Landscape Architect

Name : screll
Industry Type : Design Build Firms
City & State : Lawrenceville,NJ
Job Title Landscape Architect
Relocation Preferences : No
Objective : The present economic climate has made it necessary for this job applicant to transition from my present company into one with a more promising and stable future. My goal is to acquire a professional and challenging career in which my technical and professional skills , my interpersonal and communication skills, and my strong work ethics and morals shall greatly contribute to my success and the success of my prospective employer. Helping support local businesses and / or individuals through products, services, and strong relationships would be a wonderful fit.

For nearly twenty five years I have designed and created solutions, sold products and services, and hired and trained staff to meet the needs of my clients. Patience, determination, hard work, education, and passion are the key ingredients for success and are what I offer a future employer.

I am a team player having the ability to take the lead where appropriate. Past responsibilities included cultivating and selling as many as three dozen clients at a time while staffing, scheduling equipment and man power, and supervising two to three months of project installations. Strong people skills and organizational skills were vital.
Resume :  
Stuart L. Crell
25 Barclay Court
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-1454
cell: 609-977-2113
email: ilovemydesigns[at]comcast.net


OBJECTIVE:
Acquisition of a professional, challenging career position in which my problem solving abilities,
management, design, sales, estimating, and interpersonal skills shall greatly contribute to my
success and the success of my prospective employer.

SKILLS:
Ability to design, estimate, present, sell, schedule, and supervise installation of multiple
simultaneous projects.
Knowledge of construction practices regarding both temporary ( show / exhibit type ) and permanent installations.
Ability to service post installation warrantees and follow up concerns to clients.
Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment.
Ability to create and implement marketing strategies through the creation of adds, websites, home shows, flower shows, , exhibitions, seminars, and involvement in networking groups, associations, and charity based causes.
Strong organizational and time management skills .
Ability to hire, fire, supervise, and instruct staff.
Working knowledge of Vector Works Fundamentals and Landmark CAD Software, DesignWare 3.3 Picture Enhancement Software, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop CS-3, and Quickbooks Pro.
Exposure to Microsoft Access, Quark Express 6.1, Google SketchUp 7, and Auto Cad
Ability to work in a team environment.
Designed, created, and supervised installation of 5 successful Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibitions.
Team player with excellent work ethics, inquisitive mind, and desire to learn.
Ability to network and meet prospective clients in order to promote products and services

EDUCATION:
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
B.S. Landscape Architecture 1983

LICENSES:
Pennsylvania State Registered Landscape Architect

EXPERIENCE:
Plants & Plans, Inc.( 1994 to Present )
Served as President since inception of corporation. Initially was created as a design/build firm
specializing in the design and installation of high end residential landscape and hardscape
projects. Secondarily, Plants and Plans, Inc. also provided design services to other local
landscape contractors.


In 1996, Plants and Plans abandoned its in house construction practices in lieu of running the
landscape division of a long term client Bountiful Acres. Serving as both in house employee and
subcontractor, Stuart Crell and Plants and Plans, Inc. designed, estimated, sold, installed
projects as well as hired and trained staff, scheduled, coordinated and supervised the
construction of all landscape projects. Operations were expanded from a two crew operation
into four. Designed and supervised the construction of three successful award winning
Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibits as well.

In 1992, Plants and Plans, Inc. relocated to Lawrenceville, NJ where we continue to design for
local landscape contractors. In addition to design services, we also assist in marketing, graphic
design, sales, and on site supervision and layout.

Scoma-Crell Associates, Inc. ( Lansdale, PA. )( 1991-1994 )
Start up business providing both residential and commercial design/build and
maintenance services to the tri-state area.

Heyser Landscaping Inc ( Norrition, PA. )( 1987 to 1991 )
Designed, estimated, sold, and provided on site supervision of both residential and
commercial design/build landscape and hardscape projects. Designed and supervised
construction of public exhibits geared toward business development. Actively bid on
commercial projects in the capacity of staff estimator.

Gooseberry Bush Nursery ( Downingtown, PA )( 1985 to 1987 )
Designed, estimated, sold and provided on-site supervision of residential design/build
landscape and hardscape projects. As staff designer/salesman, I reviewed plans at
nursery location where an extensive nursery inventory could be viewed. Designed and
supervised construction of two successful award winning Philadelphia Flower Show
exhibits.

McCloskey & Faber , PC ( Horsham, PA )( 1984 to 1985 )
Served as staff Landscape Architect primarily responsible for preparing subdivision, site
improvement, and landscape plans primarily for commercial projects. Researched
zoning issues as needed regarding subdivision and landscape plan requirements.

Alon Engineering ( Southampton, PA )( 1994 to 1983-1984 )
Served as staff Landscape Architect primarily responsible for preparing subdivision, site
improvement, and landscape plans primarily for commercial projects. Researched
zoning issues as needed subdivision and landscape plan requirements.

PAST/PRESENT ASSOCIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
NARA National Association of the Remodeling Industry
ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects
ICPCInterlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Certification
Allan Block Certification
Princeton Chamber of Commerce
BNIBusiness Networking International Princeton Tigers Chapter

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