Estimator/Project Manager

Name : Tom Ricker
Industry Type : Highway - Heavy Contractors
City & State : Superior,CO
Job Title Estimator/Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : Colrado,NM,TX,WY,KS
Objective : To obtain employment that meets personal objectives of loyalty, professionalism, problem solving, organized, multi-tasked, and hard working. I am that team player who gets things done and brings clients back to the table on repeat opportunities. I am that respected employee that every organization wants.
Resume :  
ObjectiveEthical, professional, hardworking, problem solving Heavy Highway Roadwork Estimator/Project Manager seeking a heavy highway/paving contractor position that appreciates creative conceptualized and strategized projects from start-up to close-out.

Skills/Preconstruction/Coordination Skills
Abilities Evaluated traffic engineering studies and traffic usage patterns to determine phasing/rerouting.
Provided value engineering ideas commensurate with customer standards and requested services.
Developed general conditions, quantity surveys, pricings and subcontractor/supplier scope coordination.
Evaluated site grading contours, layouts, profiles and soil testing characteristics recommendations
Developed qualifications for client presentations and proposals. (Inclusions/Exclusions)
Modifications of contract documentation/proposal changes with ways, means and methods
Reviewed proposed work scopes by subcontractors and suppliers, with comparative pricings of work.

Management Operations Skills: Project Roles On Site Manager, Office Project Manager, Project
Engineer, Scheduler, Cost Engineer and Asst. Superintendent
Obtained initial municipality project licenses, traffic planning, barriers and signage, phasing plans,
Inspections and permits information.
Developed and implemented scheduling on projects manpower and jobsite materials delivery for
coordination meetings, using CPM and Bar Charting methods.
Determined quantity and processes for implementation of scarifying and recompaction of subgrades,
final grading, herbicides, road base, gravel, binder course, tack coat and surface course installation lifts.
Determined quantity and coordination requirements scoping, subcontract and purchase
agreements scoping boiler plates, for concrete forming, rebar install, concrete placing, concrete finishing steel flange beams, miscellaneous steel embeds, site grading and structural excavations and backfilling.
Provided coordination on line and grade soils movement, heavy equipment and trucking productivity,
retaining walls, barriers, guardrails, fencing, railings, flexible paving, rigid paving, striping and signage.
Identified strategies to obtain subcontractor pricings that fit the projects expertise profiles. (Advantages)
Provided submittal reviews and logs for RFIs and RCOPs, change orders tracking, manpower
coordination , work and safety plans for projects personnel, billing coordination, including billing
assembly and approvals if required.

Contracted Project Types
High tech manufacturing and research projects, retirement/assisted living centers, office buildings, hotels, medical/hospital facilities, schools, stadiums, parks, recreation centers, municipal centers, police/fire
facilities, airport facilities, churches, telephone/communications buildings, warehousing/distribution facilities, retail stores, banks, restaurants, multi-family dwellings, and structural repairs

Experience/Summary- Knowledgeable in ground up and renovation mid and large scale commercial as well as treatment plant, bridge work, site utility and infrastructure/telecommunications/cabling construction.

EducationUNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICOAlbuquerque, New Mexico
B.A., School of Architecture and PlanningMinor: Economics

ComputerMS Vista/Windows XP, MS Office Suite 07(Outlook, Word, Excel, Access) MS Project, P3,Primavera Suretrak, CostPro, G2, MC2 Cert.Training, Timberline PE 4.0, WinEst Pro, Planswift, Expedition and Prolog
SkillsDigitizing, Blue Print Reading, Self Performance Excavation, Concrete and Steel Estimating


CMC Group, Inc. (303) 741-4500Denver, Colorado
Projects focused on Developer Design-Build Tilt-Up Office Warehouse, Automobile Dealerships, Pre-
Engineered Metal Buildings, Municipal Buildings and High End Resort/Residential
Worked in Front Range, Western Slope, Inland-Empire (CA), Phoenix, AZ and New Mexico markets.
Provided conceptual budgeting and estimating for clients, including soft costs (Arch./Engineering)
Met all project deadline requirements, with subcontract/vendor pricing depth, minimum 4-6 per scope
Obtained ninety-six (96) percent of all project opportunities
Developed detailed and completed scoping buyouts within budgets, with buyout at 6-8%
Provided complete project take-offs and pricing competitive to within five (5) per cent of pricings.


Newcastle Construction Co. Denver, Colorado2003-2004
Projects focused on General Contractor/Architect ventures in Non-Profit Arts, Residential, Municipal
Projects, Renovation of Existing Buildings, Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings and Tenant Improvements
Worked in Front Range and High Country markets.
Provided conceptual budgeting and estimating for clients, including soft costs (Arch./Engineering)
Met all project deadline requirements, with complete subcontractor/vendor pricing support
Obtained sixty-two (62) per cent of all project select bid opportunities.
Value engineered projects using Green Construction techniques for project Leeds certifications.
Provided demolition, renovation, and new construction competitive take-offs and pricings within 6-8%

Gamma Construction Co. Glendale, Colorado2000-2003
Projects focused on General Contractor/Owner ventures in Restaurant/Hospitality, Upscale Retail,
Educational/School, Municipal Projects, Religious Projects, Strip Retail and Tenant Improvement.
Worked in Front Range, Western Slope, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas and California
Provided competitive bid proposals for owner representatives, within eight (8) percent of low bidder
Provided renovation and new construction competitive take-offs and pricings, with improved coverage.
Provided project management support, buying out projects under budget 2-5%, with field coordination.


MacGregor Wathen Construction Co. Englewood, Colorado
Projects focused on General Contractor/Architect joint ventures in Educational/School Projects,
Municipal projects, Grocery Store Construction, Military Projects, Churches and Resort Projects.
Worked in Front Range, Western Slope, High Country Colorado and Wyoming.
Provided competitive hard bid proposals for clients, within six (6) to eight (8) percent of low bidder.
Provided specialty subcontracting bid proposals for turn-key concrete, steel, earthwork and site utilities.
Developed and improved General Conditions and Project Proposal formats for pricings.
Developed industry partnership niches in Milcon, Detention and Ski Resort Industry expertise.

Johnson Controls World Services, Inc. Los Alamos, New Mexico
Supervised and managed an estimating department for all trade disciplines at Los Alamos National Labs Developed stand operating procedures and worked with DOE/University of CA Engineering Groups
Refined and reduced construction costs with DOE/University of CA Engineering Groups, 14.5%
Projects focused on Office/Research, Manufacturing , Support Facilities and Infrastructure at TAs-3&55
Provided underground utilities at TA-16, TA-18, TA-46, TA-53, and TA-54 on Pajarito Road and
Infrastructure Support at TA-33, TA-2, TA-35 and TA-55.


Quinlan Construction Co. Boulder, Colorado
Project managed a $10/M/108,000 SF Advanced Forming Technology Diecast Manufacturing Facility
Projects focused on Design-Build/Select Bid General Contractor/Owner/Developer ventures for
Manufacturing, Office Warehouse, Office Building, Banking, Church and Tenant Improvement projects.
Work in Front Range and Denver Metroplex
Estimated and managed USPS Solar Sys Removal/ Micromotion Caf. Remodel under tight constraints

M.W. Builders, Inc. Boca Raton, Florida
Supervised and managed a $17/M/308,000 SF Retirement/Apartment Facility from Ground Up Projects focused on Negotiated and Select Bid General Contractor /Developer/Owner ventures
for Hotel/Motel Hospitality and Retirement Centers, with work nationwide.
Estimated Hotels, Extended Stay and Motels for Marriot, Hilton, Quality, LaQuinta and Retirement
Centers for Forum Group.


Dallas Area Contractors (KAS/McDevitt/Mckee/Brookfield Lowery) Dallas/Ft.Worth, Texas
Supervised and managed a 38,000 SF Central Plant Facility at Methodist Hospital
Supervised and managed a 60,000 SF 2 Story Retail/Bank/Bank Drive-Up Facility
Supervised and managed a 40,000 SF 4 Story Office Building W/Underground Parking
Estimated and Managed Special Projects for Texas Instruments, ARCO
Estimated and Managed Developer Distribution, Big Box Office Warehouses Ground-Up Facilities
Estimated and Managed Dallas Area/Suburban New School, Stadium, and Public Use Facilities
Estimated and Managed Dallas Area Bank Drive-Thru Facilities and Church Facilities
Estimated and Managed Dallas Area Grocery Store Facilities

Civic InvolvementAppointed Planning Commissioner Town Of Superior, Colorado

License Qualifying Party
Grand Junction, ColoradoLicense No. 2070218
State Of New MexicoLicense No. GB98
Rifle, ColoradoBest Card No. 3817
Glenwood Springs, ColoradoBest Card No. 3817
Aurora, ColoradoSupervisors Class A

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