Senior Estimator, Vice President

Name : Michael A. Sola
Industry Type : Design Build Firms
City & State : Mechanicsburg,PA
Job Title Senior Estimator, Vice President
Relocation Preferences : Will consider relocation
Objective : To obtain a full time estimating position with a well known General Construction Company in Central Pa. Detailed in my resume you will find an extensive background in estimating with 20+ years of experience in all facets of commercial construction. I hope you can see I will bring extensive knowledge and experience to a growing company such as yours.
Resume :  
Michael A. Sola
Cellular 717-554-37911612 Fox Hollow Road
Home 717-691-1099Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Executive Summary
Vice President/Senior Estimator with more than 20 years of experience. Management background includes operations, finance and accounting, budgeting and forecasting, profit and loss, administration, recruiting and staff development, quality assurance, marketing, sales, and public relations. Increased efficiency, reduced costs, and increased profits through utilization of strong troubleshooting and problem resolution skills, while streamlining and determining optimum use of facilities and personnel. Areas of expertise include:

Operations Management Design/Build Concepts
Project Estimating Site Management
Project Scheduling Profit & Loss Oversight
Risk Management Loss Prevention
Value Engineering Quality Control
Contract Negotiations

Professional Background
Vice President1995 to 2009
Mass Construction Group, Inc.Harrisburg, PA 17111

Successfully estimated plan spec/hard bid projects including all types of construction. Estimated projects ranging in size from $250,000 to $10,000,000. Includes all types of projects: Restaurants, Warehouses, Medical Office Buildings, Dental Offices, Retail and much more.

Managed all construction management projects from design development stage to final bid stage for owners and architects.

Successfully supervised all estimators, project managers, administrative staff and accounts payable/ receivable departments.

Successfully reviewed construction contracts, critical path construction schedules and reviewed all job costs reports with project managers to achieve the highest level of profitability for the company.

Successfully purchased and negotiated contracts and change orders with subcontractors, suppliers, architects and owners.

Negotiated and maintained bonding and insurance requirements for the company.

Managed all phases of the design-build process with a consistent track record of meeting all project execution, delivery and budget expectations.

Managed all phases of the hard bid and plan spec projects maintaining the highest level of profitability for the company.

Developed and implemented monitoring methods and procedures including project reports and staff conferences.

Coordinated and managed the metal building franchise (Kirby Building Systems) for the company.

Coordinated and managed administrative processes; analysis and development of procedures and programs. Met with company personal to explain plans' benefits and processes.

Interfaced with companies' human resource and benefits administration departments, and senior level management; developed extensive account relationships with personal service and trust.

Preconstruction Manager1993 to 1994
Reynolds Construction ManagementHarrisburg, PA 17105

Successfully estimated school, university, institutional and government projects.

Successfully purchased and negotiated contracts and scope with suppliers, subcontractors, architects and owners.

Successfully estimated and reviewed schematic. design development and final GMP documents for owners and architects.

Managed pre-construction and construction service activities acting as the initial point of contact between the owner and Reynolds Construction Management.

Performed value engineering and space planning reviews with project owners that ensured a project deliverable within specified budget and schedule constraints.

Estimator1992 to 1993
H.B. Alexander & Son, Inc.Harrisburg, PA 17105

Successfully estimated plan spec/hard bid projects including all types of construction. Estimating projects ranging in size from $1,000,000 to $50,000,000. Includes all types of projects: Schools, Hospitals, Prisons, Restaurants, Warehouses, Sewage Treatment Plants, etc...

Successfully trained new estimators to learn company's based estimating system.

Successfully purchased and negotiated contracts and change orders with subcontractors, suppliers, architects and owners.

Successfully prepared scope of work for all subcontractors and suppliers for specific trades.

Successfully built relationships with subcontractors and suppliers.

Successfully attending estimating/project management seminars to approve profitability for the company.

Assisted in establishing a successful structure for a growing company.

Estimator1990 to 1992
Cumberland Contracting Group, Inc.Harrisburg, PA 17104

Responsibilities including estimating, purchasing, project management, contract negotiations, material orders, project scheduling.

Consistent track record of meeting and exceeding all project objectives and maintaining highest level of profits.
Promoting to the Chief Estimator in a short period of time with the company.
Created relationships with subcontractors and suppliers.

Associate Degree, Architecture1990
National Education Center- Thompson Institute CampusHarrisburg, PA 17011
GPA: GPA. Educational Highlights: AutoCAD (850 hours lab time) and computer experience; estimating for commercial and residential construction; structural steel an wood design; concrete & resteel; surveying; specification writing; manual drafting; and carpentry experience.
H.S. Diploma1988
Cedar Cliff High SchoolCamp Hill, PA
Graduate in the Academic/Business program. Additional courses in wood shop, metal shop, graphic arts, and drafting.
Member, The American Society of Professional Estimators, Chapter No. 21 out of Baltimore, 1992 to 1994. CPE in this society
Student Support Team Member, National Education Center, Harrisburg, PA, 1988 to 1990
Computer Skills
Computer Programs Experience:

Timberline Estimating Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Timberline Project Management MC2
Timberline Accounting Lotus & Word Perfect


Mass Construction Group- 2005 awarded the fasting growing company from the Central Penn Business Journal.

Mass Construction Group- 2005 awarded from Kirby Building Systems-Secured $1,000,000 in pre-engineered metal building sales.

Certification in Timberline Estimating, Project Management and Accounting from Engle Business Systems.

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