Pre-Construction Sr. Estimator

Name : Pre-Construction Manager - Sr. Estimator
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Medina,OH
Job Title Pre-Construction Sr. Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Open to Anywhere in US and Canada
Objective : I have nearly 15 years experience in the Pre-Construction/Estimating side of the construction business for both large and small contractors. I have worked on all facets of design-build, negotiated, construction management and hard bid projects. My project list includes commercial, institutional, industrial, retail, financial, healthcare, governmental, hospitality and multi-family.
Resume :  

Professional Experience

Jan. 2010 Nov. 2010              Welty Building Company                      Fairlawn, OH

Pre-Construction Sr.

  Lead Estimator on all projects for the
new North Carolina office which opened in late Fall 2009.  

  Responsible for entire bid process
including but not limited to bid proposal forms, solicitation of
subs/suppliers, creating estimate and bid day operations for mostly hard bid
and short-list bid projects.

  Responsible for developing new subcontractor
and supplier database for North Carolina market which included TN, NC, SC and

  Responsible for Pre-Construction
activities on Construction Management projects which included but not limited
to budgeting, value engineering, leading team meetings with project
consultants , constructability reviews, assembling bid proposal packages and  solicitation of subcontractors and suppliers.

  Review and award bid proposal packages
which included negotiating and writing contracts and purchase orders. 

  Responsible for Turnover Meeting with
Project Manager after contracts were awarded and project budget was


Oct. 2006 2009    
Thompson Thrift Construction/Development      Terre Haute, IN


  Responsible for the entire project
budget, design and contracts from project conception to construction start.

  Met with owners initially to go over their
potential project and then work up a preliminary budget estimate and proposal
based on meeting.

  Met with owners to discussion preliminary
budget proposal and potential value engineering ideas that they may want to
pursue to help reduce project costs

  Responsible for hiring and managing the
architectural, structural, civil and MEP engineers for each project.

  Conduct and led design meetings to ensure
design was progressing and keeping project within budget and meeting owners needs.

  Responsible for subcontractor and vendor
solicitation for the project. This often involved traveling to new locations
to meet with new contractors and local agencies.

  Met with owners to go over final
construction proposal once bids were received and finalized contract.

  Responsible for buying out the project
after contract was signed and transferring to Timberline Job Cost prior to
turnover to Project Managers for construction.

  Responsible for maintaining Timberline
Database and creating assemblies and templates for the different disciplines
of work performed.

Jan. 2005 Aug. 2006              C.H. Garmong & Son Inc.               Terre Haute, IN

Estimating Manager

  Responsible for the overall day-to-day
operations of Estimating Department.

  Worked with Marketing/Business
Development Department on project proposals and client interviews.

  Supervised and managed two full-time Estimators
and co-ops/interns.

  Responsible for putting together hard-bid,
design-build, negotiated and budget estimates for the entire company. 

  Responsible for developing subcontractor and
vendor relationships in existing market area as well as new market areas as

  Responsible for seeking out and
developing new clients in market area.

  Purchased and Implementation of
Timberline Estimating Software company wide.


Feb. 2003 Dec. 2004           BACAR Constructors                         Nashville, TN

Sr. Estimator

  Lead Estimator on design-build,
negotiated and short-list hard bid projects.

  Responsible for subcontractor and vendor
solicitation for each project. This often involved traveling to new locations
across the country.

  Responsible for quantity take-off for
Divisions #1 #14, including self-perform trades (Concrete and Carpentry)

  Managed project team meetings with architects,
engineers and consultants to maintain project budget and schedule. 

  Assisted in scheduling of project with
the Project Manager and General Superintendent.

  Assisted Project Manager in buy-out and
initial turnover of project.

  Managed smaller projects that I estimated
when Project Managers were busy.

  Installed Timberline updates and maintained
Timberline database with current information.


Jan. 1997 Jan.
2003         Doster
Construction Company            Birmingham, AL

/ Sr. Estimator
                                                                    Nashville, TN


  Lead Estimator on mostly hard bid
projects ranging from $1 Million to $45 Million

  Responsible for assigning work
responsibilities to other estimators for take-off and subcontractor coverage

  Compiled and sent out subcontractor
bidding list using Constructware

  Performed quantity take-offs for
Divisions #1 - #14 including self=perform trades  (Concrete and Carpentry)

  Managed internal project team meetings
with Estimators, Co-ops, and Project Managers

  Assisted in the scheduling of the project
with the Project Manager and Superintendent

  Responsible for the timely completion and
accuracy of the estimate.

  Reviewed estimate with the Chief
Estimator before bid day.

  Analyzed subcontractor scopes and
material supplier prices.

  Assisted the Project Manager in the
buy-out and initial start-up of the project.






Aug. 1992 Dec. 1996          Purdue University                         West Lafayette, IN

B.S.    Building Construction Management

Computer Skills

Estimating/Accounting/PM Software, Precision Cut/Fill, On-Screen Take-Off, Constructware,
ISQFT, Win-Fax, Microsoft Office, SureTrak, and the Internet

Professional Organizations

Jan. 1999 Aug.
2002         Timberline Users Group (TUG) PE
Committee Member

June 1999 June
2002      Timberline Users Group (TUG)
PE Committee Chairman

I have taught
classes at both Timberline and TUG
National Conferences

June 2009 - LEED

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