Senior Estimator

Name : Stephen Johnson
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Duluth,GA
Job Title Senior Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Open to relocation
Objective : I have been involved in various aspects of the construction industry since the 1970s with experience in estimating and project management. My experience covers a wide array of activities and responsibilities in various phases of construction including conceptual design, hard bid and negotiated work. From sticks and bricks to renovations. I have experience in a broad range of types of projects including commercial, industrial and institutional.

Estimates are based on the 16 divisions of the Construction Specifications Institute, the standard for the sticks and bricks industry. Estimating formats have included Xactimate, Timberline, UDA and spreadsheet analysis. I provide line item detailed scope and unit pricing. I have dealt with subcontractor and vendor solicitation, negotiation and contracting. I work well with architects, engineers and owners.

Additionally, I have worked in the insurance building loss industry. I have performed casualty loss scope and cost analysis. I have significant experience in catastrophic losses including hurricanes, tornados, fires, floods, etc. Within this, I have done replacement cost valuation, project auditing, design specifications, quality control, and construction cost analysis. I have worked major catastrophic events such as Hurricanes Jeanne, Ivan, Katrina, Wilma and Ike as well as numerous building fires and thermo freezing. I am a member in good standing as an Appraiser and Umpire for the insurance loss industry.


Construction Estimating Institute 2004
Xactimate Estimating Training 2007
Timberline Estimating Training 1996
Windstorm Umpire Certification 2008
American Society Of Professional Estimators
Windstorm Insurance Network
Southern Loss Association
International Code Council
Mediation Training / Practicum (2009)
Arbitration Training (2009)
American Arbitration Assoc Construction Mediation (2009)
Cornell University / AAAU Labor Arbitration (2009)
AAAU - Construction Conference Maximizing ADR Advocacy (2009)


Resume :  
I have significant experience as a senior estimator and project manager in general contracting. My estimating is based on the 16 division detailed line item trade breakdowns with quantity take-offs and labor, material and subcontractor unit pricing. This is coupled with subcontractor and vendor back up and input. As a project manager I am further responsible for project buyout, scheduling, budgeting, owner liaison, and look-a-head management. I have extensive experience with Timberline Estimating, Xactimate Estimating, Microsoft Projects Scheduling, Excel and Word software.
1973 - 1975University of MiamiCoral Gables, Fl
Biology / Business Administration
1979 - 1981Florida State UniversityTallahassee, Fl
Marketing / Business Administration

2005 - 2009Unified Building SciencesDallas, TX
Senior Consultant
Estimate catastrophic loss damage to commercial buildings
Loss size ranged from $20,000 to $10,000,000
Apartment complexes, high rises, low rises, strip shopping centers, universities and colleges, restaurants and hospitality
Catastrophic losses are fires, hurricanes (Katrina, Wilma, Ike), tornados, hail storms
2002 - 2005IDC Construction, LLCWoodstock, Ga
Project Manager / Estimator
Hard Bid, Conceptual, Design / Build and Budget Estimating
Project size ranged from $300,000 to $25,000,000
National Hotel and Motel Renovations Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Marriot Courtyard, Hilton Hotels, Fairfield Inns, etc across the country.
1998 - 2002Key Construction Services, Inc.Norcross, Ga
Senior Estimator
Hard Bid, Conceptual, Design / Build and Budget Estimating
Project size ranged from $20,000 to $1,500,000.
Restaurants, Public Works, Hospitality, National Client
1993 - 1998Geyer Construction, Inc.Atlanta, Ga
Pre-Construction Services Manager
Hard Bid, Conceptual, Design / Build and Budget Estimating
Project size ranged from $20,000 to $3,000,000.
Restaurants, Public Works, Hospitality, National Client
1990 - 1993Construction ServicesLawrenceville, Ga
Contract Estimator / Project Manager
1983 - 1990NICO Industries, Inc.Atlanta, Ga
Estimator / Project Manager
1975 - 1981GF Industries, Inc.Delray Beach, Fl
Estimator / Project Manager


Construction Estimating Institute 2004
Xactimate Estimating Training 2007
Windstorm Umpire Certification 2008
American Society Of Professional Estimators
Windstorm Insurance Network
Southern Loss Association
International Code Council
Mediation Training / Practicum (2009)
Arbitration Training (2009)
Elder Care Mediation Training (2009)
American Arbitration Assoc Construction Mediation (2009)
Cornell University / AAAU Labor Arbitration (2009)
AAAU - Construction Conference Maximizing ADR Advocacy (2009)
Cornell University Mediating Interpersonal Disputes (2009)
Association For Conflict Resolution National Member
ACR National Commercial, International, Elderly Care Sections Member
Association For Conflict Resolution Georgia Chapter Member
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