Degreed construction professional with over 15 years of experience in estimating and purchasing.
October 2007-Current Kirby Nagelhout ConstructionBend, OREstimatorPrepare estimates for self performed work (concrete, structural and miscellaneous steel, rough & finish carpentry)through detailed quantity takeoffs.Prepare estimates for potential projects, using hard-bid, design-build and conceptual estimating.Read and understand contract documents (plans, specifications & addenda).Perform quantity take-offs, organize and price information.Solicit bids and quotes from subcontractors and suppliers.Analyze job cost reports to ensure estimates correspond with actual labor, material, and equipment costs.Implemented Timberline Estimating system for use in conceptual preconstruction estimates.April 2002 October 2007 Palmer Homes, Inc.Bend, OREstimator/Purchasing ManagerTrain, assist, and mentor staff in daily estimating and purchasing functionsManage staff of 2 estimator/purchasers & IT technician.Lead completed home review meeting between construction, design, accounting, and purchasing departments and summarize findings to senior managementProvide oversight to staff in the research and processing of variances Establish bank budgets for construction loansEstimate and price custom quotes and process change orders Ensure all plans have accurate and up to date material quantity take-offs, using On Screen Takeoff software and traditional take-off methodsCreate scope of work and solicit bids from subcontractorsNegotiate pricing and terms with vendors & subcontractorsRecruit & qualify new vendors and subcontractors, ensuring that subcontract agreement is returned unmodified and signedAnalyze subcontractor proposals, verify scopes of work, and oversee the issuing of work & change orders Report fluctuations in materials costs for key indicators (lumber, drywall, etc.) to senior managementStrategize for short and long term IT needs and develop implementation plansDec. 2000 April 2002 Layton Construction Company Sandy, UTEstimatorPrepare estimates for potential projects, using hard-bid, design-build and conceptual estimating.Read and understand contract documents (plans, specifications & addenda).Perform quantity take-offs, organize and price information.Solicit bids and quotes from subcontractors and suppliers.Communicate with subs and suppliers to clarify pricing information.Prepare estimate formats in such areas as general conditions, general bidding, quantity takeoffs and bid analysis.Assist with the preparation of bid proposals for submittal.Prepare outline schedules for proposed projects.March 1999 Dec. 2000TruGreen LandCareGainesville, VAEstimating Specialist Mid Atlantic RegionIn addition to typical estimating duties, trained estimators nationwide to use, analyze, and manipulate Timberline Precision Estimating software. Assisted with development, quality assurance, & management of custom Timberline database
Saunders Landscape Murray, UTLandscape Construction EstimatorCustom Drainage Systems Great Falls, VASales/Installation Foreman- ConsultantGreat Falls Landscapes Great Falls, VAStone Mason/Landscape ForemanSpangler & Vance Landscapes Newbury, OHLandscape ForemanWheeler Landscaping Chagrin Falls, OHLandscape Foreman
19861995Kent State UniversityKent, OHB.S., Conservation of Natural Resources
nCompleted Timberline Precision School: Precision Estimating-Extended Edition at the 2000 Timberline Estimating ConferencenDeans List, 1994