I would like to express my interest in the Custom Home Superintendent career opportunity. I'm an accomplished professional with broad-based construction industry expertise. I'm confident my skills and background align perfectly with the requirements of this career opportunity. I have recently relocated and beginning a new phase in my professional career.
Proactive Project Manager experienced in managing a variety of construction teams and projects. Successful in creating effective communication between personnel, general contractors and the management team. Analytical and skilled at predicting construction project duration and managing tight deadlines.I have a successful history of revitalizing new projects and bringing them back on schedule, delivering completed high quality projects within budget.
I have multiple construction industry certifications, including FDEP Storm-Water Inspector, OSHA 10, BPI (BPI Building Analyst & Envelope/Shell) BPI Energy Auditor and NABCEP, and well-rounded expertise in the carpentry trade and working knowledge of all aspects of construction (electrical, masonry, roofing, plumbing, etc.*) as well as in the office and the field, a veteran of the US Navy Sea-Bees.
My knowledge, dedication and skills within my areas of expertise have established my reputation as a team member who makes significant contributions and accepting all challenges. My entrepreneurial mind set, business skills and management techniques provides me with the skills needed to direct or hire contractors, negotiate contracts, procure materials and labor. Having been a General Contractor I speak GC and know how to handle contractors and projects more efficiently than most. I am fluent in reading and understanding architectural plans (seeing the big picture), revising plans for functionality and value engineering is a strong point of my skills
I am experienced in the office using multiple scheduling software packages, MS products, scheduling and budget clarifications, skilled from the office to the field. My management experience and in depth industry knowledge make me an excellent fit for this role.
I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this career opportunity and my qualifications in detail. Please contact me at the phone number or e-mail address provided above. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Richard C. Rapp III
MS Office proficient
Superb management skills
Building codes and regulations
Business Owner/ Project ManagerJan 2010 to Current UNDER THE SUN CONSTRUCTION & SOLAR － Flemington, NJ
UTS Construction provides general contracting services, both commercial and residential.
UTS Solar provides turnkey solar system sales, design, and installation of solar electric systems.
UTS provides services for General Contracting for commercial and residential type projects.
To include commercial projects: new construction of stores, commercial property remodel, office space remodeling, clients such as; J Jill stores, Dollar Tree, Talbots, Six Flags, convenience stores and restaurant remodeling.
Residential: remodeling, additions, new homes and improving energy efficiency.
Solar electric system installations since 2010, residential and light commercial projects.
Maintained profitability through networking, client relationships, and a consistent, quality product.
Oversee crew, contractors, and contract negotiations, resulting in on time, within budget completions.
Maintained office staff and business negotiations.
Project Manager Whispering Lakes IIJan 2007 to Jan 2010 PRIDE ROCK DEVELOPMENT GROUP － Miami Lakes Lehigh Acres, FL
Managed Site Development and government coordination.
Managed site excavation of communities under development, successfully transforming areas of forest and land into sprawling communities.
To include site excavation, site drainage, road construction and utilities.
Utilized personally developed formula to determine proper grading levels, eliminating both addition and removal of excavated soil.
As Licensed FDEP Stormwater inspector, resolved stormwater runoff and drainage deficiencies through effective resource allocation, ensuring code compliance.
Oversaw all construction staff, including superintendents, construction managers, and assistant project managers, resulting in projects completed on time, to code, and within budget.
Utilized precise scopes of work, ensuring competitive bidding.
Managed installation of ground utilities, including water service, sewage infrastructure and lift stations, telephone, cable, and electrical services.
Maximized construction value and project functionality through collaboration with engineer and design professionals and comprehensive plan review.
Project ManagerJan 2005 to Jan 2007 STOCK DEVELOPMENT － Naples, FL
The Majors (Lely), Sussex Place (Lely)
Managed 2 punch-out techs, 3 construction managers, and 35 vendors.
Revitalized nearly cancelled $35M project through timeline revision, restructured and goal-oriented payments, rigorous plan adherence, and contractor accountability.
Brought contractor discrepancies under control, enforcing rework as necessary to meet plan details and quality standards.
Led weekly contractor and superintendent meetings, increasing communications and issue resolution.
Develop comprehensive understanding of project strategy and commitments including financial goals, scheduling, logistics, phasing, milestones, inspections.
Oversee all daily field operations to ensure proper site safety, construction, progress, quality control and a clean site.
Managed land development and construction of homes at the Sussex Place Community a ($1M+) community.
Delivering the first community under budget and ahead of schedule, with positive feedback from all homeowners; developed proven system for future successful projects.
Resolved homeowner concerns and increased visit satisfaction through education meetings, higher quality standards, and new sub-contractor scheduling system.
Revised plans for best results on current and future built homes; trained managers on necessity of plan review and accuracy prior to build.
Managed Sussex Place builds, achieving on time and within budget completion of most successful and profitable project for company.
Construction ManagerJan 2002 to Jan 2005 GL HOMES Saturnia Lakes － Naples, FL
Supervised on-site construction of 300+ homes.
Work in partnership with project manager to identify and addess issues of constructability or lack of scope during preconstruction phase.
Reviewed, performed cost analysis, valued engineering and revised plans, meeting construction timelines.
Participated in development and final review of scope.
Research, review and address any owner, city/state requirement or procedure to avoid project delays, ensure safety, and/or ensure client satisfaction.
Brought homes and projects into schedule by updating and aligning plans across contractors, engineers, and architects and revising schedule to realistic timelines and project algorithms.
Achieved delivery of 2-3 homes per week; homes included in decision of GL Homes winning 2004 JD Power award for customer service and home quality.
Inspected all work during construction, ensuring compliance with plans, specifications, and codes.
Managed $15M+ inventory continuously, ensuring sufficient scheduling for on-time completion.
Received multiple awards for completion of homes on time and within budget.
Selected for special builds, including model row and clubhouse.
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US NAVY CONSTRUCTION BATTALION (SEA-BEES)
UT - Utilitiesman, Honorable Discharge.
Constructed Naval Officer Quarters, stores, pools, playgrounds, etc.; renovated pre-revolutionary war era home.
Performed public works maintenance.
Trained in plumbing and air conditioning.
Class Leader and Class Honor student.
Education and Training
Licensed FDEP Storm Water Management Inspector, 2006 to Present
*OSHA 10 Certification
*Rutgers University Advanced Technology Extension:
*Green Technologies Certification
*NABCEP CertificationRutgers Universityto include Solar Energy, Solar System installation, design and Solar business
BPI - Bldg. Analyst, BPI - Envelope/Shell, BPI - Energy Auditor
*Project Management, Computer networking, Web page development, Software packagesRaritan Valley College US Navy Seabees － NJPlumbing, heating, AC, Somerset County Vo-Tech High School
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Richard C. Rapp III