Project Manager

Name : Dale Castles
Industry Type : Real Estate Developers- Managers
City & State : Siloam Springs,AR
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : any
Objective : Dale Castles
3603 A N. Robin Ct.
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
479-373-1178
214-334-7397
dalecastles1[at]yahoo.com

9/11/2010
Attention Human Resources

To Whom it may concern:
I suspect youll find very few candidates with a background such as mineand its one Id like to put to work on your behalf.
As youll see on the enclosed resume, the depth of my experience in construction management and estimating offers you the opportunity to employ a seasoned person who needs little or no training and who is comfortable and successful with all business environments.
Moreover, having worked as a Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Estimator in a variety of industries, including Public, Affordable and Student Housing, I have the background to manage any situation that will turn interest into revenue for you. It is only due to the long-term economic volatility (resulting in downsizing, layoffs, mergers, and business failures) that I have held positions at numerous companies. However, it is this fact that allows me to offer you such an unusual breadth of experience.
A personal interview would allow me to demonstrate my talents. I look forward to hearing from you so that we can schedule a meeting.
Sincerely,



Dale Castles
Enclosure
Resume :  
Dale Castles
3603 A North Robin CT
Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761 214.334.7397

dale[at]dalesknives.com
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SENIOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Success is not a matter of desire, but the product of hard work.

Hands-on, motivational leader with years of progressively challenging experience achieving or exceeding desired business outcomes. Exceptional ability to clearly translate complex issues into actionable plans aligned to short and long-term requirements. Establish quick rapport with co-workers, professionals and staff. Uphold highest safety and quality standards. Effectively evaluate and proactively manage performance against relevant benchmarks. Thrive under pressure. Core competencies include:

Strategic Planning Budgeting & Financials Maintenance Management Purchasing Negotiating Staff Oversight & Training Vendor Management Environmental & Safety Compliance Risk Analysis Real Estate Management
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CAREER TRACK

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER / DIRECTOR OF PROJECT CONTROLS2005- 2008
COLLEGIATE DEVELOPMENT SERVICESIrving, Texas

Provide effective leadership to ensure that multimillion dollar student housing projects completed on time and to highest quality levels. Collaborate closely with senior management, project supervisors and staff, and with owners and owners representatives to ensure schedule, budgetary, and quality guidelines met / exceeded.

Promoted to Director of Project Controls. Effective in coordinating quality control requirements, estimating, and project planning for all personnel to include property owners.

Wrote, coordinated, and published firms SOP manual clearly and concisely outlining information and parameters for each department both for daily operations and for involvement in construction projects. Efforts resulted in recapture of lost man hours both in the field and in administrative settings.

PROJECT MANAGER / DIRECTOR OF ASSET PRESERVATION2002 - 2005
AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION / SOUTHWEST HOUSINGDallas, Texas

Played a key role in planning and construction of numerous large-scale construction projects throughout Texas. Established controls, developed timelines and schedules, enforced quality and safety requirements at jobsites, and provided exceptional customer service, vendor relations, and on time delivery of projects generating $60 Million in revenues.

Within 18 months, promoted to Director of Asset Preservation responsible for planning and managing critical activities to lower risk for the parent companys approximately 10,000 property portfolio. Designed customized preventative maintenance programs for all projects, reviewed new properties for 15-year holdings, and reported on capital improvements in conjunction with predetermined plan over a 15-year period.

As Project Manager, developed detailed and concise Budget Tracking Program providing owners and clients with detailed cost and budget forecasting tools.

In role of Director of Asset Preservation, promoted and coordinated training seminars for maintenance staff and management personnel on each community. Through the use of the professional trades, a 2.5-hour training video was produced on all aspects of maintenance and preventive maintenance issues encountered routinely. Use of this training aid saved countless man hours, and tapered budget costs.

PROJECT MANAGER2001 - 2002
GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION, LLCGarland, Texas

Oversaw construction of 2 HUD housing projects generating $25 Million. Consistently exceeded management and client expectations, identified and resolved safety and operational issues, and directly managed buyout process for both projects.

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Successfully managed contract negotiations with subcontractor companies to lower costs and increase profitability while securing necessary services. Supervised the monthly draw process.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER1998 - 2000
ECHELON RESIDENTIAL LLCDallas, Texas

Directed planning and construction of luxury apartments and condominiums valued at $83 Million for a discerning client base in locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Hired and supervised employees, oversaw subcontractors and other vendors, monitored schedules, managed materials requirements, and ensured compliance guidelines met.

Efforts resulted in setting above average standards both for general contractors and subcontractors resulting in exceptional product quality and owner satisfaction.

PROJECT MANAGER1998
BIGELOW DEVELOPMENT COMPANYDallas, Texas / Las Vegas, Nevada

Served as Construction Manager for a $12 Million Hotel project. Trained and guided all superintendents in the field, monitored daily construction, and ensured budgetary and quality requirements met or exceeded. Managed financials and budgeting, subcontractor billing, and contract adherence.

PROJECT MANAGER1996 - 1998
JAMESON DEVELOPMENTAtlanta, Georgia

Oversaw 6 concurrent Hotel projects located in North Carolina valued at $17.3 Million. Mentored and guided supervisory personnel, ensuring corporate guidelines closely adhered to. Identified and lowered costs, approved change orders, maintained environmental and safety requirements, and proactively and effectively negotiated contracts and financial requirements.

Due to efforts, delivered each project within an average of 6 months.

Previous positions include:

Construction Coordinator Maxus Property, Inc.
Project Manager Perry Realty Services
Construction Manager / Maintenance Director Transwestern Property Company
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LEARNING CREDENTIALS

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSEWORK
Tarrant County Junior College, Ft. Worth, Texas

Additional courses, seminars and workshops include:

Certified Purchasing Manager Seminar
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CERTIFICATES & LICENSES

SWPPP Certified
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COMPUTER COMPETENCIES

Excel Word Project Windows 7 Timberline Constructware Primavera Sure Track Prolog
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INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

Custom Knife Maker Wildlife Conservation
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