Name : RWHarz[AT]
Industry Type : Building Products - Equipment
City & State : Black Forest, CO
Job Title Estimator
Relocation Preferences : West coast, San Antonio, TX., Chicago north
Objective : Play a key role in an estimating department utilizing my experiences and skills.
Resume :  
Email: rwharz[at]


Profit savvy construction estimator with extensive experience and success in capturing bids for commercial and residential projects
Create and sell winning proposals to decision-makers for large scale projects including complex variety of buyer options
Highly skilled contract developer, negotiator, and administrator
Builds long term business partnerships with suppliers and all levels within company
Proficient user of Timberline Estimating software, including Estimating Extended, Estimating Tools, Explorer, Database Editor, and Digitizer, as well as MS Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet
Successful account manager; overcomes pricing issues through top service and fast response as a problem solver
Extensive field experience as superintendent, foreman and journeyman carpenter; knows construction processes and profit factors from ground up

Recruited for expertise rebuilding databases and reorganizing estimating procedures.

SELECTBUILD ILLINOIS, LLC, Hanover Park, Illinois6 Years
A publicly held Chicago based carpenter contractor owned by SelectBuild a division of Building Material Holdings Corporation, Boise, Idaho

Estimator/Account Manager
Recruited for expertise in commercial and residential construction. Proposed, presented, negotiated and managed multi-million dollar construction contracts with developers and general contractors
Created database that enabled estimating department to bid commercial jobs
Created Excel spreadsheet for pricing materials that integrated with Timberline program
Reformatted existing databases resulting in eliminating job cost inaccuracies and accounting overages
Trained estimating department staff in software and application usage for increased accuracy and more competitive bids
Professionally managed contracts with developers and general contractors establishing successful long-term relationships
Presented proposals and overcame price competition by selling SelectBuilds reputation for quality and service


GUSTAFSON LINDBERG COMPANY, Buffalo Grove, Illinois 18+ Years A privately owned carpenter contractor widely diversified in residential and commercial building in the Chicago land area since 1954

Directed crews of up to 25 carpenters on residential and commercial projects
Coordinated manpower, materials and scheduling of sub-contractors
ensuring under budget costs and average 10% profit
Ability to assemble structurally challenging buildings under budget
i.e. banks, fire stations, hotels low-rise condominiums, retail and office buildings
Maintained high standard of safety on jobs sites reducing company losses and manpower turnover
Trained and supervised apprentices resulting in a higher skilled workforce
Teamed with estimating staff to complete more accurate commercial bids on time

MOUNTAIN TOP CONSTRUCTION, Mundelein, Illinois3 Years
A general contracting company specializing in interior retail build outs

Business Owner
Sole proprietor responsible for all aspects of bidding and installing retail interiors
Awarded conversion of Barnabys Restaurant into Ballys first concept restaurant/game room Tom Foolery, Park City, IL; one month conversion time completed in two weeks
Formed business association with design company Ullo & Associates fabricating and installing store fixtures and resin art ceilings and windows
Contracted installations in a wide variety of retail build-outs throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee region

Superintendent, Foreman, Journeyman union carpenter


Chicago District Counsel of Carpenters and Joiners of America
Apprentice Program
Graduated 1st in class

Wm. Rainey Harper College
Completed 1.5 years of core curriculum

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