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Name : Larry Cantwell
Industry Type : Senior COnstruction Project Manager
City & State : Seattle, WA
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Architects
Objective : west coast, HI
Resume :  
LAWRENCE CANTWELL
1129 226th Ave NE Sammamish, Washington 98074
206-200-4118

SENIOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Capital Project Management Retail / Restaurant Construction

Accomplished, visionary construction management professional with over 15 years of experience managing multimillion-dollar construction projects from concept to completion. Expertise developing project strategies, creating schedules and allocating resources to ensure project completion on time and within budget. Establish and maintain effective relationships with client senior management, outside agencies and contractors to ensure compliance with project plans, specifications, estimates, and state and federal regulations. Proven ability to build and lead highly skilled teams of construction and administrative staff.
CORE COMPETENCIES
Leadership & Mentoring
Contract Negotiations
Safety MonitoringProject Life Cycle
Resource Allocation
Focus on Detail Client Relations
Quality Assurance
Mentoring & Coaching
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
TOMMY BAHAMA GROUP, INC. Seattle, Washington2004 2008
Senior Project Manager
Managed the full life cycle of numerous retail and restaurant construction projects. Coordinated designers and architects. Prepared construction documents, estimates and schematics. Contributed to lease negotiations to ensure brand image continuity and budget compliance. Created and managed capital improvement budgets and annual construction budgets in excess of $20M. Hire, schedule and supervise contractor teams. Coordinate quality control efforts. Facilitated project closeouts and organized store set up for new retail stores and restaurants.
Key Achievements:
Successfully completed several multimillion-dollar retail and retail/caf new construction and remodel projects across multiple states on schedule and within budget.
Spearheaded Value Engineering (VE) efforts for several projects, realizing a savings of over $500K for $9M Las Vegas project, and over $300K for $8M Myrtle Beach project.
LMC CONSTRUCTION CO. Redmond, Washington1996 - 2004
Construction Manager
Administered business development and management of construction projects for the commercial, residential and food services industry valued at up to $500K. Negotiated and managed new contracts. Recruited, hired and supervised crews and subcontractors. Planned and executed project schedules. Created and managed budgets.
Key Achievements:
Instrumental in maintaining a consistent annual growth of 8%.
Successfully maintained an annual GPM average of over 25%
THE EAGLE GROUP, INC. Tacoma, Washington1992 - 1996
Special Projects Division Manager
Managed several multimillion-dollar commercial, retail and food service remodeling projects throughout Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Illinois. Created project estimates and negotiated contracts. Recruited and negotiated contracts with architects, consultants, engineers and contractors. Determined scope of and prepared timelines for capital projects. Prepared and managed annual capital improvement budgets.
Key Achievements:
Successfully maintained a GPM of 20%.
Steered new business development and managed contracts with several major local and national retail chains.
CDI CONSTRUCTION CO. Bellevue, Washington1988 1992
General Manager
Directed retail, commercial and residential tenant improvement projects valued at up to $900K. Coordinated business development and new client acquisition. Supervised and mentored office staff and construction employees. Coordinated budget control, estimating and project scheduling. Negotiated and managed contracts with subcontractors and vendors.
Key Achievements:
Triggered a 22% increase in annual sales.
Maintained an annual GPM of over 25%.


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Prior experience as Division Manager for Baker Pacific, Inc. and Steward Greacen Homes, and as
Regional Construction Manager for Winfield Homes.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Arts in Construction Management Almeda College Ogden, Utah
Construction Technology Training Cabrillo College Aptos, California
Construction Management Studies Clark Community College Vancouver, Washington
Construction Carpentry & Management US Navy
California State OSHA Hazardous Waste Management
Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) Hazardous Waste Management Training
Various Construction Law, Management and Safety Seminars
Real Estate Fundamentals
Real Estate Law







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