R E S U M E
Designed Residential Architecture since 1960
Licensed Builder for over 30 years
Military Service- S/SSgt. Medic US Air force 1967- 1971 VET.
BS Degree- Facilities Design from Grand Valley State University 1973
Designed & Built Passive Solar Thermal Envelope structures 1973-1980
Teaching Experience- Part-time Tech Instructor for Jordan College, Cedar Springs MI. 1979-1980
Facilities Management & Space Planning Designer with ENVIRONETICS INTERNATIONAL,
Chicago, IL. 1981-82
Facilities Management training with Siedman School of Business, Grand Valley State University
Practicing Facilities Design & Management Consultant 1985-1991
Custom Design/Build Contractor 1991- present, specializing in Green Built Homes with energy-efficient system controlled environments.
CBA ENVIRONMENTS INC.Principal Owner and Licensed Builder
Incorporated in February 1985 as CBA Environments, Inc., to form a Facilities Design & Management consulting firm with other associates connected to Grand Valley State Universitys Siedman School of Business.
First Project- 1st Annual International CAD Tri-Conference, an educational conference held at the Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI. for architectural designers, facilities managers & computer engineers from seven universities and 16 cities around the country, Canada and the UK.
My Position was Executive Director & Moderator
Design, Construction and Management of any project requires a logic recording system that becomes the database upon which analysis and estimates for cost benefits are realized. As a consultant and a builder, my trained observations of real conditions helped to develop design criteria for each client project through structured recordings and analysis. This information is used appropriately to develop a comprehensive planned growth approach.
Techniques used included, but are not limited to, some of the following:
Observation and Analysis of existing structure
Interviews of key managers and operation individuals
Survey Corporate culture and general task performance
Developed Charts of Analysis & Comparisons
Recorded and implemented Planned Growth Programs with Cost / Benefit Analysis Documents.
These techniques not only save money, but provide healthy environments for increased productivity & growth.
FACILITIES DESIGN &
My Consulting Services provided comprehensive analysis of Clients operations, their space utilization / work efficiency ratios, analysis of existing conditions resulting in appropriate recommendations for restructuring of manufacturing facilities and/or Office Space Planning then, I drafted plant layouts and drawings to facilitate construction of a new environment and the transition plan to a efficient utilization of available space.
SEARS TOWER Chicago, IL. 9/80- 6/81 (50th Floor)
Designed space: 56,000 sq. ft. Catalog Dept.
AMWAY CORPORATION, MI. 9/81-5/82
Designed space: 21,000 sq. ft. Distribution Office layout
OPPENHUISEN INTERIOR SYSTEMS FURNITURE 6/82-3/83
(A Division of AMERICAN SEATING CO.)
Designed space: 22,292 sq. ft. Manufacturing & Offices
PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL LEASING, INC. 1/84-7/84
Designed space: 6,800 sq. ft. in four city office facilities
CINEBAR Entertainment dance bar 5/84-10/84
Designed space: 7,952 sq. ft. Stage Space & Lighting
LIPPERT ENTERPRISES / ROANOAK FURNITURE CO. I2/84-10/85
Designed space:Bldg. #1- 78,000 sq. ft. Manuf. & Office
Bldg. #2 35,000 sq. ft. Manufacturing
RAPID ENGINEERING INC. 12/85-9/86
Designed space:Bldg. #1- 34,650 sq. ft. Manufacturing
Bldg.#2- 15,000 sq. ft. Office Space
TRENDWAY CORPORATION 10/86-9/89
Designed space: HQ Office Space 7,800 sq. ft.
2 Chicago Showrooms 12,000 sq. ft. [at]
HOEKSEMA Builders & Designers 1987- 1990
Designed space: 42 Condominiums totaling 50,400 sq. ft.
Plus Utilities Layout, Permits and Project Management
CONSTRUCTIONOver the past 42 years as a Professional Designer of both residential and commercial spaces & structures, my work has required a structured and logical approach to creating and drafting designs that were site specific for my clients needs. My construction plans and specifications always meet or exceed local & state building codes and ordinances.
Current Projects focus specifically on energy-efficient environments with a balanced HVAC system incorporating geothermal, wind turbines and solar energy resources.
SKILLS Master Draftsman
Proficient in PC and Macintosh computers: Microsoft Office 2005, Excel and Photoshop CS software.
Well versed in ADA requirements, the International Building Code for Residential & Commercial Dwellings and the Wisconsin Uniform Energy Code.
I am in excellent physical condition with no pre-existing conditions or disabilities.