Estimator/Project Manager

Name : Gary Degerstrom
Industry Type : Highway - Heavy Contractors
City & State : Minneapolis,MN
Job Title Estimator/Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : no
Objective : Obtain a position as estimator and/or project manager for an organization with highly dedicated and professional work environment and to apply my knowledge and strong experience for the development of the organization
Resume :  
GARY L. DEGERSTROM



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

North Pine Aggregate, Inc. Forest Lake, MN3/03-12/09
Estimator/Project Manager - Civil
Studied and analyzed plans, project manual and other bid documentation for quantity surveys and proper incorporation into estimate
Assembled and approved price proposals that included self-performed and subcontracted work. Assessed cost effectiveness of products, projects and services
Solicited, researched and evaluated subcontractors based on price, quality, selection, service and support
Follow-up on status of outstanding proposals, making revisions as needed
Managed project coordination with field employees, material supplies, subcontractors and project closeout
Tracked project costs, comparing projected and actual costs, identifying areas of concern that needed to be addressed
Work types estimated and manage included heavy highway, excavation, sewer & water and demolition
Tracking of rock and sand materials hauled from two separate aggregate pits for monthly reporting
Developed and implemented RFQ, invoicing, trucking and cost to complete systems to standardize office procedures
Projects estimated and managed ranged from several thousand to $14 million in value

Kellington Construction Minneapolis, MN2/01 9/02
Estimator/Project Manager - Civil
Performed plan reviews, quantity takeoffs, send out subcontractor RFQs and proposal development
Generated over $1.6 million in sales in 2002, the first year the company performed earthwork and sewer & water
Developed estimation database for earthwork division
Handled project coordination, material supplies, subcontractors and project closeout
Work types estimated and manage included building/site excavation, sewer & water, selective demolition, and building demolition

Pratt & Whitney Cenco Inc. Minneapolis, MN8/98 2/01
Estimator/Solutions Specialist Specialty Construction
Developed budgetary and firm estimates based customer information; 90% of projects were overseas
Responsible for estimating spreadsheets, soliciting domestic and international vendor quotation, proposal writing, cost tracking and database management
Work types estimated included upgrades, expansion of existing facilities to complete building construction for testing jet engines off wing
Collaborated with solutions team members to generate competitive pricing; associated team members included architect , computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and machine shop

TD Environnemental d.b.a. MAAC Metro Blaine, MN6/95 8/98
Estimator/Project Manager Environmental Contracting
Developed pricing based on customer needs, scheduling and existing site conditions through either formal or informal bid procedures
Managed environmental remediation including asbestos, lead and other domestic hazards
Responsible for estimating, project management, project coordination, material supplies and project closeout
Designed marketing system to not only maintain but increase customer base

UNSCO Inc. Minneapolis, MN 5/89 6/95
Estimator/Project Manager Environmental Contracting
Prepared estimates for asbestos abatement based on customer information and needs
Responsible for estimating, project management, project coordination, material supplies and project closeout
Generated initial screening process for new employees that included interviews and medical testing to stay in regulatory compliance
Administered company financing and marketing
Implemented marketing strategy to not only maintain existing accounts but bring new customers on board

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Dunwoody Industrial Institute, Minneapolis, MNUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Architectural Drafting and Estimating 1/88 12/89Erosion Control Contractor Training 4/08

COMPUTER TRAINING

Timberline Software Bid2Win Estimating Software Build2Win Reporting Software PayDirt Takeoff Software for Earthwork MS Word / Excel

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