Director of Construction

Name : Jeff DeBois
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Baltimore,MD
Job Title Director of Construction
Relocation Preferences : any
Objective : management position with construction, real estate development or management firm
Resume :  
Jeffrey L. DeBois


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Experienced Construction Professional with demonstrated success in overseeing completion and turnover of large scale multi-use projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a highly effective team player adept at conflict resolution and problem solving. Professional skills include:
Creating projects budgets, preparing and issuing bid documents, awarding subcontracts and purchase orders, and overseeing construction activities.
Establishing project schedules and monitoring job progress
Building positive relationships with groups of diverse interest, including Architects, Owners, Subcontractors and Code Officials
Researching and implementation use of alternative products, systems and construction technologies to reduce project cost and increase quality
Establishing expectations of quality and assuring adherence to established standards
In-depth knowledge of construction methodology, project management processes and building code requirements


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ERICKSON RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES, Baltimore, MD 1988 2009

Senior Director of Construction Services

Developer, builder and operator of large-scale continuing-care retirement communities. Typical project consisted of 12 to 16 mid-rise, 125,000 sq. ft. residential buildings and three 50,000 sq. ft. community clubhouses, constructed in various phases. Individual buildings averaged contract value of approximately $12 million, with overall project budgets of approximately $400 million.

Reviewed construction documents to assure compliance with company standards, assess constructability and provide value engineering suggestions. Provided oversight to field activities to ensure adherence to project standards, quality control and project schedule.

Established in-house construction company which performed up to $400 million in annual billings
Instrumental in the opening of 12 campuses comprised of over 15,000 residential units and 1,200,000 square feet of community space
Initiated and conducted inter-departmental team meetings to assure coordination of project responsibilities and completion of buildings on schedule
Created and maintained cost history of projects to provide comparative analysis and identify cost deviations or anomalies.
Established web-site based Resident Selection System to manage, track and audit unit finishes.


PRIOR EXPERIENCE


JEFFERSON PROPERTIES, INC., Irving, TX
Director of Construction
Responsible for budget preparation, contracting, and management of construction activities for a major real estate development company involved in the development and construction of luxury multi-family apartment projects in the Dallas area. Projects averaged 450 units with a value of approximately $25 million. Successfully turned over more than 2,500 residential units. Constructed regional corporate training facility and dormitories for Southwestern Bell.


HOWARD U. FREEMAN, INC., Irving, TX
Contract Manager/Chief Estimator
Responsible for estimating, contracting and construction of projects ranging up to $20 million for a medium-sized General Contractor with concentration in commercial construction and residential developments. Oversaw design and construction of all residential projects.


OMNI CONSTRUCTION, Ft. Worth, TX
Project Manager
General contractor specializing in retail construction and tenant build-out across the country for national retailers. Projects included development of 117 unit condominium project in Houston, Texas and renovation of historical landmark residence in Austin, TX.


THE ROUSE COMPANY/
FEDERATED STORES REALTY, Columbia, MD/Cincinnati, OH
Tenant Coordinator
Responsible for coordinating and facilitating construction of retail stores for nationally recognized developers and operators of regional shopping malls.


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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