Christopher S. Kemper
To be a contributor to the success of a venture by utilizing my proven project management, problem solving, marketing, people skills, sales, project planning and implementation skills.
Extensive experience managing complex public and private sector projects from concept through completion.
Communications, coordination and organizational skills managing multiple projects.
Skilled negotiator and problem solver with an analytical mind set.
Led consultant teams during feasibility studies, due diligence analysis, concept design, permitting, development of roadway and utility infrastructures, and vertical amenity improvements.
Managed relationships and regional compliance monitoring; regarding local, State, Federal and environmental regulatory entities.
Accountable for reviewing and meeting schedules consistent with project time constraints.
Managed assets, budgets and cash flows to meet corporate and division objectives.
Directed and coordinated staff through budget preparation and management.
Spearheaded regional cost cutting initiatives; including value engineering, constructability review, and material, labor and equipment pricing adjustments.
Managed and coordinated multiple residential and commercial site development projects from concept through approval and construction through buyer turnover.
Led weekly coordination and progress meetings with multiple consultants and contractors.
Reviewed and approved project shop drawings, change orders and pay requests.
Diverse background and education fostering extremely strong personal and sales abilities.
Strong project and staff management history demonstrating the ability to form, motivate and lead highly productive teams.
Rapid succession through start up organizations and national homebuilders illustrating strong commitment and a desire for achievement.
Natural problem solving skills compounded with a customer service attitude creating winning situations with a winning attitude.
EmploymentVice President, Operations, Envera Systems, Sarasota, Florida
Operations director for start up Security Company specializing in remote video monitoring with two way audio. Our systems created large monthly revenue clients with minimal creation multiples.
Responsible for budgets and cash flow projections, inventory maintenance, procedural design, implementation planning, human resources, installation and service scheduling, and customer retention.
Managed over 30 associates creating processes and procedures for a 24 hour central monitoring facility specializing in community access control.
Designed, implemented, and evaluated access control gate systems for residential and commercial facilities in Florida.
Maintained the customer relationship during the implementation process and maintained the relationship after installation.
Generated sales to increase revenues by 145% as both sales agent and operational director.
Vice President, Land Division, Lennar Homes, Sarasota, Florida
Amenities Manager, Sarasota and Manatee Counties
Designed hardscape and amenities for all communities in division.
Evaluated marketing data to make recommendations for levels of service, cost benefit analysis and community themes.
Coordinated architects, engineers, contractors, designers and marketing teams from design through construction.
Managed public relations teams and amenity staff to offer community appropriate marketing platforms, special events and country club membership platform.
Lennar County Manager, Manatee County
Focused on the profit & loss, strategy & execution and growth of Manatee County land development division and subordinate companies and ventures.
Coordinated and directed departments and teams to facilitate acquisitions, commercial parcel sales, due diligence, design, entitlement and permitting.
Synchronized budgeting, bidding, contract negotiations and Community Development District establishment.
Coordinated amenities planning and construction, marina planning and design, 27 hole golf course planning and construction, clubhouse, pro shop and restaurant design and construction.
Oversaw Home Owners Association establishment, budgeting, and management.
Responsible for $240MM budget and evaluation process of all direct reports.Vice President, Homebuilding Division, Lennar Homes, Sarasota Florida
Managed accounting and bid teams to create new vendor scopes and specifications for the pro forma budgets for new estate product line. Processes included vendor specific bidding for each task and elevation to ensure the balance of labor and materials, agreement negotiating and pricing strategies for all products.
Implemented refinements of processes and options in custom design studio. Major projects included hiring, training and evaluation of associates development, streamlining of options, pricing, corporate profit and loss statements, and communication of options to architects, customers, and field staff. Coordinated design, planning, construction, and merchandising of new 5200 square foot Design Studio.2003 - 2004
Vice President of Construction, Lennar Homes, Sarasota, Florida
Managed Sarasota County construction including several superintendents in multiple communities to ensure timely delivery of quality homes. Responsibilities included hiring, terminating, and evaluation of employees. Evaluated and implemented modification of operational procedures, customer dispute resolution, closing projections, ensuring budgets and actual costs are closely monitored.
Performed training classes in vertical construction, evaluated and established quality control guidelines, used master schedules to promote even flow of labor and materials with critical trades.
Resolved plan and inspection issues with county staff and engineers/architects, worked closely with purchasing department to negotiate and rectify vendor disputes.
Co-authored Build Pro computer scheduling templates, including lead times, durations and quality inspections, for several different size and types of homes. Managed deliveries of over 150 homes (2003). 2002 - 2003
Residential Construction Superintendant, Lennar Homes, Sarasota, FL
Constructed all residential products offered from single family to 16 unit condominium buildings. Responsible for scheduling, material deliveries, quality inspections, closing projections, customer dispute resolution and plan issue resolution, customer/sales relationships, timely completion and delivery. 10 hour OSHA certified. Personally delivered over $12MM in product in 2002 Fiscal year. 2002 Builder of the Year.2000 - 2002
Principal, Mill Pond Construction, Oyster Bay, New York
Owner/operator of residential remodeling firm. Primary responsibilities included estimating, marketing, sales, planning, budgeting, accounting and construction supervision. Worked to provide solid employment for four carpenters and finishers specializing in residential remodeling of vintage homes.
DevelopmentM.B.A., Webster University, 2009
B.A., Communications, University of Tampa, 1992
Florida Licensed General Contractor CGC 1507134
Florida Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate SL 3208851
Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Member
Florida Planning and Zoning Association, Member
Florida Homebuilding Association, Member
FASA BASA, Certified