Seeking a senior management position to improve growth and continue profitability
-Expand on the core project management skills to include business development, strategic planning and operational efficiency. Re-worked scope and pricing to secure more than $29 million of development projects in 2007-08. -Manage a challenging client matrix and problematic design while providing a successful and profitable outcome. Maintained project profitability between 3% and 27% in addition to the negotiated base fee structure. -Favor mission critical type projects with heavy MEP scope and aggressive schedules. Completed $15.8 million of telecommunications & industrial work with 500,000 hours without a lost time accident and zero liquidated damages. Completed 94 projects totaling $3.4 million in 1999.
Project Management & Estimating
Evaluate client requirements and resources to develop scope, schedule and budget Prepare scope and budget estimates, drawings and specifications for client presentation Evaluate and qualify vendor proposals to provide proper scope and value for the client Negotiate and execute client and vendor contracts, insurance requirements and scope description Submit permit drawings and documentation to appropriate municipalities Manage document control process including submittals and shop drawings to architect and owner Arbitrate and settle disputes with design, subcontractors and suppliers relating to scope and process Work with A/E professionals to provide value engineering and product substitution for the end user Develop, manage and evaluate construction schedules to assist in the construction process Monitor and contribute to the superintendents construction management progress Conduct regular progress meetings with client, architect and contractors, including meeting minutes Provide quality control, quality assurance and safety inspections through regular site visits Execute monthly cost reports for management to evaluate profitability and cash flow Collect close out documents, occupancy certificates, operations manuals, and as-built drawings Record historical data in spreadsheet form for construction cost tracking
Marketing & Business Development
Prepare and organize sales presentations and contacts for client development Make initial introductions to potential clients with a marketing package and follow up Contribute to monthly the market analysis and sales projections Institute marketing themes and corporate image programs Developed market contacts into new customers, increasing client base 25%
Negotiated a reduced phone rate plan for temporary jobsite phones Revised form template to improve efficiency and accuracy for company wide use Negotiated supplier discounts resulting in a cost of goods sold reduction of 2% Interpret architectural drawings and material estimates resulting in less than 5% scrap
Evaluated employee responsibilities to reclassify workers comp rates and reduce cost 20% Secured credit with new suppliers to improve monthly cash flows by 15% Restructured income schedule of the general partners to provide tax savings of 5.3% of total salaries Organized a database of HVAC reports for employee reference and historical data
Refined the billing and waiver process that kept days receivable to less than 45 days Execute cost reporting, billing and waiver process that contribute to cash flow decisions Provided financial statements and schedules to successfully secure additional bank financing Developed contract format and payout schedule that contributed to less than 1% bad debt record EXPERIENCE
FCL BUILDERS, Itasca, IL2005-2008 ASA and NAIOP award winning general contractor with $150 million in sales with markets in commercial, industrial, manufacturing and telecommunications. FCL specializes in the design/build construction delivery method with self performing carpentry and labor trades.
Project Manager / Estimating Maintained profitability between 3% and 27% above the negotiated base fee structure for all work. Directed subcontractors scheduling and coordinated prime contractors on site, to a successful compressed schedule and crowed working conditions resulting in less than 4% change orders. Inherited an $83K estimating error and generated profits of $25 K in excess of the original fee. Instituted a cement winter condition plan utilizing a ground thaw system for cold weather pour and accelerated curing that ultimately saved 20 days of schedule and $30,000 of heating cost. Facilitated the architectural and structural design with the owners design team and other prime contractors increasing the scope while reducing the budget by 17% for a bio-solid processing plant. Arbitrated and evaluated developers existing payables for accuracy and completion, successfully removing all mechanics liens and saving the client $125,000. Organized and streamlined the construction management process within 90 days resulting in the City of Chicago lifting a stop work order and the developer securing a bank construction loan. Achieved 300,000 hours without a lost time accident during 18 months of industrial work and 200,000 hours without a lost time accident during 10 months of a data center ground up building. Participate in sales presentations to aggressively convey the teams construction expertise and value added resulting in two lost jobs in three years. Assisted Marketing Department in developing sales ideas and represent the company at trade shows and professional affiliations at least once each quarter.
Equinix, Inc. 1905 Lunt, Elk Grove Village - $10.2 M Managed the architectural interior scope of a 275,000 square foot data center including concrete curbs and pads, demising walls, duct painting and raceway support steel. Directed 20,000 square feet of high-end office on three floors with bullet resistant entry, two mantraps, raised floor, biometric door hardware, terrazzo staircase, stainless accents and wall art using minimal overtime in a shortened schedule to achieve the customer grand opening deadline.
Nova-Savvis Digital Realty Center, Chicago - $83 K Oversaw the 4000 square foot office build out with in an existing telecommunications hotel with no service interruption. Adhered to the LEEDs building requirements as required by the owner. Completed within the four week schedule and included demising walls and bullet resistant pass through glass.
Metropolitan Biosolids Management Water Reclamation District, Stickney - $5.6 M Contribute to the $150 Million biosolid processing facility as part of a design/build assist team including MBM international parent company Veolia Water. Scope included the civil and site-work, caissons, underground utilities, structural concrete, pre-engineered building, masonry stair towers, fire protection and office. Worked with a third party and internal design team to develop scope, schedule and solutions as well as owner vendors for equipment and structure. Project was phased and duration was thirty months.
Sheraton Hotel 1110 Willow Road, Northbrook - $14.5 M Revised the estimate with value engineering to secure the construction of a five story, 164 room proto-type hotel building as part of the 12 acre, Willow Festival development. Worked with the developer to satisfy Sheraton Hotel requirements within the pro-forma budget and time constraints for a successful development.
Central Plaza Central & Milwaukee, Glenview - $12.9 M 5.6 acre, 100,000 square foot, five building retail development. Worked with developer and architect to value engineer 15% budget savings. Secured subcontractor commitments and provided itemized scope and product description in a banking format to successfully attain owner financing. Negotiated a design/build GMP contract with a 7% fee.
Bridgeport Village 3300 S. Racine, Chicago - $15 M Implemented a management program for a residential development. Consisted of a 115 up-scale single-family homes, completing the infrastructure, punch-list and final twenty buildings. Secured Chicago permitting and implemented pay requests through Chicago Title & Trust. Prepared 175 subcontracts and insurance certificates in 45 days for the developer and bank. Launched a punch list program to administer 55 home owners with construction deficiencies. Assembled scope and pricing for a close out pro-forma and to secure additional bank financing.
McNichols Company 251 Wille Road, Des Plaines - $1.7 M Tenant improvement of an FCL core and shell building for ML Realty, including the design build modification for a 72,000 square foot steel manufacturing facility with an interior recessed dock, two bay crane structure, fork lift battery area, steel storage racking and 8,000 square feet of office.
Quebecor World Highland Corporate Center, Bolingbrook - $4.5 M Completed the construction of a 100,000 square foot office warehouse building for a magazine printing company. Coordinated the 11,000 square foot office move and printing equipment installation.
Animal Clinic of S. Elgin South Elgin - $1.8M 6,875 square foot, state of the art animal clinic with exam rooms, x-ray & operating rooms. Re-estimated new design/build facility with owner input to within 10% of original budgeting. Negotiated MEP contracts for an 8% savings during the design phase. Condensed the schedule for a 17% savings in general conditions.
KAJIMA CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC., Palatine, IL2000 2005 $13 billion dollar, international construction management firm, performing design and build tasks in telecommunications, commercial, industrial and manufacturing totaling $400 million dollars in USA sales
Project Manager / Estimating / Business Development Managed $6.5 million dollar Chicago telecom POP site build out, in an existing manufacturing building, with an accelerated schedule based on promises to stock holders and Wall Street Responsible for 4.5% GC budget and presented monthly cost reports for monitoring profitability Developed preliminary pricing budget for client to assist in negotiating land development deal followed by the construction management process resulting in on-schedule profitability Acted as Construction Manager for AT&T in the Midwest, five state area, developing cost estimates, reviewing subcontractor bids, evaluating construction documents and performing site safety visits Work with in house design/engineering group to develop estimates, scope and pricing Regularly contributed to the estimating department, specializing in schedule development, general condition budgeting and mechanical, electrical and plumbing scope analysis Led an estimating team for the Wind Turbine industry, developing contacts, suppliers, subcontractors and a marketing plan to provide a profitable entry into this niche market Specifically tasked by general manager to obtain information and analysis on 6 competitors and 8 strategic partners for a design/build auto-manufacturing project, budgeted at $200 million Consistently worked with executives from Industrial Developments International (IDI) to develop cost estimates and value engineering, that contribute to the profitability analysis for the owner Worked with general manager and management team to strategically develop marketing plans and objectives to evaluate feasibility for potential market solicitation in the Chicago metro area Managed a marketing team to develop a database for recording and tracking new and existing clients
Qwest, Global Center, Verio, 360network - Lakeside Technology Center, Chicago - $120 M Managed and coordinated resources for MEP routing and generator yard layout for 4 Kajima build outs totaling 375,000 square feet and $120 million, to assure successful construction connectivity. Worked as the point of contact with building owner for submittal and approval process in design/build capacity.
360network, Inc. - Lakeside Technology Center, Chicago - $6.5 M Telecommunications build out of 25K square feet, within a twenty-week schedule, including structural raised floor for battery plant, uni-strut ceiling, pre-action system, 560 tons of cooling, and a 2 mega-watt generator. Successfully followed through with lien filing, attorney process and bankruptcy court for final pay request.
Northern Trust Bank Prairie Point Development, Naperville - $1.9 M Managed a 65,000 sf, design/build core & shell project in three months that included pre-cast concrete walls, over sized steel framing to accommodate a concrete hardened roof deck and reinforced concrete floors. Included working with several banking divisions and contractors to evaluate needs and provide seamless construction process.
ITW Brands Hanover Corporate Center, Hanover Park - $395 K Managed the emergency repair of a 6000 sf. roof collapse in a 150,000 sf warehouse building. 24/7 construction schedule attained partial operations in 48 hours and full permitted occupancy in 7 days. Completed proper documentation of labor, material and cost for a future insurance claim.
First Midwest Bank Joliet, IL - $400K Expansion of the Statement Processing Center including new offices, raised floor, security upgrade, 1200 amp electrical service, and 45 tons of supplemental/redundant air conditioning while maintaining day to day operations.
ASC SERVICES COMPANY, L.L.C., Chicago, IL1997 2000 Design and construction, alliance partner for Ameritech providing project management, architecture, engineering, accounting and reporting status of more than 6200 jobs and $220 million per year
Project Manager Work as an owners representative to manage a broad scope of telecommunications construction tasks totaling 94 projects and $3.4 million dollars averaging $36K per job, in 1999 Work with in house A/E design staff to develop scope, design and budget based on the clients need Conduct bid walk through to secure and qualify contractor proposals for competitive pricing Coordinate contractor work within the guidelines and procedures of the Ameritech Network Negotiated and awarded MBE/WBE contracts of 20% to fulfill the Ameritech contractor requirement Executed projects in high risk telecommunication environments with zero FCC reportables Consistently worked with client to satisfy deadlines for critical equipment deliveries Led FCC regulated collocation projects within sixty day schedule mandate Developed technical solutions with major architectural and engineering firms Served as local point of contact and beta tester for all the computer software roll-outs
Ameritech Network - 34 Hillside, Hillside - $579 K Replace central fan system, cooling tower, ductwork and asbestos abatement. New design developed with an outside engineering company to install five split system units with automated control and humidification.
Ameritech Network - 20 S. Ashland, LaGrange - $517K Addition of three split system units totaling 90 tons of cooling on three floors of active phone equipment, cross connected duct and motorized dampers, automated to serve as supplemental and redundant cooling.
Ameritech GBS - 800 Jori Blvd, Oak Brook - $508K Worked with outside engineers to develop and install a 750 KVA generator with automatic transfer switch in a leased building. Implemented essential circuiting for the tenant as well as critical building systems.
Ameritech Network 111 W. Franklin, Naperville - $431K Reconditioning of 3000 square feet of office to accept phone equipment including new floor tile, fire detection, painting and 70-ton HVAC unit with economizer and controlled, automated relief dampers
Ameritech Network - 24 Stolp, Aurora - $252K Relocated Ameritechs alarm monitoring center including moving contents and equipment, remodeling existing administrative space, new modular furniture, new UPS power, phones and wiring.
Ameritech GBS Call Center 800 Jori Blvd, Oak Brook - $201K Worked with architect to develop a business solution convert training area into 35 modular work stations, 2 manager stations, new carpeting, finishes, voice and data, and IS implementation in an occupied environment
ARES REALTY CAPITAL, INC., Downers Grove, IL1996 1997 Real estate arm of Mutual of New York, providing building and tenant construction services for the management division serving 18 Chicago Land properties and over one million square feet of commercial property
Project Manager Provided budget estimates, cost breakdowns and value engineering for asset and property managers for lease negotiations to successfully return 18 properties to a 5% vacancy rate and overall profitability. Estimated, evaluated, and executed tenant and building improvement projects using industry standard procedures, on a consistently profitable basis and within the time frame of the lease Managed multiple projects covering six properties and 590,000 square feet of commercial real estate
One Prairie Center - 4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Matteson - $275K Building improvements and code upgrades including new granite entry, paint and wall covering finishes, light fixtures, fire partitions, HVAC revisions, flooring, ADA, fire department and electrical compliance
Cardkey Systems - 1831 Howard Street, Elk Grove Village - $239K Raw space office development of 6000 square foot warehouse including new demising walls, HVAC systems, electrical service, fire protection, conference room, private offices, training room, kitchen, and restrooms
Elite Office Products - 1850 Howard Street, Elk Grove Village - $140K Subdivision by a 20 high demising wall of an existing office/warehouse tenant space creating 1500 SF of new offices, conference room, two restrooms and warehouse with overhead door, subject to a crashed schedule
B.C. Great Lakes - 770 Pasquinelli Drive, Westmont - $89K 12,100 SF tenant expansion of the corporate offices of Boston Chicken and Einstein Brothers Bagel company subject to a crashed schedule and phasing the occupied areas including the complete replacement of carpeting
Gerber Products Company - 1375 Woodfield Drive, Schaumburg - $72K Retrofit and Fire Prevention upgrade for the regional office of the major baby products company including teleconferencing equipment and value engineering needed to install tenant within budget and time constraints.
CONTRACTING RESOURCES, INC., Chicago, ILAugust 1995 - February 1996 General contractor specializing in construction management of mid-size building and tenant projects
Project Manager Negotiated contractor agreements and efficiently managed zero fee project resulting in a 9.2% profit Responsible for scheduling, coordinating and planning a $1.2M, three floor tenant improvement project, reducing an 8 week schedule into a 6 week completion and occupancy
Washington National Insurance Company - NBD Tower, Downtown Evanston - $1.2M Managed the installation of the Claims Division into 30,000 square feet of space on three floors from raw space in a six-week schedule including new sprinkler, grid, millwork, finishes and furniture coordination.
Bank of New York 229 Jefferson, Chicago - $225K Interior build out for a banking facility including expedited permit process, drywall, electric, millwork, wall covering and flooring while managing approval process from the New York Project Management division.
Congregation Bene Shalom - 4435 Oakton, Skokie - $160K Interior/Exterior expansion and remodeling of the adjoining building including structural engineering development, drywall, accordion door and ceramic tile while maintaining the temples day-to-day services
CUSTOM CONTRACTING SYSTEMS, LTD., Oakbrook, IL February 1985 - August 1995 Residential and commercial general contractor, specializing in improvement of commercial tenant office space
Managing General Partner Changed vocations, entering into a Sub S corporation agreement with former employer Took shared responsibility for all aspects of client development, estimating and operations Trained and managed new construction personal with no OSHA reportable incidents Managed and executed all scope involved in building out office warehouse construction Led expansion into new market that increased sales 115% and client base 25% in four years Produced scope interpretation, written proposals, and contracts, leading to >5% in change orders Consistently value engineered estimates to fit cost structures of lease improvement allowances Worked with the architect and owner to develop guidelines and specifications for value engineering budget savings of 33% on an existing building renovation project Investigated requirements for securing bonds, building permits, and fire prevention review that contributed to a 100% initial permit acquisition rate
Art Plus Associates, Inc. - 16 W. 129 83rd, Burr Ridge - $150K Interior and exterior renovation of an office/warehouse building for a specialty promotion company including a new fasod, glazing, curved half walls, drywall, acoustical ceiling, millwork and a ten-foot square skylight
State-Way Medical 5058 S. State, Chicago - $92K 6,500 square foot doctors office remodel including electrical and finish upgrades of the lobby, x-ray, treatment, and exam rooms while maintaining operations.
Roseland Medical Center 47 W. 95th, Chicago - $73K Design/build retrofit of finishes and electrical fixtures in the examining rooms and doctors office. It included a phased construction schedule, completed on time and without closing during normal business hours.
Applied Automation, Inc. - 7800 Quincy, Willowbrook - $60K Office build out for Chemical Analyzer Division, including drywall, electric, acoustical ceiling, electrical service upgrades, stainless steel plumbing system for gas distribution and fume hoods for the laboratory
T.A.R.R.C.O CONSTRUCTION, Oak Lawn, IL1983 - 1985 Superintendent - Responsible for project completion, material purchases and employee supervision
REAVIS HIGH SCHOOL - Burbank, IL1981- 1983 Teacher - Head freshman football, assistant swimming, assistant varsity baseball
10-hour OSHA Certified Course in Construction Safety & Health; American Heart Association CPR Training; Real Estate Sales License
MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Project, Primivera Shuretrack, Prolog, Expedition, AutoCad, WordPerfect, Lotus 123, Intuit QuickBooks.
Leadership Education Training, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Schaumburg, IL
MBA with Project Management Certification, Keller Graduate School of Management, Oakbrook, IL
Bachelor of Science in Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL