Self-employed Contractor

Name : Rick Willinger
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Grand Rapids,MI
Job Title Self-employed Contractor
Relocation Preferences : Would consider
Objective : My career objectives include those that will allow me to effectively utilize my problem solving skills, my design sensitivity, and my technical and construction expertise while providing diversity and growth.
Resume :  

Over twenty years of diverse responsibilities in the Architectural and Construction Industry including but not limited to those required to successfully perform the tasks of a Project Manager, Project Architect and On-Site Field Representative. Specific attributes include the following:

Solution oriented, self-starting and resourceful with strong organizational skills.
Skilled at project coordination on diverse building types of small and large scale projects.
Knowledgeable of most building materials, structures and methods of construction.
Experienced in documenting as-built conditions.
Capable of working harmoniously with construction personnel in order to meet the needs of the client.
Diplomatic in approaching others.
Proficient in utilizing CADD (Microstation) and PC (Word and Excel) operations in the preparation of design development and construction documentation and in project management applications.
Over four years of On-Site Construction Administration services and over ten years of \"Hands-On\" construction experience.

Neighbors Network (A non-profit organization)January 2009 to Present
Provide general trades services, predominately carpentry, for the restoration and repairs of homes owned by senior homeowners.

Thomas Willinger AssociatesOctober 2003 to September 2005

As Owner Manager of Thomas Willinger Associates responsibilities ranged from establishing new Clientele, managing daily business functions, coordinating work of other trades and that of company employees while working side by side as a skilled trade person. The company was a Building and Design Construction Company specializing in cottage and house renovations. Work ranged from kitchen additions to reconstruction of existing facades matching original design. Projects were very diverse in nature and required innovative solutions and working with government agencies such as the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality to obtain approval. In the short life span of the company over ten small to medium size projects had been successfully completed.



URS Corporation

September 2005 to January 2009
Responsibilities included the oversight of the Project Team, maintaining Client goals and meeting demanding schedules for Plan Approvals and Contractor Bidding. Primary clients included national accounts for numerous Borders/Seattle Best Coffee Caf projects, new ground up Toys R Us/Babies R Us Super Stores and several Toys R Us/Babies R Us Conversions.


Integrated Architecture, P.C.

September 2001 to October 2003
and January 1995 to January 1999

Senior Project Architect

Responsible for design development, construction documentation, construction administration and client interfacing on a number of Health and Fitness Facilities located in Ohio and Mississippi totaling over 72 million dollars in construction costs. Additional duties include quality control, preparation of budgets, schedules, coordination with outside consultants and governmental agencies.

As Manger Construction Documentation

Responsibilities included the creation and implementation of all Quality Assurance Procedures along with the development of CAD/Drafting Standards and Master Specifications. Manager duties also included serving on the Companys Operations Group.

Progressive AE
June 1999 to September 2001

Responsible for design development, construction documentation, construction administration and client interfacing on a two significant church expansions located in Kalamazoo Wyoming, Michigan. Additional duties included quality control, preparation of budgets, schedules and coordinating with outside consultants and governmental agencies.


Grand Rapids, MI

May 1985 to November 1993

Project Architect responsible for carrying out positive Client relationships while striving to meet their goals and objectives; assisting in division management responsibilities; preparation of feasibility studies; project administration; coordinating activities within design disciplines as well as outside consultants; maintaining project schedules; interfacing with governmental agencies; preparation of construction documents and providing follow-up on construction activities when appropriate.

Project Captain responsible for the development of construction documents with an emphasis on detailing, organizing and coordinating efforts within all disciplines utilizing computerized design and drafting. Projects included Retail, Research and Development and Industrial Facilities. Also assisted in the development of drawing standards and participated in numerous inter-office committees.


General Firm Management/Administration: Assisting in the services necessary for the general management of the firm. Activities include attending company staff meetings when required, assisting with overall project/manpower scheduling, inter-department coordination and administrative reports.

General Office Activities:

Activities necessary for general correspondence, meetings, filing, preparation of documents of a general nature, developing methods/systems to enhance production, efficiency, accuracy, etc., preparation of proposals and in-house committees/task force involvement, including codes, construction/technical standards, drafting standards, etc.


University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Lourdes College, Sylvania, Ohio
Project Management Certification, URS Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Cotter Apprentice Training School, Toledo, Ohio

(Past and Present)

AIA, American Institute of Architects
MSA, Michigan Society of Architects
Grand Valley Chapter AIA
CSI, Construction Specifications Institute, Grand Rapids Chapter


Habitat for Humanity
Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan;


Architect, State of Ohio
No. A-89-09237
Licensed Builder, State of MI
No. 2101081888


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