Sr. Estimator

Name : lskatz
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Fort Lauderdale,fl
Job Title Sr. Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Please ask.
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1500 NE 16th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
786-553-7663
lskatz[at]Hotmail.com
Leslie Katz

Qualifications
Over 25 years in the professional area. Dynamic communications and interpersonal skills, all facets. Highly organized, detail oriented and diversified. Strong ability to produce under pressure and meet deadlines. Excellent decision making and problem solving capabilities. Great love of creation, design and implementation.

Related Capabilities
AutoCAD, Menu Customization, Database Integration/Design, Quick Basic, DOS, Excel, WordPerfect, D-Base, MS Works/Office, Comsense, SpecWorks, Windows, ACT, Access, Reflection; Board Drafting and Blueprint reading.

Work History
2007-2009Causeway Lumber Company, Fort Lauderdale, FL Senior Estimator, Builders Hardware Dept.
Estimated hollow metal, architectural wood and pre-hung doors, frames and hardware for commercial and residential projects. Responsibilities included RFQs, RFIs, take-offs, reading/writing/interpreting Door & Hardware Schedules and Specifications and code compliance; liaison for General Contractors, Architects, vendors, customers, etc. Created and implemented various systems, procedures, and formats still in use. Assisted Dept. Manager in all pre-construction areas.

2002-2007Arc One (a.k.a. Firedoor, LLC) Miami, FL Lead Estimator
Estimated doors, frames and hardware for various global commercial facilities inclusive of take-offs, RFQs, RFIs, code compliance, reading/writing Door/Hardware Schedules and Specifications, and liaison between manufacturer and builders, designers and vendors. Designed assorted forms and systems. Clients included: NASA, Disney World, The Fontainebleau and The Diplomat Resorts, Miami International Airport, University of Miami, Key West Courthouse, various military bases, hi-rise luxury condominiums.

2000-2001D.S. Purcell Painting, Inc., Tukwila, WA Project Manager/Estimator, Architectural Division
Managed projects and supported executive management. Processed all related paperwork including bid info, take-offs, proposals, change orders, all correspondence, AWAs, invoicing, liaison with general and subcontractors and/or project contact. Projects included: Boeing, University of Washington Restoration, Union Station, Sea Pack, SeaTac South Terminal Expansion, King County Courthouse.

1998-2000Fluoresco Lighting and Sign Company, Phoenix, AZ National Sales Project Manager
Coordination of sign projects inclusive of but not limited to: sales, art, production, installation, invoicing, reports, customer service and warranty/non-warranty service work. National Accounts include: AutoZone, Walgreens, Alphagraphics, and The Mens Wearhouse.

1993-1998Whitehorse Artworks, Overgaard/Phoenix, AZ Co-Owner/Designer
Artworks and design from conception to rendering for signs, logos, architectural additions, coordination of sign delivery and installation, customer liaison; sales; estimating; AR/AP; purchasing.

1990-1993CAD Institute (University of Advancing Computer Technology), Phoenix, AZ Student

1988-1990Tracor Marine, Port Everglades, FL Technical Administrative Support to Ocean Technology Division, Ocean Technology, Underwater Ship Husbandry and Marine Operations Departments
Assisted director, managers and engineers in government contracting for DOD, USN, NSWC & DOE in field facilities. Liaison with agencies listed and foreign embassies, Washington DC, contract vessels, etc. Assisted in coordination of loading, unloading and transport of navy crews and supplies, fleet support; correspondence, tech documentation; specification reports; BOM; Research & Dept Intermediary

Education
1990-1993BAS Computer Aided Technology with a specialization in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Design & Mfg
Certificates:Manufacturing Techniques, Technologies & Principles; Applied Engineering Sciences, Design & Information Systems, Various CAD; Additional Courses: Robotics, Electronics, Art, History, Marine Biology, CIS, Patent Laws, Forestry, Door Hardware, Life & Safety Codes, Architecture.

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