Residential Building Consultant and Cost Estimator - Building Trades C
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Residential Building Consultant and Cost Estimator Resume


Desired Industry: Building Trades/Construction SpiderID: 44872
Desired Job Location: New York, New York Date Posted: 10/21/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization:
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Willing to Relocate:


Objective:
Residential Building Consultant and Cost
Estimator

I am a residential construction
estimator and building consulting, cost
estimating with over 35 + years in home
construction, 12 years using Xactimate
and Sketch. In previous positions I
have prepared residential plan
estimates, disaster fire and water
restoration estimates, complex
reconstruction estimates for new and old
home plan construction and construction
investment projects.

My strengths are,
• Xactware software
• Substantial experience in
construction estimating, disaster
restoration reconstruction, residential
home construction, remodeling and
refurbishment
• Preparation of large loss house
fire or water damage estimates for
adjusters, insurance companies, public
adjusters and homeowners
• Negotiation sales and marketing
contracts for customers
• Excellent client-facing customer
service
• Residential plan review, project
management, blueprint plan reading
• Twenty years experience hands-on
building and framing new houses, custom
residential renovation, building from
blueprints, plumbing, electrical,
drywall, millwork and knowledge of HVAC
• Problem solving and inspections
with a keen eye for detail
• Ability to work remotely
• XactRemodel software on laptop

Please let me know if you have any
questions or need further information.
I look forward to talking with you soon.

Regards,

Dirk
dirk@homeestimatecost.com




OBJECTIVE
I am looking for an estimator position
using Xactimate with Sketch. I have
substantial experience in residential
and light commercial estimates, home
construction, disaster restoration,
remodeling and estimating. Estimate
preparation of new home plans,
remodeling and large loss estimates for
general contractors, adjusters, public
adjusters and homeowners.

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY
Construction Estimator and Project
Manager – Estimating with Xactimate 24
and XactRemodel with Sketch
 Strong background in residential
home building, renovation, light
commercial, and tenant improvements
 Substantial experience preparing
estimates for disaster reconstruction,
residential home construction,
remodeling
 Customer service, residential
plan review, project management,
blueprint plan reading, coordinating
subcontractors, problem solving and
inspections with a keen eye for detail
 Conduct on-site inspections and
measurement diagrams
 Write scope of work for
adjusters and insurance companies
 Guide clients with respect to
feasible products and installation based
on their budget
 Communicate with suppliers and
subcontractors as to costs, schedules,
and scope of work
 E-mail & fax correspondence with
subs and suppliers to create a
documented paper trail
 Write, work up and help
implement change orders
 Hands-on experience in building
and framing new houses, custom
residential renovation, building from
blueprints, plumbing, electrical,
drywall, millwork and knowledge of HVAC
 Be a team player; coordinate and
communicate effectively with other
employees
 Provide excellent service to the
client
 Email, MS Word, Internet,
Xactimate 24 and XactRemodel with Sketch

WORK EXPERENCE
Residential Consulting & Estimating
2006 – 2010
Estimator using XactRemodel with Sketch
(Spring Hill, FL) - Provide a detailed
estimate for labor, material and other
components for residential remodeling
and light commercial projects; Estimates
developed from blueprints or hand
sketched drawings using Xactware with
Sketch; Negotiation, sales and marketing
contracts for customers; New and old
construction and house fire
reconstruction project estimates for
contractors and homeowners.

Woods Restoration Services
2006 -2006
Estimator using Xactimate 24 with Sketch
(Vero Beach, FL) – Prepare residential
estimates for adjusters and homeowners;
Meet with customers, estimate remodeling
project, and prepare proposal
documentation; Evaluate scope of work;
Follow-up restoration activities;
Negotiation, sales and marketing
contracts for customers; Coordinate
vendors, subcontractors and field
personnel.

Tigner General Contractors
2002 - 2005
Estimator and Project Manager (Pleasant
Hill, CA) – Prepare large loss disaster
estimates for adjusters and insurance
companies, Public Adjusters and
homeowners resulting from small $5K to
large $1.8M+ house fire or water damage;
Reconstruction of the customer’s home
back to its original condition to
include changes or upgrades to new
products and ideas; Prepare estimate and
write scope of work, coordinate
projects, order materials, schedule
subcontractors; Xactimate 2002 and
XactRemodel with Sketch 2003.

Regal General Contractors
2001 - 2002
Estimator (Houston, TX) – Disaster
restoration estimates. Construction
estimates prepared using Xactimate 2001
software, drawing on years of field
experience; Residential and commercial
jobs including mold and mildew
mediation, floodwater damages;
Negotiation, sales and marketing
contracts for customers; Xactimate 2001
workshop training course.

Coastline Construction
1999 - 2000
Project Estimator (Seattle, WA) --
Preparation of remodeling and renovation
estimates; Application of automated
Home-Tech Remodeling & Renovation Cost
Estimator software from initial project
plans to contract assembly including:
evaluation of ground and existing
structures, material package, labor
staff, permit and engineering
requirements; Retrofit training at the
University of Washington; Jobs up to
$400,000+.

Home-Fix
1987 - 1999
General Contractor (Issaquah, WA) –
Remodeling, Estimating and Sales of
various home improvement projects
throughout the Seattle area. Projects
include new kitchens and bathrooms,
carpentry, plumbing, electrical and many
other types of residential remodeling
projects; Tenant improvements for real
estate and private investment companies,
commercial and residential; Home-Tech
Cost Estimate software and Xactimate 5.8
(DOS)

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.
1985 - 1987
Superintendent (Bethesda, MD) --
Supervised multiple projects -- each
project consisted of 2-4 men; High-end
remodeling and custom projects range
$50K to $500K; Jobs consisted of major
kitchen, bath and large one and two-
story room additions.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
XactRemodel – with Sketch
Xactimate – 24 with Sketch
Water Damage Restoration
Certification 2005, Largo, Florida
Xactimate for Remodelers with
Sketch 2003 (Xactware), Orem, Utah
Xactimate 2001 with Sketch
(Xactware), Houston, Texas
Xactimate 2000 5.8 (DOS) to
Windows (Xactware), Los Angeles,
California
General Contractor’s License
(expired) (Virginia and State of
Washington)
Seismic Retrofit, University of
Washington Course, Seattle, Washington
Home Inspection Course, Home-
Tech, Seattle, Washington
Livingston High School,
Livingston, New Jersey

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
Construction Supervisor for 2-plex
United States Navy

INFORMATION
XactRemodel software on laptop
Ability to work remotely
Travel as required






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