Lead Finisher

Name : Larry Tyler
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Cosby,TN
Job Title Lead Finisher
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Larry L. Tyler


Married for 17 years, 15-year-old daughter (attending Gatlinburg-Pittman High School)


-  Professional furniture finisher with supervisory experience and strong people skills.
-  13 years in furniture finishing (all aspects of the trade), assembly and installation.
-  5 years as Lead Finisher supervising crews of up to 5 assistants.
-  6 months in furniture restoration, assembly line experience, basic computer skills.
-  3 years in cable TV/Internet/phone sales, auditing, collections and installation.


-  Finishing (staining, spraying, sanding, glazing and custom color matching)
-  Assembly (pre-finished and final)
-  Installation (packaging, transportation, mounting and installation)
-  Restoration (stripping, touch-ups, minor repairs and refinishing)
-  General (inventory management, ordering supplies and materials, order fulfillment, quality control, retail sales and customer service, payroll administration, auditing and collections)


-  Spray Guns (HVLP, air assist, airless, airbrushes, cup and gravity, Accu-Spray, Binks, Devilbiss, Graco and Kremlin)
-  Sanders (random orbital, belt and palm, electric and pneumatic)
-  Floor Tools (planers, table, band, scroll, miter and chop saws, pin routers, drill presses, shapers and edge banders)
-  Hand Tools (biscuit cutters, burn-in and putty knives, graining pencils, artist brushes, touch-up markers and finishers color wheels)
-  Safety Equipment (spray booths, respirators, latex and nitrile gloves, glasses and ear plugs)


-  Wood (oak, mahogany, walnut, cherry, maple, poplar, pine, ash, hickory, teak, alder and cypress)
-  Coatings (conversion varnish, polyurethane, lacquer, water white and tinted lacquer, vinyl and water white sealers, and primers)
-  Paints (lacquer-base and latex, all sheens)
-  Stains (oil-base, water-base and aniline dyes, and finishers glaze)
-  Thinners (lacquer thinner, mineral spirits, methanol, naptha, acetone, xylene and retarders)
-  Brands (Chemcraft, Sherwin Williams, Valspar, Mohawk, Minwax and Fuller OBrien)
-  General (paint and stain color concentrates, stripping chemicals, aniline powders, wax fill and lacquer sticks, 400- to 80-grit sandpaper, and putty)


Cabinets, conference/dining room tables, entertainment centers, bookshelves, desks, dressers, chests of drawers, wine racks, mantelpieces, bars, lecterns and presentation boards


Lead Finisher, Cabinet Concepts & Design, White Pine, TN, 08/08 12/08
-  Supervised 5 assistants at custom cabinet shop specializing in rustic furniture for log cabins.
-  Managed inventory, supplies and materials; performed quality control and assurance.
-  Laid off due to lack of work.

Lead Finisher, The Corner Cabinet, Knoxville, TN, 06/03 08/08
-  Led crew of 2 at cabinet shop specializing in painting/glazing for high-end residential market.
-  Built new cabinets out of 100-year-old cypress wood and recovered barn lumber.
-  Managed inventory and quality control.

Finisher, Kitchen Craft, Smithville, TN, 01/03 05/03
-  Primed and painted custom cabinets for high-volume supplier of upscale retail dealers.

Assistant, D&D Woodworking, Rice, MN, 01/01 04/01
-  Assembled, packaged and loaded cabinets for delivery to commercial and residential clients.
-  Machined and sanded cabinets to prepare for finishing; assembled drawer boxes.

Finisher, Design Line Cabinets, Sauk Rapids, MN, 05/98 10/98
-  Primed and painted custom cabinets for high-end residential market.

Finisher, Sys Cabinets, St. Cloud, MN, 03/98 05/98
-  Stained and sprayed custom cabinets for residential market; assembled face frames.

Finisher, Nevers Industries, Plymouth, MN, 07/97 03/98
-  Performed all aspects of the trade for supplier of conference room furniture.

Finisher, Alaska Furniture, Anchorage, AK, 01/97 07/97
-  Completed finishing, assembly and installation tasks at custom cabinet shop.

Finisher, The Restore Store, Anchorage, AK, 09/96 12/96
-  Stripped and refinished antique furniture; performed touch-ups and repairs.

Finisher, Nevers Industries, Plymouth, MN, 12/94 08/96
-  Performed all aspects of the trade for supplier of conference room furniture.

Finisher, Wood Design, Forest Lake, MN, 09/93 09/94
-  Applied seal coating to walnut plaques on finish line; assisted in wood shop.

Assistant, Knapp Woodworking, Ham Lake, MN, 06/92 05/93
-  Prepared cabinets for final assembly.


Auditor/Collection Agent, RCH Cable, Cookville, TN (Assigned in FL & NJ), 09/01 12/02
-  Exceeded sales and collection volume expectations by 20%.
-  Performed auditing and remarket sales for Adelphia, Comcast and Charter cable TV.
-  Managed crew of 3 auditors, administered payroll, handled disconnects and equipment retrievals.

Cable TV Installer, Halgard Construction, Cookville, TN, 05/01 09/01
-  Installed Charter cable TV and broadband Internet service, configured Internet settings in PCs.

Outside Sales Representative, Douglass Management, St. Cloud, MN, 07/99 10/00
-  Exceeded sales volume expectations by 25% for Astound Communications.
-  Sold cable TV, broadband Internet and telephone services to new residential customers.
-  Converted analog to digital receivers and provided onsite end user training.

Auditor/Site Manager, GE Marketing, Westminster, MD (Assigned in KY & MN), 10/98 07/99
-  Exceeded audit and sales volume expectations by 15% for Prestige cable TV.
-  Managed crew of 4 auditors and administered payroll.

Boatswains Mate, US Navy, San Diego, CA, 05/91 12/91
-  Medically discharged due to knee injury.


Cambridge High School, Cambridge, MN (High School Diploma), 1985 1989

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