Commercial Excavation Project Manager/Estimator

Name : Terry Ellis
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Arlington,Tx
Job Title Commercial Excavation Project Manager/Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Georgia
Objective : Results oriented, hands on construction and development professional with 23 years of
expertise in all facets of the construction industry. Verifiable track record for the
successful completion of multitudes of projects through coordinating with trades,
developing partnerships, and building positive rapport with engineers, local officials,
vendors, and clients while maintaining costs. Versed in contract negotiations, project
estimating, impeding design problems, document preparation and material purchasing,
and site management.

Resume :  

Professional Experience:

Hulcher Services, Inc. Denton, TX 2010-July 2010

Senior Estimator

Provided department support for generation of bids and proposals, resourced suppliers and subcontractors, project scheduling support, research, and process flow analysis and support. Responsible for analyzing blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services.

SE EXCAVATION, LLC. Dallas, TX 2006-2009


Established a commercial excavation company and managed the daily operations while managing $5 million dollars annually. Responsibilities included managing a staff of 8 employees, heavy equipment purchases, maintenance and management of 5 pieces of heavy equipment. Identified insurance needs and acquired and maintained workers compensation. Additional responsibilities included digital take-offs using civil plans, and interaction with General Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Testing Laboratories, and Attorneys. Managed processing of contracts, purchase orders, change orders, invoices.

DAKOTAH CONTRACTING Weatherford, TX 2005-2006


Managed and estimated projects from $20k to $1M. Responsibilities included overseeing the daily operations with 25 field employees and 20 pieces of heavy equipment. Hired subcontractors to perform certain aspects of work pertaining to the scope of the work. Focused on setting up programs to properly track and manage awarded contracts.

MEEK EXCAVATING Mansfield, TX 2004-2005


Estimated projects ranging from $20K to $1M annually from receipt of plans to bid submittal. Responsibilities included performing digitized earth take-offs utilizing the Paydirt program, obtaining plans and specifications from General Contractors, CIN, and Architects. Corresponded with General Contractors and Architects prior to and after bids were submitted. Limited management of projects included submitting purchase orders, change orders, and solicitation of bids to subcontractors.

ELLIS EXCAVATION, INC. Fort Worth, TX 1996-2003


Established a commercial excavation company and managed the daily operations of managing $7 million in projects annually in the Metroplex. Focused on incorporation, registration of trademarks, logos, hiring employees, heavy equipment purchases and management and maintenance of equipment. Managed 18 employees, 20 pieces of heavy equipment, and 5 tandem dump trucks.

ALPHA TESTING, INC. Dallas, TX 1989-1996


Responsible for quality control of construction materials and construction inspection for several subdivisions, municipal roadways, and heavy commercial projects. Tasks included soil testing, nuclear density testing proper preparation of subgrade and compaction of fill placement, concrete batch plant inspection; rebar inspection prior to placement, concrete testing, pre-placement inspection, placement and inspection of concrete process per specifications and post placement inspection of concrete. Managed and trained new employees. Documented data obtained and reported to Engineer daily.


UTA Arlington, TX 1986-1989

Civil Engineering Completed 64 hours

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