30 years of experience in total Project Management from concept through completion.
Extensive experience in contract generation, review, modifications and contract closure.
Effective and efficient management of contract, and subcontract, documentation to ensure all liabilities and risks are identified and responded to.
Areas of Expertise:
Project Planning / Contract writing /Contract interpretation / Contract review / Contract administration / Subcontract documentation / Government contract and bid project documentation review and interpretation / Budgeting and forecasting / Team building and overall Project Management to ensure contract compliance and conformance.
Morton Buildings, Inc.: a Design-Build construction firm, with over 100 construction centers and 6 manufacturing plants, located in 36 states.
Position: Sr. Project Manager (1993 2009)
Assembled project design team, selecting and managing architectural and engineering firms, and contractors, in conjunction with coordinating IT departments, manufacturing, and construction personnel to insure high quality, on time, and under budget construction.
Generation, and review, of all project contracts, to determine company obligations, liabilities and risks. Documented suggested changes, and clarifications, for appropriate managerial and customer review.
Reviewed, and interpreted, all government contracts to ensure compliance.
Provided correspondence, concerning contract and project changes, to customer, corporate personnel, and subcontractors to ensure scheduling and scope compliance.
Coordination with legal department on preparation and administration of subcontract agreements, requests for qualifications, requests for proposals, and purchase orders, based upon verified information provided in contract documentation and project scope of work.
Issued subcontract documentation, tracking progress to ensure final completion as per contract and scope requirements.
Performed invoice analysis, and authorized vendor and subcontractor payments.
Conducted project closeouts, tracking contracts to ensure final execution, and submittal to proper job files and project summary reports.
Delivered over 95% of projects on time, and under budget, from 1993 through 2009.
Doubled annual sales volume at 90% of the construction centers I was involved with.
Implemented new procedures, resulting in more accurate estimating, scheduling, and material delivery, improving project gross margin by an average of 6%.
Position: Sales Consultant (1991 1993)
Responsibilities: Actively marketed and closed sales for building projects in central Tennessee.
Grew territory sales from $500K/year, the previous 3 years, to over $2M/year by 1993.
Led construction center team to design, and construct, the new Murfreesboro, TN. office.
Position: Project Manager (1982 1991)
Responsibilities: Managed all aspects of projects, including: concept, budgetary estimates, layouts, project design team, construction crews, subcontractors and vendors to insure high quality, on time, and under budget construction.
Built the custom projects group, which led the way for growth from strictly agricultural into custom commercial, equestrian, and residential buildings that now produces $320M annually.
Involved, and active, in the implementation of the first AUTOCAD system in the Design department.
Formaloy Corporation: A metal fabrication company supplying machined, forged, and assembled parts to manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Inc.
Position: Quality Control and Estimating Manager (1979 1982)
Responsibilities: Developed and implemented quality control processes and conducted job time studies to improve factory efficiencies and estimating accuracy.
Created and implemented quality control process, reducing out of specification parts by 80%.
Implemented processes that enabled the growth from manufacturing piece parts to building generator set bases for companies, such as Caterpillar Inc., increasing sales by 30%.
Directed time management studies that enhanced and improved factory efficiency by 50%.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE:
Associate of Applied Science Degree, Architecture and Design.
Minnesota State Community College, June, 1977.
Certified Project Management Professional, (PMP)
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree, Professional Studies in Information Technology. Middle Tennessee State University, beginning summer of 2010.
Licensed general contractor for residential and small commercial construction in the State of Tennessee. 1998 to present.