Name : JohnJ
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Cotton Valley,LA
Job Title Carpenter
Relocation Preferences : CO, CA, Iraq, Afghanistan, Overseas
Objective : Seeking opportunities to use my expert abilities as a residential/commercial carpenter.
Resume :  
John A. Joyner

May 21, 2010

Attn: Human Resources Department

Dear Sir/Madam:

If you can use a responsible residential/commercial construction carpenter to help contribute to the quality of your operations, then please review the enclosed résumé and consider me as an applicant.

As you can see from the résumé, my background includes extensive carpentry experience. In my most recent position with a large construction company, I worked overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan LOGCAP. At these locations I performed maintenance on housing for the military(CHU's), maintenance on office buildings and absolution units. All work was in accordance with Military Scope of Work Guidelines(MSOW). Not only did I perform hands-on carpentry workbuilding, repairing, and maintaining military facilities, but I also trained the civilian workforce.

Prior to my overseas experience, I was a residential/commercial construction carpenter with more than twenty years experience and operated a residential and commercial construction business. In this capacity, I hired, trained, and supervised carpenters and other tradesmen as well as coordinated and inspected work with contractors, subcontractors, architects, and customers on new construction and remodeling projects. All of these experiences have helped me hone not only my technical expertise in the industry, but also my interpersonal skillscommunicating with diverse groups of people from all backgrounds.

I feel that the above qualities, coupled with my extensive experience and effective organizational and time management skills, would make me an excellent candidate for a position as a carpenter with your company. I have the flexibility to travel as needed.

Since some qualifications are better explained in person, please call me at (318) 505-4045 so that we can arrange a time to discuss putting my skills and experience to work for you. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to your call.


John A. Joyner


John A. Joyner


To obtain a challenging, rewarding position as a carpenter , utilizing my skills and experience to contribute to productivity and quality of operations.


Experienced LOGCAP operations and maintenance carpenter. Complete understanding of FOB and COB maintenance carpentry (MSOW Guidelines). Expert level carpenter with more than twenty years relevant work experience. A US Army Infantry veteran . Works well with diverse groups of people. Highly motivated self starter with an excellent work ethic. Valid passport and CAC card. Available for immediate deployment.


Trained local Iraqi and Afghani citizens on carpentry skills; assigned tasks and supervised activities of crews of up to 8 workers.
Managed overall operations of a residential and commercial construction business.
Hired and trained employees; supervised crews of up to 20 including all tradesplumbers, painters, carpenters, etc.
Coordinated projects with home builders and architects.
Obtained all permits; maintained compliance with local building regulations.

Provided logistical support for United States military in Iraq and Afghanistan; built, repaired, and maintained military facilities; e.g., set forms for concrete,placed and finished concrete, repaired roofs, replaced locks, constructed bunkers, performed minor building projects, maintained a/c units, built furniture, painted with brush ,HVLP and airless sprayer systems.
Flew to combat operations front-line bases (FOB's and COB's) to assess work to be completed and materials needed; completed tasks/projects in a timely manner ensuring security of facilities and compliance with MSOW.
Prepared daily reports describing work performed, materials used, etc.; maintained daily vehicle log.
Performed all carpentry duties associated with new construction and remodeling projects for residential and commercial projects. Concrete forms construction (simon forms and wood forms), ability to read and understand blueprints and plans.


Kellogg, Brown & Root; Houston, TX2007 - 2009
CarpenterIraq (2008 - 2009)
CarpenterAfghanistan (2007 - 2008)

Joyner Construction Company; Shreveport, LA2003 - 2007
➣Recognized for Remodeling Job of the Year by the Shreveport Parade of Homes Committee.

Reggie Roe Construction Co.; Frierson, LA1989 - 2003
Site Supervisor/Carpenter
➣Homes featured in Southern Living and SB magazines.


Biology Major; Louisiana State University in Shreveport; Shreveport, LA; 2 years

200 logged flight hours; Royal Air Flight School; Shreveport, LA

On-the-job training in operation of track hoes, front-end loaders, tractors, fork lifts,
and other heavy equipment as well as precision instruments such as surveying equipment

References available upon request

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