I am motivated to learn new trades and skills. Interested in growing a career and fostering leadership capabilities. Skilled in collaborating smoothly with a diverse range of management styles. Construction and carpentry expert committed to high quality workmanship and following safety code regulations. I also possess excellent interpersonal skills. I work in a timely and efficient manner to see tough jobs through to completion.
Exceptional finish carpentry skills
Basic plumbing knowledge
Custom cabinetry expert
Knowledgeable in construction safety
Strong Communication Skills
Exceptional Problem Solver
Start to finish home construction
Power and hand tools
Efficient with all painting tools
Works well independently
Effective at multi-tasking
Possesses a reliable vehicle
Fireman, 08/2006 to 09/2010 U.S. Coast Guard – Cape Charles, Va 23310
Basic Military Duties
Cleaning and repairing marine equipment.
Performing regular maintenance on boats
Performing Search and Rescue Patrols
Drafted military and nonmilitary correspondence.
Sorted and routed incoming correspondence and messages.
Trained in the use of tear gas and explosives.
Operated and maintained communications equipment.
Performed as a fire team member during situational training exercises and all infantry dismounted battle drills.
Contractor, 10/2010 to 09/2013 Blackwater Construction – Chesapeake, Va
Prepared and cleaned construction sites by removing debris.
Loaded and unloaded building materials used for construction.
Completed tear-down of existing structures and prepared for new construction.
Dug trenches, backfilled holes and compacted earth to prepare for new construction.
Applied caulk, sealants and other agents to installed surfaces.
Accurately estimated time and materials costs for projects.
Requisitioned new supplies and equipment.
Consistently assumed additional responsibilities and worked extended hours to meet project deadlines.
Bartender, 04/2013 to 06/2016 Applebees – Elizabeth City, NC
Greeted guests in a timely and professional manner.
Waited on multiple customers at the bar and throughout the bar area.
Received beverage orders from wait staff and delivered beverages to guests.
Maintained full knowledge of beverage lists and promotions.
Enthusiastically and appealingly described food and drink specials to guests.
Carefully followed safety and sanitation policies handling food and beverages.
Poured drinks using standard pour according to specifications.
Managed strict beverage control to minimize waste.
Ensured liquor was secured at the end of shifts.
Processed orders on a computerized Point of Sale system.
Upheld strict cash handling procedures.
Managed bar revenues, ensuring that all patrons were billed and all cash properly accounted for.
Verified that guests at the bar were of legal age.
Carpenter, 11/2013 to Current Kevin Mcelroy Contracting – Norfolk, Va
Specialized in foundations, framing and finish carpentry.
Installed drywall, ceilings, trim and fabricated replacement trim and moldings.
Built and hung custom doors and frames.
Constructed residential decks, carports, garages and sunrooms.
Constructed safety provisions, including scaffolding, gang ladders, perimeter railings, fall protection and temporary covers.
Installed interior finish items, including wall protection, doors and hardware, toilet accessories, cubicle curtain tracks and TV brackets.
Repaired and remodeled wood, iron, chain link and vinyl fencing.
Followed established job site safety regulations and maintained a safe and clean work area.
Operated electric cordless and hammer drills and cutting torches.
Planned and executed work with the proper tools and materials to maximize efficiency.
Developed proficiency in stain-grade trim work, hanging doors and drilling and setting door hardware.
Repaired roofs and flooring and remodeled bathrooms and kitchens.
High School Diploma: 2006 Princess Anne High School - Virginia Beach, Va