Name : Michael Santoro
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Charlotte,NC
Job Title Owner/Operator
Relocation Preferences : Myrtle Beach, SC ; Charleston, SC
Objective : To secure a position as building maintenance director that will lead to a lasting working relationship with all that I encounter.
Resume :  


Excellent communication and customer service skills
Articulate and organized with the ability to supervise employees
Self aware and deadline conscious
20+ years experience in several fields of construction
Customer and Vendor Relations
Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Word, Works and Excel
Outstanding reputation with customers. Fair and diplomatic in dealings, with superior negotiating skills
15+ years of repeat customers and word of mouth referrals with no advertising necessary.
Extensive residential renovations and new construction homes ranging in price from $300,000 to $50,000,000
Experience in residential and commercial construction
Clean, competitive worker that is honest and reliable
Learns quickly and trains well
Self motivated and detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple projects from start to finish
Supervisory experience in managing 15+ employees


May 1990 - Present
Advanced Home Remodeling Inc. Charlotte, N.C.
Obtained New York General Building Contractors License. Founded Advanced Drywall Incorporated and Home Remodeling. Manages complete company operations, including advertising, sales and actively building. Inspection processes, maintaining safety and cleanliness on the job. Emphasis on drywall installation and finishing but also includes managing and completing residential renovation projects as well as ground up new construction and commercial construction. Several projects include bathroom and kitchen renovations. Job duties include subcontractor procurement, site inspections, design and planning, bid preparation and calculating estimates and proposals, subcontractor management, building material acquisition, managing employees, multitasking multiple jobs, blueprint analysis, and project cost forecasting. Job locations included all 5 borrows of New York City and Long Island as well as North and South Carolina. Home sizes 1,500 square feet to 25,000 square feet.

Demolition, framing, insulation, window installation, drywall installation, taping, spackling, plaster, custom textures, painting, carpentry, moldings, crowns, door hanging, wood floor installation, sub floor installation, cabinetry, vanity installation, tiling - all types, steel studding, acoustical ceilings, DUROC/Dense shield installation, skylights, installation of lighting fixtures, siding, roofing, custom decking, screened porches, arbors, gutters, aluminum fascia, indoor and outdoor finishing, site work, forklift operations, extensive customer and vendor relations before during and after completed projects. Working knowledge of plumbing and electrical. Commercial projects include CVS, Walgreens and other retail shops and strip malls, all Non-union. Also works in line with OSHA regulations and is in compliance with ADA.

Home of Charles Wang - Owner of Computer Associates International/NY Islanders
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Offices
CVS & Walgreens Pharmacies
The Athletes Foot

January 1986 - Present
Regional Building Committee NY Circuit 19A
Donated time, energies and resources for renovation and new construction building projects. Manages and supervises crews on several projects in all levels of construction with emphasis on drywall installation & finishing.
March 1999 - Present
Lead vocalist for an agency represented cover band. Self taught five instruments including guitar, drums, piano, keyboards and bass guitar. Performances include NY Islander games at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, as well as acoustic performances and regularly scheduled performances in top rated clubs in Long Island, Manhattan, Connecticut, New Jersey, and the Hamptons, NY. Said to be the best vocalist on the island by the #1 rated club owner, and radio promotions called them Long Islands premiere cover band. As a result, developed extensive crowd followings.
Currently lead vocalist/pianist and manager of Charlotte based Billy Joel tribute band The Stranger. Booked in several high profile venues, festivals and fairs and steadily gaining nationwide recognition as one of the top tribute bands in the country.
September 1987 - May 1989
Duties included refurbishing instruments, filing, organizing and work orders.


General Douglas MacArthur High School Diploma, Levittown, New York
BOCES Vocational School, Levittown, New York
Nassau Community College, Bachelors Degree / Business Management

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