Chief Estimator

Name : John Harper
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Las Vegas,NV
Job Title Chief Estimator
Relocation Preferences : TBD per project opportunity
Objective :
To obtain employment with a stable, well established Company, which affords me the opportunity to utilize my Management, Operations, Estimating, and Leadership skills to become a permanent part of the key management structure of the organization
Resume :  
John Harper
5203 Leopard Spot Court
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031
jaharper[at]runbox.com 702-677-8747



PROFESSIONAL RESUME


QUALIFICATIONS

Successfully been at an Executive Vice President position or equivalent for the last twenty five years in a challenging environment where teamwork was a critical element to the success of the Company.

Managed groups of employees up to 20 individuals in a competitive situation that has lead to increased company profits.

Is extremely proficient at marketing the companys interests to various subcontractors, architects, and owners / developers.

Extensive field / operations experience as a V. P. of Operations, Executive Vice President, Senior Project Manager, Project Manager, Preconstruction Director, and Chief Estimator.

Previous estimating experiences have paid off in reduced expenses, better subcontract buy-out, and fewer claims issues for the company.

Has worked with all major hospital groups in the Las Vegas area: Centennial, MountainView, CHW St. Rose Dominican, and Sunrise hospitals.

Has experience with major casinos on the Las Vegas strip, performing budgets, renovations, and new work.

GOALS / AMBITIONS


To obtain employment with a stable, well established Company, which affords me the opportunity to utilize my Management, Operations, Estimating, and Leadership skills to become a permanent part of the key management structure of the organization.

WORK HISTORY


SR Construction
Las Vegas, Nevada

2008 March 2010: Chief Estimator

Managed the estimating functions of the Las Vegas Office. Involved with Pre-Construction / budgeting activities, public bidding, subcontracting for all projects, and all pricing activities. Experience with all major hospital groups in Las Vegas. Performed major budgets and renovation work for Centennial, MountainView, Sunrise and all CHW St. Rose hospitals in the Las Vegas area. The company is downsizing and the entire estimating department and other departments have been let go.


Tutor-Saliba Construction / Clark Construction
Las Vegas, Nevada

2007 2008: Engineering / Estimating Manager / Chief Estimator

Was on site at the Planet Hollywood Westgate Towers, a 52 story timeshare / condominium project with over 2400 units when completed, two concrete towers, prox. one billion dollars in value. Responsible and accountable for all matters concerning dollars onsite, responsible for all logs kept up to date, schedule, monthly progress billings, all RFI logs, submittal logs, and as built drawings kept current. Attended all Owner meetings concerning same. Left to pursue permanent employment at Clark Construction.

Was Chief Estimator at Clark Construction, in charge of all pricing activities for the Division. Prepared all construction budgets, involved in all Pre-Construction activities. Left to become a key individual at a smaller company.


Flagship Construction Company
Las Vegas, Nevada

2005 2007: Chief Estimator

Managed all of the estimating functions of the company; involving Pre-Construction / budgeting activities, public bidding, all subcontracting responsibilities / buyout for all projects, all pricing activities, history / project management records, estimating training functions. Became the pre-construction leader in projects at the Aladdin Casino, the new Frontier Casino, the new Charlie Palmer hotel, several large condominium projects, Sullivan Square condominiums, and many more key projects. Built up many solid relationships with Owners and gained their respect and trust. Left the company when it became known that the Home Office was down-sizing the company in an effort to close it down and leave the Nevada market and move back to its home office area.

CDM Engineers & Constructors, Inc. / SDB, Inc.
Tempe, Arizona

2000 2005: Senior Project Manager

The on site Senior Project Manager for the $ 15, 000, 000 Waste Water Treatment Plant for the Vistancia Housing subdivision, Peoria. Scheduled for completion September 2004. Handled all of the daily operations of the project and all financial responsibilities of the project. Owner has decided to close this division of the company.

Previously assigned to the South Mountain Booster Pump Station, an $ 11,000,000 project for the City of Phoenix. Involved in project from the estimating stages forward, performed all buyout, wrote all subcontracts and purchase orders, and later moved onsite to manage the daily construction. Attended Owner meetings and participated in partnering with City. Owner of the company has decided to not pursue any more commercial projects so my department has been closed.


Martin - Harris Construction
Las Vegas, Nevada

1999 2000: Chief Estimator

Had successfully lead an estimating department of twelve individuals in raising the success hit ratio of the company in its public bidding. Had been successful in obtaining over $ 180,000,000 in successful backlog over the first six months. Also managed and approved all conceptual budgets for the companys negotiated work. Responsible for an estimating team of twelve people involving pre-construction services, and their bidding efforts. Also responsible for establishing new estimating departments in new District Offices opening up under the Owners expansion program. Left to pursue permanent employment possibilities in Arizona to be with family.


Cohen Contracting Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

1995 1999: Executive Vice President - Director of Pre-construction Services / Operations / Chief Estimator.

Responsible for directing the estimating staff thru all phases of construction estimating including quantity surveying, scheduling, bidding, and budgeting. Responsible for all conceptual budgets and all Pre-construction Services for the company. Responsible for approving all subcontracts and agreements. Implemented a program to track all subcontracts and purchase orders and was able to add approximately 1 to 1 1/2 % to the gross bottom line for the company in managing the buying out of all projects. Performed all project buyout and setup. Managed a group of twelve project managers / 30 superintendents. Performed the subcontractor buyout of each project and started each project to insure its profitability. After turning the project over to a Field Project Manager, who also reported to me, I maintained communication with the Owner and project team by attending all Owner meetings and any other pertinent meetings relating to the success and direction of the project. Owner decided to pursue other interests and closed the company.


PCL Construction Services, Inc. Irvine, California

1991 1995: Chief Estimator / Operations Advisor

Managed an estimating staff of seven people in all phases of estimating including Pre-construction Services, pricing, bidding, scheduling, pre-qualifying, and marketing for new projects. Interfaced with the field operations to implement their input into new projects, resolving new and old jobsite related problems / issues. Started up all key projects and performed all necessary buyouts to insure project profitability. Supervised all project managers who took over the day to day operations of these projects to insure profitability and compliance with schedules. Left after five years of employment when existing personnel were replaced by senior stockholders from the main Corporate Office in Canada.

Swinerton & Walberg Company Los Angeles, California

1987 1991: Chief Estimator

Responsibilities included approving subcontracts, directing the estimating staff in all phases of construction estimating, budgeting, and quantity surveying, pricing, scheduling, and bidding. Actively involved in improving Companys negotiating processes to improve success ratio. Performed all project buyout and later turned project over to a field project manager. Left to pursue new opportunity with a new general contractor.

Gust K. Newberg Construction Company
Chicago, Illinois

1979 1987: Lead Team Engineer / Senior Estimator

Was in charge of one of two estimating teams for the company which included the companys estimating efforts for three national offices - Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami. Estimated projects nationwide for all three offices. Implemented computerized estimating functions and programs for use by all estimators nationwide. Directed the companys efforts in becoming computerized in estimating, budgeting, and marketing functions. Set up all successful projects in the field and completed all subcontractor buyouts. Maintained communication with the projects by attending Owner meetings and performed project reviews. Reviewed the concrete scope of work at the following power plants: Hanford Washington Units # 1 & 4, Marble Hill Indiana Units 1 & 2, concrete and structural renovation work at PECO units for Sergeant Lundy. Owner of the Company was 86 years old and the company did not have a current plan for its succession with a new President. I left to pursue a permanent opportunity.

Boise Cascade Corporation





PROFESSIONAL RESUME

QUALIFICATIONS

Successfully been at an Executive Vice President position or equivalent for the last twenty five years in a challenging environment where teamwork was a critical element to the success of the Company.

Managed groups of employees up to 20 individuals in a competitive situation that has lead to increased company profits.

Is extremely proficient at marketing the companys interests to various subcontractors, architects, and owners / developers.

Extensive field / operations experience as a V. P. of Operations, Executive Vice President, Senior Project Manager, Project Manager, Preconstruction Director, and Chief Estimator.

Previous estimating experiences have paid off in reduced expenses, better subcontract buy-out, and fewer claims issues for the company.

Has worked with all major hospital groups in the Las Vegas area: Centennial, MountainView, CHW St. Rose Dominican, and Sunrise hospitals.

Has experience with major casinos on the Las Vegas strip, performing budgets, renovations, and new work.

GOALS / AMBITIONS


To obtain employment with a stable, well established Company, which affords me the opportunity to utilize my Management, Operations, Estimating, and Leadership skills to become a permanent part of the key management structure of the organization.

WORK HISTORY



SR Construction Las Vegas, Nevada

2008 March 2010: Chief Estimator

Managed the estimating functions of the Las Vegas Office. Involved with Pre-Construction / budgeting activities, public bidding, subcontracting for all projects, and all pricing activities. Experience with all major hospital groups in Las Vegas. Performed major budgets and renovation work for Centennial, MountainView, Sunrise and all CHW St. Rose hospitals in the Las Vegas area. The company is downsizing and the entire estimating department and other departments have been let go.



Tutor-Saliba Construction / Clark Construction Las Vegas, Nevada

2007 2008: Engineering / Estimating Manager / Chief Estimator

Was on site at the Planet Hollywood Westgate Towers, a 52 story timeshare / condominium project with over 2400 units when completed, two concrete towers, prox. one billion dollars in value. Responsible and accountable for all matters concerning dollars onsite, responsible for all logs kept up to date, schedule, monthly progress billings, all RFI logs, submittal logs, and as built drawings kept current. Attended all Owner meetings concerning same. Left to pursue permanent employment at Clark Construction.

Was Chief Estimator at Clark Construction, in charge of all pricing activities for the Division. Prepared all construction budgets, involved in all Pre-Construction activities. Left to become a key individual at a smaller company.


Flagship Construction Company, LLC Las Vegas, Nevada

2005 2007: Chief Estimator

Managed all of the estimating functions of the company; involving Pre-Construction / budgeting activities, public bidding, all subcontracting responsibilities / buyout for all projects, all pricing activities, history / project management records, estimating training functions. Became the pre-construction leader in projects at the Aladdin Casino, the new Frontier Casino, the new Charlie Palmer hotel, several large condominium projects, Sullivan Square condominiums, and many more key projects. Built up many solid relationships with Owners and gained their respect and trust. Left the company when it became known that the Home Office was down-sizing the company in an effort to close it down and leave the Nevada market and move back to its home office area.

CDM Engineers & Constructors, Inc. / SDB, Inc. Tempe, Arizona

2000 2005: Senior Project Manager

The on site Senior Project Manager for the $ 15, 000, 000 Waste Water Treatment Plant for the Vistancia Housing subdivision, Peoria. Scheduled for completion September 2004. Handled all of the daily operations of the project and all financial responsibilities of the project. Owner has decided to close this division of the company.

Previously assigned to the South Mountain Booster Pump Station, an $ 11,000,000 project for the City of Phoenix. Involved in project from the estimating stages forward, performed all buyout, wrote all subcontracts and purchase orders, and later moved onsite to manage the daily construction. Attended Owner meetings and participated in partnering with City. Owner of the company has decided to not pursue any more commercial projects so my department has been closed.


Martin - Harris Construction Las Vegas, Nevada

1999 2000: Chief Estimator

Had successfully lead an estimating department of twelve individuals in raising the success hit ratio of the company in its public bidding. Had been successful in obtaining over $ 180,000,000 in successful backlog over the first six months. Also managed and approved all conceptual budgets for the companys negotiated work. Responsible for an estimating team of twelve people involving pre-construction services, and their bidding efforts. Also responsible for establishing new estimating departments in new District Offices opening up under the Owners expansion program. Left to pursue permanent employment possibilities.


Cohen Contracting Inc. Phoenix, Arizona

1995 1999: Executive Vice President - Director of Pre-construction Services / Operations / Chief Estimator.

Responsible for directing the estimating staff thru all phases of construction estimating including quantity surveying, scheduling, bidding, and budgeting. Responsible for all conceptual budgets and all Pre-construction Services for the company. Responsible for approving all subcontracts and agreements. Implemented a program to track all subcontracts and purchase orders and was able to add approximately 1 to 1 1/2 % to the gross bottom line for the company in managing the buying out of all projects. Performed all project buyout and setup. Managed a group of twelve project managers / 30 superintendents. Performed the subcontractor buyout of each project and started each project to insure its profitability. After turning the project over to a Field Project Manager, who also reported to me, I maintained communication with the Owner and project team by attending all Owner meetings and any other pertinent meetings relating to the success and direction of the project. Owner decided to pursue other interests and closed the company.
PCL Construction Services, Inc. Irvine, California

1991 1995: Chief Estimator / Operations Advisor

Managed an estimating staff of seven people in all phases of estimating including Pre-construction Services, pricing, bidding, scheduling, pre-qualifying, and marketing for new projects. Interfaced with the field operations to implement their input into new projects, resolving new and old jobsite related problems / issues. Started up all key projects and performed all necessary buyouts to insure project profitability. Supervised all project managers who took over the day to day operations of these projects to insure profitability and compliance with schedules. Left after five years of employment when existing personnel were replaced by senior stockholders from the main Corporate Office in Canada.

Swinerton & Walberg Company Los Angeles, California

1987 1991: Chief Estimator

Responsibilities included approving subcontracts, directing the estimating staff in all phases of construction estimating, budgeting, and quantity surveying, pricing, scheduling, and bidding. Actively involved in improving Companys negotiating processes to improve success ratio. Performed all project buyout and later turned project over to a field project manager. Left to pursue new opportunity with a new general contractor.

Gust K. Newberg Construction Company Chicago, Illinois

1979 1987: Lead Team Engineer / Estimator

Was in charge of one of two estimating teams for the company which included the companys estimating efforts for three national offices - Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami. Estimated projects nationwide for all three offices. Implemented computerized estimating functions and programs for use by all estimators nationwide. Directed the companys efforts in becoming computerized in estimating, budgeting, and marketing functions. Set up all successful projects in the field and completed all subcontractor buyouts. Maintained communication with the projects by attending Owner meetings and performed project reviews. Reviewed the concrete scope of work at the following power plants: Hanford Washington Units # 1 & 4, Marble Hill Indiana Units 1 & 2, concrete and structural renovation work at PECO units for Sergeant Lundy. Owner of the Company was 86 years old and the company did not have a current plan for its succession with a new President. I left to pursue a permanent opportunity.

Boise Cascade Corporation
Various Offices / Locations

1969 1979: Office Manager

Ten years of upward mobility which led to the responsibility for an entire office staff as well as the operational security of the office. Duties included: supervision, estimating, procurement, planning, scheduling, policy and procedure maintenance, engineering, field operations and many other functions needed to insure the proper stability for their construction projects. I left to pursue a company involved with commercial projects.



EDUCATION


1969 1974
Brigham Young University
Business courses, worked full time while going to school


1980 1983
Pacific Western University
Continued with Business Management courses


1985 1988
McGraw - Hill Education Center
Various classes in Computer Science



Seminars Include :


Washington State Public Power Supply:
Industrial Estimating
Proper Negotiating
Pricing / Record Keeping
Estimating Lump Sum Projects


Fails Seminar / Management Training:
Conceptual Estimating
Negotiating
Proper Presentations
Public Speaking
Operations / Saving Time & Money



Possess the OSHA 10 Hour Course Completion Card
Completed Department of Air Quality Management Air Quality Dust Control Certification
Has Experience With LEED Projects


PROJECT LIST / REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.





View Resumes: mechanical engineer resume, electrical engineer resume, architect resume, construction resumes