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Steven Griffin, Sr.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Memberships and Affiliations

Project Management Institute(PMI)

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

American Society For Testing And Materials (ASTM)

American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)


Visionary Leadership and Expertise in Construction Project Management and Civil Engineering

Accomplished and results-oriented senior construction leader with nearly 20 years of progressive experience and expert proficiency in commercial and industrial construction, business development, and operations management.

Specialist in directing, coordinating, and exercising functional authority for initiating audits to assessperformance, mitigate issues, and identify and implement best practices to ensure construction delivery to operational targets.

Regarded for the ability to prioritize goals, develop and motivate high-performance teams, and work well under pressure to manage and meet multiple project deadlines on schedule and under budget, without sacrificing creativity.

Highly proficient with project funding and approval processes, ensuring compliance with following company, industry, trade, and jurisdictional safety standards, construction best practices, building regulations, and safety codes.

Work History


Construction Manager - Design and Construction

Lupe Tortilla Restaurants - RDM Inc.

Represents the company and manages all Design, Construction and Development activities. Works with the Company Owners, to review and retain Architectural and Engineering design firms, vendors and suppliers. Directs architectural firms in design criteria and oversees the design process. Establishes budgets for both new ground up buildings and rebranding of existing other brands, locations. Facilities permitting, bid solicitations and general contractor selection, contract administration. and handles all design and construction matters for the firm. Supervises construction as an Owner’s Representative to assure timely completion and quality control standards are met. Works with owners and operations department to facilitate restaurant openings, supply and maintenance of facilities. Takes projects from initial conceptual to completion and turn over to operations. Handles 4 to 5 new buildings per year in different geographic locations.

Jan 2013Sep 2014

Lead Site Superintendent / Project Manager

Capstone Collegiate Communities

Senior on site construction manager leading project management team in the construction of $50 million Student Housing projects built with compressed schedules and strict production requirements. See Cottages of College Station (completed 6/2013) and Capstone Cottages of San Marcos (Texas) completed August 2014.


Federal Project Manager / Construction Manager


Expertise and Experience in Title II Construction oversight of large Afghanistan Military and National Police compounds throughout Southern and Western Afghanistan.


Senior Construction Manager / US Air Force Civilian Contractor / Military Technical Advisor

IAP Worldwide Services

Oversee high-level construction projects; travel daily to 7 different bases to manage construction; and prepare pricing data, schedules, and specs for presentation at weekly meetings. Perform construction review, provide integral consultations, and draft Statements of Work (SOWs), Letters of Justification, Appointment Letters, estimates, documents, and forms to present at weekly meetings for approval and funding. Direct construction on major US/NATO bases, in addition to smaller bases in the area of operations. Support contractors in preparing, monitoring, and adjusting construction schedules.

·Effectively assessed existing construction, infrastructure, and electrical power generation plants to ensure safety.

·Hand-selected as a Construction Manager/Technical Advisor to the US military to perform construction management and monitor construction methods, practices, and quality to ensure safety standards were followed.

·Boosted employee morale, increased efficiency, and gained respect from locals by developing and implementing innovative ways to show appreciation while trying to teach strong work ethic principles to get the job completed.


Sr. Contract Administrator / Quality Control Manager

The Sunland Group

Served as the airport project’s Safety Director; assisted the contractor’s project management team with scheduling and project management functions. Supported senior scheduler with schedule maintenance activities.

·Strategically steered all contract administration, quality control, and quality assurance in the construction of a $24 million new passenger terminal for the Lake Charles Regional Airport.

·Designed a how-to guide for submittals; trained/mentored subcontractors to package submittals in a timely manner.

·Achieved recognition by the FAA District Senior Administration for leading one of the smoothest running projects within the district; completed on time and within budget.

·Developed practical teaching methods to increase safety meeting attendance and level of safety awareness.


Project Manager

Texas Gulf Engineering LLC

Provided project management and coordination among owner, vendor, and subs for all phases of project including planning, budgeting, allocation of resources, and procurement. Developed and maintained overall project schedule for design and construction.

·Project-managed a $15-million design build, rough rice storage, and processing facility; acted as the owners’ representative at 90% completion point to identify construction defects/issues related to closeout and claim litigation.

·Successfully assisted Houston Seaport Assessment Team in the identification of deficiencies in berthing, turning dolphins, fenders, and other docking components.


Owner - General Contractor

Exuma Construction and Development LLC

Spearheaded the start-up of a successful production home building and real estate development firm, including constructing subdivisions and a model center to initiate results-focused marketing of pre- and post-built homes, as well as handling of all business operations, sales and marketing, scheduling, and construction management efforts.

·Dramatically increased revenue and grew business by 400% from 2 homes the first year, to 8 homes the second year, and 16 homes per year the third year.

·Effectively obtained materials and labor (sub-contract costs) to allow the affordable home to sell at a lower price point and maximize profit potential and return on investment by negotiating with vendors for volume discounts.


Owners Representative / Office Engineer

STV, Inc.

Supported resident engineer and performed key document control while supervising 5 detail-focused field inspectors and one office administrative assistant in ensuring seamless project and operational processes at all times. Performed owner representative services pertaining to quality control and construction management while concurrently overseeing a North LC District and 15 school campuses.

·Led targeted decision-making for a $325-million Houston Light Rail Line Section 5 project, performed quality and document control responsibilities, and assisted contractor’s scheduler in preparing schedules and maintenance.

·Recognized for job excellence with high-performance evaluations and high monthly audit scores.

·Played a vital role in supporting the Orange County School District with a $350-million Immediate Needs Renovation Project, encompassing the renovation of 145 school campuses in Orlando, FL.


Engineering Inspector / Permits Engineer

Town of Davie, FL / City of Hollywood, FL

Expertly reviewed plans for permitting; performed field inspections of water, sewer, paving, and drainage for hundreds of South Florida commercial and residential projects, e.g. shopping centers, commercial buildings, and subdivisions.

·Completed special projectswhile managing multiple responsibilities simultaneously.




Aug 2016

Florida Certified General Contractors License

Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
Mar 2016

USACE Contractor CQM Certificate

US Army Corps of Engineers

Builders License GB-98

State of New Mexico

My Past Projects


Construction Management
25+ years of construction management experience in a variety of mission critical - high visibility projects with highly compressed schedules.

Afghanistan - USAF 577th Prime Base Emergency Engineering Squadron (Prime Beef)

Senior Construction Manager ( Civilian Consultant - Contractor )Technical Adviser for USAF Prime Beef Unit in the construction of projects under MILCON limits (-$750,000) in Eastern Afghanistan on USA and NATO Forward Operating Bases (FOB) and Combat Outpost (COP).

Afghanistan - USAF AFCEE - HDR Engineering

Construction Manager / Quality Assurance Engineer for large Afghanistan military, police and governmental projects

Capstone Collegiate Communities - The Cottages of College Station, Texas

Student Housing Project in College Station Texas - 1354 Beds / Bathrooms

Airport - $24 million

American Rice - $16 million

Houston METRO RAIL $325 million

$350 million School Renovations

Exuma Homes