Name : Heather Harper
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Denver,CO
Job Title Estimator
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Estimate and/or project manage for a general or sub-contractor in the building trades industry.
Resume :  
Heather Harper
11372 Oswego ST
Henderson, Co 80640
H: 720-244-8780
C: 720-244-8780


Accomplished professional with extensive experience and success estimating multi-million dollar preconstruction, special construction, government, healthcare, multi-family, retail, and office projects.

Offer value-engineering expertise and ensure cost containment.

Strengths in structural engineering, LEED and sustainable construction methods. Highly skilled in client support, work schedule planning, labor projections, and management of multiple top priority projects. Effectively managed projects and updated budgets while formalizing trend analysis.


Design Build Proposals
Interiors Estimates Preconstruction Services
Personnel Leadership
Specialized Budgets
Public Relations/Client Relationships
Work/Labor Projections LEED/Sustainable Construction Methods
Training/Setup Modules
Value Engineering


Microsoft: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Projects, Suretrak, On Screen Takeoff, Timberline, Cut & Fill, Quick Bid


Bachelor of Arts; Organizational Communication & Bachelors of Science in Business Management
Focus in Project Management, Finance
Certificate in Leadership
High Performance Management
Secretary/Treasurer for National Communication Association Honor Society


Pre Construction & Tenant Finish
Estimator │ SWINERTON BUILDERS, Arvada, CO 2007 to 2010

Developed quantity and cost estimates, and designed build proposals on government, education, and commercial construction projects ranging from $10,000 to $200 million. Preplanned and managed multiple projects.

Operations Highlights:

Collected project information including value engineering ideas and survey specifications for project specifics to incorporate into general conditions for bid inclusion.

Solicited subcontractor bids and reviewed scopes of bids to ensure cost containment.

Utilized Cut & Fill to estimate excavation and utilities.

Demonstrated expertise in structural engineering of multi story complexes.

Directed assignment of field personnel, developed work schedules and labor projections.

Reviewed contracts/written documents to identify problems and items for general conditions.

Key Accomplishments:

Played a key role in value engineering projects to reducing costs by over 18%.

Designed estimating templates within the database that streamlined processes and increased productivity by 20%.

Generated ongoing business by building new relationships. Maintained excellent working relationships with subcontractors, property managers, real estate brokers, and architects to ensure ongoing business.

Implemented a unit cost matrix that assisted in creating budget estimates.

Trained and supported coworkers on computer estimations.

Maintained projects database updating cost and formalizing trend analysis.

Estimator/Project Manager │ C&S DRYWALL, Denver, CO 2005 to 2007

Estimated and managed projects ranging from $2,000 to $3 Million. Led teams of field superintendents and foremen. Developed framing and drywall estimates. Executed contracts, directed budgets, developed workload projects, and processed billings, RFQs, RFIs, AIA documents.

Key Accomplishments:

Managed multiple projects simultaneously and realized a minimum of 8-12% profit on each job.

Developed policies and procedures to ensure standardized estimating and project management.

Estimator/Project Manager │ MIDWEST DRYWALL, Denver, CO 2003 to 2005

Estimated and managed project ranging from $5,000 to $1.2 million. Supervised teams, managed on-going projects and tracked budgets. Processed RFQ's, RFIs and AIA's contracts and billings. Created workload projections. Directed field assignments and ensured quality control through field inspections.

Key Accomplishments:

Maximized efficiencies by 20%.

Designed and implemented estimating and project management policies for use in the office and in the field.

Project Engineer/Estimator │ DENVER DRYWALL, Denver, CO 2001 to 2003

Supported operations across the job site and assisted the project manager by developing purchase orders, purchasing materials, maintaining warehouse/inventory controls, and obtaining best vendor prices. Managed projects ranging from $3,000 to $10 million, tracked budgets, reviewed contracts, and processed RFIs and AIA. Completed workload projections.

Key Accomplishments:

Estimated light gauge framing and drywall and provided engineering solutions

Developed a purchase order policy and created procedures that are still in use today.

Oversaw jobsite trades. Handled contract procurement, payroll, AP/AR, invoice tracking, safety training, inventory, and scheduling. Maintained the database. Created and implemented a jobsite safety program.

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