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  Construction Operations Manager
Michelle Merrick
Industry Type: Home Builders
City & State: Las Vegas,NV
Job Title: Construction Operations Manager
Relocation Preferences: willing to move
Objective: To obtain a position where my skills will be benefical to the company.
Michelle Merrick

Purchasing and Operations Management

Strategic Negotiation
Reduced costs by 7% per project even with increasing raw material cost. Increase per house rebate by 150%.

Creative Innovator
Lead team to successfully execute Ecomagination community, first community in Western Untied States to open for sales. Executed successful implementation of new innovated Cuplox floor system, cost savings of $4.00 per square foot.

Effective Team Leader
Inspired team to ensure that reduced schedule was achieved for year end closings achieved 100% of closings.

Quality Manager
National Association of Homebuilder Quality Certified Builder, 3rd builder in Las Vegas area to be to achieve certification. Develop and Implement Quality Program to maintain certification and increase Eliant Survey Scores to #1 in Nevada-Utah Region and top 10 in nation. Implementation of Exceeding Buyer Expectation Program in Construction Department.

Professional Experience

Concordia Homes Henderson, NV2004 2008
Construction Operations Manager

Personally recruited by the company president in 2004 as Purchasing Manager with the intent to promote to Construction Operations Manager; promoted within 15 months. Negotiating contracts totaling $5 million to $15 million for 12 projects in Nevada and Arizona. Researching and implement new products, new vendor partnerships and cost effective systems.

Negotiated GE contract for Nevadas first Solar Home Community within two months.
Worked with City staff to ensure inspectors and planner understood the uniqueness of this community.
Working with GE to ensure Nevada Power Company and the sub-contractors understood what was necessary to complete solar construction.
Brought three neighborhoods in at 7% under budget on vertical construction.
Saved 10% of costs on the Ladera AZ project
Facilitated the Laughlin Ranch Superintendent ensuring he was able to complete 16 homes in an eight-weeks for a schedule reduction of 10%
Brought new products and manufactures to the Design Center, coordinated with staff on pricing and negotiated new products contracts with Schalge, Delta, Mohawk, Dal-Tile and others.
Successfully negotiated cost reductions in a down housing market.
Brought Concordia Homes Quality Certification a yearlong process for certification by NHQ Certified Builder.
Researched and purchased the cuplox floor system for expansive soils in the Pahrump project.
Analyses weekly construction schedules and developed plan to deal with any delays.

Stanpark Homes of Nevada Las Vegas NV1994 -2004
Purchasing Agent

Starting as a temporary employee was hired on full-time within three months and promoted to Purchasing Agent. As Purchasing Agent negotiated all vertical construction contracts for residential projects. Maintained weekly construction schedules for superintendents and customer service walk-through calendar. Procured all governmental plan approvals and plans relating to vertical construction. Facilitated team of architects and engineers from Site Development to Final Product for all projects.

Developed and Implemented Safety Program
Consistently exceed budgets projections by an average of 10%
Negotiated exclusive contract agreements with manufactures
Due to apparent abilities for the industry, company Vice President mentored me in all aspects of the construction industry


Bachelor of Science in Political Science
Kansas State University Manhattan KS

Course Work B.S. Political Science
University of Nevada Reno

Professional Associations

Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association
Chairman PASS Committee 2001-2002
Member Codes Committee 2005-2008

Other Associations

Glenbrook Estates Homeowner Association President 2008
Sage Creek Homeowners Association President 2008
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