Name : Kennesaw4
Industry Type : Building Owners
City & State : Matthews, NC
Job Title Director of Construction
Relocation Preferences : United States
Objective :

Resume :  

Qualifications :
Extensive management in a fortune 500 company.
Understanding of Project planning, Design, Construction, Quality control and Facility operations.
Liaison between Real Estate & Legal with an understanding of Property procurement, Lease negotiations & administration.
Managing remote activities of personal and out source professionals.
Strong negotiator, persuasive communicator with strong written and verbal skills.
Interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Cross departmental skills.
Prioritization and time management skills.
Strong Business acumen.
30 years in the industry with 14 at corporate executive management level.

Career Highlights:
Managed over $400 million dollars of property procurement and construction of 400 plus company owned locations.
Managed and completed $18 million dollar corporate office renovation and expansion.
Responsible for adding 700 plus retail stores to the chains.
Implemented several company policies to include project management process to reduce travel expenses to company
Implemented new lighting and control panel for all new stores with average energy saving of 15 to 20 % per store.
Diversified Construction History :
College dorms Restaurant chains BanksGymnasiumsAirport expansion
Hotels Hospital additions LibrariesClub HousesTowers
Retail stores Commercial facilities. CondominiumsTilt Wall Offices Buildings
Site Work Design Build Structural repair Department stores Buildind Renovations
Career Experience
Family Dollar Stores, Matthews, NC (1999 -2009)
Industry leading discount retailer with more than 6000 locations. Publicly traded fortune 500 company with posted revenues of over $ 7 billion dollars.

Director of Corporate Construction and Maintenance
Essential Duties Included:
Work with DC site selection team to evaluate sites for constructability for news DCs.,
Work with DC design team to coordinate ideas from Operations, Material Handling System needs, insurance requirements, engineering requirements, architectural issues, local and state building codes to produce the appropriate facility and site.
Oversee DC contract negotiations responsible for securing and analyzing bids, negotiate pricing and contract details, developing contracts and awarding work to qualified vendors.
Managed DC permitting and Inspections work with local authorities and insurance contracts to insure compliance with applicable codes.
Construction Management for DC use resources as required, for the timely delivery facilities with in bu review of construction documents, and coordination of trade to insure a successful outcome. Responsible for the oversight of all phases of construction, contractors schedule, budget and quality and resolution of job site issues.
Work with Corporate Management on corporate office expansion and facility systems design, repairs and upgrades, site and parking issues. Secure bids, negotiate and close contracts. Responsible for oversight of contractors schedule, budget and quality. Evaluate buildings for Lease or Purchase
Oversight of DC maintenance hire, train, develops and evaluates Facility Maintenance Managers with the DC network. .
Support DC maintenance assists the Facility Maintenance Managers in the repair of major breakdowns, implement system upgrades, budgeting issues, etc
Actively search for general maintenance improvement evaluates process improvements to make the maintenance departments more efficient and better able to support DC operations. Works with Facility Maintenance Managers to proactively identify ways to reduce maintenance costs and provide improved service levels to DC operations.
Negotiations maintenance contract works with Facility Maintenance Managers to improve their negotiation skills and oversee their results as necessary to secure the best suppliers at the best price. Director of New Store Construction
Oversee staff of 11 including Senior Project Manger, 6 Regional Construction Project Managers, 3 Coordinators and Assistant Project Manager.
Directs, hires, trains, terminates, disciplines, evaluates, develop, manage and set objectives for direct reports. Timely preparation and delivery of Performance Evaluations and Salary Reviews.
Implements processes for on-going development of department, including knowledge of roles, resources and processes. Provides input for growth of the department
Implementation of Company programs, procedures, methods and practices.
Plans and manage department processes and practices to ensure that programs are aligned with required goals and objectives.
Prepares, communicates and educates team on changes in policies and practices within the organization.
Provide coaching, direction and leadership support with in multiple departments
Lead collaboration between construction, real estate and legal for timely real estate submittal, lease execution and store completion.
Participates in site selection, design, construction, and operational turnover of new stores in assigned area, approximately 110 stores per year.
Oversee the development for an average of 200 Build to suits projects per year.
Oversee the purchase and development of all company owned stores, including site feasibility, Due-diligence, site investigation, design and construction.
Oversee company design and construction standards. Responsible for research and implementation cost saving measure, alternative construction methods, product and technology.
Work with maintenance department for required store maintenance/service.
Selection of corporate national account vendors. ( I.E. HVAC, lighting, electrical panels and signage)

1996 1999: Aaron Rents, Atlanta, GA
The nations leader in the rental, sales and lease ownership, and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics and home appliances and accessories. Publicly trade S & P small cap 600 companies.
Construction Manager
Oversee 5 construction project managers.
Responsible timely preparation and delivery of Performance Evaluations and Salary Reviews.
Project feasibility, store planning, project scheduling and store openings.
Oversee company design and construction standards.
Participates in site selection, design, construction, and operational turnover of new stores in assigned area, approximately 50 per year. ( I.E. tenant up fits ,build to suits ,landlord turnkeys and company owned location)
Develop and construct an average of 15 company owned stores per year, including site feasibility, Due-diligence, site investigation, design and construction.
Directly address required store maintenance/service with in defined region.
Selection of corporate national account vendors. ( I.E. HVAC, lighting and signage)

1979 1996: Allen Green Construction Co., Daytona Beach, FL
Project Manager, Estimator and Design Build Coordinator
Starting as a laborer I worked through all of the general construction trades, after 8 years of field training I moved My focus to learning the accounting and business aspects of the construction industry.
Education and Additional Skills:
Daytona Beach Community College Project Management - 1985
Spruce Creek High School 1979 to 1981

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