Dependable and hard-working construction laborer/ Installer with more than 5 years in the construction industry and 3 years in turf installation. Very fast learner that thrives in a fast-paced environment and works to complete projects quickly and efficiently. Motivated to get along well with others and exceed expectations.
During 2012 through 2013 completed numerous houses on time and surely under budget with just three crew members. My brother Todd, myself and a gentleman named Burt. A 2,500 to 3,500 sq. ft. house usually only takes 2 to 3 weeks for us to complete. Thats from foundation to the roof. I was very proud to be working with my brother again because he has always been a good teacher and motivator. I learned a lot more and was able to apply it and get tasks done without having to have him guide me through the processes and that really boosted my confidence again.
In 2006 I started with Dave Stapchuck installing artificial turf fields. I was given a $2.00 raise after 3 months of being employed with "Field Turf Installation Specialists", because I have ambition to learn tasks quickly and execute them with precision to show that i am an excellent worker and am dedicated to do the task to the best of my ability. I was then trained by a woman named "Jo Anne" and her husband "Vern" to do the inlay work for the fields. I caught on very quickly and was doing a lot of inlay work that Jo Anne was only trusted to do. I took a lot of pride in what they taught me. For a year and a half after they left the company, i was in charge of the inlay crew.
My biggest accomplishment with this company was when we got to install the the "Indianapolis Colts" Field at Lucas Oil Stadium. That was my first NFL install and it was the greatest experience. I got to inlay every end zone letter, the center logo and a majority of the numbers, arrows and hash marks.
I was the designated cut man for our crew of three. I cut almost everything needed unless I was busy and another person could get it. I also sorted through our lumber packages to separate what we needed through each process first and also crowned and threw out the bad stuff we couldn't use. We build structural beams in crawlspace or basement, then move and install floor joists then run ban around perimeter. Then we would take the floor decking from a few stacks and place it on joists to be installed. Then my brother and other employee would lay out all the walls from the print and then get me the numbers for the wall plates so i could cut them. Then they would be laid out so another guy could start building walls. Once we had all the walls built we would brace them then plum the house so everything was level and straight. Then we would spread sub siding sheeting and install that. Then we would wrap the house with tyvek house wrap. Then we would lay out the top of the walls so we could set trusses with a crane. I always ran the tag line for the crane operator so the trusses wouldn't blow around if it was windy. After trusses were set we sheeted the roof. I would move so many pieces of roof decking to certain spots around the house and I would cut and hand up full sheets to the person that would install them. Once we built the house the roof had to be covered with black paper so it couldn't rain inside the house. I was the one who always installed the black paper and it usually took 10 to 15 rolls of black paper to cover a roof. Windows were being installed while I did that because it only took two people to do. Then we would move inside and complete punch out list which could consist of knee walls, vaulted ceiling needing finished or tray ceilings needed built. There were also joist hangers that had to be installed on some trusses that were load bearing and also hurricane clips on all trusses to secure them to the frame.
My first day I was running around picking up trash then I helped roll out turf then helped the sewing crew get the seems sewn. then flipped the panels and pulled along panel while the seem was rolled with roller. helped another crew crew cut out all of the lines, arrows, hash marks, center logo, numbers, end zone letters and any other sports the school were going to use the field for. I did a lot of work with the inlay crew installing all the numbers, arrows, hash marks, end zone letters, center logos and lines. Inlay crew was my main job after about 6 months of being employed with company.
I started off being a laborer. I would pick up trash, get all the tools needed out for the day in the morning, oil nail guns and compressor, and fill with fuel. I would move bundles of shingles from the ridge of the roof to where the installers were working. I would get them whatever they needed, nails, drinks, different nail gun. I would cut shingles up for cap for when they finished the roof. After about a month my boss started teaching me how to install shingles. It was pretty easy and I caught on very quick and he took me off hourly and started paying me by the square. I was able to install 10 to 18 Sq. a day if it was available and I was always a few short of being tied with the boss and he was very impressed by that. I ended up giving him my two week notice because I was offered the turf job and i couldn't turn it down because it was better pay and a chance to travel and see new places.
I started off doing clean up and learning simple tasks like crowning and picking out bad lumber that we couldn't use. I was also taking a construction class at an alternative school so I knew some basics like reading a tape measure and using some power tools. Mainly I would just move and carry lumber to the other employees and they would teach things here and there about safety and how to do things like building walls, cutting boards, how to use a square. I learned a lot from that job and helped build a lot of nice, expensive, custom homes. The guy I worked for ended up having to close his business for reasons unknown so thats when I found the roofing job.
My first real job. I started out busing tables one night a week and on weekends. I would clean the dishes off tables, put them in tubs and take them back to where the dishwasher was. I did this until I turned 16 then I was trained to run the dishwasher. I would keep plates stocked in the kitchen for the cooks. Keep cups and silverware caught up for the waitresses and wash pots and pans the cooks and prep cooks would bring me. I would have to clean the dishwasher and change the water every two hours and change chemicals when they ran out. I also had to keep my station clean and dry so no other staff would fall and get hurt. When I turned 17 I was trained to set up and maintain the salad bar. This consisted of getting all the parts and pans together to set up the bar. Then I had to fill all the pans with different items and certain items we severed on the bar on certain days. I also had to cut up vegetables and fruits. I would have to keep the bar maintained my entire shift making sure it was clean, stocked with plates and all the pans were full with the food. Twice a month we would have a truck come in and I would unload all the produce that I used for the bar and put it in the cooler in order to be used by date and remove anything that might be outdated. Sometimes I would help bread chicken and fold wings. I also learned how to make a few things we kept on the salad bar also. I gave my two week notice at the end of my senior year because I was going to work with my brother full time in construction. I had been working days with him during summers while also working at the restaurant.
*Coursework in Residential Carpentry, Blueprint Reading and Construction Safety
*Coursework in Basic Construction Safety and Hand and Power Tools
*Coursework in Residential Carpentry
*Coursework in Floor Systems, Wall and Ceiling Framing
*Coursework in Exterior Finish and Moisture Protection
*Coursework in Drywall and Interior Finish Applications
*Coursework in Lighting Fixtures and Related Components
*Building Construction Trades Technology Certificate
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