JAMES F. READ
Syracuse, New York 13204
Professional General Contracting Manager with expertise in residential and commercial construction, remodeling, and repair. Self-motivated, dedicated, and detail oriented individual, specializing in kitchen, bath, plumbing and small electrical. Exceptional skills in customer relations, job-site management, and quality assurance. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Seeking a supervisory position in your company where more than 20 years of experience will contribute to their already successful team
AOS, Business Management, Onondaga Community College;
ATLANTIC TESTING LABROTORY ltd. Syracuse, N.Y.
Concrete Plant Inspector: 2008-2009
Gather material from stockpiles to inspect, test, analyze and record acceptability for use in different concrete mixes to be used on various projects including state and private projects alike.
Oversee mixing procedures to determine acceptability of process according to stringent state rules and regulations.
Collect samples of concrete from job sites in accordance with state regulations, record areas, amount used, site location and record information. Transport samples to lab for analyzing and testing and recording results. Assist with preparation of various materials in the lab for analyzing, observation, testing and recording results in accordance with state and company rules and regulations.
Obtain OSHA 10 hour safety course certificate. Obtain State Approval for practical application for Concrete plant inspection.
GENERAL CONTRACTING SERVICE; Syracuse, NY
Manage day-to-day operations for residential remodeling, renovation, and repair services business, including, kitchen, bath, basement, deck services and manage snowplowing service. Oversee and supervise 4-8 staff and 1-5 sub-contractors, dependent on job size. Handle all customer relations, customer recruitment and retention, resolution of customer issues, contract execution, and maintenance of quality assurance standards to ensure top-shelf service. Offer affordable solutions for individual residential circumstances by meeting the customers financial, time, and location needs.
Through consistent quality craftsmanship and service, substantially increased and maintain customer base (from one to 100 customers). Maintain a strong referral base, including many repeat customers.
Created and implemented customer service standards to ensure consistent adherence of quality workmanship and service by internal staff and sub-contractors alike, resulting in no call backs.
Managed major concrete reconstruction project; including design and implementation of emergency/safety plans, and, repair plans; resulting in positive outcomes when the existing structure failed during excavation.
JAMES F. READ
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CONTINUED
V.I.P. STRUCTURES; Syracuse, NY
Supervised the day-to-day activities of all job-site responsibilities for this commercial construction firm. Responsible for oversight and compliance with all local building codes. Developed and maintained contracts, including project budgets, time-lines, and coordination with architectural department. Supervised 15-40 employees and 5-15 sub-contractors, including progress reports and compensation authorization. Responsible for all facets of MSDS compliance requirements including attending informational meetings, developing internal MSDS standards, staff training, and weekly safety meetings.
Trusted to oversee job sites for all commercial activities, with experience in only residential projects.
Received accolades from owner and builder, due to oversight and resolution of designer and builder conflicts during a particular project, resulting in clear communication for completed designs.
Facilitated improved efficiency and cost standards by creating regulations for on site standards adopted and implemented by the firm saving at least $5000.00 per site close out.
CUSTOM SERVICES GROUP; Syracuse, NY
Contracted Project Manager
(7 month contract)
Responsible for solicitation and award of bid and contract for this Historical Society renovation project, including determination of renovation improvements, obtainment of all necessary materials for bath, bed, door replacements, bringing building into compliance with fire codes, and applying building codes of local and Historical Society standards.
Developed solid contract bids; resulting in increased awards and customers, some of which are still in place today.
Increased job site productivity by assisting in all decisions regarding material selection, scheduling, and delivery.