Project Manager/Estimator

Name : Dean VanDonkelaar
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Tampa,Fl
Job Title Project Manager/Estimator
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Dean Van Donkelaar
3607 Maricopa
Ruskin, Florida 33573
(813) 634-3759
Cell (813) 484-3589


Resourceful, innovative professional with over 20 years General, Operations and Project Management experience within a broad range of clientele and companies. Held P&L responsibilities. Expertise at initiating projects and programs that serve the clients needs while enhancing employee education and identifying new avenues of business. A Hands-on Manager with proven skills in budgeting, troubleshooting, demonstrating, coordinating, building, negotiating, designing, and improving operations through policies that promote a team-based work atmosphere, super client services, and a positive result for the corporate bottom line.


Managed all aspects of a company including development of business and marketing plans, recruitment, hiring and training of personnel, budgeting, P&L, scheduling work and activities, establishing policies and procedures, procurement, performance evaluation and motivation of employees.

Managed and oversaw a number of $8M - $10M projects simultaneously. Successfully coordinated the work efforts of employees and subcontractors to ensure all projects were completed on time, within specifications and within budget.

Review historical data and calculate a clients facility needs for maintenance during a 1 year contracted period. Set cost budgets for monthly repairs and propose a budget that provides the needs of the client at a profit to our company.

Served to negotiate with a union for completion of project work at a company site where union members were on strike. Proved to the union the value of allowing the work to be completed so that after this labor disagreement, work for all could resume.

Reviewed a companys energy footprint and designed a plan to reduce energy costs significantly. Partnered with OEMs to identify changes in equipment and building structure that succeeded in reducing heating costs 28%.

Brought a 1940s plant facility up to 2005 construction codes with no loss in time to the clients manufacturing process. Partnered with plant supervision to plan a workaround project including the rebuild of 40 wooden trusses without a shutdown in manufacturing.

Boosted morale through promotion of a team-based work atmosphere. Provided assignments of increased responsibility and implemented insurance and retirement plans for our employees that kept the quality of work high with low turnover.

Increased productivity by spearheading the ongoing review of new types of equipment and technologies. Tested new types of machinery for various production tasks, and scheduled procurement of that equipment proving to be the most cost effective.

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Increased company revenue by partnering with subcontractors and suppliers to negotiate a hard budget for a clients 7-year expansion needs. Produced a Time and Materials contract with budgetary caps to address the future needs of the client company.

Reviewed the current application and purchased proper updates to customize our software for better use in our unique estimating needs. Use of this new application increased estimates completed for new business and increased profitability significantly.

Reduced OSHA recordable injuries, and brought the company into compliance through development of a comprehensive safety training program on use of our heavy equipment such as forklifts, backhoes, etc. Obtained the necessary certification and then created curricula and materials necessary to deliver certified lecture and one-on-one instruction on this important information.

Built a 2-story office building from the ground up. Compiled a team of architectural and design professionals to create the necessary plans. Obtained the necessary permitting. Identified and coordinated the efforts of employees and subcontractors to complete each stage on-time and within budget.


Estimator / Project Manager

President / CEO / CFO
Vice President
Project Manager


AA, Architectural Design, Muskegon Community College
Carpentry Apprenticeship (4 years), Muskegon Community College

Additional coursework in Time Management, Conflict Resolution, Team Building, Sales, Safety, Hazmat, Motivation, Quality Control, Sexual Harassment, Diversity, Labor Relations, Negotiation, Budgeting, P&L, Leadership, Advanced First Aid, Confined Space, and MSDS Record keeping


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