Carpenter Foreman

Name : John C. Firebaugh
Industry Type : Design Build Firms- EPC
City & State : Athens,GA
Job Title Carpenter Foreman
Relocation Preferences : Florida, Georgia
Objective : To obtain a good position with a successful & reputable construction firm in the southeast United States.
Resume :  
John C. Firebaugh

530 Oglethorpe Ave # J-1
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: 706-410-5199
Email: firebaugh.john[at]


To find a permanent full-time position with a reputable company doing the work that I enjoy: Construction

High School
2 years of Vocational -Tech Architectural Drafting.
Obtained a paying job as a draftsman via the school.

Ran residential framing & siding crews: usually working for various builders in Cobb, Cherokee & Fulton counties-- sometimes for individual homeowners.

Southern Technical Institute
Worked for about 3 years at the school Physical Plant.
Learned about Commercial building practices.
Repaired, built (cabinets, shelves, etc.) and renovated offices and classrooms.
Performed general construction repair/maintenance for the school.

Remodeling & Renovation
Worked for several Remodeling / Home Improvement businesses.
Increased experience, knowledge and skills in all phases of the business.
Continued with residential side jobs to supplement my income.

Commercial Construction: New & Renovations
Began working commercial jobs almost exclusively.
Knowledge and skills increased with the experience.
Worked as lead carpenter, foreman, blueprint reader, lay out man on most jobs.
Experience supervising carpenters & laborers.
Completed several projects as the primary working supervisor.
Contracted my own remodeling jobs when necessary.


Southern Technical Institute
Attended night classes.
Started with Architectural Major.
Changed major to Electrical Engineering.
While in school & working for IBM & Lockheed Aeronautical, I realized I didnt want to just sit in an office all day for work.

Summary of Qualifications:

I have many skills and a great deal of experience in residential and commercial
carpentry / building / demolition / renovation / maintenance. 25+ years in the construction business, both working for others and running my own subcontracting / remodeling business. I am computer literate and have technical communication & supervisory experience.

Lay out foundations, walls, soffits, slabs, patios & sidewalks.
Estimating & scheduling experience.
Form, pour & finish concrete.
Use a transit to shoot elevations, benchmarks etc.
Ability to keep the project/structure squared up & level.
Experienced in all phases of interiors.
Hang and install frames, doors, windows & all associated hardware.
Repair / replace just about any construction components.
Lay out and install acoustical and drywall ceilings.
Frame with wood or metal materials: exterior and interior.
Build soffits, including radius and S type.
Knowledge of all types of power tools used in building/remodel work.
Ability to use, (safely) all types of power / hand tools of the trade.
Install cabinets & run all types of trim.
Paint & stipple experience.
Roofing & gutter experience.
Hang & finish drywall: can repair / patch same.
Install / repair floors: VCT, hardwood & ceramic tile.
Minor plumbing.
Minor electrical.
Landscaping experience.
Miscellaneous maintenance & repairs to existing structures / offices / etc.
Ability to lead work crews for maximum efficiency.
Can solve tricky problems that always seem arise in this business.
Insist on being proud of my work. No whamming things in willy-nilly.

References available upon request

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