A position in a stable company that will utilize all of my management and leadership skills enabling me to bring great value to that company
PROJECT/OPERATIONS MANAGER Proven Leader Win-Win Result Driven Cost Control Continuous Process Improvement
Combined broad-based experience in operations and construction management, maintaining full authority over projects from inception to completion within deadlines and budgets. Designed superior management strategies, turning around operations and dramatically improving profitability. Controlled multi-million dollar budgets and authored numerous refinements to processes while recruiting, hiring and developing top-notch staff. Additional expertise and experience in:
Best Practices Startups Estimating and TakeoffsTurnarounds Business Development BudgetsGovernment Relations Contract Negotiations Contractor Relations
SHEA HOMES/TRILOGY2006 2008 Production/Customer Service Manager Manage the operations of large Active Adult Community delivering up to 200 new homes per year utilizing a construction management staff, customer service staff, and large subcontractor base. Achieved the highest metrics in entire company. Completed all projects/homes on time, under budget, and accident free. Value Engineered the entire project early on, thus saving nearly 15% indirect costs without sacrificing quality. Increased customer satisfaction scores by over 20%. Reduced G&A expenses by 12% and indirect expenses by nearly 35%. Selected by corporate management for a mentoring program designed to develop future corporate leaders. Recognized by J.D. Power the first Community of Distinction for customer satisfaction.
PULTE HOMES/DEL WEBB2004 2006 Area Construction Manager Managed simultaneous construction of 4 large residential communities from start-up to completion for #1 publicly traded builder. Managed 30 staff and $15M budget. Effectively managed building projects for Pulte Homes, delivering 400+ units per year. Managed construction of large, $20M Community Center that included pools and recreation centers. Investigated and negotiated with local contractor base for grading, utilities, streets and improvements. Worked hand-in-hand with Purchasing Manager to create material takeoffs and cost estimates for bidding and contracting construction of homes. Delivered all homes on time and under budget. Division was shut down due to market conditions necessitating a difficult move in a difficult market.
BALLENBACHER & KELTON, (B&K), INC.1999 2004 Project Manager Managed medium/large residential community. Oversaw land development, community government interfacing, sales, construction, purchasing, and client service. Conferred and collaborated with architects, civil, structural and soils engineers to resolve field issues. Led completion of major B&K residential community, handling all facets of project to optimize profit. Performed all estimating and takeoffs for land development and home construction. Negotiated all contracts with subcontractor base. Acted as companys agent with city and county government agencies. Made presentations at City Council and Planning Commission Meetings.
VINTAGE HOMES1996 1999 Construction Manager Led construction projects for custom homebuilder. Developed strategies that reduced operating costs, effectively managed construction schedules and resolved quality issues. Simultaneously managed construction projects for as many as 15 custom homes. Turned around inefficient operations, reducing Vintage Homes construction schedule by 30 days. Charged with minimizing scheduling inefficiencies, improving contractor work quality and passing builder inspections. Started with company as Acting Construction Manager, collaborated with Building Inspector to determine inspection criteria and acceptable project parameters. Utilized relationship with trade subcontractors to secure best-in-class performance. Delivered every home project on schedule with minimal defects at walk-through and passed every inspection with first effort.
5 STAR HOME INSPECTIONS1995 1996 Owner/Operator
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY1994 1995 Detached Agent and Registered Rep
US ARMY1973 1994 (Retired) Combat Engineer/Paratrooper Took command of poorly performing unit, improving performances and driving unit to #1 standing in Europe. Led units of up to100 men in very difficult and stressful situations, always exceeding expectations. Battalion Operations NCO Managed and coordinated all projects for a unit of 400 men with heavy construction equipment. Worked with civilian authorities in US and Europe to coordinate troop and equipment movement. Army Nurse Recruiter/Station Commander Revamped US Army Nurse Recruiting Program improving production from 50% to nearly 200% of goal. Convinced Pentagon to fund Student Nurse Tours which improved recruitment of nurses Army wide. Command Operations and Training NCO Selected for General Staff to revamp command training doctrine. E-wrote training program and manual and then traveled nationwide performing Train the Trainer seminars.
BA, Business Administration, University of La Verne (Deans List) AA, Liberal Arts, Allan Hancock College (Graduated Honors) AA, Applied Science, Los Angeles Piece College Professional: General Contractor License; OSHA Competent Person Certification Proficiencies: Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
Selected for inclusion in Strathemores Whos Who Selected as a Pulte Top Gun in first year with company
U.S. ARMY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal (x2) Army Commendation Medal (x2) Army Achievement Medal (x8) Army Good Conduct Medal (x6) National Defense Service Medal (w/star) NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/3 device) Army Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon Parachutist Badge Belgian Armed Forces Parachutist Badge US Army Gold Recruiter Badge with three sapphire Achievement Stars US Army Recruiter Ring (earned by less than of 1% of all recruiters) Expert Marksman (Rifle) Qualification Badge