Just Retired

Name : Jim
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Cranston,RI
Job Title Just Retired
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Part Time or Full time Estimator or Project Manager for Commercial or Residential projects, Steel Beam Estimating, Re-Bar Estimating, Wood frame design & Estimating, etc.
Resume :  
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
building projects.

* Drives project estimate process, including
specification development and change order
implementation.

* 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

Construction Leadership
Estimator
Project Management
Engineering
Sales
Procurement
Collaboration
Negotiations
Contract Writing
Systems Development
Scheduling
Problem Solving
P&L
Customer Service
Design
Team Recruitment / Management
Proposal Development


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


BARKER LLC, Milford, Massachusetts * 2007-2010

Supplier of reinforcing and steel for use in concrete
construction.

Estimator

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
functions.

* 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-
2003

Wholesale and retail lumber supplier.

Estimator

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
issues.

* Facilitated sales staff scheduling and empowered
management project tracking by creating a system for
in-house projects using an estimating and engineering
log.


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-
1999

General contractor.

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
estimate tracking.


Major Projects:

* 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 *
1995-1996

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,
Wisconsin

General Manager / Operator

* Won bid for an American Motors Corporation $800K
project.


GRUNAU COMPANY MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin

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
Plant.

* Acted as Field Engineer and was requested by Miller
Brewing Company, Schlitz Brewing Company, and Pabst
Brewing Company.

* Designed and engineered the Drainage Piping System
for the Daniel Hoan Bridge.


GRINNELL COMPANY MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, Providence,
Rhode Island

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.


EDUCATION

Coursework in Liberal Arts
Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Junior College, Providence, Rhode Island
Aurora College, Aurora, Illinois


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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
Buildings

Prefabricated and Metal Buildings Star Buildings,
Gulf States and USA Building Systems

Mechanical Process Piping Systems Grinnel Co.

Nuclear Power Engineering - ITT Correspondence Schools

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Estimating and Project Management of Commercial and
Residential Wood Frame Construction

Estimating Piping Systems in Heavy Industrial and
Commercial Projects

Estimating Steel Reinforcement in Commercial and
Industrial Projects

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


COMPUTER COMPETENCIES

aSa Estimating Software

Enterprise Estimating System

ECS Pro Estimating and Pricing

Timberline Estimating

Microsoft Office Professional

Individually Designed Estimating Programs

Pre-Engineered Metal Building Engineering and Design
Software - Star, Gulf States and USA Companies



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