Senior Operations Manager

Name : Vincent Guida
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Freehold,NJ
Job Title Senior Operations Manager
Relocation Preferences : No
Objective : Committed to Clients Needs and Goals
Achievement-oriented and accomplished construction professional since 1991. Proven ability to lead and manage project teams with concentration on team motivation. Extensive experience in creation of contract agreements, delegation of tasks, budgeting, negotiations and scheduling with concentrated efforts on detailed planning and reporting, quality control, timely close-out of projects and profitability.
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VINCENT J. GUIDA
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OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE / PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Committed to Clients Needs and Goals
Achievement-oriented and accomplished construction professional since 1991. Proven ability to lead and manage project teams with concentration on team motivation. Extensive experience in creation of contract agreements, delegation of tasks, budgeting, negotiations and scheduling with concentrated efforts on detailed planning and reporting, quality control, timely close-out of projects and profitability.

Professional Accountabilities and Competencies
Nelson Construction:
Negotiate prices for all construction materials, labor and equipment, recognizing approximately $200,000 in annual savings for construction costs within an 18 month period. Responsible for an overall 6% savings in allotted budgets in 2008 through effective negotiation and purchasing efforts.
Nelson Construction / DNR Group / Premier Custom Homes:
Oversee professionals, including Site Supervisors, Project Managers, Project and Office Administrators, as well as Estimators in the planning, scheduling, engineering, subcontracting and completion of critical construction timelines, which includes actual erection, maintenance and repairs of designated structures.
Hold qualifications meetings and interview potential subcontractors/vendors, ensuring required specifications are met. Coordinate and execute weekly onsite meetings with subcontractors, clients, architects and site supervisors, ensuring clients complete satisfaction and timely completion of projects.
Outline detailed scopes of work; identify required components and subcontractor responsibilities, ensuring proper materials, as well as exactness and preciseness of dimensions.
Create, maintain and update critical path comprehensive construction schedules and Request for Information (RFI) logs tracking change orders and progress; ensure time sensitive issues are addressed. Initiate vigorous follow up with architects and maintain constant communication with owner, ensuring proof of legal ramifications.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Nelson Construction, Inc., Paramus, New Jersey
A multi-million dollar general contractor specializing in luxury retail, commercial projects and multi-unit homes

Senior Operations Manager Report Directly to Controller/President06/2007 Present
Complete accountability for new business development, ensuring a full range of management construction needs, encompassing leads, marketing, estimates, detailed proposals, contract negotiations, subcontract agreements, as well as complete management and execution of projects. Directly sold and oversee new contracts for giant names in construction, including Diesel USA, Liz Claiborne, Zara, Lilith of France, Jean Paul Gaultier, Wentworth Management, Vornado, Victoria Secret, Bed Bath and Beyond, MTV Corporate, Sprint, Best Buy, Jenny Craig and National Rent-a-Car, totaling $1.8 million in new business development.

Selected Project Highlights:
25,000 sq. ft. Office/Warehouse Clifton, NJ - $4 million Project
Participated in final negotiations of contract terms and line item amounts, facilitated construction, water and sewer permits and coordinated with PSE&G, Electrical Engineer and Electrician to obtain permanent and temporary power approval. Coordinated relocation of existing office into temporary office space. Initiated a hands-on approach in the resolution of placing project on hold, which allowed continuation of project in lieu of existing obstacles. Oversaw excavation, concrete footings, piers and foundation walls, steel reinforcements, anchor bolts, plates, backfill and crushed stone.
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Nelson Construction, Inc. Selected Project Highlights Continued
SCN Design - $177k Project
Charged with complete remodeling of existing home built in 1910. Converted space into a two level office building. Ensured complete quality control; orchestrated site personnel throughout demolition process and execution of masonry, roofing, windows, exterior doors, trex decking, PVC railings, vinyl siding, structural framing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, fire alarms, carpentry, insulation, drywall, paint and hardwood flooring. Coordinated efforts with owner, architect and municipality to redesign original plans on existing stairs to meet commercial code requirements in riser heights and widths, satisfying building inspectors concerns with one onsite meeting. Project completed within projected timelines. Received Letter of Recommendation from owner for providing complete satisfaction. Project revenue came in at $10,500 over projection.
Riva Pointe Condos - $450k Project
Oversaw complete remodeling of a 25 year old existing health club facility. Transformed outdated two level health club into a state-of-the-art fitness center. Redirected crew to complete alternate areas, while addressing discrepancy with structural steel columns. Interacted with client, architect, board members and crew in resolving challenges with professionalism and expediency. Praised by Riva Pointe residents on outcome of project.

DNR Group of Companies, Inc., Staten Island, New York
Residential/commercial contractor specializing in commercial projects and mid-rise residential ground-up construction
Project Manager - Reported to Owner05/2006 06/2007
Assumed full responsibility for new business development, marketing, estimating, detailed proposals, contract negotiations and site walk throughs. Generated $350,000 in remodeling revenue within a one year period.

Selected Project Highlight:
Jackies Department Store - $4.5 million Project
Communicated daily with architect, owner, site supervisor, subcontractors and vendors throughout the completion of this 30,000 square foot project. Project completed ahead of schedule, through the selection and utilization of reputable subcontractors.
Premier Custom Homes, Staten Island, New York
Residential/commercial contractor specializing in custom home building and remodeling
Vice President of Operations03/2001 03/2006
Primarily responsible for the marketing and sale of new homes. Created bank loan budgets and coordinated with Accounting Department in the approval of change orders and invoices. Created estimates for general construction and remodeling projects, prepared detailed proposals, negotiated client contracts, created and updated construction schedules and reported changes to private investors.

Selected Project Highlight:
Four Custom Homes North Brunswick - $3.5M Project
Managed completion of typical residential site work, excavation, concrete foundation and slab, wood framing, sheathing of windows and exterior doors, roof shingles, siding, stucco, exterior metal fascia and soffits, gutters and leaders, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fireplace construction, insulation, drywall, taping, kitchen cabinets, bath vanities, granite countertops, interior trim, doors and hardware, ceramic tile installation, hardwood flooring, carpet installation and painting for these 4,000 square foot, elite homes. With some minor regrading and installation of a retaining wall, we were able to correct a drastic elevation drop on one of the homes, satisfying engineers concerns and township requirements. Saved a total of $140,000 through subcontractor and vendor negotiations.

ADDITIONAL WORK HISTORY
Owner - Guida Construction Company, Freehold, New Jersey - 03/1997 - 02/2001

EDUCATION & TRAINING
Certified in Timberline Construction Management Software
Lafayette High School, Brooklyn, NY Graduated 1989

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