Experienced construction professional with 20-plus years of experience creating and contributing to profitability, complimented by operational and labor backgrounds. Proven ability to oversee complex and diverse residential, commercial, high density and public sector project demands, including efficient collaboration and leadership of divergent groups of project participants and contributors. Driven by financial, building standard, legal and ethical expections. Professionalism, confidence and personal traits inspire others to perform well.
Production Means Methods Contract Negotiations Capture
Estimating - Schedule Control Code Regulatory Compliance
Procedure - Process Improvement Industry - Microsoft Software
Problem Analysis Resolution Skill Assessment Training
Collaboration Persuasion Perceptive Leadership
PROJECT MANAGER SUPERINTENDENT
Har-Bro of Northern California, Har-Bro General Contractors, Inc. Hayward, California 2008-2010
Lead large Victorian multi-unit fire loss restorations in the San Francisco market from contract inception through completion. Influenced estimates, value engineering and design. Interpreted blueprints/specifications and led building department permitting and inspection processes through difficult seismic and code roadblocks. Issued bid packages, mobilized confined job sites, set schedule and estimated supplemental project needs. Controlled production, labor, design teams, material selections against budget and customer expectations. Exceeded gross revenue goals and owner(s) confidence drove an additional ($1.2M) design change order revenue.
PRODUCTION MANAGER - CONSTRUCTION
Four Star Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. Fremont, California 2002-2007
Responsible for rapid expansion of construction division production efforts within a large restoration provider, including the recruitment and hiring of supervisors, craftsmen and dedicated contractors. Assessed existing processes, provided and implemented improvement plan, including CPM scheduling. Eliminated manpower burden waste and streamlined production processes, including significant improvements of customer-client confidence resulting in additional business. Challenged and trained staff and interfaced with others resulting in immediate improvements in estimate quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction and significant gross revenue improvements. Provided blueprint, specification and contract language direction. Inspected northern California jobsites to ensure compliance with company standards and safety requirements. First year construction revenue increased (46%) to $6.8M, at an overall gross profit margin of 38.4%, with sustainable annual improvements.
Crafted PowerPoint visuals and presented construction warranty service capabilities to area home builders, co-negotiated service agreements and produced the resulting ($4.3M+) increase in annual revenues. Mentored other divisional managers and supervisors.
PRODUCTION MANAGER CONSTRUCTION
Olympic Restoration (aka Olympia Restoration) South San Francisco, California 1998-2002
Led all construction division tasks within a large regional, multi-division restoration company. Analized, negotiated and resolved two dozen existing warranty and contract complaint issues. Implemented plan to eliminate existing inefficiencies by modifying labor and system impediments. Enlarged specialized contractor base to reduce in house labor burdens to meet financial goals and customer expectations. Put in place CPM project scheduling to and to drive efficiencies. Managed and directed division workforce of twenty estimators, supervisors and craftsmen to acquire and complete large annual volume ($7.5M+) of residential, commercial and public sectors projects. Provided staff quantitative blueprint take offs, contract language parameters, obligations and legal implications.
OPERATIONS MANAGER V.P.
Advanced Lightweight Concrete, Advanced Holdings, Pacific Construction Hayward, California 1988-1998
Estimated, contracted and supervised owners multiple holdings in concrete installation, commercial remodel, construction equipment leasing, truck and tool rental yards and truck body companies. Developed additional business as supplier of manufactured extrusions and waterproofing sheet goods.
GENERAL SUPERVISOR LABOR RELATIONS
General Motors Warehousing & Distribution Division, General Motors Corporation 1970-1987
Entry level personnel clerical position was followed by rapid progression to professional labor relations assignments at large, 500+ employee distribution plants in Santa Fe Springs, Oakland and Reno, together with periodic assignments to smaller area facilities in Portland, Salt Lake City, Dallas and Houston. Directed clerical, technical and supervisory staff to oversee the corporations salaried personnel, medical, safety, security, labor law, compensation, training, organizational development, discipline, hiring activity, grievance procedure and arbitration in both local union and governmental environments. A assignments allowed the practice and development of strong organizational, analytical, communication, problem solving, negotiating, leadership and time management skills. Annual performance appraisals by supervisors and contributors consistently placed overall job performance at the highest achievement level.
U.S. Navy 1965-1969
Enlisted assignment to Southeast Asia sites to enable, operate and process voice and data communications.
Top Secret security clearance (inactive). Vietnam veteran.
Cerritos Jr. College Cerritos, California. Business Studies. 1970-1973
California State University Fullerton, California. School of Business. 1974
General Motors Institute Flint, Michigan. Negotiation Workshop. 1976
General Motors Institute - Flint, Michigan. Organizational Development Workshop. 1980
IICRC Water Damage Restoration. 2008
National Econ Corporation Anaheim, California EPA Renovation Certification. 2010
Operation Home Front. Corporate Volunteer-Contributor 2003-2010