Name : Don Tunstall
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Houston,TX
Job Title self-employed
Relocation Preferences : none
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Don Tunstall
GoalI have discovered that I excel in detail-oriented endeavors requiring experience in construction and strong analytical skills. Although I have never held the position of estimator, my experience and strong team building skills would allow me to perform at a high level in this position.
Experience20042009 David Weekley Homes Houston, TX
Purchasing Special Projects
Value engineered top plans for roof design, beam spans and alternate framing methods resulting in $425,000 / year savings.
Worked closely with Concept Engineering, Inc. to ensure viability of plans.
Field Validator
Initiated field validations of Top 50 Best Sellers resulting in cost reduction of $379,000 / year savings
Home Completion Inspector
One of two inspectors that verified completion of every home prior to closing.
Completion Inspections resulted in reduction in warranty costs and higher JD Powers results
Brought aboard to serve as mentor for young project team with new Project Manager.
2001-2003 Lennar Homes Dallas, TX
Product Development
Worked with architect to develop new plans for affordable product lines
Created level driven features and specifications format for use with US Home custom product
Part of cost control and implementation team used to assure lowest cost with highest quality for all new product
Quality Control Manager / Texas Division
Responsible for transition of US Home / Village Builders into Lennar culture focus was in Dallas
Researched each US Home/Lennar Homes-Texas Division to combine best practices and procedures
19912001 David Weekley Homes Dallas Ft. Worth, TX.
Purchasing Field Coordinator
Awarded Administrative Employee of the Year for Dallas / Ft. Worth Division
Created Material Management training program
Worked with builders to field validate over 300 plans and lowered hard cost variance from 6.2% to 2.8%
Maintained Takeoff Changes to existing plans (requested by builders and from in-house reviews)
Quality Coach
Responsible for training and follow-up inspections of all newly hired construction superintendents
Multi-Community Project Manager
Managed 23 employees (sales, construction and warranty) in 5 communities producing $940,000 in net profit on $18,426,000 in revenue
Team achieved highest JD Powers award for initial quality among all Projects co.-wide
Lead Builder
Earned top monthly Customer Satisfaction awards
InterestsWoodworking, youth basketball / baseball, volunteer projects.
Contactsdtunstall[at] (713) 855-8309 (cell)

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