Michael Thomas Kennaley
5729 Whale Rock Street, Las Vegas, NV 89149-4900 USA
Home Phone 702-655-6575 Home Fax 702-395-1816 Cell # 702-370-7703
SENIOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER / ESTIMATOR / FIELD SUPERINTENDENT
Over thirty-five plus years of construction experience in several different trades, field expert in glazing and curtain wall exterior skin design and installation. A creative construction professional who has achieved success by thinking outside-of-the-box. Also involved in the mock-up testing, visual and performance testing, at laboratories and field installation. Experience overseeing field installation, from a sub-contractor / manufacturers responsibility and as a general contractor superintendent to ensure proper product installation performance.
Broad portfolio of construction experience and skills in many aspects of commercial (high-rise, mid-rise and low rise projects) and non-commercial projects, with a diverse project history including manufacturing, financial institutions, high-rise office & condo structures, hospitality and schools / public works projects.
Strong Field ExperienceExperienced in Specification Interpretation Proven Project Manager
Excellent Local ReferencesTeam Builder & Experienced LeadershipExpert in Door & Window Hardware & Installation
Solid Relationship with Local Glaziers UnionExperienced in Manufacturing Procedures & MethodsExperienced in Design & Design Concepts
Expert in Blueprint Reading Experienced EstimatorProblem Solver
Sierra Metals, Inc., Henderson, NV. 6-2009 ~ 2-2010
Business Development / Estimator,
Responsible for new business development for new products that the company started manufacturing and estimating of product cost. Business Development included making cold calls to different contractors and introducing them to companies capabilities and assets. I had a 500 mile radius territory for sales development of Las Vegas. Also worked with architects in the design of products for new or remodel projects and getting the materials specified into the project.
Perini Building Co., City Center Project, Las Vegas, NV. 1-2007~ 12-2008
Assigned the Podiums for VEER & Mandarin Towers. Within the first four (4) months there were three (3) design changes. In May 2007, I was temporarily reassigned to observe Enclos Glass Co. as they installed the Pelli Tower (also known as ARIA Casino & Hotel). (See www.citycenter.com)
Due to the density of construction on the City Center site, my reports were to be used for logistical purposes on the VEER & Mandarin Towers. They contained panels installed per day, materials stored on site and off-site, man power per day (ground and in the tower), crane usage, material and installation problems.
In early September, reassigned to the Far East Aluminum Receiving /Staging Yard, inventorying and inspecting panels coming in from China. In November, reassigned to the administration team preparing material / work scopes for bids on the VEER Podiums. This ranged from setting up bids for everything from flooring to mailboxes to the exterior curtain wall and panel / louver unitized system and steel support system.
Universal Brass, Inc., Las Vegas, NV. 1-2006 ~ 12-2006
Chief Estimator Glass Division,
Approached the Operations Manager at UBI about starting a glass division at the company. Brought approximately $1.5 million in non-public works projects that SNG left un-completed. Due to established relationships with the general contractors involved, these projects were transferred and completed nearly on schedule. Developed crews and installation procedures and inspected installations. Developed good working relationship with many of the top general contractors in the Las Vegas Area.
Southern Nevada Glass, Inc., Las Vegas, NV. 1-2004 ~ 1-2006
Estimator / Project Manager,
Upon joining this company their annual volume was approximately $900,000.00 to $1 million. Within two years sales were up to $3.75 million in backlogged sales. Responsibilities included estimating, project management, and office management. Company closed because of the declining health of the owner.
Progress Glass Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA. 1999 ~ 2003
Chief Estimator, Marketing & Sales Manager,
Responsible for developing detailed take-offs & comprehensive estimates for bids on the exterior skins of commercial structures, including all glass, aluminum framing, metal trim, metal wall panels systems, louvers, sunscreens and canopies. Also, participate in the development of budget figures for new design and conception projects. Oversaw the work of four other estimators. Developed & wrote bid tracking program for the computer system currently in use.
MTK Maintenance & Repairs, Vallejo, CA.1994 ~ 1999
Worked for myself doing general contractor repairs and maintenance to commercial and non-commercial projects. Developed cost estimates, drew up plans, set schedules, obtained permits, did billings / collections, filed liens / pre-liens. Upon successful bid and award, preformed all work myself. Responsible for the maintenance and up-keep of 425 to 450 single and multi-residence units. Also subcontracted installation only, thru ASAP (Architectural Services and Products) in Emeryville, CA, for Horton Automatic Doors and Pass Window in various applications including Class 1 Clean Rooms in the electronic industries. This included electro-mechanical & and pneumatic powered door operators, sensors, motion detector, safety beams and remote paddles. Was licensed for installation work in Class 1 Clean Rooms by Intel Corp.
Bello Glass Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA1989 1991
All responsibilities of company owner. 22 employees, union glaziers. Shop was retail and contract operation. Closed due to aftermath of Loma Priata Earthquake.
Cobbledick-Kibbe, Inc., Alameda, CA1985 1989
Cobbledick-Kibbe was the largest glass and glazing company on the west coast. Worked at the companies corporate headquarters as one of four senior estimators. Responsible for estimates on large and / or special projects. In addition, also responsible for the assisting of the estimators at each of our nine glass shops, including training & oversight of all major estimates.
H.H. Robertson Co., Stockton, CA1977 ~ 1984
Senior Plant Projects Manager,
Senior Plant Projects Manager for the Stockton, CA. facility. Also worked in engineering, research and development and as a field troubleshooter after the development of the VM product line. Oversaw or directed projects in the USA, Europe and Hong Kong. Responsible for manpower, logistics of materials, and correct installation of all products Robertson produced and designed. This included, but was not limited to, metal insulated unitized wall panels (wet seal, rain screen or unitized pressure equalized wall systems) glass unitized wall systems (wet seal or pressure equalized), steel decking, louvers and ventilation systems. Also responsible for testing of materials, either on site or at a laboratory. Left when company moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
AA Police Science & Criminology, Modesto Junior College, 1972
California Peace Officers Certificate, 832 PC License
Non-Lethal Chemical Weapons License.
Licensed US Sailing Instructor, Class I & II Keelboats, Offshore Cruising & Navigation.
AADMA Certified Automatic Door Installer and Technician ~ Electro-mechanical and Pneumatic
Class 1 Cleanroom Protocol & Procedures (Intel Corp)
First Aid & CPR ~ Updated and good till 5-09 (Needs Renewal)
10 & 30 hour OSHA Safety Courses (Current)
LEED course training ~ 8 Hour Course
OST (On-Screen Takeoff) Software ~ 16 Hour Advanced Training Class
GDS Take-off Software Training (Ver. 15.0) ~ 8 Hour Training
AIA Continuing Education Course ~ Vapor & Moisture Barriers and Incursion
Curtain-wall Fire-Safeing Installation Training & Inspection Course (Hilti Co).
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
ASPE ~ America Society of Professional Estimators, Las Vegas Chapter.
Organization is useful for continuing education and development of estimating skills. Once a month meetings also allow for personnel networking with general contractor estimators and project managers.
CSI ~ Construction Specification Institute, Las Vegas Chapter.
Organization is useful for continuing education and development of estimating knowledge and specification development. Once a month meetings also allow for personnel networking with general contractor estimators, project managers, architects / designers and suppliers.
Experienced with Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 (Beta Copy, I am a beta tester), containing Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access & Works. Experienced with most PC based operating systems, Windows XP Professional, Vista, DOS & OS2. In addition, familiar & experienced with several different estimating & project management programs, V6 Construction Estimator, GDS Storefront Estimator, On-Screen Takeoff estimating software, Timeline and Microsoft Projects. Have built a number of PCs from components and programmed them, dating back to very early 1980s.
OTHER SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Member of a Navy SEALs Team during Vietnam and later years.
Developed Junior Sailing Program for Vallejo Yacht Club, including training and directing eleven (11) instructors, raising money for the program through donations and fund raisers, built a sailing shed /office, community sailing center and helped develop colligate sailing program at the California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, CA.
Experienced woodworker in cabinet making and furniture building as I have a complete shop at home.
United States Passport is current ~ renewed April 2007