JAMES RIGG JR.
ESTIMATOR OR PROJECT MANAGER
Dynamic, results-driven construction professional with
extensive experience as an estimator, salesman and
project manager for commercial and residential
* Drives project estimate process, including
specification development and change order
* Directs full life-cycle construction projects,
delivering superior results on time and budget.
* Performs design and engineering for commercial wood
frame, prefabricated and metal buildings.
* Builds and leads professional teams, increasing
productivity, and turning around failed projects.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Team Recruitment / Management
BARKER LLC, Milford, Massachusetts * 2007-2010
Supplier of reinforcing and steel for use in concrete
Provided material estimates for concrete and masonry
reinforcing, including specification inspection and
developing the scope of commercial and residential
construction projects. Collaborated with architects
and engineers, ensuring estimate accuracy. Developed
Request for Information related to construction
projects. Utilized superior software skills to
troubleshoot and assist in estimating and pricing
software systems. Served as the main point-of-contact
between company salespeople and customers, identifying
the scope of work, and solving construction problems
prior to proposal completion. Verified and estimated
sales department change orders in the field.
* Facilitated continual contract awards by providing
complete estimates as opposed to the competition.
* Developed change order estimates for a very
profitable $1M+ contract.
JTS LUMBER, North Kingstown, Rhode Island * 2004-2006
Wholesale and retail lumber supplier.
Manager of Commercial Estimating Department
Led material take-off and pricing for wood frame
commercial and residential building construction
projects. Established engineering department standards
and procedures, as well as the estimating system for
commercial projects. Oversaw the activities of a 5-
member staff. Developed budgets, and incorporated a
budget estimating system. Initiated a Guaranteed Price
and Turnkey proposal outline. Addressed all customer
and sales staff project complaints. Conducted
commercial sales, engineered wood beams and floors,
and owned P&L responsibility on projects.
* Instituted estimating and engineering department
* Enabled current job information during engineering,
estimating and bid stages by developing a Job Tracking
Schedule on the companys network.
STOCK BUILDING SUPPLY, Norwood, Massachusetts * 2001-
Wholesale and retail lumber supplier.
Performed a material take-off for wood frame
residential and commercial construction projects of up
to $12M in materials. Provided job reviews and
scheduling. Addressed all customer complaints and
* Facilitated sales staff scheduling and empowered
management project tracking by creating a system for
in-house projects using an estimating and engineering
MAJESTIC CONSTRUCTION, Greenville, Wisconsin * 2000
General contracting business.
Salesman / Project Manager / Estimator
Provided estimating, sales, purchasing, crew
supervision, payroll and project management functions.
Led project negotiations, scheduling, design,
prospecting and staff recruitment. Drove drafting and
customer service, as well as contract writing
functions. Developed all profit & loss statements.
* Increased productivity, established goals and turned
around projects with the creation of an estimating
system based on crew performance capacity.
* Released underachieving personnel as the
construction supervisor and manager.
* Redeveloped the reconstruction of Nakashimas
Restaurant project from a losing project into a $200K
profitable venture by organizing all paperwork,
identifying structural problems and revamping crews.
UNLIMITED CONSTRUCTION LLC, Howard, Wisconsin * 1999
Small general construction company.
Commercial Sales / Project Manager
Furnished estimates, sales, purchasing and project
management. Supervised project crews. Provided
scheduling, design functions and construction crew
recruitment. Led engineering, customer service and
contract writing functions.
* Developed the divisions capacity for handling and
bidding pre-engineered metal buildings.
* Created superior proposals and contract forms.
* Established a computer budget estimating system.
SMET GENERAL CONTRACTORS, Green Bay, Wisconsin * 1996-
Commercial Sales / Project Manager
Performed estimating extras, sales, procurement,
project management and crew supervision. Negotiated
contracts, scheduled projects, and executed design
functions. Developed estimates for all extras.
Obtained approvals, and incorporated contract and
project cost changes.
* Expedited draw calculations, subcontractor and crew
scheduling by initiating a project management system
that included item scheduling, profit & loss and
* Transformed a 120-year-old farmhouse into Provimi
Veals corporate headquarters.
* Directed the Nichol Tool and Machine Companys $1.6M
40K sq.ft. project, performing small concrete and
crane work, and executing new machine shop design.
HEYRMAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, Green Bay, Wisconsin *
Family-owned general contracting business.
Salesman / Project Manager
Drove project sales and provided full life-cycle
construction project management.
* Led the Ace Baking Companys $250K to $300K
construction project, completing the job on budget and
ahead of schedule.
ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
RENAISSANCE ROOFING SERVICES INC., Milwaukee,
General Manager / Operator
* Won bid for an American Motors Corporation $800K
GRUNAU COMPANY MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, Milwaukee,
Coordinator / Estimator / Draftsman
* Served as Field Project Engineer on Jones Island
Waste Water Treatment Plant, coordinator of Vendors
and Suppliers for Oak Creek Waste Water Treatment
* Acted as Field Engineer and was requested by Miller
Brewing Company, Schlitz Brewing Company, and Pabst
* Designed and engineered the Drainage Piping System
for the Daniel Hoan Bridge.
GRINNELL COMPANY MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, Providence,
Estimator / Draftsman / Engineer
* Provided engineering, estimating and drafting
functions for nuclear power plants.
* Provided design and engineer leadership for the
radioactive waste piping system, as well as the high
pressure and high temperature steam piping system,
boiler piping and the cooling water system on Cordova
Nuclear Power Plant in Illinois, Vermont Yankee
Nuclear Power Plant and others in the Northeast.
Coursework in Liberal Arts
Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Junior College, Providence, Rhode Island
Aurora College, Aurora, Illinois
Design and Estimate Concrete Reinforcing Steel
Boise, TJI and Weyerhaeuser Training Floor & Roof
Systems, Engineered Wood Beams
Design and Engineer Lumber for Commercial Wood Frame
Prefabricated and Metal Buildings Star Buildings,
Gulf States and USA Building Systems
Mechanical Process Piping Systems Grinnel Co.
Nuclear Power Engineering - ITT Correspondence Schools
Estimating and Project Management of Commercial and
Residential Wood Frame Construction
Estimating Piping Systems in Heavy Industrial and
Estimating Steel Reinforcement in Commercial and
Estimating HVAC Equipment and Ductwork for Industrial
and Commercial Projects
Project Management for General Construction *
Coordination and Scheduling for Construction Projects
Engineering and Design for Wood Frame Construction *
Process Piping System Design
Engineering for Large Industrial, Chemical, Wastewater
and Sewerage Plants
aSa Estimating Software
Enterprise Estimating System
ECS Pro Estimating and Pricing
Microsoft Office Professional
Individually Designed Estimating Programs
Pre-Engineered Metal Building Engineering and Design
Software - Star, Gulf States and USA Companies