Building Engineer

Name : sginther
Industry Type : Home Builders
City & State : Mesquite,NV
Job Title Building Engineer
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Residential or Light Commercial construction management, with a preferrence toward sustainable construction practices.
Resume :  

202 Hermosa Way ● Mesquite, NV 89027 ● sginther[at] ● (702)-345-4478

Construction Management and Site Supervision, excels in leadership roles and trade skill knowledge, resulting from a wide range of construction experience and education.

LEADERSHIP: Owner/Manager of small design/build Construction Company for many years. As an employee I was consistently promoted to higher levels of management due in part to leadership capabilities, and knowledge of business.
INTEGRITY: Maintain loyalty to employer, while satisfying customer needs, controlling quality to highest possible standards, and maximizing any cost benefits to all parties involved.
ADAPTABILITY: Acquired green building knowledge and national certifications to better implement the forthcoming changes to building standards toward sustainable construction practices.
WORK ETHIC: Always willing to give 100 percent to any endeavor. Willingness to work extra hours or weekends when required, even with salary positions. Fully understand the importance of meeting construction deadlines, and cost control.


BUILDING ENGINEERDecember 2009 to Present
Casa Blanca Resort & CasinoMesquite, NV
I am presently employed by the building engineering department at a large resort and casino. Perform basic building maintenance and trouble shoot problems in the building operating systems.
Manage equipment and mechanical systems in a large commercial kitchen operation at the resort. Kitchen serves a restaurant, steak-house, and buffet.
Performed skilled trade labor on required work orders for repairs and construction projects.
Work with staff to create a team approach to all functions of the engineering department.
Implement all required policies and procedures for the resort & casino successful operation.

CONST. MANAGEMENT & CONSULTANTNovember 2007 to December 2009
Self EmployedMesquite, NV
Independently contracted on individual construction projects for site superintendent services for commercial and residential projects, with projects financed and managed by Owners. I have completed the requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional designation, (LEED-AP). Continue to maintain active B-2 contractor license in state of Nevada and offer sustainable construction guidance on an independent part time basis to contractors needing to understand practices and techniques involved in meeting necessary LEED rated construction contracts. (
Managed and supervised a $160,000.00 renovation of tavern to accommodate enclosed smoking area, with 7 week completion deadline. Complete the project on time, and saved the Owner $15,000.00 off the original budget.
Managed and performed skilled trade labor on several residential projects.
Work part time with a Non-Profit 501c3 on Sustainable Construction awareness and education.
Design and implement Green Building awareness brochures and conduct instructional seminars for contractors and general public on Sustainable Construction Programs and Practices.

SUPERINTENDENTOctober 2005 to August 2007
Matthews HomesStockton, CA
Employed by a large production home builder headquartered in Stockton CA, to supervise construction operation for 160 home project in Mesquite NV. Builder initially owned 600 sites in 3 subdivisions at the Canyon Crest PUD. Shortage in staffing required me to manage and perform Customer Care, new home owner orientations, and warranty resolution, in addition to standard site superintendent duties, with 1 assistant and 1 labor.
Within 3 months of hire I was promoted to supervise second subdivision of 200 homes, and complete model homes started by previous superintendent.
Corrected model homes quickly while continuing production building on the two subdivisions uninterrupted.
Completed all homes constructed in 100 day build timeline as required by Matthews Homes.
Completed all homes constructed with zero punch items, and maintained high homeowner satisfaction surveys.
Maintained accurate production of two projects with 12 individual floor plans and 48 elevation options between both projects.

SUPERINTENDENTJuly 2005 to October 2005
Arnell-West, Inc.Salt Lake City, UT
I was employed by large commercial general contractor, initially, for single project, as second superintendent for major interior renovation of Smiths Grocery in Mesquite NV. The project required completion in 12 weeks, 24 hour/7day work schedule for construction activities, while remaining open to public.
Teamed with other superintendent to successfully conduct 24 hour construction schedule without interruptions or delays to construction time line.
Managed logistics of construction activity coexisting with 24 hour public access.
Maintained high level of safety for construction workers and protection measures for public access.
Expedite construction process by performing labor on several skilled trade categories for misc. work not included in estimating or subcontracting. Worked additional hours under salary to meet deadlines.

OWNER/MANAGEROctober 1980 to July 2005
Select BuildersDenver, CO
I was the Owner/Manager of general contracting and architectural designing service in Denver Colorado metropolitan area. Design projects, prepare working drawings, construction specifications, and manage the construction process to completion. Projects involved new construction in commercial and residential, major renovations, and residential remodels. (Complete references available upon request)
Designed and built numerous light commercial office buildings and residential homes.
Managed and supervised 2 major renovations at occupied nursing homes, with accelerated construction schedules, and 2nd floor renovation and structural repair at Credit Union under occupancy.
As owner builder I achieved many repeat clients, several with 3 major projects. All work was from referral or contractor networking.

OWNER/MANAGERFebruary 1980 to October 1980
Full SpectrumDenver, CO
Full time temporary Architectural Draftsman, preparing working drawings for a contracted multi-family residential construction project. Preformed initial site inspections for preconstruction site and drainage planning and assisted in preliminary design concepts for custom style homes.
Prepared working drawings for custom style duplex home development.

Southern California Institute of ArchitectureSanta Monica, CA
University of ColoradoBoulder, CO
Don Kagy Real Estate CollegeDenver, CO

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (LEED-AP).
Contractor Class B-2 State of Nevada. (License # 058926)
Construction Supervisor Certificate Class B City and County of Denver. (Cert. # 1007284)
Held active Real Estate Brokers license in Colorado from 1983 thru 1992
OSHA 30 hour certification for construction supervisors (pending)
Computer Skills MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Front Page, Auto CAD-LT 2000, Turbo Cad 9.0, Google Sketch up.
Trade Skills Concrete foundation systems, carpentry rough & finish, drywall & drywall patch, ceramic tile applications, backhoe & skid-steer operation.
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