2106 Rhode Island St.
Lawrence, KS 66046
July 6, 2010
Dear Sir,/ Mam
Hello, my name is Derk Ogden. I have been involved in many levels of the construction industry for the past 25 years. During that time I have owned & run my own successful business and for the last 12 years I have been a construction superintendent.
I would very much like the opportunity to be involved with a company that is looking for a common sense individual who doesnt mind a good challenge and hard work.
As a project superintendent, I can offer you a quality person who can multi-task, problem solve with superb sequencing skills and work well with others to keep things running in a smooth forward motion. I have supervised and built numerous structures during my years in the construction industry. I have experience in commercial, residential and multi-family construction projects with budgets ranging from $200,000 to $40 million.
It is hard to determine a persons character from a simple letter and resume, therefore I would very much like to have a chance to talk to you about a possible position as a job superintendent with your company. If you currently have a position or will have in the near future I would greatly appreciate hearing from you to discuss the possibilities, you may contact me at 785-423-2505.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, please take another minute to glance over my resume and references.
Again, Thank You
2106 Rhode Island St.
Lawrence, Kansas 66046
Seeking a superintendent position with a company in which I can contribute my vast knowledge and many years of construction and management experience. I have had many opportunities in the past until present to build and manage projects from a few thousand dollars to several million, while always being mindful of schedules and budgets. My experience includes multifamily,
residential, warehouse and small to mid size commercial projects.
Licenses & Certifications; Class A Contractors License requirements (ICC Test 550 A)
Safety: General safety classes, driving & safety courses on many types of equipment
OSHA 30 hr. U.S. govt. dept. of labor
Work Experience I have many years of work experience, starting with the most recent:
February 2008 until February 2010: Fairfield Development, Spring Branch TX, as Site and Finish Superintendent for a $40 million, 15 building, multi-family project.
January thru December 2007: Erickson Retirement Center, Overland Park KS (based in Linthicum, MD) as General Superintendent of a $20 million, 165-unit, 5 story multi-family garden style project.
May 2000 until January 2007: First Management Inc., Lawrence KS. General Superintendent for multiple projects including: Multi-family projects ranging from $1.2 to $24 million and Commercial & Warehouse projects from $200,000 to $5.8 million
March 1996 until May 2000: Konza Construction Group. General Superintendent, of multiple jobs from $10,000 to $325,000. All types of finishes.
1988 until 1996: Owner - D. Ogden Contracting. General contractor, residential and light commercial buildings; residential and tenant finishes.
1982 1983: University of Kansas, Lawrence KS. Miscellaneous hours.
1980: Lawrence High School, Lawrence KS. Graduated.
Management responsibilities for most all of my recent and past job experiences include, but are not limited to: scheduling, budget tracking, in charge of all inspections and keeping records of such (city, 3rd party, management & owners), troubleshooting and problem-solving either with design elements, engineering, labor and contract disputes and occasionally problems with the city or other jurisdictions. Focus on keeping the job in a forward motion while paying close attention to scheduling and budget. Keep daily logs and reports as well as hold and record safety meetings. I am also used to sequencing all contractors and being an integral part of the draw process. In addition to solid administrative experience, I possess abundant field experience in many facets of all types of construction. I have a good working knowledge of masonry, stone, wood, concrete, post-tension slab, soil preparation, flyash, most site work and underground utilities, fire suppression systems, most mechanical design and most interior finishes. I also possess some working knowledge of metal and light iron erections, and the ability to read most blueprints.