Sales Design Build Finish Install resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Having grown up in the industry in a family shop I have learned every aspect of the cabinet, woodworking, wood finishing and solid surface fabrication. I have been blessed with a talent in the cabinet industry. I have designed cabinetry and furniture. I have then taken raw kiln dried lumber and milled it into something that takes your breath away and passed on a family treasure. I have designed ,built and installed kitchens that became the envy of the neighborhood. I can put my blessing to work for you . I was taught by my father that you learn by your mistakes , this is why I am so good at the things I do. I can and would love to pass along my blessings to others.

I grew up learning to love the outdoors . I love to fresh water fish as well as fly fish.

I was a volunteer fireman in my community for 20 years.

I am a Past Master Mason following in the footsteps of my father.

I have two wonderful daughters who can bass fish with the best.

I have 5 grandchildren that are making me proud.

I am a gentle soul with fairness and understanding .

I make friends fast and love people.

I love dawgs , yes dawgs.


Wood finishing

Cabinet Making

Cabinet door fabrication and sanding

production process engineering




 20/20 design version 11

Customer service

Leading and teaching

Motivating employees with education

Work History
05/1978 to 08/1990 Sales/design/build/finish/install Kroger | Greenwood Village, ,
  • Liaised between customers and manufacturing to design new product.
  • Adjusted alignment of drills, cutters, dies, guides, and holding devices.
  • Assisted machine operators with finished pieces.
  • Collated components for assembly.
  • Fabricated large and small parts per drawing and assembled parts as required.
  • Responsible for achieving production requirements.
  • Ensured that all health and safety guidelines were followed.
  • Estimated costs and set quality standards.
  • Identified strategic business opportunities to advance technology through licensing and project development.
  • Made sure that products were produced on time and are of good quality.
  • Monitored product standards and quality-control programs.
  • Configured any human and material resources needed.
  • Coordinated procedures for facility and equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
  • Set and monitored product standards, examining samples of raw products and processing tests, to ensure the quality of all finished products.
  • Supervised and motivated staff and management.
08/1990 to 02/2007 Owner Self Employed J&R Valbert Corp DBA Valbrt Cabinets | City, ,
  • Took responsibility from design and sales to cultist , production with 7 employees to lead , train and manage. I soon began to delegate shop responsibilities to able employees as I took on more of a sales , design and management position .
  • Began to outsource doors and drawer boxes to Walzcraft and Conestoga to shift employees to other areas to keep up on production.
  • Researched system 32 cabinetry and found to be vary efficient way to produce a cabinet that was cutting edge at the time in the Midwestern marked.
  • Researched frameless production the purchased edgebanders as well as system drills for the production of system 32.
  • Found a need for an outsourced cabinet line to supplement my production. Became the first American dealer for Décor Cabinets from Manitoba .
  • Began to phase out production and switched to a showroom dealer selling mainly Décor frameless with Starmark and Burch among others.
  • Closing my shop and selling off all my equipment concentrating on retail sales.
  • After many busy and satisfying years as well as being  profitable I was forced to close my doors after a outside salesman defrauded my for $125000 of which I never recovered.
  • I was blessed with many years of loving to go to work each day as well as many night to continue the legacy that my father had built.
Current to Current Shop Foreman / sales and design within multi family housing Wheaton Associats Inc. | City, ,
  • Worked as a shop foreman responsible for setting up a work schedule for 6 union cabinet makers doing architectural millwork.
  • Reviewing shop drawing for materials and hardware as to make a stock billing and placing orders for production.
  • Implementing  work flow to employees based on each employee skills for each area of production.
  • Became familiar with CNC routers and Micro velum production technics
  • Did custom finishing to complete the production process.
  • Did custom color matching for architects approval as well as custom mating for the VIP room at the John G Shedd aquarium in Chicago.
  • Worked in the field as a service tech fixing all types of hardware .
  • Touch up in the field on wood finishes .
  • Solid surface fabrication and repair for such areas as Nurses stations and operating  rooms.
  • Installed frameless case goods in many banks including Chase.


Current to Current Indipendant kitchen design / woodworking and finishing expert Self Employyed | City, STATE,
  • Worked as an independent designer and salesman for CNV Enterprises selling Shiloh and Aspect as well as Woodharbor .
  • Worked as a wood finisher as an independent contractor for CNV enterprises doing high end architectural millwork 
  • Finish repair and touchup in the field as well as fine tuning doors drawers and drawer boxes as well as complete fine details before final inspection.
04/2015 to 04/2016 Designer sales as well as field technition for touch up and reworking cabinetry to complete installation River Oak Cabinetry And Design | , STATE,
  • Worked as a kitchen designer and salesman out of the showroom
  • Helped to solve problems that we created either  in house or by suppliers to help repair or complete project for final inspection.


Expected in 2014 High School Diploma | Oswego Sr High, Oswego, IL GPA:

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School Attended

  • Oswego Sr High

Job Titles Held:

  • Sales/design/build/finish/install
  • Owner
  • Shop Foreman / sales and design within multi family housing
  • Indipendant kitchen design / woodworking and finishing expert
  • Designer sales as well as field technition for touch up and reworking cabinetry to complete installation


  • High School Diploma

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