Professional Carpenter

Name : Scott Straughn
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Columbia,SC
Job Title Professional Carpenter
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Scott Straughn
(803) 606-0841
2858 Ashton Rd.
Columbia, SC 29204


A highly skilled Carpenter seeking a challenging position where I can utilize my extensive experience in constructing, erecting, installing, finishing and repairing of wooden and metal structures and fixtures on residential and commercial buildings.

Additional Skills

More than twenty years of Professional Carpentry experience.
Sound knowledge of residential construction and remodeling trades, practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control, and safety.
Proficient at the following tasks: stain-grade trim work, installing and hanging doors, drilling and setting door hardware, setting windows, layout for stairs and common rafters .
Remarkable ability to read blueprints.
Excellent mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material estimates.
Highly motivated, self starter with great interpersonal and communications skills.
Exceptional ability to understand verbal and written instructions.
The ability to establishing relationships with all parties involved in the construction process that facilitate harmonious working relationships during projects, and permit prompt resolution of problems and conflicts as they occur.
Strong ability to organize assigned tasks, for completion alone or with help.
Proven ability to complete and paperwork in a timely manner.
Demonstrated ability to envision all steps in assigned tasks.
Immense ability to perform tasks on all areas and aspects of construction project.
Remarkable ability to climb ladders up to 60 ft and crawl for distances of 50 ft.
In-depth ability to lift and manipulate objects of up to 80 lbs for 50 feet.

Valmeyer High School Diploma (1990)

Work Experience

Complete Contractors Services Columbia, SC 2005 2010

Supervised crews of up to 20 including subcontractors
The operation of all woodworking equipment including: table & radical saws, planer, jointer, drills
Window and roof repairs
Constructing, Installing and Repairing all door types
Demolish and/or construct interior building partitions
Perform finish carpentry work, i.e., moldings, trim work, cabinets, etc.
Hanging Drywall & Drywall finishing
Hardwood floor installation and repair
Install siding of all types, master levels of bending metal
Respond in an expeditious and timely manner to all work requests regarding carpentry expertise
Comply and follow safety procedures when performing assigned responsibilities
On call on a 24 hour basis for after hours emergency situations
Assist in loading and unloading building materials from delivery trucks
Responsible for following all safety policies and procedures in the performance of assigned duties
Water mitigation and restoration
Extensive experience in custom millwork including, casing, doors, built-ins, cabinets, stairs and trim; from chair rail with wanes coating, crown with back bands, coffered ceilings, pillars and pilasters, fireplace mantles; many times producing built-ins on site, producing custom parts and moldings

LGS Carpenter Columbia, SC 2000-2005

Studied blueprints, specification sheets, and drawings to determine style and type of window or wall panel required
Vast experience in light gauge steel and iron
Post and Pre-proof CAD drawings
Fabrication of steel trusses walls and floors
Assisted in preparation, construction, and erection of prefabricated buildings complete with finished exterior
Measured cut materials to determine conformance to specifications, using tape measure.
Measured and marked location of studs, leaders, and receptacle openings, using tape measure, template, and marker.
Cut sidings and moldings, sections of weatherboard, openings in sheetrock, and lumber, using hand tools and power tools.
Laid out and aligned materials on worktable or in assembly jig according to specified instructions.
Installed prefabricated windows, doors, insulation, wall, ceiling and floor panels or siding, using adhesives, hoists, hand tools, and power tools.
Aligned and fastened materials together, using hand tools and power tools, to form building or bracing.
Repaired or replaced defective locks, hinges, cranks, and pieces of wood, using glue, hand tools, and power tools.

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