Owner/Manager

Name : thelaquas
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Battle Ground,WA
Job Title Owner/Manager
Relocation Preferences : none
Objective : To obtain a full-time position with growth and advancement possibilities which will enable me to utilize and further develop my knowledge of Cost Estimating and Project Management. To use creative means and aggressive management to reduce costs and time, increase profits and create work for my company.
Resume :  
Jason C. LaQua, C.C.E., C.P.M.

604 SE 6th st Battle Ground, WA 98604

QUALIFICATIONS: Over 17 years in the construction industry; with hands on experience in all aspects of fencing, framing, painting, roofing, welding, fabricating, supervising crews, marketing and sales, safety, estimating, scheduling and managing jobs. Read blueprints, manual and computer aided take-offs, familiar with all phases of CSI divisions. Experienced with Microsoft Office, Word, Project, Excel, Outlook, Timberline, Chief Architect (CADD software) and other management and estimating software and can quickly learn any software. Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivated, work well independently and as part as a team.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
2002 - degree in Cost Estimating/Project Management, Northwest Technical Institute, Portland, OR ( maintained 4.0 GPA)
2002 - Timberline Estimating Software
2002 - Chief Architect, (CADD)
2004 - Rogue Community College, Medford, OR, Residential Building Codes 2
2007 - Floor Rite Estimating and Floor Manager Project Management Software

EXPERIENCE:

Jason LaQua, Battle Ground,WA.....................................................Construction consulting, estimating, residential remodels

West Coast Flooring, Seattle, WA.Estimator/Project Coordinator/Project Manager
Started as an Estimator and Project Coordinator before assuming the role of Project Manager to better understand the specifics of the flooring industry from the inside. Prepare computer aided cost estimates, invoicing, purchase materials, cost and budget analysis, value engineering, build database, negotiate pricing, create and maintain schedule for labor and material delivery, generate and/or review all contract documents, submittals, change orders, RAs, POs, RFIs, RFPs, scopes of work, etc. Travel as necessary to meet with subcontractors, attend pre-construction meetings and pre-bid job walks. Perform any and all duties requisite to manage multiple commercial and multi-family projects and ensure all project tasks are completed on schedule and within budget. Develop, enhance and maintain positive business relationships and prospect future projects and clients.

Ausland Builders, LLC, Grants Pass, ORProject Coordinator/Safety Investigator
Project coordination; maintained and improved subcontractor database, developed new sub database for our No. California projects, developed excellent relations with subcontractors which enabled me to negotiate competitive pricing for my company, manual and computer aided cost estimates. Traveled extensively to meet with subcontractors, attend pre-construction meetings and pre-bid job walks. Also served on safety committee as Safety Investigator; investigated near miss reports, completed all site inspections, organized and directed all in-house safety training and helped to develop construction site safety plans for all projects. Incidentally, zero time-loss incidents occurred under my supervision as Safety Investigator.

Michaels Holding Company, Medford, OR.Cost Estimator/Project Manager
Managed commercial and residential excavating, landscaping and construction projects for design/build firm, design consulting, manual cost estimates, scheduled and supervised crews, worked with team members to keep projects on time and on budget.

Cascade Northwest, Inc., Eugene, ORProject Manager/V.P. of Marketing
Managed residential and commercial construction projects, estimated jobs, scheduled and supervised crews, worked with team members to keep projects on time and on budget. Appointed V.P. of Marketing, directed meetings to define our market and implement new strategies, developed relationships with local realtors and developers which turned into job leads, joined world-wide networking organization and acquired preferred contractor status, used cold-call method when necessary to create work for my company.

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