Name : Derek Sills
Industry Type : Building Owners
City & State : Houston, Tx
Job Title Project Manager
Relocation Preferences : Open
Objective : To secure a position with a successful company and apply my 20 plus years of experience with the firm.
Resume :  


Construction project manager with over 20 years of proven leadership experience successfully developing and overseeing small and large scale projects. Expertise lies in implementing strategic development projects, increasing revenue, and executing proper planning and controls to maximize human and equipment resources. Excellent communicator focused on building and strengthening relationships with clients, employees, and outside vendors.


Client DevelopmentDevelopment PlanningTerritory Management / Expansion
QC / ComplianceBuilding Codes / StandardsBudget / Cost Control
Personnel SelectionStrategic Product PositioningRevenue Driven
Excellent NegotiatorSub-Contractor ManagementConstruction Technical Expertise


Planned and developed $300M in construction project. Complete oversight of all operations and land development. This included initial economic assessment, environmental studies, and regulatory negotiations, through design selection, build-out, quality control, sales, and marketing. Impact: Project completed on time, within budget at 25% profit margin.

Conceived, planned, and built commercial retail projects. Complete oversight of attaining and managing sub-contractors, budget constraints, cost control, building codes, land development, and all environmental requirements. Impact: Projects delivered on time to the clients satisfaction and within budget.

Constructed over 800 homes from ground up. Partnered with architects, engineers, designers, land developers, homeowners, and city and government personnel to build to specification and design. Ensured that all homes were built to applicable building codes including Texas Windstorm guidelines and FEMA requirements. Ensured consistent quality standards throughout the entire process, including development, planning, marketing, sales, and cost control. Impact: High levels of customer satisfaction and quality products promoted new business and expanded future ventures and relationships.

Project manager for commercial building projects, including multi-story office buildings. Partnered with and supervised all subcontractors and suppliers, maintained quality control, and reviewed budget to actual expense records. Worked with governmental inspectors to insure compliance with applicable codes. Negotiated and administered all financing through completion and turnover to owners. Impact: Completed projects on schedule, maintained profits, and ensured continued and positive client relations.

Managed the business operations for successful construction and development companies. These companies operated in Texas with over six full time employees and approximately 50 regular sub-contractors for over 20 years. Managed all operational, financial, development, personnel, compliance, insurance, long term planning, banking relations, sales, and marketing of the businesses. Impact: Provided and ensured construction expertise to provide quality service, consistent profits, stable management, and excellent reputation.


B.B.A. - Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX



BUSINESS OBJECTIVE: To leverage 20 years experience managing all aspects of commercial, health care, medical, and residential construction to development into a management position with a growing, dynamic construction or related business in the Houston metro area.


October 2008 - Present
Project ManagerCitiscape International

Oversee all projects, Supervise all superintendents, sub contractors, vendors, estimating, maintaining budgets, Q/C, negotiating contracts as well as liaison between general contractor and client.

1984 May - 2008Thermal-Tech Homes, Inc Lake Jackson, TX
General Manager

Managed all company operations, including building project development; sub-contractor, financial, and personnel management; planning, budgeting, accounting, and negotiating with various governmental bodies as required. Oversaw all aspects of sales and marketing including advertising, working with outside advertising agencies in designing and producing advertising collateral, and finally handling the sale to customer.

Provided detailed supervision for all aspects of accounting, budgeting, estimating, financing & scheduling. Supervised all aspects of material management, time management, quality control of the construction work, budget management, financing and scheduling the work so that projects were completed on time and within budget to maximize profits.

Directed company operations, guiding through twenty years of changes in the market, anticipating market movement, and adjusted as required. Developed projects from inception through completion. Phase I began with initial economic analysis, proceeded though environmental studies, completed the engineering and design work, and completed the permitting process. Phase II of the project involved actual construction. During construction, supervised and managed the installation of roads, utilities, and the build-out of homes thorough to the final sale of the inventory. Phase III involved final marketing and completion of turnover from the company to the owner.

1980 1984Win Way Inc., Freeport, TX
Superintendent / Sales

Supervised approximately twenty employees. Scheduled projects for the department. Managed contracts specializing in fiberglass reinforced products, insulation, painting, scaffolding, and sandblasting while maintaining cost control and Q/C compliance.

Developed and conducted outside sales contacts for company bids, creating and cultivating a referral network of industry professionals and decision makers.

Responsible for maintaining safe work practices and compliance with all governmental and industry standards. Managed quality control on jobs inside the chemical plants.

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