Project Manager

Name : A J Stephens
Industry Type : Design Build Firms
City & State : Seabrook, NH
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : none
Objective : Long term employment that provides the opportunity to utilize my skills in any way to improve or augment the currrent company profile.
Resume :  
Alexander Stephens Sr.3 Alison Drive, Seabrook NH 03874
ajstephenssr[at] Home 603-760-2848 Cellular 603-502-4701

Project / Construction Manager
As a 37 year Construction Industry Professional I have a wide range of experience and bring much to the table. I have increased sales, improved efficiency, and promoted growth for a number of companies over the course of my career. Diversity has been key to my professional growth with experience in Commercial / Office / Medical/ Sports and Rehab Construction, Tenant Fit Up, Condominium and Big Box building as well as Very High End Custom Homes and Remodeling. I handle projects from inception to completion including estimates ( conceptual & Hard Number), bid solicitation, buy outs, management and supervision to punch out and close out. I pride myself on a track record of "on time - under budget" projects and a strong record of customer/client satisfaction. I have excellent references and can provide many photographs of my work. I am a team player, but am very able to work without supervision. Current projects value range is 2.5 million to 45 million dollars.
Project Manager/Construction Manager January 2006 to Present
Company Confidential
In this current position I handle the day to day and onsite activities of multi million dollar medical and historical construction projects. I have recently completed the physical move of a 5800 square foot historic home, mile to a new foundation and then added an 8000 square foot addition converting the space to medical use while not interfering with the historical value and appearance. This project received 2 awards from both the State Historic Commission and the National Historic Preservation. The project was completed on time, under budget, with minimal punch list. I also completed the construction of an ASC Certified Spinal Surgery center with an existing 2000 square feet and an added 4000 square feet. Both of these projects were on fast tracked schedules. I have also done 3 tenant fit ups in Billerica MA and over seen the rehabilitation of Stoneleigh Plaza in North Hampton NH.
January 2005 to January 2006
Project Manager by Contract
Windsor Construction
In this position I was in charge of 2 multi million dollar residential development projects with an aggregate value of 24 million. One a 96 unit apartment complex with club house, valued at 18 million, and one, a 12 unit high end condominium project, valued at 6 million. I am responsible for ground up construction including permitting, site, stick built construction and coordination with sales and marketing personnel. I handle all AIA requisitions, sub contractor payment scheduling, and job site production. These projects are Completed and occupied on time and budget.

Self Employed, NH, MA2002 to 2004
Builder/ Construction Manager
I have built 16 Custom Homes, all over 3000 sq ft. in the past 16 months as well as a Restaurant, and 2 Duplex Condominiums. I do all estimates, sales, purchasing and management. I have decreased construction time and increased profits for the Developers I have contracted with.
18 projects in 18 months with a minimum of punch list and zero call back shows how one individual can incorporate the tools used in large companies into a one-man operation.
I can operate most heavy equipment, excavator, bobcat, dozer, vibratory roller, etc.
During this time I have assisted a fellow contractor in the contract negotiations to get a subdivision from planning to reality.

McLean Construction INC, NH2001 to 2002
Project Manager
Project Manager for Walgreen's Pharmacy's in Milford and Waterbury CT, United States Postal Facilities in Andover and Windham NH, 240 unit Condominium Complex in Georgetown MA, permitting phase of Walgreens Pharmacy and Chase Bank in Bridgeport CT.
I was the first Project Manager to deliver a Walgreen's Pharmacy to Walgreen's Corporate before the projected completion date and did so under budget.
I have excellent interpersonal skills and a management style that inspires sub contractors to deliver quality work in an on time or early manner. I understand the individual trades and what is required to get the job done and as such garner the respect of the tradesmen. I am seen as fair and reasonable while still being able to "lead the troops".
I implemented the use of Microsoft Project to outline the various start and completion dates of each trade and as such ended the "seat of the pants" approach.

AMS Construction & Development Inc., Gloucester MA1998 to 2001
Project Manager/ Senior Project Manager
I joined AMS to assist the company President in the growth of the firm. I increased sales from 1.3 million to 8.6 million over the term of my employment. I hired and supervised 5 Project Managers, 6 Superintendents, and office staff and various labor and support personnel. I personally managed on average 3 to 5 projects while my other PM's had one project each.
I was instrumental in the transition from 100% Private Work to a mix of Public and Private in the commercial/Medical side while maintaining the Residential Development and Custom Homes side of the business as a base line cash flow while making the transition to larger and larger commercial / Medical projects. The majority of our medical projects involved Assisted Living facilities, Elder Care, and Senior Centers. I assisted the Company President in most corporate policy making and bid review.
I was the recipient of the Massachusetts Builders and Contractors Assoc. Gold Safety Award for job site safety (zero accidents over a two year period)
My sales skills and customer service skills played a major role in the overall increase in revenues.

NorthEast Construction, Cambridge MA1988 to 1998
Project Manager / General Superintendent
I was responsible for estimating and implementing commercial rehabilitation projects in the metro Boston area. The projects entailed the complete interior demolition and rebuilding of commercial office space. I was instrumental in the design phases of many of these spaces and worked directly with the property owners to create office space that met their tenants needs and would allow for annual lease escalation. I worked directly with the two largest commercial property holders in Metro Boston, projects included Foreign Consulates, the renovation of an old Brick Factory into upscale office space, Condominium Complexes and Apartment Complexes.

My design skills earned me recognition by Forbes Magazine and INC. magazine for office spaces I designed.

Various Firms, MA,VA, NJ, NY1971 to 1988
Assistant Project Manager / Project Manager
During this time I was learning the various trades and learning to estimate, bid, purchase and manage projects ranging from Residential and Small Commercial to Historic Preservation and Restoration. I was also heavily involved with the design and installation of Life Safety Systems and assisted in the implementation of the Boston High Rise Code.
Significant projects were the Restoration of various buildings on the Freedom Trail, and the Restoration of "The Colonial Theatre" and the "Witch House" in Salem MA.
During this time I began being a Featured Speaker at Trade Shows around the country speaking on Professionalism, and Business Ethics. I have spoken in NY, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Philadelphia PA


Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Minor in Structural Engineering Ashwood University 2005
A.A., Commercial Design and Structure Vesper George College of Art 1969
I studied commercial design and architecture as well as structural design, with other courses in interior design, space planning, commercial illustration, marketing, and drafting.

Related Skills

Computer Literacy skill set high, all Microsoft Platforms Windows 3.1 through Vista as well as Unix, and Linux. I have a high competency level in Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, CAD, and various estimating software, as well as all AIA Documentation.
Experienced Public Speaker
OSHA certified in 2001 as Corporate Safety Officer
Published author in PTN Publications as columnist on Professionalism and Ethics as well as Life Safety Systems.
Honors and Awards
NH State Historic Preservation award for the restoration and preservation of the Louis B DeRochemont House
US Historic Preservation award for the restoration and preservation of the Louis B DeRochemont House
Gold Safety Award MA Builders and Contractors
Bronze Safety Award MA Builders and Contractors
Nominee Entrepreneur of the year Cambridge Whos Who
Certification Certified Project Manager

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