of all trades; reviewed scope of project with field personnel; created detailed construction schedules; held periodic construction and owners meetings to keep the schedule on target and inform the clients of progress; coordinated shop drawings; approved all contractors invoices; created and implemented draw request forms in continuation-sheet format.
Achievements:Managed the remodeling of 40 Life Time Fitness Clubs, a nationally renowned premier health fitness club. Two of these projects were intensely redesigned from the North West Athletic Club acquisition. Visited job sites to measure and photograph areas of construction or remodeling; analyzed past projects to determine approximate cost of proposed project; solicited bid proposals from all related trades, formulated costs, presented bid proposals.
Sep 1999 - Jun 2003
Cardinal Stritch University
Magna Cum Laude