Sr. / Chief Estimator

Name : Dennis Loncon
Industry Type : Electrical Contractors
City & State : Houston,TX
Job Title Sr. / Chief Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Prefer to not relocate
Objective : As a senior professional who provides bottom line, positive results, I have successfully developed and implemented continuous improvement and change management initiatives and amplified this with leadership, strategy and operational programs as well as customer satisfaction initiatives.

Listed below are quick examples of contributions I have made:
For a dual-site business unit of a major local contractor:
Improved estimating and project management efficiency through development and implementation of standardized computer network protocols and software usage.
Provided staff training for a satellite office in the techniques of project management, estimating, project accounting, project P&L analysis, customer service, and materials procurement.
Re-organized work crews for efficient project workflow by targeting individual talents and team development.
Targeted and managed fast track and problem projects, thus increasing 5% to 20% over the typical project profits.

As a business leader under pressure to improve results and exceed expectations, you are always looking to improve the talent within your organization. I understand the need to do more with less and have built my career on driving efficiency and getting measurable results. I can make a difference for you. If you would like to speak with me, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to our conversation.
Resume :  

A highly effective Construction Management Professional, who meets challenges head-on and creates positive change. A detail-oriented professional, with a proven record of success, managing projects; and developing and leading teams to deliver outstanding results in challenging, complex and rapidly changing technical environments.

More than fifteen years of electrical estimating and operations management experience include:

Project StaffingContract NegotiationsProject Management
Vendor RelationsEmployee Training / CostingBids and Proposals
Safety ManagementQuality Assurance ProgramsCustomer Relations
Design Assist ProjectsGeneral Contractor RelationsMulti-Site Operations
Project P&LsNational / State / Local CodesOperations Analysis
Best PracticesBusiness DevelopmentPricing Strategies


Merit Electric Company, Houston, Texas1995 - 2010
Senior Estimator (2009 - 2010)
Provided estimates for electrical projects up to $12M. Reviewed and assessed vendors and subcontractors to ensure compliance with quality requirements.
Provided coaching and training for Junior Estimators and reviewed estimates to verify thoroughness and accuracy.

Temporary Branch Manager (2007 - 2009)
Transferred to the Pflugerville office to take over the operation on a temporary basis. Worked with the existing staff to provide training and management oversight. Managed the office and supervised business development, the bid process, and project execution.
Re-organized the Pflugerville office. Provided training to staff in proper techniques associated with their responsibilities; re-aligned individual responsibilities; organized the file structure for effective project and estimating management; re-organized bid materials for effective distribution; and developed the service department.

Senior Estimator / Project Manager (1999 - 2007)
Provided estimates for electrical projects.
Created project budgets, provided conceptual pricing, and negotiated pricing on design and build projects; design assist projects; consulting services; and feasibility studies.
Implemented an advertising program that produced $2.3M in new business, in the first year. Assessed the current market development techniques and developed a sample digital advertising approach; hired a development company; produced digital media for distribution through internet, mailings and direct delivery.

Senior Estimator / Project Manager - continued
Streamlined the files and automated the common bid processes. Redesigned the file system and our approach to bid response. Organized estimating and project files to common locations for shared access; created electronic templates of most commonly used forms; and trained the staff in the new systems.

Electrical Apprentice and Foreman (1995 - 1999)
Began my career as an apprentice and quickly worked my way to a foremans position.

Jarman Shoes, Genesco, Inc., Houston, Texas1993 - 1995
Store Manager
Managed several stores in the Houston area. Responsible for day-to-day operations and to ensure the store is operated in full compliance with company standards.
Managed, trained, and motivated the sales staff.
Improved in-store merchandising and improved store revenue

United States Marines Corps, Various Locations1987 - 1993
Sergeant, E-5
Aircraft Maintenance Coordinator - Scheduled aircraft maintenance, reviewed weight and load balance data and assured the Safe-for-Flight status of aircraft. Supervised the service staff and ensured that all training requirements were completed.


Industrial Electronics Technology Studies
Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

Journeyman Electrician Training
Independent Electrical Contractors - Gulf Coast Chapter

Journeyman Electrician #24623


AutoCAD Training: CAD/CAM Center International, Houston, Texas
OSHA 10-Hour Certification
Computer Cabling: Panduit Data Systems, Houston, Texas
Energy Conservation Code: Commercial Building Professional Institute
Energy Design: Lutron Building Systems, Cooperstown, Pennsylvania

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