Owner of Cherokee Construction Consultants

Name : Tom Chambers
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Palm Coast ,FL
Job Title Owner of Cherokee Construction Consultants
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THOMAS L. CHAMBERS
22 Royal Leaf Lane, Palm Coast, FL 32164 (H)(386) 437-6815, (C)(386) 597-3087 tchambers[at]cfl.rr.com

Owner / Director of Estimating / Regional Purchasing Manager / Operations Manager

P&L Management / Developed new systems / Strategic Planning & Alliances / Established new standards / Extensive purchasing & estimating / Regulatory Compliance / Large material responsibilities
I am A Highly effective professional with 20 plus years of progressive experience in multiple facets of construction and technology who is seeking new challenges. A Creative problem solver, decision maker and team player with proven ability to consistently exceed goals. Analytical thinker who possesses a mechanical aptitude with expertise in the art of negotiation and arbitration. Familiar with requirements for securing construction documents, managing associates and sub-contractors for all projects. Excellent Project Manager, able to coordinate and direct all phases of construction.

Selected Achievements and Skills
Cherokee Construction Consultants Owner
Developed an estimating database to mesh with PlanSwift digitizer giving my clients 30% faster and more accurate labor & material take-offs, thus reducing staffing cost and increasing profits.

John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Director of Estimating
My staff of 16 estimators handled all take-offs and purchase orders for John Wieland Homes And Neighborhoods with a $975 million annual revenue. By reengineering our estimating processes I was able to increase productivity by 25% which equates to $1.5 million annually to the bottom line.

Centex Homes Regional Purchasing Manager
With a staff of 23 purchasing agents and estimators improved the Southeast Region (5 divisions) purchasing processes, increasing profits across the region by 6%; saving over $400,000.00 annually. Centex Homes was a publicly owned company with over $1 billion annual revenue.

Centex Homes Purchasing and Estimating Manager Palm Coast
Presidents Award for inventive process to reduce building cost company-wide; approximately $12M for the first two years.
H. Brattlof Construction Company, Inc. Operations & Project Manager
I increased the commercial department volume from $750K annually to $16M annually.

Career Overview
Cherokee Construction Consultants, President 2008 - Present
John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, Director of Estimating2007 - 2008
Centex Homes Construction, Construction Services Manager1999 2007
Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Inc., Purchasing and Estimating Manager1996 1999
Brattlof Construction, Inc., Operations Manager1991 1996
ITT Community Development Corporation, Purchasing and Estimating Manager1989 1991

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Red Rocks Community College, Denver, CO
Solar Engineering

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