Highland Homes Plano, Texas December 2009 May 2010
Responsible for all new plan material quantity takeoffs for all houses. Provided timely accurate material takeoffs for new plan, revisions, takeoff changes, and job specific plans to expedite house starts. Monitored, verified and updated all takeoff change information from the field. Managed takeoff variance tracking report for communication with upper management.
Centex Homes Coppell, Texas June 2004 December 2009
SENIOR PURCHASING AGENT FOX & JACOBS / CENTEX / CITY HOMES May 2008 Dec. 2009
Responsible for management of Direct Budgets for 74 plans across 9 plan series. Manage job budget creation and Purchase Order implementation. Identify potential vendors, solicit bids, and award contracts. Help drive budget reductions while increasing salability of the homes. Provide service to the field and sales staff.
PURCHASING AGENT / LEAD ESTIMATOR CITY HOMES Sept. 2006 May 2008
Created initial Direct Budgets through material estimation, solicitation for bids, and bid review and award for three multi-family neighborhoods. Maintained 1% budget contingency. Established and maintained option budgets for five product series. Created job budgets and issued purchase orders. Managed plan review and implementation. Contributed to a reduction in Direct Construction Cost of more than $100,000 during Centex Fiscal Year 2008 through refined material estimation practices, material quantity verification, and cost negotiation. Managed Centex proprietary purchasing and estimating system, EV2.
LEAD ESTIMATOR FOX & JACOBS / CENTEX Sept. 2005 September 2006
Led a team of four through product development of eight new plan series, including redlining plans, estimating, and entering data into EV2. Created and implemented Variance Purchase Order process which improved Centex ability to track unbudgeted construction costs. Trained and managed a group of four Variance Purchase Order Coordinators. Worked on team to implement CorrigoNet to track and manage Centex warranty process.
ESTIMATOR CITY HOMES October 2004 September 2005
Assumed leadership role for estimating Centex multi-family segment, City Homes. Provided training in estimating practices and system management for new and current City Homes employees in the Purchasing & Estimating department.
FIELD MANAGER FOX & JACOBS / CENTEX - June 2004 October 2004
Managed sub-contractors to provide timely and quality completion of entry level homes for Fox & Jacobs and move-up homes for Centex. Successfully completed Centex extensive field manager training program. Coordinated sub-contractors to complete multiple customer service requests.
Newmark Homes (TOUSA) Irving, Texas September 2003 January 2004
Coordinated sub-contractors to complete new home construction and customer service. Successfully completed Newmark Homes month long Construction Technical Training class, which included in depth study of all aspects of residential construction.
Sunwest Construction, Inc - Lubbock, Texas August 2002 - July 2003
ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER / ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
Provided communication between the customer and the Project Manager on various commercial projects. Managed plan distribution to subcontractors and Project Managers. Prepared contracts for various projects. Provided basic material estimates.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Engineering Technology, August 2002
Emphasized courses taken:
Construction Safety and Health (OSHA)
Structural Steel Design
Strengths of Materials
Soils and Foundations
The Order Of The Engineer
DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue - Volunteer
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; ability to complete tasks with little to no supervision; experience in both management of people and systems. Strong computer skills including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; experienced in Primavera Project Planner, Microsoft Project, Timberline, BRIX; knowledgeable in AS400 Financial.
Phil KohutPresidentTexas Building Supply940-243-2000Professional
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Whitney OverstreetPurchasing AgentPulte Homes214-636-4228Professional
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