Sr. Electrical Estimator/Project Manager

Name : Terry L Holshouser
Industry Type : Electrical Contractors
City & State : Mooresville,NC
Job Title Sr. Electrical Estimator/Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : Southest US
Objective : Continue to serve in an industry I have grown to love
Resume :  
Cover Letter

Terry L. Holshouser
114 Hampshire Drive
Mooresville, NC 28115
Home (704)-655-0216
Cell Phone (704) 746-7630
Email: terrylholshouser[at]

To Whom It May Concern:

For almost 40 years I have been involved in the electrical construction industry in the Carolinas. During this time I have worked for several of the top companies in the Carolinas and while with these companies I worked with what I consider to be some of the best people in this industry.

Over the years they taught me how to bid projects, how to manage projects, and in general, how to make money in this industry.

While we all have some projects that seem to go bad regardless of what we do or how we try to correct it, I have been fortunate enough to have always been able to report a profit on the jobs I have bid/managed at the end of the year. I have never had a losing year.

I have also obtained a lot of experience over the years with computer software. I am proficient in the use of Expedition (project management software) by Primavera as well as Primavera Suretrak and P3 scheduling software. I have a working knowledge of Estimation electrical estimating software. I am also experienced in the use of some other software such as Microsoft Project, Time Line Solutions, Microsoft Office, Word, Xcel, Works, etc.

So if you have a need for a profitable senior project manager, or if you need an estimator/project manager who can prepare estimates and bid on projects as well as manage what projects he is awarded, or if you just need an estimator to assist you in the preparation of electrical proposals/bids, then review the resume below and contact me for an interview.


Terry L. Holshouser
114 Hampshire Drive
Mooresville, NC 28115
Home (704)-655-0216
Cell Phone (704) 746-7630
Email: terrylholshouser[at]



2007-2008-Sr. Project Manager-Responsible for management of projects including improvements and additions at Lowes Motor Speedway, the new Z Max Dragway West Grandstand and Office Tower, the new Knight Theater, the Bechtler Museum, and numerous other smaller projects.

2004-2007-Sr. Project Manager-I resumed my previous duties and completed such projects as the CATS (Charlotte Area Transit System) light rail project (phase 1 underground duct bank system), additional improvements and additions at Lowes Motor Speedway, several office buildings and tenant up fits, several hospital additions, and several new automobile dealerships.

2004-2004-Sr. Project Manager-My stay with this company was short by my choice. Shortly after I was hired, the branch manger advised me that he was leaving and the office was to be closed. I immediately returned to Port City Electric.

1996-2004-Sr. Project Manager-Responsible for management of projects ranging in size from $50,000 to $8,000,000. I was responsible for all areas of the projects assigned to me including estimating and pricing, preparation of change order proposals and negotiation with customers; project revisions, purchasing,
scheduling, and expediting of materials and equipment; recommending manpower, job methods, preparation of installation details, compliance with plans and specifications and coordinating projects with the Owner, Architect, Engineer, General Contractor, and other trades. In addition, I would also prepare estimates, submit proposals, and prepare budgets for projects for specific customers. If these jobs developed into contracts, then I would manage these jobs as well as others assigned to me. Also, when the need arose I would prepare claims and assist other PMs in preparing claims. Some of the projects I was responsible for included various improvements and additions to Lowes Motor Speedway, library additions and new housing projects for UNCC, the Mall of SC at Myrtle Beach, renovations to Hanes Mall in Winston Salem, and new office buildings/tenant up fits just to name a few.

1989-1996-Project manager/Estimator-Was responsible for numerous projects ranging in size from $500,000 through $28,000,000.00 in size. Projects included museums, sterile products facilities, light & heavy manufacturing, retail shopping, etc.

Walter Carter, Inc.
1981-1989-Served as estimator, project manager, and finally as Vice President of operations. Was responsible for projects ranging in size up to $3,000,000.00. Projects included schools, shopping centers, hospitals, mining operations, light & heavy manufacturing, etc.

Carolina Electric Co. of Salisbury
1978-1981-Self employed as owner of Carolina Electric Co., of Salisbury.

Howard Electric Co. of Concord, Inc.
1969-1978-Started as electrical helper, foreman, estimator/project manager, and finally chief estimator/project manager. Was responsible for projects ranging in size up to $2,500,000.00. Projects included schools, churches, shopping centers, condominiums, light & heavy manufacturing, railway facilities, etc.


Graduate of Boyden High School

Graduated from The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Sciences

Graduated from The USAF Basic Instructors School

Graduated from The USAF Basic School of Human Relations

Graduated from Rowan Technical Institute Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology

Numerous Courses in the National Electrical Code, Estimating, and Electrical Contracting


North Carolina-Unlimited

South Carolina-Unlimited



Primavera Expedition (project management software)

Primavera (scheduling software)

Primavera P3 (scheduling software)

Time Line Solutions (scheduling software)

Microsoft Project (scheduling software)

Estimation (estimating software)

Microsoft Xcel

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Power Point

Microsoft Word


Railway Industry:
Southern Railway---Linwood, North Carolina--- Declassification Yard

Southern Railway---Greensboro, North Carolina-- Yard Office & Tower

Southern RailwayAsheville, NC Air Supply System

Southern RailwaySpartunburg, SCNew Blacksmith Shop

Southern RailwaySpartunburg, SCNew Coupler Reclamation Facility

Southern RailwaySpartunburg, SCNew Paint Shop

Southern RailwaySpartunburg, NCNew Draft Gear Shop

Southern RailwayCharlotte, NCNew Car Repair Facility

Southern RailwayNorfolk, VANew Coal Handling Facility

CATS Light Rail System-Charlotte, NCDuct Bank System

Collins & Aikman Old Fort, NC --Automotive Carpet Manufacturing Facility

Cannon Mills Corp---Kannapolis, North CarolinaNumerous machine and lighting installations

Burlington IndustriesBurlington, NC-- Numerous machine & lighting installations

Metal Processing:
National AluminumSalisbury, NCNew Aluminum Cast House

National AluminumSalisbury, NCNew Aluminum Rolling Mill

National AluminumSalisbury, NCNew Aluminum Etching Facility

Nucor SteelLancaster, SCNew equipment installation

National Starch & ChemicalSalisbury, NCNew Chemical Manufacturing Facility

National Starch & ChemicalSalisbury, NCUpgrade at Proctor Chemical Manufacturing Facility

Piedmont ChemicalHigh Point, NCNew Chemical Plant

Dura CellLexington, NCBattery Manufacturing Facility

Mallory Battery--Cleveland, Tenn.Battery Manufacturing Facility

Globe UnionGreensboro, NCBattery Manufacturing Facility

Globe UnionSenaca, SC--Battery Manufacturing Facility

Corrugated Paper:
Owens Illinois-Salisbury, NCCorrugated Paper Manufacturing Facility

Owens IllinoisHenderson, NCCorrugated Paper Manufacturing Facility

Owens Illinois-Newberry, SCCorrugator & Manufacturing equipment Upgrades

Real Reel Corp.Salisbury, NCCardboard manufacturing facility

CorningBlacksburg, VACatalytic Converter Manufacturing Facility

Schrader Automotive ProductsMonroe, NCParts Manufacturing Facility

Rubber Industries:
Brad Ragan Inc.Salisbury, NCTire Recapping Plant

BF Goodrich, Inc.Norwood, NCTire Manufacturing Plant

Uniroyal, Inc.Salisbury, NCRubber Band Plant Addition to Carolina Rubber Hose

Kern IndustriesSalisbury, NCRubber Hose Plant

Thermoform Plastics Belmont, NCInjection Molding Facility

Lab CorpResearch Triangle Park, NCNew Research Facility

Burroughs-Welcome---Greenville, NC--Sterile Products Facility

Bayer--Garner, NC-- Sterile Products Facility

Young Stone Corp--Gold Hill, NC--Open Pit Mining Operation

Carolina Stalite Corp.--Gold Hill, NC-- Aggregate Manufacturing Facility

American MarbleSalisbury, NCOpen pit mining and stone finishing

Meat Processing:
Rocco TurkeySt. Paul, NCTurkey Processing Facility

White Packing CompanySalisbury, NCBeef Processing Facility

Gwaltney of SmithfieldSalisbury, NCSausage Processing & Packaging Facility

Other Industrial:
CorningMidland, NCSpecial Systems SubcontractFiber Optic Facility

Timkin BearingsAsheboro, NCNew Bearing Manufacturing Facility

Trojan ManufacturingHopewell, VACondom Manufacturing Facility

Lyon ShawSalisbury, NCWrought Iron Furniture Manufacturing Facility

North Carolina Museum of History-Raleigh, NC

College & Universities:
Catawba CollegeSalisbury, NCGoodman Gymnasium

Catawba CollegeSalisbury, NCStudent Union Facility

Duke UniversityDurham, NCEye Research Facility

UNCC Charlotte--Charlotte, NC-- J Murray Atkins Library Expansion

UNCC Charlotte, NC--Charlotte, NCPhase 7 Student Housing

Asheville Buncombe Tech. CollegeAsheville, NCNew Science Facility

Robeson County Community CollegeLumberton, NCFive new Campus Buildings

Entertainment/Sports Complex:
Lowes Motor Speedway - Concord, NC Diamond Tower Phases I & II

Lowes Motor Speedway Concord, NC Turn 4 Grandstand

Lowes Motor Speedway Concord, NC Ford Grandstand

Lowes Motor Speedway Concord, NC World of Outlaws Racing

Lowes Motor Speedway-- Concord, NCTrack Lighting Replacement

Lowes Motor SpeedwayConcord, NCInfield Building Replacement

Lowes Motor SpeedwayConcord, NCRenovate 5th & 6th floors of Smith Tower

Lowes Motor SpeedwayConcord, NCRenovate Clubhouse area of Smith Tower

Lowes Motor SpeedwayConcord, NCSeventh Floor Office Addition of Smith Tower

Lowes Motor SpeedwayConcord, NCNew Infield Care Center

Lowes Motor SpeedwayConcord, NCNew Speedway Motor Inc, Offices & Warehouse

Lowes Motor Speedway---Concord, NC---New John Force Dragstrip including offices & grandstand

Air Port Facilities:
Sonic Aviation - Charlotte, NC-- New Hangar Facility for Speedway Motor Sports

US Airways-New --Charlotte, NC--New Hanger Facility

West Stokes High School King, NCNew High School

Northern Elementary SchoolHuntersville, NCNew elementary school

East ElementaryAlbemarle, NC-- New elementary school

Retail Shopping:
Grand Coastal MallMyrtle Beach, SC--Largest Mall in South Carolina

Hanes MallWinston Salem, NCMall Addition

Hanes MallWinston Salem, NCMall Renovation Project

Hechts Northlake Mall---Charlotte, NC---New department store

Hechts Hanes Mall---Winston Salem, NC---New department store

Hechts Chester Mall---Chesterfield, VA---New department store

City of Winston Salem--Winston Salem, NCRenovations to Town Hall

Rowan CountySalisbury, NCCounty Commissioners Facility

Cabarrus County-Concord, NCCourt House

Cabarrus CountyConcord, NCCounty Jail

Cabarrus CountyConcord, NCGovernment Offices

Verizon WirelessGreensboro, North CarolinaNew Switching Center

Auto Dealerships:
Sonic AutomotiveColumbia, South CarolinaNew Dealership for Newsome Chevrolet

Sonic AutomotiveColumbia, South CarolinaNew Dealership for Capital Hyundai

Tom Johnson RVConcord, NCRV Sales & repair

Office Building & Up Fits:
Floyd Smith I---Charlotte, North Carolina---Office shell & up fitsUs Land Management

Floyd Smith II---Charlotte, North Carolina---Office shell & up fitsUs Land Management

1065 East MoreheadCharlotte, NCOffice shell & up fits

University Executive Park Phase III Charlotte, NCOffice shell and up fits
Fast Foods:
MacDonaldsNumerous stores through out NC, SC, VA, & Tenn.

Hardees-- Numerous stores through out NC, SC, VA, & Tenn.

Bonanza Steakhouse-- Numerous stores through out NC, SC, VA, & Tenn.

Hungry Bull Steakhouses-- Numerous stores through out NC, SC, VA, & Tenn.

VA MedicalSalisbury, NCRenovations & Upgrades to many buildings

VA MedicalSalisbury, NCNew Geriatric Facility

Rowan RegionalSalisbury, NCNew Intensive Care Facility

Carolina Health CareBennetesville, SCNew Trauma Center

Sharon TowersCharlotte, NCRetirement condominiums

Lutheran SynodSalisbury, NCRetirement Community

At my last position at Gaylor, Inc. my salary was $93,000 per year. I had a vehicle allowance of $6600 per year. I had a company credit card with which in addition to customer & travel expanses, I was able to charge my vehicle expenses (including gasoline, oil changes, tires, and general maintenance). I received three weeks paid vacation, 401K, company paid employee medical, dental, and eye coverage.

Although I wish to receive compensation equal to that shown above, I know that under present financial circumstances, I must be willing to accept less.

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