Name : Robert Malstrom
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Salida,CA
Job Title Unemployed
Relocation Preferences : Nothern California
Objective : Senior Estimator
Resume :  
4809 Sun Valley Dr.
Salida, Ca. 95368
951-712-9390 Cell


Senior Estimator, for a major home builder, with over 15 years of experience in every facet of residential construction. Created unitized takeoffs on every component required to build a house, from the foundation to the exterior landscaping. Demonstrated ability to look at a set of plans and not only be able to do a complete takeoff but also be able to value engineer the plans to make sure that they are cost efficient as well as buildable in the field.


Centex Homes, Dallas, TX 1998-2008
Parent Company

Senior Estimator Corona, Ca. (2002-2008)
Completed unitized takeoffs on the current plans being built at the different sub-divisions and then entered the quantities into the company software program. Worked with structural engineers, both local and in other divisions outside of California, to value engineer house plans to reduce costs and efficiencies. Reviewed the architectural plans, to confirm that they met the companys standards and that were able to be built in the field. Started and facilitated a basic blueprint reading class at the division office to help Centex personnel become more familiar with how to read plans. Conducted field audits at the various sub-divisions, to make sure the houses were being built per plans and at the same time tried to spot issues that were happing and get them corrected.

Led the conversion of the Division towards a unitized operating system

Reduced costs, on average $6600 a house, by value engineering the plans, which equates to approximately $13,200,000 annually based on 2,000 homes a year

Was the Quality Control lead for all prototype plans and engineering issues

Directed a Value Engineering Team that facilitated value engineering meetings at sister divisions

Helped the sales team, answer questions and sell homes before the model were
constructed by creating and facilitating a blueprint reading course

Developed the Excel based forms used to do unitized takeoffs across all trade categories

Trained new employees on the Centex home construction processes

Estimator Phoenix, Az. (2001-2002)
Responsible for all of the lumber takeoffs that were given to CTX Builders Supply for shipment to the various construction cites. Created unitized takeoffs for foundations, stucco, cabinets, doors and windows that were used by the purchasing department during negotiations with the suppliers. Handled all variance purchase orders, for lumber and trusses, coming from CTX Builders Supply.

Reduced costs by 3% on framing material by conducting field audits and making sure material was not being wasted which equates to an average of $360 dollars a house annually

Reduced costs by 2% ($2500 per house or $3,000,000 annually) by giving the purchasing personnel the knowledge of what it takes to build a house there by allowing them to negotiate better pricing from their vendors

Lumber and manufacturing plant owned by Centex Homes

Truss Plant Manager Phoenix, Az. (1998-2001)
Established and ran a floor and roof truss manufacturing plant to supply trusses direct to Centex homes. Started up a wall panel plant to supply wall panels to Centex homes. Staffed and trained both the production personnel as well as the office staff.

Reduced the cost of trusses by 35% (approximately $525 per house or $630,000 annually) by establishing the truss plant and supplying Centex direct

Reduced cost of lumber theft by 4% (approximately $380 per house or $4560,000 annually) by establishing the wall panel plant and shipping walls direct.


A.A., Drafting and Design
Boise State College, Boise Idaho

2008 California Building Code for residential and multi-family construction
Code requirements for manufactured trusses
Design requirements for manufactured trusses

4809 Sun Valley Dr.
Salida, Calif. 95368


Cress Bell
General Manager
West Coast Renovations
Riverside, California
951-801-9162 Cell
951-369-0670 Office
Former Colleague

Joe McGuire
Regional V. P.
Universal Forest Products
P.O. Box 578
Fontana, CA 92335

Don Pruitt
General Manager
Probuild Truss Plant
4805 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85043
Former Colleague

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