GEORGE D. PALMERE
6300 Nightwind Circle H (407) 886-0853
Orlando, Florida 32818 gdp1950[at]hotmail.com C (407) 466-7363
PROVEN LEADERSHIPDIRECTOR, MANAGER & MOTIVATOR
HIGHLY ORGANIZEDCREATIVE THINKER
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORHONEST & DILIGENT
CFI Westgate Resorts, Central Florida Investments- 2000 to present
The worlds largest privately owned vacation ownership destination resorts company. Westgate is the owner/ developer and operator manager of over 26 active, high quality resort destinations in some of the worlds most desirable vacation destinations throughout the United States.
National Director of Construction July 2000 to Present
~direct line reporting to the Chief Operation Officer / Owner
~direct coordination of all in state projects as well out of state jobs to include, Nevada, Virginia,
Tennessee, Missouri and South Carolina.
~coordination of multiple projects, planning and development of future projects,
establishing budgets for all projects, coordination with outside professionals, contractor
bid selection/negotiation/preparation, financial review of monthly draw requests,
renovations and conversions of existing properties, scheduling and planning.
~Coordinate permitting process; work with local and state jurisdictions. Inspect and evaluate
potential property for investment and purchase; compile data and summary report.
~work with external and internal design team to finalize construction documents to completion
for permits, bidding and contracts.
~establish budgets, draft construction and development schedules, oversee and supervise
projects, review estimates/bids for new, remodel/renovations and con-versions, contract
selection, and review with lender representative pay request approvals for payment.
~manage construction department/ office consisting of construction administration
manager; five project managers, 2 renovation project managers and one office
~manage contract administration department consisting of lead administrator and 3 contract
~coordinate/interface with the Procurement Department consisting of one manager and
three buyers; the Interior Design Department consisting one Interior Designer, one
assistant designer and one office manger.
~coordination of FF&E design and budgets, furnishing selection and design, layout and
installation order and delivery schedules
+ Currently employed failing economy and ability to securitize loans
G.D. Palmere Builders & Palm Pools- 1999 2000,
Self employed as owner of a construction management company utilizing expertise for the management of development of other companies, diligence and property financial evaluations.
Owner & Operator- 1999-2000
~self-employed as a Construction Management Company / Consultant
~manage whole ownership condominium project (216- 2 & 3 bedroom units) from site/infrastructure to owner occupancy. Management agreement included the land preparation, site work, Club House and pool, direct supervision of condominium construction, amenity structures, landscape and irrigation.
~provided construction management for Amber Group, Inc., a Vacation Resort Developer, for preliminary budgets and planning assistance, construction design and supervision, quality control and budget and schedule assurance.
~retained by the Finova Lending Corp. to conduct inspections and diligence on out of state property. AlpineCrest Resort, Helen Ga
+ continue pursuit in general contracting with advanced position (above)
Avatar Vacation Resorts, Inc 1994 - 1998
A self supporting division of the Avatar Corporation a land developer, home builder and resort community planner and developer; the Vacation Resort Division planned, designed permitted, developed, constructed, and renovated all purpose constructed multistory buildings, supporting facilities and all site /infrastructure.
Director of Construction and Development- 1994 to 1998
~Directly responsible for all aspects of the development, design, construction and renovations for all properties.
~Execute all construction and development for new properties and existing properties.
~Direct and supervise all out of state work to include travel to Tennessee, North and South Florida and Nevada.
~Direct interface with owner, CEO, CFO and Director of Operations.
~Prepare all preliminary and final budgets for owner approval; all construction documents and approval process from concept to dds and final cds through permit, contract preparation and execution, scheduling, regular project monitoring, monthly draw review and approvals for payment applications, lender inspection process and project closeout.
~Manage administrative office staff, hire, bidding, contractor and subcontractor qualification screening and selection
+ Vacation resort division sold- remained through sale
Vistana Resort Development Corp. 1987 to 1994
A Timeshare Resort Developer investing in all aspects of planning, design, permitting, development and construction of high end multistory buildings, supporting and ancillary buildings, land planning, site/ infrastructure and landscaping
Senior Project Manager- 1987 to 1994
~all aspects of construction management and contract negotiation
~administration of field office and staff
~general contractor and subcontractor relations
~all coordination with outside professionals
~all draw requests review and approvals
~hire and staff; train and supervise
~oversee and execute all schedules for timely completion of projects
~oversee landscaping and irrigation, road work /street improvements and site infrastructure related work
+ Career advancement to better utilize expertise
Red Seal Development Corp. 1986-1987
A Construction Management and Construction Company for the construction and development of the Vistana Vacation Destination Resort Communities
Project Manager 1986 to 1987
~supervision of all subcontractors
~scheduling; scheduling management, quality assurance and valuation
~office management of administrative assistant, contract processors, and superintendents
~conduct weekly project meetings with contractors, subcontractors and field staff.
~ conduct monthly tail gate safety tech talks.
~coordinate and implement all site, building construction, and FF& E installation through final owner walk
through and occupancy
~review and approve monthly requests for payments and change order reviews.
+ Company and assets acquired by Vistana Resort Development
Pacific Pool Distributors of Florida- 1978- 1985
A privately owned statewide distribution company of pools and pool related items for the construction of residential swimming pools and the education and training of the same.
General Manager 1978 - 1985
~responsibilities and duties included, office management, warehouse supervision, product ordering.
~establish and implement a state wide distribution network of sales and construction dealerships.
~direct responsibility for distribution, sales payables and receivables.
~construction training and customer service.
+ Cut backs and economy, pursue use of general contracting experience
Pacific Industries 1974 to 1978
A manufacturing & distribution company through a dealership network pools and pool related items in support for the construction of residential swimming pools
Construction Manger 1974- 1978
~direct management of construction of pool installation division consisting of service and renovation and fencing and
~coordination of material orders, scheduling and expedition, layout, and excavation
~direct field supervision and coordination of all aspect of work
~customer relations and collections.
+ Advancement to take position under the new national marketing program (above)
George R. Lynn Construction 1973 to 1974
A General Contractor specializing in site/infrastructure, bridge construction, wastewater treatment facilities, road work and commercial construction.
Superintendent 1973 to 1974
~supervision and crew leader of sewer and water treatment plant
~supervision and crew leader of state flood prevention project
~supervision and crew leader for form work fabrication of bridge project
KNOWLEGEABLE BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS
~high rise, mid rise and single story
~reinforced concrete, post tension, reinforced masonry and cast in place
~hollow core, hamro, core form and fly form
~steel structure, metal studs and wood frame
~site and infrastructure, landscape and irrigation
~specialty construction-laundry facilities, restaurants, administrative and office building, wastewater treatment
facilities, water parks, renovations and hotel conversions.
~FF & E
EDUCATION & LICENSING
Russell Sage College- Albany, NY - 20+ credits towards Master Degree in Public Administration
Mount St. Marys University- Emmitsburg, MD - BA Degree
Hudson Valley College- Troy, NY- AA degree field of studies in Construction Technology & General
IFREC Real Estate School, Orlando, FL
Contractors License Center, Inc. - Brentwood TN
Dave Buster School of Contracting, Inc. - Orlando, Fl
Florida State Certified Class A General Contractor- CGC055232
Florida State Certified Class B Pool Contractor- CPC14796
Florida Real Estate Licensed Salesperson- SL3049175
PERSONAL & LEADERSHIP
Past Orange County Florida Building Advisory Board Member
Past Officer of National Pool & Spa of Central Florida
Past School Board member for St. Charles Borrom School
Past Outstanding Young Men of America
Active church Eucharist and Sacristan
Member of Mission Construction Advisory Board- Diocese of Orlando
Mission Construction Leader
Married for 25 years with 2 boys attending college
Self Motivated, hard working, dedicated and loyal
Travel acceptable and relocation strongly considered for career position
Commiserate with the job and responsibility
References available on request