Charles S. Smith
Dear Hiring Manager :
I am a highly experienced superintendent, project manager, foreman, and lead carpenter. My prior job was with a Columbia based design/build general contractor for the past 11 years who had to lay everyone off due to lack of work.
I was responsible for hands on managing the construction of high-end homes, additions, and remodeling projects both residential and commercial. I am detail oriented especially during the project planning phase and committed to the specific needs of each customer since I believe this sets up the whole project. I am dedicated to ensuring the highest levels of construction quality while adhering to all budgets, deadlines, and specifications. I analyze and work directly from blueprints and also recognize when plans need to be modified. I was involved in the planning stage; project budgeting, subcontractor/supplier selection and site mobilization through the successful completion of each project. I develop and maintain excellent customer relations and have been performing these jobs for the last 8+ years and the 3 prior as lead carpenter. I have the ability to create, develop, and motivate highly efficient project teams to ensure each successful project completion.
I understand the importance of quality work and integrity to a company. I created and supported many loyal customers in Howard and Montgomery counties. I always treat my customers exactly as I would want to be treated. My most loyal customers were the most discriminating and challenging to others. I always establish a good working relationship with clients, co-workers and sub-contractors as I take a great deal of pride in my work.
Although my resume will present my qualifications in detail, I would like the opportunity to come in and interview with you personally.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and resume. I will look forward to hearing from you.
Charles S. Smith
LEAD CARPENTER.FOREMAN..SUPERINTENDENT.PROJECT MANAGER
Professional background encompasses a wide variety of residential and commercial construction and management skills with 11 years of solid experience with a design/build general contractor in Columbia, MD. Responsible for managing the construction of new homes, additions, and remodeling projects starting with the blueprints and through the successful completion of the job. Oversee all contractual matters to ensure project timeline is maintained and completed on budget. Supervise crews of up to 25 including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, drywall installers, painters and general labor personnel. Establish and maintain good working relationships with customers, consultants, and sub-contractors. Dedicated to ensuring the highest levels of construction quality while guaranteeing the customers complete satisfaction.
KPK Construction, Columbia, MD 1998 to 2009
Custom Design-Build General Contractor
Lead Carpenter, Foreman, Project Manager
Created take-offs and material orders for projects. Coordinated with subcontractors to assure competitive costs and best schedule for all project related work. Negotiate and create purchase orders and/or sub contracts. Coordinate material delivery schedules with project Design and implement master project schedule and establish milestones for completion. Identified, assigned and assisted with daily work, monitored the performance and quality control for both my crew(s) and subcontractors. Identified, updated, and completed work items for punch lists for KPK and all subcontractors. Apply for permits, schedule and escort inspectors through the project. Ensured successful completion of all other phases of the building process to the satisfaction of the customer, under budget, on or before contracted time.
Supervised and built the renovation of an animal hospital, in three phases, while the hospital was operational. Project was 100% complete before deadline and under budget.
Supervised and built a multi-million dollar renovation project of a waterfront home. Identified additional structural changes necessary to maintain or improve integrity of the house. The project was finished before deadline and on budget despite many extra modifications and challenges.
Successfully completed many new high-end homes, additions and renovations creating 11 years of loyal return customers.
Charles S. Smith
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