Project Manager

Name : Chris
Industry Type : Design Build Firms- EPC
City & State : Phoenix,AZ
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : Nationwide
Objective : 6/4/2010
Dear Hiring Manager:
I was interested to see your job posting on for a Project Manager and would like to learn more about this opportunity.
I am a Construction Manager with extensive experience in the Design & Construction of Pre-engineered Metal Buildings. I have been part of many projects both large and small. I have over 15 years of experience as a manager both on-site and off-site as well as a good deal of experience negotiating contracts. I have worked at every role in my career and I am not below any nor, above any. I can add to any role as a team member or a leader. My experience has given me insight to effectively build teams and manage people through projects. I can take full ownership and responsibility of the financials and logistics and I always strive to provide complete customer satisfaction. I ensure a safe working environment for every employee that steps foot on a project site. I am a win-win driven manager that knows there is a way around, over or through every obstacle or challenge. I believe honest and open communications will keep us from having to compromise quality, schedule, safety or the margin on the projects.
I feel that my ability to provide you, as an employer, my services and experience would be an asset to your company and would hope to grow with you as we develop a long lasting relationship.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to have the opportunity to discuss any opening you may have or an employment proposal with you in person.

Christopher Smith
Resume :  

Christopher J Smith
28 E. Moon Valley Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85022
E-mail: chris.smith1056[at]

I am seeking a position as a Commercial Construction Project Manager, Estimator, Project Superintendent or combination of positions to fulfill your needs.

I can help your team by integrating my skills, knowledge and experience into profitable projects and satisfied customers. I am strong in pre-construction & project management of design / build projects. My ability to work with Owners, Architects / Engineers and Builders to provide the best value and application for the need of the customer is exceptional. I can work form completed design CDs to provide a metal building project or can integrate metal building opportunities into the vision of the Owners and Architects for value engineering opportunities and can start from the proverbial napkin sketch for a complete turn key project. I also have experience in both US Army Corps of Engineer and Naval Facilities Command projects.

I am Comfortable making decisions and working in a self-directed environment.
Im always Bottom line conscious with an equal Quality and Safety / Risk awareness.
I am Able to travel (extensively as required).

Professional Experience:

Project Manager - Steel Side Construction, Inc. Mesa, AZ - May 2007- May 2010
Start up metal building general contractor with principles from PEMB erection background. Completed over $15 million in GC & Furnish & Erect PEMB projects including a $6M sports complex, 3.5M industrial / aluminum extrusion & pipe manufacturing plant and a $2M medical office building, a $1.8M C-130 airplane hangar / office building at Davis Montham AFB, a $2.2M warehouse at MCB, Camp Pendleton.

Vice President - Arizona Building Systems, Inc. Phoenix, AZ March 2005 April 2007
When new ownership took over I was recruited to head up the Pre-construction and General Construction departments. As ABS ventured into development I worked in hand with the Development managers and our PEMB VP and we were successful in landing multiple aviation projects. In 2006, we obtained status of the sixth largest Pre-Engineered Metal Building Contractor in the US with sales of over $50 million. Among our projects, we designed and constructed a 90,000SF hangar building for maintenance of Boeing 747s in a record six months while concurrently designing and constructing a 90,000SF hangar building with 30,000 SF of office and tech space for the new Airbus A-380 airliner on the next lot.

President Tribute Constructors, Inc. Phoenix, AZ September 2004 March 2005 Started TCI when ownership changes occurred at Arizona Building Systems. Managed General Construction projects for Arizona Building Systems as well as constructed projects for Clayton Homes Manufacturing, Superior Products Corp of AZ, Knight Transportation.

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Vice President / General Construction Manager - Arizona Building Systems, Inc. Phoenix, AZ December 1997 Sept. 2003
Consistently ranked in the Top 10 of Pre-engineered Metal Building / Design Build General Contractors in the USA. My duties included directing pre-construction services, design development, and overall operations of our general construction program and integrating the metal building into our projects. Responsible for hiring and directing staff and professional design consultants. (Originally hired as on project Superintendent for a new 150,000 SF design / build manufacturing facility and immediately took on position as PM. Promoted to Sr. Project Manager in 1999 and to VP of General Construction in 2002.

Project Manager / Estimator / Superintendent / Foreman - Caliente Construction Corp. - Mesa, AZ - December 1994 December 1997
General Building Contractor / Facilities Contractor - Responsible for estimating, project management, site supervision, quality and cost controls, timeliness and safety of General Construction projects. Negotiated and buy-out of subcontracts.

Superintendent / Foreman - Foresite Design & Construction, Inc. - Chandler, AZ December 1993 December 1994
Responsible for commercial construction; project quality and safety assurance and crew performance. Constructed two pre-engineered metal buildings for TRW VSSI in Mesa, AZ.

Superintendent / Foreman - Eliason & Knuth - Phoenix, AZ
June 1993 December 1993
Commercial Metal Stud Framing & Drywall Subcontractor - Responsible for crew production, quality and safety control.

Operations Manager - Talie Construction, Inc. Ronkonkoma, NY - June 1989 May 1993
Commercial Carpentry, Drywall and Acoustical Subcontractor - Responsible for supervising and scheduling multiple crews (up to 150 strong / both union and open shops), to perform metal and wood stud framing, drywall and wood sheeting, preformed shapes, batt insulation, drywall finishing, cabinet installation, wood trim, panelized wall systems, door, frame and hardware installation and acoustical ceilings and panels. Responsible for the purchase and scheduling of materials and for project cost controls. I was responsible for Quality assurance scheduling and customer relations and assisted in estimating. Projects included new and remodel of Class A office buildings tenant improvements, restaurants, retail shopping centers and malls, building facades, health clubs and medical office buildings.

Project Manager / Estimator / Superintendent - LeBar Construction of Suffolk Corporation Holbrook, NY January 1987 - June 1989
Commercial Construction Managers - Responsible for Site supervision of Suffolk County Teachers Federal Credit Union, (Holbrook, New York Branch). Estimated, Project Managed and Supervised on-site operations of United States Army, Fort Eustis Bowling Alley, Newport News, Virginia. Estimator and Project Manager for demolition of 100-year-old two-story warehouse building and construction of new 18,000 SF warehouse for Mayer-Malbin Corporation, Queens, New York.

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Project Superintendent - Marfrak Corp. - Deer Park, NY - November 1985 to January 1987
Commercial General Contractor / Construction Managers - Responsible for on site supervision of GC operations, subcontractors, scheduling and quality assurance of Olsten Services Corporate Headquarters 75,000 SF office renovations project in Westbury, New York and a new 24,000 SF ground up dry food, refrigerated and frozen food distribution facility for Landmark Foods Corp. in Holtsville, New York.

Previous construction work experience includes: commercial carpenter and foreman, metal building erector and positions for various shops in New York metro and Long Island, NY area.

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