ANDRE W. DUFOUR
8 Mockingbird Hill Rd.
Windham, NH 03087-1219
(603) 898-4104 C: (617) 413-1531awdufour[at]gmail.com
Bottom line construction and management professional with a proven track record of success with extensive experience in property construction, maintenance and operations. Project types include medical, retail, restaurants, institutional and commercial. Outstanding administrative capabilities, with strong background in general management, customer support and subcontractor supervision. A proven problem solver, highly focused on attention to costs, bottom-line financial performance and project integrity with responsive, quality service to fulfill contracts and meet client and subcontractor needs. Demonstrated skills in promoting and negotiating successful contracts to ensure cost effective compliance on multiple projects.
Administrative PlanningBudgets and Expense Management
Organization LeadershipCreative/Resourceful Problem Solver
Project ManagementNegotiation Skills
Value EngineeringContract Management
Regulatory ComplianceProject Proposals and Presentations
Alliance Construction Advisors, Las Vegas, NV.
Project Superintendent (contract position)
Responsible for the day to day operation of construction for high end retail project. Project was valued at
Michilli Inc. NY, NY 2009
Responsible for the day to day operation of construction of high end retail projects. Projects were valued
from $300K to $3.8M.
B.W. Construction, Spencer, MA2008
Responsible for managing a combined fire and police facility, valued at $5.9M.
Collaborated closely with customers including architects and sub-contractors to better define requirements and resolve problems, integrate cost and schedule changes, and managed those changes to meet fulfillment.
Contacted and qualified material suppliers, negotiated contracts, and provided oversight for all agreements to ensure quality and delivery.
Managed expense budgets including projected labor requirements, sub-contractor support and all related services and supplies and equipment, providing daily reports and change orders with new projections.
Analyzed expense reports, identified problem areas and instituted solutions to meet budgets.
Coordinated schedules for all contractors, suppliers, and inspections by local and county agencies.
Raised focus on environmental integrity and safety standards with state and local building codes and regulations and compliance with all OSHA related regulations, coordinating inspections and testing.
MCMUSA, LLC, Newton, MA1996-2008
Senior Project Superintendent/Construction Manager
Construction manager for day-to-day operations responsible for ensuring compliance with plans, regulations, specification and all safety regulations. Responsible for 5-50 people based on project size.
Provided a level of quality and timeliness that resulted in repeat business from clients and new business. Projects ranged from $38K to $14M including restaurants, retail stores and major medical facilities.
Led numerous high visibility projects under strict oversight in which successful conclusion required overcoming significant challenges that met aggressive goals and exceeded client expectations.
Interacted as liaison between clients, landlords, architects, subcontractors and enforcement officials often requiring successful mediation and negotiation with conflicting interests that threatened project viability.
ANDRE W. DUFOUR
Managed multiple projects simultaneously. For example, four projects with 3 reporting supervisors were completed successfully at JFK airport.
Instituted a value engineering approach to projects maintaining cost sensitivity that reduced costs.
Developed operations approaches to resolve serious asbestos abatement and soil contamination issues. Serious cost issues were mitigated and awards were given for creative development.
Implemented processes based on computerized systems decreasing dependence on manual methods.
Designed a recycling program resulting in a 78% reduction in stream demolition waste for a major shopping center rehabilitation project.
Pursued non-compliance and under performance issues aggressively, ensuring that project schedules and cost issues were not jeopardized.
A.W. Dufour Co., Windham, NH 1978-1996
Founder and President
Founder and president of a contracting and management firm performing all phases of construction from demolition to occupancy. Projects included residential, commercial, industrial, correctional and medical facilities to $450K.
Designed a business infrastructure and operating model for implementation.
Researched opportunities, negotiated sales agreements, worked with origination management to secure financing, and directed strategies for new projects.
Collaborated closely with funding sources in the evaluation of proposals; wrote and delivered presentations on opportunities, and performed due diligence.
Provided full operational support including contract negotiations, vendor and subcontractor purchases, marketing activities and general management oversight.
Ensured payment to vendors and successfully established credit worthiness with the new business.
Architected aggressive overhead and other cost reductions, organized staff and work processes, and managed cash flow; generated budgets, negotiated and managed contracts.
Implemented and improved property inspection procedures to diagnose potential problems and instituted fixes that enhanced client relations and mitigated more serious issues
Received numerous letters of recognition from clients.
Business Management and Computer Program, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA
OSHA Training and Certification, New England Training Institute
Construction Safety and Health
Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics
Trainer in OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry
Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License #CS 81842 Unrestricted
Computer and Internet Literate, MS Word, Excel and Project
Carpentry, Flooring, Excavation, Roofing, Glazing
Projects at: Reagan National, Dulles International and Port Columbus International Airports