Construction Manager with 4 years experience leading teams of contractors, skilled and unskilled volunteers, and perspective homeowners to build large scale affordable housing construction projects.
Innovative at finding engaging ways to motivate construction teams to exceed expectations and maintain high standards.
Provides clear direction regarding tasks and procedures in order to promote worksite efficiency.
Expert instructor successful at training a diverse team to work cohesively to achieve goals.
Works well with people at all levels of the organization, including with stakeholders, volunteers, homebuyers, and contractors.
Understands servant leadership in a non-profit setting.
Superb time management skills
Unsurpassed work ethic
Intuitive people management skills
Skilled with mobile and office technology
Start to finish home construction
Proficient in creating and maintaining schedules
Detail, results and deadline-oriented
Quality assurance and control
Construction Site Supervisor, 06/2009 Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, DE – Wilmington,
The New Castle County affiliate of the larger non-profit Habitat for Humanity International ranks third in production in the Northeastern United States and 38th in production among the 1500 national affiliates. We build and renovate more than 20 homes per year for lower income first time homebuyers. Homes are affordably priced through the use of volunteer labor, gift-in-kind resources and zero interest mortgages.
Successfully managed Habitat's largest and most impactful urban home building project - 21 townhomes constructed on a brownfield, including the construction of a new City street.
Worked directly with environmental company (Brightfields) to implement vapor intrusion barrier system in homes due to brownfield soil contamination concerns.
Maintained up-to-date knowledge and information about buidling science technology and energy efficiency best practices. Achieved Energy Star and NAHB Green Build Certification - Gold Standard for 100% of homes built.
Determined the project schedule, which included the sequence of all construction activities, and consistently met hard deadlines imposed by grant funding and donor requirements.
Worked directly with City of Wilmington License and Inspection office to avoid construction delays through timely site inspections that allowed homes to achieve certificate of occupancy in time for homeowners scheduled settlement date.
Partnered successfully with other non-profits (Delaware Skills Center, Delaware Job Corps, AmeriCorps NCCC Direct Service program) to increase skilled resources needed to improve process efficiency and reduce the project duration.
Spearheaded the nationally recognized weeklong AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon for Habitat, planning for and supervising 40 visiting volunteer members to accomplish the interior demolition of six town homes thereby saving the organization contractor costs.
Supervised a team of 65 dedicated, skilled volunteers by adjusting their skills and resources to meet weekly production goals.
Recruited and extensively trained (construction skills, power tools, site safety) 8 AmeriCorps/Lutheran Volunteer Corp members, who served one-year service positions with Habitat and acted as my assistants on the construction site.
Directed the work of sub-contractors including foundations, roofing, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, drywall installation and finish, carpet installation and masonry.
Directed and coordinated more than 3500 volunteers per year on the construction site to meet aggressive home building schedule. Determined weekly crewing requirements, juggled skilled/unskilled volunteer and contractor resources to maintain schedule.
Coordinated corporate team building events on the construction site (Comcast, Bank of America, ING Direct) supervising up to 100 volunteers per day to pre-build wall panels for future houses.
Addressed and resolved problems from neighbors, staff or volunteers in a tactful and timely manner.
Construction Assistant, 05/2007
to 06/2009 Jack Denis Construction – Wilmington,
Jack Denis Construction is a $$$ revenue home remodeling firm (describe this company)
Specialized in basic carpentry, painting, drywall installation and repair, insulating and air-sealing.
Constructed residential decks, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.
Received and verified material deliveries on general contractor's behalf.
Office Assistant, 10/2004
to 08/2006 Wealth Advisors, LLC – Wilmington,
Brief description of company (1 or 2 sentences)
Prepared and submitted client communications
Performed basic bill paying and bookkeeping
Participated in the repapering of over 500 accounts during a transfer of business
Bachelor of Arts: Study?,
2008 James Madison University - Harrisonburg,
OSHA Residential Construction Certified NAHB Green Build Professional American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certified