Varied background in many phases of construction, management and business in public and private sectors. Proficient with project scheduling, budget creation/control, quantity take-offs and proposal preparation, contract negotiation/management, personnel management and cost control.
Proficient take-off/estimator; Agtek, Quest, HardBid/Hard Dollar, Timberline, HCCS, Paydirt, Bid2Win etc.
Extensive experience in review of plans/specs, determination of labor, material & equipment requirements and cost for proposal preparation.
Perform quantity take-offs for mass/fine grading, trench excavation/backfill and compaction, wet and dry utilities, asphalt and PCCP pavement, concrete structures, curb/gutter and sidewalk, etc.
Manager/on-site supervisor, pavement projects, underground, drainage, site development.
Oversight of projects; commercial, government, private from $6,000 to$ 150,000,000.
Labor relations; scheduling crews, directing work, negotiation of change orders and contract adds.
Developed/applied pavement maintenance/construction scheduling for City of Mesa, AZ (COM) streets.
Prepared quantity takeoffs for new construction, maintenance and repair of streets (COM).
Administered municipal landscape maintenance and installation contracts (COM).
Directed improvement district projects City of Avondale, AZ (COA) street, water, sewer, curb/gutter/sidewalk, parks.
Prepared, controlled and directed city departmental budgets (COM, COA).
Co-coordinator of CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) (COA).
Owned/Marketed landscape installation business; irrigation systems, landscape, hardscape, retention basins.
City of Avondale, AZ (Director of Public Works) 1974 - 1976
City of Mesa, AZ (Engineering Technician) 1976 - 1989
Western Valley Landscape (Owner) Chandler, AZ 1989 - 1996
BBP Concrete Construction (Estimator/Project Manager) Peoria, AZ 1996 - 2000
Sunland Asphalt (Estimator/Project Manager) Henderson, NV / Phoenix, AZ 2000-2003
JFK Grading and Paving, Inc (Partner/Estimator/Project Manager) Phoenix, AZ 2003-2006
JRD Grading & Paving, LLC (Estimator/Project Manager) Mesa, AZ 2006 2009
Dave Schmitt Construction Co., (Estimator/Project Manager) Cedar Rapids, IA 2010
Computer Applications, Certificate, Central Arizona College 1996-1997
Civil Eng/Business Admin, Arizona State University 1979 1981
Business Admin, Associate of Arts degree, Mesa Community College 1976 - 1979