Masonry Estimator

Name : Ashwin
Industry Type : Specialty Contractors
City & State : Hoffman Estates,IL
Job Title Masonry Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Any
Objective : Seeking a position where my extensive knowledge, successful experience, and academic credentials in Masonry Estimating and Project Management will be effectively utilized.
Resume :  

Ashwin A. Acharya
2231 Langdon Place, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 (847) 310-0051 ashwin551[at]yahoo.com


OBJECTIVE

Seeking a position where my extensive knowledge, successful experience, and academic credentials in Masonry Estimating and Project Management will be effectively utilized and where opportunities for professional growth exist.

EDUCATION

B.S. in Business Administration, Concentration in Operations Management (Honors), DeVry University, Addison, IL, USA 10/2004 Cum. GPA 3.63/4.00; Named to the Deans List in all semesters

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management, Certification Date: 09/2004

BA, Social Science (Sociology, Public Administration, Political Science), Osmania University, Hyderabad, India 1988

Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology (Honors), Shri K.J.Polytechnic, Bharuch, India 1987

SUMMARY OF CORE STRENGTHS

Wide experience in masonry estimating and project management
Strong communication, management, and computer skills
Excellent leadership, administrative skills, and proven motivational skills
Enthusiastic and organized with exceptional follow-through abilities
Strong ability to promote teamwork
Able to quickly analyze, compare, and interpret detailed information and to make sound and accurate judgments based on this information

EXPERIENCE

Estimator/Project Manager
Mike Cachey Construction Company, Inc., Orland Park, IL (Union Mason Contractor) June 2009- Present
Masonry Company, Inc., Wheeling, IL (Union Mason Contractor) Apr 1999 Aug 2008

Quantity take-offs (both: manually: using scale, calculator, and pencil and using Tradesmens On-Screen Masonry Takeoff Software), labor pricing, and project cost estimating for bids and budgets
During the takeoff process, make decisions concerning equipment needs, the sequence of operations, the size of the crew required, and physical constraints at the site
Prepare bid proposal for submission to GC/owner
Become thoroughly familiar with project specifications, drawings, contracts, schedule, etc. and utilize this knowledge to pro actively identify and anticipate potential issues that might impact the project safety, quality, cost or schedule.
Request material pricing from suppliers for each job (quote request)
Negotiate projects to the responsible gc/ cm
Submittals (the entire process)
Order bricks, stone and materials after award, coordinate long lead time items
Change order pricing and logs
Provide input regarding the completeness and accuracy of potential change order requests when requested
Responsible for the overall management of masonry construction projects
Field and equipment supervision for all masonry projects
Ensure masonry/construction projects are completed on time and to the client\'s satisfaction
Assist in staffing, outlining project plans, setting project goals/deadlines, and evaluating performance
Promote open communication, teamwork and coordination with the objective of identifying and resolving issues in a timely manner that ensures that work is completed safely, with good quality and on schedule




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Project Manager
Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration, LLC, Chicago, IL Sep 2008 May 2009

Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration, LLC is a well known and reputed company specialized in Masonry Restoration & Maintenance (specifically- we restore and repair buildings damaged masonry that results from water leakage or lack of regularly scheduled preventive maintenance. We can repair masonry cracks, mortar joints, gaps between window heads and masonry, leaning parapet walls, and damaged terra cotta. We repair or replace rusted shelf angles and lintels, including proper flashing and weep systems), Inspection & Analysis and Landmark Preservation.

Job Duties:
Project pricing, proposal writing, bidding
Total responsibilities for all aspects of project
Setup and mobilization of project
Coordinate manpower
Expedite material delivery
Closely monitor the schedule and quality control
Conduct all project meetings
Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of project
Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project


Project Manager
M/s Gupta Constructions, Ankleshwar, India Feb 1996- Mar 1999
Extensive results-oriented management experience
Consistently achieved goals using organizational, leadership and problem-solving skills
Monitored personnel needs and scheduled staff accordingly
Supervision of technical personnel and draftsperson s
Ensured maintenance of equipment and adherence to safety prevention measures
Ordered materials from supplier and Budget Control

Estimator
Creative Designs, Amdavad, India July 1987- Jan 1996
Blue print take-offs, bid proposal preparation and submission
Construction project cost Analysis
Quotation request from suppliers
Negotiations with sub contractors























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PROJECTS COMPLETED IN THE UNITED STATES FOR MIKE CACHEY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.
Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, IL , Contract Amount: $ 3,000,000
Regency Rehab, Niles, IL, Contract Amount: $ 300,000
Math-Stat Building, University of Chicago, Contract Amount: $500,000

PROJECTS COMPLETED IN THE UNITED STATES FOR BULLEY & ANDREWS MASONRY RESTORATION, LLC
School District 158 Partial Through Wall Flashing Repair, Algonquin, IL , Contract Amount: $ 150,000 Owner: School District 158, Algonquin, IL
Masonry Restoration: 936 W Madison St., Chicago, IL, Contract Amount: $ 194,325
Goodman Residence Addition: 1928 N Mohawk St., Chicago, IL., Contract Amount: $100,000
Evergreen Elementary School, Carol Stream, IL., Inspection Openings- demo and patch bricks, Contract Amount: $ 10,000

PROJECTS COMPLETED IN THE UNITED STATES FOR MASONRY COMPANY, INC.

The Residences at the Grove, Forest Park, IL , Contract Amount Masonry: $ 1 million G.C.: Focus Construction
Calumet Park Senior Living, Calumet Park, IL, Contract Amount Masonry: $ 550,000 G.C.: Alden Bennett Construction
Ashcroft Junior High School, Oswego, IL, Contract Amount Masonry: $4.5 million G.C.: Maggio Construction
CC Hills Storage LLC, Country Club Hills, IL, Contract Amount Masonry: $185,000 G.C.: 3-Dimensions
Life Storage, Markham, IL, Contract Amount Masonry: $170,000 G.C.: Tuscany Construction
918 W. Belmont St., Chicago, IL, Contract Amount Masonry: $738,400 G.C.: Northwood Contractors
Rainbo Village, 4814 & 4848 N. Clark, Chicago, IL, Contract Amount Masonry: $1295000, G.C.: Vennen Company
Greater Open Door Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago, IL, Contract Amount Masonry: $ 260,000, G.C.: Keeley Construction
First Nations Bank, 5745 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, Contract Amount Masonry: $174,000, G.C.: Chicago City Builders
Gold Class Cinema Arboretum, Rte: 59 & Higgins, South Barrington, IL., Contract Amount Masonry: $150,000, G.C.: Weis Builders
Lincoln Way West High school, AC Wing, 21700 S. Gougar Rd., New Lenox, IL., Contract Amount Masonry: $4,000,000, G.C.: Henry Brothers
Aurora Police Headquarters, 1200 E Indian Trail Rd, Aurora, IL, Masonry Contract Amount: $3,250,000, G.C.: Leopardo Construction

PROJECTS COMPLETED IN INDIA FOR GENERAL CONTRACTORS- CREATIVE DISIGNS AND GUPTA CONSTRUCTION

Radhey Tower, Amdavad : 10 Storied Concrete Structure Building- For Creative Designs
Microwave Towers at different location in India : 15m 100m Steel framed towers for cellular phones- For Creative Designs
Adishakti Lube Pvt. Ltd., Sanand : 2 Storied Concrete Structure Factory Building- For Creative Designs
Ashok Alco Chem. , Walchandnagar, Pune : Construction of a 500m x 600m water reservoir- For Gupta Construction
Raj Apartments : 8 units apartment building - For Creative Designs
Rajashree Apartments : 24 Units apartment building - For Creative Designs
Aalok Apartments : 5 Blocks and 24 units in each block- For Creative Designs
Aalok Bungalows : 50 Bungalows - For Creative Designs
Reva Sugar Factory, Aamod, Bharuch- For Gupta Construction




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