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Construction Management in Commercial or Hospitality Construction
November 22, 2008 Human Resources Manager
I am a construction professional with over 30 years direct field experience in a broad range of construction projects throughout Florida. My construction experience has included new construction and renovation projects for hotels, condominiums, restaurants, assisted living care facilities, apartment complexes, high density multifamily communities, custom high end residential and coastal impact zone construction. In addition to all types of wood and metal frame construction experience, I also have construction experience in site clearing, horizontal utilities, roadways, parking lots, heavy concrete, steel, concrete block, and asbestos abatement. I currently hold a Florida State Building Contractors License. I have previously held positions as a Senior Project Manager, Project Manager, Site Manager, Project Superintendent and Estimator. These projects costs have varied in cost from $200k to over $14 million. Most of the projects were turn-key starting with site demolition and clearing, and ending with final punch list completion and transfer to the owners. Throughout all of the construction process I have gained immense experience with setting up budgets, construction scheduling, subcontractor construction management, monthly draw requests, bank inspections, architectural progress inspections, and requisite county and engineers inspections in addition to all associated owners inspections. I am very personable and quite capable to handle any of the tasks relative to the successful completion of any construction project.
My last employer ceased operations the first of May 2008 and I am currently looking for a management position within the Northeast Florida region, preferred. However, I would also consider a position that requires travel within the state of Florida, the Southeast US or the Caribbean, as long as I am able to remain based in my Neptune Beach home and maintain my Florida state residency. You will find my salary requirements flexible and within the standard ranges for a professional with my talents. I am available for an interview at any time, and will travel out of Jacksonville if required. I have attached my resume for your review.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact me as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
James V. Edmiston
jve55 yahoo com
705 Davis St. Neptune Beach, FL 32266 Home 904-838-0135 Mobile 904-838-0135
JAMES V. EDMISTON____________________
Objective:CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Summary:Construction Management professional with over 30 years experience in a full range of construction projects. I am a lifelong seasoned construction manager who is experienced in all phases of construction management including, estimating, bidding, contract negotiations, project scheduling, monitoring subcontract work, progress billings and payments, architect and owner change orders, adherence to OSHA safety regulations, and insuring completion of work in accordance with designed plans and specifications. Experienced in project permitting and dealing with various county and state building departments, I also hold a Florida State building contractor license. I have acquired over 30 years of direct field experience in all types of vertical and horizontal construction and I am proficient in MS Word, Excel Project. I possess the ability to handle the ever changing daily job requirements and associated construction scheduling changes. I have a management style that places a special emphasis on maintaining a close relationship with the project ownership group to facilitate quick and open communications between all project parties.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROJECTS
COMPASS GROUP INC. 2005-2008 Construction Manager Crestwood Suites Hotel, Lakeland, FL a $9.5 million 4 story concrete block and Epicore concrete floor building. Responsible for all day to day field operations starting with site clearing and site utility construction, and ending with the final owners punch-list completion. Project duration of 18 months saw a change in ownership and the architects change in exterior design specifications that were incorporated smoothly into the final project. Managed all subcontractors and provided continual liaison between owners representative and corporate Project Manager. Construction Manager Barbara Jeans Restaurant, Wilmington Island GA a $1.5 million 6500 sf. specialty themed restaurant completed to the owners specifications and designs. Construction completed 45 days ahead of schedule and under project budget. Construction Manager Oceans Edge Condominiums Jacksonville Beach, FL a $14 million, 14 building, 182 unit apartment complex to condo conversion. Supervised all subcontractor operations including asbestos abatement of all buildings, all interior and site demolition, structural shoring, interior framing and build out of new units. Commenced the site work to accommodate the owners new hardscape designs for the property.
J&J IMPORTS INC. 2003-2004 Project Manager J&J Imports Countertop Warehouse, a 37,500 SF steel frame multi-use building. Employed directly by the owner to facilitate timely completion of all work and subsequent move-in of company office staff. After completion of construction, I assumed new position as sales representative for statewide distributor for construction materials. Eventually took over several major accounts for the granite countertop fabrication division. Solicited new accounts, handled custom design showroom walk-in customers, compiled bids and cost estimates. Setup and established computerized estimating systems and merged contracts and record keeping systems. First six months of gross sales I generated $500k in revenues.
ALLORA CONSTRUCTION 2002-2003 Project Manger Allora Construction Palm Coast Division a custom high-end residential home-building contractor. Established and managed new office for Florida region. Supervised office renovations and refurbishing. Submitted permits as agent for owner to the DEP for coastal construction. Handled all plan permitting and required engineering with the Flagler County Building Department. Solicited bids, compiled budgets and cost comparisons, held design review meetings with homeowners, designers and architects, released contracts for subcontractor work. Compiled job photographs, job reports and construction as-builts. Total job costs, $1.8 million per home.
AFFORDABLE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES 1999-2001 Senior Project Manager. Managed and supervised field operations for infrastructure reconstruction for seven mobile home communities throughout Florida. Communities located in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando and West Palm Beach. Scope of work included replacement or reconstruction of storm water systems, roadways, potable water systems, electrical primary and secondary feeder grids, sanitary sewer systems, clubhouses, swimming pools and various other structures. Solicited and awarded bids and managed field work. Handled payables for billings for Florida region. Pulled building permits when required. Responsible for job quality control for all work. Compiled job photographs, job reports and progress into PowerPoint presentations for corporate quarterly review. Total job costs, $7 million.
DELTA CONSTUCTION 1998-1999 Construction Manager Atria at San Pablo Assisted Living Jacksonville, FL $5 million, 55,000 square feet, 67 unit, multi-family building. Two story EIFS stucco over wood frame construction. Building included an elevator, library, and commercial kitchen. 15,000 square feet monitored access wing required controlled access doors, windows and nurse call system. Completed on time and within original budget
DEVCON GROUP 1997-1998 Construction Manager Atria at Timberlin Parc Assisted Living Jacksonville, FL both buildings $5 million, 45,000 and 55,000 square feet, 55 and 67 unit, multi-family buildings. Two story EIFS stucco over wood frame construction. Buildings included a complete elevator, library, and commercial kitchen. 15,000 square feet monitored access wing required controlled access doors, windows and nurse call system.
CONTRAVEST CONSTUCTION 1993-1997 Construction Manager Timberlin Parc Apartments, Jacksonville Florida,a $10 million 320 unit residential apartment community. A project of 35 three-story stucco and lap siding over wood frame buildings. Project covered 12 acres. Residential building sizes ranged from 18,000-24,000 square feet, with multiple stairwells, varying floor plans and designs. Construction Manager The Tides at Marsh Landing Park, Jacksonville Beach, FL a $12 million three story 240 unit residential apartment community. A total of 56 stucco over wood frame and concrete block buildings constructed on 15 acres. Residential buildings ranged from 12,000-18000 square feet, with multi-level stairways, fire sprinkler systems, and varying layouts and designs. Project included a 3-acre lake and was constructed with over 75% of the perimeter boundary adjacent to coastal wetlands.
BILL WILSON HOMES 1990-1993 Construction Manager Constructed over 30 custom homes in Duval and St. Johns counties. Communities include Sawgrass, Marsh Landing, and Queens Harbor. Home sizes ranged from 3000-8000 square feet. One and two story wood frame construction with brick, wood, or stucco exterior. Extensive custom wood framed roofs, exterior and interior finish, including custom woodwork, stairways, libraries media rooms, swimming pools and hardscape features.
D.W. HUTSON/TOMPKINS HERITAGE HOMES 1980-1990 Construction Manager for construction of small to medium sized 1200-4500 sf. production homes. Constructed over 1500 houses in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties. Home sizes ranged from 1200-4500 square feet. Homes were a mixture of one and two story wood frame with a mixture of wood, siding, brick and stucco exteriors with asphalt shingles. Construction time an average of 45-60 days.
AMANCO INC. 1979-1980 Construction Manager for a construction company located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The company was a joint venture between a Jacksonville based company and a Saudi based company that primarily built swimming pools in Saudi Arabia.
Education:Aerial Lift Platform Training/ Shooting Boom Training2007 OSHA / Emergency Response / CPR1996, 2007 Microsoft Office1998 Florida State Licensed Building Contractor CBC0537111991 Florida Institute of Technology1975-1976 St. Leo College1973-1974
Personal:Married Age 53 Jacksonville area resident 32 years References:References furnished upon request.