Director of Construction

Name : Larry Lugaro
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Orlando,FL
Job Title Director of Construction
Relocation Preferences : East Coast
Objective : Obtain a position with a successful company managing construction at a Director\\\'s level.
Resume :  

Executive leader with 20+ years experience impacting the performance of companies through successfully completing construction projects and developing new building and renovation strategies that capitalize on business goals. Expertly prepare budgets and construction documents. Managed daily costs and zoning approvals to deliver planned goals. Demonstrated success in increasing store locations, revenue and building strong relationships.


Facilities & Energy Management Business Re-engineering Financial Forecasting Financial Management

New Business Development Project Estimating Residential Construction Management Capital Projects

Project Management Labor Relations Cradle-To-Grave Procurement   Real Estate Development

Big Box Construction Commodities Purchasing International Sourcing Global Market Expansion Space Planning




Metro Bank Bancorp- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania                                                                       2002- 2010

A financial Institution, operating in the mid-region of Pennsylvania with $2B in assets.


Vice President/Director of Construction and Development/Facilities: Conferred with CEO to indentify and secure new locations for branches and offices. Oversaw approval of zoning and code compliance permits for construction of new and existing sites. Supervised acquisition of environmental and feasibility studies, prepared site design and layout, purchased all commodities, and supervised on site construction. Managed complete turn-key operation. Created and supervised Facilities Department.


            Managed contract negotiation, purchasing and bidding with general contractors to secure the best and most suitable firm for the job.

            Conducted and analyzed the research data, and review construction documents and drawings to ensure plans met companys goals and specifications.

            Prepared cost estimates, contracts, construction schedules and annual budgets for all construction and maintenance projects including departmental budgets.

            Supervised the construction of all buildings and offices on-site.

            Created the Facilities Department, to insure the maintenance and physical preservation of all branches and offices. Interviewed, hired, supervised, managed and coached employees, including maintenance technicians, project manager, facilities manager and administrative assistant.

            Examined and engineered sites to streamline traffic flow and bank operations.

            Created cost-efficient procedures to improve bank operations, reduce energy consumption and solve unique problems.

            Managed space planning design and implementation for office buildings.

            Recruited new customers and maintained long-standing relationships with clients to enhance customer service and to guarantee return business.

            Designed and implemented a database system to log maintenance calls and costs, which improved and enhanced maintenance procedures and reduced costs.

            Maintained and preserved strong relationships with contractors, engineers, architects, government agencies, unions and several other project employees.


Financial Accomplishments:


            Oversaw the construction of the new 56,000 square foot, $20M Metro Bank headquarters building, and served as general contractor. As general contractor, discovered design flaws and errors and saved the company over $2M in commissions and fees.

            Doubled the size of the company with the construction of 17 new branch locations, 4 office retrofits and 7 complete branch renovations, which were completed before deadline and within budget.

            Recommended self-installation of outside plantings, which resulted in cost savings of $20K/site, (33 sites).

            Instituted venting through exhaust fans to decrease the chance of overheating behind the plasma screens used in marketing displays.



Bed, Bath and Beyond - Union, New Jersey                                                                              2000-2002

Home merchandise retailer throughout the U.S. with over $6.6B in annual sales.


Construction Project Manager: Managed the construction of new retail stores, ranging in size from 25,000 to 100,000 sq ft, including stores in New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and North Carolina, as well as a retail location in Puerto Rico. Interfaced with various departments, such as purchasing, loss prevention and store planning to ensure compliance with goals related to store appearance and merchandising objectives.


            Managed renovations and tenant fit-outs of retail stores, self-developed projects, small remodels and turn-key facilities and conferred with senior management on construction to discuss goals and deadlines.

            Provided on site leadership to ensure construction of new and existing sites were completed and opened on time.

            Collaborated with Architectural Project Manager during all phases of development.

            Oversaw the construction of 15 stores with a budget ranging from $1.5M to $5M, ensuring each location was finished on time and within budget. Prepared budgets and estimates for all projects.

            Managed the construction of the first retail store outside the U.S., which included ensuring materials were imported to correct location and that store opened on time and within budget. Upon opening, store earned highest volume in the chain in net sales.



Jack Eckerd Corp., - Tampa, Florida                                                                                        1998-2000

Pharmaceutical sales company has over 1,000 retail stores.


Regional Construction Manager: Oversaw the development of all types of Eckerd stores, including free-standing locations and pad-type stores in shopping malls, in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, as well as in Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC and eastern North Carolina. Stores ranged in size from 12,000 to 75,000 sq ft.


            Managed budgets and contract negotiations with construction companies.

            Conferred with developers to secure approval for construction from local municipalities.

            Maintained positive relationships with various architectural and engineering firms to ensure construction plans complied with companys goals, objectives and specifications.

            Oversaw the approval of all store plans from site design to construction. Supervised an average of 40 to 50 projects per year, ranging in costs from $2M to $5M. Prepared budgets and estimates for all projects.

            Managed the construction of 10 stores in first year in Washington DC, Virginia and North Carolina, 8 projects within the first 4 months and another 6 projects by the end of the second year in the Philadelphia region.



Career Note: Additional career history includes roles as Senior Project Construction Engineer for Amoco Oil Company and Exxon Oil Company, Construction Manager for Vieria Bros Corp., total of 21 years in experience in underground tank and piping installations, Heavy Highway site construction, residential mid-rise construction, hospitals, hotels, schools, cell towers, resturants and property maintenance. Details upon request.





Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Honors Degree

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey


Karras Negotiation Seminars Construction Management Effective Supervision I & II

OSHA Training-Excavation and Trenching Engineer-in-Training Certificate,


Special Skills

Bilingual (Spanish)

MS-Office, Access, Project, Excel, Word, Outlook, Lotus Notes, PowerPoint

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